Exploring your Values in the Era of Coronavirus

Exploring your Values in the Era of Coronavirus

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Thursday, April 2 – 12:00 PM ET

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Session 3: Exploring your Values in the Era of Coronavirus

Values are universal and are shared by all human beings. Individual values are mixed in unique ways and influence our decisions, from a routine task to a strategic choice. All positive organizations, starting from families, know their most important shared values as they represent the backbone of their “code of ethics.” Values shape and define every aspect of a person and of a team. They also embody what each and everyone of us stands for. Hence, living a life in alignment with our values is essential to build resiliency. Values workout facilitates the process of letting go of those values imposed by society to embrace individual’s authentic values. When this happens, you, your close ones, and your colleagues are increasingly satisfied, creative, engaged, and committed to your communities.

About Dr. Formica

Dr. Formica is an international speaker, author, and university professor who created a holistic model in developing the self that unifies simple core concepts and methodologies from coaching, human needs, mind imagery, education, neuroscience, wellbeing, psychology, and mindfulness.

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Video ThumbnailValues are universal and are shared by all human beings. Individual values are mixed in unique ways and influence our decisions, from a routine task to a strategic choice. All positive organizations, starting from families, know their most important shared values as they represent the backbone of their “code of ethics.” Values shape and define every aspect of a person and of a team. They also embody what each and everyone of us stands for. Hence, living a life in alignment with our values is essential to build resiliency. Values workout facilitates the process of letting go of those values imposed by society to embrace individual’s authentic values. When this happens, you, your close ones, and your colleagues are increasingly satisfied, creative, engaged, and committed to your communities. Dr. Formica is an international speaker, author, and university professor who created a holistic model in developing the self that unifies simple core concepts and methodologies from coaching, human needs, mind imagery, education, neuroscience, wellbeing, psychology, and mindfulness.
Exploring your Values in the Era of Coronavirus

Harnessing your Talents and Skills in the Era of Coronavirus

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Thursday, April 9 – 12:00 PM ET

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Session 4: Harnessing your Talents and Skills in the Era of Coronavirus

Most of the individuals I met at seminars and presentations admit that, generally, they do not make use of their talents while at home or at work. Actually, talents are often repressed or forgotten as they don’t fit their job description. As a consequence, we spend hundreds or thousands of hours learning competencies that are unrelated to our talents, so that they can fit in specific roles and help us perform a number of required tasks. This model does not work any longer as it does not take into account the natural gifts and abilities everyone possesses. Positive organizations, including happy families, are committed to linking the individual and team experience with the talents of every member and, in doing so, they strengthen their passion, enthusiasm, and resilience. This workout involves custom tailoring individual competencies around the individual’s talents to make sure that they are aligned toward the community’s mission and purpose. As new competencies feed each member’s natural gifts, the community is in a better position to formulate and implement projects aimed at the collective wellbeing.

About Dr. Formica

Dr. Formica is an international speaker, author, and university professor who created a holistic model in developing the self that unifies simple core concepts and methodologies from coaching, human needs, mind imagery, education, neuroscience, wellbeing, psychology, and mindfulness.

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Silver Linings featuring Mo Gawdat & hosted by Karen Guggenheim

Silver Linings featuring Mo Gawdat & hosted by Karen Guggenheim

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 – 11:00 AM ET

The COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly a tragedy and terrible disaster for so many. Nevertheless, Mo believes there’s a silver lining in everyone’s situation waiting to be spotted. For many of us, the worst that’s happened is we’ve been forced to slow down and face our own minds. That could be a blessing.

Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer for Google [X], a serial entrepreneur and author of Solve for Happy.
Mo has an impressive combined career of 27 years, starting at IBM Egypt as a Systems Engineer before moving to a sales role in the government sector. Venturing in to the UAE, Mo joined NCR Abu Dhabi to cover the non-finance sector. He then became acquainted with the consumer goods industry as Regional Manager of BAT. At Microsoft he assumed various roles over a span of seven and a half years, in his last role at Microsoft he headed the Communications Sector across Emerging Markets worldwide.

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Hope & Growth featuring Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar & hosted by Karen Guggenheim

Hope & Growth featuring Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar & hosted by Karen Guggenheim

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TUESDAY, APRIL 21 – 5:00 PM ET

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Tal Ben-Shahar, WOHASU Speaker, is an author and lecturer who taught the most popular class at Harvard University.

He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership. Today, Tal consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations.
The topics he lectures on include leadership, happiness, education, innovation, ethics, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages, and have appeared on best-sellers lists around the world. Tal is a serial entrepreneur and is the co-founder and chief learning officer of Happiness Studies Academy, Potentialife, Maytiv, and Happier.TV. An avid sportsman, Tal won the U.S. Intercollegiate and Israeli National squash championships. Today, for exercise, he swims, dances, and practices Yoga. He obtained his PhD in Organizational Behavior and BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Harvard. He is also the co-founder of The Happiness Studies Academy.

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Exploring your Values in the Era of Coronavirus

Exploring your Beliefs in the Era of Coronavirus

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Thursday, April 16 – 12:00 PM ET

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Session 5: Exploring your Beliefs in the Era of Coronavirus

Beliefs make up our brain software. Science has determined that we think in between 50,000 to 80,000 thoughts a day and 70% of them is unsupportive. Thoughts come from beliefs. While it is impossible to be aware and manage each thought, beliefs can be changed, and when we do so, hundreds or thousands of thoughts change with them. Beliefs act as brain filters and allow people to make sense of the world around them. Because the majority of thoughts (and beliefs) is negative, this inevitably affects the performance and overall wellbeing of individuals and their communities. As we are literally bombarded by “bad” and “scary” news, we have the power to decide what to believe and the filters we use to make sense of what is happening to us. When we are mindful of our believes and make deliberate choices to use brain filters that will help us and the world, we build resilience. This workout focuses on surfacing unsupportive, self-defeating beliefs and, through a simple and effective format, change them into supportive ones. When the individual workout is coupled with a collective commitment toward that effort, results are faster, more effective, and contagious.

About Dr. Formica

Dr. Formica is an international speaker, author, and university professor who created a holistic model in developing the self that unifies simple core concepts and methodologies from coaching, human needs, mind imagery, education, neuroscience, wellbeing, psychology, and mindfulness.

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Holding it All: Grief, Worry, Love and Hope featuring Dr. Maria Sirois & hosted by Karen Guggenheim

Holding it All: Grief, Worry, Love and Hope featuring Dr. Maria Sirois & hosted by Karen Guggenheim

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TUESDAY, APRIL 14 – 6:00 PM ET

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Resilience expert and positive psychologist, Dr. Maria Sirois, joins us in an inspirational and data-based conversation, offering the perspectives and practices that enable us to acknowledge and live with our sorrows and fears while continuing to cultivate love and a true hope. Sharing research, story and wisdom, Maria illuminates how this very moment of upheaval and loss can, if we choose, elevate our capacities to hold both the terrible and the good in such a way that we become individually and communally stronger.

About Maria Sirois

Maria Sirois is a master teacher, facilitator and author. She is devoted to the science of wellbeing and the art of crafting a life and a work that embodies health, passion and success. As a positive psychologist (Psy.D.) and consultant, she focuses on the resilience of the human spirit particularly when under chronic stress, during significant transitions, and/or feeling the shock of wholesale change.

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