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David's extensive list of presentation topics gives meeting planners and speaker's bureaus the opportunity to find a keynote or seminar that's exactly suited to their needs. His meaningful, yet often humorous, content touches on many of the issues affecting us in today's ever-changing world.

Put stress, work-life balance, change management and burn-out under the microscope at your next conference. David's lively, inspirational and interactive style is not only entertaining and motivational, but packed with content, humour and plenty of worthwhile tips.

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  • Round Pegs. Square Holes. The Stress of Trying to Be What You’re Not

    Suitable for Keynote or Seminar

    Today’s world is full of big expectations. The pace is fast, there’s too much work and the pressures to perform are high. It’s no wonder people become disconnected from themselves and the normal rhythms of living.

    Everywhere we look we see people who can’t understand why they are stressed: people with schedules they can’t handle; exhausted introverts trying to be more outgoing; high school students trying to learn at 8:00 in the morning when they’re half-asleep; people in careers they don’t like. 

    When individuals struggle to be what they’re not designed to be, the result is high stress, poor health, low performance and general unhappiness. They are round pegs trying to fit into square holes.

    Join Doc Calm for a look at....
    Becoming more self-aware and getting to know yourself better
    Understanding the conflict between natural time and artificial time
    How sleep deprivation is so dangerous, yet so easy to fix
    Introversion and extroversion - where you fit on the spectrum
    How live in sync with who you are

  • Treating Workplace Stress: A Doctor’s Prescription

    Designed For Supervisors, Middle Managers, Corporate Executives
    Suitable for Keynote or Seminar

    As the pace of work continues to increase, the economy sputters and jobs are in short supply,organizations and the people who run them keep ramping up the stress levels on their employees. Some workers wear their stress like a badge of honour; others resign themselves to what they see as the “new normal” and accept the situation as “the way it is”.

    The real truth is that workplaces are making people sick. Not enough people are talking about it, and when they do, no one is listening.

    Join best selling author and renowned speaker on stress, David Posen MD, for a revealing look at workplace stress - what’s causing it and what can cure it.

    Discover ...
    The scope and cost of workplace stress.
    How the conspiracy of silence affects everyone.
    The misconceptions about productivity.
    The fallacy of face time and the futility of long hours.
    The myth of multi-tasking.
    Simple, yet enlightened strategies to fix the problem.

  • Stress Mastery

    Suitable for Keynote or Seminar

    Stress is a fact of life – but it doesn’t have to be a way of life. Many people use the word without actually understanding what it means. In this clarifying and reassuring presentation, Dr. Posen demystifies the subject by explaining the fundamentals of stress theory without the jargon and then, most importantly, what to do about it.   Filled with insights and “aha” moments, Doc Calm will make stress less intimidating and give you tips and techniques to master it.

    What stress is, how to recognize it and where it comes from.
    The simple PPP formula for taming stress in your life.
    Time management tips to help you control your day.
    How the way you think affects the way you feel.
    How simple lifestyle changes can profoundly improve your energy and your mood.

  • Be Good to Yourself AND the Bottom Line

    Suitable for Keynote or Seminar

    In today’s dynamic work world, a staggering number of people choose to take care of business instead of taking care of themselves. Not only is it a bad personal decision, but in the end it’s just as destructive for the business. The reality is that good health and self-care can not only co-exist with business success, but actually promote it. With a little persuasion and a touch of humour, Doc Calm will show you how to be good to yourself and improve the bottom line.

    Learn To:
    Discover five simple self-care strategies that leverage productivity.
    Understand the relationship between stress and performance.
    Discover a tool to monitor your stress and pace yourself.
    Marvel at some paradoxical truths, including when Less is More.

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  • Workplace Stress: How It’s Hammering Your Bottom Line

    Designed For Top-Level Corporate Executives
    Suitable for Keynote or Seminar

    Today’s corporate agendas are tied to the premise of more - more units sold, more clients seen, more billable hours. Everyone wants bigger profits and more growth. Unless you can measure it, it didn’t really happen. No one has taken a hard look at what the quest for more has really done to the bottom line. Until now.

