The Giant Builders
Start The Conversation, Leadership Communication
May 4, 2023
Ella Wright is a communications enthusiast and lifelong learner of all things leadership and interpersonal communication. She strives to bring curiosity and compassion to all areas of her work and life. Video Option:
She hosts her own podcast, “Start the Conversation” where she breaks down strategies and stories to bring new perspectives to difficult conversations, with an emphasis on exploring your values.

Ella brings her own experience from several years in leadership, an undergrad in Communications Studies, and a master's in Organizational Leadership. She also has designed and launched her own conversation cards designed to help leaders have better conversations with their employees. She is actively researching her next audience, with her ultimate goal to help one on one communication be engaging, empathetic, and impactful.

00:00 Introduction
00:34 What is a career designer?
02:11 What inspired you to become a career designer?
03:53 What is a toxic job?
04:35 What are some of the challenges?
05:42 Do businesses care about an employee's path?
06:29 Do employees not want to stay with a company for a long time?
07:33 What advice would you give to someone who has problems expressing themselves and their needs?
11:45 What does a first meeting look like?
14:16 Practice using open ending questions.

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