Why do I help companies create a more positive culture?
“You facilitate the space for others to name and describe something that for most is ineffable.”
“Why do I help foster effective communication & stress-relief strategies with workplaces?” I am asked often why I chose my profession, or how I got into this work. That quote you read above, “You facilitate the space for others to name and describe something that for most is ineffable,” that is why. When Heather and I decided to launch the podcast People, Trauma, and Stress Discussed: an unfiltered truth in 2018, it was a no-brainer. We want to make the conversation around trauma, stress, and the reality of life “okay”. We want people to feel safe in sharing their stories, we want people to know that they are not alone, and I specifically don’t want anyone to feel “defined” by the trauma or stress that has been experienced.
The really great thing about these experiences is that they happened FOR us. I talk about this a lot on the podcast. It is a simple mindset shift. A simple way we talk to ourselves or others about the things that have happened in our lives that have changed who we are.
I am not trying to fool anyone. I know that in times of darkness, it is so hard to see the light. At times we isolate, we withdraw, we feel unworthy, we hurt, we don’t know where to go or don’t feel seen. This is how we know to cope, we avoid or become obsessed. Ignoring the problem, the experience, the stress will NOT make it go away. Reframing the obsession will help, talking about your story will help a bit; but telling the truth, knowing your truth, that is what sets you free. Admit your experiences, own them, be empowered because they happened FOR you is what sets you free. This in itself is a process. It is not easy and we, I, am here to help you feel your value.
So why do I help foster effective communication & stress-relief strategies with workplaces? Here’s why:
Bosses cause stress and need to be educated on how to lead teams and develop people.
Studies show that 80% of workplace stress is caused by ineffective communication, additionally 31% of workers shared that lack of job description was the most stressful element in an alternate study.
54% of workers report that work stress impacts their home life; 76% say that the stress has impacted their personal relationships.
The gig economy is expected to grow by 46% because people are not able to embrace an entrepreneurial spirit in their workplace and want to do their own thing. Think about it: work independently, create schedule, have an impact.
Only 40% of employees have felt comfortable sharing workplace stress concerns with their employer.
34% of employees don’t speak up about their stress levels because they think that leadership will frown upon it or think that productivity will be impacted.
Only 4 in 10 workers who reach out to employers are offered help to manage stress.
People admit that their stress leads to productivity decline.
The list goes on and on, and truly you cannot argue with data. (You can find it all here).
Yes, I want to work with organizations to improve the communications & stress-relief strategies that impact their teams to empower people to be better humans inside and out of the workplace. I want to create psychological safety for people at work and at home. I want to change the world one to many.