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Shhhhh…. Silence At Work
Come and start your day quietly, listening for the meaning behind the message. Silence is scarce in our culture, unless you purposefully seek it. While we value sharing thoughts and feelings, an important nuance in coaching and training is how and when to let there be silence. In order to listen deeply, be quiet. Let’s pause and reflect on what we heard. For many, silence can produce uncomfortable emotions, so we fill the void with words, perhaps missing a deeper realization. DESIDERATA (“Things desired), “Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace may be in SILENCE”. In this meeting we will face the silence together.
Working in the business and nonprofit sectors for more than 20 years, Dr. Lynn Velazquez provides a wide range of coaching and training support. A large focus of her work centers on aspiring leaders making the transition from tactical to strategic responsibilities. Lynn creates unique opportunities designed to help clients excel in professional performance and develop leadership skills. She asks powerful, thought-provoking questions to test the status quo and provide guidance that moves the client from the way things are to the way the client envisions them. She encourages ideas, challenges expectations, provides objective feedback, and sets the tone for permanent change. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other” is a John F. Kennedy quote that best inspires Lynn’s coaching approach. Lynn is also the Western Region Talent Development Consultant with Lee Hecht Harrison, an international talent solutions company focused on delivering Career Transition, Leadership Development, Career Development and Change Management solutions.
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