Burnout does not have to be the price of success in the workplace. There is an art in breaking from the norms for better ways of working together and there are many people leading the way at all levels. We bring you their stories and strategies to inspire better work, with mindfulness and resilience. More information on mindful work breaks and the Power of 2 to 10 at BreakTogether.net
027: Emotional Intelligence in an AI World - Tae Chong
Tae Chong is a passionate innovator with solutions to complex community challenges. He is a great storyteller and helps to bring alive the concepts of emotional intelligence which is needed now more than ever.
Tae knows that our souls need to be recognized and developed for our best work; and you can’t put a metric on believing in humans.
His stories are filled with insights including a reminder that our founding fathers demonstrated significant emotional intelligence in writing our Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
And because this is Tae, he will discuss the powerful environmental impact possible through upcycling. Think about this…if we use our clothes for just three months longer than we normally do, it is the environmental equivalent to taking 1 Million cars off the road.
Tae Chong - Bio
Tae Chong is Manager of Social Enterprise and Workforce at Catholic Charities. He is currently working on three projects: creating a microenterprise ecosystem of 10 to 12 small businesses, connecting people in recovery and asylees with employment opportunities, and he is working on a research project to extend the career of skilled older workers at Catholic Charities. Tae has over twenty years experience working with the immigrant and refugee populations in Maine. He has worked with this population as an educator, advocate, policy maker, social service provider and as a business advisor.
Tae has been a speaker at MaineLive and Ted Dirgio, and he was named as one of Maine’s 50 most influential people by Maine Magazine and he attended the White House Conference on retaining and recruiting immigrant and refugee knowledge workers.
Learn More about Tae on LinkedIn
025: SheChanges – Take Your Idea for a Spin: Lael Couper Jepson
You are not alone. That is the first thing Lael Couper Jepson wants you to know. We all have dreams and desires mixed with fear. What we are most afraid of is being “caught” failing. We need to learn how to sit with that.
What if we faced that thing or idea that scares us with an element of play? Picture a dream or idea you've been carrying with you, and now think…”Wanna give it a whirl? Wanna try? Let’s go find out!” Take your idea for a spin.
Lael’s journey included visions of becoming a Rockette, A Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader, and an attorney in Boston. What she is…is a writer, artist, performer, instigator of change, visionary, a champion for women’s storytelling and a community builder. She also rides shotgun for organizational business leaders to make the compelling case for change – breathe life into a new vision, or lay down the bigger bolder expectations of how to approach their work.
In this conversation, we talk about how Fear and Desire are linked. You know you are doing it right when it feels good. Go ahead and try.
Lael Couper Jepson Bio
Lael likes to add fuel to what’s already smoldering. She is a seasoned boat rocker and professional instigator of change, with a penchant for women’s leadership. She jumped ship in 2006 after eleven years as an organization development consultant in the corporate world and founded SheChanges to work with people who share her impatience with the pace of change – people ready to buck the rules, challenge the status quo, and dare to create the change they want to see happen – ready or not.
“Truth be told, my mission is to start a revolution – one that leverages the power of women to re-imagine our world. Whether it’s meeting one-on-one, facilitating a group, speaking on stage or leading a weekend retreat, there is always a call to action embedded in my work, designed to inspire, ignite, and unleash the creativity, passion, and ingenuity we carry inside ourselves.” Lael Couper Jepson http://www.shechanges.com
025: Lessons from Inside the Grand Canyon: Amy Wood, Psy.D.
Of the 4.5 million people who visit the Grand Canyon each year, only 1% take the 9-mile journey to the Colorado River below. Most visitors come to the edge of the canyon, take a picture, and leave. Are you taking pictures from above or going further down to enjoy the journey in life?
Amy Wood, Psychologist, Coach, and Speaker, talks about an unplanned journey, a choice that many of us would not have made under similar circumstances.
Picture a current so fast and unpredictable once you go through if you make a mistake, you can’t go back to repeat it; you are only able to go forward and try to do better with the knowledge from that experience. A lot like life.
Amy’s observations and insights are extremely relative in our fast-paced world. Take a few minutes and join the conversation from her experiences on the river. Perhaps you will find an idea to make your day and life better.
You can learn more about Amy Wood and her book, Life Your Way, at http://amywoodpsyd.com/wordpress/
Learn more about mindful work at https://www.breaktogether.net
024: Nature, The New Leadership Model - Kris McCrea
Service Leadership and Emotional Intelligence are quickly becoming the foundations of success in business. Kris McCrea helps companies transform by aligning leadership models with nature.
Are your employees counting the minutes each day? There is a better way; leading with vision and purpose, allowing people to grow to their full potential
Who better to develop your customers and care for your patients than people who feel alive and vibrant.
Kris McCrea, President of McCrea Coaching, is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation, a Master Practitioner in Energy Leadership, a Microsystems Coach through The Dartmouth Institute. She is also is an active member of the Forbes Coaches Council, so be on the lookout for her articles and comments on Forbes.com. Learn more at https://www.mccreacoaching.com
023: Patrick Veroneau - Rise Above Your Best
Patrick is a certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer and Coach who believes we can all Rise Above Our Best. He teaches us to use POWER to improve your outlook and results, and CABLES to create stronger team connections.
Congruence, Appreciation, Being for Others, Listening, Empathy, Specifics
Patrick helps companies develop leaders from day one and his approach can help you improve your work and life. We all get stronger by doing.
Patrick Veroneau, Founder, Emery Leadership Group http://emeryleadershipgroup.com
Patrick Veroneau is the founder of Emery Leadership Group, which is named after his dad who died when he was 18. He has been a consultant for over 10 years in the areas of leadership development and ethical influence. He has a Masters in organizational leadership and is Certified coach through iPEC and a Certified Emotional Intelligence trainer and coach through Genos
Patrick has developed leadership and team building models to help people and organizations to “rise above their best”.He loves speaking to youth groups around the idea, “your past is your power” and has started to implement that more with adults.
022: Diane Darling, She Said It - Quotes from Remarkable Women
This is a perfect time to share the voices of more women. Diane has great ideas for using quotes in presentations to keep your audience on their toes while introducing them to people they may not have heard about. Learn who really said: “Well-behaved women rarely make history.”
We all crave stories and inspiration. Whether you are speaking to a group, beginning a meeting, or starting a coaching session, quotes are a powerful way to begin.
Diane also talks about her vision for getting more women onto Corporate Boards and tips for refueling as an Introvert.
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Learn more about Diane Darling on her WEBSITE
View in full at BreakTogether: http://www.breaktogether.net/break-together-podcasts/
A Needed Fresh Perspective
Patrick’s podcast is a welcomed new podcast with a fresh perspective. I appreciate how he weaves the importance EQ into his interviews. Glad I found it and just hit the subscribe button.
You Need This
You owe it to yourself to give this a listen and practice these simple techniques. We all want to be happy, healthy, and more productive and The Art of The Break can help you unplug and rejuvinate.
The Art of The Break is a true reminder of how we all should be living our lives. It focuses on wellness, productivity, and gives us insight in how numerous people achieve that ever important balance. This podcast would be beneficial to entrepreneurs, business owners, bosses, and creatives, and anyone who craves more in their life.