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Listen with your heart

Listen With Your Heart | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast

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EP 75 A recent evening and a special moment and reminder that we can listen with more than our heads.


Hi, this is Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter and you are listening to The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast. I like to do this show regularly as a reminder about, well, I like talking about life, the universe and everything, try and help you be more effective in it. And today’s show comes . . . Well, I’m reminded of it from a group that I ran this week where there’s a man in the group who was talking about a tragedy in his life that he experienced the year before.

As I was listening to him talk and realizing that he’d never really grieved for his loss, I was invited to step into the process of working with him. I stood up in front of him as he was talking and just simply said, “can I touch you?” He said, “yes,” and I extended my arms around him and held him in my arms for a minute and simply said, “this is a safe place for you to take one minute and open up to to what you’ve been carrying for this past year.”

It took him a little bit, but I felt him sobbing on my on my shoulders. Later on, when someone asked me what gave me that insight. I said “you know, I was listening to him with my heart and my own life experience involved the loss of my second wife to addictions and I told him that as we were beginning the process. I told them about my difficulty myself in doing this.

So, I listened with my heart to what I was being told and the result wound up being that I helped him open up to something that was painful that he was carrying that he wanted to release.

Folks, the reminder for you today is about listening, not just with your head to what’s being said to you, but listening with your heart to what isn’t said but that you know is being inferred by what’s being said.

Notice. Notice. Notice. Check it out. And you’ll connect with people at a much deeper level.

So, I hope you found this helpful and, if you did, and you’re interested in my coaching you, reach out to me first through Linkedin at Mention that you listen to this because I just like knowing that  who are listening to the show. Once we’re connected send me a message about coaching. We’ll schedule a short conversation so I can understand where you’d like some support.

I look forward to helping you. Hope you have a great day. Take care.


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

head coach for He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” “No BS Job Search Advice,” and “Job Search Radio.”

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