Let's Talk Communication With Telana Simpson | Conversations That Count



Real conversations are the ones that move things forward in relationships, that cause growth and improvement, and which are the ones that ultimately matter. In business and in life.Being able to be authentic and real, to confront (and handle being confronted) when needed, be open and tell the truth, ask for help, even say no and speak up for ourselves, are conversations that many of us find challenging and difficult.Yet they are the conversations that count.Telana Simpson helps bright, talented people have no regrets in life by being able to have these meaningful conversations.Lets Talk Communication is Telanas podcast show where she learns how to have these types of conversations, and has some with her guests.She talks with others to learn more about communicating skills and how to improve relationships, so that more of us can change the world by changing the type of conversations we have.


  • The how and why around racial healing, with Ian Fuhr

    13/12/2023 Duração: 01h05min

    Ian Fuhr and Telana Simpson delve into the vital realm of racial healing, exploring why courageous conversations about race, diversity, and inclusion are crucial in the workplace. Ian, a seasoned advocate for transformative leadership, shares insights into the significance of fostering workplace cultures that embrace diversity. They discuss how creating a sense of belonging not only enhances productivity but also plays a key role in healing societal divides. The conversation navigates the emotional complexities and unconscious biases surrounding discussions on race. And they demystify common terminology used in discussions about racial relations, empowering listeners with the language necessary for respectful conversations. Join them for an enlightening dialogue that explores the transformative power of courageous conversations in the workplace, contributing to both organizational culture and the broader mission of healing our country. For more info see https://www.innercoaching.co.za/talkcommunication/racia

  • Listening without interrupting is a courageous act, with Trisha Lord

    22/11/2023 Duração: 58min

    In what way is courage involved in listening, and how does it contribute to an improvement in our quality of thinking?  What is involved in the experience of courageous thinking? Trisha Lord shares with Telana how important listening is, and the effects of interrupting on the people involved, and on the quality of the conversation.  Together they explore some tips and the conditions needed that create a type of attention and quality of listening that helps us to not only improve our thinking, but our communication as well. For more info see: https://www.innercoaching.co.za/talkcommunication/listening-without-interrupting/

  • Why so emotional? And why we need emotions in boardrooms, with Telana Simpson

    15/08/2023 Duração: 09min

    Telana shares an article as a starting point to discuss what emotions are, and why they are so useful for teams to resolve conflicts.  A boardroom that embraces healthy expressions of emotions, is a boardroom - and team - that thrives. What do you think?

  • Mojo and Courage, with Simon Ekin

    05/06/2023 Duração: 01h13min

    In this candid conversation, join Telana as she dives deep into the realms of mojo, courage, authenticity, and storytelling with the remarkable Simon Ekin, otherwise known as Si. Discover the secrets behind unlocking your inner mojo, understanding its relationship with courage, and rediscovering the power of being true to yourself.

  • Thinking Courageously, with Vezi Mncwango

    16/05/2023 Duração: 01h12min

    Join Telana in a captivating podcast interview with Vezi, an esteemed expert in cognition and thinking, as they explore the profound impact of our thoughts on courage, communication effectiveness, and living our best lives. Vezi shares the origins of his fascination with the human mind and its influence on cognition, leading to his expertise in the field. Vezi provides insights into the complexities of our thinking processes and highlights how cognitive heuristics can both assist and hinder our decision-making. Drawing from real-life scenarios, he unveils the negative effects of cognitive biases on relationships. Telana and Vezi then delve into strategies for making more thoughtful decisions, steering away from impulsive choices. The conversation takes a personal turn as Vezi explains how our thinking patterns shape our courage in challenging situations and impact our communication effectiveness. He offers guidance on fostering open-mindedness and embracing diverse perspectives. Lastly, Vezi shares a transfor

  • Growth versus Safety, for Courageous Living - with Telana Simpson

    08/05/2023 Duração: 10min

    Telana explores the courage part of courageous communication, by sharing some thoughts from Nelson Goud, Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow and Aristotle. They all speak about how our basic needs for safety and for growth play a role in activating our courage. Courage is the spark that gives us the inner strength to choose growth over safety.

