I love sharing what I know at conferences, corporate Strategy Days and PD days. I present on a number of topics, including:
Ever had days when everything seems to “click” into place, you’re effortlessly productive, happy and focused, and time just flies? You were in the state that athletes call “the Zone” or Flow state. Joanne draws on leading-edge research in neuroscience and peak performance to explore
- Facts and myths around peak performance
- How to recognize the signs of stress and burnout sooner
- The Zone state
- Why common stress management techniques often fail
- Proven stress-reduction techniques
Tapping into Flow – for Synchronicity and Extraordinary Performance
Ever had days when everything ‘clicks’ into place, you’re performing effortlessly at a level beyond what you’d believed you were capable of, and it seems as if life is conspiring to help you succeed? You were in the state called “Flow”.
Flow is often referred to as being in The Zone, the state that athletes and artists often talk about, where they perform effortlessly and time disappears. However, Flow is actually the ultimate and rarest level of the Zone. In lower levels of the Zone, you perform effortlessly to reach your potential. In Flow, you perform beyond your potential and synchronicities unfold perfect events for you.
Flow is a phenomenon that many elite athletes and artists as well as successful entrepeneurs and businesspeople experience. Richard Branson notes that “In two hours in flow I can accomplish tremendous things!”
Drawing on 10 years of experience helping clients enjoy more Flow and more time in the Zone at work and in their personal lives, I bring together leading-edge insights and research by neuroscientists and quantum physicists to expand on Flow. Specifically:
- What is Flow – how to recognize when it’s happening.
- Myths around Flow
- The obstacles to Flow, and
- How to increase Flow
For women professionals who’re doing it all, and wanting a sustainable and more enjoyable path to success.
A fantastic presentation! The most productive hour I have ever had! I finally understand that stress is a state of mind and is not caused by my environment.
I was drawn in right from the beginning with Joanne’s personal account of her sister’s experience. I really enjoyed how the presentation was a story that was easily followed. I’ve also learnt that stress is not normal! It’s helped me recognise the signs of stress and provided me with mechanisms not only to cope with stress but also to get rid of it.
I got to know more about stress and would like my entire team to use Joanne’s Zone tips to decompress and get into the Zone. It would help us to perform better and assist us with better quality of work and personal life
My perspective on stress has changed, and the ways in which I perceive stress. I now understand that it can be dealt with quickly and does not have to ruin my entire day. The stressful situations Joanne described were all very relatable – I’m sure we’ve all been there! The strategies were very helpful and realistic.
The presentation was quite eye-opening. I enjoyed the personal insights it gave me. It seemed to relate to so much of how I behave with and respond to work and my personal life – my kids, and when playing the sport.
I found recognising and identifying with certain states of mind very beneficial, e.g. being in the Zone or not, and the stages of stress, from Low Stress to Flow to Paralysis. It was also good to learn that these states and processes are manageable!