Fear Hack

Fear Hack

With hilarygallo

What scares us, makes us.

Led by former lawyer and senior executive, now author and coach Hilary Gallo, the purpose of this punchy and energising session is to discuss and reframe the idea of fear — so that we can do more of what we want to do and less of what’s holding us back.

In this two-hour workshop, we explore what stops us doing what we should really be doing. We discuss where our fears come from and how they end up having such an effect on us.

Fear Hack is a session which enables us to talk about our fears in an open and unthreatening way. By talking about fear we begin to see that the problem isn’t always quite the big deal we thought it was. We learn what stops us, as well as what holds us, our bosses and our team members back. We also learn that we all have similar fears, which breaks down barriers and makes us feel more at ease with ourselves and each other.

What we’ll cover
  • An exploration of fear and its prevalence
  • Dealing with anxiety inducing situations
  • How to have a different relationship with fear
  • The things that are holding you back
  • How to reframe fear as opportunity
How the session will be structured

Hilary will guide you through conversation and exercises, focussed on the topic overall, but also tailored to the fears and stories that we (and the organisation as a whole) bring with us.

Who is the session for?

Any organisation that would like to understand and embrace the concept of fear more readily in an open, unintimidating and gentle way.

The session can be framed for leaders and managers with direct reports, or for specific teams. It can be shortened to 1.5hrs if required.

About Fear Hack – the book

For the past few years Hilary has been talking to people about what scares them and helping them to work through their fears. This book brings together what he has found. Maybe it is about time that we looked at fear differently and asked why it is still, in the 21st Century, such a problem for us.

Hacking here involves looking at fear from another angle. Instead of taking repeated blows at the log from one side, we turn it around and look at it more carefully. It is by doing this that we find a new way in.

What Hilary does is to offer us a breakthrough. Rather than being afraid of our fears, Hilary has an insight to share with us about the underlying framework we use. Instead of fighting our fears what Hilary shows us a way of befriending them. By bringing them close, we can learn surprising things from our fears. Hilary shows us how.

This is no dry academic exercise, for the sake of honesty Hilary has also throws his own fears into the pot so that we can see what happens. This he combines this with his insights into power gleaned from his work previously as a negotiator and his work more recently as an adviser and coach to leaders. Here, we start to see how power and fear work together and that what we see as a power problem is often really a fear problem and vice versa.

Whilst the workshops that Hilary runs deal with fears we can mostly see, the book looks at the deeper fears that shape us. The problem is that our fears and the stories we create from them are not us. They can however end up limiting and stopping us. For anyone who is curious why they can’t change, why they aren’t doing what they could be doing or why something still scares them, this book is the answer.

Fear is a curious thing and there is a reason why the shower scene in Psycho is so scary. Fear Hack shows us why.

In the last part of the book we get a powerful model that re-frames how we see our fears and an opportunity to turn our anxieties into excitement.

Fear Hack is a way of turning our experience from a monster story into a love story.

Here we get to make fear our friend and to come out altogether happier.

Read more about the book here.

Presenter hilarygallo

Hilary Gallo is a specialist in change. He coaches executives through key transitions and leaders to decide questions of strategy. His background as an exec at Accenture and Capgemini gave him the lead as a corporate fixer and negotiator, yet he started his career as a trained lawyer. Hilary is also the author of the book “The Power of Soft”. Having spent decades negotiating deals worth hundreds of millions of pounds, he realised that bullying behaviour rarely got him or his clients the outcomes they were looking for. Over the years he began to develop a new way of approaching negotiations in a gentler manner and soon found his work and home life getting richer. What started as a negotiation tactic soon became a philosophy for life. His new book is called “Fear Hack” and builds upon the workshop we run of the same name.

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What’s included

Fear Hack is bookable as a live 2 hour talk as well as a 1.5 hour or even a half day workshop as part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us on hello@thelifeadventure.co for more details.

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Presenter hilarygallo

Hilary Gallo is a specialist in change. He coaches executives through key transitions and leaders to decide questions of strategy. His background as an exec at Accenture and Capgemini gave him the lead as a corporate fixer and negotiator, yet he started his career as a trained lawyer. Hilary is also the author of the book “The Power of Soft”. Having spent decades negotiating deals worth hundreds of millions of pounds, he realised that bullying behaviour rarely got him or his clients the outcomes they were looking for. Over the years he began to develop a new way of approaching negotiations in a gentler manner and soon found his work and home life getting richer. What started as a negotiation tactic soon became a philosophy for life. His new book is called “Fear Hack” and builds upon the workshop we run of the same name.

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What’s included

Fear Hack is bookable as a live 2 hour talk as well as a 1.5 hour or even a half day workshop as part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us on hello@thelifeadventure.co for more details.

Price Please contact us to discuss your requirements

Browse Wishlist