Connection Sessions for Self

Change Your Mind to Change Your Life

Americans are the unhappiest they’ve been in decades; in fact there has been an over 50% increase in unhappiness among Americans since 1990. Unhappiness can be due to many situational factors, but research shows that the key determinant in unhappiness is negative thoughts, which lead to negative reactions and outcomes. Wonderfully, according to the science of happiness, human beings have the ability to change our thoughts to increase our levels of happiness. In this workshop, we teach a framework commonly used in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), that we call NET FAR. This course will teach participants how our own thoughts and assumptions determine our feelings, which in turn determine our actions. By changing our thoughts, we can command and control how we feel, change our actions, and feel happier. This framework can be used at work, at home and everything in between to help us live more joyful and intentional lives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the 5 steps to changing your mind: Neutral Event, Thought, Feeling, Action, Result
  • Review the framework in the context of your own life and work conflicts
  • Gain strategies to implement the 5 steps in real life
  • Understand how our thoughts control our results, with data from cognitive behavioral therapeutic approaches
  • Modify your thoughts in order to achieve your desired outcomes in work and life

Who Should Attend:

  • Manager-level and above
  • HR leaders
  • Entry-level positions

“I’m a Fraud:” Kicking Imposter Syndrome to the Curb

It has been estimated that nearly 70% of individuals will experience signs and symptoms of impostor syndrome at least once in their life. Typically affecting high achievers, imposter syndrome (IS) can be thought of as a difficulty internalizing impressive accomplishments or feeling like a fraud. IS runs rampant in competitive environments, and it’s rarely talked about. This is an interactive workshop, where the facilitator talks about IS and how to identify it, and participants share experiences through guided questions. The goal of this workshop is for individuals to experience others who suffer from the same thought patterns and build a community to overcome negative self-talk.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what imposter syndrome is and who it affects
  • Develop a roadmap for understanding your own feelings of imposter syndrome
  • Discover 9 actionable strategies for battling imposter syndrome in life
  • Implement tangible strategies to get rid of imposter syndrome on your work teams, starting today
  • Learn how to foster a work culture that stops imposter syndrome in its tracks

Who Should Attend

  • Business Leaders and Managers
  • Underrepresented Professionals
  • Employees of competitive work environments

Meaningful Connections: Networking with Authenticity

In the modern day workplace, approximately 85% of jobs are found through networking. And, that may even be a conservative estimate! Networking can often feel like a topical and inauthentic exchange of business cards, and elicits significant anxiety for many people. However, networking does not have to be impersonal and inauthentic; it can be fun. And, a robust web of professional relationships can be just as critical to long-term career success as education, experience and expertise! In this session, we define how to effectively network through authentic connections so that your personal and professional initiatives can be leveraged.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demystify the word “networking”
  • Understand what successful networking looks like in practice
  • Learn real strategies that you can implement starting today to become an expert networker to leverage your business
  • Integrate technology and human connection for maximized potential when networking
  • Implement effective social media strategies to networking

Who Should Attend:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Solopreneurs
  • Contractors
  • Job searchers
  • Members of business associations