On this blog and in numerous episodes of the Everybody Matters Podcast, we’ve chronicled many stories about the groundbreaking communication skills training that our team members have access to through Barry-Wehmiller University.
The most common response from those who have taken it: “It changed my life.”
My wife Cynthia recognized the importance of these classes and challenged us to find a way to share them with the world outside Barry-Wehmiller. So, she and I founded Our Community Listens, a non-profit dedicated to bringing these skills to communities.
To date, more than half of our almost 12,000 team members and thousands of people outside of Barry-Wehmiller have taken these classes and are learning that when you listen to another person – really, truly listen – it is a deeper, richer experience for everyone.
On this episode of the Everybody Matters Podcast, we want to introduce you to Rebecca Emerson, the Executive Director of Our Community Listens. This interview is a deep dive into what Our Community Listens is and how it impacts a number of communities around the U.S. If you want to know more, visit their website.
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