'Nothing is so aggravating as calmness.'
– Oscar Wilde
About Business Workshops
Many of the most pressing problems of the modern workplace have to do with shortfalls in emotional intelligence – rather than with deficiencies in technical or ‘hard’ skills. Bringing together the expertise of entrepreneurs, psychologists, thought leaders and CEOs – and drawing upon The School of Life’s unique expertise in cultivating emotional intelligence – our Professional Workshops will equip you with the tools and strategies needed to thrive in the modern workplace. They also provide the opportunity for informal networking with other business professionals.
Sophi Bruce crafts learning experiences for a range of people and contexts that focus on thinking differently, developing leadership impact and adapting to change. Sophi has lived and worked extensively in the UK and now in Australia where she holds roles with the University of Technology Sydney and Social Leadership Australia. She has previously worked within public and commercial sectors and holds an Honours degree in English Literature and a Masters in Communication. Her formative years were spent growing up in a commune learning the basics of collaboration, perspective sharing and tolerance.
In order to assist the small and start-up business community, the School of Life offers a selection of key business workshops in our public program. These provide a cost-effective way for start-ups or smaller businesses to access the support of developing key emotional skills to thrive in the professional lives and to sustain themselves, others and their business over time.
No one is calm all the time. Nor should we be; a touch of fear and adrenaline can be useful and helps us to perform in tight situations. However, many of us struggle in our jobs with excessive stress, anxiety and burnout. Indeed, stress and mental ill health costs the Australian economy upwards of $60 billion a year.
In this three-hour session, we will:
• Consider why experiencing change can be so difficult
• Learn to cope with challenges and setbacks without anxiety, panic or despair
• Create a toolbox of resources to use when times get tough and learn how to develop new, more useful coping strategies
• Explore how we might take a new perspective on difficult events
9.15 Arrival, tea, coffee and pastries, meet and greet
9.30 Part 1 commences
10.30 Break (times vary)
10.45 Part 2 commences
11.45 Workshop concludes, reflections & questions