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Cultivating Emotional Optimism featuring Claude Silver
Episode 3613th September 2022 • Brand Story • Steve Gilman
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Claude Silver could write a book on emotional optimism, but not a lot of people are familiar with the term itself. As the first-ever Chief Heart Officer for Vaynermedia, Claude teaches others how to integrate heart into their professional lives, and in this episode of Brand Story, she’s breaking down the process and discussing the importance of leading with kindness.

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Brand Story is created and produced by Gravity Group, a full-service brand and marketing agency, and is hosted by Gravity Group President, Steve Gilman.

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Episode Chapters:

(0:00) Introduction - Claude Silver

(1:19) Emotional Optimism

(3:34) Love in professional life

(8:21) Changing Human Resources

(13:07) Storytelling and Empathy

(19:32) Finding empathy for yourself

(25:36) Claude Silver’s Podcast

(28:35) Advice, Listening, and Learning

(34:43) Wrap-up