The Exhilarated Approach is the foundation of Dr. Strean’s success both in the classroom as well as outside the classroom as keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. It breathes life into your corporate trainings, conferences and events, with workshops, opening keynotes, mid-conference energizers and closing presentations.

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Feel Great. Work Great. Be Great: The Exhilarated  Workplace™

Billy Strean Keynotes & Workshops - Feel Great. Work Great. Be Great: The Exhilarated ModelWhat does it take to be inspired and energized at work? The Exhilarated Model ™ shows the five foundational factors  necessary to design and maintain a workplace where people feel great and work great. Stemming from cutting edge research and best practices of peak performers, you’ll learn why information and analysis seldom create the change you are looking for. You’ll see how to motivate yourself and others to excel and enjoy the process. Using dynamic and experiential approaches, this program shows you how to tap into the power of emotion, fuel your performance, focus your attention, and lead in the context of a positive environment.


Billy Strean Keynotes & Workshops - Feel Great. Work Great. Be Great: The Exhilarated Model

Who benefits best?

This program can be customized as a keynote, half-day or full-day workshop. The Exhilarated Model ™ can be used to guide whatever depth of change you desire.

Did you say “tell me more?”

Based on the best of 30 years of education and experience, this program provides a holistic approach to inspiring individual and organizational exhilaration. Participants will tap into their passions, develop specific strategies to have optimal energy and performance, and learn to support each other in creating and maintaining a positive and thriving environment.

Outcomes and takeaways:

  • Specific tips to bring play and fun into work
  • From information to implementation: sleep, nutrition, hydration, physical activity
  • How to find flow and get into the zone
  • A “filtration system” for the field of conversations
  • Leadership practices and approaches to support the process

Ready to enliven your work? Contact us!

From Exasperation to Exhilaration

Billy Strean Keynotes & Workshops - From Exasperation to ExhilarationYou’ve got a full program of great content and speakers… it would be a shame to have an audience so stressed and distracted that they don’t get the benefit of the program. This topic makes an excellent opening keynote to your conference or event.

This session uses laughter, music, and movement to shake off the cobwebs and open the hearts and minds of the audience. Based on the latest science and 25 years of experience, your audience will be energized, exhilarated and ready to take it all in.


Billy Strean Keynotes & Workshops - From Exasperation to Exhilaration

Who benefits best?

This program is ideal to open a conference or training. Often people arrive at an event stressed out, tired, and perhaps a bit cynical about what’s to come. This session is like a chimney sweep for the nervous system and prepares people to get the most of the precious time and resources they are investing.

Did you say “tell me more?”

We know that the conscious mind is only responsible for a small segment of attitudes and behaviors. Trying to use positive thinking to convince yourself is like asking a small child riding an elephant to turn the beast in another direction. Instead of talking you into being motivated, this experiential program gives enough information to satisfy your brain so you can let your heart and the wisdom of your body take over.

Outcomes and takeaways:

  • Stress is greatly reduced
  • The whole mind-body system is de-cluttered
  • A lot of laughter and feeling rejuvenated
  • Exercises and activities that can be used at work

Want to open your conference or training with exhilaration? Contact us!

Exhilarated Recess: Red Bull for the Soul

Billy Strean Keynotes & Workshops - Red Bull For The SoulYou’ve been doing a lot of sitting and taking in a lot of information. Here’s a chance to get up and get physical! Stimulate your creativity with laughter, music, and play. This mid-session energizer is like a 7th inning stretch for your conference or training. Energize, Scotty!


Billy Strean Keynotes & Workshops - Red Bull For The Soul

Who benefits best?

Anybody who has been sitting too long.

Let’s face it; the evidence is overwhelming that maximum attention spans are about 15-20 minutes. So if you’ve been listening to session after session with little or no activity, this is the recharger you need.

Did you say “tell me more?”

Remember when you were in school and your favorite part of the day was recess? The favorite part of your conference or training may be this program! You get to blow off steam, get moving, have fun, and laugh with the people who have been sitting right along with you. Insert this session into your program and you won’t have people complaining about “conference butt” or lethargy.

You can have one “exhilarated recess” or several throughout the conference or training. Available as a stand-alone or part of a package:

  • Opening – Energizer(s) – Closing
  • Opening & Energizer(s)
  • Energizer(s) & Closing

Outcomes and takeaways:

  • Awake and alive people
  • Vastly improved attention, engagement, and retention in subsequent sessions
  • Far more satisfied customers
  • Some fun energizers to use back at the office

Want to keep your attendees attentive and energized? Contact us!


Action, Action, We Want Action!

The path to passionate practice

Billy Strean Keynotes & Workshops - Action Action We Want ActionWow… what a great program! Your attendees have their heads full of ideas. But here’s the key question: how can they take the gems home and make a difference in their life? This session turns ideas into actions. It’s based on the simple yet powerful observation that people are more likely to do what they like to do.

Especially powerful as a closing session, participants will create practices and structures to effect real change in their lives. Ideas on peak performance and how to experience “flow” and spend more time “in the zone” will send your participants home satisfied and fueled for action.


