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Paying Attention to Tension

  • 17 Sep 2009
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Rubbermaid/IRWIN
Speaker: Bob DeMers


As an HRD professional, leveraging tension is critical towards successfully managing changeundefinedwhether with those you train, coach, or lead, members of your team, organization, or businessundefinedor yourself.

But what is tension? How does tension impact the field of Human Resource Development? Those you work with? The organization you work for? Yourself as a professional?

In Paying Attention to Tension, you will:

  • Identify the real reason for change
  • Define the five levels of tensionundefinedand their critical role in determining how change initiatives should be managed
  • Identify how tension dictates the differences between those receptive to changeundefinedand those who are not
  • Discover why Pareto’s Principle is always a function of tension
  • Be introduced to the ChangeGrid™ change management tool
  • Complete an on-line ChangeGrid™ survey, and have your results reviewed during the presentation.

If you’ve never had the opportunity to pay attention to your own tension, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

The Speaker 
Bob DeMers is the founder and principal of Coaching Works www.coaching-works.net, a coaching, consulting, team-building, and leadership development firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. He brings to the table a broad range of professional experience - as a television meteorologist at a number of mid/major television markets across the country, a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, and certified professional coach, business consultant, and long-term business owner. His deep understanding of the nature of change – the quantum elements that drive change in weather, the internal forces that drive change in people, and the systemic forces driving change in organizations – give him the capacity to assist individuals, teams, and organizations to effectively, meaningfully, and proactively manage and create change for the better, even in the most challenging of circumstances.

Bob is a Certified ChangeWorks® Analyst (CCA), Certified ChangeWorks® Certifier (CCC), Certified MasterStream® Practitioner (CMSP), WorkPlace BigFive ProFile (WB5P) consultant, Certified Professional Coach, Certified Mediator, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC).

Residing in Huntersville, NC, he is married to his lovely wife Elaine, and together they have an amazing eleven year-old (going on 21) daughter. With the baseball season now in full swing, it’s also important to recognize that Bob is a die-hard Red Sox fan!

Bob can be reached by email at bobdemers@coaching-works.net or by phone at         704-731-5670  (office) or  704-280- 3725       (mobile).

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