When we change the quality of our conversations it is possible to transform our relationships and expand our world. But too often, we first look for where we disagree and polarize around those differences. Our conversations are then filled with resistance and defensiveness rather than elevated thinking and creativity. The time has come to seek alignment in a polarized world. read more
Deb Siverson’s blog is filled with personal and relevant information about transformation in the workplace. She is a proponent for transparent and honest conversations between managers and employees, business partners, and teams for the purpose of meeting collective goals. Deb has always been a prolific writer, and uses blogging as a platform to discuss important topics like conflict, workplace engagement, happiness, collaboration, and diversity. In these posts Deb will share her real-life experiences, insights, and candid thoughts about her work as a consultant, facilitator, and coach in corporate organizations and government agencies.
“I hope these entries offer you some value and insight, and I look forward to reading your comments.”
Trusting myself and others is part of my life-long learning. Feeling safe inside myself, at times, requires telling myself that I'm okay and equipped to handle what comes next. For me, self-coaching or soothing myself, has been an on-again, off-again practice for more than twenty years. The need to calm myself started because of panic attacks. The first one came out of nowhere, surprising me when I was driving down the interstate. The panic attacks started during a difficult time in my life and prompted me to learn read more
I believe that the greatest truths of the universe don’t lie outside, in the study of the stars and the planets. They lie deep within us, in the magnificence of our heart, mind, and soul. Until we understand what is within, we can’t understand what is without. —Anita Moorjani, Dying To Be Me read more
One at a time they spoke. As each person in the circle shared the impact of the last several months, I felt the goose bumps rise up and warmth begin to radiate outward from somewhere in my core. The first said, "I am working on taking special care each morning by dressing professionally to improve my self-confidence,” and the next, "I have to manage my optimism...I can be a model to others by having a positive attitude at work." One by one, they shared how they were stepping into a different relationship with read more