Juliet helps attendees learn the pivotal difference between activity and productivity. She teaches them a streamlined method for personal process improvement – leading to more creativity and engagement. She helps executives, managers and teams answer the critical question “What thoughts deserve my full attention today?”
Juliet regularly wows audiences as a high-impact, high-energy speaker. Yet her deeper mission is to show organizations how WhiteSpace® can change the negative patterns and behaviors that prevent them from achieving optimum results. Her clients include a number of Fortune 100 companies and span a wide array of industries, from financial services to technology, manufacturing to the military- executive workshops to audiences as large as 7,000.
Incredibly intuitive, Juliet successfully blends highly customized content with a keen understanding of clients’ needs in her programs and consulting work. With a unique blend of charisma, humor and tough love, she has the uncanny ability to connect with people at all levels, compelling them to make real, lasting change. Yet beneath her powerful assets, she is both authentic and accessible. As a busy corporate speaker and consultant, business owner, wife, and mother of three young boys, she practices on a daily basis the WhiteSpace® concept she shares with clients.
Juliet Funt is a force for change in organizations around the world, helping them find their WhiteSpace, recharge their people and reclaim their passion for work.
- Feed the Fire - How taking a minute to think changes the nature of work
Do you wish you could stop the mayhem of work and life for a brief moment and just take a minute? Do you sense you could contribute more if there was a little more room in the day? Many people feel this way, but taking a restorative pause has felt impossible—until now. You’re not alone in yearning for freedom from constant reactivity. Today’s global workforce is so fried that it belongs in the food court of a county fair. We’re relentlessly behind the curve, attending to crisis everywhere, and our 3 a.m. insomnia provides the day’s only unscheduled time to think. What we need again in our lives is the missing element of white space—short periods of open, unscheduled time that, when recaptured, change the very nature of work. White space is the stepping back, the strategic pause, and the oxygen that allows the sparks of our efforts to catch fire. It’s yours to reclaim, and this session will show you how. In this lively session based on Juliet Funt’s new book, A Minute to Think, you’ll receive the permission, framework, and direction you need to regain control of your overloaded, caffeinated, inbox-worshiping workday and find a precious minute. Using memorable stories and razor-sharp instruction, Juliet will help you rediscover the meaning of your work, the way out of burnout and the liberty of your time.
- Next Normal
Sometime soon, we’ll return to the office. Or some of us will. And some will not. And for the first time in many of their careers, employees will need to settle into workflows that involve location varied teams as never before. The key to thriving in this new environment will be a focus not on where people work, but on how. Teams that have common language, mindsets and practices will soar above their differences in setting. Others will struggle without these commonalities. It’s actually possible for teams to come together around all sorts of norms that support them regardless of where they work, because efficiency is portable. The communication choices teams make, the way they use time, the boundaries they set around technology, respect they hold for off-time, and the short-cuts in language that make work easier. All of these are portable. In this loving yet highly tactical session, Juliet Funt will share new research on the fatigue and morale challenges that teams across industries are facing as they enter phase-two of COVID-19 professional recovery, (a phase that will be long and devoid of the helpful adrenalin of phase-one.) She’ll give tactical advice on how to unify around a critical tool called a “Reductive Mindset,” and give your attendees a playbook for success regardless of what work challenges they walk into next.
- Critical Skills For Virtual Presenting
Many executives, sales teams and other professionals have spent decades learning to be charismatic and effective in front of an audience—in person, that is. But when circumstances force them to present important material through the tiny, intimidating lens of a webcam, many find their skills sorely lacking and confidence evaporating. There’s no feedback, no faces to watch and no way to see “how it’s going” in order to course correct. The truth is that creating vitality, connection, and content flow in a virtual presentation is harder than it looks. But like so many things, with training, practice, and a little loving feedback, the live/virtual gap can be closed. In this action packed session, you’ll get there by meeting Juliet Funt, a globally beloved veteran of the keynote stage and a frequent virtual presenter to audiences of thousands. In this content-packed session, she’ll walk through the specific, detailed process of converting a live presentation for the virtual audience. A content-rich opening will segue into live coaching of up to three participants, allowing interactive learning to take place as the rest of your audience observes. Also included will be a pre-presentation checklist right from Juliet’s personal files. Whatever you are saying in your business presentations, chances are it has never been more important. Elevate your skills and you’ll elevate your results.
- The Work From Home Efficiency Gap
Teams across the world have been forced to work from home because of COVID-19. Dedicated employees worked quickly to create a functional workflow, but then learning stopped. This situation is worrisome because a functional workflow is different from an optimized workflow. The signs of this skill gap are showing. According to Bloomberg, 45 percent of workers are already burned out. The workday has become three hours longer. It is clear that a self-taught work-from-home approach will not get us through this next phase. It is time to go to the advanced level of WFH thoughtfulness and structure. In this session, Juliet will teach your team a repeatable framework that will increase focus and effectiveness. The tools and practices that she will share in the presentation will give inexperienced virtual and in-office workers the boost they need to succeed during these unprecedented times and will allow more experienced workers to master every task they tackle. She will also share fresh data on employee morale and fatigue. Most companies were much more tolerant of wasted time before the pandemic. Improving efficiency and team communication skills were merely nice to have. Now and for the foreseeable future, these skill sets have become critical for success. Juliet is the perfect guide for helping you master them.