In 2021 MJ Michaud

Looks at the
world straight
in the eye

ARE YOUR EXECS OK?

2021

A TRANSFORMED WORKPLACE

With the Covid-19 Crisis, you are noticing that your execs and elite teams seem more often than not in a reactive mode. As pillars of your organization, you need them to be sharper than ever, as there is much to achieve to stay on track and thrive!

A recent inquiry towards 1158 execs working in public and private sectors revealed that 51 % of the participants plan to leave.

*2021-LifeWorks/Deloitte Canada

MJ KNOWS

WHAT TO DO...

START BY MAKING
SURE THE EMOTIONAL QUOTIENT (EQ) OF YOUR LEADERS
IS FINELY TUNED

BECAUSE EQ AFFECTS PERFORMANCE!

In order to live up to real or imagined expectations, an elite leader will face the music. He will also have the reflex to camouflage his worries and unconsciously, anger or withdrawal may become a safety valve. This unconscious behavior will lead to negative relationship impacts affecting his performance, as well as that of others.

65% of execs say that the deterioration of relationships with their peers affects their mental health.

32% say their relationships with their peers worsened during the pandemic.

*2021-LifeWorks/Deloitte Canada

MJ MICHAUD HAS
THE EXPERTISE
TO HELP
YOUR LEADERS

Leadership & Psychological Health at Work Strategist

WHY MJ ?

  • Because she’s been in your shoes;
  • She knows how to develop emotional intelligence, and;
  • She understands the anxiety and behavioral disorders that can arise from hyper performance.
Click on boxes and discover more:

LEADER

Manager of large-scale teams for almost two decades in the following fields: Aeronautics, Safety, Public Transport, Food.

EQ

Continuously studies techniques for EQ development. Her programs are adapted for the elite with integrated neuroplasticity knowledge.

AUTHOR

MJ wrote a book to help high achievers learn to stay balanced. She explains how to regain your full power after suffering a Major Dépression. (Available In french)

SUCCESS = IQ (20%) + EQ(80%)

Recent studies show that a high EQ allows better team performance and better decision making around emotionally charged missions.

One BY One

YOUR LEADERS WILL SWITCH FROM
Reaction TO Action

When people logically understand how their minds work, they can identify the actions necessary for their progress. With neuroscience, it is now proven that there are ways to reshape our brains in order to remain productive, creative and goal-aligned, even in times of crisis!

Thanks to These tools and knowledge:

ASSESSMENT
TOOLS

MJ has the required training in order to benefit her clients from tools designed by experts, combining innovative methods and psychometric reliability.

EMOTIONAL
QUOTIENT

Success today depends on adaptability, openness, empathy, resilience and self-confidence. In other words, on your emotional intelligence (EQ).

NEURO
PLASTICITY

Neuroplasticity is the brain's ability to access new neural pathways to adapt to changing needs and environments; thus better controlling stressors and behaviors.

OFFER FOR EXECUTIVE TEAMS

EFFICIENCY & SOLUTIONS

USING THE FOLLOWING
4 OPTIONS:

Measuring

Measure the emotional quotient (EQ), Leadership Style and stressors of elites on your team. They will be aware of what they can work on.

Analyzing

Analyzing tests results within a one-on-one consultation with awareness-raising and personalized advice.

Sharing

Share knowledge related to leadership and neuroplasticity, enabling individuals to discover their own capacity to remain efficient.

Responding

Respond to the collaborative needs of your elite team with a 5 x 3 hours training, tailored to adress the individual test results.

INDIVIDUAL OFFER FOR EXECUTIVES

ENLIGHTENED LEADERSHIP
PROGRAM

Steps & Modalities

General Intelligence (IQ) is important for problem solving, however, it is most beneficial when paired with Emotional Intelligence (EQ). This combination leads to better judgment skills. In 2021, the bar is high and as an executive leader, you must understand the new goals but also the humans in all its dimensions. It is crucial you know how to contribute to the development of exceptional teams; able to grasp on a common goal.

