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Minnetonka, MN 55305

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"A Pandemic Prelude"

As we slowly yet surely transition from winter to spring, we're also moving closer and closer to getting the pandemic under control and safely resuming our routines. Numbers of people infected, hospitalized and deaths are going down in most places, and the number of people vaccinated is going up. Schools and pre-Ks are slowly and carefully re-opening and more workplace restrictions are being reduced/removed. Yet we still need to be patient, careful and resilient so we don't become complacent and risk further setbacks and delays in getting to the goal we all seek -- being able to safely return to the activities, roles and routines we've had to put on hold this past year.

The purpose of my keynotes, workshops, articles and conversations has always been to remind you that you have skills, strengths and abilities that enable you to do amazing things when you face adversity -- if you set your mind to it. My goal continues to be to support and encourage you to continue to strive to do your best in your important life roles and goals, especially in times of change and challenge like today! Since last summer I've adapted all of my presentations so that I can share them virtually to groups who can't gather safely. And as a gesture of hope and optimism, several groups have already asked to "HOLD" certain dates in August for their back-to-school in-service, in hopes that we can once again gather for professional development opportunities.

In addition to sharing some serious skills to help you succeed even more in your important life roles and goals, my keynotes and workshops include stories and original songs to keep it fun and engaging. Each presentation is customized to ensure you and your team find ways to improve your:

  • Attitudes, Aptitudes & Actions in your job,
  • Ability to positively influence others,
  • Ability to deal with change and transitions,
  • Teamwork, Customer Service, & Leadership,

And yes, these programs are all available as virtual presentations so they can be shared while you are unable to gather people safely.

Here's my promise to every customer since I started in 1994:

You must be at least satisfied with my services or you don't pay my fee, only travel expenses.
I'm proud to be able to state that 100% of my 500+ customers have paid me since 1994, and it's my plan to sustain that record until I fully retire in 2023.

And for added clarity during this "pandemic pause" - - - If you book one of my presentations for your team and you later need to cancel your event for a legitimate reason, I don't require a deposit or prepayment and I don't charge a cancellation fee so there is no cost to you. This is part of my "customer satisfaction promise."

"What led us to invite Kim to present at TWO of our annual conferences this year is -- he asks questions and listens, he pays attention to detail and customizes his programs so people can see right away how to apply his content to their jobs, he gets to know attendees and listens to their stories and questions, and his resulting great presentations. All that, and his awesome songs he wrote to sing our praises; very unique." - Lyn Peterson, Director, Student Transportation Assn. of Massachusetts

"One of many things I appreciate about working with Kim is his genuine concern for our needs and goals, and his attention to detail in the customized programs he brings to our team. He understands Head Start and early childhood very well, and his extensive experience helps him hit the ground running with very responsive presentations; our team really appreciates his sessions." - Bonnie Riedel, Director, Laramie (Wyoming) County Head Start

Kim Ratz, Speaker-Trainer-Troubadour-Author
Successfully sharing stories, songs and skills since 1994.