The enneagram personality test has exploded in popularity in recent years, so I was super intrigued by my conversation with Steph Barron Hall, founder of Nine Types Co. Steph is a coach, speaker, and writer who uses the Enneagram to help people get out of their own way and build a life they love! She walks me through a typing session to help match me to my enneagram type and what it means, her secrets to growing her online community to 139,000 in less than a year, and how to use the Enneagram to be a better communicator and team leader. If you’re curious what Enneagram type you are, check out Steph’s self-typing guide below.
This week’s interview with my friend Michael Hoeppner blew my mind - as it will yours. We peeked into his role as the strategic communications advisor for my favorite 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang and chatted about how to be a more effective communicator. As the founder and CEO of GK Training and a communications professor at Columbia Business School, Michael has 10 years of experience in communications consulting for Fortune 500 companies, executives, non-profits, and universities, as well as presidential campaigns in both 2016 and 2020. Michael broke down the limiting beliefs we have around public speaking, three actionable, effective ways to manage your nerves so you can ace high-stress interviews and presentations, and the 5 Ps of voice that will instantly elevate your speech delivery.
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