Lis Faenza is simply awesome. Author of the ‘Nemesis’ trilogy and the ‘Infidel’ series, as well as The Energy Bucket and various White Papers, hypnotherapist and mentor, with various degrees including two at Masters level, Lis also mentors CEO’s and managers on the importance of their personal health and energy to productivity.
I listened to Lis speak recently and had that great experience of having what I felt to be true validated, extended and turned into a real life case study.
In a nutshell, we need people to bring positive energy to work. All too often, we experience the opposite from our colleagues. What Lis showed us is that there is now solid research to show how each of us is affected by positive and negative attitudes and emotions in people around us, and even at a distance.
Our feelings create emotions, which we now know affect the state of our DNA, which affects our energy levels. This affects our feelings – and so it continues. DNA curls up and shuts down with negative emotions, and it’s contagious! Positive emotions have the opposite effect.
So all of us need to recognise the impact we are having on those in our teams, companies, families – and take responsibility for challenging negativity.
In one under-performing team, Lis carried out an ‘energy audit’ and ran some workshops about all of this, which clearly motivated them to decide to change – urgently. She helped them to create a new vision for the future. Then a month later she updated the energy audit, and, without having done anything more than create this positive vision, everything had changed!
Everyone had got excited about managing their own energy, they were literally bringing energy buckets into the office (with fruit, water etc), and decided to have a ‘bucket meeting’ once a month to discuss energy and strategies for keeping it positive. And the team became one of the top performing ones in the company.
Hugh Todd has attended several presentations by Elisabetta L Faenza