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Choosing to Respond, with April Ballestero
Episode 513th July 2022 • Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room® • One Light Ahead®
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April Ballestero is a leadership expert and the founder of One Light Ahead, a coaching agency that helps business leaders shine at their brightest. With two decades of coaching experience, April knows exactly how to help business leaders achieve their full potential and become more effective, more energized and more enthusiastic in their interactions with their teams, clients, families and communities.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • The trigger-response that occurs often when meeting new people
  • A peek back through some of our previous podcast episodes where our guests have shared their experiences with trigger responses and reactions
  • What it means to jump layers and the danger of “jumping layers” in an introductory conversation 
  • Why the One Light Ahead connection tools were created and how they’re intended to improve communication and your ability to “peel layers” in your relationships
  • The psychology behind first impressions and how they affect your interactions 
  • The importance of taking the time to “look in the mirror” so you can offer more value in your networking conversations
  • Why responding is often a better choice than reacting


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