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In this episode of the Impact Ripple Podcast, I’m thrilled to bring you our very first guest expert!
I invited my dear friend, certified psychological health and safety advisor and expert in hope, Lindsay Recknell, to join me for a powerful conversation around the science of positive psychology and how it can be used to empower leaders and strengthen teams.
Lindsay shares her journey of discovering the science of positive psychology, which helped her regain her hope, and do the work she does today.
Together, we explore the differences between hope and optimism, whether hope is something we’re born with or not, and how to develop greater hope as a leader.
She offers up suggestions for taking action and implementing strategies to build hope, rather than passively waiting for things to happen.
But you don’t have to be an expert in hope to get started!
Lindsays recommends that focusing on your progress towards goals, rather than big, overwhelming goals, can be more motivating. She recommends starting small to build confidence and increase your hopefulness.
Hope isn’t just for leaders, though! It’s also important to foster a sense of hope in the workplace and with our teams, especially when it comes to mental health.
Since mental health can be a complicated topic that many leaders haven’t been taught about, it's important to give yourself grace and recognize that there is a learning curve to understanding it all.
So we dove into a conversation around the differences between mental health, mental wellness, and mental illness (which you absolutely don’t want to miss if you’re a leader!).
As leaders, we may not always get it perfect (or even right), but it’s critical that we model the behaviors we want to encourage for others and have a common language to understand and integrate hope into our lives.
By building self-awareness, we can recognize our own lens and align our behavior with our values to create a hopeful workplace.
I can’t wait for you to tune into this powerful and jam-packed conversation with the incredible Lindsay Recknell!
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Why hope and optimism aren’t the same thing
- Strategies to develop greater hope as a leader and with your team
- The difference between mental health, mental wellness, and mental illness
- Aligning our behavior with our values to create a hopeful workplace
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