Stress Reduction / Live Life
The Stress Reduction program is designed to help you find easy and proactive ways to reduce the stress in your life. In this program you will learn alternative regiments in dealing with your own health, nutrition, and selfcare to create balance in your daily life.
- Food Tips
- Clear Clutter
- Stress Reduction
- Meditation Practice
- Embracing/Understanding Change
Enhance your Current Career / Purpose and Productivity
The Career Enhancement program is designed to support, clarify, and encourage you to reach your desired career goals. In this program you will gain a new perspective, discover valuable lifestyle choices and lay the foundation for a productive future. By learning more effective ways of prioritizing, thinking and communicating you will rediscover fulfillment in your current career.
- Action Plans
- Creating Intentions
- Communicating Effectively
Successful Group Wellnes and Interaction / Get Connected
The Group Wellness program is designed to support, clarify, challenge and encourage you to reach your highest potential through increased pear support. By learning more effective ways of listening, being supportive and establishing motivation you will rediscover fulfillment with your colleagues, family & friends.
Added Peer Support
Listening to Understand
This is a 10-week seminar series with each siminar lasting about one hour. These sessions can be scheduled during office hours, employee lunchtime or after each business day. The series design, which schedules one seminar per week, allows the participants ample time to practice and implement what they have learned into their personal and professional lives during the week. Each program will provide worksheets that will help the participants gain insight into their individual habits, learn new life skills and gain tools on how to break through the bonds of their habitual tendencies. This offers them new ways of creating value in their professional endeavors through proper balance and empowerment, an increased sense of purpose and value of their skills, and an improved relationship with themselves and their co-workers.
1. What does your job mean to you?
To ensure that each workday continues to be vibrant and exciting, it is essential to rediscover why you chose the job in the first place. In doing so, you rekindle a sense of purpose in what you do, clarify the added incentives beyond the paycheck that your job entails, and make clear choices about what you consider valuable.
2. What do you actually do?
It is important to distinguish the difference between the duties of a job and the daily activities or skills used to accomplish each task. This allows individuals to establish clarity in what they do each day and to identify their transferable skills; helping them distinguish whether or not they are on the right career path or to help them determine which path they are best suited for.
3. Prioritizing vs. compromising.
Many of my clients say that they have many interests and have a difficult time deciding which ones to choose as a career choice. They also say that they have too much do at work and often feel overwhelmed when deciding how to get it all done. The art of prioritizing should be differentiated with compromising. Prioritizing is setting things up in order of importance without giving anything up. Compromising requires that one give up something. Each is valuable and learning when to use them and how benefits everyone.
4. Say what you mean.
To be an effective communicator, a person needs to better understand the difference between dialogue and debate. It is also important to know when you might be caught in defensiveness instead of simply explaining yourself clearly. Learning the habitual tendencies of ones thinking allows an individual to be in complete control of their total self. These distinctions are crucial to harmonious exchanges during and outside of work.
5. Establish high levels of motivation.
Everyone at one time or another will find themselves lacking the necessary push to fulfill the high demands of a job they might be in or to follow through with their career dreams. Discovering the difference between internal motivation and external motivation allows one to establish high levels of empowerment. Once this is established, the result is individuals in complete command of their situations.
6.Learning to embrace change.
There is but one constant in life; change. This is an undeniable fact, yet it is the one thing that causes people the most stress. Learning to understand the functions of change and its naturalness within the realm of our daily activities permits individuals to embrace it versus fear it. Also learning to function with paradox allows individuals to produce the most out of their “total self.”
7. Create a healthy competitiveness.
The idea of harmony co-existing with competitiveness seems to be the ultimate contradiction. Yet, a healthy level of competitiveness is the very thing that drives an individual to achieve greatness. At the same time, an unhealthy level of competitiveness spawns destruction and conflict, which allows for only minimal short-term gains. Learning how to support and encourage each other while competing for the same goal allows for greater rewards in the long run.
