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Savor Talk! Guest: Sylvia LaFair

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Sylvia Lafair, Ph.D., is an expert on leadership, workplace behavior and relationships. Clients from top businesses often have her cell phone number on speed dial, as she deftly helps them navigate difficult conflicts with board members, employees, associates, and even family. Unlike other executive coaches, Lafair began her career as a family therapist and is fine tuned to the reverberations from family lives that play out in the work place. Lafair is the Founder and President of Creative Energy Options (CEO), a consulting firm with retreat centers in Pennsylvania and New Mexico. CEO also runs teambuilding workshops and educational seminars for entire organizations, focused on results through relationships. Thousands of business professionals have utilized the principles of Pattern Aware Leadership including those from Microsoft, AstraZeneca, Aveda Salons, Novartis, Merck Pharmaceuticals, CibaVision, Consumer Reports, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Her numerous articles have been published in leading journals and magazines including Business Week and The Wall Street Journal online. She is a much sought-after speaker on the subjects of leadership, effective communication, conflict resolution and creative collaboration. Many of her earlier programs which explored the newest advances in health, wellness and spirituality presented a stellar collection of thinkers, including Deepak Chopra, Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, Matthew Fox, Robert Bly and many others. Lafair holds a Ph.D in clinical psychology and is a supervisor for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, a charter member of the American Family Therapy Academy, a member of the American Society of Training and Development, and the Society for Human Resource Management.