Are you ready to make a change in your career but are unsure which direction to take? Have you already decided on a new direction but need assistance in planning your course of action or navigating toward your goals? Are you seeking tools to resolve a professional conflict, repair a relationship, or get out of a stuck place? Want to energize your development at work?
Chuck will help you to clarify your purpose and passions and to chart your exciting new work vision. He will support you as you face challenges and setbacks and will encourage you to set priorities and follow through on commitments. He also provides advice and counsel when desired.
Drawing on decades of experience and research, he can share proven methods for enhancing professional development. These methods improve organization and time management, reduce stress, increase focus and concentration, boost productivity, empower creative thought and action, and cultivate joy.
Dr. Burack offers a unique, experiential approach that will help you discover and manifest your work vision. This integral approach has catalyzed major breakthroughs for hundreds of individuals in dozens of different fields and professions
You will discover the work vision that taps your innate passion, intuition, creativity, wisdom, joy, and compassion. You also have a chance to reflect on lessons gained from painful work experiences and to release blocks that keep you from wholeheartedly embracing and pursuing your new vision.
Some clients have development entirely new careers. Others have enhanced their current positions or achieved promotions by developing new initiatives, duties, programs, services, and cooperative relationships.
Whatever your vocation or avocation, Dr. Burack will help you think, write and act with unbounded creativity.
In one-on-one exchanges, you learn ways to overcome creative blocks, let go of your inner critic, and access your limitless powers of thought, expression, and action. You also learn practices for clearing and focusing your mind as well as techniques for elaborating and applying your creative intuitions.
These powerful approaches will optimize the quality of your work and your life!
Some of these approaches are described in More Resources.
Dr. Burack has coached solo practitioners and entrepreneurs as well as managers and executives at corporations like Microsoft and Wells Fargo Bank.
He has offered a variety of professional workshops to UC Berkeley, Kirkland & Ellis law firm, Federal Reserve Bank, John F. Kennedy University, among others, and has provided communication services to Kaiser Family Foundation..
FINDING AND FOLLOWING OUR INNER GUIDANCE AT WORK
Staying attuned to our inner guidance is essential to our best work. When you follow your inner guidance, your work is supported by inspiration and insight, purpose and passion, conviction and courage. You feel empowered to act with integrity and confidence. The inner guide has been called intuition, presence, integrity, soul, spirit, higher self, inner voice, still small voice. However you name it or conceive it, it is the fountainhead of your personal wisdom, vision and values. In this workshop, you will learn several practices for discovering, deepening, and sustaining your connection to your own guide. These practices include cultivating positive psychological, ethical, and spiritual qualities; fostering optimal states of awareness and understanding; and minimizing or transforming negative qualities and states. You’ll also learn methods for inviting, receiving, testing and actualizing authentic guidance.
CREATIVE POWER AT WORK
This workshop will help you be more creative, productive and fulfilled at work. You will learn time-tested techniques for freeing up your innate creative powers. You’ll also learn powerful insights and methods used by creative entrepreneurs, artists, scientists and sages. Practices include: a 5-step method for inviting and elaborating your creative intuitions; techniques for overcoming your fears; meditations that clear and focus the mind; and approaches that activate the diverse creative energies inhering in your body, mind, and soul. Creative thinking, writing and drawing will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on enjoying your creative process and applying your creativity to the workplace.
EMOTIONAL WISDOM AT WORK
Emotional intelligence is at the core of well-being, growth, maturity, and success. By optimizing our awareness, understanding, and regulation of our own emotions, we are also able to empathize with, understand, and effectively relate to others. Mindfulness not only builds mental focus, clarity and creativity but also has been shown to be a powerful approach for cultivating self-awareness and emotional intelligence. It enables us to be fully present and aware of our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors and to consciously guide them. It also strengthens empathy and intuition and so helps us to attune to the emotions, communications, and behaviors of others. As a result, we become wiser, more compassionate and more joyful human beings. Research has shown that mindfulness and emotional intelligence improve both individual and group productivity and create a more innovative and collaborative workforce that is able to effectively meet challenges and manage stress.
MINDFUL COMMUNICATION AT WORK
In this integrative and experiential workshop, you learn powerful principles and practices that will dramatically improve your communication skills at work. These proven approaches help you to listen and speak more effectively. They also help you to be an effective facilitator of group/team discussions. The workshop integrates methods from psychology, communication, and mindfulness meditation. You will learn to: listen with empathy, understanding, and appreciation to your co-workers; speak with authenticity, clarity, conviction, respect, and persuasive power; mindfully attend to and honor your own perceptions, thoughts, feelings, needs, values, and aspirations; express vital needs, communicate difficult feelings, and offer useful feedback with honesty and kindness; make requests that address your needs and values; calm the mental chatter that distracts you from listening and speaking well; clear and focus your mind; and facilitate group discussions that optimize participation, interaction, understanding, and respect.
OVERCOMING WORK STRESS AND ADVERSITY WITH THE WISDOM OF PYCHOLOGY AND POETRY
This workshop will help organizational members to face and work through the difficult emotions and thoughts that arise in a turbulent economy and stressful workplace. Current economic instabilities and insecurities, coupled with unprecedented technological and industrial changes, have intensified fear and anxiety at work. Debilitating stress and recurrent injuries are commonplace. These difficult situations can only be overcome by facing them with courage, wisdom and compassion. This workshop will draw on the insights of the great poets to help us confront and work through adversity and stress. These poets offer deep insights into the need for courage, trust, intuition, creativity, patience, perseverance and compassion. We will also examine some psychological approaches to working with painful emotions. Both poets and psychologists agree that emotional intelligence is key to health, happiness and creativity at work.
THE CONTEMPLATIVE CLASSROOM
In this workshop for teachers, you will learn how to effectively, safely and respectfully use contemplative techniques in your classes. Research has shown that contemplative approaches improve student learning, academic performance, social relationships and personal well-being and self-understanding while furthering their overall growth, development and sense of empowerment. These approaches include meditation, mindfulness and inner inquiry as well as other processes that focus attention, strengthen concentration, widen awareness, refine perception, deepen understanding and catalyze insight. Contemplative practices have a holistic impact that optimizes intellectual, intuitive, emotional and physical capabilities. You will learn about the nature and benefits of contemplation as demonstrated by both scientific and traditional sources. You’ll learn how to develop your own contemplative practice as well as lead contemplative exercises in your classroom. Guidance will be offered on how to overcome common obstacles such as anxiety, distraction, mental chatter and boredom. You’ll receive tips on how to tailor contemplative instructions to the diverse needs of your students and subject matters and how to respond effectively to student questions and concerns. For detailed descriptions of organizational workshops, Dr. Burack has coached solo practitioners and entrepreneurs as well as managers and executives at corporations like Microsoft and Wells Fargo Bank. He has offered a variety of professional workshops to UC Berkeley, Kirkland & Ellis law firm, Federal Reserve Bank, John F. Kennedy University, among others, and has provided communication services to Kaiser Family Foundation..