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“We should always be our own safest person; it would be really alarming if we were not. But creating that safety takes some work. I know so many people do not have safety with themselves. If I had a mission that would be it, to just help people be safer with themselves.’” -Karen Faith
Join us for the fourth episode of The Lesson is Love as I speak with Karen Faith, an ethnographer, strategist, empathy trainer and founder of Others Unlimited.
In this episode we explore how to build a relationship with all the different parts of ourselves, the importance of practices like intentional listening and unconditional welcome, and what becomes possible when we are safe for ourselves and each other. Karen’s open and grounded presence and beautiful words made this such a wonderful episode to create. I hope that this conversation resonates with you and inspires you to make space for all the different parts of you.
About the Host, Grisha Stewart:
Grisha Stewart is an author, international speaker, dog trainer, and online dog school facilitator based in Oregon, USA, who specializes in dog reactivity and canine empowerment. She’s been training dogs since 2003. Her two most recent books are Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0: New Practical Techniques for Fear, Frustration, and Aggression in Dogs and The Official Ahimsa Dog Training Manual: A Practical, Force-Free Guide to Problem Solving and Manners. In 2022, she revealed the update to BAT 3.0 (BAT 2.0 is still the best book on the subject).
She presents dog training and behavior seminars around the world and lessons online. There are over 100 different courses in her innovative online dog training school, with more coming every few weeks from a variety of instructors, including Grisha. In addition to her professional pursuits and projects, Grisha is an avid conversationalist and enjoys exploring topics of connection, love, communication, and interspecies community.
About the Guest, Karen Faith:
Karen Faith is the founder and CEO of Others Unlimited, a company that trains groups and individuals in the skills of observation and empathy. Karen Faith is an ethnographer, strategist, and creator of the Others’ curriculum. With two decades of experience in ethnographic discovery to inform marketing, branding, and product design, her work utilizes tools from multiple disciplines to empower teams to define, understand, and solve problems from the granular to the grandiose. Karen’s findings, talks and workshops have guided brands as diverse as Google, Amazon, Applebee’s, The NBA, The ACLU, Blue Cross Blue Shield, The Federal Reserve Bank, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
- Grisha Stewart’s website
- The Grisha Stewart Academy
- The Lesson is Love Podcast Webpage
- Others Unlimited website
- Karen’s Ted Talk