DVD, Running Time 1 Hour 48 Minutes,
and CD-ROM with Supporting Documents
Denise Bissonnette, Diversity World
the difference in working with a person stuck on the question “What does
this program have to offer me given all of my problems and challenges?” to
working with someone engaged in the question “What do I have to offer the
world and how do I go about finding the best place to utilize my strengths
and gifts?” In this fast-moving, dynamic two hour presentation, Denise
Bissonnette offers practical and innovative ways to assist people in
changing their focus from their limitations and barriers to their assets and
from her popular books and curricula developed over the last twenty years,
Denise presents several “key inquiries” to identifying a person’s passion,
uncovering their work preferences, and envisioning fresh possibilities in
the world of work. The ideas and techniques presented can be used as part of
a job club, in a job search workshop, or in one-on-one counseling
situations. This thought-provoking session is recommended for those who
support and assist individuals to become employed including employment
counselors, job developers, job search instructors, job club leaders, and
THE DVD: BEYOND BARRIERS TO PASSION AND POSSIBILITY
contains almost two full hours of valuable tools and insights for employment
and training professionals. It can be effectively used both as an in-service
training for your organization’s current staff and as an educational tool
for future new employees. Show the DVD in its entirety to fully replicate
the original two hour training session, or select topics from the DVD Menu
to conduct a series of 10 to 20 minute “mini sessions” – breaking the
content down to “bite-sized” pieces that will encourage discussion and
interaction on the topic while fitting it into the timeframes available in
busy meeting and training agendas.
DVD Menu for Beyond Barriers to Passion and Possibility
New Eyes and a New Mind
Your Favorite Problem
What You Have Overcome?
Why do You Want It?
What Are Your Gifts?
What Do You Love?
What Do You Care About?
What Will You Accept?
Blue Skies (Poem)
accompanying CD-ROM contains documents (in PDF format) that support Denise’s
22-page Handbook of materials covered in the training session (drawn
from her popular programs; Beyond Traditional Job Development and
Cultivating True Livelihood).
Facilitator’s Guide: Denise’s recommendations for using the tools in
both individual counseling and group training sessions.
Text for “Blue Skies” - Denise’s powerful new poem which she uses to
close the training session.
WHAT VIEWERS ARE SAYING
"This presentation reinvigorated me and gave me new found energy to do my
job. I love the packet that Denise gave to use. I will use everything in
"Denise is an inspiration. I love her energy and her story-telling
abilities. She really knows how to captivate an audience."
"Anyone who deals with customers - be it job seekers or employers - would
benefit from this session."
Beyond Barriers to Passion and Possibility was originally presented as part
of a National Teleconference series from the Workforce Development Network/NYATEP