Sylvia Lafair is the founder of Creative Energy Options (CEOinc), a global business consulting firm and the world’s leading authority in Pattern Breakthrough Leadership Development, a Top Global Leadership Guru, and a best-selling author.
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In her bestselling book about stress, Invisible Stress, Sylvia LaFair discusses invisible stress, a silent type of stress that, for many of us, may lurk beneath the surface and influence our behavior, outside our awareness. This type of psychological stress becomes even more significant as we approach the Holiday season. Unfortunately, those stressors leading up to the Holidays have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is crucial for us to learn how to cope with Holiday stress and to manage our stress levels before we reach a stage of Holiday stress burnout.
There are many causes of Holiday stress. Simply preparing for the Holidays heightens our stress levels. We have to make decisions about whether or not we should attend Holiday gatherings or company parties. Is it safe to travel? Everything seems to urgently demand our attention. We don't have enough time to get everything done. We don't have enough money. We feel pressured to give gifts, and we feel pressure to "keep up" with others. We may have to deal with family drama or perhaps bad relationships. We feel coerced. We have to take time off work. We become acutely aware of those who have passed on and cannot be with us this year. Some of us even experience Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder.
Any one of these can take a damaging toll on our mental health. Sometimes the pressure can become unbearable, and we simply burn out. What is one to do?
Sylvia LaFair, in her best-selling book on stress, Invisible Stress, shows us how to practice what she calls "Safe Stress". Invisible Stress shows readers how to:
• Discuss the fourth level, invisible stress, with information not available till now.
• Gain cutting-edge methods to tackle root causes of overwhelm and self-doubt.
• Acquire powerful yet simple ways to make stress work for you.
• Gather tips to build confidence and strengthen resilience during tough times.
• Learn how to adopt healthy daily behaviors to stay in the safe stress zone.
• Explore coping mechanisms to manage today’s accelerated rate of change.
• Master new leadership skills for less stress and a more harmonious life.
Readers and reviewers alike have praised 'Invisible Stress.' Andy Heppelle, Chief magic maker, accelerating sustainability, Capgemini said ‘New possibilities unleash when you are aware of the real cause of stress underneath the obvious.” Brenda Thompson, executive director, Gadsden, Schneider, and Woodward, LLP comments, 'It is an essential part of the role of human resources to guide people to gain the clarity this book gives about how to handle stress.’ Mark Baylis, Founder of Valor Clinic, US Army Special Forces (Retired), said it ". . . should be required reading for the military." Joanne LaMarca Mathisen, former network producer NBC Today, New York, said, “Invisible stress followed me around for decades. Once I understood it was always with me, and I carried it around like two dumbbells on my shoulders, I learned to make the right changes. I’m calmer now, and even better, more energetic.”
Author Sylvia Lafair is the CEO of Creative Energy Options Inc. (CEOinc), a firm that challenges the status quo of workplace relationships. A pioneer in leadership education and executive coaching her work has been transformational for individuals, teams, and entire organizations.
Over the past 30 years, she has searched for hidden emotional mechanisms at work in a typical office environment. The desire was to discover why people respond the way they do underneath traditional communication skills. This overlooked miscommunication is at the core of office politics, absenteeism, lawsuits, and poor productivity. This knowledge leads to meaningful changes for individuals and companies. The company's Pattern Breakthrough process, not found in any other coaching or programs, enables them to prepare clients to transcend business frustrations to heightened productivity. The company continues to win awards for Pattern Breakthrough Coaching and Total Leadership Connections.
CEOptions offers several books, written by Sylvia, that address patterns for success, leadership, diversity, communication, collaboration, creativity, and many other topics. There is an online seminar series and advanced programs for stress proficiency, women leaders, and executives. Information on all the tools and solutions offered by CEOptions are on the website www.ceoptions.com.
Lafair is an innovative thought leader who has worked with McGraw-Hill, Avon, Google, Lockheed Martin, Merck, Microsoft, Novartis, and many other globally recognized companies. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Time, Huffington Post and Fortune.
Sylvia Lafair, an engaging storyteller, is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at sylviaceoptions.com. All her books are available at retail book outlets worldwide. More information is available at the company's website at https://ceoptions.com.
About Sylvia Lafair:
Sylvia Lafair has been trailblazing new territories in her quest to find the best ways to work together effectively. Traveling throughout the world and learning from diverse cultures, she led groups to hike the Inca Trail into Machu Picchu, bungee jump in New Zealand, eat indiscernible stew in the Amazon, and sleep on reindeer skins at the Ice Hotel in Sweden. When she sits long enough, she writes, coaches, and leads seminars. Sylvia is the award-winning author of 'Don't Bring It To Work,’ ‘GUTSY: How Women Leaders Make Change’ and ‘UNIQUE: How Story Sparks Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement.’
Sylvia was awarded as one of the top 25 Women in Business by the NEPA Business Journal and The National Association of Women Business Owners for her mentoring to help women move beyond pleasers to become truth-tellers. For the past nine years, she has been a top 30 global leadership guru, and is one of the top 200 global thought leaders for 2021.
Dr. Lafair offers a foundation of personal and professional exploration in every program, every book, every speech she gives. Her award-winning book, 'Don’t Bring It to Work' is one of the top 9 books for every boss to read. Sylvia retooled her skills as a noted psychologist to explore and chart how family patterns show up at work. She prepares leaders and teams to find the sweet spot of cooperation and productivity and make work a place of high learning with lessened stress.