Tag: connection

L.I.S.T.E.N.—L is for Luminaries

“You need to be heard and valued as much as anyone else needs to be heard and valued.” —Listening 2by2: A Paradigm Shift for Leaders (That’s When the Magic Happens!) Every week, for the next six weeks, we are sharing one of Someone To Tell It To’s values, one for each letter in the acronym…
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What Your Employees Might be Saying (Without Actually Saying It)–Are You Listening?

In the poignant yet lighthearted 1987 Academy Award-winning movie Moonstruck, an iconic scene emerged when on the morning after a spontaneous and unexpected night together, the character played by Nicholas Cage tells the character played by Oscar-winner Cher, that he is madly in love with her. Her response is to slap him—twice—and tell him to…
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Being Believed In

SEASON 4: EPISODE 16 | April 26, 2022 Being Believed In with Austin Taylor Qualls A proud and grateful participant in The Lebron James Family Foundation’s “I Promise” program, created by the NBA superstar for students in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, our guest Austin Taylor Qualls talks with us about what he’s learned from…
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Bringing Our WHY to Life

SEASON 4: EPISODE 15 | April 12, 2022 Bringing Our WHY to Life with Stephen Shedletzky Stephen Shedletzky (Shed-Let’s-Ski) engages with people in meaningful ways so that we connect with depth and live in a more fulfilled world.  He’s said: “I imagine a world in which the vast majority of people wake up inspired, feel…
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Edith Cumbo

Hidden Stories

On this last day of Women’s History Month, we are sharing this personal entry by one of our team members listening trainer and compassionate listener Elizabeth Givler.  Elizabeth loves history and researching the stories behind other’s lives.  She recently toured the historical sites of Williamsburg, Virginia with her teenage daughter.  What follows are Elizabeth’s thoughts…
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Listen Courageously

SEASON 4: EPISODE 14 | March 29, 2022 Listen Courageously with Juliana Tafur Obama Foundation Scholar,  award-winning documentary filmmaker, TEDx speaker, and the creator of the Listen Courageously movement and workshop series, Juliana Tafur talks with us about listening to foster human connection.  We discuss her goal to find the “human side to every story,” what it means to…
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Quieting and Listening to Ourselves

SEASON 4: EPISODE 13 | March 15, 2022 Quieting and Listening to Ourselves with Jane Adshead-Grant Jane Adshead-Grant, of London, England, makes her second appearance on the podcast.  She is an author and an award-winning accredited executive coach with over 30 years experience in people-focused roles. In this episode, we talk with her about her…
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No More Killing Fields

This post was updated on March 18, 2022 Serene and heartbreaking. Sacred and horrific. The beautiful forest setting held a chilling secret. After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the opening of the Iron Curtain, Ukrainians learned a long-held evil truth. Outside of the capital city of Kyiv, the quiet woods held thousands of…
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Listening Provides Our Hope

SEASON 4: EPISODE 12 | March 1, 2022 Listening Provides Our Hope with Patty Kim Pennsylvania State Representative Patty Kim joins us in conversation about leadership and public service, at the start of  Women’s History Month. Her leadership style has, at its core, a commitment to and belief in listening as a means to understand…
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The Cultures We Create

SEASON 4: EPISODE 11 | February 15, 2022 The Cultures We Create with Garry and Maria Ridge Garry Ridge is president and chief executive officer of the WD-40 Company. Maria Ridge is a philanthropist and social activist. We met both of them four years ago at a small dinner party in San Diego, California. Both…
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