Showing up as our best selves and being leaders during stressful times is hard. What makes it even harder is when we don't know how our own stress impacts our ability to think, speak and lead. During this talk, participants will learn how stress can negatively affect our bodies and minds. We will discuss stress and the release of cortisol and the ways it negatively affects people - and how to see it in yourself and others. Through interactive exercises participants will identify how they respond in stressful situations (much like an organizational change). Participants will learn the 4 keys to getting over the obstacle of stress aka change aka drama together. This will be interactive, they will have an opportunity to identify what they consider to be mission critical during times of stress (through an inventory). This will come in handy when it’s time to execute and problem solve. Learn, grow and become a BEAST at managing stress and leading through challenging times.