Speaker in the Greater St. Louis Area
What one thing can you work on to influence the outcome of every future interaction you have, both professionally and personally?
What are soft skills? The term soft skills represent a variety of personal qualities which work together to shape the dynamics of our personal and professional relationships. Soft skills include communication, critical thinking, teamwork, planning, organizing, and more.
We all have these tools to some degree. But as with any tool, we often need to perform a little maintenance or sharpening to be able to effectively use those tools. Tracy’s workshops can help you to sharpen your skills.
Why are soft skills important to our success? Because our handle on soft skills shape the way we see the world and the way the world sees us. Take a look below at some of the speaker and workshop topics Tracy covers with groups. As a speaker, she can introduce your crowd to the basics of soft skills or focus on a specific problem area. And as the leader of the workshops, your group can take a crash course to sharpen your soft skills.
Professional and Dynamic Communicator
Bianco worked as an educator for 12 years, giving her the chance to see the impact soft skills has on even our younger members of society. After moving on from teaching in a classroom setting, Tracy entered the corporate world where she gained invaluable experience and a front-row seat to see the effects of soft skills (and a lack of soft skills) in action. Since 2013, Tracy has been the Founder and President of Bright Side Training Solutions where she helps individuals and groups to sharpen their soft skills.
As an educator and businesswoman with almost three decades of combined experience, Tracy is a qualified authority on a variety of topics. Leadership, communication, time management, prioritization—Tracy can speak on a wide range of topics. And if you tell her a little bit about the crowd she’ll be speaking to, she will be able to pinpoint which topic might be the best for those in attendance.
Tracy is an engaging speaker who utilizes her own drive to help people to add a depth to her talks that will keep your attention.
If you’re looking for something more intensive than speaking a or workshop session, Tracy works with both individuals and groups. If you’re an HR manager, learn more about a customized team development plan to help your team achieve the results your company needs.
Speaking and Workshop Topics
Most people are experts at avoiding difficult conversations. Fearing the worst possible outcome, we stick our heads in the sand and hope ‘it’ will go away. This program helps us learn how to say it, when to say it, and what to say to get to a better place with the person (or people) on the other end of the conversation.
DISC It for Improved Results
Decisive, Interactive, Stabilizing, and Cautious—four ways to describe our behavior. Since we are with ourselves all day every day, though, we already know how we behave! This program helps us understand and appreciate others’ preferred behaviors so we can adapt our own to get the best possible results in any given situation.
Team Building—It’s Not Just About the Trust Fall
We’ve all heard it before: there is no ‘I’ in team. Team synergy is a necessary component of leading and being part of a successful team. Each team member needs to understand the stages all teams go through. This program helps attendees understand those stages, see the value of shared problem solving and decision making, and recognize the critical communication techniques used by effective teams.
Juggling It All
We are all part of our own juggling act. Balancing the many roles and responsibilities on our plates is, at times, overwhelming. From email management to meetings to client calls and co-worker communication, how can we possibly do it all? This program brings organization and time/priority management to the forefront while also tackling the all-important concept of work-life balance.
Leaders of the Pack
Strong leaders are successful in getting others to work toward a common goal. People follow the best leaders eagerly and learn from those amazing role models. It all sounds easy enough, but anyone who has filled a leadership role knows it’s definitely not. This program helps leaders to create a motivating team climate, encourage team members to be problem solvers, and build a team that gets results.
It’s Not You, It’s Me! The Path to Personal Accountability
Pointing the finger at another and placing blame elsewhere are common practices in many workplaces. Asking ourselves, “What can I do to improve this situation?” and “How can I change my behavior so this doesn’t happen again?” are what we need to say and hear more often. This program gets us thinking about ownership, responsibility, and how we, as individuals, can make a positive difference.
Mindset Mind Shifts
Our thoughts create our reality. We’ve heard it before, but how do we put it into practice? From thoughts to feelings to actions, WE are in control of it all. This program shifts our perspective and encourages us to see challenges as opportunities to grow rather than threats to fear.
EQ Trumps IQ: Emotional Intelligence How-To’s
The research is in, and it clearly shows a high level of emotional intelligence plays a huge part in the level of success we achieve. From what we see (self-awareness and social awareness) to what we do (self-management and relationship management), this program provides tips and techniques for raising our level of emotional intelligence.
Women Empowering Women—A Win for All!
There is no limit to what women can accomplish, and together our successes multiply. Showing up with courage, resilience, confidence, and vulnerability is vital not only externally but also internally. Add in self-discipline and a tribe of strong, supportive women, and our ability to accomplish greatness is guaranteed. This program empowers, equips, and leads women to show up as their highest selves every single day.
“We had the pleasure of having Tracy from Bright Side Training Solutions speak to our marketing association, and we were wowed! Tracy’s take on having crucial conversations was right on the mark! She gave us useful, practical ideas that we could put to immediate use in our day to day work and home life. Each of us could think of a situation where we could put her ideas to work and we were practicing with each other before her presentation ended! For training that produces relevant, doable solutions, I would highly recommend Tracy with Bright Side Training Solutions!”
— Wanda Todoroff
Membership Chair, Continuum of Care Marketing Association Metro East