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MINDFULNESS-BASED EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE PROGRAMS FOR FOR LEADERS AND TEAMS 

In these turbulent times, people are reporting higher levels of anxiety, stress and burnout. Navigating today's VUCA-world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) requires that leaders and organizations develop new skills to manage stress, enhance emotional wellbeing and cultivate a sense of purpose to engage the workforce. Some of the latest neuroscience and behavioral research suggest that we can systematically train our brains to enhance mental clarity, boost resilience, strengthen effective collaboration and increase individual fulfillment at work and in life. IdeaLift provides transformational mindfulness-based and emotional intelligence skill-building programs grounded in neuroscience and evidence-based practices that lead to sustained peak performance, resilience, creativity and effective leadership.

Decades of research shows a relationship between emotional intelligence and many of the most critical aspects of organizational performance, leader success, global competitiveness and diversity.  The World Economic Forum named Emotional Intelligence as a core work-related skill, and predicts it to be “in higher demand across industries than narrow technical skills. Emotional Intelligence differentiates top performers beyond IQ and technical abilities and enables us to understand and navigate our own emotions as well as our relationships. Using mindfulness practices, emotional intelligence is a highly trainable skill and has been found to reduce turnover and absenteeism, and increase employee engagement, performance, productivity and organizational return on investment.

SERVICE OFFERINGS

Custom Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence Skills Workshops

We customize tailored programs based on your needs to address the current challenges and specific goals of your organization.

 

Weather it's a one-time workshop focused on particular skill-building or a series of sessions to work on emotional intelligence, or a longer consulting engagement to develop leaders and teams to improve the organizational culture, we can help you design the right program for your organizational needs.

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 Onsite and Virtual Ongoing

Mindfulness Programs

Periodic (weekly or bi-weekly) meditation sessions for employees helps integrate and reinforce mindful business practices as part of the culture, resulting in reduced stress and increased focus, creativity and collaboration.

Offsite or Virtual Learning Retreats

We offer our curriculum as one or two-day retreats (in-person or virtual). 

All of the topics can be followed up by longer in-house consulting engagements or series of workshops and trainings 

BENEFITS OF MINDFULNESS 

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IMPROVE FOCUS AND CLARITY

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DEVELOP GREATER EMPATHY AND COMPASSION

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MANAGE STRESS AND CULTIVATE INNER CALM

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DEVELOP GREATER SELF AWARENESS AND EMOTION REGULATION

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COMMUNICATE CLEARLY AND EFFECTIVELY

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UNLEASH CREATIVITY AND INNOVATIVE THINKING

BUILD RESILIENCE TO NAVIGATE CHALLENGES

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EXPERIENCE GREATER OVERALL WELLBEING

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Ӂsa is a gifted educator and facilitator of mindfulness meditation. She meets her clients where
they are, teaches different meditative techniques and gently guides them through the meditative
process, bringing about calm and quiet. She is truly a gift to everyone around her. After working
with Åsa, I am a convert and now regularly practice mindfulness meditation. With much
gratitude” 

                                                                                    Tina Sheldon, Chief Compliance Officer, Five Star Senior Living

“Åsa's mindfulness sessions were a rare combination of neuroscience insight, an in-the-moment
calming experience, and practical tools I wrote down every time and now use every day.
Besides, Åsa is simply someone you want in your life, at least once, with her warmth and
genuine caring about your wellbeing.”

Janet Swaysland, Founder & Engagement Strategist, BlueFire Partners


“Åsa presented a Resilience Workshop to over two dozen staff in our school district. Given the
stress of starting this school year, those attending were extremely appreciative of Åsa's
thoughtful presentation and opportunity to practice some simple mindfulness techniques that
could easily be incorporated into a daily routine.  The information about the scientifically-proven
benefits of mindfulness regarding brain function echoed the importance of finding opportunities
to center oneself during this turbulent period of time (Covid). We highly recommend Åsa and her
joyful style as she guides people on a brief but memorable mindfulness journey.”

 

Katie Donnino, Social Worker, Newton Public Schools

"Åsa is a very experienced mediation instructor.  She was light with her instruction, but direct.  She really wants to GIVE each and every person in the room what she has to share. I could not believe how smoothly the session went – in that she had time constraints, and we are in an office versus a yoga studio, and she just worked with it TOTALLY.  You can feel the positive energy from her, as soon as she steps up to greet you. I have been exposed to meditation before, but this class was the best!”

 

                                                                                                     Mediation Client at Boston Law Firm

 

SAMPLE OFFERINGS

  • Managing Stress and Preventing Burnout in Turbulent Times: Mindfulness Tools for Increased Wellbeing at Work and in Life

  • Cultivating Adaptive Resilience: Enhance Emotional Agility, Healthy Collaboration and Sustainable Performance for Effective Teaming

  • The Neuroscience Behind the Mindful Organization: Introduction to Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness 

  • Psychological Safety: Creating a Work Culture of Trust, Belonging and Innovation

  • In-and Out Groups : The Science Behind Our Biases, How to  Develop Self-Awareness and a Sense of Belonging at Work

  • Self- Compassion: a Strategy for Addressing the Inner Critic, Self-doubt, and Lack of Motivation
     

  • Motivation & Purpose: Finding Values Alignment and Envisioning the Future for Greater Flow at Work and in Life 

  • Communicating with Insight : Tools for Mindful Listening, Presence and Compassion to Skillfully Navigate Difficult Conversations

  • Developing Self-Awareness and Self-Management: Response Flexibility and Emotional Agility for Deliberate Decision Making, Team Effectiveness and Peak Performance

  • The Core Practices of Conscious and Compassionate Leadership

  • 12-week Mindfulness Classes at Work 

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