The Language of Flexibility
Flexing Your Communication Style in the Workplace
In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Ashley and Leah of the Prowess Project about finding our communication styles and effectively implementing them into our workplaces. Leah and Ashley explain that each of us has a communication wavelength where we thrive the most, and it's important to recognize that our colleagues might not operate at that same frequency. By channeling empathy, aiming for compromise, and keeping our end goal in sight, we learn that the work environment can be efficient even when it’s a melting pot of personalities. It just takes a little bit of awareness and a whole lot of...communication!
Host: Lorelei Gonzalez
Co-host: Ashley Connell and Leah Steinkirch
Ashley Connell is the Founder and CEO of the Prowess Project, a community and resource hub for women looking to return to the workforce; Leah Steinkirch is the Chief Operating Officer of Prowess. Prowess Project works to vet and certify returning women in the latest tech tools, remote work, and project management education. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin, Ashley spent twelve years in tech marketing and entrepreneurship in Austin, TX where she saw continuous pressure for women to choose between their careers or their kids. Passionate about women's empowerment, especially in the workplace, both Leah and Ashley work to support women find the “gray area” where they can be both successful professionals and successful caretakers.
Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):
- Flexing those communication muscles 1:25
- Communication tools 4:00
- Emotional intelligence 5:50
- Our different styles 11:05
- Finding the middle ground 17:55
- Building efficiency 22:00
- Femme fact: Monopoly 26:26
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goldeman (book)
- Brené Brown’s Downloads and Guides (resources)
- DISC Personality Test
- Prowess Project
Link to show transcript here.
Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post “The Importance of Communication as a Leader”
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