The One About Communication

AWE The Adulting with Ebonie Podcast

25-01-2018 • 27 min

Meet Elloa & Nige

Nige and Elloa Atkinson, a husband and wife team are co-authors of the groundbreaking book, Odd Man Out: Breaking The Vow of Male Silence. Amongst other pursuits, they coach individuals, couples and groups, and facilitate workshops to support men around the world to understand more about themselves and women to understand more about men. Nige and Elloa are known for their ability to shake up the status quo, their honesty and their playfulness.

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Fav quotes from this episode:

“You always get a chance to do it again, even if you do a huge fuck-up”

“Being an adult is very much about taking responsibility for my thoughts and actions”

“It’s all shit and sunshine!”

“I really wish that I still had those plastic high heels I had when I was 5 years old”

“I am an adult but sometimes I just want to sit and download music!”

In this episode we talk about:

  • Communication as an exercise in learning to listen and getting under the skin of what the other person is saying
  • Conversing as an art
  • How anxiety can induce terrible 80s haircuts
  • The importance of playful and creative communication
  • The openness of dialogue and not having to be right, or clever, or perfect
  • The role of fun, playfulness and silliness in being yourself and communicating your message

Plus join us for a whole bunch of giggles whilst chatting about feeling tongue tied on your own podcast, lost property announcements, poodles with dodgy haircuts and overcoming stage fright at TEDx!