David Wood: Tough Conversations About Money and Race –TPS420
David Wood is a high-performance coach for executives, entrepreneurs, and teams and the author of “Get Paid For Who You Are.” He was nominated to the Transformational Leadership Council alongside such thought leaders as Don Miguel Ruiz, John Gray, and Marianne Williamson. David believes the tough conversations we avoid are our doorways to confidence, success, and even love – in both work and life. In this episode, we talk about having tough conversations about money and race.
David tells us how he decided to focus on tough conversations when he worked in corporate and eventually learned about things like emotional intelligence and other personal growth techniques.
When conversations are looming, we tend to avoid them.
With the CARE model David uses, the first step is to ask, “What is your hope for this conversation, what is your fear?”
I ask David what keeps people from talking about money. I use an example of when a husband racks of credit card charges but is afraid to tell his wife. He shows us how to use the CARE model in this case.
There is often a fear of loss.
We spend time talking about difficult conversations about race relations.
David shares his position as a privileged white male and what he has to do in order to have the race conversation.
It’s only in the past few weeks that David has been developing awareness about what goes on for blacks.
David is trying to understand his own whiteness, privilege, and unconscious bias.
Get the CARE worksheet on David’s site: www.playforreal.life where there is also information about his coaching.
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