8.Developing and achieving goals.
The first step to achieving goals is to establish them without figuring out how they will be accomplished. Worrying about the “how” often hinders individuals from going for the “stars,” or “gold.” Everything begins with an idea and learning to open up to the unrealistic allows for creativity, spontaneity, and innovation. Learning to focus on “the what” before “the how” is the name of maximum achievement in all we do.
9. Effectively managing stress.
The best way to manage stress is to understand its foundation; where it comes from. Whether individuals want to admit it or not, stress begins with perception. The way we perceive a situation is the origin of stress. Of course that doesn’t mean that changing ones perception will eliminate stress. Eliminating stress would mean that we would stop being human. Learning to understand the origin of stress allows individuals to effectively manage the difficult situations that they encounter in their professional and personal lives.
10. Balancing home and work.
Fulfillment can only be achieved by creating a healthy balance between our work lives and our personal lives. This is done through setting realistic boundaries and understanding the exact lifestyle we wish to experience. As simple as it sounds, it is not always easy to do everything we say that we are going to do. Yet, this simple task is the key to fulfillment and ultimate happiness.
Effective Public Speaking
JAAS Coaching focuses on self-empowerment by assisting individuals in discovering their highest potential and developing their authentic voice. The series design, which schedules one seminar per week, allows the participants ample time to practice and implement what they have learned during the week.
Public Speaking is extremely beneficial and goes far beyond just regurgitating information. Ultimately, it is about having something to say and doing so with conviction, clarity and purpose. The “techniques” or “how-to-guides” for effective public speaking are of secondary importance to really having something to express to your audience.
The participants will familiarize themselves with some basic principles of effective and ethical public speaking and become experienced in enacting those principles. This will instill in them a critical appreciation for the importance of the topics they choose to discuss and the connection of those topics to their lives, as well as a deeper understanding of their obligation as participants in public communication transactions.
|Impromptu SpeechesOften called, “speaking off the cuff,” participants will be asked to speak off-the-cuff and make on-the-spot adjustments to their audience.||Speech of IntroductionParticipants will learn how to express the unique qualities about themselves or another individual by considering experiences relating to a hobby or meaningful activity, career goal or life goal.|
|Informative SpeechParticipants will learn to inform their audience in a “balanced and responsible” fashion of a topic of broader public significance. The goal is to express the potential significance of the topic to the audience’s lives.||Persuasive Speech of ContentionParticipants will learn to present a constructive and “well-reasoned” argument on a currently disputed issue of public moral significance. They will choose a topic, study the major arguments on “both sides” of the issue, and argue for “one side” over the other with reasoning and evidence.|
|Persuasive Speech Move to ActionParticipants will learn to express a topic that they feel constitutes a problem warranting collective action for its resolution. Their speech will establish the existence of that problem in the minds of their audience, and prescribe a clear set of actions for the audience to take to resolve the matter.||Speech of InspirationParticipants will learn to recognize and celebrate “the moment” with respect to those broader affiliations and shared commitment that binds individuals.|
The focus of this program is to assist individuals in discovering their dream career and how to bring it into reality. By encouraging participants to identify and claim what they truly hope to create in their careers versus just trying to get a job, they will ultimately find professions that they connect to more authentically.
This is a 12-week program that meets once a week. Each program will provide worksheets that will help the participants gain insight into their individual habits, learn new life skills and gain tools on how to break through the bonds of their habitual tendencies.
Life/Work Environment Priorities
Identifying Lifestyle Preferences Specific Passions
|Resume Writing:Format (Chronological or Functional)
Education/TrainingHistories (Work, Education, Leisure & Volunteer) Identifying Job Duties, Skills, and Special Interests
Basic Interviewing Questions
Illegal Interviewing Questions
Mock Interview Sessions
|Job Search:Overall Strategy
Cover Letters & Follow-up Letters