Presented on: Thursday, May 6th at 11:00 AM CDT
Have you been told that you take criticism too personally? Do you judge yourself too harshly? We are taught to hide our emotions for fear of being perceived as “unprofessional.” But the truth is that the traits associated with highly sensitive individuals—empathy, self-awareness, critical thinking, communication, and intuition—are the “soft skills” that will be the most valuable in the workplace of the future. In this deep-dive webinar, human behavior expert and executive coach Melody Wilding, LMSW, will draw on decades of research and offer neuroscience-based strategies that individuals and organizations can use to recognize sensitivity as a superpower, not a detriment. You will learn concrete steps to help what she calls “Sensitive Strivers” – empathetic, driven individuals—break free from stress, perfectionism, and self-doubt to use sensitivity as a strength, and work and lead effectively, now and in the future world of work.
About the author Melody Wilding, LMSW is the author of Trust Yourself: Stop Overthinking and Channel Your Emotions for Success at Work (Coming May 2021) and has coached hundreds of private clients, from CEOs and Fortune 500 executives to leaders from the US Department of Education, the Federal Reserve, and the United Nations. She teaches graduate-level human behavior and psychology. Her writing is regularly featured in Forbes, Business Insider, and Quartz. Her advice has been featured in the New York Times, The Cut, Oprah Magazine, NBC News, US News and World Report, and more.
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