379: Alex Jamieson and Bob Gower on Conversations for Radical Alignment


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Alex Jamieson is a holistic weight loss and nutrition and lifestyle coach who has appeared on Oprah, Martha Stewart Living, CNN, Fox News, USA Today, and People Magazine.

Bob Gower is a consultant who helps organizations become future-ready and more effective. He has worked with leaders at organizations from multinationals like Chanel, Ford, and GE all the way to non-profits like New York Public Radio and The Studio Museum in Harlem.

In this episode, Eric, Alex, and Bob discuss the 4 prompts that can be used in any conversation to produce a better outcome for all people involved.

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In This Interview, Alex Jamieson and Bob Gower and I discuss Conversations for Radical Alignment and…

  • Their book, Radical Alignment: How to Have Game-Changing Conversations That Will Transform Your Business and Your Life
  • How their son’s diagnosis of dyslexia and ADHD got them both involved in positive psychology
  • That we actually calm our nervous system when we speak our concerns out loud
  • How helpful it can be to get specific about our fears
  • The fact that we need to feel good physically to talk about important things
  • The tools that helped them process emotions better
  • The conversation formula of Intentions, Concerns, Boundaries, and Dreams
  • Why, in a relationship, you should absolutely go to bed angry
  • That the point of their method is to make more of the relationship iceberg visible
  • The importance of inviting someone to a conversation (without saying “We need to talk”)
  • Their suggestion to “Listen with compassion and curiosity and speak with courage and vulnerability.”

Alex Jamieson and Bob Gower Links:

Alex and Bob’s Website




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