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 t...

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 ...

01 Dec 2016

Grooa Being Present
If you are like me, you are probably very busy right now, juggling the additional work and private demands that seem to make most of us a bit more frantic than usual as we approach Christmas. Every year I try very hard to plan for additional buffer time to help me cope with the inevitable year-end urgencies; and every year I end up filling up all my buffer time and a little more. Yet t...

01 Dec 2016

double diamond mindful grooa
If you think that mindfulness is hard to achieve, I have news for you. You and I, and everybody else, are naturally capable of being mindful. Mindfulness is an innate capability of our human mind. Except, we don’t often use it. In a world that offers multiple stimulations and easy distractions, we often drift away from the present moment into multitasking. Everyone of us has the ability...

01 Dec 2016

Clear Mindset Inspiring case study grooa
Disagreements and conflicts are not necessarily problems that we need to remove; they are also opportunities to learn from each other. The C.L.E.A.R. ™ Mindset Method is a revolutionary approach that helps us build the skills necessary to do just that: transform conflicts into positive change. Here we share an example of its application. Those of you who have followed my newsletter hav...