Whitney Vosburgh: The Real Power of Empathy, Respect, and Commonality

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In today’s episode, author and thought leader Whitney Vosburgh reveals why figuring out ways to build more empathy, genuine interest, and respect between people (and generations) is the key to building stronger relationships and communities. Whitney also shares his real thoughts on ageism, tells us all about his lifelong journey of self-exploration, and talks about never discounting the value of your gut feeling.


Topics include:

  • What living all over the world taught him about uniqueness
  • Finding out what you’re for instead of against
  • Why his career was always centered on asking “why”
  • Why he went to divinity school (and it’s not why you think!)
  • The real power of listening first
  • Really paying attention to the commonalities between people (and searching for opportunities to grow together)
  • Why his motto is “a stranger is a friend I have yet to meet”
  • Avoiding the cut and paste method of reaching out to people
  • His process for saying no
  • What boomers can learn from his new book
  • And so much more!

Whitney Vosburgh is co-author of the two WORK THE FUTURE! TODAY books, and co-founder of the company of the same name, which is a social venture offering vision, leadership and solutions for maximizing personal, organizational, and societal potential. He is co-founder of Brand New Purpose LLC, a brand transformation consultancy that creates purpose-built, value-driven opportunities for leaders and organizations of all sizes.

As an interim Fortune 20 Chief Marketing Officer, Whitney has guided over $20 billion in value creation. His expertise has been featured in four books on the Future of Work, including a bestseller by Dan Pink. Whitney’s work is featured in numerous media outlets including ABC, BBC, Conscious Company, Newsweek, Time, US News & World Report, Venture, and The Wall Street Journal.


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