Coaching

How to Address Your Compassion Fatigue

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Angela D. Diver, LISW, LICDC, Executive Director of Reach EAP shares her expertise on how to address compassion fatigue.

Compassion Fatigue is a term that many of us have heard and usually associate with helping professions.  This can include healthcare workers, those in social services, behavioral health specialists and educators who often choose their profession because they want to help people. But exposure to the trauma and suffering of others on a regular basis can have a deep impact on these workers. “Compassion fatigue” is a response to the stress of caring for people at times of crisis and is often referred to as the cost of caring.

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Critical Thinking is the Decision Making Power App

“There is no danger that the Titanic will sink. The boat is unsinkable.”  ~Phillip Franklin, White Star Vice-president, 1912

Every day we make many, many decisions. Some are trivial, such as what size and flavor of coffee to drink. Other decisions are weighty when they involve substantial sums of money or resources. We strive to make the best decisions possible yet often are swayed by our assumptions and biases into flawed conclusions. Mr. Franklin’s statement above is a graphic example of an assumption that was terribly wrong. Continue reading

How Can Mindfulness Reduce Stress and Improve YOUR Workplace?

It wasn’t long ago that I was immersed in a work environment in which balance was elusive and high-stress was the norm.   A growing part of my responsibility as a people manager was helping others navigate escalating daily pressures without becoming disengaged or burnt out.  How are employees in your workplace feeling?  Are they centered and calm about their priorities or overwhelmed and anxious?  If it’s the latter, you and your organization are not alone. Continue reading

Facilitating Success in the Workplace

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How managers can help employees recognize and overcome conflict-based performance issues

When there is conflict among teams in the workplace, performance suffers.  Managers can be the first-responders during these times and work with employees as facilitators in order to identify and work through the conflict at hand.  Advantages of choosing mediation over litigation, according to SHRM , include saving time and money, being able to customize a resolution, and preserving confidentiality. Continue reading

How To Get Your Mojo Back

How do our well-being intentions impact the workplace?  Studies have shown that employees with a greater sense of well-being bring their full abilities to work.  An employee who is satisfied with their lifestyle choices and health is more fully present at work and able to focus on the job at hand.

How does health coaching work?

Learning what to eat, what not to eat and how to eat are important. As Health Coaches, we help our clients figure out what works for them.

Correlating what you eat and how you feel (food/mood) is significant. Many people don’t realize they are sensitive to a food or foods they eat every day. Just eliminating that food could result in clearing brain fog and increased energy.

As a Health Coach, we can help identify your nutritional goals and the actions necessary to meet those goals.   Small and consistent changes over time lead to new nutritional habits, lifestyle change and long term success.  We have found that by implementing just one simple healthy change or strategy, and making it a daily habit, can have a major positive impact on a person’s health, weight, and energy level over time.

Lifestyle changes can mean: diet, exercise, stress management, health, time management, organization, and relationships.  Nutrition, especially as related to weight management, is at the top of many peoples list.  There are so many “diets,” prescriptions, supplements, food plans and promises and it is difficult to know what guidelines to follow and where to focus our energies

An important concept in health coaching is bio individuality.  That means that every single person is different. One person’s food can be another person’s poison. One diet that worked for your best friend, your mother, or your favorite actor might not work for you. And that is not your fault.

How can employee weight-loss benefit employers?

Weight loss is the most frequently stated intention for wellness coaching.  Often when people are unhappy with their weight and overall health, they feel poorly on a daily basis. Feeling poorly can result in lack of energy, general malaise, low productivity, using more sick days, taking more medicine, and increased stress.  People are reluctant to seek weight loss help, even if their doctor recommends it, because they feel they should be able to manage it themselves.  Many also mistakenly believe that weight gain, low energy and aches and pains are part of the normal aging process.

Guess what? Weight gain, low energy and aches and pains ARE NOT part of the normal aging process.  A health coach can help you figure out where the problems are in your lifestyle and help you fix them.

By coaching, educating, supporting, and encouraging people to make consistent healthy changes, they will become healthier, more energized and productive, use less sick days and hopefully take less medicine.  This is a win-win for individuals, families and employers.

Weight gain, low energy and aches and pains ARE NOT part of the normal aging process.

How does health coaching work?

Learning what to eat, what not to eat and how to eat are important. As Health Coaches, we help our clients figure out what works for them.

Correlating what you eat and how you feel (food/mood) is significant. Many people don’t realize they are sensitive to a food or foods they eat every day. Just eliminating that food could result in clearing brain fog and increased energy.

As a Health Coach, we can help identify your nutritional goals and the actions necessary to meet those goals.   Small and consistent changes over time lead to new nutritional habits, lifestyle change and long term success.  We have found that by implementing just one simple healthy change or strategy, and making it a daily habit, can have a major positive impact on a person’s health, weight, and energy level over time.

Our guest bloggers, Jill Tabak and Jen Ewing will  talk nutrition and how it can impact the workplace at our next HR30 Webinar  on “How to Get Your Mojo Back” on March 21st from 12 noon- 12:30 pm.  Click here to view and register for the HR30 Webinar.

Could Professional Coaching be Your Solution?

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Professional Coaching is a form of development in which the coach supports the client in achieving specific professional goals.  In application to the workplace, we call this Talent LifeCycle Coaching as the coaching needs vary with the career stage of the employee.

Coaches  partner with clients to focus on their professional lives in a way that brings out the client’s’ own strengths and resources so they can achieve excellence.  By creating clarity, professional coaching moves a client into action, accelerating progress by providing greater focus and awareness.  This allows the client to be cognizant of all the possibilities to create a fulfilling professional career and personal life. Continue reading

How to Prevent Bullying at Work

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Bullying.  We hear this word often, whether related to the schoolyard or the workplace.  It is an age old problem that can surface in any type of setting.  We hear a lot about bullying.  That it is due to low self esteem in the bully, that victims often become bullies, etc. There has been plenty of research on the topic and we could spend many blogs discussing the economic, social,  and mental health issues related to bullies and victims, (visit this site) but for today I want to  focus on how bullying can impact the workplace. Continue reading