    Join best selling author and renowned speaker on stress, David Posen MD, for an up-close and honest look at what’s going on under the hood of corporate engines across North America.

    Discover ...
    The misconceptions about productivity.
    The real business cost of workplace stress.
    The fallacy of face time and the futility of long hours.
    The myth of multi-tasking.
    How a top-down approach can make a real difference.

  • The Stress of Success

    Designed For Business Owners, C-Suite Execs and Professionals
    Suitable for Keynote or Seminar

    There's an old piece of wisdom that says, "Be careful what you wish for”. For many people who have struggled to get ahead and find success, those words speak volumes. They’ve discovered that stress
    doesn't diminish with success – it simply changes. In fact, they just trade one set of problems for another.

    Entrepreneurs, CEO’s, new managers and every executive in between will know that Dr Posen speaks their language when they hear him talk. Join David for a thoughtful presentation that looks at how to
    manage your stress and your life once you reach the level of success you've been striving for.

    How to deal with overload and complexity as success spins off new problems.
    How to protect your work time for the things that matter most.
    How to maintain your energy and enthusiasm.
    How to reap the rewards of your success: time, adventure, and giving back.

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  • Running on Empty: Manage Your Energy, Manage Your Stress

    Suitable for Keynote or Seminar

    Bank accounts work on a simple premise: you have to put money in before you can take money out. Our bodies are exactly the same. How can you draw on energy to combat stress, if there’s nothing in the bank?

    This could be the most revealing time you’ll spend in years. Doc Calm explains how acute stress generates quick energy, yet chronic stress drains it. Using the players in the NHL as his examples, he demonstrates the link between increasing energy and reducing stress; and he does it all with rock-solid logic and a good dose of humour.

    You’ll Learn:
    What a healthy stress cycle looks like and how to use it to pace yourself.
    Why sleep is so crucial and how to get what you need.
    How sugar and caffeine can actually drain you of energy.
    Why exercise is an “energy factory.”
    How to create a “flow state” for better psychic energy.

  • Taking Care of the Caregiver

    Suitable for Keynote or Seminar

    People in the “helping professions” – nurses, doctors, the clergy, etc., - have always known that caregiving is draining, both physically and emotionally. But the same applies to people caring for elderly or
    ailing relatives or those with special needs. How can caregivers continue to give support if they’re not paying attention to their own needs?

    Designed to benefit both professionals and non-professionals alike, Dr Posen’s presentation helps caregivers understand the importance of reducing stress, caring for personal needs and putting a little
    breathing room back into life.

    How to monitor your physical and emotional energy.
    How to pace yourself and know your limits.
    Why time-outs are so important and how to find diversion.
    How to avoid and deal with compassion fatigue.

  • The Lifestyle Balancing Act

    Suitable for Keynote or Seminar

    With all the demands made on us by work, family and friends, finding a comfortable work-life balance can seem like a utopian dream. Take heart. Throughout this fully enjoyable and lively session Doc Calm has a trunk full of strategies to achieve it.

    David Posen helps us to envision what a pleasing balance would look like and teaches us that our jobs are not our lives. It’s all about balance – balancing time, energy and the way we look at ourselves.

    To take a snapshot of where you are now with regard to work-life balance.
    The seven things that “tip us over” on the work-life balance scale.
    To identify ways to work smarter and fresher to reduce overtime hours.
    Seven ways to make time for leisure when there is no time for leisure.
    To discover “the other you”.

  • Get a Grip. You Have More Control Than You Think

    Suitable for Keynote or Seminar

    There are lots of things we don’t control: the weather, the economy, government policy and other people’s behaviour. But there are others we do command: the way we behave, how we think and the lifestyle choices we make.
    The lesson? Take more control in those areas and good things will start to happen.

    Join Dr David Posen for a thoroughly enjoyable yet informative session focused on enhancing your energy, building resilience and taking control of your life.

    How to deal with overload.
    How to change the way you feel by changing the way you think.
    A simple visual tool for monitoring stress and pacing yourself.
    Four simple lifestyle modifiers that will change your life.
    How you can choose what stresses you.

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