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Dare To Dream

Build Your Emotional Intelligence: Motivation & Engagement  

EQ Leadership Skills:   Motivation, Time Management & Organization 
For:   Events For Adults & Teens (Gr. 5-12) 
New Event:   Pre-Teen With 1 Parent (Nov.. 25th) 
Time & Location:   All-Day Events At Our Toronto Office

Build Your Motivation EQ

95% Of Participants
Rated Dare To Dream As Excellent!

Teen Testimonials

Adult Testimonials

 

How engaged are you in your life (intellectually, emotionally, physically, spiritually)? Developing our motivation and engagement with our life requires developing a series of EQ skills and an overall strategy life plan.  And it's not just parents who are trying to understand how to motivate their teens. Today's companies are also understanding the power of engagement in the workforce, since disengaged employees cost the US economy $370 billion a year (Forbes, 2014).  So how can a person improve their engagement which will help them be more motivated, and also more balanced and happier both personally and professionally? Join us for our next Dare To Dream event - an all day experience where you will learn 6 EQ Tools teaching motivation, time-management & organization. In the morning you will articulate your 5-year dreams in 6 different areas of your life (a right-brain exercise) and in the afternoon you will create an action plan to make your dreams a reality (a left-brain exercise). You will leave the day with your own personal vision board and a strategic plan that will become your road map to achieving your dreams!

 

Specifically You Will Learn 6 EQ Tools That Will Help You:
  • Articulate your dreams in 6 areas of your life (relationships, recreation, career/school, health / fitness, spiritual & finance)
  • Create a vision board for all of your dreams (and learn why this step is important)
  • Break down your dreams into goals (or mini-dreams) that are reachable this year
  • Learn efficient time management techniques to maximize your time (so that you can prioritize reaching your dreams)
  • Learn the importance of energy management (and why managing your energy is even more important than managing your time)
  • Learn how organization greatly impacts your mood & motivation (and key tricks to make organization easier)

 

Teen Testimonials:

This really inspired me! I learned things I never knew about that could help me in my future...making routines was the most helpful. Bedroom organizing was the most fun.MALE, AGE 15
It was a great event to help me organize my life and go about my dreams and goals… I learned that I am very capable but I need to become more organized.MALE, AGE 18
It was very inspirational and it has really motivated me to go for my dreams.FEMALE, AGE 13
It was an enlightening experience that allowed me to see my goals and how they can be achieved.FEMALE, AGE 16
I learned that I thought I was organized but in reality I’m not at all. But I found it most helpful how to follow through with my goals and how to organize my day.MALE, AGE 14
Really inspirational! It was actually way more fun than what I thought it would be and actually I learned quite a bit – thank you!MALE, AGE 12
Thank you for what you do. My daughter attended your workshop in November and it was a magical and powerful day in my opinion. When I picked her up she was so pumped… she loved it… best workshop ever…amazing… we talked about goals… mini goal setting and making things happen in life. The whole “Please clean your room” thing drove me crazy… I’m so thankful she heard you. She has been keeping her room consistently clean and tidy like never before… she told me that one of her goals was to get along better with me. To be specific she wanted “to have 3 calm conversations a week with my mother” she told me. I was so excited and touched that she wanted to take our relationship to a more peaceful and respectful level… thank you again!Parent, Daughter Age 16
My son attended your conference a few weeks ago and he came out feeling positive and inspired! I noticed an immediate change in his motivation…Parent, Son Age 15
After hearing you speak about doing work on a schedule and having free time later she (my daughter) decided to complete an assignment very early. She noticed how relaxing her weekend was since her work was completed three days ahead of time… Your advice echoed what we have been suggesting, and so it validated our parenting. Thank you for your terrific work!!Parent, Daughter Age 17

Adult Testimonials:

