and Michael Haaren, co-founders of Staffcentrix
leaders in the work-at-home arena
are informed and inspirational speakers on a variety of topics.
they developed the “Portable
Career & Virtual
Program™” – a workshop
series that is
being delivered to military
members around the world to help them start businesses that can survive
the mobility requirements of the modern military. The success of this
program lead to the development of a similar program for the US
Department of State - the e-Entrepreneur Training Program
Chris has appeared on ABC
and appears regularly on CNN
as an expert on Internet fraud and safety. She was featured by Woman’s
World magazine in 2008 as “America’s
Ultimate Work at Home Expert.”
Durst is the founder of the Virtual Assistance industry (circa
1995), and co-founder and CEO of Staffcentrix, LLC - the training and
development company that designs and delivers home-based and virtual
career training programs to the US Department of State and the US Armed
Since starting Staffcentrix in 1999, Durst and Haaren have trained or
mentored over 7,500 home-based workers in 65+ countries around the
They co-authored the bestselling career book - "The 2-Second Commute"
and have a new book, "Work at Home Now," coming out in November 2009.
Together, Chris and Mike founded and run the Rat Race Rebellion website
where visitors can find free screened work-at-home job leads and
resources for making home-based work a reality.
on Virtual Work, the "Rat Race" lifestyle, and entrepreneurship, Durst
and Haaren appear often in
Forbes, The Wall
Street Journal, Business Week, Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, the
Straits Times, and the London Times.
have also delivered their
to hundreds of audiences across the country including:
individually or as a team -- incorporating knowledge, humor,
and audience involvement that leaves people energized, motivated, and
to "reach for the stars".
for Social Policy and Development
Committee on Employment of People With Disabilities
of Job Search Trainers
of Defense Spouse Employment Conference
Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities
of Labor's Workforce Innovations Conference
Air Force Europe
Department of State
In Global Transition Conference
- Community Colleges
- The Aging Workforce Summit (sponsored
well as numerous U.S.
at home jobs
at home careers
at home mothers
at home fraud
the media to grow your business
or Creating Home-Based Work Arrangements
"Farm Family" Values in a Non-Farming World
a big media splash on a shoestring budget
Your Freelance Services
a "Rat Race Rebel"
Scams in the Work at Home Arena
PRESENTATIONS & PROGRAMS
& Telework Jobs Development Program™"
a 60-to-1 scam ratio among home-based job leads on the Internet,
it's hard for job seekers to know where to begin looking.
on the tools and techniques used by the researchers who compile
our very successful, weekly freelance and telework job bulletin
Rat Race Rebellion™ – this 5-6 hour program will
teach participants to:
if they are
a good candidate for home-based work;
resume to make them a more appealing “remote” hire;
home-based job searches online;
- Use search
friendly” companies that routinely hire home-based workers;
scams and avoid them;
children in the house;
differences between working as an employee and a contractor.
Toe On The Moon"
who are reaching for the stars! This inspirational program delivers
of wisdom (and words or wit) gathered by Chris Durst and Michael Haaren
as they started their own business and subsequently mentored/trained
over 7,500 entrepreneurs from 65+ countries around the world. A
perfect topic for entrepreneurs who need to be reminded that "stubbing
your toe on the moon" is a far greater accomplishment than
reached for the stars in the first place.
& Having a Life"
program challenges the audience to turn their backs on the "success
used society and define success on their own terms. Inspirational
and practical exercises help participants determine what their core
are so that they can build a "whole life" approach to making a life --
and a living.
It's not about "having it all"...
it's about "having it good".
demographic acronyms had become a thing of the past, you now find
sitting in a sea of commuter traffic, surrounded by enormous SUVs
vanity plates and cell phone wielding drivers behind every steering
These are the DISTINCTIVEs - Dual
To Impress Neighbors
“Yuppies” (young, urban professionals), next came
the “Dinks” (dual
no kids), who were followed by the “Sitcoms”
(single income, two
the DISTINCTIVE Lifestyle™" presentation takes a
look at the newest phenomenon of life in the growing sprawl that is
America. Loaded with provocative facts, opinions, and
happens when valuables take precedence over values.
Ultimately, the material is delivered with a reassuring tone that
audience members – "Distinctives" and non – to
laugh at themselves and
leave them feeling confident about their ability to choose the life
that is right for them.
you are interested in having Chris and/or Mike speak at your next
please email them at:
cdurst (at) Staffcentrix.com
call (860) 928-6969.
can be customized to meet the needs and goals of your group.
the best program I have been to.
It is forward thinking and has answered many questions for me and yet
has also created a new set of questions I would not have thought of
a good thing! Thanks!"
effort and expertise!
You are an awesome facilitator! Thanks very much!"
provided an excellent service to the
group. She presented with professionalism and made the class
and relevant. The information provided was appropriate and well
you made this
fun. It is no wonder
that you have been so successful because you are a very informative and
technique is wonderful because she
teaches you to fish so you can eat for a lifetime, but she also gives
sample fish so you don’t starve while you practice! Thanks!"
and knowledge was excellent.
You convey a confidence and enthusiasm that is encouraging and
were very open
to questions and
Your enthusiasm is inspirational!"
Chris, you’re an inspiration
to all women."