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Finding Clarity Through Listening With Cian Donnelly

  • By Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP
  • February 14, 2023
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In this episode, we are joined by Cian Donnelly, who, among many things, is the founder of Diamond Dog Coaching, a company that provides training, development, and coaching for artists. Diana and Cian begin their discussion by exploring the importance of empathy in conversations where just listening can offer people a safe space to analyze and make difficult decisions. They continue their talk by examining how the conversation is the relationship. They conclude their discussion by exploring how the concept of self-talk is linked to self-awareness and emphasize the importance of understanding the weight of our words and how we can effectively communicate with others.

Today’s Selected Questions

  1. Where have you seen or experienced empathy in your career?
  2. What is your understanding of the phrase “Conversation is the currency of communication”?

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Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

Diana Kawarsky is President of The Soft Skills Group Inc. She is a senior training and development professional with over 20 years of experience in the delivery, design & consulting with Fortune 500 companies, Universities & Colleges in Canada, the USA, Europe, and Asia. Diana is a Certified Coaching Professional (CCP) working one-on-one, in-person and remotely, building individual success skills. She also holds an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies. She is the author of two well-reviewed books: Soft Skills Volume 1 and The Soft Cs. In 2021 Diana attained the rank of #26 in Global Gurus’ “Top 30” in the Communication category. Top 30 Gurus, in their respective categories, are the “Cream of the Crop”, the World’s Top 30 most influential Professionals Speakers, Trainers and Consultants in their areas.