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From Mental Health, divine femininity to anti-social social media habits, women in business are talking about it all.
Simone Grace Seol, is a Korean-born, multi-millionaire Life and Marketing Coach who in response to the burgeoning ‘cancel culture’, is giving women the courage to stand up and speak about topics with emotional intelligence and grace. “We don’t have to think or desire or work alike to prize each other, or to learn from each other, or to be allied in our work. The difference in our make-up also points to the differences in our respective gifts and perspectives. Solving complex problems requires not one solitary hero (a toxic myth) but a team, a network, a community” – a timely reminder for us all to lead with compassion, understanding and consideration for the views and beliefs of others, while viewing diversity as one of nature’s greatest wonders, as opposed to an irritation deserving of being extinguished.
Short of ideas on what to discuss?
Here’s a list of Top 10 Trending Topics to help you on your way:
1. Mental Health
2. Abolishing Money-hierarchy
3. Trusting the unknown
4. Coming to terms with Judgment
5. To hustle or not to hustle
6. Working from home
7. Gender-specific roles in Society
8. Being Anti-social Social Media
9. Selling without selling
10. Dropping the drama and focusing on things that matter!
Now that you know what to talk about, you may be wondering how you’re going to broach the subject with your audience and facilitate an amicable, meaningful conclusion to the discussion. Let’s get some help:
Stefanie Bruns is a Quantum Psychologist, Business Mentor and mother of 4, with over 20 years of experience coaching High-achievers using methods that others might call a little crazy – “but that’s the sparkle of the omniverse that we are here to discover” – Stefanie enlightens us.
“We live in a time of shifts and transition, and every perspective deserves to be heard in order to tap into a common frequency. Compromises have to be made, but with reflection, we can open up our heart frequencies to better understand each other.” As we strive for a better understanding of ourselves and others, it becomes clear that few topics of discussion are underpinned by anything more than a variance of perspectives. In this new era, we move collectively into higher consciousness. By raising your level of consciousness, you support this beautiful transition tremendously. Leading conversations with this in mind makes for infinitely smoother sailing.
If respecting perspectives is half the challenge, then understanding the level of consciousness and the associated needs of all involved is surely the other; “If you reflect on the needs of you and your discussion partner, the whole conversation has the opportunity to shift to another level of consciousness, therefore your energy frequencies” adds Stefanie. And she is not alone in her thinking: “Taking time to reflect on the other person’s thoughts or opinions is essential. If you don’t know their view, ask them. Getting clarity from them expresses your desire to understand their thoughts and feelings. Remember to hold a mindset of empathy and understanding. Coming to the table with authentic compassion and consideration goes a long way.” – Michelle Beltran.
Michelle Beltran, a Best-selling author, globally celebrated Intuitive Expert, Transformation Trailblazer, and Spiritual Teacher, sheds light on the opportunity that the past two years have brought for a new consciousness in conversation: “The Pandemic brought a massive wave of employee-releasing in the workforce. As we forge forward, there is an unprecedented opportunity to redefine the workforce and infuse new talent and unique perspectives. Organizations are diversifying by hiring all genders from various unexplored geographic locations, diverse cultures and backgrounds.”
It appears that the flood of diversification may be ushering in a new era of balance, introducing fresh perspectives and prompting a rethinking of the ways of old – “it has helped us make better, more informed decisions, problem solve, ask better questions and devise effective solutions”, adds Beltran.
While the consideration of differing opinions and experiences is essential to a harmonious co-existence, we must also remember to enter discussions from a place of personal integrity. Leah Steele, Author, Podcaster, Paradigm Shifter and Holistic Wealth Strategist, draws attention to the fact that “we cannot communicate effectively when we are out of alignment with the highest version of ourselves. Taking personal inventory each day is a powerful practice that creates the foundation for us to serve others. When we commit to radical self-responsibility and accountability in relation to showing up for ourselves and our clients we are truly able to make a difference in the world. Maintaining self-awareness about where we are in or out of alignment and committing to continue doing better is the key to creating environments of stability and trust.” From this place of alignment and self-accountability, we are better equipped to explore the art of meaningful verbal exchange.
If ever a time has warranted more open, honest discussion, it’s now. We find ourselves in uncharted waters, and if we are to find our collective direction as a society, it’s up to all of us to broach the difficult topics, welcome the difficult conversations and move forward with a willingness to listen and to learn from each other. If we can all take a page from Simone Grace Seol’s book, by acting with emotional intelligence and grace, we may just steer this ship back to the harbor, leaving the days of confusion and trivial disagreement to sink beneath the waves of history.