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The New Kid On Block: Business-Cyber Psychologist is what you need next for your business

 

Why are blue-chip firms and billionaires quietly hiring experience business-cyber psychologist to improve their business wealth and health? What is business - cyber psychology? What are some of the ways business - cyberpsychology works?

 

Have you ever wonder why your team is not meeting its business goal? And why your employee retention rate is so low? Why are you not hiring the right talent? Why are you having sleep deprivation and having constant anxiety or fear? Or why are you not able to land yourself with a dream job?

 

Perhaps its time for you to engage a business-cyber psychologist.

 

Using Science to thrive?

 

Leadership is no walk in a park. Leading can be complexed and it is a hard work. It can also be stressful and lonely. Leaders are exposed to risk all the time and juggling competing demands. Communications and Connecting with the People you are leading is often a challenge especially in this digitally connected era.

 

Look how covid19 has changed the way we live, work and communicate?

 

“Business psychology is an applied science that investigates on the science of human behaviour with experience of the world of work to attain effective and sustainable performance for both individuals and organisations. Cyberpsychology is a science that deals with the role of human beings and their brains in relation to everyday technology.”

 

We live in a world where there are often many different opinions on what should be done to create the perfect business environment. There are many different schools of thought on this topic, but one thing all these schools of thought have in common is that they think that psychology plays a vital role in improving our business practices, and creating the perfect environment for customers and employees alike.

 

With leaders and executives who are constantly striving to make strategic moves in their companies face the need to be decisive and proactive. With so many demands and as businesses are forced to rethink how they operate, the most competitive businesses are turning to business-cyber psychologists, who can provide guidance and make sound decisions based on logical reasoning and consideration of all of the various facts. They are doing this to ensure they have the right team, right focus, and a strong foundation to navigate the path forward. In business, you cannot neglect the importance of human interaction and experience

How does a Business-Cyber psychologist work?

 

When companies hire a business-cyber psychologist, they are hiring someone who understands the people they are about to hire, can recognize personality differences that may lead to clashes, and understands how an individual's underlying psychological disorders can affect their behavior, their decisions, and their abilities.

 

Business-cyber psychologists are skilled in understanding the individual and the intersecting system. They understand business, human and technology dynamics, and have a system-level perspective on how things operate. They are bought in as people experts and dive deep to identify how internal factors pose obstacles to business success. An experienced business-cyber psychologist also has the ability to contribute as an industry expert to help a leader or a business thrive.

 

A seasoned business-cyber psychologist builds on insights from psychology, neuroscience, technology, business but importantly, from their years of experiential knowledge to driving workplace effectiveness, wellbeing and aligning goals at the individual, team, and organization levels. They are able to help breakdown silos; clarify and rectify internal or external factors blocking the realisation of a desired outcome; ability to assess, identify breakdowns, gaps and flags what is needed to change and how to change; increase goal alignments by understanding factors that may be interfering with the alignment; support talent management; manage change; improve workplace culture and wellbeing; boost innovation and strategies; improve decision making process and the ability to identify opportunities, build awareness of options, impact, consequences to help leaders better navigate the business.

Some seasoned business-cyber psychologist act as strategic advisers to leaders and board member.

On an individual’s level, many professionals, elites, celebrities and royals hired them as their Personal Publicist to help align their personal goals, reputation management and wellbeing. Some talents hired business-cyber psychologist to re-position their professional offerings, ability to promote and showcase their talent to desired prospects and be better prepared for interviews or new promotion.

What else can a business-cyber psychologist contribute to an organisation?

Business-cyber psychologists bring fields of expertise together—business, technology and psychology. As a result, they are uniquely well-positioned to understand how one's investments and business decisions are impacted by emotional factors. They can also help with your four intelligence quotients -  improve EQ (Emotional Quotient), increase IQ (Intelligence Quotient) smart, enhance SQ (Social Quotient) and raise AQ (Adversity Quotient).

Another great factor in hiring a business-cyber psychologist is to improve strategic thinking and, likely to be a resource for brainstorming new ideas for the marketing effectiveness of your company. Business-Cyberpsychology can help you to understand and navigate the changing landscape. Understand the customers you’re trying to reach, and the types of product and content that will get their attention.

