The modern day workplace has to be the greatest social experiment of all time. People from diverse backgrounds working together to achieve a shared vision of moving the business forward. Except it’s not that cut and dry. Beyond the organizational agenda lies human interests and needs that can either be supported by an organizations culture or undermined by defensiveness and distrust. Every individual comes to the workplace with a set of beliefs, assumptions, and habitual behavioral patterns. Harnessing this rich diversity to foster innovation requires essential relational skills that are often lacking in our technical training.

Here’s a simple breakdown…


Imagine you are approaching the end of your life and the first thought that pops into your mind is, “Hell yeah, I did that shit right! I lived, I loved, I forgave and I failed so many times that I grew into an amazing person.”

This is a resolution I made with myself a few years ago.

Many of us make resolutions to lose weight, change jobs, find our soul mate, blah, blah, blah. All of those are short term goals with the pursuit of happiness as the end goal. But it never comes because we’re never truly content with…


Reality is the totality of what we’ve been told Biased to see things before they unfold. Assuming we know and assigning roles Is the epitome of missing the essence of the soul. Yet if we knew the world wasn’t what we thought We wouldn’t spend so much time defining our plot. Those stories that loop and keep us confined Are the blinding beliefs that control our mind. The perceptions of doubt and fear of the unknown Limit our ability to see what wants be shown. The light, the truth, the possibilities beyond What our minds could fathom if we were…


Authentic role modeling is about a self well-expressed. The way you show up, the grace in which you handle tough situations, and the permission you give yourself to be authentic and vulnerable can greatly influence another person.

It’s not about giving unsolicited advice or thinking you know what is best for someone else. When your inner light shines on someone it helps them see themselves. You are not here to fix anyone. You are simply here to evolve and freely express yourself so that others may see the possibilities and the beauty of imperfection.

Role modeling is about holding unconditional…


The latest research in neuroscience and epigenetics depicts a fascinating tale of how our experiences and environments create our reality and alter our biology. The stories we play in our minds create neurological loops that keep us seeing reality through the lens of the past. Our emotional connection and perception of an experience creates a concoction of neurochemicals that flood our cells with information about how to respond to a situation physiologically.

When you shift your emotional relationship and narrative of the story, you change which chemical messengers are delivered to your cells and thus engage in a biological reprogramming…

Kristi Lee Schatz

Writer | Coach | Speaker | Psych Geek. Featuring life hacks, rewiring the brain & improving mindset.

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