GUTSY-on-the-GO: Women’s Workshop with Award-winning Author, Dr. Sylvia Lafair
White Haven, PA, April 12, 2013–Award-winning author, leadership and communications expert, Dr. Sylvia Lafair, is bringing ideas from her latest book, “GUTSY: How Women Leaders Make Change,” to a national seminar series promoting effective communication strategies for women at work.
Sylvia Lafair will be traveling to Atlanta, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Napa Valley over the next few months.
Dr. Lafair’s recent research explores the messages women receive growing up about how to communicate, negotiate, and interact, and how those messages play out in careers.
“While for some women it’s easy to speak out, take risks, and lead change, others need a nudge to exude confidence. My techniques enable women to communicate more effectively in meetings, use specific power words to get points across, and offer shortcuts to working faster and smarter. The workshops are interactive and highly entertaining, too,” says Lafair.
As a consultant, Lafair has spent time in business settings showing teams how to take the best of the male capacity to be “daring” and the female strength of “caring” and blend them into a new mixture required for 21st Century leaders, simply called “sharing.”
Dr. Lafair says, “It’s no surprise men and women communicate differently, fight differently, negotiate differently, do business differently—it’s not right or wrong and one way isn’t better than the other. One key to success for women is to understand how to utilize their vital GUTSY side for effective workplace relationships.”
Lafair’s consulting firm, Creative Energy Options, Inc. (CEO) with offices in PA and CA is known for pioneering work in leadership development. While CEO has been recognized two years in a row by Leadership Excellence for success with its program, Total Leadership Connections, Lafair’s first book, “Don’t Bring It to Work,” (Jossey Bass, 2009) has won eight literary awards.
Talk about GUTSY, Sylvia Lafair, PhD, hiked the Inca Trail into Machu Picchu, ate indiscernible stew in the Amazon, bungee jumped in New Zealand, and studied with monks in China. When she lands long enough, she writes, speaks and leads seminars.
Dr. Lafair retooled her skills as a noted family therapist and transitioned into a leadership expert and executive coach, assisting teams in finding the sweet spots of cooperation and productivity.
To register for the workshops either email Maryjane@ceoptions.com or visit, http://www.eventbrite.com/.com and search “It’s Good to Be GUTSY” in your location or call 570-636-3858.
Total Leadership Connections Program Celebrates a Decade of Success
WHITE HAVEN, Pa., May 31, 2012 — Creative Energy Options, INC. announces new data showing how their highly respected leadership program helps leaders succeed over years.
“It’s not just another flavor of the month,” said Denise Fantuzzi, President of DF Consulting.
In its second decade, with the 52nd class convening July 18-20 (http://www.ceoptions.com), the numbers are strong. Partnering with the statistics department at East Stroudsburg University, they researched how the innovative concepts and tools of the Total Leadership Connections program help leaders develop.
Leadership Expert and Author Sylvia Lafair Wins 8th Book Award from Paris Book Festival
WHITE HAVEN, Pa., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Just ask Dr. Sylvia Lafair about why we spend billions of dollars to solve stress and conflict-related issues at work and you will hear an earful.
“We have been looking in all the wrong places,” Lafair states. Based on research in her book that continues to rack up awards, she helps us see the shocking similarity between how we behaved in our original organization, the family, and how we bring the patterns we learned as children right into our present organization, the workplace.
Sylvia Lafair PhD wins SEVENTH AWARD for Leadership Book “Don’t Bring It to Work”
The seventh award is from the London Book Festival, an annual competition celebrating books receiving recognition from this international publishing capital.
“I am thrilled that my book is being honored. Knowing the competition was strong and my book continues to be a resource for understanding the core of business relationships means a lot to me” said Lafair who speaks frequently about leadership development and communications at corporate and association conferences.
Influential Speaker and Author Sylvia Lafair Wins Spot in Top 20 Business Books for Emerging Leaders and New Managers
White Haven Pa. December 19, 2011 — They call her Dr. Transformation. While Sylvia Lafair PhD, president of Creative Energy Options (www.sylvialafair.com) and author of award winning book “Don’t Bring It to Work” (ISBN 978-0470404362 Jossey Bass Publishers) knows the biggest and most costly problems in the work environment today are conflict and related stress. She also knows that once leaders and managers learn to observe, understand, and transform what pushes their buttons, they can help all employees overcome the distractions of arguing and disputes – and as a dynamic speaker she shares her insights with audiences around the world.
