Tapping Passion - Moving Beyond Mid-Life Malaise

Tapping Passion - Moving Beyond Mid-Life Malaise (Saskatoon)
Mar 15, 2018 to Mar 15, 2018
Location : K W Nasser Centre (256 - 3rd Avenue South)

Session: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, with lunch to follow.

Now taking registrations for Winter 2018. Please see brochure and online registration below.


This program is one of a series of three programs that comprise the brand new Engagement Series. Special savings are available to students who register in all three programs: Fueling EnthusiasmBoosting Energy and Tapping Passion. 

Rusting out can be every bit as problematic as burning out. Yet neither state is inevitable. How people deal with malaise will determine whether the next few years of their careers and their lives will be miserable, manageable, or memorable. 

Introduction & Background:

Stress, overload and burnout in the workplace are well-researched phenomena that receive a lot of attention. Not so with the challenge of malaise which is the unfocused feeling of discomfort or uneasiness whose exact cause may be difficult to identify. Suffers feel blah, stale and uninspired, like they are rusting out: under-challenged or under-engaged.

Although commonly experienced in mid to late career, malaise can and does strike at any stage. Malaise has a serious impact on organizational climate and productivity as well as individual satisfaction and engagement.

Based on her recent original research on malaise, Patricia Katz shares insights and strategies to help you recognize and address the issue in yourself and in your organization.

Instead of viewing malaise as something to tolerate, avoid or eliminate, Katz proposes it be embraced as a catalyst for change.

Who Should Attend?

Being a positive presence in the lives of others and actively tapping into passion and purpose is an opportunity for every individual in the workplace from the frontline employee to the CEO.

This program is for you if you want to strengthen your skills in dealing with malaise in yourself, or if you looking for strategies for dealing with its presence in others on your team and in your organization.  

Key Learning Objectives:

You will leave this program with:

  • A knowledge of the signs and symptoms of malaise
  • A deeper insight about the impact of individual and group malaise on organizational climate and employee engagement
  • A reframing of malaise as a natural and helpful element in the cycle of growth and development
  • A three-step process and tools to guide yourself and others through malaise to what comes next - in reasonable time with less angst and fewer lost opportunities

Publications Included: 

In addition to a customized learning guide, participants in this program will take away a copy of this publication:

  • Press Pause…Think Again – More Balance & Perspective For Work & Life

Instructor Profile:

In over thirty years as a speaker and consultant, Patricia Katz of Optimus Consulting has inspired tens of thousands of people to accomplish what matters most in ways that bring more peace of mind. By reducing the impact of overload and overwhelm in the workplace, Pat helps organizations and their leaders create a more satisfying work and life experience for all. Clients call on her to help them boost energy, fuel enthusiasm and inspire insight.

She is the bestselling author of six books, who also writes Pause, a popular online newsletter. Pat is a Certified Human Resource Professional, who holds a Masters in Continuing Education, & is an inductee of the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame.

www.patkatz.com / www.pauseworks.com

Program Fees

$350 plus GST

Special discount rates are available for attendees who register for all three sessions of the Engagement Series. Please call 306-966-8686 for more information.

  • Program fee includes tuition, assessment instructions, handout materials, and meals
  • Participants may withdraw from this course at any time, however, a $100 administration fee will be charged for withdrawing from the course up to 14 days prior to course start date. No refunds will be processed after this time. Participants may avoid the $100 admin fee by transferring fees to another course, free of charge, provided there is space available. Non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal.
  • Fees subject to change without notice