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Episode 75: Navigating Emotional Contagion with Jackie Insinger

Brief summary of show:

Have you heard of the term ‘Emotional Contagion’? I know it sounds scary, but it’s crucial when it comes to understanding our emotions, how to regulate them, and identifying the ways in which we want to show up in the world.

Jackie Insinger joins me on my podcast to talk about this.

Throughout her career, Jackie has brought her expertise in Cognitive Psychology and Interpersonal Dynamics to the business world as a sought-after Leadership and Team Dynamics Coach.

Using her research-based, action-oriented methodology, Jackie helps leaders and teams focus on unique strengths and authentic connection in order to increase performance, results, and fulfillment. Her Positive Psychology-led framework, Platinum Leadership, has been a game-changer for thousands of people and businesses throughout the world.

Listen in as we talk about:

  • [2:50] What emotional contagion is

  • [4:40] How to navigate our moods according to the energy in the room

  • [7:00] Can you change the emotion and energy around you?

  • [8:55] Staying calm in challenging situations

  • [12:40] Why we can’t be responsible for other peoples’ moods

  • [17:40] Modeling behaviors and how to regulate emotions

Jackie has a psychology degree from Duke University and a master’s in human development and psychology from Harvard. She is a member of both the Forbes Coaches Council and the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council and lives in Denver with her husband, Rob; two sons, Simon and Miles; and enormous Newfoundland, Hailey, aka Big Nazty.

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