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Meet Sylvia Lafair…

Sylvia Lafair PhD, co-founder and President of Creative Energy Options (CEOinc) started her career in psychology to explore why people do what they do in personal relationships. That led her to advanced training in family therapy. She taught and supervised students at Hahnemann University and then began to research complimentary therapies along with family work. She and her husband, Herb Kaufman opened one of the most well respected personal growth centers in the Philadelphia area where they invited such luminaries as Deepak Chopra, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, and Bernie Siegel to lead training programs.  Read More…

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Sylvia takes a highly personalized approach to Leadership Development. She helps each person become more aware of their personal styles, their possible origins and raises behavior patterns to a conscious level. From awareness comes change. I found great value in applying these lessons both at work and home to successfully balance demanding jobs, motherhood and a two career marriage.

Nancy Singer

Pharmaceutical Sales, Marketing and Learning & Development Senior Executive, Merck & Co., Inc.

The concepts and strategies learned from Sylvia and Total Leadership Connections are invaluable. Working in a newsroom is competitive and stressful and with new understanding of how relationships trigger tension I resolve pressure situations faster and with minimal dissention. Moreover, I can bring the techniques and tools home; a double win.

Tyler Mathisen

Co-anchor of CNBC’s “Power Lunch”, Vice President for Strategic Editorial Initiatives

Sylvia’s consulting work is powerful. She teaches employees to look at situations from a holistic perspective rather than from a place of blaming. Conflicts can be settled quicker and that leaves more time for productivity and collaboration. I only wish I had known about how patterns from family show up at work when I began my career. Her book “Don’t Bring It to Work” is a must for leaders at every level.

Matthew Emmens

Retired CEO and Chairman of Shire Pharmaceuticals, Retired CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals

“Working with CEOinc was exactly what I needed to pull my team together and save our organization from hitting a downward spiral that is way too common in the non-profit sector. Our team is humming at a pace I never thought possible, and we are able to serve our children and families in ways that drastically increase our impact.”

Stanford Thompson

Founder & Artistic Director - Play On, Philly! , El Sistema USA

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Graduation Without the Bullsh*t

Want to give the grads in your family a gift that will keep on giving? No, not a fully paid vacation to Europe. Not even a new ready to take the road by surprise car. Forget about furniture for the fresh out of college or graduate school apartment. Give them a book.... read more

Gender Denial

Dear Dr. Sylvia, I know you are going to do a program today on “How to Talk Genderly” and while it sounds interesting I wonder if you have the courage to discuss gender equity and issues around gay rights. Most of the communication programs I listen to skirt (sorry... read more

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