Everybody Matters Podcast: Rebecca Emerson of Our Community Listens

On this blog and in numerous episodes of the Everybody Matters Podcast, we’ve chronicled many stories about the groundbreaking communication skills training that our team members have access to through Barry-Wehmiller University.

The most common response from those who have taken it: “It changed my life.”

My wife Cynthia recognized the importance of these classes and challenged us to find a way to share them with the world outside Barry-Wehmiller. So, she and I founded Our Community Listens, a non-profit dedicated to bringing these skills to communities.

To date, more than half of our almost 12,000 team members and thousands of people outside of Barry-Wehmiller have taken these classes and are learning that when you listen to another person – really, truly listen – it is a deeper, richer experience for everyone.

On this episode of the Everybody Matters Podcast, we want to introduce you to Rebecca Emerson, the Executive Director of Our Community Listens. This interview is a deep dive into what Our Community Listens is and how it impacts a number of communities around the U.S. If you want to know more, visit their website.

The Everybody Matters Podcast is available for free on iTunes where you can easily download it straight to your computer or mobile device. We encourage you to subscribe to the Everybody Matters podcast on iTunes so you won’t miss an episode. It is also available on Spotify and You Tube. You can download the podcast here or listen straight from the player below:

Truly Human Leadership is found throughout Barry-Wehmiller Companies, where Bob Chapman is Chairman and CEO. A $3+ billion global capital equipment and engineering consulting firm, Barry-Wehmiller’s 12,000 team members are united around a common belief: we can use the power of business to build a better world. Chapman explores that idea in his Wall Street Journal best-selling book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring For Your People Like Family, available from Penguin Random House.

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