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The Art of Curious Conversations, with Sarah Noll Wilson

Episode 30

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When teams need to change, Sarah Noll Wilson gives them the tools to steer their own ship.

Sarah Noll Wilson is on a mission to help leaders build and rebuild teams. Her goal is to empower leaders to understand and honor the beautiful complexity of the humans they serve. Through her work as an executive coach, an in-demand keynote speaker, researcher, and soon-to-be author, Sarah helps leaders close the gap between what they intend to do and the actual impact they make. Sarah creates a safe, honest environment, preparing people to deal with real-world conflict, have more meaningful conversations, and create purposeful relationships. Working with CEOs, HR leaders, and organizations that care deeply about their employees and understand the connection between employee development, employee satisfaction, and organizational success, Sarah specializes in transforming relationships from good to great.

With 15+ years in leadership development, Sarah earned a Master’s Degree from Drake University in Leadership Development and a BA from the University of Northern Iowa in Theatre Performance and Theatre Education – no wonder clients love the energy she brings to their teams! She is certified in Co-Active Coaching, Conversational Intelligence, and is a frequent guest lecturer at universities. When she isn’t helping people build and rebuild relationships, she enjoys playing games with her husband Nick and cuddling with their two fur babies, Seymour and Sally.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How to use conversations as a tool for connection, rather than as a transaction
  • What curiosity means and how to use it to have more meaningful and empathetic conversations
  • How to network effectively by treating it as an opportunity to truly get to know people
  • How to handle conversations in conflict and make them productive
  • What are regrettable events and how to navigate them
  • How to navigate conversations around change
  • How to communicate during a crisis situation


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