Whether new to career transition or experiencing some stuck-ness in it, our ability to tend to our emotions will help us to create a path to our next fulfilling engagement. Brené Brown has said, “Leaders must either invest a reasonable amount of time attending to fears and feelings, or squander an unreasonable amount of time trying to manage ineffective and unproductive behavior.” Here we are, daring to do our best and lead ourselves amidst these volatile, uncertain, chaotic, and ambiguous times.
By staying connected to our emotions and being compassionate with ourselves (and others), we can create a clearer vision for our focus, seek to leverage what we understand, courageously step (and stay) out of our comfort zone so that we can be flexible, learn, and adapt to our circumstances while staying true to our vision and values for ourselves.
Learning Objectives / participants will be able to:
• understand the difference between a change and a transition
• understand how to ground oneself in times of stress or change
• be able to shift from a VUCA environment with a VUCA 2.0 mindset
• prepare an action plan to create the clarity needed in times of transition
Sheila is a Senior Consultant at University of Minnesota Physicians serving as a Leader and Organization Development Consultant and Executive Coach. She directs talent strategy and organization effectiveness consulting, drawing on a diverse toolset to support individuals and teams to increase self-awareness, trust, accelerate learning, shift strategies, and transform culture. Over the course of her career, she’s worked in communications, product development, consulting, and organization and talent development.
Sheila studied technical theatre and communications as an undergraduate. While her work and learning has expanded beyond the arts, she finds value in art and the creative process to help her navigate some of life’s greatest challenges. She has a Master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in Human Resources, Change Leadership, and Organization Development. She also has multiple assessment, program, and coaching certifications. Her love of learning means she’ll never stop reading or thinking critically to find ways to make connections between different bodies of work.
When not working or learning, she can be found enjoying life, often at the lake, with her husband Bob and her faithful, yet feisty golden retriever, Pippi.
Sheila Hines Edmondson