Working
TOGETHER

Speaking Events

Are you looking to be inspired by a story of finding a sense of identity as a young wahine Māori in Aotearoa, and the journey of communicating this vulnerable process of reconnecting to both her Pākehā and Māori whakapapa

 

Group Workshop

Are you a group rep looking for a starting place for your group to use emotional awareness to perform more at work. This workshop is interactive, authentic, and gives all attendees a resource to take forward into future conversations! 

 

Team Workshop

Are you organising a team day and wanting to put time into building your emotional culture together? I’m here to facilitate a safe (and fun) space for a uniquely practical leadership growth opportunity together!

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EVIDENCE-BASED WORKSHOPS

Organisations that display empathy function better

Emotional culture is crucial to organisational performance. When companies identify the key drivers of their employees not only does engagement increase and morale improve, productivity and employee retention increase. As a result, bottom-line profits go up.

As shown by  Harvard Business Review article ‘Manage Your Emotional Culture’, and supporting research by Sigal Barsade (Professor of Management at Wharton) and Olivia A. O’Neill (Senior Scientist at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being).

The Challenge we Face

There is a significant communication, understanding, and empathy gap in many workplaces.

Most organisations and leaders underestimate the influence emotion has on their culture and leadership. The emotional culture of an organisation influences employee satisfaction, burnout, teamwork, and even hard measures such as financial performance and absenteeism. But organisations (and leaders) don’t talk about emotion because it’s difficult and considered soft. Or they don’t have the skills to leverage emotion.

Bridge’s BACKGROUD

Bridget Watson (Ngāti Hauiti, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Hinemanu, Ngāti Pamoana) is an authenticity-driven entrepreneur, looking to bring emotional intelligence to dinner table conversations. Bridge has workshopped with multiple teams and groups of young professionals to build emotional awareness at work, for meaningful connection and sustainable leadership development.

Her lens has been shaped by being a physiotherapist, a personal development junkie, and a deep desire to know herself better than yesterday. Bridge loves to speak about her cultural identity journey of reconnecting with both her Māori and Pākehā whakapapa, particularly about how growing her personal emotional awareness has been the gateway to this journey.

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Physiotherapist

Bridge understands the link emotional wellbeing has to our physical wellbeing, spiritual wellbeing, and social wellbeing (hauora)

Wahine Māori

Bridge is passionate about bringing her experiences of finding a sense of belonging identifying as a wahine Māori in Aotearoa, 

Communication Coach

Bridge enjoyed facilitating a safe space for growth as a support coach for 8 week personal development programmes for women

Kaitiaki

For the previous three years Bridge has been a kaitiaki for Tae Ora Tinana (Māori partner to Physio NZ) in a volunteer capacity, 

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Speaker

Bridge thrives off bringing energy to a room, and has loved speaking at a range of community and authenticity-focussed events since starting her business in 2021

Celebrant

As a registered celebrant (initially for her brother), Bridge gets very excited at any prospect to celebrant any wedding!

Let’s CHAT

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