Would you like to get the most out of your best workers? What if you could harness the under-utilised capacity of 20% of your workforce?
Every workplace needs a team working at their best. Your Highly Sensitive team members are among your most valuable assets, but often work in environments which make it difficult for them to flourish. By harnessing the power of their gifts, your organisation can gain the edge it needs for greater success.
I help organisations discover the unique & valuable gifts of Highly Sensitive people, and guide them in creating workplaces where they can thrive.
Why work with me?
There are a lot of consulting options in the areas of Human Resources, Wellbeing, and Leadership. Most are comprehensive, or focus on legal issues, recruitment, or large-scale organisational change. These are important services, and great options when you need this approach.
I focus specifically on the wellbeing and performance of one group of people - the 1 in 5 who have a Highly Sensitive temperament. But this one group has more influence on the success of organisations than their numbers suggest. They are the 'secret sauce' in your workplace that no one knows about - and their potential is being under-utilised.
Not only this, but not knowing who they are, or their gifts, needs, and potential influence, is costing you. Because if this group is not thriving, they're languishing - and the consequences of that are already having an effect.
I can illuminate who these people are within your workplace, and give you the tools to harness their gifts, so your 'secret sauce' can work its wonders.
What does "Highly Sensitive" mean?
High Sensitivity describes a temperament shared by 20% of people (around 1 in 5) and many animal species. Highly Sensitive people are very responsive to their environment. They are aware of subtleties and take in much more than others through their senses, then process this information deeply.
People with this temperament are an important part of a healthy population, because they demonstrate valuable gifts which enhance a society's success. These include a high degree of:
They are skilled at:
noticing dangers & opportunities
Because the term Highly Sensitive tends to be misunderstood, and the word sensitive has some negative connotations, I also use the following terms interchangeably:
(Highly) Responsive(used by biologists)
High Sensory Intelligence / Highly Sensory Intelligent (coined by Willow MacIntosh of Inluminance).
Download a list of things that High Sensitivity is and isn't here:
Highly Sensitive people are 'intuitive visionaries, able to see the big picture, creative, aware of and thoughtful to the needs of others, good influences on the social climate, vigilant with quality, highly conscientious, loyal, able to pick up on subtleties in the environment and in interpersonal communications, and are often gifted. In short, they are ideal employees'
(Elaine Aron, The Highly Sensitive Person, 1991).
Who doesn't want such people on their team?!
You could have a workplace where High Sensory people are thriving, able to give their best, with greater productivity and effectiveness for all. Do you have the right conditions, physical and otherwise, in your workplace for the High Sensory people on your team to thrive?
I consult with organisations in a range of sectors to help in this process.
I take assessments of the physical environment and workplace processes, then give recommendations for adjustments which will help Highly Responsive team members best utilise their gifts.
I also provide workshops, including workshops tailored for schools. Please see Services for an overview and links to specific services, or below if you want to go straight to an individual service (also available in top menu).