Chances are, you are wishing for a little more civility.
And that's why you're here. You are not alone.
I'll let you in on a secret...
Stress and mental health issues are at an all-time high.... health... finances... families... kids...
Nothing seems certain these days. And our personal lives are spilling over into our work lives.
This amount of stress and anxiety is affecting our work environments more than ever.
If you are an executive, manager, or leader...
✔ Your employees have personal challenges that hinder ultimate productivity at work.
✔ Your employees feel empty and depleted from all of the stress and anxiety in their lives.
✔ Your employees express anger at each other or towards their workplace because of all of the external division going on in the world.
✔ They mean well and want to do their best but they just feel... DEFLATED AND DEFEATED.
Chances are... you are already asking yourself... "How long can my team keep this up, right?"
✔ You want to reduce employee stress in the workplace.
✔ You want your employees to be more mindful at work.
✔ You desire your employees to have more empathy.
✔ You want to enhance communications.
✔ You want to improve team dynamics.
✔ You want to improve collaboration.
The thing is... most people are missing something.
Even though getting back to your new normal at work may seem obvious, the path to regaining your team's focus and reducing stress is anything but.
But I'm NOT talking about a daily list of 3 things you are grateful for (although that's always helpful).
I'm talking about the power of life-altering... complete transformation... life-changing... mind-blowing... overflowing heart full of ... GRATITUDE.
Gratitude is scientifically proven* to be the best way to help you:
✔ Open the door to more RELATIONSHIPS.
✔ Improve PHYSICAL HEALTH.
✔ Improve psychological health.
✔ Enhance EMPATHY and reduce aggression.
✔ SLEEP BETTER.
✔ Improve self-esteem.
✔ Increase MENTAL STRENGTH - this is what I call FORTITUDE!
They focus on correcting the behavior... calling employees into the "principal's office" for a stern conversation, setting boundaries, creating rules, or disciplinary actions.
By doing this, you could be setting yourself up for disappointment after disappointment.
Or worse! Mistake #2...
Completely ignoring the situation around you. When you aren't meeting your employees where they are at, their feelings of anxiety, resentment, and frustration amplify, resulting in loss of productivity and even turnover.
How are employees supposed to communicate and collaborate when they feel even more divided than ever?
You want the best for your employees.
You care about their wellbeing.
And you want to support them while still running a business and focusing on the bottom line.
What if... instead of focusing on the behavior, you focused on the root cause... what is driving the behavior?
You have the opportunity to support your employees like never before. TODAY.
I know you are probably thinking...
Holly... This gratitude thing is way too woo-woo for my work environment.
Have you met my employees? They will roll their eyes and laugh at this.
Let alone trying to convince my boss that it's worth the time to implement.
Most people DO think that gratitude is a wee bit woo-woo for them. And many are going to wonder why it belongs in the workplace. BUT without a meaningful shift in mindset, it's more difficult to see that kind of progress in action.
And if you've tried to get your team back on track without a significant mindset shift, you were probably making the most common mistake without realizing it.
The reality is... when you LEARN and MASTER the power of gratitude, AND how gratitude builds resilience and fortitude, your entire worldview changes!
And that's where the magic happens.
The good news is that practicing gratitude is easy and it's free and you can start doing this right now.
But in my experience, most people struggle when they try to do it on their own. Here's what I've seen happen...
When the uncertainty and struggles of life creep in...
✅ You feel like it's one more thing you HAVE to do and you don't have the bandwidth.
✅ You FORCE YOURSELF to be grateful before you are ready and that turns into resentment.
✅ Even though you say you are grateful, you don't FEEL grateful.
✅ And since our brains are wired to focus on the negative instead of the positive...
What if... you had a simple game plan in place to help you through these challenges?
... that you could reduce employee stress in the workplace and increase productivity.
... that you could improve your team's communication and collaboration.
Wouldn't that be nice?
Well, you don't have to imagine anymore. Because... it's here.
Show up at work with more purpose, collaboration, and focus than ever before!
Embark on a 4 week journey where your team will learn the benefits of gratitude, along with the steps to implement gratitude practices at work.
