Friday Mar 16, 2018

“RADICAL ACCEPTANCE” - Recognizing genius in yourself and others for exceptionally fruitful relationships!

Aaron Schmookler

Co-Founder and Trainer The "Yes" Works

Introduced by: Clint Merriman

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The most interpersonally adept among us know secrets of collaboration that can be employed by us all to enhance the presence and authenticity required for exceptional relationships. And these buzzwords, “presence” and “authenticity” are not mysterious, unattainable qualities. They’re aspirational, sure. And perfection isn’t the standard. Striving is the standard.

The Yes Works trains teams in a system of principles and tools that compress the timeline of building personal and professional relationship effectiveness – of team effectiveness – to get and give the most value out of every human interaction.  

Conventional wisdom says:

  • Dude, it takes a lot of time to build trust. And who’s got time?
  • In some relationships, can’t live with ‘em… Oh, well.
  • People are like that. What am I supposed to do?
  • You’ll just have to wait and see. Oh, you’ll see.

  Why wait? Conventional wisdom misses the mark, and it’s a bummer to boot.

In this highly interactive presentation/workshop, participants receive one tool to put into practice TODAY to being to transform existing and future relationships. It’s simple and still challenging. So participants will practice as well. Nothing changes perspective like experience.

 As Marianne Williamson said, “A miracle is a shift in perception from fear to love.”

About the Speaker

The Yes Works was founded in 2014 by Aaron Schmookler and Adam Utley.
A love of collaboration and of excellence in communication has driven Aaron Schmookler to make a career building teams and nurture creativity. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Oberlin College, Aaron began work in the corporate world, gaining appreciation for his ability to communicate, to innovate, and to find the opportunity for constructive change in every crisis.
In his career, Aaron’s career has had work in outdoorsmanship, theater direction, teaching, sales, and corporate training. Once, he thought that was a hodge-podge. Working with teams in a diversity of companies including Microsoft, Mod Pizza, Boots to Business, Stronger Families (Fortune 100s and small nonprofits) has shown him that the principles of effective relationships he’s learned are universally applicable, profoundly valuable. His career is unified by leadership, training, and humanity.
Adam Utley, as a co-founder of The Yes Works, has directed his 16 years of Improvisation experience towards helping businesses, large and small, solve the problems they think can’t be solved. Since graduating from Pacific Lutheran University in 2004, Adam has found that no matter what the setting, a regular practice of Improvisation habit gives people the confidence to synthesize their own ideas with the ideas of others. Together, in that way, they attain a height greater than they imagined. Having the audacity to value your own brilliance with the genius of the people around you is in your best interest.
Regardless of age or profession, the intention is the same; to nurture creative connections that engage self-education–connections grounded in empathy and a sense of one’s self. When these things come together, a company culture forms that’s conducive to great work ethic, employee retention, and stellar work product.
Adam is proud of his ongoing investment in making Improvisation habit accessible to all human brains, regardless of profession.