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Staying connected - basic

Join this program and start building the skill of staying connected. 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

What did you experience during the months of work-from-home during the pandemic? I'm guessing that you were not alone. According to research, at least 40% of people felt emotionally and mentally disconnected, and the number was much higher for employees than managers. Inevitable, you would think? Not according to research amongst seasoned remote workers! 

These people are aware that feeling connected requires a conscious effort. It's the direct result of intention, meaningful conversations, and focusing on where you find purpose. And it goes much further than attending the occasional virtual drink - as you will have experienced for yourself!

Optimizing Existing Tools for Effective Collaboration

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the plethora of communication tools available? Our program begins by helping you assess the tools you currently have at your disposal and whether you're utilizing them to their full potential. By conducting a comprehensive analysis, you'll gain valuable insights into which tools best suit your team's needs and how to leverage them more effectively. Whether it's project management software, collaborative platforms, or communication channels, you'll learn how to align them with your team's workflows and objectives. Through targeted strategies and practical tips, you'll unlock the full capabilities of your existing tools, paving the way for smoother collaboration, improved efficiency, and enhanced productivity. Say goodbye to underutilized resources and hello to a more streamlined and cohesive team environment where every tool serves a purpose and drives success.

Transforming Groups into Teams

Have you ever been part of a group that felt more like a collection of individuals rather than a cohesive team? Our program is designed to change that. Through targeted exercises and strategies, you'll discover how to cultivate strong team dynamics and foster a sense of unity among team members. By transforming your group into a highly cohesive team, you'll unlock new levels of synergy, creativity, and performance, achieving goals you never thought possible.

Nurturing Meaningful Social Connections

In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to neglect the importance of social connections. Yet, these connections are crucial not only for our personal well-being but also for our professional success. In this program, you'll take the time to reflect on the quality and quantity of your social connections. By making a conscious effort to invest in these relationships, you'll not only deepen existing connections but also forge new ones. The result? A stronger support system, increased resilience, and a greater sense of fulfillment both in and out of the workplace.

Empowering Personal Growth

Beyond the practical skills and strategies, our program offers something even more valuable: personal growth. By engaging with the material and participating in interactive sessions, you'll embark on a journey of self-discovery and development. You'll uncover your strengths, identify areas for improvement, and learn how to leverage both to become a more effective communicator, leader, and team player. With newfound confidence and skills, you'll be better equipped to navigate challenges, seize opportunities, and thrive in today's dynamic and interconnected world.

Master the skill of staying connected (basic)

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 

Make good use of tools for staying connected

Be intentional in designing how you work together as a team, and begin to solve your inefficiencies and frustrations by aligning on how and when to communicate.
#StayingConnected #Tools #CommunicationPyramid #SynchronousversusAsynchronousCommunication

Sub-skill 2

Week 3  - 4  

Create a team out of a group of people

Fix team dynamics to create a highly cohesive and effective "groupy" team.
#AnnieMurphyPaul #TheExtendedMind #LearnTogether #TrainTogether #FeelTogether #EngageinRitualsTogether

Sub-skill 3

Week 5 - 6 

Make social connections

Reflect on the quantity and quality of your social connections, and make a plan to invest in them more.
#DanielLevitin #SuccessfulAging #Loneliness #SocialConnection

Meet your trainer

At the kickstart of your 3-6 week skills development program, you will follow a webinar delivered by Sarah Cherif, founder and CEO of SkillsGym. Here are a few things you might like to know about her:

Sarah's background

Sarah began her career at the University of Ghent with degrees in child education and philosophy, quickly realizing her passion for teaching. Faced with the challenge of helping seasoned leaders develop soft skills without any prior corporate experience, she turned this disadvantage into a strength by creating evidence-based, sure-proof plans to build strong soft skills through habit formation and impactful conversations.

Personal life

Sarah's roots are Belgian and Tunesian, and she partially grew up in Washington DC. She currently lives in Belgium with her partner Nils (who is co-founder of SkillsGym Health), and has a dog named Lizzy.

20+ years of impact

Together with her SkillsGym team, Sarah has helped numerous world-class organizations like Samsung, Deloitte, Ikea... and thousands of managers and their teams improve their soft skills. SkillsGym now offers programs to accelerate the mastery of 50 essential leadership, team and well-being skills.

Fun fact

Sarah tests all the habits and conversations in the SkillsGym offer herself; that's more than 200+ habits and 200+ conversations. Most of them have become second nature. Yet, as you'll learn in the webinars, she isn't shy to talk about the failures and frustrations along the way.

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