I work with organizations who want to elevate team performance by refining leadership communication skills.

#019 – Human Skills for Technical People with Emily Nichols

For many who are in technical fields, connecting with others is not always easy. But not doing so can lead to huge lags in productivity.  

On this episode of the Workplace Communication Podcast, we’re talking with Emily Nichols, Professional Engineer and Keynote Speaker about how learning to connect with others enhanced her ability to influence change in technical environments.

Emily also shares her insight on what you can do to foster bring more human connection in technical workplaces.

Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:

🎙️How human skills enhance technical work

🎙️Why leaders need to be present where the work is happening

🎙️Becoming a visible leader

🎙️Leading when you don’t have authority

🎙️Rethinking subtle signs of difference

🎙️Finding fun in your work

Emily Nichols is a professional engineer with a BIG heart and a pair of safety boots in her luggage. Speaking from the stage or the factory floor, Emily inspires technical people to embrace their human skills so they can become better problem solvers, team players, and leaders.

Emily has a B.Sc. in Systems Engineering from University of Guelph and a M.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from McMaster University. She summarized her chemical engineering masters thesis in five Dr. Seuss rhymes.

If you’re in a technical field and are looking to connect better with those around you, then this episode is for you!

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Emily’s contact information:

Website: https://emilynichols.com

YouTube: http://emilynichols.tv

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilynichols/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ideasEmily/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ideasEmily


Lindsay’s contact information:

To book a discovery call: https://calendly.com/lindsaylapaquette/discovery-call

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: https://lindsaylapaquette.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsaylapaquette/

Previous podcast episodes:  https://lindsaylapaquette.com/podcast


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Lindsay Lapaquette, M.Sc.(A) works with organizations who want to invest in elevating team performance by refining leadership communication skills. Lindsay’s background as a former Speech-Language Pathologist, specialized in working with clients with social interaction challenges, brings a unique perspective that helps leaders and organizations get to the root of complex communication issues so they can save time, money and sanity.

Lindsay’s approach has been profoundly influenced by her work with First Nations organizations, her experience as a parent to two children with pervasive mental health challenges, and the premature loss of both of her parents. These experiences have taught Lindsay great lessons about the power of excellent people skills that extend beyond her professional expertise.

To learn more about Lindsay’s programs, please visit lindsaylapaquette.com

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