with Dr. Billy Strean

5 Minute Retreats

Joy in the Workplace Workshops

Workplace Workshops

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Re-Charge! Re-Connect! Re-Discover!

Bringing Joy and Deeper Learning to Your Workplace

What does it take to be inspired and energized at work? Dr. Strean’s Joy in the Workplace model addresses key factors necessary to design and maintain a workplace where people feel great and work great. Stemming from cutting edge research and best practices of peak performers, you’ll learn why information and analysis seldom create the change you are looking for. You’ll see how to motivate yourself and others to excel and enjoy the process. Using dynamic and experiential approaches, this program shows you how to tap into the power of emotion, fuel your performance, focus your attention, use your strengths, communicate effectively, have more fun & play, and lead in the context of a positive environment.

Who benefits best?

This program can be customized as a keynote, half-day or full-day workshop to guide whatever depth of change you desire.

Did you say “tell me more?”

Based on the best of 30 years of education and experience, this program provides a holistic approach to inspiring individual and organizational exhilaration. Participants will tap into their passions, develop specific strategies to have optimal energy and performance, spend more time in Flow and The Zone, and learn to support each other in creating and maintaining a positive and thriving environment.

Outcomes and takeaways:
  • Specific tips to bring play and fun into work
  • From information to implementation: sleep, nutrition, hydration, physical activity
  • How to find flow and get into the zone
  • A “filtration system” for the field of conversations and powerful communication tools
  • Leadership practices and approaches to support the process

Managing Your 27 Hour Day

Moving from BUSY to EASE

If you are like most people, you are frequently stressed, distracted, and trying to do two things at once.

But did you know that multi-tasking is a myth … and trying to do it actually damages your brain?

The most common answer to “How are you?” is “Busy.” Although it can be like a badge of honour, consider it stands for Badly Unbalanced, Seriously Yearning. Learn to find EASE: Energy, Awe, Satisfaction, & Enjoyment.

This session is a practical and experiential program to help you end the suffering and become happier, clearer, and more focused on what matters to you.

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Who benefits best?

If you’re an average person, you get 7 hours of sleep each night. You spend 1.5 hours watching TV every evening. Add up the hours you spend online, listening to music, e-mailing/texting/phoning, in class or work, reading or studying, commuting, eating, and hygiene and you’ve got a total of 27 hours a day.

You are a multi-tasker — you have to be.

Unfortunately, there’s actually no such thing as “multi-tasking” and constantly directing your attention back and forth between tasks damages your brain and severely compromises your performance.

Did you say “tell me more?”

The most frequent answer to “How are you?” used to be “I’m fine.” In 2018, most of us are, “Busy.” Most people find themselves hungry for more time, greater peace, and a deeper connection to meaning and purpose.

Instead of doing something silly like trying to “manage your stress” how about creating some positive practices to live more fully, with a lighter and happier heart?

In this highly interactive workshop, participants will take three giant steps toward balance. The first will be an exploration of the power of perspectives and how to shift from BUSY to a more energizing and fulfilling perspective. Second, participants will learn techniques to focus and relax, such as the somatic practice of centering as a foundation for living a full and balanced life. Finally, participants will learn “How to Say NO and Other Tricks” to create more time and space in their lives.

You’ll get more out of your life and work/education by learning how to direct your attention. You’ll learn how the world’s greatest athletes, performers, doctors, and artists create “flow” and get into “the zone.”

Outcomes and takeaways:
  • Understanding how “the good is the enemy of the great”
  • Tools to be present and focused
  • Tools to reduce or eliminate time wasters
  • An enhanced sense of clarity and freedom
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No More Peeing in the Pool

Creating Joy in Workplace Communication

Are you tired of constant complaining around the office? What’s it like to swim in polluted water all day? This workshop – a favorite at conferences and at workplaces – is all about ending the garbage of your communication at work (and the skills apply to the rest of life).

Through active learning experiences, you will get just how powerful conversations are and see how to shift your conversations so you are creating positive energy instead of indulging the usual “trauma sharing” and destructive conversations. Once the filtration system is put in place, you’ll experience how to alter “the network of conversations” of your life. Whether your office needs a little fine tuning or a major overhaul, you’ll find the tools to get the job done here.

Who benefits best?

Whether your organization needs a communication tune-up or a complete spring cleaning, this session provides the tools. Rave reviews from diverse audiences suggest this is a powerful program for any group.

Did you say “tell me more?”

Complaining and gossiping seriously undermine many workplaces. Talking about talking doesn’t work as well as the variety of activities, video clips, and introspection included here.

Although our lives are really a series of conversations, just how powerful they are is usually invisible to us.

Outcomes and takeaways:
  • A new, clean conversational environment

  • Tools to keep your workplace free from gossip and complaints

  • A set of tools to clarify communication so you get more of what you want and less of what you don’t want

  • Enhanced communication and connection among participants

Consulting

From small startups to large organizations, consulting provides intensive learning over a more extended horizon of time. Our work will be highly customized to produce the specific outcomes that matter most to you. Typically, after a discovery process and a collaborative design, we begin with an “all hands on deck” workshop to provide the core ideas, frameworks, and practices. We then include ongoing coaching for the leadership team and selected individuals. Support and continuous education and development can be provided via a variety of online tools and onsite workshops. Off-site retreats may also be included. Please use the contact form  to tell us more about your interests.