POOR COMMUNICATION. MISSED OPPORTUNITIES. INEFFICIENCY. SPITEFUL COMPETITION. ISOLATION. UNHEALTHY LEVELS OF STRESS.
These are just some of the things that can go wrong when relationships go south.
Yet, if you’re a business person, you know that one of the most important assets you have is your social capital.
The importance of relationship-building doesn’t stop with clients.
Many full-time employees spend more time with their colleagues than with their family and friends.
Part-time employees can feel even more disconnected from their team.
If you’re an individual, you may know that your close relationships are the best predictor of your long term health and happiness. Feeling disconnected, unseen, and misunderstood work against you and your potential.
Imagine an environment of open, honest, transparent conversations based on trust and safety.
You can develop quality relationships that impact your morale, productivity, and success.
WITNESS SOME OF THE LATEST RESEARCH:
Engagement & productivity: People who helped others, and had encouraging office activities were 10x more likely to be engaged at work than those who kept to themselves. Connected and happier employees are more likely to be productive (The Happiness Advantage).
Stress Buffering and fewer sick days: The support offered by a friend or close colleague can buffer the effects of stress, building resilience for your employees (Sheldon Cohen).
Large-scale health benefits: Having strong social relationships is as good for your long-term health as regular exercise. Not having those real and mutually-beneficial relationships is as damaging as high blood pressure (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences).
Sara Blanchard specializes in working with individuals in your organization to build quality relationships with one another, by curating conscious conversations during your corporate retreats, team-building activities, or even over women’s network happy hours.
As a trained life coach, author of Flex Mom, and champion for women who speaks the language of corporate America - having worked at Goldman Sachs and having taught positive psychology at Harvard - Sara bridges the gap between the serious mission of supporting a successful business, creating long-lasting success, and the lighthearted yet impactful activities that encourage the relationships and happiness for your employees.
Sara creates a safe environment that bypasses small talk and superficial conversation, and encourages deeper connection around a theme of your choosing. These meaningful curated conversations create a sense of intimacy that carries forward - leading to an atmosphere of deeper understanding, connection, and teamwork.
As a precursor to these conversations come relevant activities that support the theme, activities that encourage individuals to physically move and play. This is based in science: a study showed that sharing a few good laughs makes people more willing to tell others something personal about themselves, without even necessarily being aware that they are doing so (Alan Gray of University College London). Even if your group is not set up like latest dot-com companies that offer opportunities for play to increase productivity, you can create this experience by working with Sara.
With Sara Blanchard
A Conscious Conversation event is two to three hour session for a group of people, including a custom-designed activity and intimate conversations. Participants emerge with a better understanding of themselves, and develop a deeper relationship with others in the group.
A planning meeting (virtual or in person) to select your theme, location, duration, and audience.
In-person hosting of your meeting, including a custom-designed activity and small group discussions led around the theme of your choosing.
Follow up survey and conversation.
Access to my years of experience as a life coach and over a decade of study on how women best cultivate happiness.
Who is Sara?
Sara Blanchard is a writer, facilitator, and happiness consultant who is passionate about conscious conversations. She holds safe space for a loosely associated group to connect authentically through a deep level of conversation.
Having worked at Goldman Sachs and taught positive psychology at Harvard, Sara speaks the language of traditional accomplishment, but for over 10 years, Sara has also pursued the science and techniques of well-being as a life coach, mother, and author of Flex Mom. She now bridges the gap between the serious mission of supporting success, and the lighthearted yet impactful actions that build quality relationships, meaning, and happiness in our lives.
Cultivate authentic connections. Create powerful collaborations.
ARE YOU READY TO TAKE YOUR TEAM TO ANOTHER LEVEL?
Click above to reach Sara to begin planning!
Orr, if you prefer to email directly, please send a message to: me at sarablanchard dot com.