The guest for today’s podcast is Lola Gershfeld, an expert in Corporate Emotional Connection. We have discussed the importance of emotional connection and how it can help to create strong relationships within a non-profit or a corporation. Lola explained her EmC process and how it has benefited the organizations she worked with.
In this episode:
- [01:58] How Lola Gershfeld got started with the EmC process
- [05:27] What science of attachment is and why building connection is so important
- [09:00] Ways to use EMC strategy in nonprofits and organizations where leadership is generally lonely
- [17:44] Steps you can take to shift from a negative to a positive cycle
- [25:07] Why slowing things down is vital within a team dynamic – and how a “Slow Motion Camera” strategy works
- [30:34] Tips to build better board engagement and emotional connection across boards
“Emotion is the most powerful thing in the room. It’s also the most powerful agent of change if you want to help people work better together, and lead better boards dynamics and more board cultures. You’ve got to address people’s emotions and then learn how to work with them.” – Lola Gershfeld
“It is so important, as a leader, to create that emotional safety within yourself, but also within your team.” – Haley Cooper
“Emotional connection is like a gift that keeps on giving. When people are emotionally connected, they start to support each other, validate each other, recognize each other, create together, coordinate, and share information like never before.” – Lola Gershfeld
“I look at the interaction as a dance and emotion is the music of the dance. In order for us to dance together, to do the same music, we have to change the music.” – Lola Gershfeld
Order your copy of the book Emotional Connection, By Lola Gershfeld and Ramin Sedehi to develop the language to describe, acknowledge, and address emotions in the workplace using a proven and systemic approach absent in most other EI strategies.
CONNECT WITH LOLA
Lola Gershfeld is the founder of EmC Leaders, an organizational psychologist, and a Corporate Emotional Connection expert. She is a developer of the Emotional Connection process – or EmC – and the author of ‘Emotional Connection, The EmC Strategy,’ and her new book, ‘The Culture of Connection.’ Dr. Gershfeld has worked with over 700 cases helping organizations, teams, and individuals to thrive.
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CONNECT WITH HALEY
Haley is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Certified Stress Management Coach, and Certified EmC train the trainer. She is the Founder of The Savvy Fundraiser, a nonprofit consulting and coaching business. She has worked in both small and large nonprofit teams in the human services, homelessness, and youth sectors; and she specializes in the EmC process, nonprofit leadership, board development, and fundraising. Haley is a passionate, impact-driven, experienced nonprofit professional whose mission is to empower, elevate and engage nonprofit leaders to build healthy, thriving organizations.