You’ll learn to identify who/what pushes your buttons to make you react without thinking—and how to overcome them.
When we understand the warning signs of physical, emotional, and mental reactions to situations, we can then learn new tools to let off steam without negatively affecting others.
We bring productive and unproductive intentions to situations, but we can teach ourselves to begin our interactions with positive intentions at the ready.
You will build a set of effective skills and tools to help you respond more effectively when difficult or toxic situations arise in your workplace.
All is not lost if you’ve been triggered into a negative reaction to someone. There are ways for you to recover and get everyone back on level ground.
Kathy will teach you how caring for yourself will help you reduce triggered responses and maximize your effectiveness as a leader. This includes self-care practices and building a community of support.
“No one is immune from dealing with negative people or challenging situations. This book offers what few others provide: remedies and techniques to deal more effectively while maintaining your respect for self and others. If you are tired of dealing with stress, professionally or personally, then reading this book is the decision you can make.”
Ed. D., author of 35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
“With compassion, clarity, and wisdom, Kathy Obear offers page after page of helpful insights and strategies for navigating difficult interpersonal situations. It’s an accessible read that’s an invaluable resource for anyone looking to better handle workplace dynamics.”
Ed. D., Diversity Trainer and Consultant, author of Promoting Diversity and Social Justice, 2nd Edition
An expert at training leaders and facilitators to navigate difficult dialogues and triggering events, Dr. Kathy Obear has over 30 years of experience as an organizational development consultant and trainer specializing in inclusion, team and organizational effectiveness, conflict resolution, and change management. The focus of her on-going work is to increase passion, competence, and commitment to create inclusive, socially just environments for all members of an organization.
Dr. Obear has facilitated “training of trainers” programs for student affairs professionals, faculty, and student leaders at numerous colleges and universities, and she has been a consultant to hundreds of universities, human service and K-12 organizations, and corporations across the United States and abroad.
She is a co-founder of the Social Justice Training Institute (www.sjti.org) and a graduate professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.