Welcome to the Introvert Ally Podcast
Even though I am an extrovert, I am also a strong champion for introverts who are often misunderstood and overlooked at work. When we let their quiet strengths surface, we unleash more ideas, creativity, and new perspectives. I believe that to change cultures we need to have conversations.
In this podcast, you will hear me talk with a wide variety of intriguing guests who each have their unique take on introversion. These torchbearers shed light on their experiences and offer concrete tips on what we can do to unleash introvert talent.
Thank you for joining the Introvert Ally Revolution!
Bill & Jennifer Kahnweiler S2 Wrap-Up
To reflect on the key takeaways from Season 2, Jennifer invited her introverted partner, Bill Kahnweiler into the mix. Understanding Bill was the impetus for her 15-year journey as an introvert ally. Listen as Bill shares keen perspectives and personal reactions to our Season 2 guests. Bill was a professor of HR development at GSU in Atlanta. His research focused on people issues in the workplace.
Jennifer talks about the discovery of her own introversion, how self-awareness can affect business results, and her journey to working as a senior leader. She is so glad she has learned to use introversion as a lens to understand the world and fuel her curiosity. Jennifer says,“As a leader, I let the creative juices happen organically. I don’t want to be the first or the last to speak.”
Ryan talks about the dynamic of introvert / extrovert relationships and how they affect the dynamics both in the office and at home. He also describes how he built on his personal journey and pain to become an ally for introverts in his company and beyond. Ryan says, “It is not as though I don’t want to speak. It is not as simple as putting words out there…I am processing, thinking and listening…”
Nancy talks about discovering her own introversion, her experience working on Wall Street, communicating in corporate environments, and promoting yourself as an introvert. She shares ideas like commenting on a question by saying, “My first thought is…” Nancy wrote the book, “Self-Promotion for Introverts®️." She says, "It became clear to me that what I wanted to do was enrich others.”