As activists it’s important to be able to stay engaged and balanced during conversations about important issues facing our country. Yet discussing politics often leads to high emotions and a sense of talking “at” rather than “with” one another. Join the Courage Campaign this month as we host professional certified coach Nina Simonds, who has expertise in relationships, emotional intelligence and conflict management. Nina will share the three C’s of being effective in challenging conversations (staying calm, curious and connected) and offer two tools for staying engaged when talking to others about issues that matter. We will also have time to practice and a conversation about applying the tools to help create more dialogue with others.
Nina Simonds, PCC, is an internationally-recognized coach who empowers and supports people to bring their authentic best to their relationships. She has worked with leaders and teams inside Microsoft, UW Hospitals, Alaska Airlines, as well as many mid-size businesses and non-profits. Nina also works with couples and entrepreneurs in her private practice. She has a proven track record in helping clients be more effective and experience more ease and connection in their relationships.
After a successful career in sales and product management in college publishing, Nina left corporate life to pursue her interest in leadership and interpersonal dynamics. She works with leaders and teams enabling them to expand their influence, work through conflict, and successfully initiate culture change. Nina is passionate about helping people thrive in their work and their relationships.
Nina is a certified Professional Co-Active Coach and has achieved the designation of Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. In addition to her role as corporate faculty for CTI, she was on the faculty for CRR Global for 10 years, teaching systems coaching skills around the world. This work gives Nina in-depth experience and knowledge in the coaching paradigms and human development models that are most useful for helping her clients make the shifts they want to make in their leadership and their relationships.
Nina was instrumental in establishing the coaching profession in Wisconsin. She relocated to Seattle in 2010 and then to Orange County in 2016. When she is not reading the latest book about neuroscience or mindfulness, you will find her walking her yellow lab Zoey or enjoying the beautiful beaches of SoCal.