Growing up, math and science always made sense to me.
Humans never did.
Most people seem to have a common language that I never had. It was much like living in a foreign land. I have spent years observing people and deciphering how to hear what they mean; and learning how to communicate in a way that makes sense to them. Through entertaining stories, and lessons learned from my many mishaps, I will show engineers how to communicate more easily.
With degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Psychology, Jeremy brings a unique perspective to leadership for people in technical fields.
Having overcome the same communication challenges that many engineers face, Jeremy is able to engage, enlighten and entertain his audience. He will deliver strategies for communicating with different audiences in different ways.
His work experience includes Process Re-engineering at Pratt & Whitney, Global strategy for APC (now Schneider Electric), owning a franchise business and coaching hundreds of engineers on their journey to becoming great leaders.
We're all kind of weird! How to talk to anyone
Most of us have been talking since we were two, so communicating as adults should be easy…shouldn’t it? Have you ever understood the words someone is saying, but have no idea what they meant? Or tried to explain something ‘simple’ and received blank stares in return? Communication between similar people is relatively easy. What happens when an introverted scientist and a gregarious sales person need to work on an important project together? Relating to people who think and communicate differently than we do is a challenge, but it can be done!
Understand the root causes of miscommunication
Learn four dimensions of people's communication styles
Identify three ways to relate with a diverse range of people
Leadership Lessons from Left Field
There are so many great books and classes about business and leadership. However, the best lessons I have learned about business came from unexpected places. Growing up as the youngest of 10 children, doing improvisational acting and learning to swim in order to do triathlons all have great business and leadership lessons...wrapped up in fun stories!
Learn what makes stories memorable
Explore how to make stories more relatable
Discover how incongruity in a story can make it come to life
Can your apparent weakness become a strength?
How did David defeat Goliath? Did he overcome his weaknesses….or was he able to turn what everyone believed as a disadvantage, into an advantage? Everyone has, what we perceive, to be strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes we work on improving those ‘weaknesses’. Sometimes we hand those things off to people who have it a perceived strength in that area. What if we were able to change our perspective and realize that often what we thought of as a disadvantage can actually be what makes us amazing
Identify 3 traits that are often misperceived as weaknesses
Learn how to overcome disadvantages
Recognize when something is actually an advantage, and capitalize on it
“We found it extremely beneficial in helping our people identify their strengths and weaknesses…Jeremy was able to get our people thinking in a way that improved perspective and performance. What a benefit for the company!”
The Chemical Company