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Why the F#@* can't we Connect?

Keynote Type: Opening - setting the tone for the event 

Themes: Leadership. Communications. Motivation.  Engagement. Change. Psychological Safety.

Why can't we Connect?

  • We have disconnected for too long and lost communication skills.

  • Business challenges and expectations have become so complex - who’s setting the rules?

  •  Fast paced uncertainty of change is overwhelming and leads to burnout. Finding clarity feels impossible.

  • You want to care about your people, but do you know where to start and what to say or do?

Why we MUST Transform the way you Connect:

  • Banish isolation, stress, and burnout - key indicators that lead to mental health problems.

  • Connections are the pipelines for knowledge and exchange, fuelling collective growth and expertise within your organisation.

  • Connections positively shape your organisation's culture and reputation.

  • Connections are the catalyst for extraordinary teamwork as they ignite compassion, commitment and productivity.

  • Creativity and innovation thrive in a connected environment.

  • Connections foster inclusivity, creating a psychologically safe team - attract and retain top talent.

  • Reduce misunderstandings and conflict, lead to improved decision-making and outcomes.

  • Strong, connecting bonds lead to innovation and seamless collaboration.

Transforming the way we Connect
When leaders thrive so do organisations!

Key Takeaways: The Langauge of a Compassionate Leader

In a world dominated by screens and emojis, the warmth of personal connection has been lost and is the reason so many of us feel lonely.
BUT what if I told you there is a simple solution? First, you have to stop making it so damn hard for yourself!

  • Compassionate Empathy.
    Acknowledges the human, validates their experiences, and supports them in the actions they CHOOSE to take. (Empowering people for Success!)

  • Courage.
    Learning and Growth only happen in the COURAGE ZONE. It's essential to Lead oneself and your people through the fear zone SAFELY.

  • Consequence.
    Understanding the significance of your behaviours and actions. If we know what the result could be, we can then collaborate with our people in how we will navigate the way. Replacing Expectations with Clarity.

  • Capacity.
    The openness and willingness to level up out of management. The mindset of a visionary.

  • Care.
    Mutual care and support balanced with accountability - the balance builds and sustains TRUST.

Events where Julie is a good match:
Corporate events - setting the tone for the event to create true engagement, connection, inclusion.
Association events - to bring added value to Members so they feel not only inspired, but more courageous to have conversations that can make a difference, everyday. 
Industry events - including manufacturing, resources sector, transport and logistics, wellbeing, safety, and beauty.

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Julie Gillespie eMBA MHFA