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If you've ever had a hunch that something was not quite right even when all the facts suggested otherwise …
If you've ever followed a gut feeling in a business decision when no data was available – only to later learn that it was the best choice at that time …
If you've ever seen, heard or felt an inexplicable sign that turned out to be a “red flag" that something was wrong or a “green light" that you've got the all clear…
Then, whether you realize it or not, you've already begun tapping into your intuition. And for most of us, we use it more than we realize. However, unlike the common misconception that “you have it or you don't," intuition can be developed and trained – just like a muscle. By consciously acknowledging it, and discovering how and when you use it, you can utilize this powerful tool and apply it to all aspects of your life – in particular, in your business and career.
“Understanding Intuition" is suitable for someone exploring the use of intuition for the first time, as well as those who are already familiar with the intuitive process and want to develop their skills further. In this course, we will provide exercises that walk you through step-by-step on how to draw upon your intuition more quickly and effectively, while also providing scientific evidence that supports why and how it works.
The course is divided into three parts: defining and recognizing how you are uniquely intuitive, discovering how to make sense of the information you receive, and learning how to apply it to the business world in everyday scenarios. Between the lectures and supplemental materials, this course will take an estimated three to four hours to complete.
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|Section 1: Introduction to Using Intuition in Business|
Introduction to the Course and Meet Your InstructorsPreview
Defining Intuition and Leaning How to Recognize ItPreview
What Can Intuition Do in Business?
Exercises in Bypassing the "Gatekeeper" - Bypassing the Logical Mind
An Exercise in Exploring How You Receive Information Using Your Mind's Eye
(optional) How Did It Go? Reviewing the Exercise
Exploring the Senses Exercise: Learning How You Receive Information
Activity to Record Your Experience - What Senses Are Stronger?
Discovering Your Personal Symbols and Exercise - Build Your Own Symbol List
Discovering Your Personal Symbols Review - Section 1 Wrap Up
|Section 2: The Science Behind Intuition|
Understanding the Way the Brain Works
The Hypnosis Model and Its Implications for IntuitionPreview
The Science - Universal Consciousness and the Implications of It
Other Ways to Look at Intuition
|Section 3: Developing and Using Your Intuition|
An Overview of Using and Applying Intuition
Increase Your Awareness of Receiving Intuitive "Sparks" When Meeting People
Exercise to Increase Your Intuition in Career and Business
Exercise to Develop Your Intuition in Problem Solving
Exercise to Develop Your Intuition in Creativity and Wrap Up of Section 2
|Section 4: Using Your Intuition in the Business World|
Quotes on Intuition From World Famous People
The Rational Businessperson's Toolkit
Why is Intuition Critical?
Developing Your Business Intution
The Business Intuition Model
Exercise on The Business Intution Model and Wrap Up
|Quiz 1||5 questions|
This quiz contains five "true" or "false" questions that review the Section 3 lecture series on using intuition in a business setting.
The Spark Exchange Advisory is a specialized team of entrepreneurs, each with more than 20 years of experience as leaders in sales & marketing, executive management, publicity and corporate coaching. Having worked for fortune 500 companies such as NCR, DEC and Honeywell, as well as owning and operating several successful franchises, the Spark Exchange team excels in the technology, hospitality, publishing, media, education, travel & tourism, metaphysical and fitness industries.
Our team is comprised of business professionals who seek to help clients understand the energy surrounding their business and career. By bringing more mindfulness into the workplace, an organization can experience higher productivity, better collaboration, and a more efficient work environment. We help corporations by providing tools for integrating the use of mindfulness into everyday decision making for more successful outcomes, and to gain greater knowledge about the inner workings of their business.
The tools we provide include online courses, workshops, corporate retreats and individual and corporate coaching; all of which combine mindfulness resources and experience to provide our clients clear insight (“sparks”), so that clients can make better, more informed decisions. The ultimate goal is that clients use this training in order to successfully apply it to all aspects of their business.
Cynthia Readnower is an author, columnist, owner of Skinny Leopard Media and Integrated Mindset, LLC and an award winning Life Coach. She spent years in sales and marketing positions for Fortune 500 companies and has owned two restaurants and other small businesses. She received her M.B.A. from the University of Dayton and grew up in Dayton, Ohio. Her interests span the gamut of changing the paradigm of how business is done, drawing out the potential in all people, and using creativity in all aspects of life.
Danielle Palli won her first creative writing award at the age of six, and by age fifteen, she had already been published in the Writer's Journal. Originally from Pennsylvania, she moved to Manhattan to attend New York University, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Media and Global Communications. After becoming enamored with theoretical physics, Eastern Philosophy and martial arts in college, she began studying a mix of martial arts styles, drawn primarily to Tai Chi and Bagua, before eventually gravitating toward Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. For many years, her writing centered around philosophy and exploring the “what ifs" in the universe. In the fall of 2000, she began teaching yoga full time, later adding Pilates and meditation to her practice and classes. She then went on to earn her Master's of Professional Writing degree from Chatham University.
Danielle relocated to Florida in 2005 and opened Birdland Media Works in 2006, offering writing, editing, publicity, marketing and virtual assistance services. Now in it's ninth year, she continues to provide feature articles about business, travel, music, arts & entertainment and health & wellness. On the creative scene, Danielle is also a ghostwriter for online blogs, books and news articles and writes sci-fi/fantasy and mystery/suspense fiction. Along the education front, she publishes books and curricula related to spirituality, health, yoga and meditation. She is the author of the Acting Out Yoga series, contributing author for Yoga in America, and head writer for Inspire, a five-session spirituality program published by Masterpiece Living, and Resilience, a ten-session workshop that integrates successful aging best practices developed by the Masterpiece team. To date, Danielle Palli also has more than 600 published articles to her credit.
Danielle is probably best known as Metromix's former “Traveling Food Girl" (2008-2012), where she has written restaurant reviews, conducted chef interviews and discussed fine wine and world cuisine. She has also been on location, reporting about concerts, festivals and other special events and made regular guest appearances on MAX 98.3 and Studio 10. Additionally, she spent several years as member of the WTSP 10 News team (2011-2014), reporting about anything and everything that helped shape the Tampa Bay community, including byline articles about travel, music, arts & entertainment and health & wellness. Prior to Metromix, she may also be remembered for her work as staff writer for Positive Changemagazine (2006-2008) and Senior Coordinator for Efest 2007.
In 2013 she completed her 18-month long ministerial training and was ordained through the Wisdom of the Heart Church. Danielle continues to write, teach and develop her creative and philosophical sides. In 2014 Danielle Palli, along with two other colleagues, launched Spark Exchange Advisory, an intuitive consulting and training business, where she is a managing partner.
When she's not working, she enjoys exploring new places, learning the piano, cooking, gardening, studying Spanish, visiting art museums and the theater, nature walks, singing, dancing and – most important – spending time with her husband, three cats and mischievous ferret, Fondue – the star in the second Acting Out Yoga book, Anna in Paris.
Julie's experience spans both entrepreneurial ventures and corporate work. Early on in her career, she worked as a computer programmer, data analyst and project manager in telecommunications later opening a yoga studio. She has a Master's degree in Economics and is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-500), now working as a consultant helping yoga studios become thriving businesses.