[Podcast] Earbud_U, Season Two, Episode #4 – Yvette Durazo, Conflict Engagement Practitioner, Teacher, Ontological Bi-Lingual Coach, Onion Peeler, Fence Destroyer
Time zones are tricky things to navigate.
First, we’ve gotta do the math in our heads, and figure out how far back or forward a person (or organization) is either behind us, or ahead of us.
Then, we’ve got to write that information down and not forget it. And then we’ve gotta be sure to follow up on the day that we are supposed to talk, interact or do business.
It’s hard enough getting the guy down the street to show up for a meeting, but when we are working with a person or company in another time zone, the barrier of a few hours of difference—the lines and boundaries separating us—can seem insurmountable.
Our guest today is Yvette Durazo and she lives in another time zone. She is also bilingual and she coaches, and asks questions in two languages.
We talked about lines and boundaries on this episode of Earbud_U and we forget that lines are powerful. They demarcate. They separate. They serve to—as my mother would say—fences that make good neighbors.
But, our world is in the process of changing, right?
Boundaries and lines, time zones and fences don’t matter much anymore when I can reach out and Skype with another person half a world away.
Or, maybe they do.
Maybe lines and demarcation matter now more than ever.
Maybe there is comfort in separating and being alone. The rise of mindfulness practices, meditation for executives and the idea traversing it’s way around Twitter of building tiny houses, are testament to the fact that human beings are feeling rushed, crowded, jostled and overwhelmed.
Yvette lives in San Diego and whenever I visit New York City (or think about traveling or living in a large metropolitan area); I often flash back to the crowded, dirty settings of films like Soylent Green or BladeRunner.
Have we come much further than those dystopian future fantasies would suggest?
I don’t know. But maybe Yvette does.
Connect with Yvette in all the ways that you can below:
Google + Profile: https://plus.google.com/+YvetteDurazo/posts
Other Ways to Hear Yvette’s Voice:
- Conflict Engagement Specialists Show: http://www.conflictengagementspecialists.com/blog/bilingual-workplace-mediation-and-coaching-with-yvette-durazo-unitive-consulting-conflict-management-mediation-and-coaching/
- Impact for Coaches: http://impactforcoaches.org/coaches/yvette-durazo/
- Sales Leadership Alliance: http://www.salesleadershipsd.com/contact-us/meet-our-members/yvette-durazo/
- UC San Diego Profile: http://crg-stemm.ucsd.edu/affiliates/industry/durazo.html