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Ben encouraged a warm, supportive atmosphere for us to investigate our own temperament types and compare them with others. The collaborative workshop has given me a whole new way of looking at things and understanding why some people approach things in such different ways to me. Everyday occurrences keep making me stop and go "Oh! That's what's going on!"

Jen P.

( TCUK Workshop Attendee )

Ben delivered a keynote speech at a recent UK tech comm conference and it was a revelation. Not only to find a self-confessed introvert happily talking to a huge room of people, but also to learn more about the differences between introvert and extrovert natures. I feel I have a better understanding of my own place on the scale and of how I can more usefully interpret specific behaviours that I previously saw as character flaws. It has also made me more tolerant of others’ behaviour when it differs from my own. Thanks Ben!

Helen H.

( TCUK Keynote Attendee )

The Introverted Leadership mentoring program has helped me articulate who I am through the use of personality testing and what I want through discussion and exploration. Ben and I have studied methods of creativity and new thinking styles for me to use in my work as a designer. As an introvert, I tend to show my skills rather than talk about them. Because I don’t generally discuss my work, I manage to undervalue myself regularly. Ben sensed that about me and his honest, valuable feedback has increased my confidence. His intuition has helped me learn more about myself, and we have consistently turned those insights into actions.

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Kelsey L.

( mentee )

I basked in being part of an introvert majority for once while attending Ben's Temperament-based Strategies for Excelling in the Workplace workshop at a recent technical communication conference. His approach was humorous, informative, and engaging and I appreciated his incorporation of group discussion and creative assignments.

Mary S.

( Summit Workshop Attendee )

Ben's perspective and advice have encouraged me to think outside the box and try new things. I have gained a greater sense of self awareness and understanding, which has empowered me to embrace my introversion, identify my strengths, and actively work to improve my skills! My mentorship with Ben has benefited me immensely, both in my professional and personal life.

Christine C.

( mentee )

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Episode 016: Roxy Greninger–Culture Consultant and Brightest Part

Episode 016 Show Notes: Roxy Greninger Introduction Roxy Greninger and Ben Woelk discuss Roxy’s role as a culture consultant and being the brightest part of someone’s day. LinkedIn Email Snapchat roxyloraine Key concepts Changing a business culture Re-engineering content StrengthsFinder Being intentional Being the brightest spot of someone’s day Quotable You need to be intentional

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Episode 015: Roxy Greninger–Growing Your Circle

Episode 015 Show Notes: Roxy Greninger Introduction Roxy Greninger and Ben Woelk discuss Roxy’s work with Growing Your Circle and her experience at Spectrum 2018 of finding her tribe.   LinkedIn Email Snapchat roxyloraine Key concepts Grow Your Circle Outgoing introverts Unexpected benefits of attending a conference Quotable I think that people don’t always have a

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Episode 014: Ben Woelk–Lessons Learned on an Introvert’s Journey to Leadership

Episode 014 Show Notes: Ben Woelk Introduction Ben Woelk discusses lessons learned on his introvert’s journey to leadership. This post is based on an article previously published on October 17, 2016 in the EDUCAUSE Review: The Professional Commons Blog and on benwoelk.com. LinkedIn Email Key concepts Self understanding is the key for being a good leader Identify

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Episode 013: Helen Harbord–Acting, Presenting, and Improv

Episode 013 Show Notes: Helen Harbord Introduction Helen Harbord and Ben Woelk discuss the differences between doing presentations, acting, and the value of improv training.   LinkedIn Email Key concepts Acting is not the same as presenting The value of improv training The value of professional organizations Being yourself Talking to two or three is easier

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Ben Woelk Speaking Schedule–Spring 2019

Spring 2019 Speaking Schedule Here’s my virtual and in-person schedule. I hope to see many of you. Don’t forget to listen to the Hope for the Introvert podcast!   Schedule Date Event Topic Format More information 30 January Southwestern Ontario Webinar The Introvert in the Workplace: Becoming an Influencer and Leader Webinar 31 January Content

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Episode 012: Helen Harbord–Culture, Temperament, and Meeting Behavior

Episode 012 Show Notes: Helen Harbord Introduction Helen Harbord and Ben Woelk discuss the impact of culture on temperament,  and how Americans, Brits, extroverts, and introverts behave in meetings.   LinkedIn Email Key concepts Culture and Temperament Introverts and Extroverts in Meetings Quotable I think when people talk about introverts it tends to often have a

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