For corporate audiences, Dr. Bartell addresses themes such as work-life balance, stress management, depression and anxiety, alcohol and other substance use, and effective management techniques.
Dr Susan Bartell has over 25 years of experience speaking to a wide range of audiences. She will tailor her talk to the needs of an organization, including the topic, length of the talk and the type of audience.
Dr. Susan Bartell has spoken on a broad range of topics. Details below:
Past Speaking & Consulting Topics Dr. Susan Bartell Has Delivered
Corporate Speaking Programs
Less Stress for Greater Success™
A highly interactive, practical program; specifically to reduce stress in order to increase productivity, reduce absenteeism & increase morale. Participants learn the impact of stress physically, cognitively, emotionally; how to recognize signs & triggers; most importantly, ways to feel less stress & eliminate some sources of stress.
Optimism is a choice you can make™
Optimistic, happy people are more productive, get better reviews and are healthier. Learn skills to maintain optimism, become more productive and avoid negativity, even during challenging times.
Effective interview and hiring strategies
Hiring the best employees means learning how to get past the ‘rehearsed’, pat answers to your interview questions and really learn about the interviewee. This workshop teaches you how to interview successfully and the red flags to look for.
Lifestyle change for the real world
Unhealthy lifestyle leads to: Absenteeism (due to illness); lowered productivity (from poor concentration, sluggishness); and high company health care costs. This unique program (F.R.E.E. M.E.™ Corporate) provides practical advice, and specific skills for eating, exercise, and living healthily that is truly manageable for busy, working people.
The Balancing Act™ Supporting working parents successfully through every day
Parents learn to work productively without unnecessary distractions from kids/childcare; they learn to value their professional self; improve time-management; discipline kids from love not guilt, learn how to hire childcare that will support not stress.
- Identifying and promoting leadership style and qualities to cultivate a productive and successful management structure
- Assessing and improving corporate/organizational infrastructure to maximize effective teamwork
- Evaluating and alleviating crisis, conflict, and disagreement.
- Facilitating effective communication to improve productivity and the work environment
- Specializing in small, midsize and family-owned business dynamics
- Supporting managers/executives during uniquely difficult times (research shows a large increase in acute stress-related symptoms in managers involved with layoffs)
Consultation unique to small and family-owned businesses
- Facilitating communication to reduce resistance to succession planning
- Assistance in developing skills to separate business from family/friendship
- Teaching effective management when you are related to or friends with your employees
- Educating family members (siblings, cousins, parents/children) or friends to work as a team
- Supporting family generations through succession transition
- Improving work-place communication between family members – who may not communicate well at home
School and Parenting Programs
Less Stress for College Success™
Dr. Bartell’s unique, completely interactive program for college students, offered on campus at freshman orientation or whenever needed. Participants learn practical skills for managing stress unique to being at college, and away from home.
Less Stress for Middle and High School Success™
Dr. Bartell’s unique, completely interactive set of programs for teens and parents, offered in schools or privately. Participants learn practical skills for managing stress unique to each grade level and receive program materials as well as free relaxation CD’s.
Less Stress for Life Success™
A highly interactive and practical program that teaches participants – adults – what stress does to your body, how your own stress may impact negatively on other people in your life (especially your children) and how to recognize signs and triggers and most importantly, ways to feel less stress and eliminate some sources of stress.
Parents in the Loop: Alcohol and Drug Prevention™
Parents of middle/high school students are taught how to recognize the signs of alcohol/drug use/abuse; what to do when they discover it – both short and long term, and how to intervene successfully so as to minimize a negative impact on their relationship with their child. Highly effective when offered with Will YOU know what to do?, and also when offered alone.
Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n Roll @ college
A unique, completely interactive, high energy program that educates college students about alcohol, drugs and sex–they won’t tune out or become bored!
Will YOU know what to do? Alcohol and Drug Prevention™
A fully interactive workshop for middle/high school students (each at grade appropriate level) teaching how to best meet the challenges when faced with alcohol and drugs. It gives students information, facts and solutions. Highly effective when conducted in conjunction with the Parents in the loop workshop, and can also successfully stand alone.
Social safety in the new millennium™
A fully interactive workshop that includes alcohol and drug prevention as well as internet and cell-phone safety. In addition to the issues in the above workshop it addresses the important issues of safe online practices, and the newer frontier – safe cell phone practice (for e.g. never send a nude picture of yourself to another cell phone!) ONLY if requested this workshop can also include frank discussions of about safe sexual practices including peer pressure (for boys and girls!), resisting the urge to say yes and being safe when you do! This section of the workshop can be designed to meet the social needs of any school environment.
Empower Optimism in your Child™
Optimistic, happy kids and teens are happier, have higher self-esteem, do better in school and have more friends. YOU CAN dramatically increase your child’s ability to be optimistic. Learn the skills now!
Optimism is a choice™
Optimistic, happy people are more successful, have more friends, are healthier and are more content. Learn all you need to know about becoming an optimist and enrich your life dramatically.
Your Child’s Healthiest Day Ever–one day at a time!
Dr. Bartell’s unique program (F.R.E.E. M.E.™) teaches parents how to raise preschool or school-age children or teens to have a healthy relationship with food, eating and feelings. This program is also excellent as an adult workshop.
Dr. Susan’s Puberty Party™
A highly interactive, fun, upbeat and non-threatening approach to learning about puberty. Dr. Susan has delivered this program in elementary and middle schools throughout the country!
Myths & Facts about Tweens, Teens and Sex™
Parents learn the absolute best ways to postpone teen sexuality for as long as possible and then how to to most effectively encourage communication and safety when teens do begin exploring sexuality. Topics include: Talking won’t make them ‘do it’, managing the media, peer pressure, dating at all ages, and much more!
Eating Disorders Affect Everyone™
This fully interactive program for preteens or teens is effective for a girls-only audience or for girls and boys. In a non-threatening, non-judgmental manner, it teaches the signs and symptoms of ED’s gives concrete tips for what to do if you think that you or a friend might have one.
Nutrition and Health: myths and realities™
A nuts and bolts approach for preteens or teens, teaching them the best ways to get healthy, stay healthy and avoid eating disorders.
Your Health is #1™
A unique, fun & highly interactive approach to teaching kids to take care of their bodies through healthy eating, exercise and becoming aware of how feelings impact on the way you treat your body. This workshop teaches health as well as being an inoculation against eating disorders.
Yes, No and Negotiation™
Parents of preschool, school-age children OR teens learn the very best ways to effectively set limits with their children in all areas of life including, sleep, discipline, media, food, school, and socializing. This workshop is tailored to fit the needs of the audience (the age of their children).
Mightier than the Media™
Parents of preschool, school age kids or teens learn how to keep children safe online; how to combat media pressures such as compelling TV ads, internet advertising and product placement in movies; practical ways to combat excessive technology/media consumption, which can cause weight gain, reduced socializing, less creativity, lack of motivation and more.
You still matter! Maintaining time for yourself and your partner while raising kids
Kids and their needs seem to take over! It can be difficult to find time to relax, communicate, plan and connect and you’re too exhausted for passion! But all these are just as important as parenting. Dr. Susan teaches you techniques and strategies for prioritizing and balancing so you can be a good parent and still take care of yourself and your adult relationships.