by Matt Mattson
Thanks for listening to Episode 2 of The People People Podcast!
You're one of us, aren't you? You're a people person. But you get that being a “people person” isn’t just about being chatty and smiley and super-duper nice, it’s about transforming the world through relationships. You're one of those people who understands that HUMAN CONNECTION is the key to everything. You're one of those people who understands that humans are social animals, and we're all deeply longing for real, meaningful, deep-spirited connection in all aspects of our life. You're one of those people who understands that the secret to creating the world you want is found in your ability to connect. You're one of us. We are people people. And you found our show.
Jessica Pettitt (learn all about her and buy her book at www.goodenoughnow.com) pulls together her stand up comedy years with 15+ years of diversity trainings in a wide range of organizations to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead teams to want to work together. With a sense of belonging and understanding, colleagues take more risks with their ideation, conserve precious resources through collaboration, and maintain real connections with clients over time.
I’ve been lucky enough to be friends with Jessica for years now. We normally cross paths at professional conferences and speaking engagements… but she’s one of those people that just seems to make others around her feel comfortable so that they can engage in the difficult questions and conversations of life.
This “interview” was raw, and real, and unscripted. You never know where a conversation with Jessica is going to go, and this one was no different. I feel like we hit some practical, meaningful, helpful points, and I’m so grateful for Jessica choosing to give her time to The People People Podcast. Enjoy!
P.S. We reference “our book” a bunch of times, because Jess was kind enough to be an early reviewer. We’re talking about Social Excellence: We Dare You, of course. How cool is it that she gave it away to those big time thinkers!