Being highly sensitive is not a disorder or a personality trait. It's literally how you are born. About 20-30% of people are classified as highly sensitive, which means their nervous system is more sensitive than most people. Since the world is geared toward the other 80%, often times highly sensitive people can be classified as sensitive or shy or aloof, when in reality they process the world much differently. In this episode of the In the Lead Show, I talk to a fellow HSP, Heather Dominick all about what it means to be Highly Sensitive and the things you can do to care for yourself and use this as a strength, not a weakness. In fact, I would argue that Highly Sensitive People make great leaders and if they can use their strengths as tools and care for themselves, they can be impactful and inspiring.
Jennifer Tsang is an ICF Leadership Coach who partners with executives, leaders & everyday people to build more consciousness into how they lead their teams and most importantly, themselves. She believes that leadership is an inside out approach. As someone who has worked on her own personal development and self-leadership for over 15 years, she started her coaching practice in 2020 to help others discover how to lead themselves and grow professionally and personally. Today, Jennifer offers a wide variety of programs and services – from individual coaching, to group and team coaching, mindfulness programs and facilitated group conversations.
High sensitivity is not a personality trait or a disorder.
Highly Sensitive People might need to do things differently.
Strengths of an HSP are: Empathy, listening, connection and intuition.
Understand if you are someone who hides, pushes or combo platters.
Understand how to care for yourself as an HSP.
Heather Dominick is a woman who is impressively successful, and highly sensitive. A former high school drama teacher who collaborated with none other than Bette Midler. A graduate of NYU where she received her first coach training. Heather is the winner of the 2015 Best of Manhattan Coaching Award and creator of the 2014 Stevie Award winning virtual event A Course In Business Miracles: 21-Day Discovery Series that attracted close to 6,000 official registrants from all around the world including: Iceland, Nigeria, Russia, Asia, South America, Australia, Europe and the U.S.
She has appeared on Lifetime Television and has been published in numerous books including Stepping Stones to Success alongside Deepak Chopra.
An exceptional facilitator and teacher Heather is known for creating a safe, sacred environment for true transformation whether delivering training online or in-person. Since 2010, Heather has taught thousands of Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs and Leaders from around the globe how to release life-long limiting beliefs , overcome fears and develop new leadership skills in order to make more impact and more income – with less effort - by doing things differently.