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In this second generation of the original, we explore questions and experiences shared by listeners, students and teachers. Jenna shares her expert perspective along with actionable steps and a great does of empathy. This series will have you nodding your head in agreement and committing to shifting the profession towards one that is kinder, more inclusive and puts the lens back onto the human experience.
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Nov 30, 2023

In this episode of Pilates Unfiltered, Jenna Zaffino explores the theme of "The Rupture & Repair" within the Pilates industry. She delves into the challenges of rebuilding trust and addressing ruptures that occur in professional relationships, emphasizing the importance of acknowledging implicit bias and creating psychological safety in the workplace. Jenna discusses the impact of leadership dynamics and the shift in focus within the Pilates profession, while also sharing personal struggles and experiences. Listeners can expect to gain insight into fostering positive team dynamics and problem-solving cultures, as well as reflections on the community and profession of Pilates.

 

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You're Doing A Great Job Book

Key Themes: 

  1. Power Dynamics: Recognizing "power over" versus "power with."
  2. Trust and Autonomy: Fostering a culture of respect. 
  3. Rupture and Repair: Addressing betrayal and rebuilding relationships.
  4. Conflict Resolution: Advocating for a progressive approach.
  5. Psychological Safety: Creating an environment for open communication.
  6. Leadership Challenges: Critiquing the current Pilates profession culture.
  7. Ethical Standards: Advocating for organizational guidance and support.

 

Timestamps: 

 

[00:00-02:30] Introduction: Jenna introduces the episode, discussing the theme of rupture and repair within the Pilates industry. She expresses gratitude for the listeners' support and stays loyal to the show over the past almost 10 years. 
 
[02:31-08:45] The Importance of Acknowledging Ruptures: Jenna discusses the challenge of repairing ruptures and addressing implicit bias in the Pilates profession. The need for psychological safety in the workplace and effective leadership is also highlighted. 
 
[08:46-13:20] Understanding Power Dynamics: The speaker talks about the concept of "power over" versus "power with" or "power to," and the challenges of forming new bonds of trust after a negative experience in the Pilates profession. The importance of creating an environment where employees feel safe to speak up is emphasized.
 
[13:21-18:50] The Impact of Betrayal and Rebuilding Trust: Jenna discusses the anxious attachment to the Pilates method and the leaders within the method, and how inadequacy can lead to a sense of betrayal and difficulty in forming new relationships and trust. The choices individuals make, such as opening small, intimate studios or resigning themselves to teaching in quiet spaces, are acknowledged.
 
[18:51-22:15] Critique of Pilates Culture: Jenna criticizes the ability for the Pilates profession to handle interpersonal ruptures and advocates for a more progressive approach to conflict resolution. She expresses dissatisfaction with the limited impact of one-liner statements in today's culture and advocates for taking concrete next steps toward improvement.
 
[22:16-26:45] Building a Positive Team Dynamic: Jenna shares personal struggles with trust and rebuilding relationships, emphasizing the importance of a problem-solving culture in creating engagement and loyalty in a community or work environment. The impact of corporate culture on navigating difficult situations is discussed, urging listeners to share their thoughts and expand the community.
 
[26:46-30:00] Conclusion and Self-Care: Jenna wraps up the episode by expressing appreciation for the audience and urging self-care and building strong bonds within immediate communities. She also promotes her book, "You're Doing a Great Job: The Movement Teacher's Guide to Fearless Teaching," available in print on Amazon and as a digital download on her website.
 
 

 

 

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