 

Although most business – cyber psychologists don't necessarily offer business advice but they can help leaders build awareness about the factors driving their decision making processes. They can also help leaders explore the potential consequences of their decisions.

Who are some of your clients?

The majority of my clients are leaders and executives; some are from reputable blue chip, mid to large size organisation and with a handful of founders. Since the pandemic started, more organisations and individuals appreciate the services, and with many seeking my services privately to improve their skills and ability to cope better. Believe it or not, I also have clients from Asia’s royal family and high profile elites.

 

How to hire a Business-Cyber psychologist?

You can hire them as an inhouse adviser or as an external adviser

They can work along with your coaches, human resource or wellbeing division

Board members hired business-cyber psychologist to assist their C-level executives to navigate daily business impact; while private individuals hire my services to cope and improve their skill especially in building up the four intelligences.

 

The credential is important, however, experiences play a pivotal role in engaging one. The best way to hire one is through referral. Above all decisions, you must feel a resonance with the individual and sense that there is a strong potential to build a trusting relationship over time

Factsheet

Close to half of CEOs report experiencing loneliness.

Among those who do, 61% say it impacts their performance (Source: Harvard Business Review ).

 

Stress and anxiety levels are higher than they should be? "

Just three in five newly appointed CEOs live up to performance expectations in their first 18 months on the job.

The high standards and broad expectations of directors, shareholders, customers,

and employees create an environment of relentless scrutiny in which one move

can dramatically make or derail an accomplished career." (Source: McKinsey & Company)

Mental health issues negatively impacting your productivity and revenues?

Between 2011 and 2030, mental health problems could cost nations a total of $16.3 trillion in lost economic output.

The drain of mental health issues on the economy comes from many sources.

These sources include absenteeism and lost productivity 

being the two most significant factors. (Source: World Economic Forum with the Harvard School of Public Health).

Understand how business is shaped by people, behaviors, and emotions?

"The language of psychology helps to address the fact that behind every cut-and-dried statistic …

lies an ever-shifting horde of homeowners, bankers, business owners, unwitting investors—

in short, people." (Source: The Wharton School)

About dR Christina Liang-Boguszewicz

DR Christina is a seasoned business cyber psychologist, a business transformation leader, a trusted C level adviser, and one of the pioneers in Asia to combine Science and Technology in transforming organizations into a Profitable, Resilient, and SMART Corporation. She is known for her UAIME techniques and she champions in aligning Organisation Growth with Human Capital and has delivered projects globally. Her notable clients range from luxury, financial, technology, real estate, consumer, FMCG, wellness, and retail. On individual’s ground, she works with C level executives, professionals, elites and royalties. She was also the first in Singapore and in Asia to debut celebrity coaching program in 2008

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Dr Christina is also the founder of The ThirdSpace by dR CLB, a Cyberspace Mental Wellbeing program,  the author of "Fostering The Wisdom of Resilience" and co-written a white paper titled "The Fourth Industrial Revolution & CyberSpace Mental Health Stigma".  She is also a certified aromatherapist in clinical practice. A strong believer in holistic therapeutic treatment and in giving back to society, Dr Christina also founded "TWEL", and started the “Pay Forward” program.

 

Dr Christina holds a Doctorate of Business Administration in Management, is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt practitioner, Charter Member of ICOR, and Association of British Business Psychology. Member of Stanford Philosophy, International Society for Performance Management, Social Psychology Network and NAHA. She receives education from The Wharton School-University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University and Wesleyan University.

Dr Christina is also the Chief of Corporate Affairs, Group Chair of Cyber Psychology & Cyber Space Mental Wellness (CyPSYCH) Special Interest Group and a Policy Expert , at the Global Foundation of Cyber Security Studies & Research Think Tank Washington DC (GFCYber) She is also the creator “Regenerative Sustainability for Mental & Wellbeing” a circularity model which is known as the next wave of sustainable wellbeing.

