What does it mean to be activated by anger? How can one use anger as a motivator to create change without becoming abusive? Andrea J. Lee talks about the connection between anger and abuse, and how we can use questions to guide us to activism. Andrea also shares the influence of her upbringing as a second generation Canadians of Taiwanese descent, as well as her family’s background. If you’re struggling with anger and how to use it to activate social change, this interview is a must listen.
Andrea J. Lee is a futurist with her finger on the pulse of the human spirit and how it can change the world. She’s the founder of Thought Partners International, a service business delivering customized high touch coaching, training and consulting. Most often, she works with executives, small business owners and other leaders, helping them break new ground and make great money in aligned ways.
Throughout her life, Andrea has done one thing – help the people she cares about achieve what they think is impossible, not once, but twice. She helped reinvent the coaching profession and knows one thing for sure – humanity is essentially good and astonishingly powerful. Andrea is a trusted source of coaching innovation, a force for change in the field of emotional abuse. And her business was named an Extraordinary Bull Market Company by Seth Godin, and Fast Company magazine and her writing about societal violence and emotional abuse has appeared in The Washington Post. A short selfie video recently gathered over 2 million views on upworthy.com. You can find out more about Andrea by going to www.AndreaJLee.com.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
The emotion Andrea names in regards to the loss of land, autonomy, and languageThe tough decisions Andrea’s parents made as newly arrived immigrants to the West coast of CanadaHow Japan’s occupation of Taiwan impacted Andrea’s parents’ finances, emotions, and business aspirations – and the toxic emotions that were passed onHow being raised as a Canadian of immigrant parents prepared Andrea to have patience with difficult conversationsWhy we should STOP being surprised that abusive and toxic behaviour can exist in soft spoken and kind peopleWhere Andrea believes really good questions come from and why we shouldn’t be afraid to access that placeThe easy way to strengthen your questioning muscle so you rely on that instead of reacting
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