I’m joined today by Jennifer Abrams, an international educational and communications consultant for public and independent schools, universities and non-profits.
Jennifer’s publications include Having Hard Conversations, The Multigenerational Workplace: Communicating, Collaborating & Creating Community and Hard Conversations Unpacked – the Whos, the Whens and the What Ifs, Swimming in the Deep End: Four Foundational Skills for Leading Successful School Initiatives, and her newest book, Stretching Your Learning Edges: Growing (Up) at Work.
My original intention for having this conversation with Jen was to discuss her particular latest book, Stretching Your Learning Edges: Growing Up at Work. My hope was to take a dive into her work through the lens of her writing but to also discuss her role as a consultant and the work she does training leaders to bring out the best in their organizations
As we started this conversation off, we discussed early experiences in Jenn’s life and the major lessons learned that ultimately propelled her on to doing the work she now does in the world. We took a few unexpected turns in this conversation that helped to better frame up Jen’s life and work.
As we moved deeper into our discussion, the themes of well-being, authenticity, self-reflection, and vulnerability came alive which helped to provide even more context for the journey Jen has been on and why the work she does matters so much to her. I appreciate the honest nature of this conversation and the way Jen models what it means to stand in her own truth.
We agreed that this is really a part 1 to our conversation and have committed ourselves to recording part 2 in later October. We will dive deeply into her latest book: Stretching Your Learning Edges: Growing Up at Work in our next conversation which will no doubt strongly connect to the previous books she has written as well.
It was an honor to have this conversation with Jen. I hope you find value in our discussion today and share this episode with anyone who you feel will benefit from listening to it.
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