Your Innate Intelligence to Heal

 

Q&A with Rowena Choo: Spinal Flow Technique Practitioner 

The Spinal Flow Technique ("Spinal Flow") is a powerful modality that facilitates the rebalancing of the body and its function without manually adjusting the spine. It consists of light touches on specific points on the body that consists of the dura mater, a membrane that protects the brain and spinal cord. Spinal Flow is a cutting-edge science and healing art.

Spinal Flow Technique (Spinal Flow) is a powerful yet gentle healing modality that facilitates healing via the nervous system and consists of light touches on areas of the spine, without manipulation, popping or cracking. Spinal Flow facilitates a full rewiring of the brain and the body relearns what it already knew.

 

Founded by Dr Carli Axford, the Spinal Flow Technique is a very specific technique based on the 7 gateways of the spine and 33 access points which facilitate healing via the nervous system. This special healing technique has helped many individuals recovery from chronic pain, disc issues, anxiety, low energy, infertility, digestive issues, mental-emotional stress, sleep issues and more. 

 

Spinal Flow finds, identifies and releases layers of physicalchemical and emotional-mental tension, effecting ease in the body. It also uncovers stored trauma that’s been in the body for a long time, causing blockages, disease and illness. This hidden trauma resides in the spine or the nervous system; finding it allows the person to feel and discard it so that it doesn’t continue to block them in life.

 

Spinal Flow facilitates rebalancing our nervous system by restoring our parasympathetic nervous system, which activates our innate ability to heal and regenerate.

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Rowena Choo is the founder of RealEase and a certified Spinal Flow Technique practitioner. She is passionate about empowering her clients to transform their life towards life-long wellness and longevity. Her approach involves building trust and partnering closely with her clients to address their health issues, such as, pain, anxiety, sleep issues, digestive issues, discs issues or tics.

 

Her journey started with the healing of her eldest son, Nicholas, who was diagnosed with autism. With the help of The Son-rise Program®, nourishment, complementary therapies including the Spinal Flow, and lots of love, Nicholas blossomed and showed her how each and every one of us, regardless of diagnosis, have innate wisdom in our body to heal. 

 

"I love working with children, including those with special needs. My experience with children includes treating my young clients, children wellness camps, volunteering at a children’s shelter and home-based special needs programmes, as well as home-schooling my two lively boys."

Share with us what is spinal flow? How does that work for our health?

The Spinal Flow Technique ("Spinal Flow") is a powerful modality that facilitates rebalancing of the body and its function without manually adjusting the spine. It consists of light touches on specific points on the body that consists of dura mater, a membrane that protects the brain and spinal cord. Spinal Flow is cutting edge science and healing arts.

 

Spinal Flow finds, identifies and releases layers of physicalchemical and emotional-mental tension, effecting ease in the body. It also uncovers stored trauma that’s been in the body for a long time, causing blockages, disease and illness. This hidden trauma resides in the spine or the nervous system; finding it allows the person to feel and discard it so that it doesn’t continue to block them in life.

 

Some approach finds bones or areas that are stuck and moves them. While we also identify what feels stuck, the difference is that they don’t go in and move an area that is stuck because they believe the body has a wisdom and this area is stuck for a reason. Instead, they look for area of openness in the body, which is called “access points”.

The covid pandemic has crippled the social and economic landscape and is affecting billions of lives worldwide. What was the business continuity strategies you had to overcome this situation

It has definitely been a challenging especially during the Circuit Breaker (7 April to 1 June 2020). During this period, we introduced virtual Spinal Flow coaching sessions for continuity of care and provide support our clients during the lockdown. Although, clients did benefit from the online coaching sessions, most still prefer in-person sessions. Humans are innately attuned to the sense of touch and most of us intuitively know the healing power of touch. We also offer home visits for clients who would prefer treatment in the comfort of their own homes.

What would be some of the advice you would like to give audiences?

In my experience, self-care and the mind-body connection are often not given sufficient attention in our fast-paced lives:-

 

•   Make time each day for yourself - whether you have 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes or 2 hours, do something that you love doing or make you happy.

