This makes us feel heard, understood, and appreciated, right? It makes us feel good, so let's bestow that same feeling on others.
When you practice making eye contact, you're...
- in the moment
- increasing your listening skills
- showing respect
I know it can feel awkward, but the more you practice, the easier it will become. I'm working on this with everyone I encounter from the cashier at the store to my friends to new people I meet at work events. It forces me to listen, and it makes my connections more genuine. I have realized that people feel more comfortable, and it makes my bonds stronger.
Let's put our phones down and focus on who's speaking to us. It's a small change that has big results.
Arathi Ramappa is a certified executive coach, certified spiritual life coach, speaker, and management consultant who helps individuals thrive in life and business. Using the concepts of emotional intelligence, self-compassion, and mindfulness, Arathi has helped clients start their own businesses, develop leadership skills, diminish conflict in relationships, implement positive behaviors, and increase confidence.
Arathi offers one-on-one coaching and emotional intelligence and conscious principles workshops to organizations. She created the EASE approach to help others Explore, Analyze, Strengthen, and Empower their thinking to identify and conquer obstacles to success and change their lives and businesses.
With twenty years of experience in business management coupled with certifications in coaching and emotional intelligence, Arathi’s background as a serial entrepreneur and a veteran in the start-up space has provided her with extensive cross-functional knowledge that she can apply to any situation or client. She has managed teams globally in places such as India, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, Taiwan, Eastern Europe, as well as the U.S., and has worked with a wide range of clients including from the financial, healthcare, cybersecurity, and fashion industries, among others.
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