Creating Future Leaders

Jun 30, 2019

Creating Future Leaders

By: Audrey Grunst, LCSW

In July, I had the pleasure to work with a Lead in Lake Forest, IL. Together we designed a one of a kind opportunity to 17-21 year olds who had a special interest in becoming a future leader. It was truly a privilege to witness their growth.

#Reclaim brought together a community of local people to learn about emotional intelligence in a hands on, four-part, four day experience.

First and foremost, we focused inward.

We dove deep into the key lessons in Daniel Goleman's book Primal Leadership, Learning To Lead With Emotional Intelligence and Switch How To Make Change When Change Is Hard. Some of the world's brightest minds on leadership and emotional intelligence joined in, pairing up to have intimate, real conversations where we learned exactly what it takes to be a strong leader in your own life and how to grow into the leader that others need. Our speakers inspired us to think outside of the box and never forget that passion and...

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To my client watching ‘To The Bone'

Jun 30, 2019

To My Client Watching 'To The Bone'

By: Audrey Grunst, LCSW

You’re supposed to be scared straight. But you’re not. Because fear doesn’t work like that, fear doesn’t drive you to change, it drives you to protect

Dear Client,

I know you may or may not even tell me you're watching it. Most likely because you’re conflicted. Part of you hates what you see because it triggers uncomfortable feelings. Part of you feels envious and scared. Scared for yourself and scared for others who are watching this. You are triggered because it makes you look at your life and compare yourself both physically and psychologically. You probably find her attractive, controlled and accomplished.

You’re supposed to be scared straight. But you’re not.

Because fear doesn’t work like that, fear doesn’t drive you to change, it drives you to protect. It’ll drive you to protect your eating disorder because in the eating disorder’s sick and twisted...

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