Make mental wellness a core value of your organization
What clients say:
“I had the pleasure to work with Jamie at Global Knowledge. As an executive of the company, I not only appreciated tremendously what he did for our organization’s culture, but I greatly valued his coaching and his generosity.”
“Best presentation at the summit by far. Well done!”
“The Empathy Workshop was challenging and fun. The skill of empathy is typically misunderstood, but was explained so clearly. It really made us think about how we interact with each other as teams and cross functionally, and how we can apply this in a practical setting at work.”
Workshops & Training
My approach to training focuses on participant engagement, learning and development best practices and simple, practical takeaways that people will actually implement. I have years of experience designing and delivering workshops for organizations such as MasterCard Foundation, Moneris Solutions, Meridian, Ontario Public Service, TJX, Mohawk College and DeGroote School of Business among others.
Please reach out and say hello if you have any questions about anything I offer, and let’s take the first steps toward creating a culture of empathic support, psychological safety and demonstrated understanding in your organization.
Empathy Skills Training
This experiential, fun workshop helps leaders and teams use empathy for improved relationships and business results. Through gameplay, discussion, focused practice and action planning, participants will gain practical actions and tools for applying empathy in their work and life.
In this workshop, participants will:
- Experience, practice and observe empathy skills and behaviors
- Learn ways to communicate with empathy for improved business impact
- Gain insights into the role of empathy in team effectiveness, collaboration, communication and trust
- Identify specific commitments and actions for empathy skills application in the workplace
Self-Care & Mindfulness Program
This program has been designed to help participants learn, practice and include healthy and helpful tools into their daily routine. Using a combination of cognitive science, research on habit-forming, learning and development best practices, experience design, reflection and human connection, this program provides an experiential, fun and engaging way for people to make self-care a priority leading to mental wellness. Evidence-based tools and approaches will be shared, discussed and practiced throughout the program alongside assessments and tracking to ensure growth, learning and relevance.
- learn how and why emotions surface the way they do
- learn how to exit a negative cycle of thought by getting off autopilot
- learn how to self-regulate, reflect and respond rather than react
- learn how to use the habit loop to make self-care habitual
- learn effective, evidence-based tools that are free, ‘portable’, simple and always available
This interactive, immersive workshop provides First Responders (and individuals dealing with trauma) and their partners a creative, fun way to explore and build resiliency. Participants co-create a bridge between current state and desired future while gaining self-care and mindfulness tools that will help them stay grounded and calm through the process during and after the workshop. Combining cognitive science, habit formation and frictionless learning, participants discover the solutions that fit smoothly into their routine and make sense for their individual experience.
- Explore and identify the gap between their current state and desired future (resilience)
- Understand the cycle of thought and how to exit the negative spiral it produces
- Learn grounding and self-regulation techniques
- Learn how to leverage the habit loop for habitual self-care
- Recognize the different perspectives on trauma and its effects that each partner holds on their relationship
‘Mental health conditions present substantial costs to organisations. However, through the successful implementation of an effective action to create a mentally healthy workplace, organisations, on average, can expect a positive return on investment of 2.3.’ (PWC official report)
I’ve been there. As a person with lived experience, I’ve lived and struggled through a journey of healing and wellness that has improved my life, work, and relationships. I view my struggle as an asset, not a liability. I’ve delivered keynote presentations at major conferences around the world, and I share my findings from evidence-based research and lived experience with mental illness to push back against stigma. I want to help your organization or audience do this too.
Here’s a sample of the topics I’d love to share to heighten the experience of the attendees at your event:
Walk the Talk on Mental Health & Wellness:
Storytelling, passion and truth. I encourage the audience to make mental wellness a core value of their organization through empathy, self-care, mindfulness and mindful reflection.
My Story – Post-Traumatic Growth:
I share my story of thriving in the aftermath of PTSD, depression and anxiety, and inspire the audience to insert self-care and mindfulness habits into their routine for a better balance of mental wellness and increased resiliency.
Empathy – The Most Important Skill of the 21st Century:
I explore, explain and demonstrate the power of empathy, what it looks like and how the audience can use the 6 skills of empathy in their daily lives for improved relationships, communication, productivity and happiness.
Take a look:
“Jamie was such a popular and well-received speaker with excellent feedback that we invited him to speak five years in a row!”
As a Person with Lived Experience and trailblazing learning and development leader, Jamie guides leaders and organizations to walk the talk on mental health. Using a combination of lived experience, creative problem solving, habit forming, cognitive science and effective learning principles, Jamie brings a unique, effective approach to every organization.
Here’s where I can help you ensure a culture of support, empathy and understanding with mental wellness as a core principle:
- how to speak to someone struggling with mental illness
- how to break down the stigma surrounding mental health
- how to provide consistent support for anyone suffering
- how to build a culture focused on mental wellness
- how to demonstrate and cultivate empathy
- how to understand a ‘day in the life’ of a person struggling
In our global knowledge-based economy, you can’t let an unhealthy workplace limit or decrease an employee’s potential to contribute their energy and ideas. (Lowe. G, The Wellness Dividend, 2014)
How are you doing?
Reflect on how proactive your organization’s culture strategy is toward mental wellness in the workplace:
- How many of your employees took time off work because of workplace stress in the past year?
- How might your culture encourage intentional reduction of the stigma surrounding mental illness and mental health?
- As an employer, how could you ensure you would be favorably rated regarding psychological health and safety in the workplace?
- What percentage of your employees work through their lunch break?
- How might you talk to and support an employee who discloses their struggle with a mental health issue?
- How might you ensure that your employees are experiencing a healthy work-life balance?
- How might you demonstrate empathy and create a culture where vulnerability is accepted?
About Me – Jamie Good – Mental Wellness Coach
I am an expert facilitator and sought-after speaker, and will guarantee audience participation, engagement and satisfaction to ensure relevance and retrieval. I have more than a decade experience designing and delivering workshops and presentations that energize participants and heighten the experience for the audience.
I have been invited to speak worldwide and have had the pleasure of sharing stories, knowledge and inspiration in Toronto, Montreal, London (UK), Ghent (Belgium), Vancouver, Austin (TX), Las Vegas and elsewhere.
My clients are thrilled that I create learning experiences that are highly interactive and include a focus on commitment and action. I make them look good. Here are just a few of the clients that I’ve worked with:
- MasterCard Foundation
- Ontario Public Service
- University of Toronto
- Mohawk College
- Niagara College
- DeGroote School of Business
“This was by far my favorite session. Jamie provided great insight and I appreciated the real world examples and the opportunity to brainstorm with those in the audience. This was the only session where I was able to talk with my neighbor.”
The Men Healing Podcast
Originally recorded and released in 2011-2012, the Men Healing Podcast consists of conversational interviews with men who have survived the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. After more than 4 years offline, I have decided to make the episodes available again in the Golden Age of Podcasts in the hopes that listening to them helps some men to heal.
Please begin your listening journey of Men Healing at Episode Zero where I give some needed context and explanation behind the history of the show and its current state and release.
To learn more about the work I’m doing around empathy, self-care, mindfulness and mental wellness, visit my main page here. To book me for speaking engagements and/or workshops, please contact me here or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you find the Men Healing podcast valuable and helpful on your healing journey, and would like to support its continuation, please make a donation here, and Thank You.
If you would like to learn more about my story, or share it with others who may benefit from hearing it, please check out the videos listed below:
On my Facebook page, I host Facebook Live Read-Along broadcasts where a group of open, vulnerable and supportive people join me as we discuss a book we’re reading to learn more about the struggle and journey with mental illness. Join us!