Clean Communication: Ownership and Influence
Each of us has a preferred communication style that we learned when we were children. Most of the time we get along just fine, but when deadlines loom and stress is high, our go-to style may cause even higher stress and contribute to low productivity. Leaders, teams and project managers rely on clear, clean communication to meet their goals. Identify your go-to style (aggressive, passive, or passive-aggressive) and learn how to tweak it to gain ownership and influence.
Your Feelings Are the Message
Managing difficult feelings is not optional for leaders. Out-of-control feelings lead to mixed messages and nervous teams, affecting innovation, productivity and attitudes toward change. This presentation introduces constructive wallowing, a mindfulness-based tool used to defuse strong emotions before you speak, type, or attend a meeting.
The Silent Epidemic: Family Estrangement
Family estrangement is everywhere. Chances are you know someone who’s cut off or limited contact with a parent, an adult child, a sibling or other relative. What’s going on? And more importantly, what can be done about it? This program provides information, compassion and hope for everyone affected by this painful societal problem.
Protecting and Enhancing Kids’ Self-Esteem
Self-esteem has a bad rap, and for good reason: It’s been defined for decades as “thinking everything you do is great.” Real self-esteem is humble. Children simply need to know they’re worthwhile as people, even when they mess up. It’s all too easy to accidentally injure a child’s self-esteem. A few simple techniques can make each interaction with you a source of healthy growth for kids. This interactive program involves practice in reflective listening. It offers pointers on the appropriate use of praise, dealing with shame, and other common issues that arise when working with kids.
Turning STEM into STEEM: The Power of Emotional Intelligence
STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is important in today’s changing environment. But education is just one factor in a happy life. If we’re not on good terms with our emotions, true happiness is hard to find no matter how much we achieve. Motivation, interest, satisfaction, a sense of accomplishment — these are feelings, not thoughts. This inspiring program addresses the questions, 1) How do we cultivate a healthy relationship to our emotions so we can experience the abundance that life has to offer? and 2) How do we teach our children to do the same?