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Dynamic Programs for Administrative & Support Staff Professionals

Ty's Untie the Knots® Training Systems' programs teaches professionals - on all levels - to sharpen skills and improve performance. In his twenty plus years as a skilled dynamic and engaging lead professional development trainer, he has competently worked with and trained groups as small as 4 - 19 people, 20 - 400 people, and 500 - 3,000 people. Continue scrolling down the page to learn how the Untie the Knots® Training Systems' professional development training programs can deliver measurable and lasting results to you, your teams and organization.

Ty's dynamic and energizing keynote or training program sessions can go from 40 minutes up to 2 hours long, Half-Day (up to 3 hours), Full-Day (up to 7 hours), and Multiple Days (from 2 to 5 days).
 

 

 

Ty Howard's work background includes ten consecutive years as an Administrative and Support Staff Professional. He successfully excelled as Second Class Yeoman for a Three Star Admiral while serving his country, as member of the United States Navy. After ten years of honorable service in the Navy, Ty moved onto Corporate America where he successfully excelled in professional administrative positions including Executive Assistant - Level 4, Office Manager, and Human Resources Generalist.

Ty's Full Bio, Today  

Ty Howard knows and can relate to what it takes to successfully manage and excel through the many challenges and responsibilities of being an administrative and support staff professional. His trademarked development programs for administrative and support staff professionals will benefit your organization in the form of:

  • Updated and improved skills
  • Improved time management efficiency
  • Increased - accurate and progressive - productivity
  • Greater alignment with managers and organizational goals
  • Higher-level job performance and effectiveness
  • Increased work satisfaction and employee retention
  • Better habits, choices, behaviors, motivation and attitudes

WARNING: Give Ty 30 minutes or more with your administrative professionals group — and the impact and take-home value (substance) of his program will have your administrative professionals inspired to do meaningful and productive work, balancing work and life, exceeding the goals of their managers, delivering exceptional customer service with a smile, building confidence and leadership skills, coping with and embracing change, and accomplishing pivotal tasks that enables the entire organization to succeed.

*The programs below can be delivered in the following time formats:

  • 20 minutes up-to 1 hour
  • 70 minutes up-to 2 hours
  • half-day training session
  • full-day training session
  • multiple days training session


The Exceptional Administrative Professionals Creed, originated and written by Ty Howard  


Keynote and Training Programs


1) The Revolutionary Assistant
        (Administrative Excellence in Prepared, Confident, Professional, Growing, and Resilient Motion)

The future belongs to the administrative professional who knows how to confidently, professionally, and resiliently show up, step up and evolve in a new era of technology, innovation, creativity, engagement, communication, constant change, strategic planning, team dynamics, and work relationships. Say Hello to The Revolutionary Assistant.

Today's administrative professionals bear the constant challenge of multi-tasking and adapting to rapid change; doing more with less; working with and managing multiple levels of management and personalities; courageously streamlining communication; learning and working with new systems and technologies; effectively managing time and taking intelligent risks; shifting from passive observer to active participant; innovatively seeking solutions and resolving conflicts; advocating for change and improvement; managing stress and emotional intelligence; and implementing an ongoing personal growth and development plan while balancing work and life (taking time and care of self).

It's not enough today to make slow incremental improvements; administrative and support staff professionals must professionally, resiliently, and rapidly show up, step up and evolve over again over again to reach and stay peak performing superstars... excellence in motion.

Are your administrative professionals ready to become The Revolutionary Assistant?

As the business world continues to change, grow, and move at the speed of light—
The Revolutionary Assistant will be at the forefront, leading the charge as a flexible, passionate, brilliant, and resilient career professional.

The Revolutionary Assistant: Administrative Excellence in Prepared, Confident, Professional, Growing, and Resilient Motion is a dynamic keynote or training session that will energize, enlighten, inspire, transform, and empower your administrative professionals to discover, harness, and capture their true greatness in both their career and personal lives. Be prepared to smile in enjoyment as Ty Howard ultimately brings your group to feel and believe the special appreciation and love your organization has for who they are, all they do, and what they proudly stand for as administrative professionals on all levels.

Available in Opening Keynote, Closing Keynote, General Session, Plenary Session, Convention, Administrative Professionals Conference, Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon, Secretaries Day Luncheon, Professional Development Conference, Administrative Professionals Retreat, Support Staff Training, Support Staff Retreat, Networking Meeting, and Vendor Appreciation Event versions

 


Ty Howard Quote on Administrative Professionals, Support Staff Professionals

 


2) Untie the Knots® A Prescription for C.H.A.N.G.E.
        ( What It Takes to Happily Ride the Waves of Change )

Change is constant, and it's impacting everyone and every organization. This includes Administrative and Support Staff Professionals. While you may not be able to change the circumstances around you, what you can change is your reaction to those circumstances. And sometimes that changes everything.

