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May 13th, 2023

Co-creating Peace Episode #116 – "Psychological Safety, Peace & Human Understanding"

  1. Co-creating Peace Episode #116 – "Psychological Safety, Peace & Human Understanding" Kathleen Oweegon 30:41

I’ve spoken often on this show about how if we want to truly be heard, we have to help others feel safe hearing us. Today, I have the pleasure of speaking with Stephan Wiedner, a psychological safety expert. Stephan brings us deeper insights into the importance of psychological safety and the myriad of ways it can be used to foster peace and mutual understanding.

Welcome to “Psychological Safety, Peace & Human Understanding”, Episode #116 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast about conscious communication and conflict transformation. 

Highlights you won’t want to miss include:

  • Psychological Safety and its importance in team dynamics 
  • Tools for fostering Psychological Safety (curiosity, open-ended questions, active listening) 
  • Challenges in maintaining Psychological Safety 
  • Empathy and self-referencing messages in creating Psychological Safety 

Stephan Wiedner is a psychological safety expert whose career has focused on developing sustainable high-performance leaders, teams, and organizations. His passion for unleashing the collective potential of people has led him to co-found, the web’s largest network of independent life coaches,, the deliberate practice platform for interpersonal skills, and, the psychological safety training experts. Stephan’s writing has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and other popular publications. 

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Learn more about Stephan’s work with Psychological Safety at

To receive a free psychological safety evaluation of your team, go to:

Check out Stephan’s other projects:

  • – The Web's Largest Network of Professional Coaches, and
  •, the deliberate practice platform for interpersonal skills.

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Kathleen Oweegon Educator, Podcast Host, Communication Coach, Mediator, Facilitator

Kathleen Oweegon is the founder of Bridges of Peace with offices in Oregon and New Mexico. She also serves on the Board of Directors of International Institute for Global Leadership.

Kathleen has been a educator in communication and leadership skills for over 40 years, working with institutions and in the private sector. She has received over 250 hours of training in conflict resolution and related skills, and has created, co-designed and delivered many trainings in mindfulness, leadership, mediation, facilitation and conflict-free communication.

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