My guest this week, Aaron Schiller, is a coach, counselor, and the co-host of the Muse + the Catalyst Podcast, which I will be a guest on next week. He blends his varied career experiences of working in education, business, and as a trainer and consultant at Yale University’s Emotional Intelligence Lab, to coach executives and start-ups on gender awareness and emotional intelligence.
My new book, Bring Your Whole Self to Work: How Vulnerability Unlocks Creativity, Connection and Performance, comes out in two weeks (on May 1st), but you can pre-order it now and receive special audio bonuses.
Key Takeaways:[3:33] What the phrase “bring your whole self to work” means to Aaron.
[4:37] Alcohol was kryptonite for Aaron.
[17:39] Do people resist their own transformations?
[20:52] Parenting expectations in today’s world.
[26:56] Working with businesses to increase emotional and gender intelligence.
[28:40] Gender differences are deeply ingrained in our society.
[41:21] Diving deep into the world of feelings
[47:51] When things get scary, ask for help from the universe.
There’s [stuff] that can slow down personal growth, like being ashamed the next morning because of drinking too much the night before. @CoachSchillerClick to tweet
Oftentimes when you are a genius and you have great gifts, it means you have some developmental skills that are not as developed, like mindfulness or emotional intelligence. @CoachSchillerClick to tweet