Wednesday 24 April 2024
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Taking Care of Each Other

Donna BondCreating Safety and Trust in Your Organization

This morning I listened to Marie Forleo interviewing Leadership Consultant, Simon Senik, who was discussing his new book, Leaders Eat Last. It was very inspiring and I resonated deeply with what Simon was sharing about the difference between excitement and fulfillment in our jobs. I also felt my heart expand as he spoke of the fact that we are all naturally programmed to take care of each other.

In this interview, Sinek discussed how taking care of each other promotes an environment of safety and trust. It also has measurable, physiological effects. Caring about the well-being of others causes an increase in a hormone called oxytocin. The increase of this neuropeptide reduces stress levels partially through the lowering of blood pressure and reduction of cortisol levels, which is the ‘fight or flight’ hormone. It also stimulates a desire for positive social interactions and promotes physical and emotional growth and healing. It makes us want to be nicer to each other! Couldn’t our business environments use a little nice?

These ideas reminded me as to why I moved out of my high-powered position with a global hospitality corporation and into coaching. As I opened more free time to reflect on what’s important to me, I discovered a deep desire to use my energy and talents to assist organizations in taking care of the people within them. This approach, in turn, will create more safety and trust within the corporate environment, and is in alignment with my own personal “why”, which is to assist in raising the vibration on the planet. By assisting people in seeing their life from the Soul’s perspective and coming into alignment with their heart’s desires, they can emanate joy, happiness and fulfillment in their own career and personal lives. Happy people indeed raise the vibration on the planet;  which ultimately makes our world—and our workplace—a better place.

Most industries are demanding, high-stress, fast-moving business environments that never stop. Providing coaching for our leaders is not a prevalent practice in most industries, but perhaps it should be. With a little more focus on taking care of the people who are taking care of the business, our people within the organizations can flourish along with the business itself. By considering the Heart Count instead of the Head Count, and the promotion of Collaboration over Competition, we can create spaces of safety and trust. Thus nurturing our people, their work environments, and ultimately their lives as a whole.

~ By Donna Bond

As a Transformation Consultant, Spiritual Teacher and Soulful Speaker, Donna offers inspiring workshops and transformative in-depth coaching programs that help businesses and clients achieve new heights of meaningful success, personal fulfillment and Spiritual aliveness. An expert in self-discovery, empowerment, and conscious evolution, for almost three decades, Donna has had many achievements on the “Goal Line” of life, with 28 years as a hospitality business executive, working her way up to VP of Sales & Marketing with Sunstone Hotels. In 2013 after winning the Western Regional Marketing Achievement Award for the third year in a row with The Ritz-Carlton, Hotel Company, she made a decision that she wanted her energy, time and ultimately her life, to have deeper meaning and fulfillment for herself and those around her. In 2014 she decided to dedicate the rest of her time on the planet to a purpose-driven business with the goal of raising the vibration on the planet. Since 2009, Donna has been the visioning force behind award-winning oil painter Paul Bond, helping him realize his dreams, accelerate results and create a richer, more fulfilling life. A lifetime Spiritual seeker in pursuit of her own self-discovery, Donna lives an empowered existence on her continued path of Spiritual evolution. She holds a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology with an emphasis in Consciousness, Health and Healing from the University of Santa Monica and a Coaching Certification from the Life Mastery Institute. Donna's mission is to teach individuals and businesses how to see their world from the soul’s perspective resulting in a rich, joyful and fulfilling life.