Listening with Your Whole Self

One morning during the recent Transformational Presence Leadership and Coach Training in the Netherlands, this poem from Nick Penna appeared in my inbox. Nick’s words were perfect for our theme for the day: Intuitive Thinking. Actually, his words are perfect for any day! And by the way, Nick was in the fifth grade of elementary…

How You Listen Can Change Everything

by Alan Seale with Rebecca Johns One of the core capacities of Transformational Presence is deep listening. Deep listening goes beyond the “active listening” skills that many leaders and coaches have been taught. I often speak of it as “intentional listening.” Deep listening is an art – it’s a combination of presence, awareness, intention, focus,…

Wanted: More Discovery and Insight, Less Opinion and Positioning

Today in the United States, we are experiencing great divides in our political, economic, and social systems. We have become deeply polarized in our opinions and perspectives. There is little curiosity about the thoughts, feelings, and experiences behind others’ viewpoints. Staking out our polarized positions and holding fast to our opinions and special interests is…

The Gift and Power of Deep Listening

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.  When you listen generously to people, they can hear the truth in themselves, often for the first time. – Rachel Naomi Remen   To truly listen…

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