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To be seen, heard, know, loved, accepted, and free.

One of the big pain points, and one of my favorite courageous conversations, in so many of my calls and my workshops lately is the discussion around leading and working with different generations.

It brings me back again and again to how much we have lost the ability to stay curious about one another.

Because here’s the thing – the generation that you are judging or struggling to understand or are frustrated with is an age that you will be one day or once were. Sure, there are many things that may be very different among us, and at the end of the day, we’re all human with the same basic need, whether at home or at work….

To be seen, heard, know, loved, accepted, and free.

Sit beside one another, lean in with curiosity, and ask one another… What makes you feel seen, heard, and known? What makes you feel like you matter? What do you need and want from your work? How can we support one another to get there?

Stay curious.
Seek to understand.
Walk one another through and home.

Need someone to walk alongside your team and facilitate this conversation? Reach out – Leading Different Generations Courageously is now an available workshop with me!


Justine is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 25 years of experience in traditional mental health and personal and professional development. Justine has been certified in the work of Dr. Brené Brown for ten years. Justine is the author of eleven books, including five Amazon bestsellers covering subjects such as infertility, faith, and grief. She has been honored to do two TEDx Talks, The Permission of the And and The Donut Effect. She travels nationally and presents virtually to global audiences delivering keynotes, workshops, retreats, and trainings on topics such as leadership, courage, resilience, mental health, preventing and coping with burnout, and courageous and curious conversation, especially in creating cultures of belonging and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Justine lives in St. Louis with her husband Chad, their three dogs, and for four months of the year hundreds of monarch and swallowtail butterflies.

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