Carla specializes in entertaining, interactive presentations

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Creativity, Positive Persuasion & Resilience in a Post Pandemic World 


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Why Book Carla to Speak?

For over 23 years, Carla Rieger has been speaking on how to help people EMBRACE CHANGE, LEAD CHANGE and BRINGING THE HUMAN TOUCH TO A HIGH TECH WORLD. Her uplifting, fun and interactive presentations to over 1500 groups, have captured hearts and minds around the world. 

Help your attendees be more effective change agents through how they manage change and communicate their needs. She is the CEO of The Artistry of Change Productions, Inc, a training and consulting firm. 

Her academic background includes organizational psychology, conflict resolution, adult education, creative writing and educational kinesiology. She has written 6 books including "Storytelling in Business", "MindStory Inner Coach", "The Heart of Presenting", "Presentations for Prosperity" plus hundreds of articles and 12 online learning programs. 

In addition, she has 10 years experience in the performing arts, specifically comedy. As a frequent speaker, trainer, facilitator, coach, performer and consultant, Carla helps people communicate with power, purpose and passion.

Client's Testimonials


We have heard only excellent feedback on your presentation, and everyone wants you back for next year’s conference!

Can. Institute of Financial Planning


Carla was the most popular keynote speaker at our conference. The vast majority rated her as excellent. 

Soroptomist International Conference


We loved all the humor, inspiration and passion – it was such an important message about how to change our mindsets when unexpected change hits. 

Times of India

VALUE ADD ONs: When you hire Carla Rieger to speak at your event as a keynote speaker and/or breakout session speaker, she also includes these services as appropriate:

     * Up to 3 breakout sessions

     * Laser coaching sessions for attendees after the keynote or breakout

     * A video on her program to help promote the event to attendees

     * Extra learning material before, during and after to anchor in the learning long term

  • Interviewing a few typical attendees beforehand to ensure the content is relevant
  • Attending a Meet & Greet at the event to get to know attendees and have personal interaction
  • Creating a short promotional video to entice attendees to attend her session
  • Doing 1-to-1 short coaching sessions with participants at the venue to personalize the content
  • Article or Vlog for your newsletter to create buzz
  • Webinar follow up a few weeks latter to answer questions

2 KEYNOTE SPEAKING TOPICS: Carla specializes in entertaining opening or closing keynotes. Participants leave feeling positive, inspired, energized, connected to others, and with practical tools to implement into their daily lives.

the artistry of change

The Top 3 Habits of Highly Resilient People

Best Audience: Associations, Leadership Events, Staff Training, Marketing, Entrepreneurs

“Everyone is born an artist. The trick is to re-capture that innate ability as an adult and put it into all aspects of life.” 

What happens on your team when challenge hits? Do some people get reactive and waste time focusing on the problem instead of working on the solution? If so, then this presentation is for you.

The #1 skill you need to be indispensable at work now is—the ability to unlearn and relearn again. As the world changes at faster rates, people desperately need practical tools to shift their mindset (and inspire others to do the same) to be appropriate to the situation.

After 11 years of research we have identified the top 3 mindset practices of people who tend to stay innovative, solutions-oriented, adaptive, centered, healthy, communicative and proactive in the face of constant change.

We call these people “Change Artists”. The skills of a Change Artist don’t actually need to be learned. They are innate skills that you just need to remember to access. These practices require hardly any extra time during your day, and simply train your brain to stay in as high a performance state as possible, no matter what is going on around you.

During this engaging and practical program your group will discover how to:

  • understand different personality styles when it comes to handling change
  • shift a reactive mindset to a problem solving mindset.
  • turn complaints, resistance and setbacks into tools for positive change
  • create the structures that inspire a culture of innovation

The Artistry of Change® is a powerful framework that blends diverse fields such as educational kinesiology, western and eastern psychology, change management theory, creative process models, and neuroscience. Witness how these fields are merging in exciting ways to produce the new ‘organizational artistry’.


"We only heard excellent reviews about your sessions at the conference! In particular, how engaging, practical, and effective your communication and resilience tools were for all the people who attended. Thank you for doing such a great job!" 

G. Elliot Great Plaines Safety Conference

stories that sell

How to Inspire People to Action with Narrative Based Communication

Best Audience: Sales training, Incentive Events, Associations, Entrepreneurs

Those who tell stories rule the world. Think about it. All the great communicators throughout history use stories. Yet, most people in business just communicate using boring concepts and facts. 
If you can learn to balance that with stories and examples, you'll notice people's engagement go up dramatically. 

During this engaging, fun and interactive presentation you will:

1) Understand what true storytelling is versus a list of chronological events.
2) Hear examples of stories, anecdotes and comparisons used successfully by leaders, sales people and entrepreneurs
3) Discover the do's and don'ts of sharing stories in a business settings
4) Get started on your own new story that will help people really "get" what you do and so they take action on your message.
Experience the power of engaging your listeners and inspiring action no matter what your topic. 



"Carla did our closing keynote on storytelling at BC CRNS and also a hands on workshop. I know her to be a brilliant presenter, and that's why we brought her in to help our people attract supporters through the use of stories. I heard many comments such as - excellent info on how stories affect the brain, getting started on a new story was so gratifying, and I now have a process for turning all my years of wisdom into a story that will inspire others - brilliant!" 

Susan Moore Regional Mentor, BC CRNS

"I've had the pleasure of hearing Carla Rieger speak live and online.  In her inspiring performance for the Professional Speakers Assoc of London, UK she revealed how to tell the right story for the right audience. Her equally inspiring online program showed the effect of stories on the human brain and how to use them to enhance your life. If you're looking for a conference speaker on stories, Carla is a brilliant choice!" 

