From the bustling construction site to the cutting-edge manufacturing floor, professionals in the construction and manufacturing industry often find themselves immersed in the fast-paced hustle of their daily operations. The demands of this dynamic industry can be overwhelming, leaving little room for introspection and intentionality. However, it is in these rugged terrains of work that true impact is forged, where a well-calculated choice can shape how others—teams, clients, partners, and stakeholders—react and respond.
When construction and manufacturing professionals operate with intentionality, they unlock the true potential of their projects and organizations. Teams collaborate synergistically, bringing architectural visions to life and engineering marvels to reality. Clients and partners feel confident and supported as projects progress seamlessly from planning to execution. Leaders inspire and guide with a clear vision, steering the organization towards innovative breakthroughs and driving positive change in the industry.
Sylvie’s Power of Choice™ framework empowers construction and manufacturing leaders to embrace intentional decision-making, leading to remarkable outcomes. By infusing intentionality into their actions, these professionals navigate complexities with grace, approaching construction challenges strategically and addressing manufacturing obstacles with foresight. As a result, they unleash their true potential as transformative leaders within the construction and manufacturing domain, shaping the landscape of our built environment for the better.
In the dynamic realms of construction sites and bustling manufacturing floors, professionals excel amidst the perceived casual atmosphere, yet they handle substantial financial stakes behind the scenes. Often prioritizing technical expertise, these experts find themselves seeking the ideal balance between technical proficiency and emotional intelligence.
Sylvie equips construction and manufacturing professionals with invaluable tools to understand and navigate the emotional landscape of their teams, clients, and stakeholders. Beyond technical expertise, attendees will harness the art of intentional choices to foster collaborative, efficient, and harmonious environments. Sylvie’s Power of Choice Framework™ empowers construction and manufacturing professionals to make more conscious decisions in day-to-day situations based on her five cornerstones:
Sylvie’s expertise in the construction and manufacturing industry makes her a sought-after keynote speaker for audiences at annual conferences and mid-year gatherings. With a track record of delivering captivating and thought-provoking presentations, Sylvie’s profound understanding of the industry’s nuances sets her apart as the top choice for your events.
Tailoring her content to the specific needs of construction and manufacturing professionals, Sylvie’s keynote presentations and training sessions are power-packed with invaluable insights, practical tools, and actionable tips. Attendees will leave with a wealth of knowledge they can immediately apply to enhance their projects, processes, and overall performance.
Sylvie has had the honor of speaking to construction and manufacturing professionals across the nation and organizations that include
While we may consciously understand not to judge based on appearances, it’s remarkable how often unconscious judgments still influence us. Our brains instinctively seek familiar images from our memory banks when encountering new individuals. Whether it’s their attire, size, race, or abilities, these visual cues can trigger snap judgments that impact our decision-making and interactions. By cultivating awareness of these unconscious responses through Sylvie’s insights, professionals in the construction and manufacturing industry can approach their interactions with students, colleagues, and stakeholders with greater openness. This intentional shift allows them to connect authentically and dispel preconceived narratives. Moreover, as leaders in their field, they’ll recognize that others unconsciously assess them based on appearance too. Armed with this understanding, they can present themselves in a way that fosters engagement, open dialogue, mutual respect, and professionalism amidst the physically demanding environment they navigate daily.
In the construction and manufacturing industry, comprehending the motives behind someone’s actions remains elusive. Unconscious factors, ranging from financial pressures to workplace challenges or time pressure, can be at play. With a focus on behavioral intelligence, professionals learn to see beyond surface behaviors, maintaining a composed and clear perspective while addressing the underlying issues. By being fully present in conversations and interactions, they gain valuable insights into their own behaviors, enabling them to make deliberate adjustments for achieving mutually beneficial outcomes. For construction and manufacturing leaders, mastering behavioral intelligence extends beyond understanding their teams; it delves into their own attitudes, habits, and character—the very essence influencing their conduct. Those who embrace behavioral intelligence cultivate profound awareness of their reactions, motivations, and triggers. Recognizing the influence of unconscious drivers in their responses to colleagues and challenging situations, they prioritize self-awareness and reflection, optimizing their impact and leaving a lasting positive legacy for their employer.
