Inner Wisdom at Work (August 2018)

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Inner Wisdom at Work (August 2018)

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Better Business Decisions from Within

Can you make better business decisions by trusting your internal compass? Most books about making good business decisions involve rationality, logic, and hard data. But most important decisions call for more than just reason or logic. They need the discernment of people fully paying attention to what’s inside.

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Date: Wednesday, August 15th
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: SE Uplift | 3534 SE Main St. 

Large Organization or Business Pricing: $279
Small Organization or Nonprofit Pricing (less than 10 people): $147

The ability to make decisions with wisdom and personal integrity is a necessary tool for management or business leadership. If your business or organization is interested in developing leaders and managers with greater access to their inner resources, this short workshop is a powerful start.   

Inner Wisdom at Work is a workshop for business leaders and organizational managers wanting to access and use their internal compass at work. If you were to ask the average workplace what's needed to make good decisions, you would typically get:

  • Facts
  • Logic
  • Clear thinking

Decision-making is not a mechanical process. A growing scientific consensus suggests that decisions are emotional, bounded by how we see the world. We decide first, then rationalize our decisions with "logic" or "reason." If we don't realize this, we are unaware and unconscious of the real reasons behind our decisions.

On the most fundamental level, Businesses and organizations hire people to make decisions. That is all work really is. So the wisdom, integrity and discernment of a person is the most important quality in an employe. However, our current ideas of professionalism require we leave certain parts of ourselves outside of the job. But leaving certain parts of ourselves at home means not fully showing up at work. This workshop is about understanding your own decisions in a deeper way and accessing all of yourself in your work. But within each of us is deep insight and integrity, accessible if we take the time, silence, and patience to hear it.

In this workshop, You’ll learn how to find the real core of an issue, or at least know the direction it is in. You'll get a clear feeling of how to move forward with strength and confidence. You'll also experience what a powerful practice asking clear, honest questions is. After, you'll be able to bring this process back to your organization, helping others access their own inner wisdom. All of this is bringing more of YOU into your professional life. At its foundation, this workshop will illuminate how to bring the inner knowledge and wisdom you have to make good decisions, outside of external opinions and judgments, to the issues you face at work.

What previous participants have to say about Inner Wisdom At Work:

I had the experience of the Quaker clearness committee in a workshop led by Douglas. I found it to be tremendously helpful in figuring out a difficult professional challenge. My small group asked insightful and unbiased questions in the clearness committee and I began to see the problem in a whole new light. I highly recommend this process. - Emily Barrosse

I had the opportunity to be part of a personal leadership workshop led by Douglas. His directness, honesty and guidance was incredibly valuable to the program. One of the program activities was the clearness committee. I found this activity helped filter out much of the noise in my head with a decision I had to make and with the feedback of the group, I was able to think outside the box. You get out what you put in. You must fully embrace and open up to fully get the most out of it. - Steven Meija


Douglas Tsoi is the founder of PUGS and a Quaker. For a number of years, he was a faculty member at George School, a Quaker boarding school in Pennsylvania. There he was chair of the Discipline Committee, as well as a teacher and a coach. Douglas was also a member of the American Friends Service Committee's (AFSC) Nobel Peace Prize Nominating Committee. He has workshopped Quaker clearness committees to help business people make difficult decisions with wisdom, purpose, and integrity.