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#035 – The Life-Saving Skill of Story with Michelle Auerbach

Michelle Auerbach has dedicated her life to using story as a way of making this world a better place.

On this episode of The Workplace Communication Podcast, we talk about the profound ways in which storytelling impacts our lives – everything from increasing connection and resilience, to persuading others to consider viewpoints that are different from their own.  We also explore what makes and breaks a good story, to help you refine your own storytelling skills.

Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:

🎙️ Using storytelling as a change management tool

🎙️ The difference between storytelling and bragging

🎙️ When storytelling is used for all the wrong reasons

🎙️ The top reasons why your stories don’t work

🎙️ Questions to ask to get people to tell a great story

Michelle Auerbach solves problems and creates change through story across diverse contexts. She works with businesses on change management, leadership, and creativity through story. She works with communities on creating social good, connection, and working across difference through story. She coaches and teaches individuals through workshops, trainings, and one-on-one explorations. She writes for the New York Times, The London Guardian, and is the author of three books: Resilience: the Life-Saving Skill of Story, Alice Modern, and The Third Kind of Horse.

If you’re looking to refine your storytelling skills for better buy in and greater connection, then this episode is for you!

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Instagram: @michelleauerbach




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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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