02/25/15 – Gregg Levoy on Cultivating Passion; Sheila Heen – Coaching with Honest Feedback

Segment 1 – Gregg Levoy, author and speaker. on his book Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion. Gregg shares the definition of passion and gives great tips and tools on how coaches can support their clients in ringing passion to every aspect of their lives.

Segment 2 – Gregg Levoy addresses the fears that people have around taking a step and following their passions, and shares about incremental steps you can take; and how to living passionately throughout the day.

Segment 3 – Sheila Heen, founder of the Triad Consulting Group & lecturer on law at Harvard Law School, gives coaches ideas on how to support their organizational clients in giving and receiving effective feedback.

Segment 4 – Sheila Heen explains that the focus when working with business leaders as clients is to support them around modeling how to give constructive feedback in ways that the employee can best receive it and use it to improve their and the organization’s productivity and effectiveness.


Gregg Levoy

Gregg Levoy is the author of Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion (Penguin), and Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life (Random House)—-rated among the “Top 20 Career Publications” by the Workforce Information Group and a text in various graduate programs in Management and Organizational Leadership.

He is a lecturer and seminar-leader in the business, educational, governmental, faith-based and human-potential arenas, and has keynoted and presented workshops at the Smithsonian Institution, Environmental Protection Agency, National League of Cities,  National Conference on Positive Aging, Microsoft, British Petroleum, American Express, Ascension Health, Americorps, Michigan National Bank, the Universities of California/Colorado/Washington/Arizona/Nevada/Wisconsin/Texas and others, the American Counseling Association, National Career Development Association, International Association of Career Management Professionals, National Association of Colleges & Employers, Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, and others, and has been a frequent guest of the media, including ABC-TV, CNN, NPR and PBS.

A former adjunct professor of journalism at the University of New Mexico, former columnist and reporter for USA Today and the Cincinnati Enquirer, and author of This Business of Writing (Writer’s Digest Books), he has written for the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Omni, Psychology Today, Christian Science Monitor, Reader’s Digest, and many others, as well as for corporate, promotional and television projects. His website is www.gregglevoy.com.


Sheila Heen

Sheila is a Founder of Triad Consulting Group and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School.

Sheila’s corporate clients include MITRE, BAE Systems, HSBC, Tatweer of Dubai, Unilever, the Federal Reserve Bank, Standard Bank of South Africa, Merck, and numerous family businesses. She often works with executive teams, helping them to work through conflict, repair working relationships, and make sound decisions together. In the public sector she has also provided training for the New England Organ Bank, the Singapore Supreme Court, the Obama White House, and theologians struggling with disagreement over the nature of truth and God.

Sheila has spent the last twenty years with the Harvard Negotiation Project, developing negotiation theory and practice.    She specializes in particularly difficult negotiations – where emotions run high and relationships become strained. Sheila is co-author of the New York Times Business Bestsellers Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most (Penguin 2000), and Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well (Even When It’s Off-Base, Unfair, Poorly Delivered and Frankly, You’re Not in the Mood) (Viking/Penguin 2014).

One of the side benefits of writing Difficult Conversations has been the chance to appear on shows as diverse as Oprah and the G. Gordon Liddy show, NPR’s Diane Rehms Show, Fox News, and CNBC’s Power Lunch.

Sheila is a graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles, and Harvard Law School. She is schooled in negotiation daily by her three children.http://triadconsultinggroup.com/


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