By Melissa Mickelsen, CCE, Geneva Rock Products
"Once we know better, we can be better." Personal development coach Stefanie Gallagher addressed The Art of Knowing: A Framework for Being Happy at Work and in Life at the February ICEL Meeting. Stefanie used humor and her extensive experience in various corporate roles to share her thoughts on getting to know ourselves and practicing self-care. She spoke on developing skills that will better allow us to meet the challenges we face each day.
Stefanie used the acronym A.R.T. to provide an outline for her presentation: Address, Recognize and Take Action.
First, address what your drivers are. What makes you tick? What are your values and skills? Once we've identified these drivers, we can use them in goal setting and planning, to set boundaries and shift perspectives, and to develop greater compassion for others. If we know what we value, we can more easily step aside and refrain from judging others based on our values, allowing them to make decisions within their own frameworks.