Voice Lessons: Having Hard Conversations in a Multigenerational Workplace

February 13, 2020

Read Jennifer's interview with The Register, Ontario public school's magazine for Principals and Vice Principals.

Excerpt:

From her office in sunny Palo Alto, California, international communications consultant and well-respected author Jennifer Abrams, spoke with The Register about her work navigating the challenges of multigenerational conversations. Recognized as one of teh “21 Women all K-12 Educators Need to Know,” Abrams’ expertise as a “voice coach” – helping others learn how to best use their voice, whether collaborating on a team, presenting to an audience or supervising and guiding employees – has made her an expert in guiding challenging conversations across the spectrum of ages.

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About Jennifer Abrams

Jennifer Abrams

Jennifer Abrams considers herself a "voice coach," helping others learn how to best use their voices – be it collaborating on a team, presenting in front of an audience, coaching a colleague and supervising an employee. Jennifer holds a Master's degree in Education from Stanford University and a Bachelor's degree in English from Tufts University. She lives in Palo Alto, California. Jennifer's latest book is Swimming in the Deep End: Four Foundational Skills for Leading Successful School Initiatives. Her previous publications include Having Hard Conversations, The Multigenerational Workplace: Communicating, Collaborating & Creating Community and Hard Conversations Unpacked – the Whos, the Whens and the What Ifs. She has also created a Corwin Press e-course by the same name.

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A thousand things are unspoken, implicit, buried in our educational lives. The invisibility of issues enforces the ineffective status quo. Change–personal, educational, institutional–requires that we speak OUT LOUD about what we know and believe. Jennifer Abrams brings decades of experience and years of training across the world to this usually overlooked essential act of finding our effective voice about what matters around learning.

Eric Booth, renowned art educator and author of Tending the Perennials: The Art and Spirit of a Personal Religion and The Everyday Work of Art: Awakening the Extraordinary in Your Daily Life