Dr. Noushin Bayat on Wellness, Wisdom & Leadership
Mental wellness is at the heart of effective leadership. And the ability to engage wellness at any given moment - regardless of our emotional state - is foundational when it comes to leading ourselves, our teams and organizations with clarity, creativity and innovation through the maze of complexity and disruption that defines our personal and professional lives today.
Yet, as leaders, we often forget how to lead with wellness when we are caught up in cycles of stress, anxiety, overwhelm and confusion. So we overthink and push through, or take our agitated states of mind so seriously that we forget the innate wisdom and wellness that is at the core of who we are as human beings.
I work with individuals and teams to understand the neuroscience that drives their reactive mind, and build a strong foundation of self leadership and psychological agility -- from which individuals start to experience their innate core of wellness that is unshakable, regardless of any external circumstance.
From this state, capabilities such as mental clarity, emotional intelligence, executive presence, effective communication and openness to collaboration are innately and authentically developed and expressed.
This engagement of wellness actually expands our capacity and capability to face the overload of information and disruption, instead of contracting with fear or denial.
In my experience, leaders today are often facing impossibly complex never before seen situations that require not only innovative, collaborative and creative decision making, but also a personal sense of resiliency and psychological agility.
Leaders today are at an impasse. The high levels of complexity in their places of work is bringing about experiences of stress, overwhelm and confusion like never before. Leaders can no longer rely on only their own expertise to lead the way.
More and more, they need to develop facilitative and collaborative skills to engage their teams to develop innovative solutions to their complex challenges.
As the days of "hero-leadership" blend into "post-heroic leadership," individual leaders benefit greatly from 1:1 coaching sessions to practice and strengthen these new skills.
What gets in the way of effectively facilitating and collaborating with an increasingly diverse workforce is emotional reactivity, frustration and overwhelm.
My coaching approach draws on the basics of neuroscience to support leaders in understanding the root cause of their emotional experiences and strengthen their psychological agility in order to meet their challenges with wisdom, insight and wellbeing.
This foundational strength lies at the heart of effective team leadership and organizational leadership.
Any time you bring more than two people together to change a light bulb, you'll have issues to deal with it ! I am fascinated by these complex challenges that are inherent to human systems - whether in large global organizations, or local entrepreneurial environments.
The potential for transformation is quite high these days within our places of work. Our increasingly diverse places of work, operating within our increasingly complex global economics, present us with unique structural, cultural and political challenges around the clock!
Issues such as ineffective organizational structures, hostile cultures, and mediocre employee engagement levels are an issue across all industries and all organizations, whether local or global, whether private, public, large or small.
I support leaders to draw upon the foundations of self-leadership to develop organizational structures and cultures that enable the best in human engagement, innovation and leadership capabilities.
Since 2005, I have partnered with boutique consulting firms, including Emerson Human Capital Consulting, David Couper Consulting, and Executive Leadership Consulting to bring effective solutions to key human capital challenges.
My project list includes developing training and leadership development programs, leading culture change initiatives, scaling and operationalizing coaching deployment, and developing agile solutions within agile product development technology implementation environments.
My client list includes: Gap Inc, Nestle USA, Nestle Globe IT, Kaiser Permanente, Deloitte & Touche, Tesco, Levi's, The Relational Center, First 5 LA, and Good Stuff Restaurants