As populations around the globe are now wearing face masks to adjust to the “normal” for today – and the foreseeable future, everyone has needed to adapt! Add on the additional stressors of economic instability, schooling uncertainties, politics and systemic injustices – the level of disruptions we are facing is unprecedented in our lifetimes.
As we’ve been working with our clients, we’ve been hearing their emotions during these past few months, such as overwhelm, fatigue, stretched, irritable, grieving, needing a vacation but having no idea how to take one safely, etc. The metaphor of “difficulty taking a deep breath” seems all encompassing for these feelings during these times.
This reality is what sparked Joy Goldman, CEO of SixSEED Partners (SSP), and Rick Auman¸ Exec VP of Consulting Services as Healthy Companies International (HCI), to come together and provide a webinar focused on how to return to being grounded and healthy – not just as leaders, but as people!
Participants from multiple industries joined this 90 min webinar, after which several commented “how quickly the time went by”. The reason? Joy and Rick masterfully integrated their facilitative skills and gave basic information about the 6 Dimensions of Grounded Leadership. This led into smaller break-out sessions for the participants to think and process their own meaning and fill-in a scorecard for how well they are currently balancing these dimensions themselves.
The self-assessment helped participants further understand and explore the meaning of these dimensions in their context. Several participants were not necessarily surprised to find that their Social and Physical Health were below a healthy threshold for them, but they were surprised to see their declining Spiritual Health.
By seeing these in relative “imbalance”, participants were then able to create SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timebound) goals for one particular aspect that could immediately support their health and resilience. The real work there, naturally, comes after the webinar.
How important did participants think their being grounded is to effectively managing their current disruptors? Everyone said either Very Important or Essential!
SixSEED Partners feels the same, which is a key reason we are certified deliverer of HCI’s Grounded Leader model. That, along with their Grounded Leadership online portal, is one of SSPs integrated solutions we deliver for leadership, team and systems development.
We are grateful to the shared learning with Healthy Companies and all those who joined. We look forward to continuing to build on this foundation to make healthcare healthier – together!