Dr. Helena Lass

Welcome to our interview with Dr. Helena Lass. Helena is an entrepreneur, awareness teacher and psychiatrist. She is also and the Founder of Wellness Orbit. Her work is focused on mental health, awareness, entrepreneurship, and intra-personal wellbeing—especially at workplaces.

Helena sees wellness not as a goal by itself but rather as the main pre-requisite for excellent performance at all times and tasks. She believes the way we direct and manage our attention impacts both professional results and satisfaction from life.

Welcome Helena, and thank you for contributing to the questions that are at the heart of Container13. (Read our interview highlights and get our take on the interview at Is your autopilot serving you?)

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Q1: How can we create workplaces where every voice matters, everyone thrives & finds meaning, and change & innovation happen naturally?

We oftentimes communicate a lot of things that are not as much to be debated with others, but are really just our own processes that need to be dealt with first.Click To Tweet

What you will learn in this segment:

  • Two ways in which every voice matters
  • What are complexes and why they are important
  • What is awareness and how it differs from attention
  • Why workplaces can't give people meaning
  • What workplaces and kindergarten have in common
  • What it really means to move beyond thinking and memory to insights and awareness
Q2: How do we get an employee's full attention and best performance?

Most people have monkey mind because there is no education about how to discover where your awareness currently is and how to keep it there where you need it.Click To Tweet

What you will learn in this segment:

  • The employees role in getting full attention & best performance
  • Why it's so important to be aware of when you need more information
  • How our awareness is hijacked by monkey mind
  • Why not knowing how to direct our awareness is one of the biggest misfortunes that can happen to us
  • The critical differences between attention and awareness

Q3: What do people really lack and long for at work?

Almost 99% of our life runs on autopilot. We are living the lives of complexes that are very similar to instincts because they are automated and reflex like.Click To Tweet

What you will learn in this segment:

  • Why we are actually not lacking anything
  • What's really directing or commanding us
  • Why it's so important to recognize and resolve our complexes
Q4: What is the most important question leaders should be asking employees?

If we bring all of us to work, then literally everything comes along—all of the problems too. So managers can now ask you, 'How can I help you integrate everything that you are and help you align that with this work so that you can work in the best way?'Click To Tweet
What you will learn in this segment:

  • Why leaders should be asking employees what they actually need
Q5: What is the most important question employees should be asking leaders?

How can I understand what my place is here and best use my skills to advance the overall mission of the company? Click To Tweet

What you will learn in this segment:

  • Why employees should be asking for what they actually need & how they fit into the bigger picture
Q6: What is the most important question we should be asking ourselves?

The more we clear out who we actually are not, the clearer it becomes who we actually are. That's when our real life begins and that's when you start to live your real potential—what you can do and what you have been called for.Click To Tweet

What you will learn in this segment:

  • Why asking ourselves who is leading our lives is the most important question to ask
Q7: What realities do we face in making these changes real in the workplace?

Becoming more of a human is not a meditation. Becoming more human means becoming less of a human robot on autopilot.Click To Tweet

What you will learn in this segment:

  • Why we need to take personal responsibility for leading our lives
  • What it means to become more human

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