1. Episode 77: ⁠Joe Weston⁠ & His Book, ⁠Mastering Respectful Confrontation: A Guide to Personal Freedom and Empower, Collaborative Engagement⁠ John M Jaramillo 1:11:48

Episode 77: Joe Weston & His Book, Mastering Respectful Confrontation: A Guide to Personal Freedom and Empower,
Collaborative Engagement

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.

Conversation Highlights

  • “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?



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


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-weston-a6327931/

Website: joeweston.com

Website: respectfulconfrontation.com

Watch the episode on YouTube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtNpTQTFjuN6Tjs52JB7zUQ

Learn more about The Book Leads: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/got-lead-great-book-thats-impacted-your-work-life-me-john/

John M. Jaramillo Leadership Performance Coach

John M. Jaramillo is founder and leadership performance coach and consultant at Coach It Out, LLC.

In that capacity he helps clients throughout the organizational hierarchy break through to their next level of leadership performance and effectiveness. Clients realize just how much more of their abilities, experiences, and goals they can bring to the table. His professional experience in the public and private, profit and non-profit sectors allows him to transfer lessons across business industries, organizational structures, and leadership needs.

In addition to coaching, he enjoys writing, presenting and speaking on leadership branding and design as well as hosting two podcasts -- The Book Leads: Impactful Books For Life & Leadership and Mindset Talks: Life Beyond The Checkboxes.