In this 4 week challenge, your team will go from being stressed and overwhelmed to learning how to implement a gratitude practice to help build their inner resilience... I like to call it fortitude.
The daily challenges are designed for in-person or virtual group interaction to help inspire, reduce stress, and become more mindful during your work day.
This is how it works...
Recommended for smaller teams of 20 or fewer to encourage maximum collaboration.
Pick a "Gratitude Facilitator" to lead your team in a daily challenge.
Each day, set aside 15-30 minutes for your team to participate in the challenge.
This is a great exercise for team building + gratitude + inspiration.
All materials are provided to you!
Instruction video for the Gratitude Leader.
Kickoff video to welcome your team to the challenge.
20 daily gratitude challenges specific to helping your team collaborate, reduce stress, and get back on track.
Free resources and printables - everything is included.
FREE BONUS - Mindfulness at Work Lunch and Learn Series (valued at $14.97).
This course offers a 30 day money back guarantee if you are not fully satisfied with the information provided.
If you don't feel like this information has provided value to you, contact [email protected] within 30 days for your money back guarantee.
Valued at $14.97
Even though taking time for yourself during the workday seems obvious, the path to becoming more mindful and reducing stress is anything but.
This is a series of 4 lunch & learn videos, each approximately 10 minutes long.
The videos are designed to be viewed one each day at lunchtime to inspire, reduce stress, and become more mindful during your workday.
You will designate a Gratitude Leader to lead the challenge. This person will watch the instructional video to learn how the challenge works and how to implement in your organization.
You can then appoint one or more facilitators to lead the daily challenge.
Each day, you will have a gratitude prompt to share and have your team discuss.
You can begin any time! You will receive all of the printables and materials needed for the challenge.
It's designed for once a day, five days a week for four weeks.
The challenge is designed to be conducted once a day for five days a week, for four weeks, for a total of 20 challenges.
Depending on the size of your team, and available time in your work day, you can make each challenge 15-30 minutes. Or if you wish to give it more time, you can have your team participate for an hour!
YES! You can conduct the challenge in-person, virtually, or a combination of both!
Diversity and inclusion are not specifically addressed in the challenge. However, it was designed with the current climate in mind. The entire challenge is for teammates to not just be introspective, but also to share stories, experiences, and common bonds. There are several challenges that create conversations around mentorship, leadership, gossiping and bullying, and how you can be the change in your organization. These are important topics in the workplace under any circumstance, but especially now.
This challenge is optimal for small groups and teams of 20 individuals or less. This allows for more intimate conversation and enhanced group dynamics.
Of course not - this challenge is for everyone! I personally like the softer colors on the page because they seem to invoke a sense of calm, and my company is Pink Fortitude so it's where I naturally gravitate. :-)
One purchase will give you the materials and access for one team. The ideal team for the challenge is under 20 individuals to optimize collaboration.
If you have more than one team, I recommend that you purchase one challenge for each team and designate a different leader for each challenge. They will each receive their own access.
All printables, resources, and materials are provided with the purchase of this challenge.
Holly Bertone, PMP, CNHP
Holly Bertone, PMP, CNHP is the #1 Amazon.com bestselling author of the book Thriving in the Workplace with Autoimmune Disease: Know Your Rights, Resolve Conflict, and Reduce Stress, the first book ever to educate others on autoimmune disease as a legal disability in the U.S. workplace. She is a highly sought-after speaker and wellness expert and the leading authority on Autoimmune Disease in the workplace.
Holly spent the first 10 years of her career in Human Resources, primarily as a recruiter. After working for the prestigious consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, she was invited into federal government service as the Chief of Staff for one of our nation’s top national security offices. From there, she spent 15 years in Project Management.
Holly Bertone is currently the President and CEO of Pink Fortitude, LLC, and founder of Fortitude.Academy and the health and wellness website pinkfortitude.com. As a breast cancer and Hashimoto's survivor, she turned these two significant health challenges into a passion to help transform lives for women with chronic illness.
Holly is a Project Management Professional (PMP), holds a Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins University, and is a Certified Natural Health Professional.
In her free time, she loves to garden, and hit flea markets and yard sales. Holly is married to a retired Green Beret, is a stepmother, and lives in Alexandria, VA.