Workshops for Online Communication Skills

Connection Lab Online: The need for Connection Lab online workshops has never been greater. In the world of social distancing, our healthcare experts are warning about social isolation and a current social recession. Communication is our lifeline. And, Zoom fatigue is real. According to recent Blind study only 20% of professionals are actively listening and […]

6 Box Video Series

Welcome to the 6Box Video Series The principles and practices of Connection Lab revolve around the Six Box Model – an effective deconstruction of the nature of communication and an awareness of how each of us shows up uniquely under the stress of our realities. These videos are the result of a conversation between Reilly […]

Practice Presence: Connection Lab a Blended Methodology

The answer you seek is in Relationship. This is repeated over and over as a key to success. Over and over again, we are hearing the need for improved connection and human interaction for motivation and direction. The arts has dedicated itself to the fulfillment of connection—both to content and to the audience. Now, we […]

Permission to Fail

“There’s no such thing as wrong notes”—Miles Davis  Granted, we’re not all jazz musicians –but is he right? How will we ever approach our ambition, succeed in the unknown, without a healthy relationship to failure? According the Harvard business review article, Permission to Fail by Aaron Brown: A popular misconception is that a risk manager’s […]

Theory and Practice: Tape Measure Required

  It all feels a million miles away. In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is. – Yogi Berra The only way to test a theory is to put it into practice.When you go for a test drive, the rubber meets the road and we find out if […]

What is Relational Communication?

Connection Lab Relationship Workshop Module 1  – a deep dive into relational communication. It is an opportunity to better understand the connection of people to their content, craft, character and values – then ultimately to their audience. In this workshop we explore questions about relationships, communication and presentation – download our one-sheet for more information. […]

Reframing Human Connection

      Reframing Human Connection   At Connection Lab reframing refers to experimenting with looking at the same thing through a different lens. Artists do this all the time – different ways to test perspective.    The challenge in visual artist is how to achieve three-dimension on a two-dimensional surface. What do you do […]

RussBear LifeCoach: I’m Not Open to Feedback Right Now

RussBear LifeCoach: I’m Not open to Feedback Right Now RussBear explains: “I came out as a Life Coach about 8 years ago. it wasn’t so much a decision as a natural process. During that process, I noticed that other coaches and the individuals who hire us had some common challenges – and after many conversations […]

British Journal of Psychology Study: I follow, therefore I lead

I follow, therefore I lead: A longitudinal study of leader and follower identity and leadership in the marines Researchers Kim Peters and Alex Haslam published a study 22 May 2018 in the British Journal of Psychology – a longitudinal study on 218 male Royal Marines recruits embarked on an elite training program. The findings — […]

What do you want to get better at? Re-imagining Personality Assessments

Over the years I have taken a variety of personality tests. While each test had a slightly different focus, the goal of these surveys are to measure and reveal our optimal life path and career choices. Hurrah!   During one of these assessments, a fellow participant complained that she has been doing these tests for […]