Leaders inspire and influence the work culture. A happy working environment cultivates a highly-motivated workforce that is productive and effective in maximizing task accomplishment and goal achievement. When teams face constant demands on their time and energy, it can impact their performance. Since the pace of the work culture is not likely to change, it’s more important than ever to build skills in mindfulness, grit, and resilience.
Mindfulness is the practice of deliberately focusing the mind’s attention on the present moment cultivating self-awareness, clarity, and emotional intelligence. Increased grit and resilience help individuals to work hard, endure struggle, failure, and try again to achieve long-term success. These skills are built with optimistic attitudes, behaviors, and social supports.
What is Mindfulness?
The term “mindfulness” has become a common buzz word in many workplaces, schools, and communities. The reason is because researchers from Harvard, Stanford, and Berkley have all discovered a positive link between mindfulness and human performance. Mindfulness simply means “to be present in the moment, without judgment.”
Why Mindfulness Starts at the Top?
Today’s workforce now has five generations working together with a mixture of cultural backgrounds. Without proper tools to lead effectively, leaders can get overwhelmed and stressed while managing employees that have diverse work preferences, communication styles, and motivations. Thus, resulting in toxic work environments with high turnover and burnout.
The first step to building successful teams is to build resilient leaders that can manage their own emotional intelligence and well-being. Leaders consistently face high stress situations. Being able to manage this stress is critical for longevity and success. Studies indicate that learning and applying mindfulness tools helps to boost energy, reduce depression, relieve stress and anxiety, and improve overall health.
How does Mindfulness Impact Teams?
Mindful teams work together harmoniously across cultural backgrounds, work styles, and motivations. Many forward-thinking leaders have discovered that the same mindful tools coaches use to create winning athletes also works in an organizational setting.
Many organizations have successfully adopted mindfulness practices. Companies, like General Mills and Google, have reported a return on investment using these programs, claiming their employees are more productive, make better decisions, and are more engaged. In addition, researchers suggest that mindfulness boosts employee morale, improves employee health outcomes, and reduces turnover.
Trust is a fundamental principle for successful teams.
When team members trust each other, there is a mutual appreciation and recognition of each other’s’ contributions. Each individual is inspired to give more for the team’s success. Honest and mindful communication helps create this atmosphere and allows everyone to stay informed. Mindfulness practices can help team members empathize with each other and build strong bonds.
After this session, attendees will be able to:
- Learn about the neuroscience research that supports the benefits of mindful leadership using self-regulatory strategies and skills to handle stress, exhaustion and difficult situations.
- Understand how to create a clearer mental environment that focuses on managing emotions and facilitating effective decision making with self-awareness, clarity, and emotional intelligence.
- Learn how to enhance your team’s productivity by conserving mental and physical energy using mindfulness strategies to achieve long-term success.
INSTRUCTOR: Maribel Garcia Valls, MPH, ACC
TIME: Saturday, June 9th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
PRICE: Early-Bird Price $97; After Monday, May 28th, $105 Regular Price
LOCATION: Holiday Inn, 6000 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752
CAP: Limited to 40 Writers
Do you have a dream of publishing a children’s book, coloring book, or picture book? Are you stuck on how to get started? Then this masterclass is perfect for you!
The publishing world has changed, and now it’s easier than ever for independent authors to self-publish. Whether you’re writing [or plan to write] your first book, this masterclass will walk you through the strategies to get your project completed efficiently.
Ready to write your book?
The topics we’ll cover include:
Part 1: Getting Started
- Goal setting and timeline
- Writing tools and software
Part 2: The Creative Side
- Creativity tools such as journaling and meditation
- Understanding publishing law
- Cover and Interior specifications and design
- Review and editing
Part 3: The Business Side
- Publishing 101
- Choosing a self-publishing company
- Do it yourself vs. hiring experts
- Printing and distribution
- Sales and marketing
- Speaking Engagements
What do I need to bring?
A laptop, your work-in-progress [if you have one] outlines, story ideas or any content already have.
What if I don’t have my project started, is this class right for me?
Yes, this masterclass will provide a good foundation for beginning your project.