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Kathy Cleveland Bull
Kathy Cleveland Bull is respected among her peers as one of the finest motivational speakers and consultants in the professional field. Her company, N~Compass Consulting, guides clients as they "Navigate the Art and Science of Change.” Her well-proven methods provide her clients the necessary blueprints for successful change strategies, human development, strategic planning and personal growth.
One of Kathy’s most notable appearances was with Dr. Phil McGraw and Deepak Chopra at “The Power Within” Live Event, held in cities across Canada and the United States. During the first stop in Toronto, Kathy delivered her powerful change message to an audience of over 7,000 people. In February of 2005, she presented a two day Change Management Seminar for African Business Leaders in Nairobi, Kenya. In September, 2008 Kathy keynoted an international medical conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands inspiring professionals, caregivers and family members to successfully adapt to the diagnosis of dementia in a loved one.
Kathy conducts personal and professional development seminars for Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. Her recent clients include such diverse and successful organizations as Dow Chemical, Honeywell, Novartis, Accenture, Pharmacia, Max & Erma's Restaurants, Nationwide Financial, Weyerhaeuser, Special Olympics of New York, Head Start and more than 35 colleges and universities.
Kathy was one of only three professional speakers recommended by Dr. Spencer Johnson to provide training built upon his book Who Moved My Cheese? She has trained more than 85,000 people to successfully manage change in their work and personal life by embracing and understanding the dynamics of change.
Prior to forming N~Compass Consulting, Kathy was the director of training and organizational development for some 2,000 employees at The Ohio State University. Kathy has held various leadership positions in student affairs administration, admissions, leadership development, event planning, and residence life at Bowling Green State University, North Carolina State University, and The Ohio State University.
A Phi Beta Kappa psychology graduate of Bowling Green State University, Kathy has two BGSU Master's degrees, one in student personnel and another in guidance and counseling. She has served her alma mater as a member of the university's Alumni Board of Trustees and Chaired the Arts & Sciences Board of Advocates. In 1989, she received the Outstanding Recent Graduate Award from the BGSU Alumni Association. And in May, 2006 Kathy was honored to deliver the Commencement Address at BGSU.
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On Choice and Change – Taking Charge of Change at Work and In Life
“Change Imposed is Change Opposed.” If this popular axiom is true then how do organizations implement vital change while managing such resistance? Taking this paradox head on, Kathy Cleveland Bull creates an unparalleled experience for participants as she shares powerful stories, proven organizational change models as well as the latest advances in integrating organizational and personal change strategies necessary for successful, long term change. Participants discover profound truths about change that give individuals and organizations a quick and easy way to understand change and internalize their responsibility in “Taking Charge of Change”.
In this powerful keynote and seminar, On Choice and Change, Kathy Cleveland Bull helps organizations explore the dynamic equilibrium necessary for creating successful strategies to harness the energy of rapid fire instability. Participants will leave inspired, motivated to act and with specific applications for creating the successful, proactive and flexible organization of the future.
Practicing Gratefulness in Turbulent Times
“Gratefulness is the inner gesture of giving meaning to our life by receiving life as gift.” – Brother David Steindl-Rast
How can we appreciate the great gift of life while at the same time hold the suffering of those in our community and in our world? What is grateful living and how does one develop a practice of gratefulness that can inform our work and our life? In this emotionally intense and dynamic seminar, participants will engage with the art of grateful living through story, poetry, sharing and video. Together we will explore more deeply and intentionally the concept of a freely given Universe and how to integrate the only appropriate response, gratefulness!
Life Balance: Mastering Life’s Twists and Turns
True success in life is not a static result but a dynamic, balanced approach to living with constant change and the ebb and flow of all the different aspects of life. Not judging as good or bad, fortunate or not, but just part of life to meet head on. This modern and healthy approach to living isn’t destabilized by change – but includes change as a reality. Change is viewed as a catalyst, an opportunity for growth. And in this world, no one can argue the existence of change.
The new paradigm for learning to embrace change has to do with imagining a way to live in healthy balance in a changing world. At NCompass Consulting, we call this the Maze/Labyrinth metaphor which is based on a book written by Kathy Cleveland Bull entitled, McKaleya’s Journey, a Timeless Tale for Mastering Life’s Twists and Turns.
Running the Maze Walking the Labyrinth: Timeless Lessons for Mastering Life's Twists and Turns
Certain aspects of living are maze-like, others are labyrinth-like. Struggling to survive, competing for a life partner, providing for our families and the host of dramas we create to play out these basic motives are maze-like activities. We are goal oriented, we can win or lose, there is the sense of temporal urgency, hope and fear, adrenaline, a sense of victory and accomplishment or of defeat.
Other aspects of living are labyrinth-like – participating in the rituals that remind us that we are part of a greater whole; family dinners, reconnection to animals and nature, holiday celebrations, church, engaging with friends and neighbors, gardening, going to concerts, marriage ceremonies, funerals, and other rituals and cultural celebrations.
Different cultures value one over the other as do different personalities. The ideal solution involves a balance of both. On the one hand, our modern society has led many to overbalance to the maze mentality: where people become machine-like, efficient “multi-taskers”, striving to get ahead but losing their basic connection to family, friends and spirit. They are unable to enjoy what they have worked hard to earn in life. On the other extreme we find those who try to abdicate responsibility for their own lives by merging with whatever idea is fashionable or with whatever new age agenda presents itself next. In this we might see a compassionate individual who is committed to a worthy cause but has not developed the maze skills needed to provide the basics for his/her family.
The people we admire most and who seem to be successful and content have a good balance between and an integration of the Maze and the Labyrinth. They can then achieve success at work and enjoy the sunset. They bring a balanced rhythm to their work and to their life. They work hard and effectively for the benefit of their family and the greater community. And they bring beauty and grace to their work. We call these people “high maze/ high labyrinth oriented”.
Other Speaking Topics:
On Choice and Change: Taking Charge of Change in Work and in Life
Practicing Gratefulness in Turbulent Times
The Celebration of Act III – New Questions for Life After 50
Mastering Life’s Twists and Turns – Life Balance for Dedicated Professionals
Finding Your Choice and Voice in Chaos and Change
"For more than 10 years, Kathy Cleveland Bull has provided keynote addresses and presented workshops for ACT's National Enrollment Planners Conference. Consistent rave reviews and extremely positive feedback keep her at the forefront of our faculty pool. Kathy's sincerity and energetic style captures the trust of the audience. We have benefited significantly from headlining Kathy in the past, and we intend to engage her in the future!"
"I just wanted to officially thank you again for your outstanding presentation at our Tony Roma’s Global Conference in South Beach.
We did a written survey after the conference and your presentation scored the highest marks. Many attendees rated it as the best presentation they heard over the three-day conference."
National Kidney Foundation
"Your session provided an incredible kick-off for the Conference. Attendees made lots of “cheese” references throughout the rest of the sessions, which shows that they were immediately applying their learning. Your training also provided a nice blend of professional and personal change experiences."
"Kathy's energy and warm presence on stage is complimented by her presence off stage. She talks to people, she laughs, she listens and she asks questions. She is a terrific speaker!"
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