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Emotional Fitness & Supporting Organizations

Emotional Fitness & Supporting Organizations

Are you looking to improve or develop your team or organization in the following areas: Stress, Absenteeism, Coaching, Recruitment and Retention, Strategic Management, Goal Setting, Networking, Resilience, Restructuring/ HR Transformation, Change Management, Employee Engagement, Mental Health, Conflict Management, Communication & Listening, Culture or other areas of concern.

There’s been a fair bit of research done on EQ (Emotional Quotient) and the great benefits associated with incorporating EQ into organizational development including the resources of Emotional Intelligence.

How about leveraging another very important part of EQ, namely Emotional Fitness?

The world of work has traditionally been seen as a world in which the dominant and most valued skills are mental and physical. They are the ‘hard skills’ of thinking and fixing, buying and selling, talking and making. Today, there is a growing awareness and understanding that our emotional skills or EQ are what make the difference between success and mediocrity. These are ‘soft skills. Here’s the problem. The soft skills are really the hard ones.

The development of coaching as a recognized profession and skill set has largely been an acknowledgment that it is difficult, without help, to deal with the things that block us from making progress, or leave us feeling frustrated and stuck, or unclear how to handle conflict or anger.

Emotional Fitness Coaching offers a unique set of tools designed for leaders who desire to hone their coaching and mentoring skills, or for coaches who work externally, wishing to do the same. The tools of Emotional Fitness have been developed over a period of nearly forty years by the Founder of Emotional Fitness Warren Redman.

The tools of Emotional Fitness work, are simple, and above all, they all acknowledge the individual’s ability to make their own best choices and be accountable for them.

There are five primary E-Fitness coaching tools. The first is Power Listening, in which you will discover the two things that prevent effective listening from taking place and the five stages of listening that make it work. The second is Learning from Experience, describing a system that encourages staff at all levels to consider and learn from what goes on in the organization. The third is Group Dialogue; a method of running meetings that transforms them from time-wasting and costly sessions into creative opportunities for significant change. The fourth is the Work scale, a questionnaire like no other that allows people to see their levels of satisfaction and frustration and provides them with the tools to make the desired changes. The fifth and final E-Fitness tool is Storytelling. The telling of stories in E-Fitness coaching is a refreshing and creative way for people to discover important things about the way they see things, including themselves and each other.

All of the E-Fitness coaching tools used in the hands of a competent E-Fitness coach, or leader who develops the skills, will improve communication, raise people’s level of motivation and loyalty, decrease stress, along with absenteeism and errors, and have a significant impact on the productivity, health, and profitability of your company.

For more information regarding Emotional Fitness, schedule a video conference call to start exploring how Emotional Fitness can support you in developing a more positive and productive team in 2020.

Reference:
Emotional Fitness Coaching, How To Develop A Positive Productive Workplace For Leaders Managers and Coaches, Warren Redman

Suicide Educaton and Prevention Group

Suicide Educaton and Prevention Group

Great meeting yesterday with a suicide education and prevention group consisting of professionals & concerned citizens. We are involved in taking action and bringing change to the way that support is currently being given.

The focus of today’s connection:

1. Relationship Building

2. Introductions

3. Identifying Focus Points

4. Current Report Card

5. Sharing, Being a Voice, Taking Action

For more information, or to get involved reach out or contact Elaine Zamora on Facebook or at (506) 999-3555

7 Mountain of Influence Group

7 Mountain of Influence Group

I was invited to be a guest facilitator for an amazing heart-spirit centered group of advocates on Thursday.

The “7 Mountains of Influence Group” intend to improve the current health care approach in NB.

One of the messages from this group:

“Our current system is in a state of crisis & a lot of it has to due with communication breakdown”.

In order to address communication breakdown, let’s address our ability to listen beginning with listening to ourselves.

Thursday’s framework:

1. Connect, Listen, Relationship Build

2. A personal story with the military medical system & the traditional psychiatric approach

3. Discoveries & education gained after taking the uniform off

4. A personal journey with Emotional Fitness

5. What gets in the way of listening, sharing of past experiences

6. Demonstration of Listening Power

7. Breakout in pairs (Listener, Speaker) and using Listening Power

8. Sharing of experiences using Listening Power & being listened to

“Listening is akin to love as one of the most precious gifts you can give to another. If we are to survive and develop as human beings in a positive way, we need to be heard, understood, accepted and responded to by others as the unique individuals we each are.”

I have no doubt this vibrant, energetic, influential group known as “7 Mountains of Influence Group” will have an impact.

Thank you for the opportunity of spending time together.

 

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