Author Talk with Maryanne O’Brien of The Elevated Communicator: How to Master Your Style and Strengthen Well-Being at Work

Presented on: October 4th at 2:00 PM EDT




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The Elevated Communicator: How to Master Your Style and Strengthen Well-Being at Work helps readers discover their communication style and elevate their consciousness at work to build trust, strengthen collaboration, relieve stress, and improve wellbeing. With teams experiencing more anxiety, stress, and burnout than ever before, strong communication skills have never been more essential. The key to this clear and effective communication begins with understanding our own personal communication styles. The better we understand what drives us, how we impact others, and how our wellbeing impacts our communication, the faster we can close communication gaps to build healthy, successful, and satisfying work lives and more intentional careers. Drawing on more than a decade of original research on communication tendencies, as well as proven mindfulness and habit-formation techniques, Maryanne O’Brien has developed a proprietary model of communication styles: Expressive, Reserved, Direct, or Harmonious. Perfect for fans of StrengthsFinder 2.0 and Gretchen Rubin’s The Four Tendencies, The Elevated Communicator’s personalized, mindful approach inspires readers to develop daily practices to spiral up, raise consciousness, inspire accountability, and discover their full potential at work.

Maryanne O’Brien has spent decades guiding people and cultures to foster open communication, cultivate empathy, and deepen trust. She has a depth of experience building iconic brands and purpose-driven organizations, and helping businesses to consciously transform. She’s worked with big brands like Nordstrom, Coca-Cola, and Apple, as well as small, independent businesses. Her background in advertising, consulting, and corporate coaching taught her to value authentic leadership and healthy cultures, and inspired her to found Conscious Company. Maryanne is dedicated to supporting shifts in conscious leadership, communication, and well-being. She also leads classes in intuition development and energetic healing techniques—mentoring people on a path to higher consciousness. She lives with her husband on a hobby farm just outside Minneapolis.


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