23 min

Building Confidence and Finding Your Voice With the Author of 'Unlearning Silence', Elaine Lin Hering Live Greatly

    • Self-Improvement

Do you feel confident enough to speak up when it matters? In this Live Greatly podcast episode, Kristel Bauer sits down with Elaine Lin Hering, the Author of 'Unlearning Silence: How to Speak Your Mind, Unleash Talent, and Live More Fully".  Kristel and Elaine discuss how to find your voice in your personal and professional life, what prevents us from speaking up and steps you can take to unlearn silence today.  Tune in now! 
Key Takeaways From This Episode
How to find your voice  A look into Elaine's book 'Unlearning Silence: How to Speak Your Mind, Unleash Talent, and Live More Fully' How to handle uncomfortable feelings that surface when you want to speak your mind Inspiration to show up authentically as you  ABOUT ELAINE LIN HERING:
Elaine Lin Hering is a facilitator, speaker, and writer. She works with organizations and individuals to build skills in communication, collaboration, and conflict management. In her career, Elaine has worked on six continents and with a wide range of corporate, government, and nonprofit clients. She has trained mental health professionals, political officials, religious communities, and leaders at companies including American Express, Capital One, Google, Nike, Novartis, Shell, Pixar, and the Red Cross. Elaine is a former Managing Partner of Triad Consulting Group and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, specializing in dispute resolution, mediation, and negotiation.
ABOUT THE BOOK, UNLEARNING SILENCE: How to Speak Your Mind, Unleash Talent, and Live More Fully (Penguin Life; March 19, 2024):
Each of us has a unique gift to offer our community: our voice. But despite our distinct and valuable perspectives, many of us choose to stay silent. Family norms, workplace hierarchies, and biased cultures can make us think twice about expressing ourselves, sharing new ideas, and even speaking out when we know something is wrong. In UNLEARNING SILENCE: How to Speak Your Mind, Unleash Talent, and Live More Fully (Penguin Life; March 19, 2024), speaker and facilitator Elaine Lin Hering takes our culture of silence to task. This paradigm-shifting book explores how we’ve learned to be silent, how we’ve benefited from silence, how we’ve silenced other people, and how we might choose another way.
Throughout life, we’re often encouraged to just speak up! But it’s never that easy. Race, gender, sexuality, identity, and power are instrumental factors that decide who feels comfortable sharing their thoughts— and as many of us know, having a seat at the table doesn’t mean that your voice is actually welcome. Why speak up if you know that it won’t be received well, and in fact, often makes things worse?
Elaine Lin Hering has worked with mental health professionals, political officials, religious communities, and leaders at companies including American Express, Google, Nike, Pixar, and the Red Cross to build skills in communication, collaboration, and conflict management. In her work, she’s seen the pervasive influence of silence in many forms. Hering has developed strategies to recognize and unlearn unconscious patterns so we can make intentional choices about how we want to show up at home and at work. Her empowering, compassionate, and practical approach acknowledges that we’ve all been both silenced and silencers.
Connect with Elaine
Website: https://elainelinhering.com/  Buy Elaine's Book: https://elainelinhering.com/book/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelinhering/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elainelinhering/  About the Host of the Live Greatly podcast, Kristel Bauer:
Kristel Bauer is a corporate wellness expert, popular keynote and TEDx speaker, and the host of top-rated podcast, “Live Greatly,” a show frequently ranked in the top 1% for self-improvement. Kristel is an Integrative Medicine Fellow & Physician Assistant with clinical experience in Integrative Psychiatry, giving her a unique perspective into optimizing ment

Do you feel confident enough to speak up when it matters? In this Live Greatly podcast episode, Kristel Bauer sits down with Elaine Lin Hering, the Author of 'Unlearning Silence: How to Speak Your Mind, Unleash Talent, and Live More Fully".  Kristel and Elaine discuss how to find your voice in your personal and professional life, what prevents us from speaking up and steps you can take to unlearn silence today.  Tune in now! 
Key Takeaways From This Episode
How to find your voice  A look into Elaine's book 'Unlearning Silence: How to Speak Your Mind, Unleash Talent, and Live More Fully' How to handle uncomfortable feelings that surface when you want to speak your mind Inspiration to show up authentically as you  ABOUT ELAINE LIN HERING:
Elaine Lin Hering is a facilitator, speaker, and writer. She works with organizations and individuals to build skills in communication, collaboration, and conflict management. In her career, Elaine has worked on six continents and with a wide range of corporate, government, and nonprofit clients. She has trained mental health professionals, political officials, religious communities, and leaders at companies including American Express, Capital One, Google, Nike, Novartis, Shell, Pixar, and the Red Cross. Elaine is a former Managing Partner of Triad Consulting Group and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, specializing in dispute resolution, mediation, and negotiation.
ABOUT THE BOOK, UNLEARNING SILENCE: How to Speak Your Mind, Unleash Talent, and Live More Fully (Penguin Life; March 19, 2024):
Each of us has a unique gift to offer our community: our voice. But despite our distinct and valuable perspectives, many of us choose to stay silent. Family norms, workplace hierarchies, and biased cultures can make us think twice about expressing ourselves, sharing new ideas, and even speaking out when we know something is wrong. In UNLEARNING SILENCE: How to Speak Your Mind, Unleash Talent, and Live More Fully (Penguin Life; March 19, 2024), speaker and facilitator Elaine Lin Hering takes our culture of silence to task. This paradigm-shifting book explores how we’ve learned to be silent, how we’ve benefited from silence, how we’ve silenced other people, and how we might choose another way.
Throughout life, we’re often encouraged to just speak up! But it’s never that easy. Race, gender, sexuality, identity, and power are instrumental factors that decide who feels comfortable sharing their thoughts— and as many of us know, having a seat at the table doesn’t mean that your voice is actually welcome. Why speak up if you know that it won’t be received well, and in fact, often makes things worse?
Elaine Lin Hering has worked with mental health professionals, political officials, religious communities, and leaders at companies including American Express, Google, Nike, Pixar, and the Red Cross to build skills in communication, collaboration, and conflict management. In her work, she’s seen the pervasive influence of silence in many forms. Hering has developed strategies to recognize and unlearn unconscious patterns so we can make intentional choices about how we want to show up at home and at work. Her empowering, compassionate, and practical approach acknowledges that we’ve all been both silenced and silencers.
Connect with Elaine
Website: https://elainelinhering.com/  Buy Elaine's Book: https://elainelinhering.com/book/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elainelinhering/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elainelinhering/  About the Host of the Live Greatly podcast, Kristel Bauer:
Kristel Bauer is a corporate wellness expert, popular keynote and TEDx speaker, and the host of top-rated podcast, “Live Greatly,” a show frequently ranked in the top 1% for self-improvement. Kristel is an Integrative Medicine Fellow & Physician Assistant with clinical experience in Integrative Psychiatry, giving her a unique perspective into optimizing ment

23 min