Untie the Knots®: A Prescription for C.H.A.N.G.E. brings to your Administrative and Support Staff Professionals, proven principles and strategies that will inspire them to better understand change; build resiliency as they cope with change; feel more in control when change is out of control; stay productive and creative during times of change; improve communication during change; and ultimately remain a happy, positive, and great team player moving forward.

This dynamic, substantive, fun, and very engaging session explores, develops, and builds Administrative and Support Staff Professionals into proactive decision-making Action Officers with an unwavering positive attitude and commitment to "Happily Ride the Waves of Change" - each day - inside any fast-paced and demanding work environment.

Available in Motivational, Inspirational, Keynote, General Session, Professional Development Training, Administrative Professionals Workshop, and Administrative Professionals Focus Group formats

 


Ty Howard Quote on Administrative Professionals, Support Staff Professionals

 


3) Untie the Knots®
        ( Improving Habits, Choices, People, Relationships, Performance, and Results )

An administrative professional tied-up in toxic knots becomes an administrative professional destined to fail in one or several areas of work or life. Untie the Knots®: Improving Habits, Choices, People, Relationships, Performance, and Results is a dynamic wake-up call that addresses the countless challenges, obstacles, issues and toxic habits found inside most administrative professionals and people today. This no-holds barred, get-real program will bring your administrative professionals a practical solutions based process that they can implement immediately to create positive improvements and significant real-life results.

Bring this powerful - interactive - session to your administrative professionals group, and discover the same transforming principles that have led hundreds of administrative professionals, and their teams to the professional and personal optimal success they desired.

Available in Motivational, Inspirational, Keynote, General Session, Professional Development Training, Administrative Professionals Workshop, and Administrative Professionals Focus Group formats

 

 


4) Building an Attitude of Excellence
       (Attitude and Excellence Go Hand-and-Hand When It Comes to Making Your Best Better)

How important is it that you maintain a healthy and positive attitude as an Administrative Professional? How much do you want to succeed at work and in life as a person of excellence?

According to author, Keith Harrell, of the best-selling book Attitude is Everything — "It isn't how much you know about maintaining a positive attitude that's important. It's how well, and how consistently, you put that knowledge to use."

Building an Attitude of Excellence is a dynamic, energizing, funny, fun, and engaging training session filled with advice on how to become an extraordinary Administrative / Support Staff Professional with a resilient and brilliant outlook on work and life. Using real world examples and powerful relatable stories, Ty Howard will help your audience members to see, strive for, and achieve higher levels of excellence, daily. He will cover a broad spectrum of ideas, including attitude, employee morale, team building, accountability, leadership, creative thinking, dealing with stress, handling change, effective time management, how to motivate and inspire others to peak perform (as well as yourself), the power of laughter, how to exceed expectations, work - life balance, excellence, and how to effectively give yourself The Untie the Knots® Attitude of Excellence - Attitude Tune-Up.

Ty Howard believes positive thinking can change the way an individual or Administrative / Support Staff employee feels about their job, their self-worth, their desire and drive for excellence, and even the way they perceive their peers, managers, and the organization they work in. This session will bring to your Administrative / Support Staff Professionals the concrete, proven principles that will teach and inspire them to make positive thinking, positive self-talk, and positive behavior a permanent accepted pool of success habits for work and life, moving forward.

Whether you are just starting out as a new hire, an administrative professional, senior executive assistant, a support staff professional, or an administrative office manager, this substantive and empowering training session (or keynote presentation) will be the jump-start and boost we all need to develop and soar above and beyond our amazingly capable Attitude of Excellence.

Available in Motivational, Inspirational, Keynote, General Session, Professional Development Training, Administrative Professionals Workshop, and Administrative Professionals Focus Group formats

 

 

 


5) Keeping the Momentum, Staying Positive, and Advancing Your Career in Excellence
       (Be the Awesome and Ultimate YOU!)

In Keeping the Momentum, Staying Positive, and Advancing Your Career in Excellence, Ty Howard draws from his personal experiences when he too was and advanced-up career wise from an administrative professional IV to human resource generalist to office manager, and now the CEO of a very successful internationally recognized consulting and communications firm. He will engage and inspire your group to begin their improvement process - that day - from the inside out; leaving everyone on a personal commitment path to do better, work better, get along better, achieve more, grow more, and reach new levels of professional and personal excellence daily.

