letting go of perfectionism

Talk Description

"Do you find it difficult to tolerate failure and find satisfaction in the work that you do? Do you take constructive feedback personally or consistently invest more time and effort into completing tasks than your peers do?

"These are common traits in people who struggle with perfectionism. This talk shows you how to avoid the perils of perfectionism by engaging in a healthier pursuit of excellence. It does this by uncovering the roots of perfectionism, challenging unhelpful thought-patterns, and revealing the secret to becoming more productive with less effort."

This Talk Is Ideal For:
  • Leaders, managers, entrepreneurs, and employees seeking to increase workplace effectiveness without succumbing to burnout

  • Youth, university students, and parents seeking to improve satisfaction with their work and relationships

Common Challenges This Talk Addresses:
  • All-or-nothing thinking styles

  • Procrastination, fear of mistakes, and tendencies toward burnout

  • Self-criticism and difficulty being open in relationships

This Talk Enables Participants To:
  • Apply 8 effective strategies for pursuing excellence without perfectionism

  • Identify the warning signs of perfectionism before they take hold

  • Boost productivity without investing more time and effort at work

  • Enhance self-esteem, acceptance of others, and satisfaction on the job

This Talk Includes:
  • Group discussion and exercises to enhance learning

  • Custom designed handouts for attendees

Ideal Formats:

This presentation can be delivered as 1-hour talk or a 2-3 hour/half-day seminar. Longer formats are ideal for group discussion and audience participation, but the presentation can be shortened or lengthened to meet the specific needs of your audience.

Next Steps:

If you are interested in attending this talk or hosting one in your organization, please contact me. I’d be happy to discuss some next steps with you.

Related Talks:

I invited Thomas to be a Keynote Speaker and Workshop Facilitator at three of our national conferences in Toronto, attended by over 1000 university students. On each occasion, I was impressed with Thomas’ ability to help students overcome feelings of fear, anger, shame, and perfectionism. His authenticity, courage, and genuine concern for students are inspiring and I’d highly recommend him to any organization interested in the emotional health training he provides.

"Thomas helped me see the ways in which perfectionism was evident in my life and how it impacted my belief system. I used to be very reluctant to make decisions because I never wanted to make a mistake. I had to be 100% sure the decision was right. Being “indecisive” in business can be detrimental. Now, I no longer have that problem. There is no doubt in my mind that others will personally benefit from Thomas’s training as I did."

Contact info

​Office Phone: 519-224-1620​


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