Ep#71 | The 3 Things That Creates Real Conversations
Chris Armstrong is the Co-Owner of Veritas Culture and a highly sought-after consultant, facilitator, speaker, and coach in the areas of organizational culture and diversity and inclusion. Additionally, Chris is a Certified Relationship Coach focusing on promoting equal and authentic relationships.
Over the past several years, Chris has won the People’s Choice Diversity Award an unprecedented three times while advocating for women and minority empowerment. As well, he has been published more than 500 times by media outlets such as Huffington Post, Washington Post, MSNBC, the Good Men Project, and Elite Daily.
Finally, Chris is a frequent keynote and panel member for women and minority empowerment and progression areas. This includes recent engagements with the Working Mother Media, Federally Employed Women, and the Hispanic Heritage Pipeline Summit.
Some great takeaways from Chris:
Listen to understand and not listen to respond…there is a huge difference ;-)
Remain neutral - it gives you space for new listening.
Be genuinely curious - it’s simply more fun connecting with people that way
Messages are getting lost - make sure people get to understand you
Be there to unpack and not to influence
Help and not just listen
Some people can’t handle change - perhaps sometimes we need to face that
Men somehow still cannot get into women's space - or was it the other way around? ;-)