Therapy for Business Leaders
Improve Leadership Skills with EQ
for Executives and Business Managers
Therapy for Business and Tech Professionals
Managers and leaders have a lot on their plates. Teams, customers, and higher ups are consistently expecting you at your best. The burden of providing quick and effective decisions, answers to complicated questions, solutions to complicated problems, guidance, vision, and inspiration all rest on your shoulders.
Research shows that while knowing your industry well is an important part of the role, knowing yourself well is also necessary in your development as a leader.
Whether you're in the management role of your dreams or working toward it, it's never too late or too early to start improving your leadership skills by getting to know your emotional self as much as you might have come to know your rational self. Doing this can help with:
More inclusive work culture and team morale
Managing your team through transitions
Your own career development
Even if you're focused on a project or product rather than managing a team of people, building relationships continues to be needed at various stages of your work. Gathering support, outsourcing aspects beyond your skillset, collaborating on innovative ideas, enticing investors, and selling your product all require people skills.
Having people skills is a big part of being an effective and respected leader.
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) has been shown to be an important tool in getting the job done. This has always been the case, but in the modern workforce, strong EQ is looked upon as a necessity in order to remain competitive at your level.
One way to strengthen or build EQ is to connect to your emotions, understand and accept them, and build a relationship with them in which you're able to manage your reactions without condemning them. Therapy can help you build these relationships and work through the barriers that have been keeping you from doing so on your own.
When in positions of leadership, your emotions may be triggered without you even consciously realizing it. Therapy can also help you address those triggers and develop a deeper sense of knowing yourself so that those triggers impact you less and less over time.
Leaders are likely to experience:
Frustration when your expectations go unmet
Guilt or shame if you feel you've let your team down
Anxiety or fear when conflict erupts among employees or colleagues
Stress and overwhelm trying to hold the tension between those who report to you and those you report to
Apathy or avoidance when facing a high-risk decision
These emotions, if suppressed or left ignored, will come out in the form of mismanagement, miscommunication, aggressive or passive aggressive engagement with employees, and stress in your personal life.
You may struggle with making big decisions or improving team morale if you're not aware of some of your own quirks (we all have them), what interrupts your rational mind, and even simply what your style of management is in the first place.
Communication Skills for Leaders and Executives
Your team relies on your to communicate effectively, which can look and sound a lot different depending on the person you're talking to.
While you're not expected to cater your communication to every individual you work with, knowing how each of your team members best receives instruction, feedback, and appreciation can go a long way.
One of the best ways to increase your ability to attune to others is to increase your ability to attune to yourself. Understanding the inner conflicts that occur within you can eliminate the occurrence of projection, frustration, and feeling like you're not being understood.
Improved communication skills can also help reduce conflict among your team and improve overall company culture.
Conflict Resolution Skills for Executives
While reducing conflict with improved leadership is a good goal to have, learning how to best manage conflict shouldn't get left behind. Some degree of conflict is inevitable when you put stressed people together to get more stressed. And as a human, your emotions are bound to get brought into the conflict, whether you realize it or not.
If you respond emotionally to conflict as a leader, you may escalate it. Being able to ground yourself and identify where you own emotions are activated can strengthen your skills and reduce your own stress.
So whether you're in the corner office or striving for it, improving your EQ can help you succeed. Therapy is a personalized way for you to do this by taking a look at your own inner mapping, the way you talk to yourself, the way you view yourself in the world, and what activates your emotions.
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Here are the answers to some of your more burning questions:
- I offer online video therapy for adult residents of California
- I am not in-network with insurance but can provide monthly superbills for reimbursement
- My fee per session is $200
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