Stories connect us to other people, certain memories, and the broader tapestry of human experience. Stories have been an intrinsic part of our culture for as long as we can remember, serving as vessels to pass down knowledge, wisdom, and values from one generation to the next. By sharing and listening to each other’s stories, we are evoking empathy, compassion, engagement, and building a repertoire of information about the people we are surrounded by. Now, how is this relevant to the workplace you might wonder?
To build and maintain relationships internally or externally with clients, stakeholders & etc, we have to connect with them. How does one connect with another person? Through stories. Why is this important though? This seed focuses on just that. We will look at why it is essential to be present and to truly listen to one another’s stories and the difference it makes to your relationships and personal work performance. In any industry, we see that a curious mindset and asking powerful questions create possibilities and build trust, understanding and connection. Connecting through Stories will provide you with an understanding of what it means to be curious, how are we really listening to each other, the tools to ask more incisive questions to open up people’s stories, and what are the empowering beliefs we need to hold onto to create these possibilities. By being experimental and open, we take you on a journey to see the power that’s built through connecting through stories.
All the seeds we offer are targeted bite-sized, robust skill development boosters. No longer than 90 minutes to 2 hours, we support our clients to receive the insights they’re looking for in a modular session, specifically focused on their own context and needs. They fit perfectly in a face-to-face or virtual session.
What you’ll gain:
• What are stories?
• What’s important about them?
• How does it apply to my role/industry? Why should it matter to me?
• Awareness of how to ask more ‘incisive’ questions
• Superficiality vs. depth – how do we stretch from superficiality to gaining a deeper perspective from one’s story?
• An understanding of the possibilities that arise from this skill