High Impact Leadership Training

Dignity and Respect in the Workplace
Changing Lives in a Minute or Less with the Power of Acknowledgment


30 Minute Program Outline 

  • Time:               30 minutes – basic training
  • Materials:        3 “Who I Am Makes A Difference”® Blue Ribbons, 10-Step Blue Ribbon Ceremony, and “Blue Ribbon Story” for every participant
  1. Introduction: Discover how the Power of Acknowledgment can create positive social change among employers, managers, employees, customers, vendors and family members.
  2. Blue Ribbon Acknowledgment: See a hands-on experience of the Power of Acknowledgment to change a life in a minute or less
  3. “Blue Ribbon Movie”…3 million hits on YouTube: View 6-minute “Blue Ribbon Movie” and realize how dignity and respect is created where people work, learn and live.
  4. Blue Ribbon Acknowledgment Ceremony: Receive a hands-on experience of the Power of Acknowledgment using the “Who I Am Makes A Difference”® Blue Ribbon 10-Step Ceremony.
  5. Impact & Action — Corporation and Community: Listen to participants’ share the impact acknowledgment can make in their work, home and community.

What:
“High Impact Leadership” Acknowledgment Training Programs create dignity and respect among employers, managers, employees, vendors, customers and family members.

Our Goal:
To shift the paradigm from punishing people for what they do wrong to acknowledging people for what they do right in order to:

Your Brand Makes A Difference

  • Ignite passion, purpose and productivity
  • Improve communication and morale.
  • Reduce gossiping and bullying.
  • Build an outstanding acknowledgment identity.
  • Increase bottom-line performance.
  • Access, develop and sustain loyal customer base.
  • Compliment internal branding.

Who

Training programs are taught by Helice “Sparky” Bridges, The Communication Scientist, First Lady of Acknowledgement and Community Transformation Expert.  Helice is the Founder and CEO of Difference Makers International.  She is a world renowned speaker, trainer, author and coach assisting people to reach their highest potential in an atmosphere of appreciation, respect and love.

 Helice is the winner of the 2005 Gandhi Nonviolence Award.  Her acknowledgement work has impacted over 30 million people world-wide. Helice has received recognition along with Former First Lady Barbara Bush and Kareem Abdul Jabaar for helping to raise the self-esteem of children of all ages.  She has spoken along-side Vice President Al Gore and the Dalai Lama.  Her stories have been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work, Heart at Work and the Aladdin Factor. Her work has been featured on ABC’s 20/20, Women’s World Magazine and heard on 1,100 radio stations.

Cost of Negativity in the Workplace

  • Cost of negativity in the workplace is estimated at $3 billion annually. (US Dept. of Labor) 
  • Bullying44% of the workforce said they have worked for a supervisor or employer whom they consider abusive. (Employment Law Alliance)

 Testimonials

“Helice Bridges’ acknowledgment training program won the fourth quarter U.S. Cellular President’s Award because it exemplifies the true meaning of U.S. Cellular’s core principle, ‘Respect Each Individual.’”         – Former President and CEO of U.S. Cellular  

“Helice ‘Sparky’ Bridges has created a necessary vehicle to bring about great change in today’s society.”      – Spencer Johnson, M.D. co-author The One-Minute Manager, Author Who Moved My Cheese 

“Helice Bridges powerful training and Blue Ribbon System has contributed to employee retention and recruitment as well as increasing our sales by as much as $240,000 with one account!  We got powerful leadership skills that cause results!”        – Susie Fields, President of Salon Training International

“I’ve taken every military and corporate training program in the past ten years, but nothing compares to this High Impact Leadership Training.  I immediately implemented the training in our division with incredible results.”          – David Ball, Manager Boeing Aircraft


2 Hour Program Outline

  • Time: 2 hours – “Seven Ways to Make A Difference”
  • Materials: Skills Worksheets: Listening, Resolving Conflict, Customers Retention
  • 3 “Who I Am Makes A Difference”R Blue Ribbons, 10-Step Blue Ribbon Ceremony, and “Blue Ribbon Story” for every participant
  1. Introduction: Discover how the Power of Acknowledgment can create positive social change among employers, managers, employees, customers, vendors and family members
  2. Blue Ribbon Acknowledgment: See a hands-on experience of the Power of Acknowledgment to change a life in a minute or less
  3. Blue Ribbon Movie”: View 6-minute “Blue Ribbon Movie” and realize how dignity and respect is created where people work, learn and live.
  4. Blue Ribbon Acknowledgment Ceremony: Receive a hands-on experience of the Power of Acknowledgment using the “Who I Am Makes A Difference”® Blue Ribbon 10-Step Ceremony.
  5. Impact & Action — Corporation and Community: Listen to participants’ share the impact acknowledgment can make in their work, home and community.
  6. Listen from the Heart to Resolve Conflict: Learn how to hear from the heart to enhance self-worth, productivity and prosperity.
  7. Keep Customers Coming Back for a Lifetime: Discover positive, supportive and empowering communications that have customers feeling appreciated and respected.

Additional “High Impact Leadership” training
programs, tailored to meet your needs:

  • Meetings that Make a Difference 
  • Bringing Customers Back for a Lifetime
  • Company-wide Acknowledgment
  • Conferences that Bring Out the Best in Everyone
  • Championship Executive Coaching
  • Difference Makers Day — Community Outreach  — Sponsor School, Family and Community Training