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Dr. Sylvia Lafair

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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

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When Transparency Falls Flat on Its Face

The other day I talked about the power of story at work and how a newly minted CEO talked openly at her first Town Hall. She had so many helpers on her staff to advise her about what to say. She took all their advice into account and decided to “tell her truth” as a... read more

It Is All Perfect Except…

Dear Savvy Sylvia, I am a really smart woman who is on the executive and emerging leader track at my organization. Everyone likes me and I am a solid performer in my job in marketing. I have always been a star (not to brag, just to give you some background data). I... read more

Leadership Learning: Power Story Instead of PowerPoint

When you think about the people who have crossed your life path, what do you remember most? I asked this question to several hundred folks in the past year and while I did not do a statistical analysis the answers were similar. People remember kindnesses. They... read more