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Mental Health Spotlight

Ever watched someone that just can’t be bothered? You might even find yourself cursing them for procrastinating. But is that really what’s going on? It may be that they are actually experiencing anxiety. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life, whether it’s a job interview, meeting a partner’s whānau for the first time, or a major life change. It is your body’s natural response to distressing or threatening situations. It shows up in different ways, at diffe...

July 12, 2022

Asking the Right Questions

Does your team prefer to look at What's NOT working well first (Problem solving), or do they like to celebrate What IS going well and create improvements from there?Since we are all wired differently, each team has a way that suits their flow. If you ask a team that has a high need to point out issues, to look at the positives straight up, they can shut down. Likewise, if you have a team that is "Mooving & Grooving," they may like to acknowledge what's making them tick now, before they can ...

July 12, 2022

Emotional Understanding

By understanding our behaviour and emotional intelligence we can have a greater awareness of ourselves and others. We are more likely to make deliberate choices when interacting with others to improve communication so that we create stronger, more engaged and more productive relationships. Our behaviour is influenced by numerous things, including the environment we are in and our perception of things. Our emotions are influenced by our past, our values and external stimuli. This is wh...

February 24, 2022

Does the Topic of Wellbeing Need to be Serious?

That went out the window on this workshop. It was one of the best I've facilitated using The Wellbeing Deck (WBD) by Tamara Buckland & riders&elephants.I walked away with sore cheeks - from laughing so much! (And we all know how good it is for our wellbeing).This humble bunch of men from Wade Group were really put on the spot - we talked about things that are not often talked about in the workshop banter, and it was fantastic. We looked at what it takes for us to th...

February 22, 2022

What Becoming a Pro Elephant Rider Has Taught Me

“If I could Turn Back Time… I’d find a way… To take back those words that hurt you…” Cher was onto something here. We all have moments where we wish we could turn back time and regret the things that we said… do we sit down and think about how we want to feel or behave in the future? Most of us happily set goals for our tangible achievements, new job, house, relationship… without thinking about how we will feel when we have / achieve them, let alone how...

November 24, 2021

When do you get the "Zoomies?"

"Most people are more committed to a familiar discomfort than they are an unfamiliar discomfort" Lisa Nichols. Read that again! Do you agree? Change can be hard and what is seen as resistance is often just a lack of information and clarity. Yip! You got it, change doesn't need to be something that always causes discomfort. By adding a few more conversations about the how and why changes are occurring, people can feel a lot more motivated and inspired by the new proposal. You ...

October 20, 2021

Who feels Alienated?

What would you think if your employee or colleague told you that they are feeling “ALIENATED?” Have you even considered this to be a possibility in your workplace? What would it look like? I recently delivered a “Map Your Emotional Culture Workshop,” for a team of leaders. When it came to completing the Emotional Culture Canvas and selecting “What undesired feelings we don’t want to feel (but might from time to time),” a third of the leaders had “Alienated” in their top five ...

October 19, 2021

Are Emotions in the Workplace Over-rated?

Talk to a ton of people and you will get mixed responses; everything from “It’s utter B.S,” to “It’s critical.” I’ve been a workplace trainer for nearly a decade. I have helped a ton of teams get better at being better. But, when I re-visit these teams, there are sometimes wounds that I had managed to put band-aids on, surfacing again. Part of the issue may be an environment whereby people are unable to have “safe conflict” conversations. This means, they don’t speak up when...

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