226: Jennifer Kahnweiler: A Lady Who Leads The Quiet Majority Of The World
Todays guest is a professional speaker and author who helps introverts lead with quiet confidence. She shows the no shouter, quiet types that they can hold their own in the business world and lead by example
Her bestselling books, The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength, Quiet Influence and the Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference have sold over 60,000 copies and been translated into eleven languages.
Her 35-year journey to become an expert on introverts included jobs as an elementary school counsellor, university administrator, federal government program director, and career coach.
She has deepened her knowledge and appreciation for introverts through her work as a learning and development professional working inside leading organizations such as GE, AT&T, NASA , the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam, and the CDC, where she became committed to championing quieter people, by helping organizations recognize and value them, and by helping them step confidently into leadership roles.
She is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), granted to only 8% of the National Speaker’s Association even though she attended her first National Speakers Association convention in San Diego just seven years ago.
She has been hooked on NSA ever since.
But that isn’t all as also being a wife, and mother of two daughters she will have al the same issues and time restraints that family places on us all.
So how does she manage to deliver such high quality work, for such varied organisations?
And if she had to choose what element of her work gives her most satisfaction and enjoyment, speaking, writing, or seeing an introvert blossom into a leader of note which would she go for?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Jennifer Kahnweiler.
During the show we discussed such weighty topics such as:
Why it is so important to have quite time in each morning, to reflect, get your thoughts together and tackle the day head-on.
How now is the best time ever for introverts to make themselves heard amongst the madness of life, using social media at the right times to cut through the madness.
How she wrote a book in 2005 even though she didn’t consider herself a writer. She had not found the mind-set to embrace her talents fully.
How in her earlier years she believes that we was trying to prove herself to herself and the world in equal measures, and found it hard going to say the least.
Why it is so important to realise that when you start something it is going to take a long time to get anything going. Its these times that really lay the foundation of success and cant be rushed.
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