346: How to help your team when emotions run high- with Ammie Michaels
May 14, 2024

Ever been in a heated debate at work where the emotions were running a bit high? Maybe someone had an outburst or lost their cool… Maybe that someone was you. How would you handle that situation to de-escalate things and keep it professional?

My special guest today is HR pro Ammie Michaels and she’s simplifying how to help your team when emotions run high. How you diffuse a situation like this speaks volumes for the type of people leader you really, truly are. So if you’ve been caught in a super awkward situation like this where someone at work has had an outburst, here’s how to handle it.

My special guest today is Ammie Michaels and she’s simplifying how to help your team when emotions run high.

We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:

Q: Are you ready to learn how to help your team when emotions run high at work? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing!


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My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and take action to help your team when emotions run high this week? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and send me a DM over on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesimplifiers) for added accountability and support!

Links, books and apps mentioned:

Resource: Find Ammie Michaels, MBA, SHRM-CP on LinkedIn - click here

Book: Maybe It's You: Cut the Crap. Face Your Fears. Love Your Life. - Lauren Handel Zander

Podcast: Top 5 AI tools to help your get a job - The Simplifiers Podcast

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About Ammie Michaels, MBA, SHRM-CP:

Ammie Michaels -  She is the powerhouse behind WolfpackHR. As a certified HR professional, mediator, and facilitator, she is known for her playful professional development workshops that help individuals and teams understand and manage their behaviors and emotions to enhance their communication and collaboration to foster connection.

With a deep-seated passion for human connection, Ammie brings a unique approach to her work. Ammie is an enthusiastic and empathetic listener and brings a fun and refreshing approach to problem-solving and collaboration. She creates safe spaces for everyone to be seen, heard, accepted, and understood.  Additionally, as a founding member of Women's Impact Network (WIN), Ammie is committed to helping female entrepreneurs and business owners achieve their goals.

She balances work with play, finding solace in traveling and building memories with her family, and spending time with her two Weimaraners, Willow and Winnie. This balance not only fuels her creativity but also brings a unique perspective to her business decisions.


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Where Ammie hangs out online:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ammiemichaels/

Website: https://www.wolfpackhr.com

Website: https://www.ammiemichaels.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/professionalsconnectionnetwork

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/strategichrsuperhero/

Ammie’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Sacha Walton - This multi-passionate 2021 ACHI Magazine Woman of Inspiration Award winner is not only an international speaker, but a business strategist, podcast host of According 2 Sacha podcast, author, and event producer. She inspires the audience with captivating topics that empower and transform.

Sacha Walton has graced the physical and virtual stage as a featured speaker, workshop facilitator, and panel speaker nationally and internationally. Sacha provides a fresh take on entrepreneurship, by supporting and empowering all entrepreneurs through a holistic approach to business. She incorporates strategic and corporate methods in her business coaching style and speaking topics. Her passion topic is about mental health, well-being, and entrepreneurship.