Tag: listening

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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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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An Unrecognized Voice

Thirty years ago, over the course of several years, I was invited by the local American Legion to judge high school students giving orations they had written about the U.S. constitution. Each time, the topic was different; the constitutional questions highlighted were not the same. Elections. Free speech. Rights of citizens. I enjoyed the arguments…
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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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That’s When the Magic Happens

If you’ve ever been to a magic show or seen one on Netflix, the best magicians create an environment where the impossible seems, well, possible. Whether it’s horizontal levitation, walking on water, throwing a card through a glass window, passing a guillotine blade through someone’s neck, cutting someone in half with a saw, or the…
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