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The Top 3 Habits of Highly Resilient People

Client Testimonials


We have heard only excellent feedback on your presentation, and everyone wants you back for next year’s conference!

Robert Jeffrey - Canadian Institute of Financial Planning


Our sales rally evaluations confirmed Carla’s popularity as our keynote speaker. The vast majority of responses rated the presentation as excellent. 

John Lutrin - HUB Financial


We loved all the humor, inspiration and passion – it was such an important message about how to change our mindsets when it comes to setbacks.

Kathy Nicolay - Advocis

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Carla specializes in entertaining opening or closing keynotes plus a communication breakout session designed just for people in financial and insurance services. 


the art of change

The Top 3 Habits of Highly Resilient Financial Planners

Best Audience: Association Conferences, Leadership Events, Staff Training, Sales Rallies

“Everyone is born an artist. The trick is to re-capture that innate ability as an adult and put it into all aspects of life.” 

What happens when mistakes, setbacks, rejection, failures hit? Many people stay reactive and problem-focused causing them to lose business. People who bounce back quickly far outperform those who don't. But, it's not an intellectual exercise. You need good "habits of mind" to re-write how your brain operates.

After 11 years of research we have identified the top 3 habits of people who stay innovative, solutions-oriented, adaptive, centered, healthy, communicative and proactive in the face of setbacks.

We call these people “Change Artists”. The skills of a Change Artist don’t actually need to be learned. They are innate skills that you just need to remember to access. These practices require hardly any extra time during your day, and simply train your brain to stay in as high a performance state as possible, no matter what is going on around you.

During this engaging and practical program your group will discover how to:

  • understand different personality styles when it comes to handling change
  • shift a reactive mindset to a problem solving mindset.
  • turn complaints, resistance and setbacks into tools for positive change
  • create the structures that inspire a culture of innovation on your team

The Artistry of Change® is a powerful framework that blends diverse fields such as educational kinesiology, western and eastern psychology, change management theory, creative process models, and neuroscience. Witness how these fields are merging in exciting ways to produce the new ‘organizational artistry’.


"We only heard excellent reviews about your sessions at the conference! In particular, how engaging, practical, and effective your resilience tools were for all the people who attended. Thank you for doing such a great job!" 

G. Elliot Envision Financial



How to Install the Top 3 Habits of Excellent Communicators

Best Audience: Association Conferences, Leadership Events, Staff Training, Sales Rallies

Costly communication breakdowns often happen between people because of simple-to-solve issues. If not dealt with you can lose productivity, income, well being, customers and employee engagement.

Diversity of opinions between people can lead to decisions that are wiser and more sustainable. This program covers the top habits of those who turn differences into solutions. During this engaging and interactive presentation you will discover how to:

  • practice 3 habits that prevent communication breakdowns
  • communicate your needs without causing defensiveness
  • switch from an unhealthy tension to a healthy discussion
  • have tough conversations that lead to positive outcomes
  • win back trust and create goodwill where it was lost

Experience the joy of making open communication a part of your daily work life.



"Carla did a hands on training for our insurance group and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. We now have a shared language for how to deal with communication break downs, so we can resolve customer and team issues much more quickly." 

