December 14, 2017

Fantastic First Impressions!

Make a Fantastic First Impression By Gary Michael For better or for worse, people form their impressions of one another in the first few minutes of interaction. Here are four tips for making a fantastic first impression: Be energized. People respond to your energy level because it shows you’re interested in them — and it’s […]

Master the FINE Art of Small Talk: with Debra Fine

Just in time for the holidays, gain helpful conversation skills.  If you’ve ever dreaded a networking event, or felt awkward at a holiday party, this workshop is just what you need.  December 5, 2017– Master the Fine Art of Small Talk: Make the Most of Mingling This Holiday Season. This class is a fun, interactive, low-pressure […]

Benefits of The Stand-up Comedy Experience

5 Reasons Why Stand-Up Comedy Will Help You (Even if you don’t want to be a comedian!) by Ken Cornell, CFU Instructor I have been watching, writing, analyzing and performing stand-up comedy for a long time. I used to do it because I thought I was funny and was sure I would be a star; […]

Become a Topic Expert or Thought Leader with Sam Horn

Sam Horn can help you stand out! Intrigue expert, Sam Horn has been teaching and coaching leaders, authors, innovators and business people to rise above the competition and stand out.  If you want to distinguish yourself, you need to be a thought leader or topic expert in your field.  Writing a book or giving compelling […]

Joan Janis–Speaking of Being on the Spot…

Speaking of Being on the Spot… by Joan Janis I was in church recently, when the pastor gave out kudos to the brunch team for their fine job.  He began with my friend Virginia, since she was closest to the front, saying how wonderful she was.  As if he had it planned, he walked right […]

Building Rapport to Stay Engaged

Building Rapport, Staying Engaged By Lisa Olcese, MS Getting stuck in some heated conversations, political or otherwise? It seems that we are feeling more divided than ever before, which increases the urgency to build bridges across our differences if we are to create the world we want for ourselves and for future generations. Here are […]

Three Keys to Effective Workplace Communication by Wendy Hauser, DVM

Three key factors form the basis of effective communication in the workplace: Personality Preferences Our personalities are shaped by many causes, innate and environmental.  Understanding our personality preferences and how to recognize the personality preferences of others enhances the effectiveness and quality of our interactions.  When we recognize differences and change our approach based on […]

Meet Sarabeth Bjorndahl–Longtime Favorite CFU Instructor!

CFU wants to give a big shout out to Sarabeth Bjorndahl who has been teaching with us since 1993!  She is one of our most reliable instructors, always giving a terrific class and a joy to work with.  She has taught Take Control of Your Life:  Set Healthy Boundaries for years and now will be […]

Reduce Conflict: 3 Tips to Better Relationships by Lindsay Hayes

Reduce Conflict:  3 Tips to Better Relationships What makes us enjoy someone’s company? Is it that they make us smile, provide support in times of need, or the commonalities we share? It’s all of these things and much more. Happy, harmonious friendships, work interactions, and romantic relationships occur when we meet each other’s needs. Here […]

Become a Mediator: Comprehensive Mediation Training

Comprehensive Mediation Training takes place twice a year at CFU.  Join attorney, professional mediator and long-time mediation trainer, Jo-Marie Lisa, and professional mediator, Theresa Marrone, for  Become a Mediator week-long mediation training seminar this October 10-14.  Learn conflict resolution skills that can help you improve office dynamics and increase productivity, or work in the legal system, or […]