4 Steps to Creating Safety for Your Virtual Team

  1. Lead from the HEART
  • First, how are you and your family doing?
  • What do you need to take care of yourself?
  • Is there anything I can do to make things a bit easier for you right now?
  • How can I help?
  • That sounds really hard…and then be silent.
  • Are you looking for help with solutions or do you just need a place to vent/share?
  • What do you need from me right now?
  • Wow, I don’t even know what to say that would be helpful right now but I feel honored that you trusted me enough to share that.
  • So, what’s your worst fear right now? And why would that be so bad? And why would that be so bad? — continuing to ask that one question will take someone to the heart of their fear…once they have really connected with what the ‘bottom’ looks and feels like, there is potential for them to shift. Next question might be, In that bottom scenario is there anything that is within your control?
  • Or you might use this model…What’s the worst-case scenario as a result of X? What’s the best-case scenario? What’s the probable scenario? — concept derived from The Worry Cure
  • Is there any action you want to take on what we just talked about?
  • If NO, that’s ok, Is there anything I can do to further support you?
  • If YES, Is there anything you can think of that will make you feel more in control of X situation?
  • What are 3 things you could do today that will help with X?
  • Do you want me to check in with you tomorrow, next week to see how you are progressing on your actions?

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Leader of Epiphany Coaches. Global leadership coaching company. Flexible. Energetic. Generous. Proven in 70 countries.

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Cheryl Breukelman

Cheryl Breukelman

Leader of Epiphany Coaches. Global leadership coaching company. Flexible. Energetic. Generous. Proven in 70 countries.

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