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Chachi! Don’t you want to learn more?!

Timothy “Chachi” Pachasa is that kind of guy! He makes you want to learn more! Not only is his U.S. Air Force call sign of “Chachi” intriguing… but so is he! Trust me, he’s the real-deal…stellar military career, brave family man, unstoppable life-zest and leading others with a serving heart!

In addition to being a leadership leader, business adviser and CAPE innovator, he’s also a podcast host. Today you can hear our chat about those positive characteristics and how to lower stress, especially during COVID-19. Listen in and you’ll see why I admire his CAPE work!

Please share your insights and comments. We all learn from each other and are more united by sharing….even in this time of isolation and physical-distancing.

Click Here to Listen In! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foM8Q7SwjwU


I care about you! Stay connected! Stay motivated!

Surrounded by fabulous men! USAF Major Kevin “MEAT” Unks (left) & USAF Chief Master Sergeant (Ret) Timothy “Chachi” Pachasa (right)

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FREE Webinar: Workspace Wellness

FREE Workspace Wellness Webinar: Out of the Office & Into the Home. Thursday, April 9th at 11:30am MST

This event is in support of you and your workforce. We want to help you thrive during the new challenges of working remotely and in isolation. Strategies include how to create home office environments for work productivity (especially with kids at home!), team connectivity and ensure employees mental health well-being. Solutions to prevent risk of emotional isolation, fear-based thinking, lowered engagement and diminished productivity.

Can’t attend? Contact me and we will send you a recording to share with your Team.

Together we can and WILL make a positive difference in each other’s lives!

Webinar made possible thanks to: Kristen Deevy, Kyle Schmit, Brett Round, Murray A. Cleaner and Gary Horby,

Register at: https://lnkd.in/ebs6zjYhashtag#COVID19hashtag#WorkplaceWellnesshashtag#Thrivehashtag#mentalhealth

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Countering COVID-19

With COVID-19, are you feeling moments of Stress, Fear or Self-Doubt?

* It’s okay…it’s to be expected! Give yourself a break…you’re human. Those are human emotions.

* The key is to recognize they are emotions & you have a choice to control your emotions OR let them control you.

* Understand these emotions are the first steps down the Adverse Spiral. The more shame, blame, judgment & isolation you “think, say & do” to yourself, the easier & faster it is to slide down the spiral.

* Commit to recognizing the Adverse Spiral at the early stages when they are easier to stop & you will prevent bigger negative outcomes.

* My favorite health tips: remember other hardships you’ve been through & overcome (create a Victory Log & Gratitude Log), exercise, mindfulness/meditation, focus on a positive attitude with FAD (Flip-A-Dip! transforms a negative into a positive “obstacles becomes opportunities”), reach out to others/stay connected, helping others you feel empowered vs helpless/victim), breathing (3-count, deep belly, yoga breaths), try EFT (aka taping) to rewire how your brain is processing the negative & preventing stress from being stored in your body, eat healthy food, stand in sunshine.

* Please share your good health tips!

#ThinkSayDo #AdverseSpiral #Unity #Optimism

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Avatars Help Teach!

Just back from speaking at Air Command & Staff College at Air University. It’s the home of US Air Forces’ Department of Leadership in Montgomery, Alabama. There I had the pleasure of meeting Lieutenant Colonel & Dr. Andrew Clayton. His research and work shows that new technology can teach enhanced people skills and prevent toxic leadership.

Check out this link and be sure to watch the 8 minute video on AVATARS. So cool! 🙂 https://airman.dodlive.mil/2020/02/24/toxic-leadership/

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Navy SEAL Commander Chat

Listen in to Navy SEAL Commander Jon Macaskill and host of Veteran’s PATH and I chat about “Mindfully Retrain Your Brain!”

Veteran’s PATH video. Links for podcast are below.

Self-Awareness = Purple Threads

Self-Ownership = Flip-A-Dip!

Self-Care = Healthy Boundary Lines (HBL) & Accountability Buddies

Please listen and share your thoughts!

Apple: http://bit.ly/AbigailManning-Apple

Spotify: http://bit.ly/AbigailManning-Spotify

Anchor: http://bit.ly/AbigailManning-Anchor

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Launch Announcement

Excited to announce launch of collaboration with CIA Chief of Counterintelligence Operations (Ret) Karl Wagner & CIA Deputy Chief of Global Counterterrorism (Ret) Frederick (Rick) Hotchner offering panel speaking, workshops & training, assessment & advisory – for healthier, more resilient, more engaged employees; enhanced mission success; and diminished risks from Insider Threat.

