Gail McDonald and Susan Sneath of The Change Zone bring in episode #56 “Turn the Dial of Listening Up with Colin D. Smith!” Colin is known affectionately as ‘The Listener.’
He’s a listening skills specialist with a passion for changing the way the world listens. He’s warm, witty, wise, and yet specializes in being “a blank slate, not having all the answers!” His listening presence enables individuals to feel heard, to think more clearly, and through learning how to listen more effectively, to transform their business and personal relationships.
He asks: “When was the last time you felt really heard?” And through first listening and then listening ‘all ways’ confirms to people that their voice, words, and themselves matter. Colin’s varied background, view of the world, and his inquisitive and curious mind enables him to share unusual, thought-provoking, yet grounded, observations and alternative approaches to business, people, and change.
“Who will you listen to today?” asks The Listener with a smile.
Who is Colin D. Smith?
Colin works with business teams, facilitating the development of listening and thinking skills to improve business relationships, be more creative and increase the level of psychological safety and trust. Colin has an innate ability to deeply listen, hold space and develop trust with people. He works privately with individuals, enabling them to express their feelings more easily, address their personal concerns, and to articulate their creative ideas.