Conferences, Retreats and Inspirational Projects
Conferences and Retreats
Event Design and Facilitation
Are you looking to motivate and activate high performance?
Do you want to increase engagement and decrease turnover?
I design custom retreat and conference experiences that set the stage for excellence. Together, we collaborate to deliver well researched motivational content, inspirational speakers and proven engagement practices for high performance.
Book Authoring & Inspirational Presentations
Is there a message you want to share with the world?
Do you have a book to write, a keynote presentation to deliver?
I collaborate with you to craft meaningful & effective messages with a purpose. I apply proven persuasive communication skills to collaboratively guide you in developing your message to achieve your goals
Amazon International Best-Selling Books
Education & Certifications
Desiree has earned the following the degrees and certifications.
Communication | Human Resources | Organization Development | Coaching | Speaking | 360 Feedback | Meditation | Facilitation
Elevations for Organizations
Myers Briggs (MBTI)
In addition to Desiree's extensive work in leadership and organizational behavior, she has actively studied varied aspects wellness and spirituality. Thus, she is a certified licensed Angel Therapy Practitioner from Hay House Publishing and earned certification as a spiritual life coach accredited by the Emerson Theological Institute.
The Journey to Talent Strategy
About Desiree Aragon, M.H.R.O.D
Desiree Aragon is certified to train and facilitate top rated leadership programs, deliver difficult messages, and influence with power of persuasion. She also holds a masters degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development (M.H.R.O.D)
Desiree is an Amazon international best-selling author. In 2017 she partnered with several Celebrity Experts and business guru Brian Tracy on the collaborative book, Ready, Set, Go! Top Tips for Setting Yourself Up for Success. In 2019 she was recognized by the Women Speakers Association as a Voice of the 21st Century collaborative author which earned her a second international best-seller status along with 49 fellow power speakers from around the globe.
Desiree has been a featured speaker at retreats and workshops for audiences in Asia, Canada, Costa Rica, and throughout the United States.
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
- Maya Angelou
From working in an office with her Mom at age nine, and into adulthood, Desiree learned that if we really pay attention to the signs talented people show us, magic happens. Equally she could see that if we ignore the environment at work, productivity gets derailed. Sustaining excellence is about guiding top talent to know who they are and what they do best. Desiree removes environment, mindset, and skill based obstacles that inhibit success and replaces them with the motivation needed get results.
Desiree's leadership journey began when she first learned how to influence without authority. Using strategies to gain buy-in, combat resistance and celebrate successes helped her build long-lasting relationships. Desiree consulted for a bit before starting a family. She was hired into the healthcare field when she was nine months pregnant. Desiree quickly moved up from consultant to manager to director and then onto Vice President. She knows what it takes to engage and inspire top talent.
Desiree holds active memberships with the Women’s Speakers Association (WSA), the National Association of Experts, Writers and Speakers and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).
TALENT @ WORK
Industries and Businesses I've worked for include:
Healthcare & Bio Science
Future Proofing - Organizational Development
In these organizations I held progressive positions in the division of HUMAN RESOURCES holding the following positions:
Healthcare has many different business units running simultaneously in one acute-care hospital. Services include: nursing, physicians, emergency rooms, surgical units, janitorial services, building maintenance, equipment management, referrals to urgent-care centers, outpatient clinics and so much more. Now expand one hospital into two or twelve or forty.
Sustaining Excellence - Program Implementation
For SkillSoft, I served as:
Technology companies focus primarily on the development and/or manufacturing of technology, or providing technology as a service. Many large tech companies are known for innovation and use electronic technologies for educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom.
My services in program implementation included blended learning solutions to help growing organizations engage, educate, train and develop their workforce & clients. Sampling of businesses served: Adobe, NorthPoint Communications, Intel.
Retail and Food Service
Culture Change and Performance Accountability
At Jack in the Box, I held the role of:
Retail and Food service both satisfy consumer demands through a supply chain and both have a significant problem with retention. In food service, for example, turnover can be as high as 300% in a low performing high volume urban restaurant.
During my time with Jack in the Box, we implemented a culture change initiative. The focus was on retaining great employees using consistent messaging and performance management. We taught leaders to communicate with their teams early and often to manage their turnover effectively positively impacting morale and increasing revenue.