Own Your Behaviours, Master Your Communication, Determine Your Success | Louise Evans | TEDxGenova

  • Published on Jan 11, 2017
  • This speech is a call to action. We spend about eighty percent of our day at work, the rest is at home. If we have a bad day at work we are likely to take that negativity home with us and vice versa. It is of paramount importance that we create healthy environments in the spaces that most affect our lives by giving of our best and receiving the like in return. The 5 Chairs is a powerful and systematic method which helps us master our own behaviours and manage the behaviours of others. To be a good leader is to contribute to the success and happiness of everyone, at work and at home, on a conscious level. The 5 Chairs offer 5 Choices. Which will you choose?
    Behavioral Coach, Corporate Trainer, Author of ‘5 Chairs 5 Choices’. Louise Evans heads up her own organization in Florence, Italy from which she offers international leadership development, cross-cultural transitional coaching and personal development programmes for individuals and teams working in international contexts. She is English but has lived and worked in Germany, France and for the last 30 years in Italy.
    Three things have always been important in her life - people, travel and the performing arts - all three of which she combines in her daily work. Having travelled to seven-five countries and experienced culture shock three times, Louise brings multiple perspectives to the present moment to help people connect across their differences. Louise believes deeply in people’s ability to grow and transform. What she values most is helping people strengthen their self-awareness and their understanding of others so that they bring their best selves into the world in every situation.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

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  • Claudine Gatt
    Claudine Gatt 30 minutes ago

    What an inspirational woman! One of the best tedx talks out there! Thank you Louise!

  • FernandoAvelarify
    FernandoAvelarify 4 hours ago

    Hey! The British thinking structure!

  • Adrine Ong
    Adrine Ong 4 hours ago

    Nice talk indeed.... well done Louise.

  • Terry Collins
    Terry Collins Day ago

    This is a must see for everyone in 12 step programs. Helped me to work on myself so much! Thank you

  • strengthnhope7
    strengthnhope7 Day ago

    Best lecture I have ever listened to. Thank You.

  • Jon Blanck
    Jon Blanck Day ago

    Amazing! and so insightful. Such important information for my life. I want to digest all of it and watch it again. Thank you!

  • ayutrisna bahar
    ayutrisna bahar 2 days ago +2

    Hope many people watch and get a very fruitful benefits of your talk. A very big thanks Louise

  • Toby Wearnes
    Toby Wearnes 2 days ago

    Very powerful. Thank you for sharing

  • Space Oddity
    Space Oddity 3 days ago

    Choice number six :
    take her to something she actually likes instead of your stuffy old Blue Note Club with Manhattan Transfer ...LOL !!!

  • Canyoudigityesyoucan

    Oh my good god!! We’re all balmy!!! We all need to be so much kinder to each other.

  • modesta Amulungu
    modesta Amulungu 5 days ago

    Thank you soo much for this speech Louise I learned a lot. I will definitely use the tips to make my life and that of everyone around me less complicated.

  • Lu James
    Lu James 5 days ago


  • Matthew Zadrov
    Matthew Zadrov 5 days ago

    Priceless advice.
    For everything else, there's MasterCard.

  • Elemental Wisdom
    Elemental Wisdom 5 days ago +2

    wow I loved this and needed this lesson/video. Thank you.

  • Anuna Ticova
    Anuna Ticova 6 days ago

    This is fantastic !
    really put perspective on my own toxic behaviours -

  • Shawnette Smith
    Shawnette Smith 6 days ago

    How insightful!

  • Muanesy
    Muanesy 6 days ago

    Thank you, Louise, brilliant talk that articulated what was going on in my life. At almost every chair I recalled real situations where I reacted exactly the way you described, From now on, Giraffe is my favourite animal, no more Lions!

  • Nadim Zaif
    Nadim Zaif 6 days ago

    Absolutely amazing presentation and greatly done and I have learned so much from this incredible video ❤️

  • Francisraviteja Polimetla

    Practical, humanitarian, inspirational, encouraging. Excellent madem. Keep it up.

  • Hannie Boshoff
    Hannie Boshoff 6 days ago

    I never comment on any video's, but this was truly inspiring and presented with wisdom. Thank you.

  • Doug bananaboy
    Doug bananaboy 7 days ago

    Stay connected no matter what happens ? What if abuse happens ?

  • Morgan C
    Morgan C 7 days ago


  • Thea Esajas
    Thea Esajas 7 days ago +3

    What a much needed talk it's so practical and useful. Thank you Louise Evans!!

