22 Jul 2021

The #1 post-Covid Challenge for Professional Women Article
The pandemic continues to have a devastating effect on the poorest and most fragile parts of the global population, but it is also a personal tragedy for many and a major disruption for everybody, even those in the most privileged situations. How disruptions specifically affect the working population varies in different sectors and professions, but it always creates stress and fatigue...

13 May 2021

Grooa: Working Outdoors image
How it benefits companies and employees We've all seen the studies that getting outdoors is a boost for our mental and physical health; microbes in the soil improve our moods as we garden, ocean spray increases our energy levels, time in the forest lowers blood pressure. What is it about being in nature that affects our well-being? Why do we feel calmer, more clearheaded, and rejuvenat...

06 Apr 2021

Grooa featured image for the article "Most business women sabotage their success via poor networking, do you?"
The pandemic appears to have affected women more than men. It seems like the anxiety of an uncertain future has somehow triggered conservative fear-reactions that have pushed many women several years "back" in their journey towards equality. Concerns are being raised about the increased share of domestic chores that have disproportionately fallen onto women; as well as about the increas...

26 Mar 2021

Grooa Article Why are online meetings exhausting? What can we do about it?
One year into the pandemic, it is safe to assume that most of us have used online meeting platforms in some way or the other. It is useful beyond words. It has helped us stay employed, ensured continued learning, and most importantly helped us keep our sanity by providing us an option to interact with our loved ones when we could not physically meet them. For some people, this arrangemen...

05 Nov 2020

mindful grooa
How is the second wave of the pandemic affecting our mental state? It goes without saying that we all continue to be affected by the global pandemic. At this point, three-quarters of a year in, have you been able to adjust to the 'new normal'? I asked people how the second wave of rising Covid-19 numbers and ensuing regulations are affecting them and how it is different than the first...

13 Jul 2017

monk ninja grooa
What do you think about Mindfulness? Whether you are already practicing or thinking of starting, feeling interested and curious about it or dismissing it as a fashionable gimmick, you certainly must have an opinion about it. This is too popular a subject to ignore it. Interestingly, what attracts, perplexes and repulses us can give us great insights about our values, biases and fears. I...

13 Jul 2017

toxic work place article grooa
“Dear Laura, my workplace has become a nightmare; the workload is horrible, nothing is ever good enough, or fast enough, I am exhausted, my family suffers, I suffer, but I have no choice. Urgent requests keep coming, pressure increases, positions disappear, and I am afraid to loose my job, so I try to hold on, but I am not sure how much longer I can go on like this. What can I do? Love, ...

26 Feb 2017

grooa relax in nature
Originally a farmhouse, with adjoining meadows, woodland, and a small forest, powered by solar energy, renovated with recycled and sustainable materials, with a cozy and minimalistic interior, the Grooa Inspiria Learning Center is ideal for off-site meetings and workshops. Surrounded by nature, it offers an opportunity to stimulate creativity and learning. The Grooa Inspiria Learning C...

26 Feb 2017

secret of influence grooa
Not everybody is skilled in providing constructive and respectful feedback. Even with the best of intentions, many managers are unable to give useful feedback without judging, patronizing, or somehow acting superior, while making the other person feel small. When faced with this type of “feedback” (which sounds like criticism), it is natural to feel bad, but we can learn to stay calm and...

26 Feb 2017

Grooa Mindful leadership Gym grooa
Companies like Google and Apple have long been using mindfulness training as a way to drive increased collaboration and creativity. Yet many business leaders are still skeptical about it. The prejudice might stem form a frequent confusion between therapeutic or spiritual practices of meditation and mindfulness on one side, and learning the Skills of Mindfulness and Mindful Leadership on ...