Lunch + Learn: Emotional Body-Building – The Workplace Edition
Work asks us to be on top of it, skillful, and in control. But keeping our game face on often means stuffing emotions, leaving our authentic self at the door, and missing out on honest connection with our coworkers.
You might say, what’s the big deal? I don’t need to feel at work.
We say, wrong. Being able to feel in the workplace enables vulnerability, laying the foundation for effective teamwork, creative conflict, and continuous learning. Feeling connects you with what matters to you, leading to intrinsic motivation, complex problem solving, and the resilience to bring your A game even after you fail.
Experiencing emotion in the workplace is no small feat. Growing out of a labor force based on industrial work, mechanized processes, and linear success, the move to complex problem solving, teamwork, and iteration is a big. Making the jump requires us to be human; to be real; and ultimately to feel.
In this workshop we will:
- Explore the cost of pushing away emotion
- Experience using a somatic approach to fully unpack emotion
- Dive into how we can use emotion to be more connected, creative, and skillful at work
When the world says feeling = bad. We say feeling = good. In fact, we say that when you feel your emotions you find what you care about, you connect deeply with others, and you create the opportunity for your best work.
About the presenters:
Mieka Briejer is a certified somatic coach, entrepreneur, and social business aficionado. Before beginning her career as a coach, she taught social entrepreneurship and developed purpose driven organizations. She has devoted herself to embodied leadership development with the hunch that purpose based strategies need to go deeper.
Terri Eccles is the owner of Virago Labs – a boutique consulting firm focused on purpose-based strategy and leadership for startups & entrepreneurs. She is a former Director of Product Management and is a passionate entrepreneur, product management instructor, somatic coach, mom, and friend.