  • Finding your Authentic Leadership Voice, with Dion Johnson

    01/05/2023 Duração: 50min

    What does it mean to be authentic? And to authentically show up and speak up, especially in the boardroom as a leader?  Dion shares her story and views on why it is so important for leaders to find their authentic voices, how to find them, and to then use them in this revolution that the world is desperately waiting for, where we use our authenticity and voice to make a difference. For more info see: https://www.innercoaching.co.za/talkcommunication/authentic-leadership-voice/

  • Courage, Confidence, Communication, with Ella Ray

    25/04/2023 Duração: 01h10min

    In this episode Telana is a guest on “The Personal Brand Era” podcast show, hosted by Ella Ray! “Interviewing Telana Simpson – a transformational Courage Coach from South Africa – has been eye-opening in understanding what courage and authenticity are, what the #1 reason is why people struggle with confidence so much, and how we can have more courageous conversations that matter.” – Ella Ray

  • Self Leadership with Andrew Bryant

    03/03/2022 Duração: 40min

    Telana talks with Andrew Bryant on the topic of Self Leadership, and how it helps us live and communicate more courageously.

  • Money Talks, with Nigel Willmott

    05/08/2020 Duração: 58min

    The key to talking about money, especially with a partner in life or business, is to remember the importance of the topic, and that it is a journey. Nigel Willmott shares from his decades of experience as a financial planner, and more recently as a money coach, some exercises and ways to have crucial conversations around money with those close to us, including our children. He also unpacks the emotions around money, our money DNA, money memories and the benefits of having money talks. For more details see the show notes here: https://www.innercoaching.co.za/talkcommunication/money-talks-with-nigel-willmott

  • Discovering Self-Worth, with John Niland

    29/07/2020 Duração: 01h06min

    John Niland knew intellectually the distinctions between self-worth, self-esteem and self-confidence, yet he only started living this fundamental discovery after a significantly emotional event. John shares with Telana what he has learn on this journey, and how he discovered his true self-worth, and the benefits from this. He also relates how unconditional self-worth is the foundation for courageous conversations. Topics explored in this important episode include: Discovering self-worth; How self-worth differs to self-esteem; Relevance of self-worth in our current uncertain times, especially to the times of Covid-19; The business case for self-worth; The importance of listening; Courageous conversations.

  • Communicating Unwritten Ground Rules, with Steve Simpson

    22/07/2020 Duração: 01h07min

    How do we discuss something like a corporate culture? And in particular, in a way that we can improve that culture? Steve Simpson explains his concept of 'Unwritten Ground Rules' and how it gives leaders the language to develop the culture of their business, so that staff become more productive. Steve and Telana cover in particular how we have conversations that hold people accountable to improve their behaviour, and how to uncover the unwritten ground rules that govern that behaviour. For more info see: https://www.innercoaching.co.za/talkcommunication/communicating-unwritten-ground-rules-steve-simpson

  • The camera and the fear of rejection, with Naomi Estment

    15/07/2020 Duração: 57min

    Naomi Estment, personal branding photographer and videographer, shares with Telana what she has learnt from being on both sides of the camera. They especially focus on overcoming the fear of rejection and being seen. She helps mainly women become comfortable in front of the camera, so that they can develop their brands and shine in their lives. Naomi also shares what she has learnt about getting your message across and having difficult conversations with those close to you. And she has a gift for all listeners and viewers. For more info see: https://www.innercoaching.co.za/talkcommunication/camera-fear-of-rejection-naomi-estment

  • Brain flexibility for effective communication, with Dr André Vermeulen

    08/07/2020 Duração: 57min

    Some critical skills needed for today’s world include people management, communication and emotional intelligence, as well as critical thinking and decision making. How does brain flexibility help us improve our communication skills? Dr André Vermeulen has been studying the brain for many years, and will help us answer that question, explaining the concepts of: brain flexibility and agility; cognitive flexibility; emotional intelligence; communication vs. talking; and listening. For more info see: https://www.innercoaching.co.za/talkcommunication/brain-flexibility-for-effective-communication-dr-vermeulen

