The Power of Wonder || Monica Parker

19 Oct 2023 • 51 min • EN
51 min
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Today we welcome Monica Parker to the podcast. Monica is the founder of global human analytics and change consultancy HATCH, whose clients include blue-chip companies such as LinkedIn, Google, Prudential, and LEGO. Her career has been nothing short of colorful, having been an opera singer, a museum exhibition designer, a policy director, a Chamber of Commerce CEO, and a homicide investigator. She is also a world-renowned speaker, writer, and the author of The Power of Wonder. In this episode, I talk to Monica Parker about the power of wonder. In today’s fast-paced world, most people fail to notice the richness of life. To become more wonder-prone, Monica encourages us all to slow down and pursue meaningful exploration. When we pay more careful attention to the world, we become more empathetic, resilient, and exuberant. Monica shares with us her cycle of wonder framework and how we can be more open and present in our daily lives. We also touch on the topics of personality, post-traumatic growth, mindfulness, and education.  Website: Instagram: @monicacparker   Topics 02:06 Monica’s background and expertise 03:26 The Power of Wonder 06:41 Cycle of Wonder 17:22 The wandering mind 22:18 Wonder shifts our perception 27:15 Slow thought and quality sleep 30:21 Wonder-prone mindset 32:28 Wonderstruck during crisis 36:26 Wonder bringers 39:14 Teaching wonder in schools 45:29 There’s more to life 47:37 Take a daily wonder walk See for privacy information.

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