Dr. Karyn is a dynamic and engaging speaker who will have you "Daring to Dream" within the first five minutes of her seminar! Her one-day course is an amazing investment in your future, and it is an absolute must for anyone who desires to become the best version of themselves. Learn some practical, effective life tools to turn your dreams into realities - all in a fun, relaxed, and extremely creative setting. You are sure to leave this event inspired about the possibilities to improve your personal and professional life, and anxious to start applying the principles to your relationships and daily routines.JENN CARKNER
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - CUSTOMER MARKETING, KELLOGG CANADA INC.
A definite 5/5! This was excellent. I’ve been to many seminars but this was much more inspirational and practical than many others. Dr. Karyn empowered us with many useful tools that I can use personally but also professionally. Especially the part on time-management (wasters and savers) … I referenced your hand-outs on this with my management team and they loved them! Thank you for an insightful and meaningful day!Joanna Hayhoe
Manager, Process & Project Management
Rogers Communication
This event was really well organized, Dr. Karyn taught the concepts in a really easy to understand way and I loved her enthusiasm. I loved the collage, the videos – I learned I still have a lot to discover regarding my dreams.FEMALE, AGE 58
So much great content! Loved the attitude, affect and action part. This concept will really help me understand the conflict I have with some very important people in my life.MALE, AGE 41
Positive, engaging, motivating! The vision board was fun and the true case scenarios were great.FEMALE, AGE 25

Frequently Asked Questions


For Teen Events

Q.

How many people are in a class?

A.

Classes are capped at 20 people in order to keep the mood intimate, and to maximize learning and discussion.

Q.

What are the age-groups for the teen event?

A.

The teen event is for grades 8-12.

Q.

What is the teaching style of the event? My teen is a hands-on learner and would not do well in a lecture format.

A.

All events are highly creative, interactive, fun and experiential! We use a variety of teaching methods including inspirational videos, short teaching modules, games, hands-on activities and group discussion.  We teach the various “tools” and then provide the structure for participants to apply the tools in their own life. The mood is casual and relaxed and the environment is highly upbeat in our “New York-Inspired” office.

Q.

Who should come to this event?

A.

Anyone who wants to learn how to fulfill their dreams in all areas of their life! Whether someone is in grade 8 trying to learn how to be more motivated or in grade 12 trying to learn great time-management techniques, this event will provide inspirational guidance and practical tools.

Q.

Who should NOT come to this event?

A.

Anyone who is being forced or bribed to attend! We’ve learned that participants need to be emotionally ready for this type of program.  Our events have the opportunity to be transformational (read the testimonials & watch the videos on the Dare to Dream page), however the key is that participants have to want to learn the tools. Also, if a person is in a crisis situation – we strongly recommend they contact our office for individual coaching, and delay their participation in this event. Our leadership events are designed as leadership training, not as a substitute for counseling.

Q.

I notice that some of the teen events are held on school days? Why is this?

A.

Great question! At one Dare To Dream teen event the participants admitted at the beginning of the day that none of them wanted to be there (over 98% of them were forced by their parents). However by the end of the day over 94% found it helpful and would recommend it to their friends. When they were asked what could be done differently to help them be more open to attend, they all voted to “host it on Fridays”. They explained that it’s “like school” (leadership training) and therefore an added value for them would be to miss the traditional day of school for leadership school.  From our perspective it’s a short-term loss (1 day of school) for a big long-term gain (learning powerful EQ Leadership Skills). And although we host this event on Fridays, we also host it on Saturdays for participants who prefer not to miss school!

Q.

Should my teen do the event alone or with a friend?

A.

It depends. While some teens like to bring a friend to make the learning more fun and to build in accountability, others find it harder to concentrate on the material if they have a friend present. The key is to talk with them and discuss together what you think is the best fit. Over 80% come solo so if your teen is coming alone, they will not feel left out.

Q.

Are the events mostly female or male?

A.

Every event is different but generally it’s pretty close to 50% male and 50% female.

Q.

I think my teen would enjoy this but I also think they will be reluctant. Any suggestions to help get them onboard?

A.

Yes - here are a few tips. Have them:

  • Read about the event & testimonials
  • Watch the video testimonials
  • Read Dr. Karyn’s biography which shows her background and passion for working with young people
  • Emphasize that this is a highly creative event to teach them the “tools” to achieve their dreams
  • Explain that they could potentially miss 1 day of school 
  • Offer the suggestion that they bring a friend
  • Offer to pay for some of the registration but ask that they pay for a portion (we’ve learned that students who pay even $20 or $30 towards the fee are much more likely to learn something because they have personally invested).

