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Juliet Funt is the CEO of WhiteSpace at Work, a training and consulting firm that helps organizations, their leaders and employees flip the norms of business in order to reclaim their creativity, productivity, and engagement. With thought-provoking content and immediately actionable tools, she has become a nationally recognized expert in coping with the Age of Overload in which we all live and work.
Featured in top media outlets such as Forbes, CNBC, and Fast Company, Juliet Funt is a globally renowned keynote speaker, tough-love advisor to the Fortune 500, founder and CEO of the efficiency training firm, Juliet Funt Group.
Juliet is the author of A Minute To Think, nominated for the Next Big Idea Club curated by Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Pink, Susan Cain and Adam Grant. She is an evangelist for freeing the potential of companies by unburdening their talent from busywork, and she has brought her powerful concepts to Spotify, National Geographic, Anthem, Vans, Abbott, Costco, Pepsi, Nike, Wells Fargo, Sephora, Sysco, and ESPN.
Juliet helps attendees learn the pivotal difference between activity and productivity. She teaches them a streamlined method for personal process improvement – leading to more creativity and engagement. She helps executives, managers and teams answer the critical question “What thoughts deserve my full attention today?”
Juliet regularly wows audiences as a high-impact, high-energy speaker. Yet her deeper mission is to show organizations how WhiteSpace® can change the negative patterns and behaviors that prevent them from achieving optimum results. Her clients include a number of Fortune 100 companies and span a wide array of industries, from financial services to technology, manufacturing to the military- executive workshops to audiences as large as 7,000.
Incredibly intuitive, Juliet successfully blends highly customized content with a keen understanding of clients’ needs in her programs and consulting work. With a unique blend of charisma, humor and tough love, she has the uncanny ability to connect with people at all levels, compelling them to make real, lasting change. Yet beneath her powerful assets, she is both authentic and accessible. As a busy corporate speaker and consultant, business owner, wife, and mother of three young boys, she practices on a daily basis the WhiteSpace® concept she shares with clients. Juliet Funt is a force for change in organizations around the world, helping them find their WhiteSpace, recharge their people and reclaim their passion for work.
To book Juliet Funt call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.
TOO MUCH WORK AND TOO FEW PEOPLE | Solving the simple but painful equation of work
The American worker needs a witness. Two and a half years ago, there was a crisis. Like most good people do in a crisis, they dug in. Then, the sprint theysigned up for changed. The race became a marathon in duration yet maintained the intensity of that sprint for months and eventually years.
Now, as burnout has become latent and ingrained—where employees’ tanks are empty, the fumes are faint—it’s time for a recession-wary lockdown on headcount and resources. It’s no wonder people are quitting and disengaged; leaders are sandwiched between the teams they love and the goals they’re given.
The solution is to aggressively increase team prioritization skills; learn models and formulas for eliminating projects that don’t have direct benefits; and reduce wasteful work, emails, and meetings so that 10 workers can go back to doing thework of 10. In this session jam-packed with tools, techniques, and usable frameworks, Juliet will show you how.
Adopt the powerful tool of the Reductive Mindset
De-crapify your workflow by reducing emails and meetings
Reallocate expensive talent time to high-value work
Learn models and techniques that keep quality work out in front
DE-CRAPIFY YOUR WORKFLOW | | Solving the Equation of Too Much Work and Too Few People
Are your talented teams drowning in meetings, emails, decks, and to-dos without
the foggiest clue about how to reduce the pile? Today’s organizations are
aggressive in their goals, and workers often lack the skills to choose the right focus
for their energies. Eventually, they can’t bear the workload anymore and leave, fail
or quietly disengage. The solution, however, isn’t as simple as hiring more hands.
Instead, it requires a significant paradigm shift in how we perceive activity vs. true
productivity. This session offers a roadmap to this shift, providing practical tools,
strategies, and frameworks to reevaluate, prioritize, and streamline your team’s
workload. It champions the adoption of a Reductive Mindset, which emphasizes
efficiency and effectiveness by ruthlessly eliminating unnecessary and non-value-adding touchpoints of the day.
FEED THE FIRE | Going Upstream from Mental Health at Work
Organizations are providing resources for mental health, and that’s good. But
despite all of the yoga, therapists, and puppy parties (yes, really), there’s a
problem. Rarely are these solutions going upstream to address the chronic,
predictable, and solvable conditions and norms that make folks so stressed in the
first place. Healthcare costs soar, and people remain unhappy. As a remedy, this
session shines a light on the concept of ‘white space’ - unscheduled, open periods
that offer a much-needed breather and a platform for restoration. Drawing
inspiration from Juliet Funt’s acclaimed book A Minute to Think, the session
explores strategies to reclaim and make effective use of this margin. It also offers
tools to alleviate burnout and exhaustion, simplify work, curb the flow of digital
pestering, and reduce the weight of meetings.
