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Lets Be Honest Before We Start Pretending

Nov 9, 2020

Empathy is the ability to be with people in a way that honors their perspective, feeling their feelings with them, staying out of judgement, recognizing emotions and being able to communicate their emotion.


It truly requires us to seek to understand before being understood over and over and over again.


Why is empathy important? Because it drives connection, in today’s world we are crying out for more connection, more understanding and more action. 


Empathy is truly about being with people from a place of vulnerability, and we don’t always do that naturally, because society dictates that if we are vulnerable or tap into our emotions, then we must be weak.  True vulnerability is a world class value of leadership, and one of the most challenging to access, but it is the one that drives true relationship and connection, because people feel heard at a deep level.  When human beings connect, there is so much more possibility to create strong partnerships.


Our guest today is going to share with us some amazing information on Empathy and learning more about it through Emotional Intelligence.  So many great nuggets you will take away today and be able to apply.  Janine Hamner Holman is an internationally recognized speaker and expert on leadership development, organizational management, how our brains work, and what it takes to attract and retain world-class talent.  As CEO of the J&J Consulting Group, Janine brings more than 30 years’ experience to the stage for her workshops and trainings.  Janine uses scientifically validated strategies and tools to build high performance teams, enhance organizational functioning, and develop organizations and leaders with whom everyone wants to work.  She has worked with everything from Fortune 200 companies to local non-profits that are not merely interested in but committed to uncovering and solving the challenges they face at the root cause level.


To connect with Janine Hamner Holman please go to her website


Follow her on LinkedIn @ Janine Hamner Holman


Sign up for her free webinar on Emotional Intelligence on November 12, 2020


Check out the book Janine recommended on this episode:  

Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization - Scott Barry Kaufman 


Here are the highlights from this episode:

{4:35} Introduction to Janine Hamner Holman

{10:50} What emotional intelligence is and why it’s important for leaders

{16:49} The role of empathy in emotional intelligence

{21:04} The need for connection

{30:59} The strongest people are vulnerable


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Let us know any questions in life you have, and what you would love to hear more about, we are happy to help and will take these on in future episodes.