Engaging Breakouts / Workshops

"Steven's workshop was one of the most entertaining, informative and practical sessions we had at the conference.  I learned so much for my work life; but more importantly this is going to help me at home!"  -  Craig J.

Breakout Sessions/Workshops

Chasing Porcupines – How to Lead Prickly People

Bring the winning principles of the World Famous Porcupine Races right into your world and discover how to enhance your confidence and skills of persuasion when dealing with difficult people.  Steven Iwersen takes you behind the scenes of the porcupine races and reveals more secrets on how the winners get better results – even with a prickly partner on the team!   This workshop/breakout gives you the tools to:

  • Identify Different Types of Prickly People.
  • Manage the Conversations and Expectations
  • Create Healthy Boundaries
  • Build Trust During Uncomfortable Times
  • And What To Do When You Are Feeling Prickly!

A very popular breakout session that appeals to everyone!

“This was a fabulous session.  I have a new perspective on conflict and a strategy on how to work through some issues.  The video of the porcupine races was hilarious!”  –  Stacey T.

PLEASE NOTE:  This Breakout is designed as a follow up to the Porcupine Principles! Keynote, but can be modified as a stand-alone session if desired.  Make sure to indicate your interest when booking Steven for your event.


“Thinking Inside the Box”

The #1 most irritating business cliche is “think outside of the box” and yet business leaders are pushing for their employees and teams to be more innovative.  The problem:  most people have shifted into a stage of conformity and forgotten the thrill of creativity!  That’s why Steven created this fast-moving, interactive and informative program.  Your audience/employees will discover how to spark their creative thinking skills, overcome “boxed-in” thinking, and experience methods of collaboration that generate “out of the box” results!    

Watch the “Thinking Inside the Box” interview:

The Power of a Comfort Zone

How to reach your full potential.  The greatest potential of an individual or organization remains unrealized because most people are not willing to risk stepping outside of their comfort zones.  What if we don’t have to?

With a practical perspective from his upcoming book, “The Power of a Comfort Zone” Steven presents an innovative and actionable plan on how we can overcome fear and achieve our goals without leaving our comfort zone!  This session also introduces and demonstrates how leaders can create a culture where people are more engaged, productive and open to change.


Personality Jazz: Creating Harmony at Work

Personality Jazz takes you into the exciting realm of personal styles and reveals the secret of working in rhythm with others. You will discover a new understanding of personalities from the world of Jazz! Personality Jazz explores the core principles and outcomes of:

  • Listening to Each Other
  • Playing Off of Each Other’s Strengths
  • Working Out The Process

Meeting Planners: Your audience will have a refreshing perspective about the significance of their personal strengths, a new appreciation for the contribution of others, the reasons for interpersonal conflict, and how to get better results through intentional communication.  Steven is an exceptional facilitator and leads the group through a fast-paced personal assessment and group dialogue – culminating in quickly identified action plans that both individuals and groups can implement in their work environment.