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"No Ordinary Joe" Workshop Series (4 x 90-min. sessions)

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The No Ordinary Joe workshop series takes participants through a series of discussions and exercises aimed at self-discovery and the development of a sense of clarity with respect to who we are, what we represent, and where we are headed. As a “No Ordinary Joe” himself, Joe has not only facilitated these sessions for years, but he practices the principles and concepts of these workshops on a daily basis. Being a No Ordinary Joe is about simply being YOU, an Ordinary Jo(e) who lives an EXTRAORDINARY life. That’s what makes being a No Ordinary Joe so special. While it’s great to learn from and strive to be the next Steve Jobs or Oprah Winfrey, we all have something within us that makes us uniquely special. These workshops will help you create and maintain a lifestyle that is fueled by passion and driven by purpose. Learn how to exude CONFIDENCE, develop a hunger for GROWTH, be CONSISTENT in your approach, resulting in the creation of a lifestyle that is SUSTAINABLE and congruent to your values, your identity, and your vision.

CONFIDENCE. GROWTH. CONSISTENCY. SUSTAINABILITY.

No Ordinary Joe Workshop Series
Each workshop is 1.5 hours in length and includes discussion and interactive exercises to maximize learning and encourage retention, resulting in simple yet impactful changes that build confidence and create consistency of behaviours.

#1 March 6th: Identity 101 – The Foundation for Life and Business
Session Summary
Before we can find our “why” or discover our passions or define our purpose in life, we must begin the journey of self discovery by asking ourselves the age-old question “who am I?” By clearly articulating a sense of self and identity, we can only then begin the delve into our development as individuals or as leaders. Defining a true sense of self while understanding and identifying the things that shape us, leads to an overwhelming sense of confidence and clarity. Confidence in knowing who we truly are, as well as the confidence to know who we are NOT.

What You Will Learn
This session will delve into the factors that shape and influence our identity, both internally and externally, uncovering things about ourselves we often overlook. By understanding the importance of our personal definition of who we are, beyond social media personas and societal constructs, participants will learn how to take charge of how they view themselves and what they represent to others. With a clearly defined identity statement, participants will begin the journey of understanding the link between identity and confidence and how this results in greater clarity of thoughts, words, and actions. Identity. Confidence. Clarity. The beginning of a journey towards a life fueled by passion and driven by purpose.

The Outcome - CONFIDENCE


#2 March 8th: Curiosity and Creativity – A Life of Growth, Discovery & Opportunity

Session Summary
Did you know that humans are actually “hard-wired” to be curious? That our brains are built to explore and acquire new information, with some referring to humans as “informavors” – consumers of information. So, why and how do we lose this thirst for new information and experiences and furthermore, the ability to exercise new muscles in the brain that result in creative energy and innovation. Curiosity is the stimulus for growth and the foundation for establishing creative outlets for our newfound knowledge. Curiosity leads us to new experiences and opportunities for learning that result in discoveries about ourselves and the world around us, further influencing our identity and sense of self. Curiosity cultivates creativity, resulting in self discovery, personal growth, and innovation.

What You Will Learn
Participants in this session will discuss the influencers and environments that lead to enhancing curiosity and creating conditions that are conducive to creativity and innovation. As well, participants will be asked to reveal their own personal enemies of curiosity that stunt their creativity and penchant for innovation. As we uncover our own personal stimulus for curiosity, we can develop tools to consistently find outlets for our creativity and ability to innovate. Growth. Discovery. Opportunity. By increasing our capacity, we begin to build on our sense of self and personal identity, and truly live life as we were meant to life it – growing and evolving!

The Outcome - GROWTH


#3 March 27th: Hitting Your Stride – Living in the ZONE!

Session Summary
Once we begin the journey of a life towards growth and discovery, built on a foundation of confidence and clarity, the real test comes in our quest for consistency. Consistency not only in our day to day activities, but consistency of thoughts, words and actions and of truly being YOU every single minute of every single day. Consistency comes from developing habits and rituals that support your identity and drive your sense of purpose as well as from a strong sense of consciousness or mindfulness. These are traits that can be developed through time, resulting in a sense of flow or of “living in the ZONE!”

What You Will Learn

This session will focus on developing healthy habits and rituals, resulting greater consistency of our thoughts, words, and actions. By exploring the people, the places, and the activities that make us feel amazing, participants will begin to understand that we have a true choice as to what our future can look like and how to create environments that support our overall identity and purpose, as opposed to stifling it. Participants will also discover the basic tools needed to live life in a more mindful, conscious way. Habits. Rituals. Consciousness. By creating an environment of harmony and seeking out the influences that support our identity and desire for growth, we begin to find flow in our everyday life, resulting in consistently living in the ZONE!

The Outcome - CONSISTENCY


#4 March 29th: Vision for the Future – Healthy Goal Setting

Session Summary
How do you define yourself? Are you successful or are you healthy and well? What sets the tone for your future? Do you set goals or simply have a vision that’s fluid? Maybe it’s all of the above. Setting healthy goals is a practice we should all consider as it gives us direction that is required to be successful. However, what if that success comes at the expense of our health and well being? Finding balance in what drives us towards our goals that support our vision of the future is the ultimate tonic for a life well lived.

What You Will Learn
In this fourth and final workshop, participants will begin the weave together the concepts previously discussed towards creating a clearly defined set of goals along with a vision statement for their life that is balanced, complimentary, and healthy. The session will include exercises and discussion on how to ensure our goals and the behaviours that support those goals, are sustainable, resulting in not only the achievement of our short-term goals, but more importantly, a long-term vision that never fades. Balance. Goals. Vision. Living a life of achievement and success, balanced with a sense of health and wellbeing – driven by purpose and inspired by vision. Now, that’s a life well lived!

The Outcome - SUSTAINABILITY

Presented By: Joe Danis, Founder unum www.unum1.ca

Culture, community, and contribution have always been core elements of Joe’s overall approach to leadership. With a career than spans over 20 years focused on increasing the capacity of others to achieve their goals and find purpose, Joe has consistently developed highly engaged teams that are results driven while performing in an environment that is conducive to personal growth and overall wellness. It is Joe’s belief that creating and sustaining a healthy workplace culture is the cornerstone of any successful team, organization, or company. By empowering others, supporting their growth, and leading with purpose, he has consistently been able to inspire innovation and create opportunities for individual and team success.

Over the years and most recently through his TEDx Talk at the University of Paderborn (Germany), Joe have received a multitude of opportunities to speak candidly on his passions as they relate to the importance of contribution, connection, and community. Through this process Joe has identified his purpose to be ‘connecting people to experiences and opportunities’. Humbled by his experiences across the globe and throughout his career, Joe still maintain that critical reflection must be a part of the human experience in order to ensure continuous personal growth and instill a true sense of connection to the communities he serves.

Joe is currently the Founder of unum Consulting and the unum Society as well as serving as the Vice-President of Student Affairs & Organizational Development at Campus Living Centres. Joe resides in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada with his wife Pam and their two children Maya and Luc.

Sponsored By: Staples / a2p+ / unum / One King North

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