This dynamic session shares effective practical strategies so you can evolve to new levels of excellence while being the awesome and ultimate administrative or support staff professional you strive and love to be. You will learn how to easily work with others to create a more pleasant work environment and work relationships. You will learn why your career goals must be in writing, and why they should evolve as you move confidently through your planned career path. Through relatable stories and interactive activities you will learn ways to better communicate with external and internal customers in person and over the phone, and how to best manage your emotions at the same time. You will also learn helpful skills on how to keep momentum, stay positive, and advance your career - continuously - no matter what level you're on in your career.

This is definitely an energizing and extraordinary program of discovery, career-enhancement and renewal for administrative and support staff professional from all walks of life.

Available in Opening Keynote, Closing Keynote, General Session, Plenary Session, Convention, Administrative Professionals Conference, Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon, Secretaries Day Luncheon, Professional Development Conference, Administrative Professionals Retreat, Support Staff Training, Support Staff Retreat, Networking Meeting, and Vendor Appreciation Event versions


Ty Howard Quote on Administrative Professionals, Support Staff Professionals

 


6) Tying Into A Better YOUTM
        ( Spending Time With the Person You Want to Become, and Becoming the Person You Desire to Be )

In this dynamic, insightful, timely, interactive and fun session, Ty uses facts, case studies, personal stories, group exercises, motivation, inspiration and music to communicate the importance of taking special care of "self" in order to make your best efforts better daily. He encourages administrative professionals to continuously strive to perform at the highest level possible in whatever you do. Here is where you will learn sound strategies on how to nurture and keep both mind and body in a green and growing state for better health, achievement, work-life balance, and prosperity. Prepare to increase / re-capture your passion for meaningful work and significant living. And prepare for lower levels of stress and A Better YOU moving forward!

Available in Opening Keynote, Closing Keynote, General Session, Plenary Session, Convention, Administrative Professionals Conference, Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon, Secretaries Day Luncheon, Professional Development Conference, Administrative Professionals Retreat, Support Staff Training, Support Staff Retreat, Stress Management, and Balancing Work & Life versions


Ty Howard Quote on Admin Professionals, Support Staff Professionals

 


7) Engage. Learn. Lead. Excel.
       ( Giving Yourself the Power and Permission to Peak Perform and Be Awesome )

Improve your emotional intelligence skills and you will soon find yourself on the path to positively managing emotions in yourself, in others, and in groups.

Recent studies indicate that emotional intelligence is a powerful key to peak performance and effective leadership. Engage. Learn. Lead. Excel. delivers the in-depth knowledge and practical emotional intelligence skills Administrative and Support Staff Professionals need to ensure they stay emotionally positive - peak performing - action officers and leaders.

Your Administrative and Support Staff Professionals will learn in this session how to apply emotional intelligence to specific administrative and work related situations to gain better efficiency and success as they strive to be proactive decision-making Action Officers. They will also receive practical strategies and resources to help keep them current on cutting-edge developments in positive human engagement, attitude tune-ups, service with a smile, positive communication, leadership, and more. This will ultimately help them to create an emotionally healthy, productive, and better organized work environment, as well as enhance their ability to form trusting and healthy work relationships.

Available in Opening Keynote, Closing Keynote, General Session, Plenary Session, Convention, Administrative Professionals Conference, Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon, Secretaries Day Luncheon, Professional Development Conference, Administrative Professionals Retreat, Support Staff Training, Support Staff Retreat, Networking Meeting, and Vendor Appreciation Event versions

 

 


Ty Howard Quote on Administrative Professionals, Support Staff Professionals

 


8) Untie the Knots® of Time Management Woes
       ( Freeing Yourself from Toxic Time Mangement Habits, Choices, Systems,
People, and Relationships )

Are your administrative professionals sabotaging their time management efforts?

Managing time effectively is an essential skill for today's administrative professionals. It seems as if Time is always shrinking: organizational change initiatives, up and down priorities realignments, technology overload, reduced staffing situations and a greater emphasis on flawless performance, and more! As the workplace changes as a result of current events, we are all finding ourselves required to accomplish more in less time, with limited, reduced or no resources.

The key to time management is knowing ourselves, as we can't actually "manage" time; all we can manage is our own habits (behavior).

The challenge: The work you do or the way you do it may not always align with your instinctive habits, requiring more effort on your part. This increased effort reduces your productivity, tires you out quickly, and takes more time than necessary to complete your tasks and projects.

