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Unleashing the Power of Conversations: Transforming Teams and Organizations with Douglas Squirrel

  • By Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP
  • July 12, 2023
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In this episode, host Diana Kawarsky interviews Douglas Squirrel, an executive coach and consulting Chief Technology Officer. Diana and Squirrel discuss the importance of aligning technical teams with business goals and using a common language for effective communication and productivity. They also delve into change management, resiliency, confidence-building, empathy, and difficult conversations. Squirrel shares techniques for promoting understanding and open-mindedness, including coherence-busting and genuine questioning. Overall, the episode offers valuable insights and practical advice for improving soft skills in the workplace.

Today’s Selected Questions

  1. What does success leading others look like to you?
  2. How do you define confidence?
  3. Where have you seen or experienced empathy in your career?

Visit The Soft Skills Group to explore all our workshops to help you and your team in all aspects of communication.

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.