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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

You, 1 “Oh” 1

Leveraging internal insights to effectively connect with yourself and others

Since March of 2020, we’ve ridden wave after wave of uncertainty…and it is taking a toll on us…on ourselves, on our relationships and on our ability to perform.

Across all functional areas of ANY enterprise, high performing teams are one of the keys to viability and success.  Each member plays a critical role, offering their unique contribution to the collective outcome.   And yet…today, both individuals and leaders are facing an unprecedented, and often unseen or unnoticed threat…the alarming impact that the combination of the global pandemic, recent racial strife, and natural disasters has had on you, your employees and our mental well-being.  As of May 2020, just over 1/3 of Americans reported experiencing symptoms of clinical anxiety or depression in the wake of the pandemic…pre-racial reckoning and prior to the seemingly unending slew of natural disasters.

Among others distraction, stress and disconnection are hallmark manifestations.  AND in the workplace, these behaviors are confusing, counterproductive and disruptive to co-workers, customers and leaders.  According the CDC:

“Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can sometimes cause the following:

  • Changes in sleep or eating patterns.
  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating.
  • Worsening of chronic health problems.
  • Worsening of mental health conditions.
  • Increased use of tobacco, and/or alcohol and other substances.”

Train for TRUST, via Consistent and Congruent Communication

Trust is the bedrock of all relationships and accumulated trust takes a serious ding when our actions don’t match our words.   In fact, incongruent behavior can have a devastating impact on our relationships at all levels.  Now, the good news…

Join us as we explore the punishing physiological journeys our bodies have been on, proven tools to self-regulate and why all of this matters in every human interaction you engage in with our training designed to:

  • create self-awareness of the physiological impacts resulting from navigating life today.
  • identify and deploy regulatory mechanisms to manage themselves once activated.
  • create a common language and a process to navigate this new threat.
  • be able to recognize the same cues and behaviors in their co-workers and clients and deploy compassionate mechanisms towards resolution.
  • assist in creating an environment/culture where your employees are consistently more responsive than reactive.
Employee Training
"Thank you, Jennifer!"
"YOU! 1"OH"1 gives attendees/trainees the tools they need to navigate their professional and personal lives with awareness, empathy and grace. Jennifer's raw, honest stories are interwoven with a wealth of knowledge and practical tools—the audience stayed engaged for the full 90 minutes, which I know from experience rarely happens. I am looking forward to laying the foundation Jennifer outlined with my team so we can be more cognizant of each other's mental well being and ultimately work better together. Thank you, Jennifer!"
Jackie Hermes | CEO Accelity and Co-Founder Women's Entrepreneurship Week MKE
"The session was amazing."
"I received so much great feedback on the content, the personal way in which it was delivered and most importantly, the way it made everyone feel when it was over. In this time of great uncertainty, this gave our associates a way to deal with their fears, their anger and the unknown. It truly set the stage as we make our way back into the office this week."
Peggy Williams-Smith | President and CEO, VisitMilwaukee
"Highly recommend."
"Jennifer brings such rich life experience and thoughtful vulnerability to her sessions. This makes her workshops especially engaging and relatable. Highly recommend."
Amanda Daering | CEO @ Newance
"I laughed. I cried. I learned."
"Thank you so very much for including me today. I didn’t realize how much I needed to hear what you had to say. I laughed. I cried. I learned. What could be better than that? You will top the things I am grateful for today. "
Penelope Ransom | Chief Administrative Officer, Network Health
"Thank you for today."
"Your talk helped me frame a past trauma and finally put it behind me. Your wisdom and storytelling are very relatable. Thank you for sharing your time with us today. "
Cheryl Litvin

Customized Training

Customized Career Training

We believe training cannot be one-size-fits-all. Every company’s workforce comes with unique needs.

Bartolotta & Associates uses culture and needs assessments to present customized training that meets your associates where they are. We develop and maintain customized tools that build self-awareness, self-management, and socialization skills to help client-facing associates connect with—and better understand—your clients to deliver outstanding service.

After participating in our training, your company will experience:

  • Greater professional and personal satisfaction among employees
  • Deeper, more meaningful connections and trust between employees and clients
  • A surge in sustainable, long-term relationships
  • Working as part of a cohort to increase their emotional and social capital

In the Media

Radio Interview

Learning To Shift Focus From Self-Care To Self-Preservation

Video Interview

David Caruso LIVE 
with Jennifer Bartolotta

Video Interview

Meet the Masters
with Jennifer Bartolotta


Dare to Be
with Jennifer Bartolotta


The Lines Between
Grief and Depression


Businesses have the opportunity to
reduce polarization in communities…

Meet Jennifer Bartolotta

As CEO and founder of Bartolotta & Associates, Jennifer Bartolotta stands ready to help companies cultivate connections with clients. Her giving heart grew roots in the hospitality industry and flourished in the corporate world where she helped companies develop their human capital.

She brings years of corporate management, training and development, and hospitality experience to Bartolotta & Associates. Jennifer served as the director of Care-a-lotta, the charitable arm of Bartolotta Restaurants. She also acted as the restaurant group’s director of sales. In this role, she managed the sales team responsible for developing, promoting, and selling the “Bartolotta Experience” at the company’s award-winning, fine-dining restaurants and managed properties.

Jennifer’s work as founder of Train-2-Gain is also a plus. This firm helps companies transform their tech-savvy human capital into confident, client-facing ambassadors for their brands. Here, she aided companies like Rockwell Automation, A.O. Smith, Robert W. Baird, and Lead-2-Change with programs that transformed workers’ business and dining etiquette.

Training that Connects Company Culture to a Hospitality Heart

Interested in cultivating a culture of connection, collaboration, and caring in your company?

Contact Bartolotta & Associates today!