Does restless busyness make work harder?

Wiser at work | friday Oct 11th | 675 3rd Ave NYC

12:30pm - 4pm

mind in overdrive

That’s how I felt at The New York Times when I was a manager. I was hamster-wheeling, scattered, over-thinking, worried what people thought of me, put a lot of pressure on myself, and believed not having time to breathe was a sign I was succeeding. It was restless busyness.

My ability to think creatively, act collaboratively, and be efficient was suffering. Because…

My mind was getting in the way.

The day to day stress and tension, worrying about what’s next, feeling you’re in an uphill battle, not knowing why you’re exhausted is because your mind is in overdrive. You want to achieve, feel content, have more control, be in a flow.

Yet everything feels irritating, difficult or hard to reach.

An end to the mental grind

What if there were a way that taught you how to take a step back, get some mental space, have higher quality thoughts and gain more energy? A way that enabled things to roll off your back, help you focus, reduce stress, give you healthy momentum, make better decisions, and feel happy?

Where work feels effortless?

I applied that way at The New York Times and experienced all those things, and more (see below a happy ending to the story!).

Which I’m happy to teach you!

Welcome to Wiser At Work™.

Wisdom is your secret weapon for working effortlessly. However…

Being wise is innate, acting wise is a skill.
— Cristina DiGiacomo

From stress to YES!

Wisdom helped me get out of my head and generate the big idea (and confidence) to develop, pitch, and start the brand strategy department at The New York Times. That department started a shift within the company that eventually led to the creation of the “Truth” campaign.

That campaign helped the Times achieve over 2 million new digital subscribers and share the world’s most powerful stories.

I went from stress case to starting something meaningful.

I believe you can too.

In one afternoon, you will learn the exact same teachings I applied to my issues and dilemmas I faced at work. That helped me transcend challenges and leap beyond what I thought was possible for me, my team, and my organization.

A workshop that will transform your working life.


From restless to effortless.

In one afternoon.

find focus by taming the overdrive

Over the course of an afternoon in a beautiful grand salon space (see photos) we will do exercises, activities and dive into passages and practices based on time-tested wisdom. You will:

  1. Learn how a famous allegory helps how you view change at work, so you manage it more easily.

  2. Learn an exercise that will help you be more aware, so you focus on what’s really important.

  3. Learn two practices that will guide your business decisions, so you start moving in the right direction.

Lunch will be catered by Balthazar’s or Eataly.

The program is limited to 10 people so as to maximize your learning and experience.

your tutor


As an industrial philosopher™, I take philosophy, turn it into practice, and deliver progress. By combining 20 years of management experience, 5 years of practice in Philosophy and a Masters in Organizational Change Management, I teach programs that enable professional development and help organizations move forward. I have communications and strategy experience in start-up and corporate environments and worked for award-winning and iconic companies such as Citigroup, AMC Networks, The New York Times, R/GA, Deep Focus, and RAPP. I am currently the Vice President of the Organization Development Network of New York and a member of the Society for Human Resources and The Association for Talent Development.


what people have to say

Cristina’s insights into how teams work and how managers can engage their teams effectively are very powerful. Her work is based on timeless philosophy and the human experience, this isn’t an app but rather real, time tested strategies that help teams work better together. I love the engagement and the performance that her work delivers.
— Jeff Loehr, CMO, Red Sapiens
MorAlchemy’s workshop is a driving force that motivates people to take action and control of their life. Cristina has a keen sense for understanding and the personality to help people take the next steps on the road to success.
— Bob Din, Director of Business Development, Urban Upbound
Cristina is magic. Not a random, inexplicable magic, instead she is magic that happens from doing what she is clearly meant to be doing. Cristina’s unique approach in coaching the individual enhances how the individual functions both in life and in business. I sensed her authenticity and wealth of knowledge immediately, making it easy to trust her and her process. Cristina challenged the way I view myself and my business in the most nurturing way, providing me with tools that I implemented right away and saw immediate results. I look forward to working with Cristina for years to come.
— Jennifer Netrosio, Manager LifeThyme CrossFit

Full price is $207. if you sign up now you pay:


What does it mean for you to learn something that will serve you, without fail, throughout the lifetime of your career?