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 Favorite Among the Faculty

“Jennifer has so squarely hit the mark with our teacher-leaders that she is one of the few presenters that they are always requesting when professional development is the question. Here at the University of Chicago, this acclaim and recognition does not come easily! Jennifer has a way of presenting information that gets quickly to the heart of the matter. Her ability to read the true needs of the group, regardless of the original focus, has made her a favorite among the faculty here at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.”

Jason Lopez, Associate Director, Educational Programs
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Chicago, IL