Today’s guest knows clear communication profoundly impacts the success of teams, projects, and careers and that professionals don't always find communication easy.

He was a senior director and held project roles for some of the world’s largest companies, where he managed teams of up to 100 people. Over the past 15 years, as a trainer and consultant, he has developed effective ways for technical professionals to communicate with business stakeholders and has applied this knowledge in multiple companies, industries, and countries.

He’s the author of two books, “The First Minute” and “Effective Emails,” and numerous business articles. He helps his clients improve their daily communication through team and individual training.

Please join me in welcoming Chris Fenning.

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Chris Fenning shares his unique journey from a childhood of solitude to a project management and communication training career, offering valuable insights into leadership and personal growth.

In this episode, we discuss:

📧 Chris offers a unique perspective on leadership, emphasizing self-awareness and the ability to open doors and support others, especially during times of uncertainty.

📧 Chris's journey from being a child of divorce and attending boarding school to finding his true calling in project management and communication training.

📧 After a life-altering car accident, Chris embraced a year of saying yes to various opportunities, eventually discovering his passion and purpose.

📧 The challenges of managing a team with significant responsibility but no authority, the stress it imposed, and how it ultimately influenced his career choices and well-being.

Tune in to discover how Chris Fenning turned from ‘better than everyone' to a better communicator and why you should always appreciate the power of clear communication in your career!

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