In the dynamic world of construction and manufacturing, communication is not merely a two-way street; it resembles a 10-lane superhighway! While words take up just one lane, everything from facial expressions to gestures and even volume occupies the others. As professionals in this industry heavily rely on in-person interactions, they encounter numerous opportunities where a single misstep in communication could have significant consequences. Hence, it is crucial for construction and manufacturing experts to be mindful of how they come across in their interactions and adeptly modify their verbal and nonverbal communication to convey their intended messages effectively. Through intentional choices, construction and manufacturing professionals align their inner emotions with their desired external perception, presenting themselves with composure, openness, acceptance, clear thinking, and confidence. By mastering this skill, they ensure that their audience, be it their colleagues or clients, can receive their messages without any interference from verbal and nonverbal noise that might otherwise cloud the communication channels. Through heightened awareness of their perceptions, construction and manufacturing professionals become better equipped to regulate their emotions, allowing their emotions to serve their communication goals instead of being an impediment.
Construction and manufacturing professionals navigate a digital landscape where thoughts can be instantly shared with potentially millions. One unchecked tweet, a thoughtless photo, an angry email, or an awkward moment in a virtual meeting can cause irreparable harm to their reputations, relationships, and careers. Moreover, the accuracy and frequency of their online activity, the currency of their profiles, accessibility to help or information, and the ability to handle technological issues all influence how others perceive them. These intentional and unintentional digital footprints become indelible marks that linger. Digital intelligence empowers intentional choices in digital communication, sparing reputations, relationships, and careers from impulsive expressions. It’s not about censorship but ensuring that emotions and unawareness don’t drive their online presence. As the saying goes, “The internet is forever.” Equipping construction and manufacturing professionals with heightened awareness before posting, emailing, or video conferencing can prevent future damage and leave influential digital impressions that may determine face-to-face encounters.
Construction and manufacturing professionals need to understand that their social life is interconnected with their inner life, influencing one another in a continuous loop. The people they associate with reflect and impact their perceptions, emotions, and mental state, all of which shape their behavior and decision-making. Hence, it is crucial for professionals in this industry to evaluate both their inner and social lives to ensure they align with their desired outcomes. When construction and manufacturing professionals surround themselves with uplifting, inspiring, and like-minded individuals, they experience heightened confidence, agency, resilience, and support. This positive social network enables them to collaborate effectively with colleagues and partners who may hold different perspectives, be it on projects, strategies, or goals. Family, friends, and their professional network all contribute to their perceptions, but they also influence how others perceive them. Building strong social Intelligence empowers professionals to be mindful of the impressions their social circle conveys about their values, beliefs, and principles, ensuring alignment with their personal and professional objectives.
Ultimately, the development of intentional choices on these five cornerstones will empower construction and manufacturing professionals to communicate and relate more effectively in all aspects of their work, from face-to-face interactions to written communication and online presence. Embracing intentional choices unifies all these cornerstones, enabling an understanding of the interplay between visual, behavioral, verbal/nonverbal, digital, and social intelligence, and the profound impact professionals can have when their decision-making is guided by Sylvie’s exclusive Power of Choice™ framework.
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I was very impressed by how quickly and effectively she absorbed and understood the information about our organization and the goals of our event.
Sylvie spoke at BD+C’s Women in Design Conference last week. Her workshop was a huge hit and enjoyed by all. She’s a fabulous speaker and I would recommend her for any industry!
I was really impressed on how Sylvie is able to deliver her message easy and simple.
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I have been “one of you” for nearly twenty years. I understand the corporate world and the world of speaking like few other speakers in this industry.
I have already reached tens of thousands of participants worldwide and have planted the seed of first impressions for themselves and their organizations.
I connect with a wide range of audiences of varying cultures, genders, and ages, and I have the ability to address everyone from the doorman to the CEO.
I create a memorable experience in a fun, creative and informative way. I “do” the unexpected, and your audience will remember the lessons I share.
I do not use canned presentations because I know each industry, company, and audience has its own challenges and needs a different approach and way to inspire them.
I amaze my clients. I deliver a level of excellence that they could not imagine was possible. Good is never good enough for me.
I am easy to work with. I’m not the kind of speaker who has special requests. Instead, I focus on making your stressful job as easy as possible.
I’m all yours for the entire day, and I’m happy to be involved in additional engagements such as photo ops, book signings, VIP lunches or dinners, etc.
I truly love what I do, and I feel very privileged that you are considering me as the speaker for your upcoming event.
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