• High Performers produce 400% more than their peers.*

    High performance is guaranteed to pay off. While unproductive work effort and low morale are sure to kill your growth and revenue. Yet, productivity is no easy fix. It results from a mix of factors including motivation, skills, work environment, mindset, connection with others and time management. You don't have time to lose. Hire me to sort through the talent clutter and be your inspiration for greatness.

  • Talent Development Services

    Championing Business Owners & Their Teams

    Entrepreneurial Talent

    Focused attention on your purpose and passion.

    • Talent Assessments - Assess & align beliefs,  behaviors and priorities impacting daily work. 
    • Talent Championing - Project Collaboration to infuse projects with principles of influence and a dose inspiration. Content development, keynote speeches, high impact presentations, and book publishing.
    • Events & Retreats - Open hearts and minds, re-frame challenging situations and increase personal resiliency with individual, small and large group retreat experiences.

    Leadership Talent

    Future proofing to increase morale and productivity.

      • 360 Feedback - Qualitative and quantitative assessment options with actionable recommendations & coaching.  
      • Competency Development to strengthen leadership knowledge, success attributes and productivity.
      • Skill Building - Expand leadership capabilities to achieve short- and long-term organizational goals. 
        • Conflict Resolution
        • Motivation and Morale
        • Performance Management
        • Time and Productivity
    • TALENT @ WORK

      Industries and Businesses I've worked with include:

      Healthcare

      Future Proofing - Organizational and Talent Development

       

      Healthcare is remarkably interesting.

       

      Think, for example, of all of the different business units running simultaneously in an 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.

       

      Developing talent is an absolute must for these complex environments to succeed. Sampling of businesses served: Dignity Health, Sutter Health, NorthBay Healthcare

      Technology

      Sustaining Excellence - Program Implementation

       

      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 include blended learning solutions to help fast paced organizations communicate and achieve their goals. Sampling of businesses served: Adobe, NorthPoint Communications, Intel

      Retail and Food Service

      Workplace Conflict - Performance Management

       

      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.

       

      The key to keeping busy organizations on track with retaining great employees is consistent performance management. Leaders who communicate with their teams early and often manage their turnover effectively which positively impacts morale and increases revenue. Sampling of businesses served: Jack in the Box, Inc, Fred Meyers, Title Nine

    • SUPER POWERS

      My Talent Story

      About Desiree Aragon, M.H.R.O.D.

      Desi guides business owners and their collaborative teams to maximize potential when it matters most.

      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 Organizational Development.

       

      Desiree partnered with several experts and business guru Brian Tracy to earn amazon best seller status for our collaborative book, Ready, Set, Go! Top Tips for Setting Yourself Up for Success. She has been recognized by the Women Speakers Association as a Voice of the 21st Century.

       

      Thanks to her working mom, Desi was a bona fide mail clerk by the age of nine. The thing about spending childhood in an office setting is that one can quickly learn a few things about how people behave at work. Watching people interact over the job roles and responsibilities made Desiree acutely aware of workplace morale.

       

      By age 19 Desiree was majoring in organizational communication and helping one of her earliest employers with a merger/acquisition. This would be her first organizational culture intervention long before she'd ever even heard of the concept. Finding unique ways to help the on-boarding team connect with the parent company was a complex and rewarding challenge. She clarified shared goals, outlined job roles and affirmed the value of transitioning employees.

       

      From these early days, Desi could see that if we ignore the environment at work, productivity gets derailed. Equally, she learned that if we really pay attention to the signs talented people show us, magic happens. Sustaining excellence is about inspiring leaders to know who they are, what they do best and remove environment, mindset, and skill based obstacles inhibiting success .

       

      Desiree's leadership journey began when she first learned how to influence without authority and then quickly moved up through management into executive roles. She used her uncanny ability to pick up on subtle nuances and show top talent fast high impact changes to make for a future proof career.

       

      Desi's clients love her ability to take a whole lot of different thoughts and synthesize them into meaningful easy-to-implement actions.

       

      She has been a featured speaker at retreats and workshops for audiences in Asia, Canada, Costa Rica, and throughout the United States. I hold 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).

      • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
      • Masters of Human Resources & Organizational Development
      • Certified to influence, coach, and facilitate personality & behavioral programs.
      • Certified instructor for top rated leadership programs, including; Vital Smarts Crucial Conversations, Franklin Covey’s Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results, 7 Habits for Highly Effective PeopleExtraordinary Productivity and Elevate, Inc’s Elevations for Organizations.
      • Certified Lominger Competency 360 Feedback Process
      • Certified Myers Brigg Type Indicator (MBTI) Facilitator
      • Certified Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP)
      • Certified Meditation Teacher. 

       

      Gallup®  StrengthsFinder
      • Strategic | Relator | Individualization | Developer |Maximizer
      Elevations for Organizations
      • Facilitator, Relationship Builder & Communicator
      • Liberator, Action Oriented and Adventurous
      Myers Briggs
      • ENFPs are sometimes referred to as Champion personalities because of their enthusiasm for helping others realize their dreams. They are energetic, passionate and love to help other people explore their creative potential.
       

      In addition to Desiree's extensive work in leadership and organizational behavior, she has actively studied varied aspects spiritually. Thus, she is a certified licensed Angel Therapy Practitioner from Hay House Publishing and a certified spiritual life coach.

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