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Penny Tremblay

Professional and Personal Development Specialist for Rich Relationships in the Workplace and in Business. Leadership development services include - Professional Development Training and Workshops: Workplace Relationships, Assertiveness and Confrontational Skills for Managers & Supervisors, Customized Team Building and Capacity Building sessions
Relationship Management, Conflict Resolution, Mediation
Strategic Planning, Mentorship / Coaching, Inspirational and Motivational Speaking Engagements

Phone
705-358-3396
Email
penny@giveandberich.com
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Recent Work by Penny

Recognition for Dads - Fishing Close to Bottom

Recognition for Dads - Fishing Close to Bottom

This original content was posted six years ago, but it never gets old to me. I want to honour all the men that I’ve worked with over the years, especially those who weren’t afraid to be honest and vulnerable in the work of conflict resolution.
Verbal Abuse in the Workplace

Verbal Abuse in the Workplace

How do we know when to end a relationship that is unhealthy? Workplaces and personal relationships are fertile grounds for verbal abuse. Knowing what it is, sounds like or feels like is an important start in dealing with it.
The Sandwich Technique

The Sandwich Technique

If you have to convey information or feedback that is positive, it is easier to maintain good personal relations with people.  However, if you need to reprimand or provide constructive feedback or even discuss issues that are negative, being effective and building rapport becomes much more difficult, but even more important.
Defeat Depression in the Workplace

Defeat Depression in the Workplace

Most workplaces are not a safe place to talk about mental illness, so first and foremost, we need to change the perception that it is ok to talk openly about mental health.  I hope you’ll join me for the Defeat Depression Walk in North Bay on May 25, 2019!
How to Manage Employee Commitment

How to Manage Employee Commitment

Working with so many workplaces, I hear common complaints from both employers and employees, around the idea that people aren’t doing what they’re supposed to be doing. Managers need to manage commitment.
How To Stay Committed When Those Around You Don’t

How To Stay Committed When Those Around You Don’t

I get triggered when people around me aren’t contributing equally or sticking with their commitment. It reminds me of growing up with my siblings and parents, and having chores to do. We all had them, but I was always nosey to find out what everyone
The 3 Bite Rule

The 3 Bite Rule

Getting along with people doesn’t always click in the first interaction. Sometimes it takes a few attempts, or shall I say, a few bites. I giggled with joy when I realized how symbolic this was to a time about 16 years ago when I had two pre-school aged kids at the dinner table. 
Mbezhegiwedoon Gaawii’izhichigeyaan (Come Back To What You Were Doing)

Mbezhegiwedoon Gaawii’izhichigeyaan (Come Back To What You Were Doing)

Relationships can be strengthened when we come back to doing what we were doing. Sometimes we get into a stance, conflicted with something or someone, and if we could get through it and come back to doing what we were doing, we would be well on our way to productivity, peace and profit. Easier said than done, but anything is possible with good intention.
Humour to Heal Stress

Humour to Heal Stress

Being in a school lock down and using humour to heal stress was not a situation I ever thought I’d be in. My day in a semi-remote community began with grand intentions to help teachers and staff learn strategies to Play Nice in the Sandbox...
How can I have a spine, if no-one has my back?

How can I have a spine, if no-one has my back?

Manager conflict brews in workplaces because the hierarchy isn’t maintained, and because managers and supervisors don’t always have the support of those they report to. I was talking to a friend who was sharing his frustration about parenting. He said