• Services

    Conferences, Retreats and Inspirational Projects

    Conferences and Retreats

    Event Design and Facilitation

    for Organizations

    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.

    Special Projects

    Book Authoring & Inspirational Presentations

    for Entrepreneurs

    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

  • Books

    Amazon International Best-Selling Books

    Ready Set Go! Top Tips to Setting Yourself Up for Success (2017)
    19.95
    Desiree's custom books have sold out! However, you can still get a copy of her featured expert chapter - The Tortoise Method: Resetting Your Life for Greatness for FREE. Just send me a quick note via email, chat or messenger and i'll send the e-chapter your way!

    Alongside Brian Tracy, The CelebrityExperts® in this Amazon Best-Selling book, Ready Set Go! have succeeded in different fields using various methods. They share their talents, achievements and failures so you can take your next best step in your personal and professional life.

    Quantity
    Coming soon
    Voices of the 21st Century: Bold Brave and Brilliant Woman Who Make A Difference (2019)
    18.95
    Voices of the 21st Century special edition collaborative book, signed by Desiree Aragon.

    Within these pages, you’ll discover powerful female voices rising up to educate, guide, and inspire.

    Behind each story is a woman brave enough to have her voice heard and bold enough to make a difference. Their stories challenge the status quo, bring to light once-dark topics, and introduce new ways of thinking.

    International Best Seller on Amazon:
    #1 Women in Business
    #1 Biographies of Business Professionals
    # 1 Small Business & Entrepreneurship
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  • Education & Certifications

    Desiree has earned the following the degrees and certifications.

    Communication | Human Resources | Organization Development | Coaching | Speaking | 360 Feedback | Meditation | Facilitation

    • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
    • Masters of Human Resources & Organizational Development
    • Certification to influence, coach, and facilitate personality & behavioral wellness programs.
    • Certification as 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.
    • Certification for Lominger Competency 360 Feedback Process
    • Completed Leadership Agility 360 Certification Training
    • Certification as Myers Brigg Type Indicator, MBTI Facilitator
    • Certification for Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP)
    • Certification as Meditation Teacher. 

    Strengths

    Gallup® StrengthsFinder

    • Strategic|Relator| Developer|Maximizer

    Elevations for Organizations

    • Facilitator, Relationship Builder & Communicator
    • Liberator, Action Oriented and Adventurous

    Myers Briggs (MBTI)

    • 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 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.

  • Professional Bio

    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:

    • Vice President, Human Excellence
    • Director, Talent and Organizational Development
    • Learning Institute Program Manager
    • Training Consultant

    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.

      The Bioscience firm I worked for focused on manufacturing biospecimens for leading researchers around the world. This work environment included corporate offices, blood donation clinics, and manufacturing laboratories.

      Technology

      Sustaining Excellence - Program Implementation

      For SkillSoft, I served as:

      • Strategic Global Account Consultant

      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:

      • Training Specialist

      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.

    • CONNECT WITH ME

      Desiree Aragon

      916-870-0175 or desi@desireearagon.com or desiree.nielson@gmail.com