By Kimi Hirotsu Ziemski
Take a room full of mothers, Pam Owens, a trained coach, and add a burning desire to see their daughters succeed and what do you get?
Brave women who will take chances, learn to do less, say less, and empathize more – and all with a spirit of sharing and camaraderie that exemplifies the type of emotionally intelligent leadership that women and girls have to offer.
Pam’s warm and systematic approach, supported by me (also a leadership coach), was the pivotal factor in an energized workshop session. There was so much energy and positive involvement that conversations around empathy, active listening, and new perspectives on skills required for relating to each other continued throughout the day. Several of the workshop participants took the opportunity to reconnect with Pam at the speaker’s reception and thank her for the eye-opening time.
A particular highlight of this session, however, was the involvement of Pam’s young daughter – a bright young lady we expect to see join her mother in making changes and making the world better – one person, one relationship at a time.