Are you simply too stressed out for your own liking right now?
Do you struggle to switch off from work in the evenings or weekends?
Do you feel like you’re just surviving the week, or at the mercy of others’ schedules?
Or do you just want to be truly firing on all cylinders at work?
Maybe you’ve just taken on a new role at work, you’re starting a new business, or you’re simply snowed under juggling work and family.
If so, you probably want to be doing a great job, feeling good and enjoying your week.
I get that, it’s what I want too, and that’s why I’ve created this seven-week programme: to help you hit the RESET button.
You can beat stress, build resilience and be brilliant – at work and in life.
Over the past 12+ years working with clients from a range of professions and industries, I’ve identified the key areas we typically struggle with both personally and professionally at work – especially around performance and wellness. Out of this awareness has developed a suite of tools, understandings and strategies that can help you be more effective at work and happier overall.
I will help you:
- Shift your mind-set from one of surviving and striving to one of THRIVING,
- Gain practical strategies that take little time but have a big impact,
- Implement your new tools – taking you beyond simple knowing what to do differently, to actually practising a new way of being. Because everything is good in theory, but we must live it to live a different life.
Athletes know well the connection between their mental state and their performance, the importance of correctly fueling the body, and how to deal with the pressure of competition. It’s time for those of us in business to apply this wisdom too!
“I have really enjoyed the course – it has been a huge eye-opener. Recognising and taking charge of my state is really making a difference to me!”
The programme runs over seven weeks and covers a range of topics focused on wellness and performance. As well as specific strategies and practical tools you can use straight away, I provide you with the ‘back story’ with current neuroscience and research that offers an understanding of why the techniques work and how best to put them into practice.
You will get:
- Seven weekly video-based trainings including video and audio files for your convenience
- Handbook to accompany each topic in PDF format
- All tools and materials covered in the videos are fully outlined in the handbook
- Bonus lessons and downloads
- Email reminders weekly to help you stay on track and up to date.
Being an online series, it is packed with convenience – save travel time by watching and listening from your home or office and at the best time for you.
Usually $695 for the full series, all of this for just $350 for a limited time.
“It has given me a different perspective on stress/pressures and ways to cope with them internally to minimise their impact.”
The Balancing Act – Can You Really Have Success and Wellness? Yes.
I’ve noticed that sustainable success comes from our ability to balance both wellness and performance – and sometimes that can be pretty tricky. You can have one without the other, but that usually means you’re less fulfilled or happy overall because you’re either performing great but burning out and sacrificing your health, or your feeling well but not making much happen.
How do you get to the sweet spot of having both at the same time? How can you enjoy doing well and being well? This course gives you the map for having both.
The course will enable you to:
- Take stock of your goals, the bigger picture and what wellness and performance could look like for you
- Take charge of your stress response, feel more in control of your emotional responses and calmer and more confident overall
- Move out of a surviving or striving mind-set and into one of thriving
- Regain control of your time, your week and your sanity
- Develop your self-awareness and thus your ability to respond more consciously in all situations
- Reduce anxiety and be more resilient when the pressure is on or change is afoot
- Switch off from work, get a mental break and more fully recharge
- Experience more focus, energy and concentration
- Be more productive, get more done in less time, and celebrate successes
- Understand how your daily health habits can transform your performance and happiness levels
- Enjoy your day to day life more and more.
Designed for busy professionals but suited to any individual committed to better health and more enjoyment of life, this series is geared to help you understand how to get back in the driver’s seat – to enhance performance and health and get more satisfaction – at work and in life.
Course Participants Say:
I have thoroughly enjoyed the program and find myself implementing the tools and strategies and becoming more consistent with them as time goes on. Karen’s voice is very calming and the resources provided are fabulous. We all remind ourselves that we are too busy to do this kind of thing, but are we really? Highly recommended. Thank you Karen for this program and also your one on one coaching. Onwards and upwards.
I have really enjoyed the course – it has been a huge eye-opener. Recognising and taking charge of my state is really making a difference to me!
Stacey, Hawkes Bay
Taking ownership of my time and the strategies for leaving work and making time for play were fantastic for me. Previously, I have found that I would be mentally at work for hours (and weekends) after the conclusion of a working day which wasn’t very fair to my partner or myself. Even if I was at home, I would be grumpy and irritable because I really felt like I should still be working.
Marketing Manager, New Zealand
I definitely feel more in control. I’m more considered, and more productive as a consequence. The program contains lots of practical, immediately actionable tactics for you to regain control. Take the time to listen to Karen’s advice and take action – that sealed the deal for me.
Taking stock and setting goals for success
Take stock of the Whole You – at work and home. Where are you at in terms of your own wellness and performance? What really matters to you? Set goals for success.
Managing your state of mind
The key to daily resilience – understand the science of stress and gain practical tools and strategies that allow you to choose your state in any situation – including meetings, deadlines, presentations and even the horror-homework-hour with kids at home!
Myth-busting stress and beating it!
How to start breaking out of the beliefs and societal norms that hold our busy, stressed lives in the same cycle day after day, week after week.
Plus more strategies for managing your internal state, for more calm and brilliance.
Switching off from work
Break out of the grind with proven strategies for switching off and getting a mental break, unwinding and actually enjoying your downtime! These tools are also proven to improve productivity at work by 20%.
Taking control of your day
Gain strategies for feeling more in control of your day, owning your diary and prioritising. The art of delegation, managing expectations and even taming technology. You are in charge!
Foundation health habits
Do what athletes do – hit the reset button on how you look after your health day to day so you can stay on top of things and have more energy. These foundation health tips are at the heart of resilience, and help your body and mind to be in peak performance at work and at home.
Reframing challenges to build resilience
Learn how to reframe challenges, build mental resilience and use powerful questioning and language skills to re-train your brain into more habits that cultivate a resilient mindset.
