This is the three-part
workshop where we invite you to explore tough love – feedback as a courageous
act of care and love.
The ability to offer and graciously receive feedback can be challenging. Yet we believe it is essential for not only personal and organisational transformation, but also as means to healthier relationships, and societal engagement and transformation.
In the sessions to come we will focus on personal and interpersonal experiences and understanding of what tough love means to you, and the place of feedback in the larger context of societal engagement and transformation. At the end of the course you will be able to:
· better understand your inner world as it relates to feedback and imagine how we might better embrace it going forward;
· better articulate what skilful feedback looks and feels like; have a sense for when it is timely; and could help you to tap into its transformative nature;
· understand our personal power to influence larger systems through tough love and feedback.
Offering and receiving feedback can be difficult – yet so necessary when we want to influence. So, what gets in the way? Why is it important? What does it mean to you? How do you know when it is in service of others?
As we engage with these and other questions, we will explore and grow our ability to speak our inner truth in service of ourselves, and others; expand our ability to listen to our inner wisdom; invite and stay open to the viewpoints of others.
We will start with exploring ways of nurturing tough love in ourselves.
From there we will continue to explore the power of feedback in relationships.
Finally, we will examine this power focusing on its role in the larger systems such as organisations and societies.
Our method will be to inquiry into:
Our beliefs and assumptions about tough love and giving and receiving feedback. We will consider and engage in how we can improve getting clearer about our intentions when engaging in tough love and realising those intentions in a skillful ways.
Our experiences of skillful feedback and unpick how it looks and feels to experience it. We will consider and engage in how we can improve our ability to engage in timely feedback and tap into its power.
Our ability to engage in feedback with larger systems through which we can shape and direct what is going on around us.
is a leadership development coach and consultant, working with for profit and non-profit leaders to embrace transformational change and inspiring vision; think strategically, systemically and contextually; and build relationships, collaborating across diversity while engaging in mutual decision-making in organisations they lead and in the lives they live.
Alevtina held management and
senior leadership positions for nearly two decades in the mining and commodities
trading industries. She has held roles leading Financial and Commercial teams
ranging from 2 to 70 people spanning cultures, backgrounds and locations across
the globe. She has lead and participated in multiple change and
transformational initiatives such as post-merge integration and systems and
organisational redesign. She is a global nomad who worked and lived on three
continents and in five countries, currently calls Singapore her home.