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Work Inspired – The Workshop

Bill Carr’s interactive workshop starts by exploring the ideas expressed in the Work Inspired keynote and helps the participants find out how to literally “work to stay inspired”. ARC operates with core principles that involve storytelling and the power of empathic exchange in every area of our lives. Nowhere is this more keenly at play than in this Work Inspired workshop.

In this workshop, Participants are engaged in a small group work format at their tables. Together, they explore a number of questions, experiences and both successful and unsuccessful decisions made about how to work inspired. This sharing starts right away as the discussions at the table will allow the participants to exchange their stories of those who have inspired them and of who they look to as people of excellence in their work and lives. Bill also creates the opportunity for large group debrief and sharing as well in order to gather the collective wisdom of the entire group and both discover and build on best practices.

Questions explored:

  • Who has inspired me and how?
  • What have I read that has inspired me?
  • When have I felt personally inspired from within in my work and life?
  • What were the elements at play at that time and place?
  • What can we see are the essentials of working and living inspired?
  • What can we do to create a more inspired workplace?
  • What rituals or routines can we employ to ensure that inspiration will be readily available?

These questions and others, which will arise from the group discussion, will be explored at the individual tables and then the highlights and some of the conclusions will be shared with the group as we seek to inspire each other in a real and practical way.

Outcomes achieved:

  • The value and accessibility of the “Inspiration Loop” in every workday
  • The understanding that inspiration is a choice we make or not;
  • Specific strategies for nurturing creativity on a personal level and then in the workplace;
  • A deeper appreciation of those in our work community who are already working inspired and taking time to celebrate their value for all of us; and
  • The realization that “Working Inspired” strategies that we discover together can be a source of real positive energy in our workplace and beyond.

Listen to Bill speak on staying “Work Inspired”.

The length of this workshop is fully customizable in order to meet client needs. Bill works directly with organizers and clients before each event in order to create material relevant to and of vital interest for each individual audience.  Bill also offers “Work Inspired” as a keynote address.



“Best seminar ever!” and “I needed to hear that!” were just a few of the repeated comments echoed in response to Bill Carr’s seminar addressing some 100 Teamsters Union Stewards at our annual seminar.  Bill speaks with a poignant, direct and personal style and delivers with an authority gleaned from varied personal life experiences, and shares these intimate nuggets of life with the wit and charm of a true Canadian Maritimer. As a facilitator, Bill draws the best from his audience, his compassionate prodding empowering even the most reticent participants to share personal insight and opinions. I would unreservedly and wholeheartedly recommend Bill to any organization or group function David Froelich, Secretary Treasurer , Teamsters Local Union 987 of Alberta

Bill was the star of the Council’s events.  His talk received an overwhelming positive response from our Stewards. He had has us roaring with laughter and in tears as he delivered information that was on point for the important work that our Union Stewards do.  He received 4/4 on our evaluations by Council participants with comments such as Awesome Speaker!, Hilarious! and made me remember why I became a Steward! Thanks for all your efforts. – Catherine Pinks, Professional Institute of the Public Service

Everyone enjoyed Bill’s presentation immensely.  His personal stories were real, and ones that all could connect to.  His maritime perspective was endearing and his sense of humour was wonderful and enjoyed by all.  He was easily able to tie his world and life experiences to our world of post secondary education and to give all a sense of accomplishment for our work. It was a perfect end to our two days together. I would highly recommend Bill as a keynote in the future.  He was extremely well received, and is certainly one of the reasons that our conference was such a success –  Norma MacIntosh, Dean, Faculty of Continuing Education & Extension

 I just wanted to thank you for recommending Bill for our team-building event. His presentation was interesting, thought provoking and hilarious. I was amazed by the emotion he evoked from the entire room. I think everyone took something important home with them that day. He was the best speaker we’ve had to date and I hope to work with him again in the near future. – Maggie Morrison, The Regional Municipality of York