Calm the Drama.
Create a Healthy Culture.
Your team is not as productive as it could be when members are struggling with feelings that hold them back. Insecurities, resentments, grievances. Personal grief, heartbreak, and anxieties. Every workplace has them.
Create a drama-free workplace. Foster a culture of openness and communication, a safe place for employees to feel and share things in a productive way.
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Overcoming Emotional Overload:
Embracing Adversity to Create Resilience
There are two ways to look at the ups and downs of business: either see it as a series of unfortunate events or embrace it all as full of rich experiences. When Vivian unexpectedly lost her husband to cancer, she found she lost a great deal more than her life companion.
Unbeknownst to her, her home was in foreclosure, there was no money in any of the bank accounts, and her once millionaire husband was financially ruined. Instead of cratering as a result of these overwhelming events, she embraced her emotions and challenges, leaned into her grief, and used the obstacles she faced as learning opportunities. She rebuilt her life, businesses, and emotional health.
- 3 Steps to improve employee performance through perspective change
- Strategies to handle stress more effectively, resulting in happier and more resilient employees
- Ways to navigate through the varying emotions brought on by global events
Resentment to Respect:
Embracing Emotions to Create Workplace Balance
Leaders typically think of empathy, resilience, kindness, communication, and other so-called touchy-feely skills as the soft competencies that are not always a high priority in the management scheme of things. As companies struggle in a climate of high turnover, employee burn-out, and retaining top talent, softer skills awareness is an increasing strategy to creating happier teams and healthier workplace cultures. Embracing the emotional side of employees is critical to the adaptability of organizations in these challenging times.
- Identifying the danger zone of unprocessed emotions in the organization
- Discovering the value of embracing emotions and how that translates into employee engagement
- Empowering employees to recognize and create a balanced and healthy workplace
What They Say...
"Vivian Cobb speaks from her heart. She is intelligent, articulate, charming, clever, and entertaining. The emotion she brings to her presentations is matched only by the deep well of brilliance and meaning she conveys to her audiences. Although Vivian has navigated through many dark times, she is a courageously independent woman, which her listeners quickly recognize. She has committed to sharing her stories with the belief that others will sometimes identify, routinely grasp, and always appreciate her journey and her spirited delivery."
—Kathleen Saltmarsh-Voss, President, Rotary Club of Colorado Springs
"Vivian has an amazing ability to captivate an audience and keep everyone engaged when she is speaking. She very clearly puts her heart into her work and is 100% committed with her storytelling."
—Ben Katz, The New Yorker Radio Hour Podcast
"I couldn’t let the day end without telling you how amazing the session was today. Your message is genuine and real. You are using your testimonies as a way to bless and enhance those you encounter. Thank you for being the best part of my day and may you continue to be a refreshing blessing to others!"
—Kristy McMillon, AT&T, FACES DFW
"Vivian, thank you so much for sharing your story of how you found the courage, strength, and perseverance to dream once again through seemingly unsurmountable circumstances. You remind us that we do not need to stay stuck in situations that are not healthy. Rather, we all have within us the ability to Intentionally don our ruby red slippers in order to walk the path we need to travel to get where we truly want to go."
—Suanne Terry, AT&T, FACES DFW
"Vivian Cobb left a lasting impression in the hearts of our audience when she spoke to us about the power of forgiveness. Months after hearing her energetic speech we are still talking about it. Vivian’s enthusiasm and professionalism made her a joy to work with. I look forward to the opportunity to book her again."
—Asta Star, Coordinator, Stories on the Edge
"I have just watched Vivian give her presentation at a TEDx conference. She was by far the best speaker! Her presentation was flawless. She connected so intensely with her audience. I had goosebumps. I think she is just an incredible speaker. And her message was so wonderful. Vivian, you are absolutely a jewel sent back from heaven. I’m so proud that I got to see your speech. Thank you, Vivian."
—Lynn Cedarquist, Audience Member
“Through the expression of your story and your own struggles, you have an extraordinary ability to connect authentically with people from remarkably different walks of life than you. There is an element of vulnerability that unites people under a common humanity. Your story taps into this part of people in a beautiful way. I’m thankful to have witnessed you sharing your story. It is transformative, thought-provoking, and is worth being shared with the world.”
—John Herd, Audience Member
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