When you put a group of professionals together in a safe environment, each with a different specialty, you not only get a rich conversation but one that no one can monopolize.
And if some of those professionals are digital natives with a chip on their shoulder, it’s all the more important.
How To Bridge The gap Between Digital Natives & Non-Natives
My guest today, Coach Kathy Kemper, CEO and Founder at Institute for Education, discusses creating safe environments to bring digital natives and non-natives together in an effort to facilitate value through the conversations. Join us as we discuss: creating safe environments so relationships can form; releasing muscle memory in favor of more digitally professional habits; and Kathy’s professional journey.
RECAP: When you put people together that know a lot about different things, it’s always going to be a good conversation.
I had a good conversation with Coach Kathy Kemper, CEO and Founder at Institute for Education.
She and I discussed creating safe environments to bring digital natives and non-natives together in an effort to facilitate value through the conversations.
Let’s say you want to bring together a digital native and digital non-native leader together. How do you do it?
First, you need a bridge. That’s a safe environment where everyone feels comfortable. If you’ve got someone with a chip on their shoulder, it’s hard for the rest of the group to feel safe or to be vulnerable.
Then, go beyond the bridge. To draw value from a conversation, everyone has to speak up.
For everyone to speak up, they have to have a voice.
Kathy and her team gave a voice to underprivileged students by founding a free coding camp at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering.
Some of her first campers are now engineering majors.
For more insights on digital native and non-native connections, listen to Coach Kathy Kemper on episode 3 of C-Suite Blueprint by clicking the links in the comment below, or anywhere you get your podcasts. 🎧
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