Tuesday March 21, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Portsmouth Aikido 
620 Peverly Hill Rd.
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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Judy Ringer 
Power & Presence Training 

Not My Type! Getting Along with Difficult Coworkers and Family Members 

Why do people behave the way they do?!

  • Have you ever been irritated in a meeting by someone who talks too much?
  • What about others who refuse to offer an opinion?
  • Are you exasperated by a partner who insists on planning every detail of every venture?
  • Do you wonder why your child imagines things that don't really exist?

Communication is fundamental to healthy relationships, and communication skills depend on knowing who we’re communicating with—their style and preferences.

If you’re frustrated with a coworker, it may be that you and your coworker take in information, make decisions, or manage energy differently. If every conversation with a family member ends in heated debate, it could be that the way you approach them is not a style they’re comfortable with.

Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and some fun aikido activities, Judy Ringer and Chris Olex will help you take an educated look at the personality preferences that drive your behavior and those of your coworkers, friends or family.  You’ll leave the workshop with heightened awareness, new wisdom and concrete skills to apply them.


  1. Reduce frustration and build stronger relationships by appreciating style similarities and differences.
  2. Learn how knowing your type helps you understand why you do what you do and others do what they do.  
  3. Define the variety of behavior preferences available to yourself and others.  
  4. Leave with a better understanding of your current relationships.

Who Should Attend?
  • Sales and marketing personnel interested in learning how to better achieve their goals through more effective interaction with clients, customers, and coworkers.
  • Individuals who want to understand why the phrase “oil and water” seems relevant in some relationships and how knowing their own style will help.
  • Team and family members curious about how to more effectively interact with each other.
  • Consultants and HR professionals interested in learning about the MBTI model and how it works in order to help others.
  • Leaders who want to help themselves and their teams to move through difficultly and conflict.

About the Presenters

Judy Ringer is the founder of Power & Presence Training and author of Unlikely Teachers: Finding the Hidden Gifts in Daily Conflict. She provides conflict, communication, and presentation skills training, coaching and facilitation based on mind/body principles from the martial art Aikido, in which she holds a third-degree black belt.

Employing best practice communication models, Judy brings to life key concepts such as self-management under pressure and appreciation of other viewpoints. Her programs are interactive, experiential and energetic.

Chris Olex is a corporate trainer and facilitator specializing in personal and team development. She invites individuals to more fully understand how they show up in the world and impact other people through “a-ha” experiences that transform assumptions, thinking, and ultimately behavior.

Chris is a certified trainer in the MBTI as well as DiSC, Emotional Intelligence, Strengths Finder, and other in-depth behavior and cognitive intelligence inventories. She is certified through the International Coaching Federation and is a “Daring Way” facilitator of Brené Brown’s work in courage and vulnerability. Chris’ clients and partners include: Pfizer, Harvard Business School, Colgate Palmolive, Northern Trust Bank, Consolidated Energy, MIT Sloan School, Integrys Energy, and the DISSCRS symposiums on Climate Change.


Special Pricing
Spaces are limited! Don't miss out!
March 21: $225/person
Register by March 14: $175/person
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Preparation for the Day
To get the most from this session and fully participate, you will complete the MBTI online prior to the workshop, where results will be distributed. 

The MBTI™ is the most popular personality tool used worldwide.  The inventory is designed to make the theory of psychological type by Carl Jung practical and useful in our lives to help us understand ourselves and others better. It has been used for over 60 years and available in over 20 languages. 

Still have questions? I'd love to hear from you.
Judy Ringer
Power & Presence Training