94 - Creating Magic at Work with Amy Lynn Durham


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This week we have Amy Lynn Durham, the founder of Create Magic at Work, on the podcast. Create Magic At Work’s intention is to offer Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) and Emotional Intelligence (EQ) tools to energize and transform the workplace. As an expert in building positive company cultures, Amy designed Create Magic At Work to bring a variety of services and strategies to aid in cultivating teamwork and harmony in order to improve profits and employee morale.

Amy Lynn Durham is the CEO of “Create Magic At Work” and a U.C. Berkeley Certified Executive Coach. She is certified to coach in the 21 skills associated with Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) using the SQ21 Assessment and an Emotional Intelligence Practitioner (EQ). Amy has spent years in the corporate world successfully managing hundreds of employees for private and publicly traded companies. In her spare time, you can also find her spending time with her Cavapoo puppy, Mr. Bingley.

Amy is an author of an amazing book too, "Create Magic at Work" This magical book contains field-tested activities that leaders and coaches can utilize to ignite authentic connection with their clients, teams, or employees. The time is now to apply these practices so we can all thrive as human beings. “I intentionally made this book feel magical and whimsical to bring a childlike play and feel back into the workplace. Please enjoy the beautiful illustrations from the magical mermaid artist Marybel Martin and the beautiful book design from Chad Beckerman.” – Amy Lynn Durham.

01:34 Amy gives an overview and the major definitions of Spiritual Intelligence (SQ).

03:54 Explains step by step how to learn about Spiritual Intelligence 21 Skills, and how her assessment works, also about how to discover your hidden strengths.

08:46 How Spiritual Intelligence helped Amy after leaving her corporate executive job to bring back her creativity, also talks about her book “Create Magic at Work” and how she discovered the 21 Skills.

11:34 The main reasons that made Amy leaves her job and how she did plan to leave her employees, how she spent her last year at work and what activities she did, the story behind the quote “leap and a net will appear”, How data and numbers are not enough and why rational intelligence (IQ)and Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) are indispensable to succeed in the future.

15:33 Amy answers the question What is the difference between men and women leaders, and why men should work on their emotional and spiritual skills. And how does collaborating and connecting masculine and feminine increase productivity.

18:36 Amy defines Servant leadership, what most people think about it and why it’s important besides emotional and spiritual intelligence.

23:03 Amy talks about her book, "Create Magic at Work," how it helps to build IQ and SQ, how she wrote it, and how she authored the "Journal Prompt Card Deck" during the pandemic, and how that helped her during lockdown.

25:10 Amy Picks a Card (Reward) "I Take Time to Reward myself for the Work that I accomplish." and answers two questions: 1. What am I proud of that I have accomplished? 2. Write four sentences congratulating yourself on a job well job.

27:43 Amy gives bits of advice for leaders.





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