The solution:There are 6 Time Management Personality Types, or approaches to handling time, that contribute to how you manage tasks and activities. By identifying and understanding your personal Time Management Type, you can identify the approach to Time Management that can work best for you.

Available in Opening Keynote, Closing Keynote, General Session, Plenary Session, Convention, Administrative Professionals Conference, Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon, Secretaries Day Luncheon, Professional Development Conference, Administrative Professionals Retreat, Support Staff Training, Support Staff Retreat, Networking Meeting, and Vendor Appreciation Event versions


Ty Howard Quote on Being Awesome

 


9) You Make The Difference!
        ( Your Efforts and Contributions Are Greatly Appreciated! )

In this dynamic, motivational, funny and inspiring keynote session, Ty helps you to recognize significant administrative professionals who "Make The Difference" through what they do on a daily basis. He carefully selects the right words to express sincere recognition and appreciation. This keynote is a perfect fit for administrative professionals; support staff professionals; employees who work long hours; and individuals you or your organization feel deserve a meaningful and inspiring message of appreciation. Delivering the right message to those who "Make The Difference" can mean the difference between capturing the moment or simply ignoring and missing the moment. Invite Ty in as your guest keynote speaker — and all who are being recognized will definitely know that they are Greatly Appreciated and valued within the organization.

Available in Opening Keynote, Closing Keynote, General Session, Plenary Session, Convention, Administrative Professionals Conference, Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon, Secretaries Day Luncheon, Professional Development Conference, Administrative Professionals Retreat, Support Staff Training, Support Staff Retreat, Networking Meeting, and Vendor Appreciation Event versions


Ty Howard Quote on Loving Positive People




Here are a few Testimonials from Recent Administrative and Support Staff Professionals Groups:

"Dear Ty, I am writing to thank you and express Julie, Barbara and my sincere appreciation for the wonderful session you held for our Working Group for Support Staff’s End of Year Retreat at MIT’s Endicott House. You made such a positive impression on our group; all of our members were full of excitement and energy following your presentation. We received a number of notes from those in attendance regarding their uplifting experience. I’d like to share some of their comments with you:

'I was and still am so impressed with Ty Howard’s presentation. He was energetic and energizing, and articulate and personable.'

'But, the key question for me is, “Did I leave more motivated and positive than when I walked in?” Yes, I did!

'I found Ty’s talk very interesting and inspirational...he managed to tap into the daily life of those of us in support roles...he has “been there” and could therefore share so much with us. His sincerity was real.'

'And his words encouraged me to reflect on how best to make a contribution to my team...I plan to be “green and growing” for a long time!'

'Ty was warm, genuine, enthusiastic and engaging. All qualities for an excellent speaker. Nothing he did felt contrived which made the presentation exceed our expectations and honestly, true feelings of self-worth and value were takeaways for personal and professional life combined.'

'The information was grounded, practical and also helped me appreciate the importance of taking care of yourself so you can come to work with your A game and face too! The “think it – don’t speak it or email it” was excellent advice. And last but not least, he was great fun.'

'Ty was also extremely professional and appreciative and fully vested in the event like we were his friends.'

'Ty’s the guy! I appreciated Ty’s ability to use simple ideas to help us create a positive feeling and the attitudes which support this feeling (gratitude, etc.). Once a positive feeling is generated in a training setting, it becomes easier to recognize when we are not feeling this way at work and to set an intention to return to this upbeat feeling. I also liked Ty’s suggestion that we decide to have an A+ day prior to coming to work, as it will make it more likely that we’ll have an A+ day!'

'I must say this was one of the best retreats I’ve been to in a LONG time. I feel like Ty Howard was just what the doctor ordered. Thank you for getting such a motivated speaker. I will ALWAYS remember to bring my A game.'

'Thank you for giving us such a positive, powerful and energizing day!'

We truly appreciated your thoughtfulness in crafting your presentation tailored to our specific needs. We also appreciated your approachability and willingness to speak with members before and after your talk."

Jodie N.
Human Resources Officer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Julie L. 
WGSSI Co-Convener
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Barbara K.
WGSSI Co-Convener
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


"Dear Ty, I would like to personally thank you for your outstanding presentation to the New Jersey Hospital Association's Administrative Professionals in Healthcare: Celebrating You! (NJHA) Conference. Judging from the comments of those who attended, the conference was a huge success! Most of the credit goes to you.

Below are some of the feedback comments we received from our attendees:

'Ty Howard was very motivating and opened-eyes to many positive avenues.'

'From Ty - 'Green and Growing' or 'Ripe and Dying' — great food for thought.'

'Be proud, continue your education, personal growth, and skills development.'

