Beyond Barriers to Passion and Possibility
"The most important job any of us will ever have is the work of bringing our gifts and purposes to the world, in whatever roles we play. By changing our focus from barriers to possibility, an entirely new world opens before us.”
~ Denise Bissonnette
In this dynamic and memorable keynote Denise challenges her audience to stretch their thinking, question their assumptions, change their traditional way of looking at themselves & the people they serve, and turn the world of work on its head! Drawing on her deep reservoir of work assisting individuals from marginalized populations to find their rightful place in the work world, Denise will present practical tips for applying “possibility thinking” to assisting job seekers with barriers to find employment. By equipping us with new questions and a fresh perspective, she inspires us to move beyond barriers in our own thinking about what the people we are serving have to offer the work world and what the world of work has to offer them! Denise never fails to captivate audiences with her unique style of blending philosophical concepts with story, spoken word poetry, and real-life examples that inspire practical applications.
- How the questions we’ve asked have shaped the world we’ve seen;
- New lines of inquiry that lead us to paths of fresh possibilities;
- Changing focus from “barrier removal” to “igniting the human spirit”; and,
- Relinquishing old assumptions about how the world turns, and embracing new perspectives that open doors to unforeseen opportunity!
Denise needs a minimum of 60 minutes for this keynote, but recommends 90 minutes.
Employment professionals, counselors, case managers, and educators working with individuals who have barriers to employment.
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