Welcome to our new spotlight series, where we introduce you to some of the great authors on the SocialTalent learning platform. With more than 100 experts delivering high-quality content in all areas of workplace excellence, we are proud to have a faculty who are not only highly experienced in their respective fields, but also engage instructors from diverse backgrounds.
Today we are going to meet the wonderful Lianne Wever. As an author, therapeutic coach and managing director of Beam Development and Training, Lianne delivers unique wellbeing, happiness, personal development and resilience training to companies and individuals.
Q. Can you give us some background on your experience and history in this field?
I have worked in the field of wellbeing and personal development for over a decade, delivering training to corporate clients as well as in a one-on-one capacity to help individuals with a variety of challenges and issues.
I come from a diverse background and am a keen learner, some of the qualifications I hold are as well
- Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resources Management
- BA (Hons) Education from Cardiff University
- Havening practitioner
- Meridian Psychotherapist (EFT)
- NLP coach and practitioner
- Heroic optimization coach
- Diploma in Neuropsychology
- Breathe as a medicine coach
- Facilitator of oxygen benefit
- Mental health first aider
- Reiki master and teacher
The training courses we provide are unique and written entirely in-house. We work with organizations around the world, ranging from large multinational corporations to public sector and SMEs. Last year I gave training in 43 countries!
Lianne was a guest on our podcast! Watch her episode all about it dealing with stress as a manager:
Q. What are you currently working on?
I’m writing my third book, which is all about creating unstoppable confidence. Within the company we have built some exciting relationships with organizations around the world to help our message reach an even wider audience.
Q. Can you give us a detailed overview of what your content covers?
My content on the SocialTalent platform is “Going through stress as a new manager”. In every course I teach, whether it’s a mental health issue like anxiety or a personal development issue like Managing Imposter Syndrome, stress is almost always a factor that needs to be addressed. We are also much more likely to become stressed when faced with a new situation. So looking at stress and its impact as we take on the role of a new manager is to help managers understand their stress, the stress that their team may be under. encounter and, most importantly, how to deal with it in a healthy way for everyone involved.
Q. Why is this an important topic of study today?
Over the last three years we have all had to deal with enormous stressors, not least a pandemic, but also our own individual challenges during that time. Stress seems to be an increasingly present part of our daily lives. I find it interesting that in school we learn algebra and the biology of a plant, and yet it is highly unlikely that any of us have ever been stressed and had our response to stressors explained to us. Understanding this better can help us make better choices in managing our own stress and be more sensitive to identifying stress in others.
Q. What do you hope students will gain from completing your missions?
I really hope it gives students a deeper understanding of stress and their own reactions. Many of us flippantly say “I’m stressed” without really understanding what that means and how we are programmed to respond to it physiologically and psychologically. By understanding the neuroscience of stress and having proven ways to manage stress, this mission can help transform individuals both at work and at home.
Q. Where can people find you?
There are a number of ways to get in touch with me:
Our website – Corporate Wellbeing Training | Beam development and training
LinkedIn – Lianne Wever
Instagram Beam training and development
YouTube – Beam training and development
My books – Radical Self-Care: How to Thrive in Challenging Times; and Interrupting Anxiety: Practical Tools to Interrupt Anxious Thoughts.