Seminars & Workshops

Ara leading a workshopSkill transfer is the primary purpose of my seminars & workshops. While entertaining, their main point is to enable individuals with varying needs and aptitudes to embrace new skills.

Some of the more recent topics for both my speeches and seminars have included:

  • What Is Leadership?
  • Leader As Coach
  • 7 Deadly Sins of Leadership
  • Leader As Change Agent
  • Life-Long Learning
  • Achieving Breakthrough Results
  • Great Leaders of the Past: What we can learn from Churchill, Gandhi, Reagan, Lincoln, and Brigham Young

All of Ara’s seminars and workshops are available in half-day or full-day formats.


What attendees are saying...

College of the Canyons

Your workshop was highly requested and we were thrilled that you could come to our campus! The evaluations for your workshop were excellent and the comments I have received personally were also outstanding and in praise of your presentation. It’s clear that you were definitely a hit! We hope to have you back again at the next event!

Leslie Carr
Director, Professional Development
College of the Canyons

City of Santa Clarita

Your presentation was fabulous! A great motivator for me. I have been fortunate enough to attend the Franklin Covey seminar, “Focus: Achieving Your Highest Priorities,” as a part of my training with the City of Santa Clarita. Your thoughts, however, were welcome because you were able to be more personal with us. I appreciate that you shared your personal successes and the fact that you can quote from your mission statement! I feel motivated to work on one for myself and family. Your enthusiasm was contagious, and I feel recommitted to planning with purpose, and executing the plan! In closing, I would like to thank you so much for your time. I recognize that you made a tremendous sacrifice for us, and I know you will be greatly blessed for helping us to become more productive. I cannot wait to dig in to the materials that you emailed to us. You are so generous to share! Thank you again for your time and talent!

Lisa Larsen
Department of Field Services
City of Santa Clarita

Kinko’s Business Solutions

It was a pleasure to be a student in your “Learning Center”. Your level of commitment, enthusiasm, and creativity is considerable. The effort you go through to enrich the learning process is impressive – multimedia (music, movie clips), personal anecdotes and information (your fact & fiction, your guitar music), trivia questions (“This Day in History”), your presentation on life-long learning, combined with your genuine excitement and commitment to sales training and one quickly realizes how fortunate we are to have such a professional supporting and teaching our sales teams.

Ed Russell
Director, Sales Operations
Kinko’s Business Solutions

Kinecta Federal Credit Union

I just wanted to let you know that I think you did an outstanding job for the Executive Team with the training. Definitely in your zone.

Keith Sultemeier
President & CEO
Kinecta Federal Credit Union

The Advocate/Greenwich Time

Your expert delivery helped make the sales training both valuable and fun! The feedback from the group is still very positive. They especially are finding a great deal of value from the coaching piece.

Lauren Renner
Organizational Development Manger
The Advocate/Greenwich Time

Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce

We would like to thank you for presenting such a dynamic seminar filled with excitement, humor, and real life examples. Not only did our members walk away from the day with a renewed enthusiasm for sales and marketing, they took with them valuable information which they could implement immediately. It was of great benefit for our members to learn and refresh their techniques. Than you for providing our members with the necessary tools to thrive in their businesses.

Jim Merle
Chairperson, Business Development Committee
Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce

Pearson NCS

I want to thank you for providing us with an exceptional training experience. Your program exceeded my expectations and was truly a worthwhile investment of time for our team. Your interactive approach to the training and your facilitation style were exactly what I was looking for. Everyone who attended said they learned something in the training that they could take back and immediately apply to their work

Christina M. Myers, SPHR
Human Resources Manager
Pearson NCS

Los Angeles Times

Having worked in Corporate America for the past 12 years, and having experienced many “trainers”, I can say with confidence that Ara Norwood is in the top 1% of executive educators I have worked with. Ara creates an atmosphere of learning that is top notch. A refreshing change.

Laura Henkels
Account Executive, Fashion Division
Los Angeles Times