Keynotes and Presentations

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Background and Experience

Dr. Andrea Dinardo has been leading keynote speeches and providing psychological workshops for almost 20 years. From conferences to seminars, specialized training courses, college and university educational programs, and so much more. Her connection with the audience and enthusiasm for the topics she presents always shines through.

Areas of Expertise

  • Developing a Growth Mindset
  • Leveraging Personal Strengths
  • Enhancing Motivation and Purpose
  • Thriving Under Pressure and Adversity
  • Staying Positive in Negative Situations
  • Fostering Health and Wellness Habits
  • Positive Psychology and Stress Resilience

Sample Testimonial: Seeing her passion and uplifting energy was a great way to start the day.  Dr. Dinardo’s speech was filled with not only her encouraging messages, but also practical advice for everyday living.

Most Requested Topics

Thriving Under Pressure
Why do some people crumble under pressure while others thrive in reaction to stress? What explains the difference between these two groups of individuals? Stress hardiness is a key factor in resilience – the ability to remain healthy and strong during challenging times. Hardy individuals transform stressful events into opportunities for growth by taking direct action in response to stress and trauma. This presentation will show audience members how to cultivate their resilience and stress hardiness skills, and in doing so; learn how to thrive under pressure.

Optimism Boot Camp
This workshop is designed to help participants better understand and apply the principles of positive psychology at work and in life. This workshop includes a 3-step plan for boosting optimism and success, including (a) building confidence in one’s talents and abilities, (b) creating positive expectations for future events, and (c) techniques for transforming adversity into opportunity.

Igniting Motivation and Success
Motivating top performance will be explored in four parts: (1) harnessing the power of first impressions – why “blink” matters, (2) modeling passion and enthusiasm, including: movement, gestures, facial expressions, humour, positive emotion, voice modulation, and eye contact, (3) igniting curiosity and “a need to know more” through connection and rapport, and (4) capturing attention and maintaining focus using strength-based practices.

5 Ways to Embrace Change
This presentation will explore the psychology and science of transformational change in five stages, including: (1) the challenge and excitement of new experiences, (2) the conscious choice we make to either embrace or resist change, (3) the long-term commitment required to make change fulfilling and personally meaningful, (4) the assessment of what is within vs. outside our control in the change process, and (5) the acceptance that true change takes place – one moment at a time.

Sample Testimonial: It was an absolute pleasure working with Dr. Andrea Dinardo on “The Steven and Chris Show”. Not only is she a leading expert in the field of psychology, she is a speaker that delivers information that is enlightening, inspirational and easy to understand.

Reading People Using EQ Principles
In this interactive talk, participants will explore the four pillars of emotional intelligence (EQ) to reading and connecting with people in their everyday lives. Part 1 teaches participants how to consistently pay attention to their own emotions: (1) how they fluctuate, and (2) how they manage them. Part 2 demonstrates how to become increasingly aware and responsive to the intrinsic motives and behaviours of others. Self-awareness combined with social awareness results in a discerning ability to read people and bring out the best in them.

Is Happiness a Choice?
What explains the difference between people who remain upbeat and positive despite the chaos that surrounds them while others are utterly miserable even in good times? Are happy people just lucky people who were born happy? Are unhappy people born miserable? This presentation explores well-being and happiness from three unique perspectives, including: (1) the developmental origins of happiness, (2) how individual differences in personality affect happiness, and (3) the paradoxical relationship between traumatic life experiences and happiness.

Additional Topics Available including topics regularly posted on my blog.

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