The importance of focus has never been greater than it is today. Or seemingly harder to achieve. The technology we enjoy allows us unprecedented productivity through easy access to information, ideas, and individuals. It also has the undesired effect of overwhelming us with too much information and fracturing our focus.
We live in the age of distraction - where the steady and abundant input from multiple devices, programs, apps and social media connections turns into a fog of distraction.
Taking breaks to recharge and refocus the mind is important for everyone, but for introverts, in particular, occasional pauses are crucial to maintaining productivity and positive well-being at work. According to Cain, an introvert is likely to feel overwhelmed and ultimately burned out if he or she is dealing with constant environmental stimulants and digital distractions.
Through a highly engaging and experiential workshop, learn why we are so easily distracted, what’s going on inside our brain, what’s at stake if we don’t manage this and a variety of simple techniques to better manage our focus at work and in life.
About the guest speaker:
Scott is a mindfulness coach and trainer, who helps make the invisible visible for his clients. He has his CPHR and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. Using a mix of clear metaphors, powerful experiences, and simple practices, he is passionate about helping leaders at all levels to transform their world from the inside-out through mindful awareness and the power of choice. He was previously the National Leader of HR for one of Canada’s largest employee-owned engineering and science consulting organizations. Scott is happily married to Meghan, is an engaged father of a 10-yr old son (Noah) and 8-year old daughter (Kayla). He is a constant reader, avid mountain biker, passionate espresso maker and lover of craft-brewed IPA’s.