Conflict | jennwhitmer.com

May 20, 2022

Hi, I’m Jenn, and I’m a recovering conflict avoider…who now helps people solve conflict.  Raise your hand if you would like to run the other way when there’s conflict. Or maybe you’re the one who goes into solution-mode and policies. Possibly you are the one ready to fight?? For most of us, the idea that […]

Mar 7, 2022

My heart started racing and my eyes grew larger as the organizers of my TEDx event told us they had to cancel the full event and create a hybrid event. No longer was the full event in person, and the speakers would have to come to Canada to record two weeks before. When’s the last […]

Aug 3, 2021

What would it look like for you if you could manage conflicts and feel confident as a leader? Imagine if there was a way to get there without all the miscommunication and your own fears getting in the way. What would that look like? What would you say? What questions do you ask? And how […]

Mar 29, 2021

Do you get stuck in imposter syndrome in your leadership? Are you a Professor who’s trying to be out front all the time because someone told you that’s what leaders do? Or are you the Connector who’s focusing on the numbers when really you want to work with the people? Maybe you’re the Natural who’s […]

Oct 18, 2020

I sat on the bumper of my van in the parking garage, angry and sobbing after a terrible meeting. That was the moment I realized — it was all over. I said to my friend and colleague: “I don’t fit in the culture anymore. He’s going to fire me.” Dana said, “If you don’t fit […]

Sep 13, 2020

When I get nervous, I laugh and speak like I’m keeping up with Lorelai and Rory on the way to Luke’s. Especially when hard conversations come up. It’s hard to tell from the outside, because I’m always been a fast talker. But I know when I’m monologuing. And that wasn’t helping my relationships. I was […]

Sep 1, 2020

I totaled my dad’s car when I was 16—in my own driveway… I  backed the ‘82 Cutlass Supreme a random F250 black truck with an enormous tow hitch that had chosen that moment to turn around in our driveway. What I didn’t use that winter morning? My mirrors. Cost me a lot of time scooping […]

Jul 8, 2020

Shuffling papers, walking from the desk to the kitchen table to the counter, and muttering to myself, I was a whirlwind of activity. More like I was circling the drain. Michael said, “Babe, do one thing at a time.” Didn’t he just diagnose that situation? Have you ever been there, spinning your wheels and going […]

Jul 7, 2020

You talk to yourself all the time. Sometimes, you a little salty, my friend. Much of the time, we just let thoughts sail right into the truth pile without, well, a second thought. But we can grab them. Hold them up for a mini inspection. And then choose to change the thought. In my faith, […]

Jun 30, 2020

People are the best. Until they are the worst. And sometimes, it me. I can be the worst. Each of us can. How we cope with other people is another opportunity to observe ourselves. How do you deal with people in getting your needs met? (See this post on Enneagram Motivations!) Our interpersonal coping style, […]

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