Welcome to One Positive Place

I work with successful leaders who
want to get better at bringing out the
best in their co-workers and clients.

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Learn how to bring out the best
in yourself and you'll have a
nice career.

Learn how to bring out the best
in others and you'll change
your world.

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My clients know how to bring
out the best in their co-workers
and clients.

They also get home in time to
do the same with their family
and friends.

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Pam Nigro, US UT PricewaterhouseCoopers

"Business is often a complex matter, and the heart of any business is people. I would highly recommend Bill Durkin,
because he has such a positive impact on people's ability to relate, communicate, and perform. He has developed
a real ability to bring people together, which is instrumental for increasing productivity and effectiveness in all business."

Jennifer Johnson, Deloitte & Touch LLP

“Bill Durkin had a positive influence on our company. We enjoyed his stories and benefited from his fresh ideas.
He understands the business world and customized the class to meet the needs of our people. His professionalism
and engaging style made the program enjoyable and beneficial for everyone involved.”

Jack Schacht, Illinois Trade Association

“I think it is a real testament to you that our brokers, when given the opportunity to choose among several training options,
always choose you. The reason, of course, is that they feel you relate to them and their particular needs in a way unmatched
by others in your field. Your coaching has also produced measurable results in productivity as well as vast improvements in
interoffice communication.”

Darcie Brazel, Advocate Christ Medical Center

“Bill has the unique ability to lead any group in an open, non-threatening manner. He has worked with first-line
managers, as well as senior management. In quick fashion, he manages to engage the group in positive, thoughtful
dialogue. Participants left his sessions ready to tackle challenges - both professional and personal. During times
requiring rapid reaction, Bill's approach is a refreshing respite for healthcare leadership!"

Sandy Donalds, Aetna

“Bill's professionalism, humor and storytelling were excellent. He had the ability to keep a pretty tough group
of managers interested and alive. I was extremely impressed by the way he connects a subject back to a story;
by telling a story he is able to keep the audience interested. Bill was able to take our company values and talk about
it with passion; which automatically rolled off onto us. Bill's knowledge about the company was commendable.”

Cecelia Horwitz, Kodak

“I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the exceptional service you provide to clients. As a result
of working with you for the last year, our group has increased the quality of its interpersonal communications.
More than a training facilitator, you make it clear that you are interested in each individual's success.
It has been and will continue to be a pleasure working with you.”

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Speeches & Workshops

The Positive Way Speeches and Workshops will improve your relationships and results at work.

coaching and mentoring

Coaching & Mentoring

For most leaders, group learning experiences are not enough to create consistently positive results.

Bill Durkin - Winning The Positive Way

TPW Challenge

The Positive Way Challenge is a one-month experience designed to help leaders and teams identify and achieve a meaningful goal in 30 days.

Blog Posts

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Salute Someone Today

I recently attended the wake and funeral of a friend who was a remarkable father, husband, son, son-in-law, and friend. He was...

The Positive Leader

  • Bill Durkin's work is built on the foundation evidence based methodologies that support the new science of positivity, human strength and resilience. Read More
  • Whether it's through Inspirational Books, Speeches, Workshops, Coaching, Mentoring or our unique One-on-One Challenge, we can help you attract new business, produce bottom-line results and help you improve your relationships with co-workers, clients and family. Read More