"In my experience in Food Service Management, I have had the pleasure of working with many of the best and brightest. Chaun Vaughn ranks among the very best speakers I’ve ever encountered. Her speeches on the topics of innovation, leadership, and creativity have been a positive influence on those in our industry.


She is an electrifying public speaker. Her passion for the subject matter is infectious. In just a short time, attendees gain a fresh perspective on the major trends that are transforming creativity and innovation in our world."





Heart Forward

Leadership Training

The Making of a Heart Forward Leader 

Course Content Includes:

  • What a Heart Forward leader looks like (the characteristics)

  • Why leaders fail

  • Overview of the 4 Heart Forward Principles (Transparency, Awareness, Accountability, Others Centered)

The HF Blueprint for Success - Workbook

  • Conduct a S.W.O.T(Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Character & influence evaluation (HF Leadership Audit)

  • Understanding and internalizing audit

  • S.M.A.R.T Planning (Specific, Measurable, Action, Realistic, Time) Accountability Implementation

  • Post Assessment

Training is set for 90 days with a post-assessment for all leaders and their staff.

When the training course is completed, all participants will receive a Heart Forward Leadership Certificate.

Strategic Planning and

Goal Setting

What is Strategic Planning?

Strategic planning is an organization's process for defining its direction. This is the time to utilize the company's mission statement to set goals and priorities, strengthen operations, and ensure that team members and stakeholders are working toward common goals to achieve the organization's and department's goals. In short, an effective strategic plan will articulate not only where an organization is going and the actions needed to make progress, but also how it will know when it is successful.


What our strategic planning session focuses on:

  • Mission/Vision of the company - We will take a deep look into understanding fully what the company/department does and what the company/department wants to become based on the Mission and Vision. This is also a time utilized to review these statements to ensure they still speak to what the organization wants to accomplish.

  • Core Values and Work Culture - What do you stand for and does the work culture reflect the values

  • Goals and Strategies - What is the company/department committed to achieving and how will those goals be achieved



  • Ability to picture the future


  • Establish a strategic process and framework to reach the vision


  • Solidify clear outcomes for the year and create the action plan


  • Review and adapt


Some Tools We Use: SWOT Analysis, SMART Goals, Employee Survey

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is said to be needed more by leaders than IQ.

It's time to become more aware of our emotional triggers and learn how to use them to our benefit, to foresee potential problems before they arise, communicate more effectively, easily solve difficult problems, all while motivating and inspiring our team.


This EI Session teaches participants:

  • Why Emotional Intelligence matters more than IQHow to self-assess your Emotional QuotientHow to manage emotional reactions in various situations how to use empathy to create a collaborative team on how to communicate effectively both verbally and non-verbally


This session teaches key secrets to become more Emotionally Intelligent(EI) and how EI allows you to get the best from others as well as how to get others to change their negative behaviors.


Whether you are a team leader or a team member, the skills you’ll master in this workshop will set your team on the path to being more committed and collaborative therefore creating a motivated, productive and cohesive team.

Teambuilding Activities

Achieve Your Goals Vision Board Session - 2.5 - 3 Hour Session

  • Understand why a vision board is necessary

  • Find the inspiration for your vision board through strategic thinking & goal setting utilizing your strategic plan as a blueprint (if there is one in place)

  • Design your vision

  • How to put your vision board into action

CSI: Investigation - 3 - 4 hours


The local police department needs your assistance in solving a tough crime. They are looking for investigators who are innovative, have great problem-solving skills and who can communicate and cooperate effectively.


This team-building activity allows teams to compete in a fun and creative way. As within any working group, each team member will be equipped with a specific skill needed to work through a series of crime scenes. There are staged scenes set up in various stations throughout the room. Each team will navigate through the stations collecting clues and evidence to solve the case. After all clues and evidence has been submitted, each team will

have the opportunity to interpret the meaning.

The Ultimate Project Runway - 2 - 3 hours


The Ultimate Project Runway is a very fun and highly creative minded activity that fosters team building. Each team will be provided with materials that they must use to design, sketch and create two high fashion outfits with. Teams have the option to choose the outfits they want to create: a daytime look, an evening look or a high fashion runway look.


The designs must be worn by two of the team members in the Ultimate Project Runway Fashion Show while another team member must describe, sell and pitch the outfit as it makes its way down the runway.

The judging can be done by your company VIPs or you can leave it to the facilitator. Either way, this will be a fun event for all.


This activity focuses on the following areas:

  • Teamwork

  • Project Management

  • Creative Thinking

  • Resource Utilization

  • Communication

Corporate Family Feud - 1.5 - 2 hours


Survey questions are displayed on a video projection screen using a professional “Feud” style software application. The facilitator will act as the game show host just as you see on TV. We can use our most popular survey questions, your customized survey questions, or a combination of both.


This activity focuses on:

  • Building Trust

  • Communication Skills

  • Company Policies and Procedures

  • FUN

Download our Brochure for more info on Keynotes and Workshops

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