'Take care of yourself! Have Fun!'

'Take time for me!'

'Start each day with 'Today is a good day.'

'Ty's - The Exceptional Administrative Professionals Creed.'

'Enhance my emotional intelligence. Strive to make my best better, every day!'

'Ty Howard's presentation was exceptional.'

'Ty Howard was the best, most energizing presenter I've seen in a very long time.'

'Excellent program, really made me take a look at myself and where I want to go.'

'Be Happy! And Be Revolutionary with my positive attitudes and actions as I move forward as a flexible, passionate, and resilient Administrative Professional. Ty's session resonated with me on a very deep level both career and life wise.'

'Enjoyed Ty the most.'

'Ty was absolutely amazing and inspiring.'

'Great session! Would love more conferences like this one.'

'Very Good Conference! Looking forward to next year!'

We hope that you will want to be involved in future conferences at NJHA. We were pleased to have your participation in this outstanding conference, and we thank you for your valuable contribution!"

Nancy W., MSN, RN, NE-BC
Director of Clinical Quality and Program Development
New Jersey Hospital Association



"Ty, I want to express my gratitude, and that of the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), for your inspiring and energizing keynote presentation, "The Revolutionary Assistant", to the attendees of our Annual Administrative Professionals in Health Conference.

The genuine, positive messages, strategies for continuous growth and success, relatable humor and fun engagement, and your truly sincere appreciation for the work and support administrative professionals provide to their organizations was very well received — and enjoyed!!

Wishing you continued success and again, thank you!"

Patricia D., MHRM, LNHA, CALA
Coordinator, Quality Projects and NCAL PSO
New Jersey Hospital Association


"Hello Mr. Howard! On behalf of the Support Staff Development Working Group and Training & Development of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for presenting at the Annual KOSA Training Conference. I have reviewed the evaluations from the event and summarized the feedback for your keynote and lunchtime session. I am pleased to say that all of the attendees at your session, “Untie the Knots: A Prescription for C.H.A.N.G.E.” gave it very high ratings, learned more than expected, and rated it as very important to their job. Below are some of the comments we received:

'Ty Howard was an excellent speaker. His presentation and content was appropriate for the audience.'

'I thought the Keynote Speaker was very well prepared, I enjoyed the encouragement from his session. We should always have something to smile about each day, and it's a good reminder that we do really work for a wonderful company!'

'He was a very engaging and inspiring speaker! Bring him back again, soon.'

'The keynote speech was very well done. Since KOSA is all about changing and keeping ahead of things, the speech was extremely relevant.'

'Presentation was lively and informative. Liked the way he engaged the audience.'

'Excellent speaker; motivational and educational; really connected and got the group to intermingle.'

'Excellent choice of speaker; Ty Howard's key messages throughout his talk are very relevant to our jobs as administrative professionals. He was energetic, provided examples from his own experience, very professional, and respectful. My take away from this session is to embrace change, evolve, and use it not only to do your work but also for personal growth.'

'Ty was very motivating and reiterated many things that we know from experience but tend to overlook. He was refreshing as well as engaging.'

The administrative and support staff professionals appreciated you as a speaker as well as having the opportunity to get the useful career and life enhancing information you provided. The conference committee definitely appreciated the fact that you collaboratively helped to make our conference a BIG Success.

Thank You!"

Judy H.,
Staff Development Working Group, Training & Development
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)


"Dear Ty, On behalf of the Administrative Professional staff at the Kennedy Krieger Institute Family Center, we would like to thank you for your wonderful presentation regarding Untie the Knots®: Improving Habits and Morale in the Workplace. We appreciate you sharing your insight, talent, expertise, and improvement strategies coupled with your wonderful sense of humor. Your presentation made this an enjoyable event for everyone.

We look forward to developing an ongoing professional relationship with you and InspiraGen Institute, and would love to host you again in the near future."

Vanessa W.,
Manager, Care Team
The Family Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute


"Ty, What a dynamic workshop! On behalf of the support staff of the Patient Services Division at Children’s National Medical Center, we would like to thank you for your participation as our guest presenter at our Professional Administrative Assistants’ Workshop. Everyone in attendance felt the workshop was a success. You were lively, motivational, funny, and very knowledgeable. Your presentation was flawless; and for six hours you held the attention of all present from beginning to end. You inspired all participants to aspire in caring for our patients, families and other staff. Again, we appreciate your time, preparation and sharing of your expertise. Ty, you made our Support Staff Professionals Day a huge success!"

Carolyn B.,
Meeting Planner
Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC

 

 

 



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