Best Way to Start a Meeting

How many of you hate meetings? Well, I used to hate them at times. I had a lot of work to do, and meetings took away time from that. However, think about the energy you bring to the meeting? If you think it is going to suck or is a waste of time, how will it affect the meeting? How will it affect you?

It drains your energy even if you don't speak during it because it causes stress and annoyance in your mind. Change doesn't happen overnight. But if you start with small changes like this and go in with a different attitude, then you will see changes occur in the long run. Try it out.

Also, even if you are not in a business setting, this will help. If you are a teacher and have a meeting with a parent or a chef having a discussion on a new menu, wherever you work you are solving problems and collaborating. Changing your perspective on work convos will make your days better, and your work will flourish because of it.

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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