Imagine your organization or team full of people who are resilient, adaptable and self-aware. Cool, huh?
But bringing in a therapist or talking about emotional intelligence isn't your thing. Hire me, and I'll show you how to create that vision without undue discomfort.
I offer experiential programs that combine team trainings or company-wide presentations with one on one implementation coaching.
They are based on the premise that, no matter your role at work, you are first and foremost a human being. That means, among other things, that you have a nervous system. And that nervous system, at least in part, influences your thoughts, behaviors, emotions and ways of communicating—especially under stress. Which means that unless you know how to befriend your nervous system in an embodied and conscious way, it will get the best of you and undermine your confidence, empathy, creativity, or whatever characteristic it is that is most important for you to do what you do best.
The goal of this experiential training is to understand the theory of why your nervous system is the foundation for your experience (good and challenging) at work, and how to train this “brain in your body” through simple, embodied practices so as to be more resilient and adaptable.
You can think of it as Mindfulness 2.0: it’s social and emotional intelligence meets embodied self-awareness and Polyvagal Theory. What that means is that we practice all things having to do with well-being and healthy interpersonal dynamics in real time, with eyes open. This allows for connection with self and others that is accountable, vulnerable and empathic, which results in a more productive, purposeful and compassionate work environment and healthy, grounded employees who kick butt at their job.
This is for
Direct care professionals and first responders who deal with stress and trauma at work and need to learn true self care so as to be more resilient and to avoid burnout.
Companies that are innovative, dynamic and change-making that understand their people are their greatest asset and that they can't do what they do best with disengaged employees.
Managers who want their team members to overcome perfectionism, be more adaptable and be able to find their flow as a team of professionals who also happen to be humans.
What you'll get
The neurobiological 411 and skills that are foundational to building a reliable connection to a sense of ok-ness in yourself. (Without this foundation anything else you’re trying to build or achieve is going to be built on uneven ground.)
A set of practices you can use repeatedly to help you stay present and act in accordance to what's true for you so you don't ever have to feel like you're selling yourself out. (Yes, even in that situation. Even with that person.)
Connection with your heart and gut knowing, and the confidence to actually act on it. (Because just using the brain in your mind is leaving a lot of intelligence, ingenuity and imaginativeness on the table.)
The experience of vulnerability in a way that isn’t mushy, and authority in a way that isn’t pushy. (Because we can no longer afford to check our whole selves at the office door.)
The skills you need to have conversations that are more clear, clean and compelling, and less convoluted, confrontational and conflicted. (Because recognizing your own and others' emotions and being able to communicate in light of—or spite of—them are stellar predictors of success.)