Dr. Shaifali Sandhya
Life-Coaching and Intercultural Relationships
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Executive Coaching Chicago
Dr. Sandhya is an internationally-recognized expert in interpersonal relationships and diversity issues in professional environments who helps equip C-Suite executives with essential psychological capacities to inspire management teams and improve performance.
Her expertise in the field of cross-cultural dynamics (featured in The New York Times, US News & World Report, NPR and PBS) is drawn from long experience in private practice, lecturing, conducting original field research, and publishing both academic papers and an internationally best-selling book.
This deep understanding of challenges in the workplace is put to work assisting teams as they articulate needs, negotiate productively, and achieve consensus. Professionals in organizations such as Mckinsey, Apple, and Google, as well as industry leaders in the areas of law, architecture, and technology have sought our services to assist their employees and leadership in some of the following domains:
1. Creating positive and less-reactive peer dynamics
2. Handling loss and bereavement
3. Managing stress in high-calibre sales professional
4. Enhancing productivity, satisfaction and performance
5. Assistance in charting work-life balance
6. Defining corporate culture following mergers and acquisitions
Do your executives possess the necessary psychological capacities to collaborate and succeed? Can your leadership drive compassion with values to inspire shared accountability and performance-focused teams?
We utilize well-established assessment practices and have brought this coaching service to organizations, employee development and executive talent development. Whether you are implementing an organizational assessment, developing your executives, identifying rising stars for future succession needs, or hiring new talent, we identify various levels of training to build a culture of inclusion and enhanced productivity for your employees through these workshops.
Reducing Stress in the Workplace
Stress is one of the biggest problems we face in the workplace today leading to reduced productivity and increased absenteeism. This workshop will provide employees with 1. how stress affects productivity and 2. how to identify stress. This workshop will also provide participants with tools to manage their own stress.
Enhancing Communication in the Workplace
Every time people interact, there is an opportunity to build or damage a relationship. Improving the quality of relationships in the workplace can enhance productivity and reduce conflict. Although organizational leaders are aware that they need to communicate effectively, they don’t always know how to put this expectation into practice. This session will outline tips and suggestions to help participants become strategic regarding what, how, when, where, and why they communicate, and common communication pitfalls.
Managing Difficult Behavior in the Workplace
In the course of the work day, leaders may encounter people or situations that result in feelings of being anxious, frustrated, or angry. This workshop will review strategies for helping leaders manage difficult situations with people, in an effective and constructive manner.
Effective Conflict Resolution Skills
Learning how to constructively resolve conflicts and manage anger in the workplace can help to build a healthy and productive work environment. This workshop will focus on cooperative conflict resolution, how to manage our own anger, and how to deal with an angry co-worker. Participants will learn strategies by reviewing case studies and practicing new skills through group exercises.
Creating a Culture of Inclusion
The nature of what constitute a workplace and who comprises the workplace is changing rapidly and this requires us to develop new skills. Appreciating differences – whether they stem from ethnicity, generational status, sexual orientation, or a host of other variables – requires us to move beyond our fears and prejudices in order to create a shared culture of respect.
Mental Health in the Workplace
This workshop is designed to promote awareness of common mental health concerns, and introduce strategies for handling mental illness effectively within the work environment. This interactive workshop will provide knowledge transfer and skills development while enabling shared understanding and expectations regarding mental health at work. Participants will leave with confidence in knowing how to address mental health issues with colleagues and how to be a supportive co-worker. With increasing legislation regarding mental health at work, and a company’s responsibility to their employees, this is a highly relevant workshop that will beneficial within any industry.
Substance Abuse Awareness
This workshop will focus on evidence-based knowledge transfer, awareness building, and skill development for substance use and abuse. Participants will learn to identify symptoms of substance abuse and dependency and will understand individual and company responsibilities and obligations. The workshop will allow participants to discuss, and practice skills.
Creating Work-Life Balance
Many of us feel overwhelmed by competing work and family demands. This session will help participants identify their key work/life stressors, clarify their values, and develop skills and strategies to effectively prioritize their time and energy.
Coping with Grief and Loss
Coping with grief and loss is painful for everyone; the effects of losses can seep into the workplace.
Bereaved people may experience a wide range of feelings, and they may be astonished by how long the grieving process lasts. Bereaved people may also feel overwhelmed and it is difficult to go back to work or to carry out the usual tasks of everyday life. This seminar focuses on understanding and dealing with loss. Following this, participants will be better able to:
Understand the process people go through when faced with a personal loss
Identify normal grief reactions
Find out when and how to get help dealing with loss
Manage feelings that accompany loss
Be supportive of loved ones who are coping with grief and loss