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Michelle Gladieux – Communicate with Courage
Episode 1113th March 2023 • Becoming Preferred • Michael Vickers
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Episode Overview:

Raising our game as communicators is the best way to make a difference in our careers and relationships, but it takes courage to find our voice, open up, and invite others to open up to us. Improved communication requires taking smart risks to question our beliefs, take a leap of faith, and build our bravery to make a greater impact in our personal relationships.

To help us learn to communicate with courage and overcome the four hidden challenges is communication coach, Michelle Gladieux.

Guest Bio: 

Michelle Gladieux is an instructional designer, trainer, and executive coach who is living to help people raise their game as communicators. She has 18 years collegiate teaching experience at three universities in her home state of Indiana, accepting her first adjunct faculty position at age 23.

Her book Communicate with Courage: Taking Risks to Overcome the Four Hidden Challenges offers practical strategies and Pro Moves to improve how we manage messaging in our professional and personal lives. She loves what she does and the people she serves, and it shows.

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Insight Gold Timestamps:

04:30 Where do we get courage?

06:06 Watch the quality of our self-talk

09:15 I don't know how you perceive me unless I am brave enough to ask

11:02 When we ask for feedback, we don't have to use it, but we have to consider it

12:54 Just because you say it with good intention doesn't mean the impact can't be harmful or hurtful

16:48 Stop being so darn sure and be more inquisitive 

23:25 We are becoming a more enlightened and inclusive society

24:32 What does my best effort look like?

26:29 Re-read once before hitting send

29:57 Public speaking is an antidote to hiding

34:00 Creating a spice file

36:35 Five ways that we can handle disagreement

38:44 Communicate with courage, taking Risks to overcome 4 hidden challenges

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