While many of us are practicing “Social Distancing” during the COVID-19 outbreak for important safety reasons, we also need to pay attention to our own and our communities psychological safety. One of my Akimbo Coworking Group coaches, Colin Steele, wrote a short blog post about connecting with three people per day over at his blog – https://colinsteele.work/2020/03/19/three-connections-a-day/ and I think the sort of reaching out and connecting he describes will help people feel connected and safe in a real way.
As Colin writes,
It doesn’t have to be much. Just consider what you might do if you reached 100 people (three per day times 30-plus days) and said, “Hey — I see you. I’m thinking of you. How are you? How can I be of service?”
Be safe, practice social distancing, and reach out!
The team at GoodIvy is here if you need us.
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Dr. Matthew W. Colpitts is currently the Head of School and President of Ventures Academy, a unique high school for students who want to create startup businesses while in school! He is also currently on the Board of Directors for Studio East, a non-profit for youth theatre and performing arts education.
Previously, he served at Léman Manhattan Preparatory School as the Director of Residence Life & Campus Safety where he lead the educational, operational, and student support aspects of the boarding program and security for the whole school. Matt has been an educator, administrator, and leader in higher education and K12 independent schools for over 10 years serving in the areas of residence life, university housing, student conduct, campus safety and security, emergency management, enrollment management, and student affairs. Matt has also served in educator-leader roles at diverse educational institutions including Clark University, Landmark College, Southern Oregon University, Utah State University, and Interlochen Center of the Arts. He also does independent risk and safety management consulting.
A first-generation college student from rural Maine, Matt is a proud graduate of Clark University in Worcester, MA with a B.A. in English and Philosophy. He holds an Ed.D. from Fielding Graduate University where he researched emergency management in educational institutions. Outside of school, Matt enjoys reading, traveling, and learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
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