Pain and fear are the strongest and most divisive of drivers in our relationships, both personal and professional. Families often are threatened to be torn apart through issues relating to money, estate planning and the caring of elderly parents. Strained and tense professional relationships can reduce productivity and increase anxiety in the work place.
Poor interpersonal dynamics not only heighten tension, they can transform ordinarily capable and competent people into self-destructive and unhelpful positions.
Symptoms of a dysfunctional relationship
- Deep resentment
- Need for approval and recognition
- Feeling unappreciated
- Mixed messages
- Misinterpreted intent
- Poor communication
Dysfunctional relationships are not uncommon, but they need not be accepted either.
A careful strategy to negotiate the emotions in dysfunctional relationships is crucial to any attempt to ensure a harmonious environment.
Gad comes with a wealth of experience in the intricacies of professional and family structure and dynamics. He has successfully navigated individuals and families through some of the darkest periods in their collective lives. Death, illness,bullying, suicide and the inner-conflict surrounding estate planning and managing are all areas that Gad has worked with.
02. Conflict Coaching and Management
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”
– Benjamin Franklin
Is your work environment becoming toxic?
- Do you or your staff feel undermined?
- Is there a disconnect between your communicated expectations and the results?
- Do people have to walk on egg-shells around certain others?
- Is there constant conflict and bickering?
- Is there a cultural clash between employees leading to an erosion of trust?
Conflict in the work place not only decreases productivity, it can cause a high rate of staff turnover and lower the levels of employee satisfaction.
Resolving conflict through a strategised mediation allows parties to develop unique approaches to confront issues without causing conflict. New communication techniques can be taught to ease common situations that can lead to tension and stress.
Gad brings with him an entire suite of skills in communication techniques and conflict management that allow him to facilitate the transformation of a toxic work environment into a harmonious and collaborative one.
03. Life Purpose Coaching
The rat race has become so fast that it is almost impossible to stop, take stock and smell the flowers.
Have you ever asked yourself:
- Why am I here?
- What are my life goals?
- Am I happy? What would make me happy?
- What will people say about me when I die?
Gad thrives on working with professionals who seem capable of solving life’s most complex problems, but are stumped by those that are the most fundamental. His existential approach, developed through years of theological, philosophical and ethical studies and training, addresses issues of meaning and purpose, and facilitates defining a personal vision and setting goals.