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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

Father & Son

Father & Son

I only started to really learn what being a Dad was when I took the uniform off in 2011 at the age of 45 & started the inner journey of what it was like to grow up without my Dad after I lost my Dad at the age of 12. 👪

During the last 2 years I facilitated the “Be A Great Dad” workshop and learned so much more about myself when I listened to the Dads present. 👂

Here are “5 Things Great Dads Do” to be more involved with the special people in our life, things I personally try to work on every day:

1. Be There

2. Be You

3. Show Love & Respect 💘

4. Be An Example

5. Be A Life Coach & Teacher

My journey as a Dad continues, so do the struggles, but I have a target-goal I am aiming for. 🎯

 

Soccer NB

Soccer NB

I feel very blessed to have been invited to facilitate a 2nd keynote during the last 2 weeks.

The success of the keynotes would not have been possible without the generous support of others.

I would like to offer the following points for consideration in the event that you have an upcoming message to share:

1. Collaborate with the person who invited you to do the keynote & collectively work together to put the keynote together 💑

2. Be vulnerable, share your personal story in the introduction 🎤

3. Share stories about the audience, great way to recognize the amazing things your audience is doing 📖

4. Use the elements of humour & surprise. I used the acronym POT (Purpose-Opportunity-Time)

5. Engage the audience, have them participate. I used “But Wait” with the audience replying “There’s More” ⏰

6. Always make it about the audience.

I would like to thank my mentor Joe Grondin, Lisa Smith from Eastern College, Younes Bouida from Soccer NB as well as fellow Toastmasters for the opportunity to learn & grow as a speaker. ⚽

Get out and share your stories-gifts, the world is waiting to hear them. 🎁

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