Do It Differently in 2012 –Company President Reveals New Version of GUTSY WOMEN WEEKEND RETREAT
December 26, 2011 – White Haven, PA
There is a huge demand for women’s leadership programs that go beyond motivational seminars to the heart of how women can be change agents in today’s competitive work setting.
The GUTSY WOMEN WEEKEND RETREAT offers answers to start the New Year with new perspectives. It will roll out in 8 U.S. cities in 2012, including San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Manhattan hosted by women leaders and facilitated by Sylvia Lafair PhD, President of Creative Energy Options (CEOinc).
“Don’t Bring It to Work” published by Jossey Bass and written by Sylvia Lafair, PhD, President of Creative Energy Option, Inc.,(CEO), won a third book award from the New York Book Festival. This annual competition celebrates books deserving greater recognition from the world publishing capital. The judging is a multifaceted process going through several tiers of evaluation “I’m honored to have been acknowledged knowing the competition was strong and I’m proud to be recognized with such a distinguished group of authors,” said Lafair. Her award winning book “Don’t Bring It to Work” has been ranked in the top of Amazon’s Best Selling Workplace books.
Business Leadership Expert Hosts “GUTSY WOMEN” Leadership Program
June 6, 2011 – White Haven, PA
Sylvia Lafair PhD, award winning author of “Don’t Bring It to Work” and President of Creative Energy Options (CEO, Inc.) will host the powerful GUTSY WOMEN Week-end Retreat August 5-7 at her corporate training facility, The Country Place in Pa.
This program shines the spotlight on what women want and need in today’s ever changing world. With her years of executive coaching and research Dr. Lafair puts things in perspective “That old battle of the sexes still lives. What is great is that now we know it really is all in our heads! Yet, learning how to communicate based on our brain differences turn that battle to be understood into a powerful partnership.”
GUTSY Women Leaders Make Change
White Haven, PA -May 23, 2011
In honor of Women’s Health Month and International Women’s Day, Sylvia Lafair PhD, is doing a double launch of her newest book “GUTSY! How Women Leaders Make Change” and her “GUTSY Women Week-End Retreat” May 20-22. The new event will be held at her corporate training facility, The Country Place in Northeastern Pa. Women, at the forefront of business, are making positive changes happen every day in every way by redefining leadership, and Dr. Lafair is here to give the short cuts to amazing success.
How to be Calm, Comfortable, and Relaxed during a Speech or Presentation
White Haven, PA, – January 26, 2011
Results First Training, Inc. and Creative Energy Options, Inc. are teaming up to offer a new workshop to improve your presentations skills. Whether you’re making your first big keynote address, presenting a new concept to your boss, or making a sales presentation, this workshop from business and communication experts will give you the confidence and skill needed to be calm, comfortable, and relaxed during your speeches and presentations.
Business Leadership Expert to Host Women’s Leadership Program.
White Haven, PA – January 6, 2011
Sylvia Lafair, PhD, award winning author of “Don’t Bring It to Work” and President of Creative Energy Options, Inc.(CEO) will host the popular WELL, “Women Executive Leadership Learning” program. The two-day event, “REINVENT YOURSELF”, will focus on determining what it means to be a female leader in today’s world. This workshop puts the spotlight on what women leaders want and need in today’s complex world. The session will be held at The Country Place Retreat and Conference Center located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Pre-registration is suggested. The session begins at11:00am on Wednesday, March 2nd and will conclude at 4:00pm on Thursday, March 3rd.
Build and Give Team Building Helps Kids and Teams
White Haven, PA – October 14, 2010
The staff of Attalus Capital, a Philadelphia based investment management firm, recently participated in “Build and Give”, a unique team building event facilitated by Mary Jane Saras, Vice President of Leadership Development for Creative Energy Options, Inc., a consulting firm focused on optimizing workplace relationships.
Business Leadership Expert and Keynote Speaker Sylvia Lafair Wins Prestigious Book Award
White Haven, PA -September 21, 2010
“Don’t Bring It to Work” published by Jossey Bass and written by Sylvia Lafair, PhD, President of Creative Energy Options, Inc.,(CEO), has recently been named “Best Book” from Nautilus Books in the Business and Leadership Category. The book was featured at the Book Expo in New York City. The judging is a multifaceted process going through several tiers of evaluation. Judges include editors, college professors, writers and publishers.