Change Leadership and the Emotions of Change

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a workshop presenting simple tools for effective leadership in a world of constant disruption

And what’s more disruptive right now than the COVID-19 pandemic?

Whether it’s personal, desired change, a planned corporate change initiative, or an externally-imposed change such as the global pandemic – change is hard.

Change evokes strong emotions, and change initiatives – or day-to-day life in a pandemic! – often fail or falter because those emotions are glossed over, ignored, or suppressed.

True change leadership requires more than a strategic direction and a tactical project plan.

It requires understanding the inevitable emotional impact of change – and knowing how to manage those emotions.

Not suppress, ignore, shame, or gaslight them. Manage them, in a helpful, productive, supportive way.

In this workshop, participants discover the science behind why we respond to change in the ways we do.

Then they learn simple tools to manage the emotional impact of change and ongoing stress, so they can keep themselves, their teams and organizations, and their careers moving forward.

The best program today! Thank you so much for this insightful talk – I’ve signed up for your newsletter (I NEVER do that, btw) and am going to recommend you as a speaker for personal development programs our company has.
~ DR, conference attendee

Participants will:

  • Recognize the root causes of resistance to change (even wanted, welcome change!), so they can work with them instead of struggling against them.
  • Discover the brain science behind emotional reactivity, so they can stop guessing about what’s going on, and start responding effectively.
  • Learn tools to manage the impact of change, so they can manage the stress and move forward to achieve their goals.
  • Explore ways to use positive emotion to engage employees (and themselves) and create momentum.
  • Receive an email series following up to remind them of the tools and how to use them, and prompt them to practice and implement what they learned in real-world, real-life situations.

Wow! Excellent presentation, Grace. So many good takeaways from this. I will be signing up for your emails. Thank you so much.
JC, conference attendee

The program is ideal for mid-level and first-line managers and team leads. Clients have successfully incorporated it into their Emerging Leader programs.

I developed this workshop several years ago, and have delivered it to multiple intrigued audiences and happy clients. I had – of course! – no idea it would become so relevant in this Year of the Pandemic, and have updated the material to reflect today’s realities.

Here’s a brief introduction.
The one-hour program, delivered virtually from my fully-equipped office video studio, pre-recorded just for you OR delivered as a live webinar, is $2,500, which includes light customization for your event.

More-extensive customization for your specific needs – or for a longer workshop – is additional. In-person options, as we emerge from the pandemic, are priced according to your location and travel requirements.

I have had a few aha moments already! Perfect sense!
Excellent and informative presentation!
This was a wonderful and informative presentation. Thank you!
~ multiple conference attendees


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