Remember that they need to be open to attend. So be careful not to force, bribe, pay or trick them to attend (we have seen all of the above).  If they do not want to attend, they are not ready for the “tools” and will get very little out of it, and we encourage you to wait until they are ready.

Q.

I’m thinking of sending my teen to the event and signing myself up for the adult event so I can also learn what my teens are learning. Would this be beneficial?

A.

Absolutely! We’ve had several parents do this and they have found it very helpful to be learning the same “tools” as their kids. Other parents have really enjoyed attending the adult event together with their adult children.

Q.

Can I purchase my tickets at the door?

A.

No - all registration must be done in advance.

Q.

I’d love to participate in the Dare To Dream event but I have some financial obstacles (i.e. I’ve lost my job, etc). Do you have any scholarship programs?

A.

Yes. Email us and explain your obstacles in detail. However, please note that we have a limited number of scholarship spaces available.

Q.

Having a class with grades 8-12 seems like a big range. What do you do to make this work?

A.

Great question! We do arranged seating so that students are sitting with others their same age which helps them feel comfortable.  The day is also a great mix of icebreakers, individual exercises, group discussion and teambuilding games which helps the different groups connect with each other. We've hosted these events for over 3 years and we are continually surprised how beautifully students connect and bond with each other throughout the day.

Q.

What are the different ways to receive a discount?

A.

There are 3 ways to save $50!

  1. If you register by the early bird date (see Event Calendar)
  2. If you refer a friend to participate in the same event & date as yourself (Note: your name must be on their registration form at the time they register in order to qualify)
  3. If you are the second or third family member who is registering for the same event

Limit 1 type of discount per person.

Q.

What is your cancellation policy?

A.

Please note that all tickets are non-refundable.  If you are unable to attend, for whatever reason, you may give your ticket to a friend, but we do require that you inform us of any changes.


For Adult Events

Q.

I would love for our organization to host this as part of an "Employment Engagement Strategy". How do we get more information?

A.

Email us at info@dkleadership.org and we can send you more information.

Q.

How many people are in a class?

A.

Classes are capped at 20 people (in our Toronto office) in order to keep the mood intimate and to maximize learning and discussion. However when we host this privately for organizations with employees who already know each other, we can accomodate larger numbers.

Q.

What is the age-group for the adult event?

A.

The adult group is a beautiful mix of professional students, young professionals & mature adults exploring what their dream is for the next chapter in their lives.

Q.

What is the teaching style of the event?

A.

All events are highly creative, interactive, fun and experiential! We use a variety of teaching methods including inspirational videos, short teaching modules, games, hands-on activities and group discussion.  We teach the various “tools” and then provide the structure for participants to apply the tools in their own life. The mood is casual and relaxed and the environment is highly upbeat in our “New York-Inspired” office.

Q.

Should I come alone or with a friend?

A.

It depends what helps you feel more comfortable. While some adults prefer to bring a friend and make this a meaningful social experience, others prefer to attend alone. Over 80% come solo so if you decide to come alone, you will not feel left out.

Q.

Are the events mostly female or male?

A.

Every event is different but generally it’s pretty close to 50% male and 50% female.

Q.

Can I purchase my tickets at the door?

A.

No - all registration must be done in advance. 

Q.

I’d love to participate in the Dare To Dream event but I have some financial obstacles (i.e. I’ve lost my job, etc). Do you have any scholarship programs?

A.

Yes. Email us and explain your obstacles in detail. However, please note that we have a limited number of scholarship spaces available.

Q.

What are the different ways to receive a discount?

A.

There are 3 ways to save $50!

  1. If you register by the early bird date (see Event Calendar)
  2. If you refer a friend to participate in the same event & date as yourself (Note: your name must be on their registration form at the time they register in order to qualify)
  3. If you are the second or third family member who is registering for the same event

Limit 1 type of discount per person.

Q.

What is your cancellation policy?

A.

Please note that all tickets are non-refundable.  If you are unable to attend, for whatever reason, you may give your ticket to a friend, but we do require that you inform us of any changes.