Corporate Training

Our training framework of Emotional Intelligence is based on a unique blend of
Eastern philosophy and Western processes.
The methodology is through theatre, psychodrama as well simulated exercises.

This approach helps people rewrite old scripts and patterns to create new neural pathways and responses to difficult situations, and unlocks potential at all levels.

We design and deliver programs around real work problems and situations; followed by assessment six weeks later to evaluate the return on investment.

The outcome is a high EQ community of free-flowing ideas, daily progress, and accelerating execution, resulting in greater productivity and higher profits for the organization.
Our road tested EQ based programs are:
1. EQ and Self Leadership
Increasing self-control, empathy and communication to enhance leadership of self and others.
As a result of the workshop, members build:
  • Inner balance, so that in the midst of emotionally loaded situations, they maintain a subtle distance and reflect, which is neither withdrawal nor a compulsion to react;
  • Increased autonomy, self-empowerment and expanded zone of flow;
  • Authentic expression and full participation in life;
  • Conflict management skills including open dialogue, greater respect and tolerance for others.
  • Taking a witness position (observer) helps us move past from being "stuck" or being "frozen" in an emotion;
  • Recognizing, sensing and accepting others' needs and emotions;
  • Navrasas: Natya-Shastra lists 9 basic emotions - (fear-bhayanakam; anger-raudram; disgust-bhibhitsam; karuna-compassion; joy-hasyam; courage-veeryam; curiosity-adbhutam; love-shringar and calm-shantam);
  • Emotional Hijack (fight, flight or freeze) kicks in a stressful situation, but we can train to 'stay and play';
  • Rewriting old scripts and patterns to create new neural pathways and new responses to difficult situations.
2. Communicating to influence
Identifying personal triggers and adapting your style to others' to get the best results from the people you are trying to influence.
Members learn:
  • Creating rapport through Emotional Intelligence;
  • Developing an understanding of how to prepare and present a presentation (structuring of content; keeping audience in mind; emphasizing to influence, etc);
  • Awareness of their own and others' non verbal and verbal communication patterns;
  • Developing skills to handle questions & answers, including a difficult audience.
The program covers:
  • Assertiveness: Being aware of personal power and using it well;
  • Structuring a presentation- Developing the presentation agenda or plan in a logical manner;
  • Techniques of delivery -Verbal skills: Adding power and clarity to speech by reducing verbiage, jargon, acronyms;
  • Non-verbal communication - The power of body language;
  • Handling anxiety-How we get emotionally hijacked; Building self confidence and self esteem .
3. Manage Energy, not Time
Systematically expanding and regularly renewing energy by establishing specific rituals
When you build and sustain your capacity-your energy, employee ...
  • Get more done in less time at a higher level of engagement;
  • Distinguish 3 types of ‘work time' time: Boss-imposed time; System-imposed time and Self-imposed time.
  • Learn to maximize self-imposed (or discretionary time) since you cannot tamper with boss-imposed and system-imposed time as they are subject to penalty.
In the workshop we explore:
  • It's not about micromanaging your time (saving 15 minutes to rush back home) but working with purpose towards a BIG goal from where you get energy and motivation;
  • Building the 4 main wellsprings of energy: Body, Mind, Emotions, and Spirit:
  • Identifying rituals for building and renewing physical energy;
  • Mobilizing mental energy by focusing on activities that have the most long-term leverage;
  • Taking charge of your emotions improves the quality of your energy, regardless of the external pressures;
  • Accessing the energy of the human spirit, by: doing what we do best and enjoy most at work; and living core values in daily behaviors.
  • Replenishing with purpose and distinguishing between 'Relaxation' and 'Distraction'.
4. Inspiring and Motivating my Team
Team-leaders can maximize what their team is capable of, and push them to new levels of performance
Members learn:
  • Motivating, delegating and mentoring;
  • Giving constructive and ongoing performance related feedback which is acceptable to the subordinate, thus influencing their behaviour and performance;
  • Dealing with difficult people and handling frustrating situations;
  • Creating a positive work climate to get the best from their people;
  • Practicing verbal skills to create rapport.
The program covers:
  • How do you motivate your team?
  • Holding your team accountable: Goal setting; Crucial conversations; Making review meetings work; Catch people doing things right;
  • Ensuring growth and development of your people: Coaching for unlocking potential; Effective Delegation; Managing High potentials;
  • Creating a positive work environment: Reenergizing the team after burnout; Having fun at work;
  • Leveraging team dynamics;
  • What is your people management style.
5. Teams Which Align-Collaborate-Engage
Teams which Align-Collaborate-Engage (ACE) as a lever for organizational change
Key outcomes:
  • Practice identifying issues and resolving them through constructive dialogue;
  • Establish common values and behavioral practices;
  • Form a basis to review their own actions and resolve disagreements;
  • Increase in trust and engagement;
  • Are more cohesive, connected and working towards a common goal.
This culture flows into the organization, resulting in:
  • Improved measurable financial results through enhanced leadership and collaboration;
  • Better recognition of employee needs and solutions;
  • Teams start taking responsibility and are accountable for their actions;
  • Open dialogue, greater respect and tolerance;
  • A strong culture is established which attracts talent.
6. When the Shoe Fits
A program for women using theatre and music as a creative healing process to discover their true essence and bring more of themselves into the world.
When the shoe fits, women:
  • Confidently embody their whole self;
  • Have healthier, happier relationships with self and others;
  • Breathe freer, live life joyously, purposefully and find the dancer in their heart;
  • Make space for priorities which nourish and replenish their soul.
In the women's circle, we explore:
  • Our intuitive feminine nature instead of squeezing ourselves into a square, rational, competitive world;
  • Aspects of feminine leadership- nurturing, empathy, conversational turn taking, inquiry, networked thinking, etc—qualities crucial to navigating 21st Century business challenges;
  • (Both men and women can exhibit feminine leadership qualities, but the tendency, both biologically and culturally, is for women to embody them more);
  • Accessing our immense potential means fully developing both our masculine and our feminine qualities and attributes;
  • Aligning our mind, body, emotions and spirit to support a whole, healthy and fully flowering woman;
  • Emotional mastery - Emotions are here to serve us in becoming our best self. We have to be in relationship with them, not let them take over whenever they feel like it.