My best communication coaches by far are my two sons. From the moment they were born, and often without me realizing, they have constantly created situations where my communication skills are put to the test. Many a night, I woke up to their crying when they were still very young. So, I went to them and gently rocked them in my arms while singing softly or whispering to them. Soon enough, they went back to sleep, even though they didn’t understand a word I was saying.
What’s the key to successful communication?
Whether or not we’re aware of it, communication is something we practice all day every day. Despite this and the fact that we’re natural-born communication experts, we don’t always manage to get across exactly what we mean – myself included. I’ve lost count of all my moments of frustration caused by failing to connect with whoever I was trying to communicate with. And I can safely say that every single time, this was because I was giving them a piece of my mind instead of my heart.
The heart is where we experience the connection with ourself. And once we connect with ourself– with our essence – we can connect with the essence of anyone and anything else. Not so much because of the words we use, but because of the energy in the words. This is because heart-based communication is telepathic and not bound by time and space. It’s the purest and most natural form of communication between all life forms. It enables us to communicate with infants and other people who are unable to speak, people that speak another language, animals and even plants and trees.
Anyway, as you’ve noticed, even an experienced communication professional like myself has his off days. However, I’m always striving to optimize the way I communicate. How about you? What would you like to change in your communication? And could you do with some help? In Heart-to-Heart sessions, I listen closely and ask questions. I look beyond the form at the essence and tell you what I see and feel. This helps you to connect with yourself and to self-reflect. Each heart-to-heart session provides you with important insights and ways to optimize your communication.
Okay then, how about a Heart-to-Heart?
I’d love to have a heart-to-heart with you about optimizing your communication. All it takes is an hour and a half of your time and your willingness to connect with yourself. We can connect online or on-site, in a one-time session, in regular sessions, as part of an annual subscription, as part of your concepting, branding or storytelling project, or as a way of finding out which of my services you need. So, drop me a line or give us a call.
Did you know?
Did you know?
The human heart is much more than just a pump. It’s the first organ to be formed in the embryo. It has its own neural centre and a short-term and long-term memory. And its electromagnetic field is about 5,000 times stronger than that of the brain. In short, the heart is where the action is, not the brain.