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Thursday, July 28 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Powerful Connection with Passionate Listening!!! (Pradeepa Narayanaswamy)

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"Pop quiz: How are you feeling right now? This session will help you answer that question and prepare you to enjoy the rest of the conference more."
Overwhelmed? Unable to focus? Are you able to listen with the same passion about wanting to be heard? Conversations are a part and parcel of our every day life-at work, home and elsewhere. Studies from US Department of Labor show that about 45% of people quit their jobs because they felt “not listened to” and unappreciated. As leaders, bosses, coaches and mentors, we spend much of our time listening to others but find ourselves distracted. Listening is NOT an innate skill.
In this workshop, Pradeepa shares a technique called “Passionate Listening” (term by Harriet Lerner)--the ability to listen with the same passion that we feel about wanting to be heard. We need to practice listening to get better at it. To passionately listen to others, one must first know how to listen to self. Without clarity in our relationship to ourselves, we will have a hard time improving our relationships with others.
Pradeepa will take the audience to experience techniques to listen to self, thus paving the way to passionately listen to others and establish a powerful connection. Attendees will leave the session with new ideas and techniques to try by themselves and with their teams to improve their listening skills. As a bonus, they will have an opportunity to relax and take a breather amidst the hustle and bustle of the conference.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Audience will-
  • • Learn the concept of Passionate Listening
  • • Practice Passionate Listening with a partner
  • • Recognize the importance of Self-Listening as a critical first step towards practicing Passionate Listening
  • • Be able to relax and take a breather through practicing guided mindfulness
  • • Experience the gradual improvement in their listening ability as the workshop progresses
  • • Take away simple and effective practices to better listening


Pradeepa Narayanaswamy

Agile and Life Coach, Possibilities- Lives Transformed LLC
As an Agile Coach, I am a self-proclaimed “Agile Passionista” who strongly believes in agile values & principles to help organizations delight their customers. I help teams and leaders understanding & aligning with their organizational vision and support in their transformation... Read More →

Thursday July 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
Regency VI