12: Countering Defensiveness with Practical Empathy with Rex Nickerson

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Joining Jaymes on this episode of Catalytic Curiosity is Rex Nickerson, a Leadership & Life Coach specializing in Empathy, Positive Intelligence, and Motivational Communication

His experience includes executive leadership and consulting positions in healthcare companies, community-based organizations, private schools, and support agencies, among others. He is a coaching generalist and leadership consultant with broad knowledge and over 25 years of experience in prevention, intervention, treatment, and advocacy programs serving children, youth, and families. He’s a native Californian living with his family at his home on the San Francisco Peninsula.

In this episode, Jaymes and Rex discuss practical empathy, defensiveness, and how to create a space designed for learning and growth online.

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