Interview: Paul Konasewich – Supportive Listener

Paul KonasewichPaul is a member of the NSA/NC Pro-Track class who is fascinated by the idea that listening can became a societal phenomenon.

He has partnered with Stanford PhD Dr. Eran Magen to create a powerful system for connecting with others called Supportive Listening.

With Supportive Listening, a listener can help a friend, family member, client, or colleague relax, gain clarity, and find their own answers to challenges. Paul reports that workshop participants are often surprised at the effectiveness of the technique.

In the past year Paul and Eran have facilitated over a dozen Supportive Listening workshops in the Bay Area. Paul is currently working with a group at Stanford to develop a comprehensive listening skills program.

Going forward, Paul and Eran are looking to introduce Supportive Listening into Healthcare environments. They believe that it can help doctors and nurses work more effectively with patients, as well as helping them build trust with colleagues.

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Excellent project. Congratulations to Paul and Iran for their efforts which will make Supportive Listening available to all those who value effective, caring communication.

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