Michael Dodd Communication-Boosting International Speaker 



Carla is an expert in experiential learning. That’s why people stay so engaged during her sessions. Participants leave with specific, actionable habits that stick in the areas of change leadership, communication and presentation skills.

  • Storytelling in Business Workshop
  • The Art of Communication Workshop


Best Audience: Associations, Leadership Events, Staff Training, Sales training, Network Marketing, Entrepreneurs

  • Are your listeners not as engaged as you’d like them to be?
  • Are you finding it hard to convey a complex message briefly?
  • Do you love stories but aren’t sure how to craft them?

…then this program might just be for you. People who can craft their message in story form are indispensable communicators whether it’s a formal presentation, education session, running a meeting or one-on-one.

Most presenters need more stories, but either can’t think of any to tell or lack the skills to craft and deliver them well. During this engaging session you will discover:

  • a template for creating stories that engage
  • the do’s and don’ts of using stories in biz
  • how to deliver stories for best impact


How to Turn Differences into Win-Win Solutions

Best Audience: Associations, Leadership Training, Staff Training, Marketing, Entrepreneurs

Conflict is an element like fire: too much causes damages; too little and no transformation can occur.

Costly communication breakdowns often happen between people because of simple-to-solve issues. If not dealt with you can lose productivity, income, well being, customers and employee engagement.

Diversity of opinions between people can lead to decisions that are wiser and more sustainable. This program covers the top habits of those who turn differences into solutions. During this engaging and interactive presentation you will discover how to:

  • practice 3 habits that prevent communication breakdowns
  • communicate your needs without causing defensiveness
  • switch from an unhealthy tension to a healthy discussion
  • have touchy conversations that lead to positive outcomes
  • win back trust and create goodwill where it was lost

Experience the joy of making open communication a part of your daily work life.



Chartered Professionals in Human Resources 

Human Resources Assoc of Manitoba

Society for Human Resources Management


Human Resources Masterminds


Mercer Bradley

Credit Union HR Conference


Credit Union Executives Society

Credit Union Insurance Services Association

HUB Financial


Law Society of BC

Westward Advisors


Marketing Assoc for Credit Unions


McConnell Risk Management

Atkinson & Terry

Southern Ute Growth Fund

Daley & Company Chartered Accountants

Reliance Insurance

Certified Public Accountants of Saskatchewan

Sunrise Credit Union

Aldergrove Credit Union

Alberta Central Credit Union

Island Savings Credit Union

CGAs of BC

Canadian Payroll Assoication

Envision Financial


US Patent and Trademark Office

Internal Revenue Service

Women Municipal Leaders Forum

Community Corrections

National Managers’ Leadership Forum

Canada Corrections


Canadian Food Inspection Agency 

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

County of Lacombe

Public Health

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation


Doctor’s Eyecare Network

CHOC Children’s Hospital

Registered Nurses Association of BC

Speaking of Women’s Health Conference

Vancouver Coastal Health

Royal Alexandra Hospital

Pacific AIDS Network

Association of Coop Education 

Nutrition and Food Services Conferences

First Nations and Inuit Health

Capital Health


Metro-Can Construction

ACCO Engineered Services


Morris Industries


Molly Maid

British Franchise Association


Kansas Recreation and Parks Association

BC Parks and Recreation


Concord Sales

Flight Center FCm Travel Solutions

Aramark Food Services

Sonesta Sanibel Resort Hotel

Fairmont Whistler



National Association of Business Aviation

BC Hydro

Sask Power


Educational Facilities Management Association

Manitoba Assoc of School Business Officials

Justice Institute of BC

Assoc. of Yukon School Administrators


BC Institute of Technology

Saskatchewan Institute of Technolgy


Assoc. of Administrative and Professional Staff

International Association of Admin Professionals

Abbotsford Administrator's Assoc. Conference


Chancery Software

GenoLogics Life Sciences Software

Project Management Institute


Overwaitea Foods



Tom Harris Cellular


Women’s Professional Network

e-Women Network


Great Plaines Safety Conference

Vitalize Conference

Alberta Construction Safety Conference

BC Construction Safety Conference


Times of India

Servant Leadership Institute Conference

International Association of Venue Managers

Canucks Hockey Team

Saskatchewan Assessment Apprasiers' Association

Public & Private Workers Association of Canada

BC Library Association


Executive Performance Coaching

Carla Rieger helps leaders and influencers with the latest in executive performance tools so you can be your best no matter what. You also get top communication and presentation strategies that dissolves resistance and open people’s minds to ideas, products and services.

Her expertise is perfect for people in high pressure communication situations such as:

     * motivating a resistant team or individual

     * negotiating a sale or agreement

     * public speaking (live or online)

     * sales conversations

Whether you are a business owner, team leader, or sales person, HOW you communication is 80% of your success. Get the help you need to break free to the next level potential. Carla has short and long term coaching programs, group or individual, live and online, depending on your needs and the needs of your team.

About Carla Rieger

Carla Rieger is also a coach and consultant in the area of executive performance enhancement. She specializes in helping you lead and manage change more effectively, creating more buy in from those you serve. What makes Carla different is that she also gives you tools for a lifetime to enhance your mindset. All the strategies in the world won't help if you have limiting beliefs that are blocking you. Often these blocks are below your conscious awareness. Therefore, at the strategic level you work on leadership, communication and presentation skills. At the intuitive level, you work on confidence, well-bring and manifestation ability...which builds your capacity exponentially.

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