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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 026–Ben Woelk: Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Episode 026 Show Notes: Ben Woelk Introduction Ben Woelk shares his article, “Follow the Yellow Brick Road: A Leadership Journey to the Emerald City.” Ben discusses the leadership lessons from the journey for the Scarecrow, a Rational leader, the Tin Woodman, an Idealist leader, and the Lion, an Artisan leader.   Key concepts The Wizard of

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Episode 025: Gabby Pascuzzi–Survivor, Vulnerability, and Authenticity

Episode 025 Show Notes: Gabby Pascuzzi Introduction Gabby Pascuzzi and Ben Woelk talk about Survivor, being vulnerable with your emotions, leaning in to who you are, and the need for authenticity in the workplace. Twitter Key concepts Scary challenges show you what you’re capable of. We are prone to underestimating ourselves. You have to embrace

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Episode 024: Gabby Pascuzzi–Vulnerability and Leaning In

Episode 024 Show Notes: Gabby Pascuzzi Introduction Gabby Pascuzzi and Ben Woelk talk about the importance of vulnerability and openness in the workplace, empathy, and leaning into weakness. Twitter Key concepts Remote work can be challenging because so much of communication is non verbal. Vulnerability and openness can be a strength When you lean into

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Ben Woelk Speaking Schedule–Fall 2019

Fall 2019 Speaking Schedule Here’s my virtual and in-person schedule for Fall 2019. I hope to see many of you. Check back for updates. Don’t forget to listen to the Hope for the Introvert podcast!   Schedule Date Event Topic Format More information 2 October Rochester Security Summit We’re All Winners: Gamification and Security Awareness

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Episode 023: Tara Hughes–Impostor Syndrome

Episode 023 Show Notes: Tara Hughes Introduction Tara Hughes and Ben Woelk talk about impostor syndrome. and her presentation at the 2019 EDUCAUSE Security Professionals Conference. LinkedIn Email Twitter Key concepts A presentation can be a self improvement project Being vulnerable as a presenter can help the audience connect with you Even experts can struggle

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Episode 22: Tara Hughes–Unexpected Career Paths

Episode 022 Show Notes: Tara Hughes Introduction Tara Hughes and Ben Woelk talk about their unexpected career paths as introverts with non-technical backgrounds working in Information Technology. LinkedIn Email Twitter Key concepts Emergency hires that become permanent positions INFJ and managing students Physical exercise and processing the day Imposter Syndrome and panic attacks Quotable My

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