"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.
Michael Cunningham, the award-winning author of The Hours, has a new book out; a new spin on fairy tales called A Wild Swan and Other Tales. He was interviewed on NPR this morning and was describing himself as the irritating child who demanded book after book to be read to him before going to sleep and then when the fairy tale was wrapped up and everyone lived ‘happily ever after’ he would ask, “Why?” Why did the princess want to marry such a mean guy? Why did the witch really want to eat little kids? What is up with ....Read More