“What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization.” — Abraham Maslow
Essential Mental Health
We have reached an era in which “mental health” has become essential in business. This is both good and bad. Obviously, it’s good because too many have suffered for too long under the tyrannical manager. Too often we have shared the experience of working in a toxic work environment and remained because the job provided us with financial opportunity.
Yet oddly enough we must say that the era of “essential mental health” is bad when many of today’s leaders, those who would model a desirable state of “mental health” are uncertain as to how to comply. We have ideas for you.
The pandemic combined with our declining economy has many of us stressed out, anxious, or worried about our careers. Rather than worry, we must take action to better prepare ourselves. Adapt rather than resist. “Skill up” when you feel your job security is being threatened. EQ counseling, performance coaching, and leadership coaching are all available to you.
“We will do it not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our skills and talents.” – President John F. Kennedy referencing the original moon shot.
A Business Psychologist aims to help organizations and their employees achieve top performance and job satisfaction, most effectively through one to one coaching, most efficiently through a group coaching session. Call us to arrange coaching for yourself – of course – but know that your first step will be to begin to see through the eyes of a superior performer. You’ll have to redefine that image to include “mental health.”
I can place all client reactions to coaching on a continuum, ranging between two extremes. On one end . . .
“I’ve never considered this information before. But now that I have started implementing coaching recommendations, I’m experiencing a profound impact. I mean, in both my personal and professional life.” That’s professional development.
On the other end . . .
“This has been interesting and very enlightening. I have the assessments, and we’ve discussed them in sufficient detail, for now. I can refer to them as I deem necessary. I’ll contact you again. Thank you.”
Awareness & Responsible Practice
End results are always determined by each individual. It is up to each one of us to implement and practice what we learn. Tie together or create a connection between fresh, new self-knowledge, and our day-to-day experience. Otherwise, it is only an academic exercise.
Begin with a vision or “big picture.” Next, start filling in the details. No detail is too small. Professional development encompasses many fascinating areas of interest, such as:
Explore how a “personality assessment” can provide you with a unique perspective on those you lead, or on those who you’d like to be more influential. Anger management will work directly with your expectations and skills, providing you with a clear path forward.
You merit personal development coaching, but you can also secure 2 or 3 individual sessions for yourself before you commit. Don’t allow self-doubt to creep into your decision-making process. The only real way to know is to try for yourself — a personal experiment.
These days, we can maintain a journal about business strategy or corporate strategy both in a book or digitally. Talking about various underlying strategies with a Psychological Coach continues to be the most effective approach around. Completely confidential.
We’ve been providing our present clients with Zoom sessions & Coaching by Phone throughout the COVID pandemic with great success. These sessions are both convenient and confidential. Try something new & explore one for yourself 🙂
If you’d prefer an in-person session, know that we also offer this alternative at all of our locations. Sanitisation and proper distancing procedures are in place for your safety and comfort. Wearing a mask is mandatory in reception and all hallway areas, but NOT in our private offices.