Resilience in Times of Change: Evicting the Angry Squirrel That Lives in Your Brain

May 12, 2021
11:15 AM - 1:30 PM

Prince Conference Center at Calvin University
1800 E Beltline Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Recent studies indicate cognitive decline due to poor stress management during times of crisis and change. This leads to reduced productivity, lower attendance, poor retention, turf wars, silos and multiple health issues, all leading to inferior performance and a sub-par standard of life. When there is turmoil, learning resilience could be the most important skill you can possess. In this presentation, you will walk away with multiple and very specific applications that will transform how you process challenges in the midst of uncertainty and change. Both leaders and team members will feel empowered to stay above the fray, diffuse stressful situations and feel more equipped to control their own stress response both intrinsically and extrinsically.


Diagnosing Emotional Red-Flags & The Stages That Can Lead a Squirrel to Drink

The Circle Of Change: A Predictable Cycle That Leaves Clues For Forging A New Pathway

The Physiology Behind Stress: Short Term and Long Term Affects

Extracting the Squirrel: Restoring Our Ability To Communicate Effectively

Retraining Your Brain: Small Changes That Create BIG Results!

Mastering a Powerful State Of Mind In All Situations


After more than 2 decades of leadership and 10,000 hours of study in the science of human behavior, Michelle L Steffes has mastered a formula for developing high performers. Her clients consistently report both professional & personal victories, a healthier culture and higher productivity. Michelle has utilized this formula to empower individuals & companies to brilliant success! She was awarded Small Business Person of the Year in 2018 and has seen clients achieve the highly esteemed Best & Brightest Award during the time she has worked with them. She has also been featured as the Face of Corporate Training in 2019 Significant transformations in self-mastery are the norm in her work, ultimately affecting confidence, leadership skills, relationships, team cohesiveness and even mental health. Featured in national media and multiple publications, Michelle is the Founder and CEO of IPV Consulting®, IPV Group Coaching®, and the creator of the 5 in 5 Performance Coaching Program©. Her recent book, “Your Journey to Greatness Through Routine” is wildly successful and has been adopted into companies looking for real change.

This session has been submitted for HRCI and SHRM credits


$25.00 Member Ticket
$30.00 after 4:00 pm April 30

$0.00 Pre-Paid Members

$10.00 Student Ticket

$30.00 Non-Member Ticket
$35.00 after 4:00 pm April 30


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