What is common to Agile methodology and Mindfulness?
Come together to explore how Mindfulness-based practice and Neuroplasticity can help you become more effective at work and better at managing your work relationships.
This is a FREE presentation from Silicon Beach at our Coworking partner, CoWork Me in St Kilda.
October 10th is the World Mental Health Day. On that day we soft launched SiliconCare – an ongoing program of events, workshops, and learning designed to help look after mental health and strengthen the resilience of everyone in our community. This event is a SiliconCare event.
This event is for you if:
Your Startup idea/project is amazing – but the only way to pull it together is to work like crazy and spend an intense amount of time with your Startup buddies – there is no choice for downtime or space.
You are the CEO or CTO or CFO of your own dreams – No one tells you how to make it happen and your ability to figure it out along the way is amazing – but the stress and the overload is massive.
You feel like you work as hard as possible – but you also know you can work smarter. Lack of sleep, sugar, and caffeine are part of your company culture.
“Startup Vs. Stressup” is a program developed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. It is based in neuroscience and leadership/management theory and incorporates individual and team explorations to sharpen your understanding of how to deal with the inherent difficulties in working on a Startup and how to develop daily practices that are relevant, effective and enjoyable. Instead of spinning your wheels and burning out, you maximise your results ‘where the rubber hits the road’.
Background information for this ‘journey’:
Most of us tend to think of our startup efforts in context of product benefits, MVPs, business models and markets. We sink our ‘body & soul’ into the journey, often working many extra hours each week to ensure that we keep pushing towards a successful launch and (hopefully) a great business thereafter.
Running a startup is akin to a journey in a mountainous region – only that instead of just climbing a strenuous stretch here and there, you need to define, design and construct the mountain – then try and find your way up to the top while you still have enough ‘oxygen’ to pay the next month’s membership at the Hub, the next can of Red Bull, the next lot of coding and the next year of web-hosting.
And, to make it even more complicated, many Startup teams are like “family” businesses. In normal work situations, you are likely to share regular working hours with a team whose focus is similar in interests and skills and there is always someone higher up the chain who takes the bigger decisions you don’t care for. But in Startups, you are partnered with people who are as passionate and dedicated to the core as yourself, but you are likely very different (coding vs marketing), and you need to spend massive amount of time together and make really important decisions fast – even if you have limited insights and skills to make good informed decisions.
The presenter –
Michael Bartura has 25 years of management experience in business, social ventures and not-for-profits. He is a certified positive neuroplasticity facilitator and a long-time associate of the Asian Leadership Institute in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He coaches individuals and business teams on Mindfulness-based business development, strategy and lifestyle. Here in Melbourne, he teaches at the School of Life in Melbourne classes on self-knowledge, how to enjoy life and workshops on emotional intelligence. He is also a partner in a software/hardware Startup in the IoT domain.