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Resilience Keynote Speaker Jacy "Imilkcowsonskis" Imilkowski

The Brilliance of Resilience: Beating Burnout In  Challenging Times

The burnout crisis is real, and the numbers are staggering. 23% of employees are chronically burned out, and 47% more are headed in that direction. So how do you keep your team healthy when times are tough? Say, when everyone is already at full capacity and the project deadline moves up, increasing the workload?  Or a key team member leaves and there’s no one to fill the gap?

Answer: Be an active, adaptable leader that plans for challenges and cultivates resilient teams.

This open, honest, and funny program looks at how to accept ourselves where we’re at and choose resilience and growth over burnout and frustration in the face of challenge. Reflection, discussion, and interactive storytelling are used to learn the tools and skills for creating psychologically safe spaces that support resilience in our teams and ourselves. Participants will learn to:

  • Explore their personal relationship with challenge, resilience, and growth
  • Generate powerful conversations that shatter stigmas around challenge and burnout
  • Create psychologically safe spaces for those experiencing challenge
  • Gain three specific strategies to cultivate resilience and avoid burnout for self and others

Core Values Based Team Leadership

Does “fair” mean that everyone is treated the same, or that everyone is treated as an individual? The answer is: Yes.

Core values are the foundational, guiding principles that dictate human behaviors and actions. How we recognize people’s core values is one of the fastest ways to create a foundation of connection (or conflict) for a team, project, or organization. Honoring values contributes to engaged, productive teams. Missed values lead to disconnection and disengagement.

Knowing others’ values gives profound insight into what keeps teams connected and moving forward, even with conflicting beliefs or points of view. Participants will leave able to:

  • Observe core values through verbal and visual cues
  • Apply core values to create custom employee engagement plans
  • Prevent and Resolve conflicts and disconnections
  • Build stronger relationships between team members and leaders
Resilience Keynote Speaker Jacy "Imilkcowsonskis" Imilkowski

What Did My Brain just Say? The Neuroscience of Highly Effective Conversations

Have you ever said something to someone that unintentionally upset, or even offended, them? Even with the best intentions, our words sometimes have unintended impacts. How do you recover from the disconnection and rebuild trust when that happens?

This session provides one solution to that problem:  Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ®). C-IQ is a neuroscience framework for recovering from unintentional impacts and building trust in communication. During a conversation, there’s a neurochemical cocktail that’s influencing all parties involved. These influences are unconscious, however, we can learn to recognize the signs of neurochemical impacts. That knowledge is key to building relationships with intention and having effective conversations around challenging topics.

This session introduces easy-to-use tools for engaging in effective, connected conversations with clients, peers, patients, and team members. By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Identify the impact of different neurochemicals on communication and trust
  • Learn to differentiate three levels of conversation and how to switch between them
  • Overcome blind spots that negatively impact trust
  • Apply three neuroscience strategies to restore positive relationships following a disconnection
Resilience Keynote Speaker Jacy "Imilkcowsonskis" Imilkowski
Resilience Keynote Speaker Jacy "Imilkcowsonskis" Imilkowski

Fair Is Fair, Until It Isn’t: Core Values Based Leader and Team Connection

Does “fair” mean that everyone is treated the same, or that everyone is treated as an individual? The answer is: Yes.

Core values are the foundational, guiding principles that dictate human behaviors and actions. How we recognize people’s core values is one of the fastest ways to create a foundation of connection (or conflict) for the entire project. Identified values contribute to successful, customized solutions. Missed values lead to poor solution outcomes, and the cost of redesign and re-work while trying to meet their needs.

Participants will learn to identify core values by:

  • Listening to what people are saying, and not just the words they use
  • Seeing personal and environmental cues that can indicate the expression of core values
  • Inquiring directly about values with positivity, respect, and acceptance

Knowing others’ values gives profound insight into what keeps them connected and moving forward, even with conflicting beliefs or points of view.  Following the session participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between personal, professional, and organizational values
  • Design relevant, customized solutions more effectively
  • Apply a three-step process to  prevent and resolve conflicts using core values
  • Build stronger relationships between team members and stakeholders,

I Just Don’t Know What To Say: How to Talk About Mental Health in the Workplace

Almost 20% of adults experience mental health challenges, and guess what: Those challenges come to work with them too. Would you like to be more confident and comfortable in the highly likely event that a mental health challenge impacts someone on your project team? 

Everyone wants to do and say the right things around mental health in the workplace, and often we just don’t know how. The fear of making the situation worse, or having to “fix” someone else stops us from engaging.

This session is a safe, compassionate environment to explore what mental health challenges look like, as well as common stigmas and misconceptions that can compound our awkwardness around the topic. Participants will gain real-world tools and skills for more open, comfortable, and effective conversations about mental health at work, including how to:

  • Discuss the impact of mental health challenges in the workplace (even if you’ve never had one)
  • Apply specific language and tools when talking about mental health in the workplace
  • Manage unhelpful judgments and fear around “saying the wrong thing”
  • Recognize and address behavior that stigmatize mental health challenges

 

Resilience Keynote Speaker Jacy "Imilkcowsonskis" Imilkowski
Resilience Keynote Speaker Jacy "Imilkcowsonskis" Imilkowski Myers Briggs

Honoring Strengths and Differences With Myers-Briggs

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessments provide a safe, manageable framework to approach the immense topic of individual and team strengths and challenges. Though expanded self-awareness and awareness of others these sessions empower more effective communication, conflict resolution, and team function. The insights provided by this tool allow participants to:
  • Analyze gaps, imbalances, or disconnects within a team
  • Identify individual opportunities for professional development and growth
  • Develop appreciation for the strengths of others
  • Apply strategies for improving dynamic team function
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Jacy’s skills-based training programs are customizable to your wellness program, Learning & Development strategy, conference, and team-building events. Participants receive tools, skills, and strategies they can apply that same day to cultivate resilience, adaptability, and growth when facing challenges. 

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