ASK SARAH #6: How Deep Listening Is Healing
In the last episode, we looked at how to become a better listener, and my two favorite questions you can use to have better conversations.
We live in a world where listening well is a scarcity. We barely know how to pay attention, let alone listen deeply for all that’s being said—and what’s not being said. In this episode, I want to dig deeper and share a workshop all about how deep listening can be healing.
Plus, I’ll share my catalog of resources I’ve used to improve my listening and discernment skills. From FBI negotiator Chris Voss to master interviewer Krista Tippett, I’ve collected some of my favorite books, quotes, and resources to help guide you on this journey, should you so desire.
Listen in to hear the resources I’ve used and the processes I love that help you connect more deeply, listen more wisely, and heal thoughtfully by listening better to each other.
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Sarah Peck is a writer, startup advisor, and yoga teacher based in New York City. She’s the founder and executive director of Startup Pregnant, a media company documenting the stories of women’s leadership across work and family. She hosts the weekly Startup Pregnant Podcast and Let's Talk, her second podcast. Previously, she worked at Y Combinator backed One Month, Inc, a company that teaches people to code in 30 days, and before that she was a writing and communications consultant.
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