Don Marlette is a dedicated researcher, teacher, and presenter in the area of Personal Growth, holding a BA in Philosophy, a M.Div. in Theology, as well as a certified hypnotherapist. The insights he shares are the fruit of study and work, as well as his experiences during his time as a Benedictine Monk.
Workshops and Seminars with Don are designed to be educational, entertaining, and practical. Learning is never enough; wisdom comes from doing!
Below are the topics that Don can choose in order to create a seminar or workshop that is most appropriate for your audience. Don works with you to tailor a program based on your unique objectives and your audience's needs.
Self-Discovery Don presents a powerful process for developing and expanding your enthusiasm, for being who you really are and what you are truly capable of being. Healthy self-esteem is the most essential ingredient in our mental, physical, and emotional well-being. For many, it will be the first time they truly understand self-esteem and how to use it to enrich their lives.
What is "Self-Awareness"? Who needs it and why?
Learning to distinguish between "SELF-IMAGE" and "SELF-ESTEEM"
Realizing your own uniqueness, worth, value, and importance
Creating the awareness for overcoming fear, worry, guilt, anger, and ineffectiveness
Building your confidence, creativity, prosperity, and peace of mind
Paradigms Don takes the audience behind the scenes of the mind to explore the working of our internal Control Center. The critical difference in our success lies in our beliefs, attitudes, and mindset.
Introduction to your "BELIEF TANK"
Understanding the REALITY FILTER and your decision-making process
Changing your perspectives; how to break out of the box
Bringing alignment to your values and your beliefs
Embracing the WILLINGNESS to take risks
Goal Setting Don presents a profound technique for helping participants select the goals which are the most appropriate for them. He helps them clarify where they want to go by helping them create a compelling personal and professional mission.
Understanding the difference between a "GOAL" and a "PURPOSE"
Distinguishing the difference between "WISHES," "WANTS," and "NEEDS"
Determining what your TRUE DESIRES really are
Aligning your personal mission with your company's mission
Understanding the five ingredients that make up a TRUE GOAL
Action for Results It's not enough just to awaken people to their potential, nor merely to tell them what they ought to accomplish. We must also show them how to achieve their goals by teaching specific skills and techniques.
Going from VAGUE thinking to creating SPECIFIC GOALS
Defining the difference between IMPORTANT, URGENT and BUSYWORK
Developing a seven-step plan for achieving your goals
Learning the secret of planning backwards and working forwards
Defining Time Management, establishing a precise SCHEDULE
Understanding the importance of PRIORITIZING
Understanding motivation (a motive or a reason for action) and how to use this understanding to fire yourself up
Developing FOCUS and COMMITMENT
Staying determined, yet FLEXIBLE
Mind Power Don maintains that in order for positive change to take place, positive change must first take place in our MIND!
Understanding the functions of both the conscious and subconscious mind
Recognizing the difference between "BELIEFS" and "REALITY"
Recognizing man's greatest power: "The Power To Choose his Thoughts"
Learning to use the mind to be PRO-ACTIVE instead of RE-ACTIVE
Learning scientifically proven methods for positively programing the subconscious
Creating the kinds of affirmations and self-talk that will produce the results you want
Learning a special VISUALIZATION MIND EXERCISE
Learning how to relax and let your SUCCESS MECHANISM work for you
Follow-Through Success does not always go to the brightest or the fastest among us, but often to the one who is most relentlessly persistent. Developing an attitude of "I-can-stick-to-it," can be the difference between success and failure. No one is ever remembered for what they started, only for what they have finished. Skills can be taught; attitude is a decision. Don facilitates a process that allows participants to choose an attitude that will bring them the best results.
Understanding what attitude is
Discovering the secrets for developing a positive attitude
Learning how to create your own intense drive and commitment
Learning how to stay FOCUSED, maintain your enthusiasm, and continue to be PRODUCTIVE even through CHANGE and turbulent times
Learning the methods for staying determined -- yet flexible
Learning the attributes of a winner. Everyone falls -- Winners get up
Developing the tenacity for taking one more step, and not quitting
Responsibility Don looks at responsibility as our ability to RESPOND appropriately and effectively.
Understanding RESPONSIBILITY and ACCOUNTABILITY
RESPONSIBILITY vs. BLAME
Accepting the consequences for your actions and deeds
INITIATIVE and CREATIVITY are your birthrights
Taking charge and going for RESULTS
People Skills Our greatest source of joy is derived from our relationships with others. We get what we want out of life only by working with and through others. People skills are the key to effective leadership, greater sales, and exemplary customer service. Don teaches the skills for creating more effective communication. This helps people develop more rewarding interaction and fulfilling personal and professional relationships.
Understanding both your needs and the needs of others
Separating the real person from his or her physical appearance and deeds
Learning Active Listening, and why it's more important to be interested than interesting
Developing the art of empathy and mutual respect for others.
Learning how to create Win/Win situations. Work with others for a common good.
Learning the difference between being "ASSERTIVE" and "AGGRESSIVE"
Learning how to deal with difficult people, and the secrets for resolving conflict
Learning the secrets for building supportive, long-lasting, rewarding relationships