About

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Sylvia! is an International ACTIVATIONAL speaker who gives her audience the tools to build healthy lives and workplaces.

She’s fun, she’s sassy and she’s passionate about safety and health! Sylvia!’s entertaining presentations focus on a proactive approach to building healthy lives and workplaces. As an Occupational Therapist with years of practice in the field of workplace safety and health, Sylvia! knows prevention is the key to creating happy, healthy individuals, employees and businesses.

Stressed employees make more mistakes, take more time off work and are less safe on the job due to preoccupation, poor judgment and fatigue. Recognizing we are a mind-body, not a mind and a body, has helped her educate people about truly effective ways to change their health. Sylvia!’s presentations invite audiences to laugh while learning practical, powerful tools to handle stress, reduce repetitive strain injuries and prevent burn out.

Sylvia! also continues to practice as an Occupational Therapist, providing accredited workplace injury prevention services to all sectors of business and industry. The former radio show host of Happy Hour With Sylvia!, is also a regular Health & Wellness contributor to CJOB radio.

Sylvia! wants to help you discover the power of your mind-body so you can make the rest of your life, the best of your life!

Keynotes

 

STRESSED TO KILL

Stress is the next health epidemic.  Stress leave costs businesses over 50 billion dollars a year.

With mental illness on the rise, everywhere you turn people are ready to blow their top! In “Stressed to Kill” Sylvia! takes an in-depth look at the effects of stress, shares her powerful tools to reduce stress (the legal and moral ones only….) as well as personal strategies for becoming the “boss “of your stress.

Discover better health and a dramatically improved quality of life! And if that’s not enticing enough, how about learning the secret to slowing the aging process? Sylvia! will share that too!

Discover:

  • The powerful biochemical impact stress has, as well as its strong and indisputable link to illness.
  • How to identify all the components of stress – physical, cognitive, emotional and environmental – and avoid or modify many of these.
  • The mind-body connection to stress and how you can stop it in its tracks with these techniques.

Click here to watch an excerpt from ‘Stressed to Kill’

 

RESPECTFULLY, UP YOURS: HOW TO PLAY NICE AT WORK

What makes a good workplace great? A culture of respect and cooperation. This interactive and collaborative seminar will assist people in becoming more effective individual agents of change and more respectful as a team. We will explore practical and concrete ways of bringing these ideas to life to generate a workplace of happy, engaged and supportive team players.

Discover:
• What constitutes respectful or disrespectful behavior?
• The effect of disrespect in the workplace on SAFETY and HEALTH.
• What’s in it for you to change the way YOU do things?
• Guidelines for a respectful and psychologically safe workplace.
• Practical tools and strategies for becoming a more respectful workplace.

 

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

One of the hallmarks of a successful team or business; engagement at work can be a significant determinant of a healthy bottom line. Where employee engagement is high, there is higher retention, profitability, customer service, loyalty, innovation, creativity, and well-being, both corporately and personally.

Adopt these strategies to create a team of engaged workers who want to be at work and stay at work!

  • The importance of engagement and the factors that influence it.
  • Strategies to increase engagement for themselves, co-workers and employees.
  • How each participant can take ownership of their role in the organization and learn to love coming to work again. Make work your passion, not just your pension!

 

HAPPY HOUR BEGINS AT 9AM!

This presentation centers around creating a healthy life by focusing on happiness at work (Canadians report that work is their # 1 stressor!). We will deal with the influence of technology, competing demands from work and home (work-life conflict) and relationships at work. You can transform your workplace into a happy, healthy and productive place to be!

Discover:

  • The deadly sins committed in work places, that can squash happiness and health of employees AND the bottom line.
  • The connection between the deadly sins and your health.
  • Strategies for reversing the effects of these sins at work.
  • Strategies for creating greater personal happiness.

Services

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Sylvia is an Occupational Therapist specializing in workplace injury prevention. She provides the following accredited service to manufacturing, business and labor industries:

SHOP PROGRAM (Safety and Health for Organizations and People)

This program is an onsite injury management and injury prevention program. The goal of the program is to help individuals with symptoms before they become syndromes, keep them happy and healthy at work, improve their quality of work and home life, prevent injury and reduce time loss.  Sylvia provides these services to manufacturing, construction, healthcare, office, government and labour industries.

The Program includes:

  • Physical/occupational assessment and treatment.
  • Work Site Assessments
  • Ergonomic Assessments (individual or group office assessments as well as industrial ergonomics)
  • Return to Work Consultation
  • Work Site Modifications to Accommodate Injured or Symptomatic Workers
  • One-on-One Work with Injured Workers (to accommodate medical restrictions to facilitate return to full duties)
  • Injury Prevention and Body Mechanics Coaching (for individual workers or groups)

 

PUBLIC SPEAKER COACHING
Are you looking to take your own public speaking career to the next level? Sylvia can coach you through the process, using techniques she has learned first hand while building her career as an international ACTIVATIONAL speaker.
You will learn:
  • Goal setting and strategic planning
  • Target market identification
  • Unique value proposition
  • Personal branding/social media optimization
  • Presentation skills
  • Maintaining professional image
  • How to have fun with it!