Midrash Shabbat: Courage
Saturday, January 14th, following Shabbat Services
led by Eric Kaufmann
If your joy is regularly disrupted by change and uncertainty, and the fear and anxiety they bring, you’re not alone – you’re human. While faith and prayer are one source for coping with uncertainty and anxiety, courage is another. Join us for a exploratory and practical discussion about:
• Whether courage is only an issue of mortal danger, or does it have broader applications?
• The critical distinction between bravery and courage
• Can we become fearless?
• The connection between courage and fulfilling mitzvot
Child care will be available during the study session.
Eric Kaufmann is an author, facilitator and executive coach who guides leaders to go below the surface and beyond the obvious so they can think more clearly, make better decisions, and relate wholeheartedly. Eric is President of Sagatica, a leadership advisory firm for leaders and teams seeking to prevail in critical personal or organization transitions, whose clients include Sony, SunPower, Verizon, T-Mobile, Genentech, Union-Tribune, Union Bank, and BAE Systems. By applying tested processes and skills that blend Strategic Thinking with Zen Practices, Eric guides leaders to evolve and change, and upgrade their priorities, strategies, and skills.
Eric’s book, The Four Virtues of a Leader: Navigating the Hero’s Journey Through Risk to Results, explores the four virtues shared by successful, passionate, and creative leaders and how they navigate through uncertainty and anxiety. Eric’s work is shaped from the crucible of his journey which includes 16 years of leadership consulting and coaching, management roles at Fortune 100 firms, degrees in business and psychology, a quarter century of Zen practice, living in Israel and South Africa, teaching as a Master Scuba Diving instructor, working as a certified hypnotherapist, and even from living in a year-long retreat in an isolated cabin he built in the mountains of New Mexico.