At a recent seminar our Master Trainer, Erl Morrell-Stinson, asked the participants, “Who is the most encouraging person in your life, past or present?” And, “What is encouraging about them to you, exactly?”
Here are some of the answers:
My dad, because he was always there for me, and he listened to me.
My dad, because he treated me like an adult. He was patient with me.
My friend, because her words always build me up. She takes time to go places with me.
My boss, because she is so positive and affirming, and allows me to work in the area of my strengths.
My mom, because she sacrificed her own interests to take good care of me, and now she takes time to do things I love to do.
How about for you?
Three movements that are changing the business world for the better:
- Lead with empathy
- Be courageous
- Engage the whole mind & heart
The Art of Encouragement trains you how to speak courage into yourself and others.
Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines courage as, “mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.”
Masters of the Art of Encouragement are adept at activating this kind of strength in themselves and others. The application of this set of skills is boundless. Imagine, a teacher able to evoke a student’s mental strength, a military leader capable of calling on perseverance in the face of grave danger, a parent who naturally speaks courage into their child, or a manager adept at engaging their team to high performance.
We agree that Courage itself, in the context of the workplace, is the ability and willingness to confront fear, uncertainty, intimidation, or difficulty.
Courage, Empathy, and Whole Brain Thinking
This first shot across the bow establishes the philosophy of Encourage Inspiration, from its Co-Founders.