- Episode 77: Joe Weston & His Book, Mastering Respectful Confrontation: A Guide to Personal Freedom and Empower, Collaborative Engagement John M Jaramillo 1:11:48
With a career spanning 30+ years in the fields of conflict prevention, leadership, Stress Management, and communication, the wisdom Joe shares in this conversation and through his books
seems to be more timely (and deeply needed) these days than ever.
Having first started out as an actor — and then teaching his own method — and specializing in communication, Joe has been drawn to the power of connection and understanding that can lead us as a species to either become more cohesive and connected or fall to disconnection and distrust.
It says a lot about Joe’s work and character that, while I look at this conversation and see the fear we all have inside of us that leads to that disconnection, he sees, believes, and is pulled
more toward the hope that exists and that is out there.
Although he’s hopeful, he knows it takes work — in understanding both ourselves and others.
Before looking to the outside world and either saying our needs aren’t being met or believing another’s needs are not as important as our own, we need to look inward, into our hearts, to see
what this life should be all about.
Do we want to allow it all to fall apart around us, or take responsibility and contribute as much as we can — no
matter how little or how much — to creating ripple effects of support, concern, and community?
Each of us is more powerful than we believe. In my Coaching, I’ve see most of us don’t understand this. We leave too much ability, desire, and skill on the table by underestimating ourselves. We need to turn that around.
- “Unfortunately, the planet is filled with an enormous amount of information gatherers who haven’t learned very much.”
- The problems in our world are complicated. The solutions are simple. But implementation is hard work.
- The dangers of Chronic Niceness
- The Power of Assertiveness vs. The Pitfall of
- How Joe’s work helps you get physical vitality, emotional stability, mental clarity, and spiritual grounding
The MAIN QUESTION underlying my conversation with Joe is, How do you balance understanding who you really are and what you need/want with your responsibility in what the world needs?
MENTIONED OR APPLICABLE EPISODES
- Episode 61: Hesha Abrams & her book, Holding The Calm: The Secret To Resolving Conflict And Defusing Tension
- Episode 69: Corinne Coppola & The Gift 12 Lessons to Save Your Life by Dr. Edith Eger
- Episode 70: Oakland McCulloch & His Book, Your Leadership Legacy: Becoming the Leader You Were Meant to Be
Joe Weston is an international thought leader, facilitator, author, lecturer, consultant, coach, professor, and—above all else—an advocate for lasting peace. With a career spanning 30+ years in the fields of conflict prevention, leadership, Stress Management, and communication, he is a highly sought-after facilitator for individuals, as well as corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits around the world. As founder and owner of the Weston Network based in Washington, D.C., Joe and his international team provide training, consulting, and Coaching based on his
methodology, called Respectful Confrontation®. Through a network of 30+ certified facilitators and even more allies and collaborators in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, people from all walks of life have greatly benefited from Joe’s highly effective methodology—from corporate innovators and
entrepreneurs, government agencies, INGOs, educators, healthcare workers, parents, and young adults. More
LEARN MORE ABOUT JOE
Watch the episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtNpTQTFjuN6Tjs52JB7zUQ
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