Attendees of VVBW’s July at El Sabor in Vail were treated to basil watermelon margaritas, a Mexican-style dinner buffet, and a fulfilling presentation given by Amy Arthur Packer. Arthur Packer is a certified executive coach and a consultant specializing in team and leadership development with over 15 years’ experience working with individuals, teams, and organizations.
Using Crayons and self-reflection, attendees were encouraged to draw their “Inner Critics.” An inner critic is the harsh, rude voice telling you that you aren’t qualified enough, or good enough to do something. It can be the irrational, but persistent voice that holds you back from accomplishing a goal.
Arthur Packer then asked the women to visualize their “Inner Mentors,” the voice that encourages your ideas, goals and passions. This exercise involved meditation and imagining a conversation with your future self. Where do you hope to be in 10, 20 or 30 years?
Key points to Arthur Packers’ talk are to determine traits that define you at your best, being aware of your main strengths, and exploring and applying your strengths. Your traits may be leadership, love, creativity, humor or appreciation.
The presentation wrapped up with a few suggested resources, including apps that are beneficial in meditation, like Headspace or Calm. Both work for iPhone and Android.
- VIA Character Strengths: http://www.viacharacter.org/www/CharacterStrengths-Survey
- “Strengthsfinder 2.0” by Tom Rath
- “Strengths Based Leadership” by Rath & Conchie
- “Profit from the Positive” by Greenberg & Maymin
- “Play Bigger” by Mohr
- “Co-Active Coaching” by Whitworth, Kimsey, Sandahl
Arthur Packer is offering VVBW members “Chat with Amy,” a complimentary strategy session and self-care bonus gift. Register for your session at http://amyapacker.com/chat. You will also be subscribed to a monthly newsletter (You can subscribe at any time and your info will never be shared).