Understanding your own paradigm is essential to develop your EQ. It is impossible to remain globally successful if you do not understand how beliefs influence your decisions, as well as your ability to develop solutions contributing to the organization. Over 80% of our beliefs have been subconsciously forced on us, so they risk being both maladjusted or outdated. Together, let’s make sure they are in line with the current reality, in order to access your full leadership potential.

There are those behaviors that you judge and you need to understand they are induced by beliefs and emotions. If you do not know the techniques that allow you to separate beliefs and emotions from behaviors, in order to understand what fuels the latter, you will not be able to develop the resilience or empathy necessary to target the appropriate action; one that creates a bridge between everyone’s reality and the one of the organization.

MJ chose to pair mentoring with coaching techniques. A leader herself for more than 20 years, she has experienced how sharing relevant experiences brings valuable wisdom for the accompanied executives. The goal during the one-on-one sessions is to create a climate of respect for oneself, others and the organization, while being committed to discussing and finding ethical solutions for all.

CEO, Vice-President, Executive Director, Elite Team Member

(Large, medium or small business)

A total of 30 hours spread over a period of 3 to 6 months.

  • 5 One-on-one meetings of 3 hours (2 weeks apart)
  • 1 Hour preparing time per meeting
  • Bank of 10 hours for validation and strategic support (over 6 months)
  • Measuring of EQ
  • Measuring of Leadership Style
  • Identifying Stressors through a short survey
  • Measuring of EQ and Leadership Style and reassessing Stressors one year after end of the program
  • Notebook with materiel (pdf)
  • 1 Personal development book

Fee conditions: payments are spread over the duration of the program.

*Telecommunications used for one-on-one meetings will be adjusted with the client (Team, Skype etc.)

The sessions are completely confidential and the program will not be used by the organization to determine the competence of the leader. It is about providing a space in which they can thrive with total impunity. The leader will therefore judge the relevance of continuing the program and the organization will be invited to sign a confidentiality agreement to this effect. EQ tests during and one year later will validate if the program has contributed to the development of their EQ.

How does neuroplasticity and EQ work together?

An example

Let’s use the example of the Covid-19 crisis experienced in 2020. The consequence of this event has many faces; for some it is a sudden death, prolonged illness and for others the loss of a job or organization. Minds heat up and subconsciously create fear and roadblocks which in the long run risk causing a vicious cycle of negative thinking that will limit an individual’s ability to identify their power to act.

Our worst fears

When we detect an event that seems to fuel the relevance of our negative thoughts, whether real or not, the perceived potential danger prompts our brain to create a path that will fuel a state of permanent and unnecessary stress. The more we feed these negative thoughts, for example by watching the news about the loss of lives or jobs related to the Covid-19 crisis, the more effective this path becomes. In other words, it becomes more and more difficult to access our capacity for positive reasoning in relation to perceived reality, in addition to generating reactive behaviors that strain our own success and the one of others surrounding us. This is an example of what neuroplasticity is.

A reversible phenomenon

Normally, through the awareness of this negative phenomenon, the interest in understanding it and with the regular practice of good techniques, it is possible to reprogram a neural path allowing conscious access to a better evaluation of the reality and possible actions. This positive path should engender healthy behaviors for oneself, as well as the resilience, empathy and teamwork necessary to put in place solutions that contribute to the well-being of all.

MJ THE SPEAKER

Hi and Welcome

A well developed emotional quotient
contributes to everyone's performance and psychological health at work!

In 2005, as a high achiever, leader and single mother performing at the all-too-familiar fast pace required by modern business, Marie-Josée was diagnosed with clinical depression.  After recovering, she recognized how real or perceived workplace demands can sometimes have a crippling effect on employees, managers and leaders alike. Since 2009, she designs keynotes and workshops to address leadership, burnout, stress, and anxiety in the workplace.

MJ offers a highly interactive session that allows your leaders to identify the source of their own psychological stressors as well as the methods and insights needed to mitigate or eliminate it. They will leave this session feeling empowered with neuroplasticiy tips and the knowledge that a mentally happy individual sets up for a mentally healthy workplace.

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