Jason Barger checks-in with political storyteller, Carri Twigg, during times of isolation in April while she is quarantined in London, England. The conversation flows about the connectivity of the world, the power of storytelling and language, and how leadership matters more than ever in the world.
0:51 – Jason shares his gratitude and thoughts for today’s podcast.
2:50 – Jason welcomes Carri Twigg, former Whitehouse Staffer + Founding Partner, Culture House Media
3:40 – Carri Twigg shares that she tested positive for Coronavirus and her experience involved with the virus.
4:50 – Since Carri had the virus very early on she was not as susceptible to the worry that others have known which made it easier to get through. It was difficult as she could not taste, she could not smell anything, she had various symptoms that she describes her and her partner experienced.
7:06 – Jason asks how this impacts the political landscape and reaching people now. Carri provides insights into the current landscape with political elections and what is happening now. Thinking about your community is as important as your individual health and this time is proving that. Carri says, Coronavirus will be at the forefront in the polls and it will determine how people vote in the future.
10:40 – In times of crisis, that is when leadership is revealed. My health is dependant on your behavior, and your health is dependant on my behavior paraphrased Sanjay Gupta.
13:10 – A foundational truth is that we are all interconnected expressed Carri. Jason and Carri talk about connection and how important that is along with lessons learned.
16:50 – What are some things that you hope carry on beyond this time? Carri says that global collaboration is possible and now is proof. The narrative is changing and we are making that change together. She hopes that this will make us see that more things are possible together.
21:05 – What excites Carri’s mind and heart at this moment? She cares about storytelling so she helped start Culture House Media and has created a show that will be on Netflix, a show on Disney+, and a show on Apple TV+. She enjoys engaging in creating stories that help inspire and motivate thoughtful conversation as well as teach kids about growing up and how to deal with current issues in the world that cross genders or racial lines or ethnic lines or borders.
26:00 – The stories that we tell and the language that we use helps people mature and grow. Jason and Carri talk about universal human truths no matter what age you might be.
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A thermostat is proactive. It sets the temperature in a room. Controls the temperature. Regulates the temperature. But in today’s distracted, fast-paced and digital world, it’s easy for individuals and organizations to act more like thermometers, slipping into reactionary thinking, becoming scattered and inconsistent. The most compelling leaders, teams, organizations, families or collection of humans of any kind operate in thermostat mode. They calibrate their mind and heart to set the temperature for the vision and culture they want to create. Jason Barger, globally celebrated author, keynote speaker, and founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, is the host of The Thermostat, a podcast journey to discover authentic leadership, create compelling cultures and find clarity of mission, vision, and values.