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Train for Trust

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

 “You’re just going to have to get comfortable being uncomfortable!”

You’ve likely heard that. Likely read it. Maybe said it. Or, perhaps someone told you that. It’s a pretty bold statement. Finding our way out of our pre-COVID burnout and post-tumultous 2020 box can be challenging…Frustrated? Confused? Less patience? Shorter fuse? Me too.

Neuroscience proves that our thinking brains have NOTHING over our feeling bodies. No matter who are you, 2020 brought uncertainty on many fronts and all of that uncertainty led to lots of big feelings. Big feelings tend to linger and are more likely to cause us to react instead of respond…manifesting in behaviors which are judged to be “out of character”. For most of us lacking context, understanding and a common language around our physiology and emotions, we find ourselves in place where we either sense or know that things just aren’t quite right. And yet, we can’t quite put our finger on it either.

Worse than that is the punishing impact our reactionary or “out of character” has on those around us. As humans lacking context, insight and a common language around emotions and “out of character” behaviors, our default is “judge a book by its cover”, which is almost always a bad idea…and counterproductive to relationships at all levels and in all places.

Join us for the building blocks of trust.


  • Individuals: who are part of any group of people…at work, at home, at an association, or an extracurricular group. DE&I and Trauma Informed Care advocates.
  • Leaders: learn to lead with unmistakability and meet your employees where they are. Move relationships from transactional to transformational.
  • Enterprise: build better engagement, improve team performance, and increase employee job satisfaction as well as client satisfaction by evolving to a workplace focused on transparency and trust.


  • Uncertainty is the main driver of anxiety.
  • 40% of the population self admits to being anxious
  • 13% of the population has been diagnosed with generalized anxiety

How Long?

Two stand-alone 90-minute sessions.

Enterprise or department deployment could span a 12-month period and may include partnerships with Newaukee and or Like|Minded.


We use a culture and needs assessment to produce customized training to meet your team(s) where they are. Depending on your goals, this may include an employee engagement survey.


An environment where all employees feel:
…seen …heard …valued …respected …included …connected
…a place where every member of the team can bring their best self to work.

What? | Bartolotta & Associates Services

Session #1

The Foundation

“You’re just going to have to get comfortable being uncomfortable!” The “You”ser Manual.

Session #2

The Walls

“You’re just going to have to get comfortable being uncomfortable!” The “You”ser Manual.

Session #3

The Mortar

Psychological Safety:
Team or Enterprise deployment.

Benefits for your organization include:

80% of workers identify WELLBEING as important to an organization’s success

*Deloitte, Human Capital Trends 2021

79% of workers identify a sense of BELONGING as important to an organization’s success, and 93% agreed that it drives organizational performance

* Deloitte, Human Capital Trends 2020

When workers feel like they belong, companies reap substantial bottom-line benefits.  High belonging was linked to a whopping 56% increase in job performance, a 50% drop in turnover risk, and a 75% reduction in sick days.  For a 10,000-person company this could result in annual savings of more than $52M.

*The Harvard Business Review

70% is the impact managers have on employee ENGAGEMENT scores and PERFORMANCE

*Gallup 2019

29% of employees perform more COLLABORATIVELY with an inclusive leader.

*Harvard Business Review

19% is the average revenue increase companies see with a DIVERSE team and INCLUSION strategy



Creating Transformational Inclusion

Interested in cultivating a culture of connection, collaboration, and caring in your company?

Contact Bartolotta & Associates today!