  • XETRIYA 077
    XETRIYA 077 8 days ago

    It's really a worthy lesson to all the humanity👍

  • XETRIYA 077
    XETRIYA 077 8 days ago

    It's really a worthy lesson to all the humanity👍

  • Heidilambach
    Heidilambach 8 days ago

    Thank you so much, this was so great and inspiring, it really lifted me! I wish you the best in your life and carreer and I hope you get the chance to release a lot of great works and speaks like this in the future

  • meenu kahar
    meenu kahar 8 days ago

    Incredible mam...this is just magical...thankyou

  • Lilla Perendy
    Lilla Perendy 8 days ago +1

    Just what I needed... I broke down in tears watching this... probably because I recognised myself when you talked about “attack” and I know this is not how I should be... I want to be my best self but it is so hard when you have emotional wounds that need to heal... :(

  • M.N. D. N. ROSE
    M.N. D. N. ROSE 8 days ago +1

    It just helped me avoid a toxic, destructive confrontation with my husband.

  • M.N. D. N. ROSE
    M.N. D. N. ROSE 8 days ago

    So valuable...

  • Sonia Kimak
    Sonia Kimak 8 days ago +2

    Thank you so much after your video my point of view to life completely change I love be a GIRRAF.

    MARIAM AYOUB 8 days ago


  • Lauren Riets
    Lauren Riets 9 days ago

    Great talk!👏🏽👏🏽

  • charu gajurel
    charu gajurel 9 days ago

    :) mostly for me, it is sliding from blue to red in quick succession, like slipping in ice, trying desperately to keep my hold, but finding nothing to clutch.😏 generally, i manage to stop at yellow 😅
    idk why i'm telling this here !
    what's real and what's an illusion, god knows ! i really am a failure in human interactions anyway. my confidence has hit such low that anyone could blame me for anything and i'd accept it as my fault. 😑
    well! shouldn't have swithced to internet early monning.... whole day i'll be disturbed. exams are going to become eggjams this way. lol !!

  • leo joseph
    leo joseph 9 days ago +1

    it was a powerful message this made my day LOVE from India💜💙💚

  • Vasil Gramatov
    Vasil Gramatov 10 days ago

    I love it!

  • Vishnu Jayaprakash
    Vishnu Jayaprakash 10 days ago


  • wei meng
    wei meng 10 days ago

    The most elegant lady I've ever seen on TED talks

  • m R
    m R 10 days ago

    Lovely ideas but HOW?

  • Ani Tchlikadze
    Ani Tchlikadze 10 days ago

    Thank you. Very nice person and clever speech

  • Steven Lindstedt
    Steven Lindstedt 10 days ago

    Most jobs I've ever worked at were chair 1
    ... Very toxic. ..they were in the "helping profession" ...constant employee turn over...lots of hard feeling that lasted years.

  • Nokuthula Mahlangu
    Nokuthula Mahlangu 10 days ago

    What's the opening soundtrack?? 🤯😫

  • Basheer Thettan
    Basheer Thettan 10 days ago

    Incredible talk..Thanks Ma’am for the insight you given

  • Fiorella Cutrufello
    Fiorella Cutrufello 10 days ago

    Wonderful presentation. Thank you.

  • Keserovic Slobodan
    Keserovic Slobodan 11 days ago

    Not bad

  • AngelaSellsHomes.net
    AngelaSellsHomes.net 11 days ago +1

    Wow!!! I love that this found it’s way into my suggested videos...I needed this information! Thank you Louise for this excellent illustration to improve my reactions and interpersonal relationships!!

  • 少川靖男
    少川靖男 11 days ago

    I m 65 now....if only I knew and given a chance to re-live all those relationship-changing moments...i would HAVE BEEN be a far better person...be embraced differently....and in way calmer and enjoyable WATER at this stage of life. Oh well, only those fish once caught and lived could tell the other what being dry is like.

  • ghena farhat
    ghena farhat 11 days ago

    Love it! 👏🏼💯

  • Rami de Marchi
    Rami de Marchi 11 days ago

    Really elegant presentation Louise - thank you!

  • Sameer
    Sameer 11 days ago

    Simply superb

  • Manjari Shukla
    Manjari Shukla 11 days ago

    Incredible. Thank you for the insightful video . Loved it 💖

  • Lindo Zukula
    Lindo Zukula 12 days ago

    Amazing talk

  • Spandana Neethy
    Spandana Neethy 12 days ago


  • Wendy F
    Wendy F 12 days ago

    Goosebumps. I’m usually number 1. Now I’ll be number 5.

  • Emily Kim
    Emily Kim 12 days ago


  • nikitha 1022
    nikitha 1022 12 days ago

    Yu made my day ❤️❤️ love from India

  • Jhun Ava
    Jhun Ava 12 days ago +2

    I will have 5 chair in my desk... Thank you 2019

  • Prachi Patel
    Prachi Patel 13 days ago

    This is one of the best videos I've ever watched!

  • Srinivasan S
    Srinivasan S 13 days ago +4

    Mam you and your talk is so elegant and amazingly beautiful. Love from India.

  • Chanderhass Khera
    Chanderhass Khera 13 days ago

    I just wondered.. How i keep jumping from one chair to another in my life from time to time.. I want to stay on higher consicousness.. This video chears me up and i hope to remember this.. Thanks a lot for such a wonderful explanation....