  • How to be mentally strong in a crisis, with Daria Tsvenger

    01/07/2020 Duração: 47min

    In this episode of Let's Talk Communication, Daria Tsvenger, a mindset expert, shared with Telana Simpson what mental strength is, and how to develop it, especially in a time of crisis, like we find ourselves in today dealing with Covid-19. She covers aspects of ourselves like the flight/fight mode of our brains, procrastination, depression and self awareness. She also explains the difference between inspiration and motivation, and tackles how to have conversations that count, shedding some light on the topic from the neuro-science perspective. For more information see: https://www.innercoaching.co.za/talkcommunication/how-to-be-mentally-strong-in-a-crisis-with-daria-tsvenger/

  • Conscious Communication and the Media, with Noy Pullen

    13/06/2016 Duração: 59min

    How do we develop the the faculty of discernment and the ability to communicate consciously? Telana had a conversation that counts with Noy Pullen sitting alongside her fireplace in Cape Town. They talk about the written word and media, including newspapers and magazines, and how we can notice the force behind the media we consume, and how it may trigger us and allow us to go within to develop our inner resources and take responsibility for our growth. They also cover consciousness and creativity in this discussion around self reflection and self expression. Noy also shares a very practical self-coaching process and the usefulness of journaling. For more info see: http://talkcommunication.innercoaching.co.za/conscious-media/

  • Tips for your first date – Communication styles of men and women, with Bonita - Love Coach

    25/04/2016 Duração: 43min

    How do men and women communicate differently? And what’s happening in the world of dating today? Bonita Grobbelaar, Love Coach, shares with Telana her tips on how to handle first dates, and to understand the differently communication styles that show themselves when we are attracted to someone, and wanting to make a good impression. They cover how to know if the person is into you, the roles men and women play, the dance of masculine and feminine energy, and some tips, especially for women, on getting the most out of your first date. For more info about Bonita and this show, go to: http://talkcommunication.innercoaching.co.za/tips-for-first-date/ ‎

  • Triangles of Victim, Villain and Rescuer in Relationships, with Hazel Kurian

    23/02/2016 Duração: 01h01min

    One of our coping strategies to attempt to deal with conflict, is to engage in triangulating in our relationships. This is where we play the role of usually victim or villain, and bring a third party into the dynamic (the rescuer), and avoid the conflict and confronting the actual person we should be talking to. Hazel Kurian, Counselling Psychologist shares more about triangles in relationships, and how they work from us being the person doing the triangulating, and from when we find ourselves being triangled into someone else's conflict. We also cover more effective ways, than this dynamic, to deal with the issue. For more info about Hazel or the show, see:http://talkcommunication.innercoaching.co.za/triangles-victim-villain-rescuer-relationships

  • Denis Fourie on Networking & Negotiation Skills for Entrepreneurs

    04/02/2016 Duração: 57min

    Denis Fourie has negotiation skills that range from hostage situations, to billion dollar deals, to with his young daughter.  He also has a knack for networking and taking a business idea from conception to market, and has built and sold many companies successfully.  We discuss the skills involved in relationship building and networking, and in dealing with conflict and negotiating. For more info see: http://talkcommunication.innercoaching.co.za/denis-fourie-networking-negotiation

  • Nick Christelis on Leadership Communication Skills : Episode 19

    26/11/2015 Duração: 43min

    Nick Christelis, with over 30 years of global consulting experience and many lessons in leadership, talks about his book, "The Art of the Arrow: How Leaders Fly", and shares his knowledge on leadership and communication skills with Telana. They cover topics like:* the distinction between Management and Leadership* communication and story telling* feedback skills* conflict management skills* rapport* listening* dialogue circles, master minding and conversation cafe* case study examples like Nando's, the Robyn Island Prison system, Government discussions and his own life. For more info see:http://talkcommunication.innercoaching.co.za/nick-christelis-leadership-communication-skills/

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