Real conversations are the ones that move things forward in relationships, that cause growth and improvement, and which are the ones that ultimately matter. In business and in life.
Being able to be authentic and real, to confront (and handle being confronted) when needed, be open and tell the truth, ask for help, even say no and speak up for ourselves, are conversations that many of us find challenging and difficult.
Yet they are the conversations that count.
Telana Simpson helps bright, talented people have no regrets in life by being able to have these meaningful conversations.
Let’s Talk Communication is Telana’s podcast show where she learns how to have these types of conversations, and has some with her guests.
She talks with others to learn more about communicating skills and how to improve relationships, so that more of us can change the world by changing the type of conversations we have.
Money Talks, with Nigel Willmott
The key to talking about money, especially with a partner in life or business, is to remember the importance of the topic, and that it is a journey. Nigel Willmott shares from his decades of experience as a financial planner, and more recently as a money coach, some exercises and ways to have crucial conversations around money with those close to us, including our children. He also unpacks the emotions around money, our money DNA, money memories and the benefits of having money talks.
For more details see the show notes here: https://www.innercoaching.co.za/talkcommunication/money-talks-with-nigel-willmott
Discovering Self-Worth, with John Niland
John Niland knew intellectually the distinctions between self-worth, self-esteem and self-confidence, yet he only started living this fundamental discovery after a significantly emotional event. John shares with Telana what he has learn on this journey, and how he discovered his true self-worth, and the benefits from this. He also relates how unconditional self-worth is the foundation for courageous conversations. Topics explored in this important episode include: Discovering self-worth; How self-worth differs to self-esteem; Relevance of self-worth in our current uncertain times, especially to the times of Covid-19; The business case for self-worth; The importance of listening; Courageous conversations.
Communicating Unwritten Ground Rules, with Steve Simpson
How do we discuss something like a corporate culture? And in particular, in a way that we can improve that culture? Steve Simpson explains his concept of 'Unwritten Ground Rules' and how it gives leaders the language to develop the culture of their business, so that staff become more productive. Steve and Telana cover in particular how we have conversations that hold people accountable to improve their behaviour, and how to uncover the unwritten ground rules that govern that behaviour.
For more info see: https://www.innercoaching.co.za/talkcommunication/communicating-unwritten-ground-rules-steve-simpson
The camera and the fear of rejection, with Naomi Estment
Naomi Estment, personal branding photographer and videographer, shares with Telana what she has learnt from being on both sides of the camera. They especially focus on overcoming the fear of rejection and being seen. She helps mainly women become comfortable in front of the camera, so that they can develop their brands and shine in their lives. Naomi also shares what she has learnt about getting your message across and having difficult conversations with those close to you. And she has a gift for all listeners and viewers.
For more info see: https://www.innercoaching.co.za/talkcommunication/camera-fear-of-rejection-naomi-estment
Brain flexibility for effective communication, with Dr André Vermeulen
Some critical skills needed for today’s world include people management, communication and emotional intelligence, as well as critical thinking and decision making. How does brain flexibility help us improve our communication skills? Dr André Vermeulen has been studying the brain for many years, and will help us answer that question, explaining the concepts of: brain flexibility and agility; cognitive flexibility; emotional intelligence; communication vs. talking; and listening. For more info see: https://www.innercoaching.co.za/talkcommunication/brain-flexibility-for-effective-communication-dr-vermeulen
How to be mentally strong in a crisis, with Daria Tsvenger
Daria Tsvenger, a mindset expert, shared with Telana Simpson what mental strength is, and how to develop it, especially in a time of crisis, like we find ourselves in today dealing with Covid-19. She covers aspects of ourselves like the flight/fight mode of our brains, procrastination, depression and self awareness. She also explains the difference between inspiration and motivation, and tackles how to have conversations that count, shedding some light on the topic from the neuro-science perspective.