Grace & Gold
From Annelies & Conduit for Change, LLC
Sometimes we don't know when or even how we might be hiding in plain sight. MIA (missing in action) Stress, anxiety, grief and overwhelm can keep us (and those we lead and teach) stuck and hiding.
To access the gold of adversity we need PERMISSION to make mistakes, make messes, be vulnerable, be uncomfortable, feel all the feels and let go. I know... 'tis not an easy task. And yet... sometimes just a little grace (and humor), and CREATIVITY can help start the process to unravel so that-- we can reimagine and reinvent.
Problem-solving at its core is about being curious. To go beyond the event-horizon of uncertainty is a lot more doable with a mindset of curiosity. When you feel stuck between two bad ideas, consider shifting mindset to simply BE Curious!
Here's a few mindful tips to shift mindset. Ask yourself (and those you lead) these questions.
- What's interesting about this?
- What's different here?
- What's similar to what I know?
- How might this become inspiring if I look at from a different perspective?
- What might I like about this situation if I shifted to viewing it with a compassion verses fear?
Hope that helps! If you'd like to explore further, join me for Coaching with an Integrative Approach. Invite me to Speak and lead Retreats at your place of business, college, school, community and congregation. Happy to help cultivate courage, creativity and grace in leaders and beyond.
I love to serve. I love to teach. I love to lead creative experiences that shift our way of seeing and being. Let's explore together!
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Annelies M Gentile, MA, PCC is an Integrative Life and Leadership Coach, Speaker, Process Artist, and Author of From Chaos to Calm :: Leading Change from the Inside Out. She's also the executive founder of Conduit for Change, LLC a unique resource for creative transformation.
One-to-one, with groups and from stage Annelies is an invaluable guide to resilience— sense, solace and sanity for our rapidly changing world. In addition to executive life and leadership coaching, she's also a frequent international podcast and conference keynote speaker, educator, and loves facilitating creative retreat experiences for personal and professional growth, social change, wellness and transformative leadership.
As multi-faceted as her offerings are, it comes down to one thing: presence. Through deep listening and creative process Annelies helps people see life differently. Perspective changes EVERYTHING.
From nurturing ideas and cultivating creativity, to fine-tuning focus and managing burnout to tending grief associated with change, she’s served communities, congregations and companies across fields of faith to government, healthcare, law, education, non-profits, arts, tech, science and sales including IBM, GSK, SAS, NCSU, City of Raleigh, NCDOT, Fidelity, Iron Mountain, Helm, Baptist Medical Center, UNC-REX, WakeMed, Campbell Law, NC Bar Association, Captrust and more.
Her education includes a Master’s degree in Coaching (Maryland University of Integrative Health), graduate studies in Creativity, Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding (European Graduate School in Switzerland), Transformative Leadership (Tai Sophia Institute), Yoga and Meditation teacher training, and is a Professionally Certified Coach (PCC) with ICF.
Annelies is also an Interfaith Minister and Spiritual Counselor helping guide individuals, couples, teams and leaders to communicate clearly with meaning, purpose and compassion.
Learn more about Annelies and her book From Chaos to Calm :: Leading Change from the Inside Out at www.conduitforchange.com She lives in Raleigh, NC with her sweetheart Greg Whitt of www.drumforchange.com. Together they teach the world to be kind through creativity.