Welcome to Happy Space®
I believe that everyone deserves a chance to make their richest contributions. Unfortunately, modern work culture can often invite marginalized groups to burn out or opt out...neither of which option feels just.
Happy Space is about exploring the intersection of productivity & inclusivity from the perspective of design. If we can design inclusive performance, we'll spark the reciprocity of giving and receiving, leading to wildly fulfilling lives for all involved.
Inclusivity must expand to address the neurodivergent mind, invisible disabilities, sensitivity, temperament, and caregiving responsibilities.
Check out the podcast, events, and programs all about working towards everyone having a Happy Space.
Being a highly sensitive person myself, I have taken a particular interest in building awareness of the trait. Did you know that the trait of high sensitivity appears in 1 in 5 people? If it is not you, it is a family member, friend, colleague, or member of your community.
It is my goal to inspire a more tender world where all of us can make our richest contributions, HSPs included.
Want to be a part of the Happy Space movement?
Every month - on the second Monday (except for October and December when it will be the third Monday) I host an open Zoom call from noon - 1 pm Eastern Time to explore a topic related to designing inclusive performance.
Taking a cue from a burning news story we'll explore the issues from a variety of prespectives: employee experience & culture, product, service, & workspace design, inclusivity & performance to name a few.
Sign up for the Happy Space Hot Topics list and you'll be sent the Zoom Link and reminders for each call. Please note that the Zoom room size is limited so join early to be sure of a spot. See you there!
So you can plan ahead, please note these 2023 dates:
Monday, January 9
Taking a break in February
Monday, March 13
Monday, April 10
Monday, May 8
Monday, June 12
Monday, July 10
Monday, August 14
Monday, September 14
Monday, October 16 (third Monday due to Canadian Thanksgiving)
Monday, November 13
Monday, December 18 (third Monday due to travel)
*dates subject to change so subscribe to stay in the know.
Are you ready to spiral up instead of down? Every quarter, I'll be holding a THRIVE SESSION on a different aspect of sustainable performance.
These are group experiences designed with sensitivity in mind. You'll have time for learning, reflection, and processing, along with an opportunity to access laser coaching at bonus pricing.
Our last Thrive Session - Design Your Best Year Yet! was a hit.
Tune In to the Happy Space Podcast
The "Happy Space Podcast" is about empowering Highly Sensitive People to stand in their strengths, celebrate their superpowers, and navigate the struggles that come with being highly perceptive and responsive. It is also about sharing inspiring stories of forward-thinking leaders and designers creating with sensitivity in mind.
- Meet thriving HSPs and learn what they are doing to live their best lives
- Hear from creators of neurologically safe experiences - work culture shapers, urban planners, and space, product, & service designers
The goal is to inspire a more tender world.
Doesn't everyone deserve a Happy Space?
Join the Happy Space Pod
The Happy Space Pod is our online community on Facebook
The Happy Space Pod is a community of like-minded professionals who are motivated to inspire and support a more inclusive world.
It includes people who are in leadership roles shaping work cultures, shared spaces, products, services, and customer experiences with inclusivity and performance in mind.
We hold in common the belief that diversity is powerful and flexibility is the key to inviting the richest contributions from as many as possible.
You'll find highly sensitive people (HSPs), neurodivergent minds, and others who may have felt marginalized by our sometimes toxic world.
This is a place of hope, support, and advocacy for change.
We're thinking both bottom up - what can individuals do to ensure their sustainable performance, and top down - what can leaders to do design inclusive performance.
We must stop squandering talent. Everyone deserves a fulfilling life.
#everyone deserves a happy space.
The pod is a safe and supportive space to connect and explore:
INDIVIDUAL - DESIGNING SUSTAINABLE PERFORMANCE
- successfully integrating work and life
- sustaining energy
- effectively setting boundaries
- self-mastery with a huge dose of self-compassion
- organizing & productivity practice
INDIVIDUAL - DESIGNING INCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE
- expanding inclusivity to include temperament, neurodiversity, invisible disabilities, care-giving responsibilities, and more
- shaping spaces, products, services, and experiences to suit more people
- creating work practices to respect humanity
Be a Podcast Guest
Do you have a story to share that is relevant to HSPs?
We are selecting guests for upcoming seasons.
Are you a Culture Shaper?
A workplace leader, urban planner, space designer, product inventor, or service designer?
If you create neurologically safe experiences, join me in conversation to inspire others to do the same.
Are you an HSP Thought Leader?
Someone who is researching, educating and/or helping HPSs? Let's share your perspective and insights to enrich the HSP journey.
Are you a Thriving HSP?
Share how your sensitivity has contributed to your success and how you have managed the challenges of this world designed for the neurotypical.
If this is you – please apply to be a Happy Space Podcast guest! Please know you will also be added to "the museletter", the newsletter I send to keep my Happy Space friends informed about events, podcasts, and more.