Billy Strean Keynotes & Workshops - Action Action We Want Action

Who benefits best?

One of the most common criticisms of conferences and trainings is “I learned lots of great stuff, but I didn’t do anything with it.” If you want to step above just going through the motions of training or professional meetings, this session helps to deliver the intended results.

Did you say “tell me more?”

Without explicit attention to implementation and accountability, the overall conference or training will only deliver a small fraction of what is possible.

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, this session will rip up that pavement.

Because just knowing that something is a good idea isn’t enough to change behaviour, this session shows you how to cash in on the fact that you are more likely to do those things you enjoy.

To follow through on the good ideas and information of the conference or training you need two things: practices and structures. Practices are things you do on a frequent or daily basis. Structures are all the things you use so you don’t have to rely on your fallible memory or on the ups and downs of your motivation.

Passionate practice can be developed by understanding what top athletes and performers know about “flow” and “the zone.” Through fun-filled activities, you will learn how to find flow and spend more time in the zone.

Outcomes and takeaways:

  • Knowing the magic of “chill or thrill”
  • Techniques to relax
  • Techniques to energize
  • A powerful model for making changes and keeping them going
  • Personal practices
  • Personal structures

Want your attendees to turn ideas into practice? Contact us!

Managing Your 27 Hour Day

Billy Strean Keynotes & Workshops - Managing Your 27 Hour DayIf you are like most people, you are frequently stressed, distracted, and trying to do two things at once.

But did you know that multi-tasking is a myth… and trying to do it actually damages your brain?

This session is a practical and experiential program to help you end the suffering and become happier, more clear, and more focused on what matters to you.


Billy Strean Keynotes & Workshops - Managing Your 27 Hour Day

Who benefits best?

If you’re an average person, you get 7 hours of sleep each night. You spend 1.5 hours watching TV every evening. Add up the hours you spend online, listening to music, e-mailing/texting/phoning, in class or work, reading or studying, commuting, eating, and hygiene and you’ve got a total of 27 hours a day.

You are a multi-tasker — you have to be.

Unfortunately there’s actually no such thing as “multi-tasking” and constantly directing your attention back and forth between tasks damages your brain and severely compromises your performance.

Did you say “tell me more?”

In 2013, the most common response to “How are you?” is “I’m busy.”Most people find themselves hungry for more time, greater peace, and a deeper connection to meaning and purpose. Perhaps we can consider that “busy” stands for Badly Unbalanced, Seriously Yearning.

Instead of doing something silly like trying to “manage your stress” how about creating some positive practices to live more fully, with a lighter and happier heart?

In this highly interactive workshop, participants will take three giant steps toward balance. The first will be an exploration of the power of perspectives and how to shift from BUSY to a more energizing and fulfilling perspective. Second, participants will learn techniques to focus and relax, such as the somatic practice of centering as a foundation for living a full and balanced life. Finally, participants will learn “How to Say NO and Other Tricks” to create more time and space in their lives.

You’ll get more out of your life and work/education by learning how to direct your attention. You’ll learn how the world’s greatest athletes, performers, doctors, and artists create “flow” and get into “the zone.”

Outcomes and takeaways:

  • Understanding how “the good is the enemy of the great”
  • Tools to be present and focused
  • Tools to reduce or eliminate time wasters
  • An enhanced sense of clarity and freedom

Want to stop multi-tasking and start living? Contact us!

No More Peeing in the Pool

Billy Strean Keynotes & Workshops - No More Peeing In The PoolAre you tired of constant complaining around the office? What’s it like to swim in polluted water all day? This workshop – a favorite at conferences and at workplaces – is all about ending the garbage of your communication at work (and the skills apply to the rest of life).

Through active learning experiences, you will get just how powerful conversations are and see how to shift your conversations so you are creating positive energy instead of indulging the usual “trauma sharing” and destructive conversations. Once the filtration system is put in place, you’ll experience how to alter “the network of conversations” of your life. Whether your office needs a little fine tuning or a major overhaul, you’ll find the tools to get the job done here.


 Teaching Development Programs

Billy also offers advanced programs to help other professors, teachers, and trainers incorporate the principles of Exhilarated Learning into their own classrooms and training sessions with unique professional development programs for faculty.

Billy Strean Keynotes & Workshops - No More Peeing In The Pool

Who benefits best?

Whether your organization needs a communication tune-up or a complete spring cleaning, this session provides the tools. Rave reviews from diverse audiences suggest this is a powerful program for any group.

Did you say “tell me more?”

Complaining and gossiping seriously undermine many workplaces. Talking about talking doesn’t work as well as the variety of activities, video clips, and introspection included here.

Although our lives are really a series of conversations, just how powerful they are is usually invisible to us.

Outcomes and takeaways:

  • A new, clean conversational environment
  • Tools to keep your workplace free from gossip and complaints
  • A set of tools to clarify communication so you get more of what you want and less of what you don’t want
  • Enhanced communication and connection among participants

Want better, more positive communication at your workplace? Contact us!