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Katie McLaughlin shares how theater skills can stop workplace hurt.
Episode 11229th September 2022 • Remarkable Leadership Lessons • Denise Cooper
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55% of communication is body language, 38% is tone, only 7% is the words you use.

Are you leading deliberately in the workplace? The term deliberate means on purpose, it's an intentional action. And that usually also means that we have considered how we want to show up as a leader in the workplace and we're actively making choices to be aligned with that vision of who we want to be in the workplace, whether that's based on our values, what behaviors we want to be doing. 

In this week's episode, Katie McLaughlin, Founder of the McLaughlin Method, talks us through how leaders can use tools like body language, tone, and dialogue to positively impact business results.

Katie describes most leaders as people who are "kind of leading by accident and aren't aware first and foremost that they have choice and that they have the ability to affect behavior and affect change. And then secondly, that once they know that they can do that, how do they want to show up? If they've never thought about what does it mean for me to be the leader I want to be? And how does that look when I'm leading my team?"  

If you're wondering how to positively impact relationships and drive the results you want in your organization, this is the episode for you.


  1. Talk to us a little bit about the impact of theater work in the workplace. What do you think it can help us achieve? (12:22)
  2. What do people get wrong about body language? Can we really fully understand others just by watching their body? (15:22)
  3. Can you tell us more about the role of theater in your programming, the McLaughlin Method? (19:01)




Katie provides Leadership & Culture transformation for mature startups — helping leaders create inclusive cultures, build emotional intelligence, work through their assumptions & biases so they can actually connect with and get the MOST out of their teams. She does this all through interactive, experiential, theatre-based exercises. Her bias for action is HIGH so attendees to her sessions always leave with at least one action item to immediately do to shift something in your behavior, relationships, and company. Working with Katie, you benefit from the powerhouse combo of her theatre background and over 15 years in the heart of business strategy, organizational development, and change