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Connection - advanced

Join this program and start building the skill of connection. Learn the basics, have insightful conversations, and use evidence-based daily habits to reinforce the fundamental sub-skills necessary for mastery.
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  • Includes 1 webinar, and extra resources
  • Includes daily practice: 3 habits + 3 conversations
  • Total time investment = 3,5 hours, 3-6 weeks
Soft skills are everything

Why you should follow this program

We're social creatures.

It's true: our brains are wired to connect. Even at rest, we activate a network that promotes understanding and empathy for others.

So what does this mean for you? It means that interactions with friends, family, community members—even strangers—can provide us with a sense of connectedness. The benefits of maintaining strong social relationships extend from chronic disease prevention to increased longevity. Evidence has demonstrated that social connection can help people maintain a healthy body mass index, manage blood sugar, improve cancer survival, decrease depressive symptoms, and improve overall mental health.In one study, researchers analyzed data from over 300,000 individuals and found that stronger relationships increased the likelihood of survival by 50%. Weak social relationships posed an even higher risk of death than physical inactivity and obesity.

Transform Relationship Dynamics

Dive into the intricacies of human relationships as our program guides you through the renowned "Drama Triangle" model by Stephen Karpman. Gain a deep understanding of unhealthy dynamics and equip yourself with the tools to analyze conflicts in your life. By taking responsibility and applying conflict management techniques, you'll empower yourself to step out of destructive patterns, fostering healthier and more fulfilling connections.

Holistic Wellbeing Focus

Beyond the workplace, our program emphasizes the importance of holistic wellbeing by encouraging you to set and pursue non-work-related goals. Discover the transformative impact of incorporating personal aspirations into your daily routine, creating a balanced and supportive environment within your team. The #OneSimpleThing approach ensures that non-work goals receive the same level of attention and commitment as professional objectives, fostering a culture that values each team member's overall wellbeing.

Enhance Emotional Intelligence

Elevate your communication skills with the revolutionary "emotional replay" technique, based on techniques related to Emotional Intelligence. Learn to express subjective emotions objectively, creating a bridge for understanding and trust. Dive into concepts like the "Ladder of Inference" from Chris Argyris, enabling you to navigate complex emotional landscapes with clarity. The program empowers you to enhance relationships by decoding and effectively communicating emotions, ultimately fostering a more emotionally intelligent and connected community.

Personalized Growth

Elevate personal and professional growth through a unique blend of relationship dynamics, holistic wellbeing, and emotional intelligence, creating a transformative experience tailored to your individual needs.

Master the skill of connection (advanced)

Build the skill, by mastering the sub-skills first.
After the kick-start webinar, you will practice building tiny habits (so small you will have no reason not to do it) in the workflow or in your personal life. You will build this skill habit-by-habit, conversation-by-conversation, focusing on 3 sub-skills.

Sub-skill 1

Week 1 - 2 

Step out of unhealthy relationships dynamics

Use the "Drama Triangle" model to analyze a relevant conflict in your life and take steps toward resolving it.
#StephenKarpman #conflictmanagement #takeresponsibility

Sub-skill 2

Week 3  - 4  

Talk about wellbeing

Identify a non-work goal for everyone on your team and follow up just as you would with any work-related goals.
#goalsetting #check-in conversations #OneSimpleThing

Sub-skill 3

Week 5 - 6 

Replay your emotions

Use the "emotional replay" technique to express your subjective emotions in an objective manner, thus using them to build trust and improve relationships.
#EmotionalIntelligence #EmotionalReplay #LadderofInference #ChrisArgyris

Meet your trainer

At the kickstart of your 3-6 week skills development program, you will follow a webinar delivered by Nils Maes, co-founder of SkillsGym Health. Here are a few things you might like to know about him:

Nils' background

Nils is a versatile individual who began his journey as a professional athlete, excelling as a ballet dancer at the London and Paris Opera houses before honing his skills in martial arts during a two-year stint at a Sports University in China. Transitioning from athleticism, he ventured into entrepreneurship, owning a gym for two years before leveraging his expertise to spearhead the well-being programs for SkillsGym Health at SkillsGym two years ago.

Personal life

Nils embodies the principles of our SkillsGym Health programs in his daily life. His routine includes tailored workouts, breathwork, and cold exposure, leveraging his expertise as a certified Wim Hof instructor. Additionally, he prioritizes quality time with his partner Sarah and his son. To maintain his sanity, Nils seeks solace in nature in his beloved 4x4, preferably exploring the wilderness in Alaska.

20+ years of impact

SkillsGym Health uses the same habit-focused method that has become synonymous with SkillsGym's approach. This method has assisted numerous world-class organizations such as Samsung, Deloitte, and Ikea, along with thousands of managers and their teams, in enhancing their soft skills. Now, SkillsGym extends its expertise by offering programs designed to expedite the mastery of 50 essential leadership, team, and well-being skills.

Fun fact

Fun fact about Nils: Despite his reputation as a disciplined athlete committed to his daily routine, he also embraces the 70% rule for building a healthy lifestyle. Nils believes in sticking to good habits 70% of the time while indulging in less healthy choices for the remaining 30%, adding balance and flexibility to his approach. We'll leave it up to him to share more about that 30% in his programs!

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