C. Smith Reliance Insurance



Credit Union Executives Society

Credit Union Insurance Services Association

HUB Financial


Law Society of BC

Westward Advisors


Marketing Assoc for Credit Unions


McConnell Risk Management

Atkinson & Terry

Southern Ute Growth Fund

Daley & Company Chartered Accountants

Reliance Insurance

Certified Public Accountants of Saskatchewan

Sunrise Credit Union

Aldergrove Credit Union

Alberta Central Credit Union

Island Savings Credit Union

CGAs of BC

Canadian Payroll Assoication

Envision Financial


Chartered Professionals in Human Resources 

Human Resources Assoc of Manitoba

Society for Human Resources Management


Human Resources Masterminds


Mercer Bradley

Credit Union HR Conference


US Patent and Trademark Office

Internal Revenue Service

Women Municipal Leaders Forum

Community Corrections

National Managers’ Leadership Forum

Canada Corrections


Canadian Food Inspection Agency 

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

County of Lacombe

Public Health

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation


Doctor’s Eyecare Network

CHOC Children’s Hospital

Registered Nurses Association of BC

Speaking of Women’s Health Conference

Vancouver Coastal Health

Royal Alexandra Hospital

Pacific AIDS Network

Association of Coop Education 

Nutrition and Food Services Conferences

First Nations and Inuit Health

Capital Health


Metro-Can Construction

ACCO Engineered Services


Morris Industries


Concord Sales

Flight Center FCm Travel Solutions

Aramark Food Services

Sonesta Sanibel Resort Hotel

Fairmont Whistler



National Association of Business Aviation

BC Hydro

Sask Power


Educational Facilities Management Association

Manitoba Assoc of School Business Officials

Justice Institute of BC

Assoc. of Yukon School Administrators


BC Institute of Technology

Saskatchewan Institute of Technolgy


Assoc. of Administrative and Professional Staff

International Association of Admin Professionals

Abbotsford Administrator's Assoc. Conference


Chancery Software

GenoLogics Life Sciences Software

Project Management Institute


Overwaitea Foods



Tom Harris Cellular


Women’s Professional Network

e-Women Network


Great Plaines Safety Conference

Vitalize Conference

Alberta Construction Safety Conference

BC Construction Safety Conference


Molly Maid

British Franchise Association


Kansas Recreation and Parks Association

BC Parks and Recreation


Times of India

Servant Leadership Institute Conference

International Association of Venue Managers

Canucks Hockey Team

Saskatchewan Assessment Apprasiers' Association

Public & Private Workers Association of Canada

BC Library Association


Why Book Carla to Speak?

For over 23 years, Carla Rieger has been speaking on how to lead change, embrace change, and to communicate effectively during challenging negotiations.  

Her uplifting, fun and interactive presentations to over 1500 groups, have captured hearts and minds around the world. 

Help your attendees be more effective change agents through how they manage their own state of mind. She is the CEO of The Artistry of Change Productions, Inc, a training and coaching firm. 

Her academic background includes organizational psychology, sales performance training, conflict resolution, adult education, creative writing and educational kinesiology.

She has written 4 books including "MindStory Inner Coach", "Storytelling in Business", "The Heart of Presenting", "Presentations for Prosperity" plus hundreds of articles and 12 online learning programs. 

In addition, she has 10 years experience in the performing arts, specifically comedy. As a frequent speaker, trainer, facilitator, coach, performer and consultant, Carla helps people communicate with power, purpose and passion.


When you hire Carla Rieger to speak at your event as a keynote speaker and/or breakout session speaker, she also includes these services as appropriate:

  • Interviewing a few typical attendees beforehand to ensure the content is relevant
  • Attending a Meet & Greet at the event to get to know attendees and have personal interaction
  • Creating a short promotional video to entice attendees to attend her session
  • Doing 1-to-1 short coaching sessions with participants at the venue to personalize the content
  • Article or Vlog for your newsletter to create buzz
  • Webinar follow up a few weeks later to answer questions

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Executive Performance Coaching

Carla Rieger helps financial planners, advisors, insurance professionals - stay in high performance states so they can be their best no matter what. She also helps them build top communication and presentation skills that dissolves resistance and open people’s minds to ideas, products and services.

She can help you and your team:

     * motivate people to break through procrastination

     * negotiate and close sales

     * public speaking (live or online)

Your state of mind and how you communicate your message is 80% of your success. Get the help you need to break free of limiting mindsets and close sales with power and purpose. Carla has short and long term coaching programs, group or individual, live and online, depending on your needs and the needs of your team.

About Carla Rieger as a Coach

Carla Rieger is an executive performance coach helping people create buy-in from management and employees. In addition to powerful leadership strategies,

She gives you tools for a lifetime to change limiting beliefs that are blocking you. Often these blocks are below  conscious awareness. Therefore, at the strategic level we work on leadership, communication, sales and presentation skills.

At the intuitive level, we work on confidence, self belief and mental rehearsal (like a pro athlete) that you build your capacity to succeed exponentially.

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