YOU'RE ON MUTE | Strategies for Communicating in a Hybrid World
Hybrid work is here to stay, and so are the communication challenges that
accompany it. As teams spread geographically, the dynamics of interpersonal
communication morph, necessitating a transformation in our traditional strategies
to maintain connection and efficacy. This session delves into the fundamental
aspects of communication crucial for hybrid work success. It provides insights into
our virtual presence, expressing ideas clearly and persuasively across various
mediums and on strategies to foster a cohesive team dynamic that transcends
geographical dispersion. The session also outlines the perfect balance between
synchronous and asynchronous communication, optimizing productivity while
mitigating the risks of communication overload in a hybrid work environment.
WOW THEM | How to Build a Presentation from Start to Finish (Also
available: General Presentation Skills and Storytelling
Many professionals, even those with ample experience, either don’t have a system
in place to plan a presentation or skip planning entirely, diving headfirst into
assembling their elements without foresight. This approach rarely leads to
success. Instead, this session will show them how to take a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to transform their presentations into persuasive and inspiring
stories that command attention. The process is segmented into five critical stages:
Material Gathering, Emotional Arc, Vivid Illustration, Honing, and Slide Creation.
Each stage is a stepping stone in your journey to master the art of presentations,
giving you the confidence and expertise to captivate any audience.
HOW TAKING A MINUTE TO THINK CHANGES THE NATURE OF WORK
Do you wish you could stop the mayhem of work and life for a brief moment and just take a minute? Do you sense you could contribute more if there was a little more room in the day? Many people feel this way, but taking a restorative pause has felt impossible—until now.
You’re not alone in yearning for freedom from constant reactivity. Today’s global workforce is so fried that it belongs in the food court of a county fair. We’re relentlessly behind the curve, dousing fires everywhere, and our 3 a.m. insomnia provides the day’s only unscheduled time to think.
What we need again in our lives is the missing element of white space—short periods of open, unscheduled time that, when recaptured, change the very nature of work. White space is the stepping back, the strategic pause, and the oxygen that allows the sparks of our efforts to catch fire. It’s yours to reclaim, and this session will show you how.
In this lively session based on Juliet Funt’s new book, A Minute to Think, you’ll receive the permission, framework, and direction you need to regain control of your overloaded, caffeinated, inbox-worshiping workday and find a precious minute. Using memorable stories and razor-sharp instruction, Juliet will help you rediscover the meaning of your work, the way out of burnout and the liberty of your time.
Activity is Not Productivity: Raising Engagement Through Reclaiming WhiteSpace
Many wonderful companies are trapped in a thread of common denial. They believe pressure and incentives are enough to support workers who live perennially on the leading edge of burnout. That equation cannot be sustained. But with one vital new ingredient, WhiteSpace, organizations can free their talented teams to deliver their most engaged work — and sustain that commitment far into the future.
In this high-energy session, we examine the critical difference between activity and true productivity, between cramming in more tasks and selectively choosing to dive into the right ones with thoughtfulness. We also meet and arm ourselves against The Thieves of Productivity, a group of positive assets that often run amuck and trap us into low-value tasks. By examining the surprising downside of these attributes, we create a customized road map toward more WhiteSpace at the individual, team and organizational level.
Lastly, we explore The WhiteSpace Simplification Questions — four simple inquiries that provide endless insight and positive reframing around even the toughest individual and organizational hurdles.
The Reductive Mindset: Achieving Optimal Results Using the Tools of WhiteSpace
Employees today face many pressures in the Age of Overload: doing more with less, accelerating the speed and the global 24/7 demands of always being ON. They’re fooled into thinking they’re more productive than ever. But is that true?
Overloaded populations are used to their discomfort. But upon further investigation, it’s clear that their companies are suffering from one or more deficits. Sometimes it’s a quantity problem; you hear complaints about headcount and bandwidth. Sometimes it’s a quality issue; work level is slipping, and there’s no time to think high-altitude thoughts. Or it’s a sustainability issue; folks are surviving but asking, “How long can we keep this up?”
In this program, we consider a different path, one where a reductive lens helps pare back busyness and make room to reclaim and effectively use WhiteSpace. Also featured is actionable content that combats The Tools that Turn on You. These are support systems and devices that promise to improve our work style. In reality, they tend to defy boundaries, hijacking time and resources — think email, meetings, decks and more.
Igniting the Thoughtful Mind: How to Use WhiteSpace to Turbocharge Creativity
Is your company tasking you to be creative and innovative without providing the time to do it? You are not alone. Exertion has replaced thought. Innovation and creativity wither before an ever-increasing culture of complexity. But what if game-changing, breakthrough ideas are not inclined to battle through your crowded schedule and buzzing brain? What if they require WhiteSpace, or open fluid time, in order to grace us with their presence?
In this presentation, Juliet Funt asks critical questions behind the creative process: Is there a dial that can be adjusted back and forth from activity to creative receptivity? How would an adjustment of that dial affect the output of you and your teams?
This journey also chronicles tactics of the greatest creative thinkers in both business and other media, shining a light on the frameworks and processes they employ. Lastly, we’ll broaden our discussion to explore the Invisible Habits of Excellence, a constellation of internal behaviors related to many varieties of inward and outward thought.
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