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Rhonda Scharf

Consultant, Speaker, Trainer and Author who works with organizations to save time, money and sanity.

Insightful … humorous … entertaining … even contagious ☺ … words that are often used to describe Rhonda Scharf. A speaker/consultant with the uncanny ability to look at the normal and see something quite different. <br> <br> Rhonda is a Professional Speaker, Trainer, Author and Consultant, based in Ottawa. She has worked with tens of thousands of people in 13 different countries. In 2004 Rhonda served as the National President of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), has served on the Board of the Global Speakers Federation and is named in the current edition of “Who’s Who in Professional Speakers” (where she has been listed since 1998). <br> <br> She's funny, she's real, and she's ON THE RIGHT TRACK!
How To Deal With Explosive

How To Deal With Explosive Anger

Ever been on the receiving end of an angry tirade that turned threatening? That's exactly what happened to me Saturday on
07/14/2017 15:43 EDT
How To Survive At

How To Survive At Work

We've all had to deal with difficult people at work. We often work with people we don't like and sometimes we work with people who don't like us.
06/27/2017 15:45 EDT
Yes, Men And Women Are From The Same

Yes, Men And Women Are From The Same Planet

About 15 years ago, it was widely publicized that men and women came from "different planets," and therefore did not speak the same language. I not only disagree with this notion, I take offence to it.
06/19/2017 12:31 EDT
You Could Be The Office Email Bully And Not Even Know

You Could Be The Office Email Bully And Not Even Know It

I'm willing to bet that the person involved in the email confrontation was not aware that she was being unfair, humiliating, potentially malicious or vindictive. I'm willing to bet that these people thought they were handing the situation clearly and in a businesslike manner. That was not the case.
06/07/2017 12:45 EDT
The 7 Deadly Sins Of Business

The 7 Deadly Sins Of Business Meetings

When conducted effectively, meetings can inspire and ignite motivation, lead to higher performing teams and a stronger bottom line. However, more than $37 billion is wasted each year in unproductive meetings--and that's in the United States, alone. Admins need to minimize the wasted time in meetings and maximize the productive time. Once you're aware of my Seven Deadly Sins of Meetings, you'll be able to better plan, organize, participate in and facilitate great meetings.
05/25/2017 12:44 EDT
Imaginary Arguments In Your Head Will Only Get You So Far At

Imaginary Arguments In Your Head Will Only Get You So Far At Work

A former colleague holds complete conversations in his head with people with whom he is angry. He rarely speaks directly with the other person. This anger in his mind continues to build because of his frustration, yet he never lets the other person know that he is frustrated and subsequently angry.
05/17/2017 03:52 EDT
Preventing Burnout Is A Choice We Should Make Every

Preventing Burnout Is A Choice We Should Make Every Day

When do you decide you're under too much stress? When do you call in sick and take a mental health day? When do you put you at the top of your to-do list? Not often enough, I say - and when we do, it's usually because our body has given us no choice in the matter.
05/10/2017 03:01 EDT
I've Fallen (But I Can Get

I've Fallen (But I Can Get Up)

When we get discouraged, it is easy to just give up. To take that "all or nothing" attitude and walk away from it all. It would be easy to sit on the couch and rationalize that I can't exercise at all because my knee was injured. To stop looking at the college pamphlets; to resign yourself that you will never get a promotion; to eat that extra large piece of chocolate cake because you deserve it! It would be easy to give up.
04/28/2017 10:08 EDT
Unplugging From Your Phone Is More Rewarding When It's A

Unplugging From Your Phone Is More Rewarding When It's A Choice

Most of us have rules about our phones. No phones at the dinner table. No phones in the bedroom. No phones while flying, driving, or walking. Instead of a rule, let's make a choice. Let's decide to make connections with people, situations and experiences, and see how much better life is.
04/11/2017 01:29 EDT