If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.” ~ Anna Quindlen
There is a revolution in the area of leadership development that draws on rich traditions such as mindfulness, positive psychology and mindset—as well as new learning in neurobiology, emotional and social intelligence, creativity and decision making. It is a welcomed paradigm shift in corporate culture to look closely at core values, holistic employee development, and innovation.
One exciting approach is The Daring Way™ method based on the groundbreaking research of Dr. Brené Brown as a way to cultivate leadership. The work is transformational. As we—and future generations—are called upon to show up as leaders and educators in new and creative ways, we need to be engaged and committed to aligning values with action. The Daring Way™ method is perfectly suited for cultivation of courage, compassion and connection within corporations, organizations, and colleges/universities.
The method includes:
- Understanding Vulnerability
- The “Arenas” and Opportunities to Cultivate Practices of Courage
- Trust, Empathy and Self-Care
- Storytelling and Creativity
- Commitment to Values
Contact me to inquire about upcoming Daring Way™ groups in Boston or Daring Way™ intensives and workshops for your organization.
Further information about the method is available at www.thedaringway.com. Dr. Brown has published several books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Gifts of Imperfection (2010), Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead (2012) and her new book in the trilogy, Rising Strong (2015).
If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall; this is the physics of vulnerability. Daring is not saying, “I’m willing to risk failure.” Daring is saying, “I know I will eventually fail and I’m still all in.” ~ Brené Brown
Expertise in Women’s Wellness & Health Brands
I provide health and wellness expertise to organizations and brands that help clients create purposeful outreach to women.
I know a lot about women’s empowerment. I have been creating health communication tools in the area of wellness and women’s health—puberty through menopause—for over 15 years. Projects for companies and brands have included, LifeOnKey, Inc. (personal health record technology), Revolution Health Group (online Women’s Health Center); Conceive Magazine; Inflexxion, Inc., technology-based behavioral health tools in the area of reproductive health, college health, adolescent health). I’m currently a mental health expert on the DOVE Self-Esteem Project Global Advisory Board.
My expertise includes developing strategy through formative research, focused dialogue, strategic assessment and professional expertise in the behavioral sciences to help understand women’s decision making and consumer behavior. Women are at the epicenter of critical decision making in health, education and family life. I believe that you must give women full dimension, a complete voice and knowledge-based trust in order to engage them.
As we know, women are key stakeholders in household decisions, particularly when it comes to family, health and household purchases. They collect information from a variety of resources, online and offline. Millions of women go online daily for health or medical information, and they actively engage in dialogue about health with other women via chat rooms and message boards. They are goal-directed and focused, looking for specific advice and engaging with others about common concerns. Today’s challenges include information overload and discerning what really matters to them. Reaching these women means attending to their immediate needs in an efficient and compelling way that goes beyond stereotypes about women and health. I can help to tailor your health initiative to the needs of this important audience.
- Formative and Evaluative Research
- Focus Groups
- Planning, Development & Implementation
- Interactive Communications
- Social Marketing Messages
- Women’s Health
- Body Image
- Wellness & Lifestyle
- Behavioral Health
- Community Building
Because of their agelong training in human relations — for that is what feminine intuition really is — women have a special contribution to make to any group enterprise.”
~ Margaret Mead