Your Emotions Are Your Employees w/ Isaiah Makar


This Mākarshop is focused on response vs. reaction in workplace scenarios for individuals to build stress management and distraction management skills. In the workplace environment, there are many unforeseen adversities that can be transformed into opportunities to innovate. Due to the start-up rapid culture of learning, individuals must strengthen their creative agility to withstand changes beyond their control. This Mākarshop consist of a team based and project paced activity using poetic storytelling aesthetics in an edutaining format where participants are assigned a communicative challenge. The session ends with an engaging paper-ball question and action discussion on the transferable communication skills from the session that can be applied within their work environments and personal lives


Prerequisites for the Workshop

Attendees do not need to be familiar with specific content or particular skill sets in order to attend. All are welcome. 



This workshop is for work environments that are rapid, inclusively engaging, and rely on innovation to engineer the success of the team culture. This session is designed for beginners (can be tailored for intermediate/advanced).



-Emotional Intelligence


-Public Speaking



-Team Work vs. Team Worth (Skill Leveraging)



Isaiah Mākar is the founder of Impact Mākars, which focuses on poetically humanizing work environments by teaching employees transferable communication skills through the spoken word to create an engaging culture. Understanding how stress impacts our ability to communicate and perform at our best, Isaiah combined the experience of his mom’s stroke, being a caretaker, and overcoming the fear of public speaking through spoken word poetry to use creativity as a form of self-care. He is a graduate of Oak Park & River Forest High School, which is featured in the Starz docu-series, America to Me, and has a Degree in Communication from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Isaiah was a DisruptHR speaker at 1871, served on the Arts Education panel for the National Endowment of the Arts, and has led workshops and performed for organizations such as Grainger Inc, the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), and INCubatoredu. For more details, visit 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

1871, Cushwake Classroom


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