Trevor Stevenson

Trevor Stevenson
Trevor Stevenson is President of The Leadership Group. Trevor believes in being driven by passion, collaborating with others, fun brain breaks and unwavering focus. He applies this philosophy to his own life and to The Leadership Group's coaching programs.

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Important Holiday Notice

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2018 1:00:00 PM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Relationships, mental health, Vision, Wellness

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During holiday season, when I'm on holiday, seeing others on holiday, meeting with people whose people are on holiday, I notice more, and I notice things differently.


  • I notice the mind slows down and can be present, more easily.
  • That if I pause and breathe, and choose to take in all that's around me, the breeze, the gentle waves, the birds and crickets, the rustling leaves... that I feel really good, deep down in my soul.
  • I notice people smile more on holidays.
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Harassment is Real (and you can stop it)

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2018 11:12:14 AM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Leadership, harassment

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The Harassment is Real

Whether intentional or not, harassment is as perceived by the recipient.


So if you are, or think you are, being harrassed, how do you feel?

Nervous? Scared? Frustrated? Depressed? Angry? Stressed? Despondent? All of the above, in any given day?


And if you are the “harasser”, how do you feel?

Frustrated? Nervous? Overwhelmed? Stressed? Anxious?


So how do either of you, the Harasser or the Harassee, perform when you're experiencing any of these emotions?

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4 Steps to Improve Your Performance (in anything).

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 4, 2018 9:29:17 PM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Confidence, Leadership, Awareness, Blind spots

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Are you Underperforming? 


The answer is yes.


While your reactive brain may have already told you to disregard the rest of this article, the truth is we are all under-performing. And whether you choose to call it “under-performing”  or “endless untapped potential”, the reality is, we all have a next level, either known or unknown to us.  Before you react (any further:) consider this…

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5 Ways to Recognize, Celebrate and Engage your Employees!

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 28, 2018 3:44:39 PM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Confidence, Leadership, stress

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You can’t always motivate everyone at the same time... but you can create an environment that is motivating.

When your work life is busy both stress and tension can rise, bringing the opportunity for conflicts and power struggles to rise with it. It is in these times that we can lose sight of what is important and meaningful as we rush from meeting to meeting or from deadline to deadline.


It's reason for concern, isn’t it?

When it’s super busy and you see people’s frustration and exhaustion grow,  

how do you create an environment that is motivating?

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Workplace Stress: 4 Ways to Stress Reduction

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 7, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Conflict, Leadership

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Workplace stress is an occupational hazard at any position and in any organization. However, there are a number of ways to reduce workplace stress. Let’s look at a few reasons to  reduce stress, and some ways that you can create a healthier, happier workplace.

Stress acts as a barrier to productivity, health and happiness. Prolonged stress takes a toll on our bodies, our minds, and our work – and as with many physical reactions, it all starts with the brain. 

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How to Overcome Resistance with the PRISE Model Questionnaire

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 5, 2018 9:45:23 AM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Confidence, Leadership, Influence

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Could having a model to guide your communication - that minimizes threat reactions (like fear and resistance) and maximizes openness, approachability and engagement - be helpful to you and your team?


Over centuries, we (humans:) have had deep urges to discover the ‘truth’ about how life actually works: what motivates us, what inspires us, what scares us, and most importantly why we behave the way we do.

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3 Steps to Creating (Conflict) Resolutions in the Workplace and Beyond

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2018 1:08:07 PM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Conflict, Leadership, Influence

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While we often resolve to do something more, better, different at the beginning of a year, we rarely take the time to consider the conflicts that these resolutions create, and how we’ll deal with them.


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Raise a Little Hell To Get What You Want

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 24, 2017 9:37:00 AM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Confidence, Leadership, Influence

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Most everyone we coach thinks that their experience is different from everyone else's. And they’re right.  There’s no one with the exact same reactions as you. This is your  fingerprint. Your snowflake.

That’s also what makes us all the same! We all react to and are stressed by thoughts and situations every day. And when you slow down to think about it, the triggers are often very similar.
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3 Steps to Manage Feeling Stretched and Stressed

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 4, 2017 7:00:00 AM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Confidence, Leadership, Influence

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Have you ever felt stretched and stressed? Of course you have, as we all experience these responses in our life. Fortunately, we have some control over the feeling of being stretched…and thankfully we have TOTAL control over feeling stressed.

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Jim Short on How Startups Can Access Funds, the Importance of Self-Confidence and a 3-Step Process to Improve Engagement and Results

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 20, 2017 7:00:00 AM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Leadership

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This post is part of the Leadership Interview Program, The Leadership Group's blog column in which President Trevor Stevenson interviews leaders about life and work.



Jim Short is a VP of Sales Consulting at Stratford Managers Corporation. Stratford provides access to services and expertise including business operations, human resources, finance, GC+, sales, marketing and intellectual property for innovative small and mid-sized firms looking to break through to the next level. Jim’s division helps these companies do everything from initially accessing available government programs and providing interim sales training through to helping them develop a national and international sales strategy, an appropriate compensation plan, and sales information systems. In other words, Jim provides everything these companies need to become effective in the market.


Jim recently spoke with The Leadership Group’s Trevor Stevenson to discuss the importance of pursuing government funding and why confidence is the essential ingredient to success.


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