About New Book Frequency Matters!

Posted on Sep 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

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New Book in the NEWS!

Posted on Aug 15, 2017 in Engagement


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Training Magazine Names Kristin Mackey as “One to Watch”

Posted on Jul 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

Kristin Mackey recognized in Training Magazine’s 2010 Young Trainer Awards


MIRAMAR, FL — July 19, 2010 — Training, a 41-year-old professional development magazine, released their 3rd annual Top Young Trainer (TYT) Awards. These awards honor the outstanding talents, accomplishments, and leadership exhibited by learning professionals age 40 and under. As part of these awards, Kristin Mackey was recognized as one of this year’s 10 Young Trainers to Watch and was profiled in the July/Aug issue to Training Magazine.

Award recipients were nominated by their peers and selected by an independent judging panel of Training’s editors and members of their Editorial Advisory Board. Candidates for the award and Watch list are required to have managed a large-scale training & development initiative, successfully solved a training challenge, consistently introduce and lead successful and innovative training solutions while acting as a mentor/coach. The Children’s Service Council of Broward County nominated Mrs. Mackey for her outstanding work as part of the Broward Training Collaborative.

This work included creating and delivering seminars on: Management Skills, Delivering Customer Focused Service, Building High Performance Teams and Delivering Powerful Presentations. Kristin also co-authored, with Coach Scott Baker, I AM Worthy of Greatness, an eBook written to help young adults aging out of foster care to create and achieve goals that help them successfully transition into the next phase of their lives.

“It is an honor to be recognized by such a reputable publication within the training industry, and to have been given the delightful opportunity to work with The Children Services Council of Broward County,” stated Kristin Mackey. “I look forward to a continued partnership in creating and delivering programs that deliver essential and inspirational tools for those who influence children.”

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Bridge to Prevention Academy Conference

Posted on Jun 11, 2010 in Uncategorized

Delivering Micro Changes for Macro Transformation at Cooper City HS, Monday, June 14th, 9:45-10:50AM in the auditorium.  Participants include teaches, support staff, guidance counselors, peer counselors, social worker etc.  The attendees are “agents of change” for all things prevention within the south Florida school system.  This is an amazing event where they come together, gather resources, attend workshops and share ideas.

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CSC-Broward Trainer Authors E-Book for Transitioning Youth – Press

Posted on Nov 9, 2009 in Uncategorized

CSC-Broward Trainer Authors E-Book for Transitioning Youth

Kristen Mackey, a longtime trainer for the Children’s Services Council of Broward County, has released I AM Worthy of Greatness, available as a free download (link below). Authored with Scott Baker, the book was written especially for young adults aging out of foster care at SOS Children’s Villages – Florida in Coconut Creek. It is applicable, however, to transitioning youth everywhere and has already received positive feedback from readers. It even inspired one to launch a creative project.

The short book is about healing, clarifying and creating a life aligned with one’s passion and vision. It also includes practical advice and useful links in the toolbox at the end.

“I feel the book was a huge inspirational support for young adults who have aged out of foster care,” said LaShonda Cross, Aftercare Coordinator at SOS Children’s Villages. “ It can be used to assist each individual to identify with their inner emotions. The title of the book not only speaks esteem to the young adults but it allows each of them to reflect on the fact that they are worth greatness.”

Evan J. Goldman, Esq.
Manager of Public Affairs & Organizational Development
Children’s Services Council of Broward County
“Our Focus is Our Children”

6600 W. Commercial Blvd.
Lauderhill, FL 33319

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Bright Lights of The MS Foundation

Posted on Oct 22, 2009 in News/Updates


The Bright Lights of The MS Foundation gathered for wine, treats and a “mini” Playful Transformation workshop in Fort Lauderdale on October 15.  It was a relaxing and inspiring event.

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Workshops at The Center for Lifetime Learning, Palm Beach College

Posted on Oct 6, 2009 in Creativity

Join Kristin at one of her upcoming workshops in Palm Beach:

****To contact the Center for Lifetime Learning call 561-868-3556.  Hope to see you there!

December 8, 2009 Move the Room; Delivering Powerful Presentation

January 28, 2010 Playful Transformation; Make Your Life A Masterpiece

March 2, 2010 Play Nice!; Building High Performance Teams

Palm Beach College Center for Lifetime Learning Catalog

Palm Beach College Center for Lifetime Learning Catalog

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Natural Awakenings Magazine, pg 40

Posted on May 16, 2009 in Creativity

Enjoy article Playful Transformation in 3 Easy Steps by Kristin Mackey on page 40 of  Natural Awakenings (May 2009) magazine.

Click top left contents to read.

Natural Awakenings, Healthy living, healthy planet, link to our Broward County, Healthy Living, Healthy Planet edition. Focus: Women's Health

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Community Impact – 9 out of 10 satisfied

Posted on May 28, 2008 in Uncategorized

Below is a letter sent from CSC Broward County Training Collaborative in reference to previously conducted training sessions.


The CSC Training Team has a steadfast commitment to making available quality and effective training programs that support the service delivery and administrative functioning of organizations that serve children and families.  Over the years, participants have been asked to complete an online survey to assess long term satisfaction and impact three months after the completion of a training program. We are pleased with the results from programs offered September 2006 – October 2007.

The attached report provides item details for the topics that received participant response.  In summary, this is how participants responded:

Participant satisfaction is extraordinary – Nine out of ten respondents were satisfied (92%), with CSC offerings for FY06-07, compared to 86% last year.

CSC-sponsored training have a positive impact on work and job performance. – 84% of the respondents reported continued use of the knowledge gained and skills learned from the training. 84% also notes a dramatic improvement in job performance.

Because our professional relationship with qualified trainers like you, attendees who have participated in this important exercise make it possible for us to say, your tax dollar is helping to make our vision a reality:  The children of Broward County shall have the opportunity to realize their full potential, their hopes, and their dreams, supported by a nurturing family and community!

Thanks again for helping us make it so!

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News Update!

Posted on Feb 28, 2008 in Uncategorized

I have continued to enjoy teaching for Franklin Covey as they are a world class group of professionals with some of the best content available today.
ProEdge Skills and I will work together in New Orleans and Little Rock for a exceptionally-designed Service program by Mary Sandro.
I have enjoyed another round of presentation coaching with The Nyman Group for the soon-to-be law partners at DLA Piper in Dallas – always a wonderful and successful time.
New creative courses have been developed and a schedule posted soon.  Podcasts will also be available.
As you can see I have been quite busy and not the classic “blogger”.  I have also made some changes and removed most news items in the archive so that PocketSeminars offers tidbits to assist you keeping my “news” to a minimum.
Happy creating…
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