"Our conversations invent us. Through our speech and our silence, we become smaller or larger selves. Through our speech and our silence, we diminish or enhance the other person, and we narrow or expand the possibilities between us. How we use our voice determines the quality of our relationships, who we are in the world, and what the world can be and might become. Clearly, a lot is at stake here."
Harriet Lerner, The Dance of Connection
Jennifer Abrams Consulting provides trainings, coaching, program design and consultative support to schools, hospitals and other organizations in the areas of instructional design, new employee support, supervision and evaluation, having hard conversations, generational savvy and the creation of collaborative cultures. Jennifer considers herself to be a "voice coach," helping others develop their identities and skill sets to best use their voices in a variety of professional environments.
I had the gift of spending time in Alaska last week. I was on a cruise to Southeast Alaska this past summer and enjoyed Glacier Bay and other beautiful sights. This time wasn’t with thousands of my nearest and dearest cruising partners. This time it was me, my friend and his dog in the small town of Talkeetna. I believe the show Northern Exposure was based on this town. The street my apartment is on is bigger and longer, so I imagined, than the length of this town. Quiet and small was the name of the game. A sled dog's howling was one of the only sounds we’d hear.
Then things got even more interesting. It was a gorgeous day, unusual in sunlight and lack of clouds. We took ...Read More