Cathy Newton CATHY NEWTON is a keynote speaker who experientially connects with audiences to laugh, explore and engage in content. Cathy is a highly energetic, experienced performer who has continually engaged audiences, both as an NFL cheerleader in her college days and as a nationally sought after speaker in her professional life. Her love of adventure has led her to ski the German Alps, mush a dogsled in Alaska, hike the Incan Trail in Peru and scuba dive in the Caribbean. Along with her willingness to take personal risks, she devoted 22 years to education. In her various roles as teacher, athletic coach and district wellness/employee assistance coordinator, she studied the concepts of risk and performance in detail.

In 1992, Cathy took her most pivotal risk by launching her speaking business. She has helped thousands of people—from law firm administrators to health professionals to HR managers- stretch themselves further by handling the risky business of performance improvement, change, leadership and work/life balance with confidence.

She is the author of four books: Balancing Work & Life in a Crazy, Connected World (Full Swing Publishing, Kansas City MO, 2014), Living in Full Swing (Advantage Media, Charleston, SC, 2007), RISK IT! (Incentive Publications Inc., Nashville TN, 1996), and It Takes Character (Incentive Publications Inc., Nashville TN, 2003)

Both of Cathy Newton’s courses below are designed for your convenience. They are divided into 3 - 5 minute content segments (42 segments in Risk Course and 25 segments in Work/Life Balance Course) available to you 24/7 to fit your schedule and pace.

Course Title: Risk Taking for Entrepreneurs

Course Description: Many people tend to freeze up when faced with what they perceive to be risky situations. Saying "no" to risk is comfortable. It's safe. But it's not the formula for personal or entrepreneurial success. How important is it for you to: Perform up to par? Positively influence others? Maintain integrity? Achievement of these competencies requires some risk! Don’t settle for risk aversion or mediocrity. This course will help you exercise your “risk taking muscles” and learn strategies to become a more purposeful risk taker.

Learning Outcomes: This experiential course will engage you to:

  1. Consider your risk-taking versus risk-avoidance mindset.
  2. Identify practical strategies for building your intellectual, social and emotional risk taking strength.
  3. Examine the correlation between taking the right risks and the positive impact it will have on your entrepreneurial style, the accomplishment of your business mission and on the people you serve.

Course Title: Balancing Work & Life in a Crazy, Connected World

As a busy professional, you balance full schedules, demanding deadlines and stressful challenges in both your work and personal life. In an increasingly connected world, the distinction between work and life has blurred causing ambiguity and stress. This course will help you understand energy catalysts and how to best use them. Get an energetic power charge and learn how to cope with commotion, keep your cool, and claim your life balance.

Learning Objectives: This course will engage you to:

  1. Understand the connection between your energy state and life balance.
  2. Describe the three energy catalysts that affect performance, effectiveness and motivation (Focus, Creativity, and Relaxation).
  3. Identify practical strategies to restore life balance.

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