DEEP STREAM WORKSHOPS

Developing interpersonal and influence skills for leading in a dynamic and diverse world

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Next workshops will be in 2019

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Navigating personal and professional relationships amidst the complexities of our global environment can be daunting – and culture gaps costly.

This challenge is exacerbated by increased uncertainty and threat of our current socio-political context, as well as heightened sensitivity around race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and other dimensions of difference.

What does it take to inspire and engage people - and teams - across language, culture, and other dimensions of difference?

What does it take to navigate challenging - and often unexpected - situations that involve misunderstanding, conflict, and/or unintended impact?

These types of stressful situations trigger our nervous system and emotions, resulting in defensiveness, criticism, blame, contempt, and/or shutting down. These reactions happen unconsciously, and within micro-seconds, to protect ourselves from real or perceived threat. The problem is, these reactions aren't great strategies for maintaining connection and collaboration.

How do we repair trust and safety and rebuild connection when misunderstanding, judgment, and reactivity derail us from our shared goals and purpose?

THINKING ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH.

Whether you’re at the beginning, middle, or later stages of your career, being a confident and effective leader in today's global context – and being perceived as one – requires more than cognitive knowledge and content expertise.

Deep Stream Leadership emphasizes leadership and influence that are firmly anchored in both internal and external skills and competencies, including awareness of interpersonal and group dynamics that can make or break team and organizational performance.

“Deep Stream” refers to an internal undercurrent of grounded presence that comes from being aware and awake – about the conscious and unconscious drivers of our behavior and reactions. It’s not what we know, it’s what we don’t know that derails us from having the impact and outcomes we want.

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Notice and Name Emotional Reactions

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Regulate and Manage Triggers

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Be Curious & Open

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Increase Comfort with Discomfort

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Challenge Assumptions and Beliefs

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Surface Blind Spots and Unconscious Bias

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Transform the Inner Critic

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Extend Empathy to Self & Others

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Own One's Reactions & Impact

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Build Safety & Trust

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Give & Receive Feedback

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Understand Social Identity & Status Dynamics

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Hold Multiple Perspectives

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Repair From Conflict

Our offerings and approaches are honed from 10 years of coaching, facilitating, and designing/delivering workshops on Interpersonal Skills, Leadership, and Diversity and Inclusion at Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Berkeley Haas School of Business.