The Resilience Recipe

A Framework for Becoming a Master Emotion Chef

Stress makes people nearly three times as likely to leave their jobs, temporarily impairs strategic thinking, and dulls creative abilities. Burnout, then, is a threat to your bottom line, one that costs the U.S. more than $300 billion a year in absenteeism, turnover, diminished productivity, and medical, legal, and insurance costs.

I’m on a mission to change that with The Resilience Recipe - a Framework for Becoming a Master Emotion Chef - a program designed to improve organizational culture through increased emotional granularity, an attribute of emotional intelligence.

“Effective management of negative emotions in the workplace may be essential in contexts such as customer/client relationships, organizational change, performance feedback, teamwork, and leader-follower relationships.” - Emotions at work and mental health

The course content has been proven to improve:

  • Stress management

  • Emotion regulation

  • Ability to defuse difficult situations

  • Ability to find positive takeaways

  • Employee well-being 

  • Emotional and physical health resulting in less missed workdays

The focus of the Framework is to provide small, actionable steps that will improve workplace productivity, communication, connectivity, and reduced employee stress.

The Resilience Recipe Framework

Course Overview

The Resilience Recipe framework is designed to be customized to meet your organization’s unique culture. While the core curriculum remains the same - every program touches on the four key topics of Thoughts & Mind, Heart & Brain, Emotions, and Emotion Chef, the Core Learning Objectives can be contracted or expanded to fit time, space, or other constraints based upon your needs. 

Course Syllabus 

Week 1: Thoughts & Mind

  • Understanding our “brainburg”

  • Prevalence and proclivity of negative thoughts

  • Impact on performance and health

  • ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts) and natural “ANT” repellant


Week 2: Heart & Brain

  • Concept of a Body Budget for brain energy management

  • Energy Fairies and Energy Vampires

  • Best practices for your brain at work

  • Leveraging the physiological processes of the heart for managing stress responses

  • Developing coherence for optimal performance

Week 3: Emotions

  • Construction theory of emotions

  • Importance of emotional granularity & diversity

  • What is an Emotion Chef?

  • How to create emotion recipes


Week 4: Becoming an Emotion Chef

  • Progression to becoming a Master Emotion Chef

  • Practice recipes

I’d love to set up a time to review the program, and how we can cater to your company’s specific needs.

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