The 2nd Life
project is a grand experiment that
tests peoples' abilities to break out of their own
preconceived notions of the limitations of their world, their abilities
and their lives. It challenges individuals to tap into
resources that were previously inaccessible. It encourages
each participant to rid themselves of the shackles that chain them to
How can you participate in the 2nd Life Project? Simply
facilitate or attend one of Joe Gruberman's 2nd Life seminars.
Any group or organization of any size can participate.
Pricing is based on the resources of the group, with
sensitivity to non-profits. So start with a simple inquiry
don't forget to ask about tailoring the session to meet your group's
particular needs and goals!
Gruberman is a
member of Mensa, the high-IQ society and is an American Red
Disaster Action Team Lead. He holds a master's
in business administration (MBA) from Arizona State University's W.P.
Carey School of
Business and is an adjunct instructor at a private career
college. His ongoing seminar series has been a part of the
Phoenix independent filmmaking community for more than 7 years.
Joe draws his experience primarily from almost three decades in the
corporate world, dealing with personalities as diverse as software
engineers, sales reps, warehouse workers and top management. As a
mid-level director, Joe's job was to bring these people together and
find a common ground to success. Over years of company
mergers, management reorganizations, layoffs and firings, Joe
developed a humanistic philosophy that put people ahead of business,
and relationships ahead of profits.
2001, something happened that changed Joe's outlook on life forever. We
all know that incident by its familiar name, "9-11". In a search for a
greater meaning to his existence, and after months of introspection and
practical personal financial analysis, Joe quit his job in 2003,
six-figure income and a 28-year career in information technology to
pursue volunteer charity work, education and writing. His wife may
never forgive him. Would you? Listen to Joe's story in his own words
and decide for yourself.
Young To Die
do you do
are, in the words of Jethro Tull, "too old to rock and roll but too
young to die"? Do you tough it out in whatever you're doing until you
can afford to retire? Or will that day ever come? The reality
that as long as you've got breath in your lungs, you need to give
yourself a reason to live. Sound sacrilegious? It might be.
But it speaks to one of the main problems that we face as we
advance in years: We lose interest.
This talk is meant to be an interactive discussion with the attendees
to help explore each individual's options in a world where there are
actually many more options than you would even think you'd need. But
this is a good thing! Try on a new skin and walk around with
while. Then try another. We can't always be counted
make the best decision on the first attempt. But every try is
just one more thing you've learned about yourself. I bet you
never thought you were that complex!
does everything have to be such a big production with you?"
If you've ever been on the receiving end of that comment,
then you may already know how important it is to plan. Or you
might just be over-planning
activities that could be reeled in to a much simpler...production.
Project is a session designed to help you turn complicated
tasks into simple projects and then scale each project to the
appropriate size. Whether it takes a day, a week, a month or
a year, you'll get a better handle on how to manage the unmanageable and get the willing
help of others!
The Ultimate Project is your
life. Learn to manage your life and you'll find
more time to do the things you enjoy the most.
The hyphen is
intentional. In my case, Jew-ish,
means "sort of
was raised in a Jewish home -- in fact, a foster home -- by Old World
transplants who lost track of the more significant aspects of
Judaism. It wasn't until just a few years before my Bar
that, as a result of obligatory religious and cultural training, I
realized how distorted my Jewish upbringing really was. Worse
still, I also discovered that my long-dead birth mother was not Jewish
and so, by definition, neither was I. Without officially
converting, my entire training and transition to manhood was little
more than a show for the benefit of my foster "parents" and my
surviving birth father who was, by the way, 100% Jewish. So
Jewish? Well, I certainly "feel" Jewish. Let me
tell you my
whole story, and you decide!
The Truth About Commodities Trading
This talk is
based on Joe's
instructional book, Futures Shock, which is an introduction to
commodities trading from the perspective of the 95% of traders that
lose money in these volatile markets. But even a Vegas slot
machine pays out eventually. Find out when and how...and to
theme from social to technical to economic, including
topic research, scripted
speaker introductions and even program coordination (i.e. "ring
plain language and interactive method of teaching will be applied to
any instructional program you might be developing. As a
technical writer, software developer and management professional -- and
with an I.Q. close to 150 -- Joe can break down most any subject matter
to teachable elements for the beginning and intermediate student.
best group sessions cannot accomplish the intended goals.
For these situations, consider one-on-one sessions by a
master facilitator and human resources management professional.
Joe can provide personal consultation under even the most
sensitive circumstances and help resolve interpersonal conflicts and
other roadblocks to individual success.
interpretation to and from
multiple languages for nearly any sized audience from a handful to
Joe's ready to
travel anywhere in the world
deliver your message!
Let Joe help
your message soar with expert advice,
editing and co-writing of your presentation scripts.
Feedback on seminars, classes and professional partnerships:
"Thank you for joining us at the Greater Phoenix Mensa 2015 Regional Gathering. I have gotten really good feedback about your presentation and I hope you enjoyed yourself."
"Great job at the workshop today, Joe! You're an excellent teacher. I was amazed at how much we were able to cover in just one hour. Thanks again!"
"Joe is a master speaker!"
"Sometimes the only reason I come to these seminars is to
listen to Joe speak. He's so inspiring!"
is a really
great teacher... He is very organized and prepared... learned a lot
from him. I will use a lot of his techniques and organization skills..."
"I feel that Joe... is a great teacher. I learned a lot from him."
"I enjoyed this class enormously !!!!"
"I thoroughly enjoyed this class. It was a lot of fun and educational."
"I really appreciate your organization, leadership and energy. Thank
"Outstanding! ...if I had ten Joe Gruberman’s, things would run much
more efficiently and smoothly. I’m delighted."
"Joe Gruberman is an amazing fellow. He is very knowledgeable and very
recognize the need of not-for-profit and educational institutions to
provide qualified and professional speakers at no or low cost to their
respective audiences. Joe is a member of several such
organizations and the challenge can often be daunting and
restrictive. For this reason and time-permitting, we will
gladly accept a modest
honorarium or even appear for free, if the cause is worthy,
non-partisan and non-sectarian. We only ask that travel and
if any, are reimbursed.
In most other scenarios, pricing is based primarily on the type of
event, the length of the appearance, and the amount of research
required to fulfill the role effectively. That said, we're
happy to work within your budget to provide the service that best suits
Contact us to find out more! We'd much rather you asked,
you assume that we're too expensive for you. You might be
your convenience, a contact form will be added here in the near future.
For now, please simply email
with a brief description of your needs and the schedule date(s).
I'll attempt to get back to you within 24 to 48 hours.
Or you may phone me at (310) 845-6790.