For more details, please see flyer and contact Karl, Rick or me.

Please join us in whatever way is best for you and together we can make a difference. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Joining Forces with Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione (Ret.)

I’m super proud to announce Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione (Ret.), former Commanding Officer of Presidential Retreat Camp David and Founder of LeadingLeaders, and I are joining forces for our new 2-day workshop: PREVENTING HARASSMENT – A LEADERSHIP IMPERATIVE

In an innovative, positive and engaging environment, we co-teach unique content for long-lasting leadership skills in building healthy and prosperous cultures in organizations including companies, government and military.

RECOGNIZING: To recognize the impact of toxic, unhealthy, and inappropriate behaviors between people in your organization.

PREVENTING: To distinguish warning signs, understand subtle to severe manipulations, and effectively eliminate emotional, verbal, sexual and physical harassment and assault.

BUILDING: To build integrity, accountability and trust within all levels in your organization.

2-Day Workshop Co-Instructed By:

Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione (Ret.) & Former Commanding Officer of Camp David brings unparalleled leadership lessons learned from 29 years of US Navy experience including world-wide leadership.

More information on Michael at: https://www.insidecampdavid.com/

Abigail G. Manning combines IU Communications Double Major, extensive research, advance certification and first-hand experiences of overcoming abuse to inspire productive and thriving outcomes.

For more information or to schedule a workshop, please email: abigail@abigailgmanning.com or mike@leadingleaders.org

#leadership #healthy #AuthenticHealth #harassment

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Actively Participate

The more you actively participate in your life, the happier & healthier you become. During my talk, beautifully brave women faced self-awareness questions and how to create win-win outcomes in work settings. An empowering…and fun evening!

This speaking event was PWG of Dress for Success. The mission of world-wide Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

To learn more: https://dressforsuccess.org/

To learn more about our speaking engagements and workshops contact us at: https://abigailgmanning.com/contact/

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Manipulators Move Goal Posts

Have you ever found yourself celebrating a victory only to find your boss, coach or spouse telling you that you didn’t score, you missed the mark and “you’re crazy…I never said that!” It can leave you feeling confused, defeated and increases your self-doubt. Here’s the inside scoop: MANIPULATORS MOVE THE GOAL POSTS.

With a straight face or intense/angry approach but always in a very convincing way, they change the rules and rewards, and then blame you for not achieving the goal. In the world of abuse, this is called “gas lighting.” It’s a very common practice by unhealthy people who want to gain power and control over others.

Two Tips for recognizing this unhealthy behavior:
* Take written notes of expectations & rewards and refer back to them.

* Don’t assume you fumbled, are at fault, not smart enough or any other negative self-image. Manipulators will work to keep you in that position so they can have power and control over you. They keep you guessing and always trying to “win” their approval. A game you can never win.

By learning to recognize this behavior you can prevent and stop this no-win situation.

Set clear expectations, write them down (add specific dates and comments), make sure everyone is in agreement and hold people accountable by going back to your notes. Written notes help us clearly see if this is a repeated pattern of behavior.

And…please remember to celebrate the victories! Honor when the established rules are followed and the rewards for the successes are given. It goes a long way to building trust with others and productive outcomes.

ENLIGHTEN. EMPOWER. END.

See more at https://abigailgmanning.com/about/
#goalposts #manipulator #badboss

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Is TOXIC CULTURE a real thing?

Often people ask what is a toxic culture and do we really have a problem with it here in the United States. I believe facts speak for themselves so…here they are. On an average year:

* 2 million people are physically attacked at work

* 6 million people are threatened

* 16 million people are harassed causing injury, illness or emotional distress

Even harder to measure, the “ba-zillions” of employees who are not supported & empowered and feel emotionally discouraged and become less innovative and productive.

You bet toxic cultures exist! We’ve become so used to them, we hardly recognize them as unhealthy.

We can do better!

I create Authentically Healthy Cultures. Contact me to learn how to properly assess and transform your culture into a thriving and prosperous environment!

* Sources: OSHA, BLS, NIOSH, DOJ & Nater Associates hashtag#culturehashtag#toxicityhashtag#empowerhashtag#prosperity