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#1: Techniques to Master Your Mindset

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Waking Venus Weekend Retreat 7 Strategies for Success 26 – 29 March 2021 – Lazy Daze Retreat Quindalup, Dunsborough

We had a ball – see more photos on the What Women Want website.

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Who is Deanna C Ward?

Master of Professional Communications, Master of Neuro Linguistic Programming & Emotional Intelligence Coach, Certificate IV in Life Coaching, Diploma of Business (Frontline Management), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, Diploma of Training Design and Development, personality profiler using Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

Deanna specialises in using emotional intelligence, neuro linguistic programming (NLP), life coaching and personality profiling (MBTI) to effect positive, lasting change.  She is passionate about personal as well as professional development, having spent the past 15 years coaching and training within the academic and corporate sectors.

She has a background in leadership and business, running the leadership program at Edith Cowan University as well as lecturing and tutoring, setting up and running her own businesses including management and consultancy of Registered Training Organisations and now What Women Want Coaching, dedicated to assisting women to wake up to and realise their true potential, passion and purpose.

Deanna has run leadership and business programs across academic and as well as corporate settings, working with individuals, small teams and organisations to effect positive personal and organisational change. 

She is passionate about high quality training and coaching with impact and has recently been training new trainers to join the training profession and working with existing fellow training professionals to keep their training credentials current.

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What are others saying about Deanna’s events?

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Pam Vercoe, Train by Design

I recently attended the 7 strategies for success workshop run by Deanna. I enjoyed the opportunity to challenge my thinking about what is possible and work through several strategies to achieve my goals. The workshop introduces you to the latest in neuroscience. No more excuses for not achieving success! Deanna is a skilled facilitator and welcomes and supports you work through your limiting thoughts to push through to new realms. I’m looking forward to more of this when it’s offered.

Jodie Burnett, Outsourced CFO

I attended one of Deanna’s “Seven Strategies for Success” I found the content to be most useful. Deanna is a very engaging speaker. I also had an NLP session with Deanna which I also found to be very rewarding. Deanna made me feel comfortable during the whole experience, and I found it even to be fun. Deanna is a wealth of knowledge around many topics, very helpful and warm. I highly recommend anyone to attend Deanna’s courses, or seek out her sessions for your own personal development.

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Valentina Bailey, Human Resources Executive (Australia/Myanmar)

I have the pleasure of seeing Deanna at work in two roles: one, as an Organisational Development colleague and the other as my professional coach. In Organisational Development role, Deanna is a dedicated person who always gives her 100%. She is a very good facilitator, engaging well with her students/participants through her demonstration of empathy, and enthusiasm. Deanna is highly passionate about behavioural sciences and transformational change, which is most probably why she makes a wonderful coach. As my coach, she is warm and genuine, making her clients feel at ease and able to build rapport with her. She helped me step out of the comfort zone and take steps towards living a life with purpose and passion.

Sue Hickton, Senior Research Officer at Edith Cowan University

Deanna is a values driven, quality focused team member. During her time at Professional Development @ ECU, she clearly had her eye on client outcomes and the needs of the larger organisation from a strategic perspective. Deanna does not settle for second best in anything she does and has always endeavoured to deliver above and beyond what is expected from the client or her colleagues. With innate skills in building relationships in complex and dynamic environments, Dee has a keen interest in the human psyche and and performance improvement i.e. “getting the best out of yourself” and facilitiates in this environment exceptionally well. Deanna is a vibrant, vivacious facilitator of learning and really does bring out the best in those she works with.

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Denise Neville, Way Forward

I am a private training consultant who has been working in OD for over 20 years and I worked with Deanna on the ECU leadership program. One of the first things I noticed about Deanna is her passion for her work, we met several times before the commencement of the program and she was very particular about what we included and how that would have an impact on the organization’s values and the participants motivation to excel. Her professional standard of work showed a high level of perfection in every detail, such as the quality of the slides, handouts and workbook. Upon the commencement of the workshop it was immediately apparent to me that I was co-facilitating with a highly experienced professional who has exceptional facilitation skills. Over the duration of the workshop Deanna would engage the participants with finely tuned skills in presenting and sound knowledge of ECU on all levels. Feedback on all the programs I have delivered with Deanna over the 12 months was exceptional, with each of the participants very much enjoying Deanna’s style. On a more personal note I find Deanna to be friendly, approachable, extremely self motivated and she has a strong sense of building lasting relationships, it has been a pleasure working with Deanna and I look forward to our future projects together.