Angela Heise - Make friends with anger

Developing Emotionally Productive Leaders and Teams

Developing Emotionally Productive Leaders and Teams

Angela Heise

Make friends with anger

Angela has spent her whole adult life dedicated to understanding the ‘why’ behind human behaviour, to then be able help people improve their life and relationships by better understanding themselves.

Working with individuals and organisations, Angela helps people develop greater strength in the areas of communication skills; social, cultural and emotional intelligence; creativity and innovation and leadership development. Angela is an Accredited Professional Coach; Certificate IV Workplace Trainer; Certified NLP Trainer; Certified Counsellor; Certified Ericksonian Hypnotherapist and Certified de Bono Trainer. She has taught business and self-development courses at the University of Sydney Centre for Continuing Education for ten years; was the official representative of the De Bono Institute for New South Wales for five years.

She is a member of the International Coach Federation and the NLP Trainer Registration Board and is a charter member of the International Positive Psychology Association and in recognition of her experience, a Fellow of the Institute for Learning Professionals.

Her work is her life’s passion, so many of Angela’s personal interests echo her career – meeting new people, travelling the world, and looking for new experiences and challenges. So far, Angela’s passion for the new and different has taken her traveling in over 50 countries, living in nine and working in fifteen. A few years ago, her experiment to find what life is like without a home base resulted in Angela working and living out of two suitcases as a global nomad for four years. Angela is a deeply curious person, and is constantly pursuing the self improvement she coaches her clients to achieve also. Angela walks her talk, and applies all the teachings she shares with her clients to her own life as well.

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Show Notes

Her Story – Angela Heise

Angela Heise is curious. She was born asking how we do what we do, and why we do what we do.

Angela describes growing up in a family rooted in tradition and steadfast practices. From the outset, she knew she was different. She was always fascinated by the intersection of our emotions and decisions, particularly those behaviours that make us unhappy. To feed this curiosity, she immersed herself in literature from a very young age, so much so that she exhausted the self-development section of her local library!

She’s lived in over 10 countries around the world, wanting to expose herself to different cultures and ways of thinking. Her career has spanned teaching English in Taiwan, working in manufacturing in Austria, running a company in Hong Kong and learning to become a TV producer in the United States. With all of this change and uncertainty, Angela describes the battle within: chasing what she believed in yet struggling to find the support of those who believed in her.

This continued to feed her curiosity. Why are we unhappy? What is mental illness? Angela studied in China, Germany and the United States. Initially she studied history and Chinese, enabling her to understand what created the parameters of happiness and how we pass that on from generation to generation. Along the same lines, she continued to study American history through the lenses of different cultures and societies.

This exposure revealed the difficulty the human race had in recognising and appreciating our differences. Why do people have prejudices and judgements? Why do we continue to hold these beliefs despite unhappiness and sickness? What tools do we have to deal with this? 

Key Habits – Angela Heise

 Re-Training The Brain

Angela feels we should focus on the things that work for us, as opposed to those that don’t. The brain has a natural negativity bias towards things that don’t work, but she believes it to be key to concentrate on the patterns and habits that allow us to engrain success.

Managing Emotions

Angela describes growing up in an environment with individuals who didn’t know how to manage their anger. She suggests certain tools and exercises for us to manage our anger in our daily interactions, detailing the intricacies of our emotions and how they affect our physical and mental state. 

Advice for Others – Angela Heise

Focus on what works for you. Angela feels we should have a clear vision for what we want to achieve, and negotiate boundaries with those around us.

Further to this, surrounding ourselves with positive people and have a sense of self-appreciation are key to doing the best we can with the resources we have. Negotiate your needs, define your values and drive toward your goals.

Book Recommendations – Angela Heise

Jonathan Living Seagull by Richard Bach

Quotes – Angela Heise  

“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Contacting Angela Heise

A large proportion of Angela’s work is done privately or in a corporate context in leadership development. Angela runs emotional productivity program workshops focusing on patterns of functional behaviour, dealing with conflict and appreciating anger.

For more information and to contact Angela, reach out to her at the following links: