10. Cultivating Presence with Elaine Sano

Seniors' Care Matters show

Summary: In today’s episode, Elaine shares 3 leadership challenges and how practicing presence can help you manage yourself and your situations more effectively.<br> In this episode:<br> Elaine and I talk about three key leadership challenges: decision making, building trust, and being innovative, especially as we continue in uncharted territory with COVID-19.<br> <br> In this episode you’ll learn more about:<br> <br> * Using brainpower to build resilience<br> * Learning about your brain’s two binary systems, and how to get them to play nice together<br> * How accessing the lower brain can be a strong pathway to being more present<br> * How to stay out of the drama, and the stress that causes<br> * How to practice “presencing”<br> <br> So that you can feel more confident in your decisions, built trust within yourself and others, and tap into your creativity so you can be more innovative.<br> Guest Info:<br> Elaine’s consulting and coaching experience harnesses over 20 years practicing as a Naturopathic Doctor.  She implements a unique creative process that intersects science, relationship and contemplative wisdom.<br> <br> Elaine’s design is a synthesis. Quantum Science, Systems Theory, and Eastern Philosophies become her lens to the emergent field. It is an inquiry-action approach that opens the possibility for alchemical change. Individuals reorient their mind &amp; body flow of energies to the sate of presence. The value becomes foundational for confident choices, innovation and clarity of purpose.<br> <br> Clients include executives &amp; teams from Deloitte, Gillette, PWC, EY and professionals of the Artistic, Scientific, Financial, Legal, Global Not For Profit Sectors.<br> <br> Elaine’s speaking titles include: Resilience, Mindful Leader, The Zen of Power, The Currency of the Heart and The Art of Listening. Her academics include an Honours Degree in Psychology, and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine; her research has been published in the Journal of General Psychology. Her continuing studies include Organizational Relationships &amp; Systems Coaching (ICF Certification) and Mindfulness. She recently completed a 6 year apprenticeship in Shamanic &amp; Contemplative Sciences of both East and West.<br> <br> Elaine sits on the Board of Camphill Communities, ON: an Anthroposophical lineage of communities for individuals living with diverse disability.<br> <br>  <br> <br>  <br> Resources:<br> Elaine's Contact Info:<br> <br> <a href="http://www.elainesano.com">—ElaineSano.com</a><br> <br> —<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaine-sano-nd-orscc-icf-08816913/">LinkedIn</a><br> <br> Click the link below to receive weekly updates and stay informed about new Seniors’ Care Matters podcast episodes!<br> <br> <a href="http://eepurl.com/gmA_JX">http://eepurl.com/gmA_JX</a><br> Transcript:<br> Intro (00:00): Welcome to Seniors' Care Matters, part of the qodpod Network. Each week, Seniors' Care Matters provides inspiring interviews and insights to help you lead, connect and engage with your teams and your residents' families. We focus on ways to enhance your leadership approach and presence with practical tips to build a relational culture and create breakthrough results. And now here's your host for Seniors Care Matters, Deborah Bakti.<br> <br> Deb (00:30): I remember growing up and my dad had two favorite sayings. One was, well, you get freedom with responsibility, which I think was his way of saying no to things. And the other was - just be in the moment. And that was usually when I was complaining about something not going my way or worried about some upcoming event, not going my way. And that was when life was much more simple than it feels now. I think we could all do with a little bit more presencing. This is a term I hadn't heard of before, until my conversation with today's guest.