Rhonda Scharf

Insightful … humorous … entertaining … even contagious … words that are often used to describe Rhonda Scharf.  A speaker with the uncanny ability to look at the normal and see something quite different.

Rhonda is a Professional Speaker recently inducted into the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame, Trainer and Author, based in Ottawa. She has spoken to tens of thousands of people in 13 different countries.

Rhonda will share some things she has learned to help you thrive in your work environment, emerging at the end of the day with a smile and a sense of accomplishment. Audiences far and wide sing her praises for her relevant and useful tips on administration, communication and workplace effectiveness!

Her natural warmth and sincerity are balanced by a healthy sense of the absurd, a combination that is useful in any situation. With her Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and Canadian Association of Professional Speakers Hall of Fame (HoF) designations, combined with her Spirit of CAPS award, she is only one of two speakers worldwide with the trifecta of honours. Rhonda’s professional speaking career began at age two… when her mother would offer her 25 cents to be quiet for five minutes!

Rhonda’s professional speaking career began at age two… when her mother would offer her 25 cents to be quiet for five minutes!


Sometimes You’re the Windshield –
Sometimes You’re the Bug!

How to take control of your own life. ** POPULAR TOPIC

Sometimes life gets the better of us, and we ask “Whose life is it, anyway”? When you stop living for yourself, and live only for everyone else, something is missing, in this humorous keynote, Rhonda shares that not only do we all experience this feeling, it’s OK to be frustrated.

Learn how to stay away from contagious negativity, look at life through a positive focus and stop blaming (whether it is the economy, government, organization or just bad luck!) For those people who do this naturally, they will learn additional skills to keep on top!

‘Take control of your own life’ is the message – and through realistic, easy and fun approaches to control, Rhonda leaves everyone laughing about life, instead of crying – but most importantly, everyone gains the knowledge on how to get back the life we want to have!



Maximizing Your Inner Super Hero

All Super Heroes have Super Powers, and when they use them for “good” rather than “evil”, they can leap tall buildings in a single bound, catch a speeding bullet, or stop a runaway train in its tracks.

We all have Super Powers, we just don’t always know what they are, nor what to do with them. Learn to harness the super powers you have to be a Super Hero every day at work.

Come along for a fun ride as Rhonda shares how to find your super powers, and how to use them to help you maximize your Inner Super Hero.

• The top 10 Super Powers, and how you can apply them everyday to improve your life, both personally and professionally

• What do the Beatles, Starbucks, Amazon, and you have in common? Learn how innovation can make you stand far above your competition

• Easy to apply techniques to maximize your inner super hero

• Laugh, play, learn, and enjoy as you share your journey with Rhonda


Common Sense is NOT Common Practice

Face it, the world is filled with people who don’t seem to have any common sense, and we all wonder how they make it through the day. But every once in a while, we are the one with no common sense. Are you a little more clueless than you realize? Are you the one walking around with no common sense? Do you need to get some back?

Join Rhonda on a hilarious journey of common and not-so-common sense. Question what you are doing and why, and find out how you can have the common-sense that others seem to be lacking.

(Common-sense situations are specific to audience/industry/client).



Can’t Get No Satisfaction


Do you feel like you are just putting in time when you come to work?

Hopefully not. Do you feel appreciated, valued and like you are an important part of the team? Don’t fear if you don’t – you’re not alone!

Learn to get “satisfaction.” Just like Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, we are going to do things a little differently.

Don’t fool yourself into thinking that it’s about your “authority”. It’s about how you act, how you ask, and the credibility you bring to the office every day. By learning how to communicate professionally, you can learn “To Get Satisfaction!”.

Learn how to take control of your own satisfaction.

Are you setting yourself up for disappointment and don’t even realize it?

The tiny secret that makes work much more satisfying!

Learn when to change gears.

Prepare to have fun, laugh and learn. When you go back to your office, you’ll have a new bounce in your step, and a smile on your face. After all, what is satisfaction if you don’t feel good? You will!

Can’t Get No Satisfaction! Just like Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, we are going to do things a little different in our opening keynote. Come learn the five steps required to get the “Moves Like Jagger” and satisfaction from your job.


Leadership Bootcamp

What is “Leadership” anyway?  Leadership in 2018 is different than Leadership in 1988.  Do you know how to lead through your actions?  Do you know how to lead without authority?

We’ll discuss what leadership means to admins, and how we can apply the same leadership skills that are used to run organizations of thousands to our own roles back at work.

Your workshop will include:

• What is leadership?

• What makes a leader?

• What are my personal leadership strengths and weaknesses (and what to do about them!)?

• Leading without authority

• Leadership and motivation

The purpose of this interactive workshop is to demonstrate to each participant the effects of their personal leadership style and the end result.



Charisma, Credibility & Confidence. 
The 1,2,3 Plan for Success


Why is that some people can walk into a room, and everyone will notice? Or with others, there is that immediate connection with (or the opposite – the immediate dislike!)  Everyone wants to be the person that exudes charisma, credibility and confidence – yet are unsure how to get it.  It is a skill that can be learned, improved, and perfected.  Rhonda ensures that you know how.


Invisible Influence


Your job requires you to influence people just about all of the time. Whether you are in a supervisory position or not, you need to gain support, inspire others, work well with others, get things done without support and improve your relationships.

Whatever form it takes, being an excellent influencer makes your job easier. We all want to have influence with the people we work with, but are unwilling to be manipulated, or be a manipulator.  Invisible Influence explores the science of influence – by maximizing our own personal strengths.  You won’t manipulate anyone, but instead recognize what your invisible influences are, and maximize their power.

There are many ways to influence others – and it isn’t about right or wrong – it is about being aware of the impact you have when communicating. Invisible Influence skills require a healthy combination of interpersonal, communication, and assertiveness techniques. It is about adapting and modifying your personal style when you become aware of the affect you are having on other people, while still being true to yourself. Behaviour and attitude change are what’s important, not changing who you are or how you feel and think.


Dealing with Difficult People


Dealing with difficult people on a daily basis can turn a dream job into a nightmare.  As pressures in the workplace increase, many office professionals are finding there are more difficult people to deal with on the job, as well as in our personal lives.  Whether you have to handle a customer who shouts at you for doing your job or a team member who takes credit for your ideas, this unique audio conference will show you ways to stop falling victim to those difficult people who love to make life miserable for the rest of us.

Here’s What You’ll Learn:

5 strategies for improving communication with difficult people (so you can end your frustration!)

How to defuse people who are angry, upset or just plain rude and how to calm tense situations (improve your reputation as the professional and reduce your stress)

Understand what motivates the attitudes and behaviours of difficult people (knowledge is power for future interactions)

Techniques for giving feedback to difficult people to help correct or even improve their behaviour (make it easy for you)

Learn to face life confidently, knowing you’re up to any challenge (stop getting kicked around and increase your self-esteem)



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