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Inspiration and Encouragement Cohort: Emotional Triggers & Self-Compassion in Entrepreneurship

Being an entrepreneur involves risk, uncertainty, financial up and downs, and moments of feeling like a total failure.  Because we have so much on the line, we may find ourselves becoming very emotional and not know how best to manage that.  We also may be very hard on ourselves to achieve more.  This session will provide information and practices to help manage emotional triggers and learn about how important self-compassion is for our success and  well-being.

Participants will learn:

  • The neuroscience behind emotional triggers

  • A self-regulation practice to help you manage and diffuse strong emotions

  • Why self-compassion makes you better at running your business

  • Practices to become more compassionate to yourself

Julie Murphy is a thought leader, teacher, executive coach, and consultant who is passionate about creating the conditions for leaders to show up fully and people to thrive in the workplace. She teaches worldwide the science and practice of mindfulness, resilience, and emotional intelligence in business.  Julie also teaches resilience programs addressing burnout and secondary trauma for people in helping professions such as doctors, nurses, and advocates working with victims of abuse.

Julie understands the challenges that leaders face from her 20 years of experience working with organizations on strategy, change, employee engagement, team building, culture, and leadership development.   She is a former practicing attorney and was the head of strategy for the national headquarters of Girl Scouts in NYC.

Julie has a Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School and a BA from Rutgers University.  Julie is a certified teacher of Search Inside Yourself, the mindfulness-based, emotional intelligence program designed and tested at Google.  She is also a featured teacher on the mindfulness app, Simple Habit.  You can learn more about Julie and her work at:

Oakwood Leadership was founded in 2016.  We offer consulting and coaching services around leadership development, board development, change management, and offer a variety of programs addressing  secondary trauma, chronic stress, performance, leadership presence, burnout through mindfulness, resilience, and emotional intelligence.