Workshops: Learning and Development
Longstream Coaching and Training produces customized training tailored to the needs of the client, both personally and professionally in the following areas:
Social + Emotional Intelligence (S+EI)
Social + Emotional Intelligence (S+EI) is a form of intelligence that drives our success in work and in life and in our relationships with others. It encompasses many skill sets, including stress management, resilience, managing conflict productively, powerful influencing skills, catalyzing change, teamwork and collaboration, building trust and more more. S+EI can be learned and strengthened throughout our lives. It's never too late to add these essential skills to your career strategy.
Have you ever tried to understand people? People who do understand others communicate more easily, understand their own strengths and weaknesses and develop rapport more quickly, which equates to success. Imagine a group of people working together and with others who not only understand their behaviors, but also understand the behaviors of those with whom they work, play and deal with daily. This knowledge can transform a team, a family, a board and broaden the scope of those relationships.
Research shows individuals that understand and utilize their character strengths experience more satisfaction, engagement and fulfillment in life. We also know that character strengths can help in goal-setting, relationship management, and improvements in overall well-being. But often times, it is difficult for people to begin looking at their own life from a strengths-based perspective and they need support and guidance from a helping professional, such as a coach/counselor, educator, or business consultant. VIA's online courses are designed to help you- the professional- integrate the latest character strength practices into your coaching, teaching or consulting practice, so you can support others initiate a positive life change. Employees who have the opportunity to use their top strengths and work every day report greater job satisfaction and 38% higher productivity (Gallop, 2005)
Understanding the Multigenerational Workforce
We have never had a workplace with so much generational diversity before. As we think about the various generations, it is important to understand the differences and similarities between them. It is not simply a matter of age. Through understanding of your own behavior and those of with whom we work, these understandings can increase communication, engagement, employee retention and motivate them to create cohesive teams to increase productivity.
Joyce Roche "Somewhere deep inside you don't be lieve what they say. The threat of failure scares you and into these long hours, yet success only intensifies the fear of discovery. Lack of confidence, fear of discovery and the self- doubt that plagues you - and you, by everyone's definition is successful. How can you feel this way? Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes termed the phrase Imposter Syndrome in regards to women. "The greater our success, the more we tend to feel like an imposter. Discover what it is and begin to understand yourself.
Are you a self-starter? Can you motivate yourself to success? How do you activate self-motivation? What are some tricks to motivate and begin to create and work on goals for an improved life both personally and professionally? Life a muscle, self-empowerment is something that must be worked and exercised.
There are many benefits of group coaching or being part of a circle. You benefit from peer interaction and learning from others as well as what the coach brings to the group as a facilitator. Groups are forming now for September - let us know if you are interested in learning more by emailing me at RonnieDavis@LongstreamCT.com
Many businesses work day to day without a specific mission, vision or plan to achieve what they originally set out to do. A strategic plan helps guide your company and its employees in the right direction to move forward using the resources that are available.
Build a Coping Toolbox
We were taught how to cope by our parents, family and friends and yet these skills seem to be lacking in many of us. These skills which were taught to us by example and through osmosis were meant to help us deal with and handle the stresses that bombard us day after day and some days overwhelm us. Were we successful?
How often does the word stress enter your conversation? We hear about how stress is detrimental to your health. How do you deal with stress and anxiety? We use the word stress to explain a variety of feelings. How do you exhibit stress? Anxiety?
In this workshop, you will learn how to identify and deal with the variety of stressors which hold us back daily.
"Ronnie presented to Women in Insurance and Financial Services a workshop on stress and time management. She was entertaining, informative and provided some techniques we could each apply to our business and personal life. I would strongly recommend Ronnie to business, organizations and individuals.".... Melissa Barnickel.
"Thank you for your expertise and services with the Harford County
Department of Community Services. Over the past several months, your coaching
and strategic planning sessions have resulted in our senior staff becoming a
stronger and more effective team of managers. Immediately after each of our
sessions with you, the team has been able to immediately implement steps that
improve communication through all levels of our organization and also allow our
front-line staff to participate more across our divisions. Your approach is both
professional and personal - one that builds trust and allows staff to feel safe as we
move the organization forward. We look forward to using your services in the future and would highly
recommend your business to other looking for organizational development support.".
--- Elizabeth S. Hendrix, Director
"Thank you for sharing your knowledge and passion. The RW3 participants are still talking about your insights (from this year & last!) You are bringing new awareness and challenging our members."
--- Heather Couvillan P.S. I can't wait to learn about imposters.
"Thank you so much for coming to speak at our "Lunch and Learn" this past Wednesday. All those who attended were impressed and encouraged with your information. Hopefully each one took away some "nugget" of information and will be committed to change. Thanks again!"
--- Ginny Simms RJP & Associates
"I just wanted to write a quick note of thanks for the great, inspiring presentation you gave at New Visions. The group was very engaged and motivated by your insight into goal setting and time management. In addition, Congratulations on being nominated for Athena! What an honor! I did not know until I opened an email this morning-- one that I should have looked at last week--sorry. You are very deserving of the recognition."
--- Lisa Tittle Associate Professor Transitional Studies Division
"I just want to say thanks on behalf of the Main Street Board. We so appreciated your words, particularly the teamwork focus. We went on to have a very productive retreat and have some steady commitments for the coming year. Thanks again."
--- Pam Wexler
"Meeting with Coach Ronnie to discuss my very own life vision was a life-altering
experience! I started as a hesitant job seeker and with Ronnie's help, I transformed into a
confident job seeker. Graduating from college left me feeling excited, but very
apprehensive about my future. I wanted to choose an occupational path that was best
suited for my strengths. Coach Ronnie is an amazing listener and advice-giver. She
asked me to talk about "me," which included discussions regarding my likes, dislikes,
strengths, weaknesses, and self-concerns. From those discussions, she led me to the right
career path by continuing to discuss my goals, having me take insightful personality tests,
and most importantly, giving me the gentle push I needed to be an assertive job seeker. Although I consider myself a positive person, stressing over the right career
choice put a damper on my spirits and left me feeling as though I were stuck, unsure
where to go and what to do next. I realized that before my meetings with Coach Ronnie,
I had a career choice in mind, but my nerves caused me to disregard my strengths and
focus only on my "weaknesses." Throughout our meetings, Coach Ronnie stressed for
me to see not only the importance of my strengths, but also the importance of visualizing
my "weaknesses" as areas in which I could grow. She gave me that extra boost of
positive energy I needed to get myself going in the right direction! I highly recommend contacting Coach Ronnie if you are someone looking for the
first step in the right direction down your very own life path! "
--- Erin Yoegel.