1. Christine Jacobs, The Adoption Center: Communicating Organizational Needs Dr. Laura Sicola 34:28

When the stakes are high, how do you communicate your needs in a concise way that builds trust?

Christine Jacobs joins Laura to discuss the profound impact of educating and advocating for adoption. Listen in as Laura and Christine explore the common myths of adoption eligibility, how Christine builds relationships to advocate for children, and why there are no unwanted children, just unfound families. Christine also shares what she looks for in a non-profit leader and how effective communication starts by articulating organizational needs to the right people at the right time.

Christine Jacobs has more than thirty years of experience in child-welfare and is a subject matter expert in foster care adoption. She now leads the Adoption Center in the role of Executive Director.  A loving family for every child in foster care is at the core of her work at the Adoption Center.


You can learn more about the Adoption Center here: http://adopt.org/


To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C’s of influence.


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Laura Sicola Leadership Communication & Influence Expert, Speaker, Author, Podcaster

Dr. Laura Sicola is a leadership communication and influence expert, speaker, author of Speaking to Influence: Mastering Your Leadership Voice, and host of the podcast, Speaking to Influence: Communication Secrets of the C-Suite. Her mission is to transform executives into confident, inspiring leaders whether live or virtually in order to get the results they want and turn their vision into their legacy. As the founder of Vocal Impact Productions, she has trained and coached executives at Comcast, IBM, the US Department of Commerce and Women Against Abuse along with politicians, business owners and non-profit leaders from around the world.

Laura’s TEDx talk, “Want to Sound Like a Leader? Start by Saying Your Name Right,” has nearly 7 million views, and she has been featured on programs such as Fox & Friends First, NBC10 @Issue and PHL 17. She has also spoken to thousands at conferences such as the Professional BusinessWomen of California Conference and the PA Conference for Women.

Laura received her PhD in educational linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also taught from 2001-2013.