Building Better Bonds – A Recap of the Covve Workshop on Fostering Connection

Over 90 participants entered the bustling recent workshop hosted by Covve, “A Joyful Masterclass for Connection Professionals,” which unfolded as a vibrant gathering dedicated to forging stronger connections. This masterclass was not just a routine seminar but a dynamic interaction among professionals eager to enrich their connection-building habits amidst the loneliness epidemic that mirrors the effects of smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day.

Joined by panelists Brian Helfman, Ben Swire, and Linda Brandt and Rebecca Cooper, participants gained access to powerful anecdotes and activities that gave them a nudge in the direction of building lasting relationships. Each of the panelists brought their unique perspectives and stories that helped shape them into the professionals they are today.

Insightful Panel and Engaging Activities

Brian Helfman: Connecting with Oneself

Brian Helfman, Founder & Chief Experience Officer at Third Nature, presented an introspective activity titled “Connecting With Yourself To Authentically Connect With Others.” Participants delved into their childhood aspirations and how these dreams have shaped their adult identities, emphasizing the importance of authenticity in building meaningful relationships.

Ben Swire: The Power of Shared Stories

Ben Swire, Co-Founder of Make Believe Works, guided attendees through a light-hearted exercise on childhood misconceptions. This session not only provided laughs but also illustrated how easy it is to misinterpret the world, highlighting the role of stories in creating deeper connections.

Linda Brandt and Rebecca Cooper: Accepting and Expanding Compliments

Linda Brandt, a leader from the Lean In Together MSP network, along with Rebecca Cooper from CoreLogic, focused on the impact of accepting compliments genuinely. Their activity encouraged participants to recognize their strengths and comfortably receive praise, fostering self-assurance and mutual respect in interactions.

As the workshop concluded, the panelists reiterated the connection to the broader mission of combating loneliness. Participants shared their takeaways, committing to integrate and practice what they learned. The session ended on a hopeful note with Randy Newman’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” echoing the sentiment of community and support cultivated during the workshop.

Stay Engaged with Covve

For those who missed this enlightening event or wish to deepen their connection skills, keep an eye on Covve. This community is continuously evolving, offering resources and workshops that empower professionals to build meaningful, enduring relationships. Whether you are looking to enhance your professional network or cultivate personal connections, Covve’s upcoming workshops are an invaluable resource.

Join us in our next session to not only expand your professional toolkit but also to connect with a community dedicated to making a difference in the world through stronger personal bonds. Stay tuned for more updates and prepare to be part of this transformative journey.

Written on 10 May 2024.

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