“I feel in charge of my diary and my time for the first time in my life!”
Course Participants Say:
Before starting the course, I don’t think I fully appreciated some of the things I had been doing which have been negatively affecting my life, particularly around work life balance, and myths around how much time and how hard I should be working. Week by week Karen has equipped me with practical tactics to become a more productive and happier person. I also feel like this has had a BIG impact on my colleagues and partner, my environment just feels lighter! I’m more relaxed and achieving more everyday as a direct consequence of working through Karen’s resilience series.
Veronica Wrigley, Marketing Communications Manager, Auckland
I thoroughly enjoyed the online resilience course. It’s given me practical steps to manage my state of mind and access a winning attitude for everything I do. There are insights in the course that opened my eyes to myths and beliefs about stress. Having a seven week focus on becoming both more productive and more balanced has been powerful in itself. I would recommend this to anyone who feels stressed or overwhelmed and yet wants to succeed in the things that are important to them.
Nick Fowkes, Market Manager, Auckland
Actually identifying and really understanding what is going on and then having tools and strategies to make change has been wonderful. Stop and really take the time to figure yourself out. This could be the start of something very powerful.
Karen is an Expert Coach, Trainer and Speaker, working with individuals and businesses across a range of industries from professional services to non-profit and SMEs. Her corporate training background coupled with over nine years in private practice coaching individuals, she blends the ‘personal and the professional’ to help people be at their best and enjoy life. Karen’s career spans more than a dozen countries and the past 18 years have seen her working with a wide range of individuals to help them perform at work or be more resourceful in their life.
She has a business management degree and is a Master Practitioner of NLP (neuro linguistic programming). Her clients include individuals, sportspeople, business owners and organisations. Her focus on wellbeing grew out of determination to beat stress herself, and following many of her coaching clients struggling to de-stress, switch off from work and enjoy life.
When you register you will get access to:
- Seven weeks of training including video and audio files for your lifetime access
- Bonus lessons and downloads including development a daily meditation practice and how to make changes that stick
- A handbook to accompany each topic in PDF format
- All tools and materials covered in the videos are fully outlined in the handbook, nothing is left out.
- Email reminders each week to help you stay on track and up to date with the latest lesson.
Usually NZD$695 for the series, for just NZD$350 you can take charge today.
A final word
I know from my own journey out of stress that when you’re in the thick of it, feeling overwhelmed, rushed, busy, shattered, bordering on burnout or just plain knackered, the thought of trying to fit in a seven week course can seem insane, or at least just another pressure to have to do something else, find time for it and even feel remotely interested when you’d rather use a spare hour to sleep, slob in front of Netflix or lie in the garden staring at the sky (this used to be one of my sanity-go-to’s!).
The thing is, it’s a dangerous trap because not taking new and different action keeps you in the same cycle. It’s a twee but true adage that change begins at the end of your comfort zone – and believe it or not, where you’re at now is your comfort zone. It might be uncomfortable and annoying and stressful, but it is your current comfort zone. It’s familiar, known and all you can manage right now. I totally get it. However, the reality is that blobbing out or avoiding a new activity like this course or a yoga class or whatever you might be contemplating is staying in your comfort zone. It’s keeping the status quo because it’s too hard, scary or daunting to make a change, even a seemingly small one.
Here’s the other thing. It can actually feel like if you add one more thing to your day or your week, you might actually break. And that is a scary feeling.
It’s that feeling I want to encourage you to overcome and override – and not let it stop you. You won’t break. You might feel really stretched at times or you might find you’re kicking yourself one day thinking ‘Why did I sign up for this? What was I thinking?!’ In the next moment, remember that you did it because you were choosing you. And when you’re not used to choosing you, and when you’re used to choosing other people, trying to keep others happy and not letting them down, and getting done what you want to get done – and all those things that keep us in the stress cycle – it takes time after time after time to keep coming back to you and what you need. It is not an overnight job.
You won’t break, but there’s a good chance you will have a breakthrough.
And then there’s toleration. We get really good at tolerating stuff. We tolerate the worn out dish-brush at the sink because we never quite get around to writing it on the shopping list (even though we use that brush every day and get frustrated by it every time we wash the dishes). We tolerate the seatbelt rubbing against our neck and our good silk blouse because we haven’t quite got around to buying a $20 wrap for the seatbelt (they are a Godsend, I swear). We tolerate the way our colleague hands us work with unnecessarily short deadlines because he is constantly disorganised, instead of speaking up and pushing back and forcing him to get his sweet s#*t together. We tolerate being stressed and worn out and pressured and totally fed up because we don’t know where to start, we never have the time to take a pause and it’s just too hard.
So my friend, this is the moment to seize for YOURSELF. To say:
I am going to find one hour this week, and next week and the week after, for ME. For me to take care of me. For me to learn, to try some new tools, and to take one tiny step at a time to climb my way out of this stress soup I’m in. Because I bloody well deserve it and my life is short enough without having it feel even shorter because I am flying along at break-neck speed like a summertime mosquito.
I want my life back. I want calm. I want to actually enjoy my work day, my week … hell I want to enjoy my life again.
All you need to do right now is decide when you’re going to spend that hour for yourself. A Thursday evening? Saturday morning? One morning before work and go in slightly later? After your Sunday afternoon yoga class? Straight after the kids leave in the morning on a Tuesday? Find an hour you can make yours. Then put it in your diary – both diaries if you run a personal one and a work one. Claim the space.
Now decide what you’re going to do with that hour – maybe it’s this course (register here🙂 ) and maybe it’s something else. But go do it, dear one. Go do it for you.
“I definitely feel more in control. I’m more considered, and more productive as a consequence.”