This week I interview licensed counselor Shannon Plate, who gives us tools for how to listen so others feel heard. We talk about the role of empathy, how to respond non-judgmentally, how to prepare internally and externally to listen well, and how to apply all of this with children as well.
Shannon Plate is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a private practice in Palatine, IL. She is the author of Care Talk: Untangling Great Communication and speaks on how to improve communication and demonstrate understanding in personal relationships, in business, and in ministry.
She has a passion for empathy in all forms and believes it to be a vital part of how we can fight disconnection and show care for others in our fast-moving world.