 

•   Listen to your body - many of us go through each day on auto-pilot. Are you feeling thirsty? Are you feeling hungry? Are you feeling tired? Do you feel aches. stiffness or pain? What is your body trying to tell you?

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RealEase is founded by David Thoo and Rowena Choo. We firmly believe that the body is designed to heal itself and through Spinal Flow Technique (“Spinal Flow”), we facilitate rebalancing of the nervous system, which activates the ability to relax, self-regulate, release stress, repair, regenerate and heal. We also strive to provide a loving and safe space and the opportunity to connect with themselves as well as like-minded people. 

 

We are operating at Anson Road and at Dempsey by appointment only. We are open from on weekdays from 9AM to 8PM and Saturdays from 9AM to 2PM. Appointment booking can be made by contacting us or via our online booking portal here.

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Upclose with Dr Rehman

 

Dr Rehman is an assistant professor and researcher at the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR). He holds a PHD and a MSc with specialization in Knowledge Management and also holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). During these years, Dr Rehman has taught many subjects relevant to Knowledge Management and Information Systems. His core research areas include Knowledge Management, human factors in Information Systems , Software Engineering, and cyber-psychology.

The covid pandemic has crippled the social and economic landscape and is affecting billions of lives worldwide. What are some of the business continuity strategies the school had in place to overcome this situation.

 

No doubt COVID-19 has impacted the daily life of every individual and a wide variety of businesses. The education sector is no exception. Schools and universities have to adapt themselves to the new norms especially for online teaching and learning. Although online teaching and learning has brought many positive outcomes but there are few negative aspects that overshadow the positive aspects. For example, those students who just started going to schools (early year education) are facing a lot of difficulty in understanding the basic concepts. They continuously need one person who is helping them to handle the device being used for studying. Besides, there is no physical interaction at all among this group of students (between class or school friends) which is vital to develop social and cognitive skills in those early formative years. Early year students also cannot physically participate in the social activities and competitions that were previously held physically and thus making it difficult for them to develop strong emotional skills.

 

Same is the case with elder students or those who are university students. During face-to-face classroom teaching, a lecturer can easily see that whether students can grasp the ideas by looking at their facial expressions or through direct personal communication. Online mode has made it difficult. It is quite difficult for lecturers to know whether students really understand the concepts or not unless s/he asks. Lecturers also do not know whether a student is attending the class or just joined the class and after that s/he is not present. The other issue with the online learning is the availability of infrastructure especially a good smart phone, laptop or PC with a very fast and reliable internet connection. If this infrastructure is not available, online learning will definitely not produce the expected results.

 

As online classes have become the new norm, what are some of the strategies you used to equip students to excel in both in their academic and positive mental health despite the lack of physical communication?

 

This is an alarming situation where students from schools, colleges or universities cannot physically meet or attend the events that were previously organized in a face-to-face mode. To overcome this problem, I always give a 10-15 minutes online session before starting the lecture where they can talk to each other in the absence of lecturer. This helps students to know each other more and is very useful for those students who are in the first semester of the degree or they have just enrolled for the degree programme. Such students find it quite difficult to find good friends unless they meet each other physically (which is not possible due to COVID-19). Therefore, it is important that students should know each other well as they will be working together as team members on different projects during the entire degree programme. Further,  if they do not know each other well, the team members may not communicate properly and may experience further issues in the overall assignment interaction.

 

 

What would be some advice that you would like to share with other educators?

 

Online education requires more effort as compared to face-to-face education. I would like to advise all educators to consider the mental stress that we all are facing especially students. Do not put a lot of pressure on students in the form of quizzes, assignments and other deadlines. I have observed many students who dropped the subjects because they were unable to understand the subjects due to online learning and then the lecturers were giving them too many deadlines.

 

Do you foresee online education would be the way to move forward?

 

Yes. Online learning is definitely here to stay and, in the future, more and more students will be opting for this mode of education. Online learning does offer many advantages like following your own pace to complete a course. Moreover, the content is easily available and at much lower cost than a university degree. However, there are few challenges to be handled by educational institutes and governments (providing better infrastructure) that are discussed above so that more and more students/learners can benefit from online learning.

Dr Rehman can be reached  here