The resilience in the disclosure of our true self
May 24, 2021
Hosted by Beth Page, Ph.D.
To disclose is to make secret or new information known. Many of us do not disclose our true, whole self to the world, for fear of judgement, not being accepted and not having our voice heard. This week's special guest is Shawn Y. Holmes, DMD, PhD, the Founder & Co-Owner of The YOU in you Consulting. Shawn joins Beth in the resilience conversation to share the resilience she has found on her disclosure journey this past year. From avoidance tactics for decades to joining the National Stuttering Association (NSA) as part of her disclosure journey. The NSA is changing the narrative about stuttering to be a different way of speaking and Shawn is adding her voice to bring awareness and advocacy for #WeStutter and she is a true example of the resilience within embracing our true, whole selves. She is on a journey transitioning from a lifetime of endless energy exerted to hide her different way of speaking to disclose it and be in the moment with it. Shawn will share about the uniqueness of this speech disorder and the realities of a society who do not understand what stuttering is and in turn uphold the fun being made of this unique disability. In episode 12 of Resilience & You listen in to learn how powerfully resilient it is to adjust the energy you may be using to hide who you are and infuse that energy into YOU to embrace and love the uniqueness you bring into this world!
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Resilience and You is designed for those who would like to strengthen their resilience, particularly in times of challenge and uncertainty. We interview resilient humans to learn from their stories about how resilience can be strengthened, at work and beyond. Kathryn McEwen, an organizational psychologist operating out of Australia, defines resilience as “an individual’s capacity to manage the everyday stress of work and remain healthy, rebound and learn from unexpected setbacks and prepare for future challenges proactively.” Resilience invites us to slow down, create a pause, take a breath and embrace curiosity. Resilience is currently receiving a lot of media attention. Our efforts to cultivate workplaces of belonging and performance amidst COVID-19 are yielding resilience challenges for leaders and employees alike. Resilience positively enhances our conflict handling skills, our capacity for managing everyday stressors and our capacity for navigating the many relationships we have.
Beth Page, Ph.D.
Beth Page, Ph.D. is an author, consultant, coach, educator, international speaker and Dream Catcher Consulting founder. As a consultant and professional certified coach, Beth helps support people and organizations to honor the human dimension of change. She is a certified Emotional Intelligence Coach (EQ in Action). She is accredited to administer the Resilience At Work assessment and works with leaders to cultivate greater resilience, which has been particularly valuable amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. She is passionate about supporting leaders and organizations in cultivating communities of belonging. Her books include Change Happens: Your Guide to Navigating Change using the 5C Model, now in its 2nd edition, Done Deal: Your Guide to Merger and Acquisition Integration, and a chapter in the best-selling Awakening the Workplace. She also collaborated on a co-authored chapter in Leading with Spirit, Presence and Authenticity published by Jossey-Bass. Beth holds degrees from Pepperdine University, Western Illinois University, Carleton University and she completed her Ph.D. at the University of Victoria.