Our guest is Joanna Rawbone Msc, an Introvert Advocate, TEDx Speaker & Change Agent.
Joanna Rawbone MSc had always known that she was different from a lot of her peers, friends and family and it was only in her 30s that she discovered how she was different; she was an introvert. Whilst the Myers Briggs questionnaire enhanced her self-awareness, it didn’t give her the tools to manage being an introvert in a world that is largely biased towards extraverts.
Over more than 3 decades working as a trainer and consultant with thousands of international clients, Joanna saw daily just how problematic this bias can be within organisations: undermining employee engagement, retention and productivity as well as impairing the physical and mental health and well-being of employees.
Thus began a mission: to champion the cause of introverts and promote positive action to address the ‘extraversion bias’. A mission that recently took her to the TEDx stage.
Joanna founded Flourishing Introverts to shift this extraversion bias in business using a simple but robust approach and to enable individuals to recognise their natural strengths so they can fulfil their potential without pretending to be something they are not. This starts with enabling introverts to identify and own their strengths, something Joanna does in her group coaching programmes and 1:1 with clients.
With her clear purpose and unshakable passion, she works with companies and organisations to help them recognise and encourage the contribution introverts can make to their business. This is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in action.
In this episode we talk about introversion and:
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