Season 02 (Communication) | Ep 02 | Science Storyteller, Laurie McGinley of Via Lucent

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Season 02 (Communication) | Ep 02 | Science Storyteller, Laurie McGinley of Via Lucent

In this episode, our host Nicole Felts interviews Laurie McGinley, founder of Via Lucent. Laurie shares her enthusiasm for storytelling surrounding scalable climate change and sustainability solutions.

Join us in laughter and humor as we explore the importance of active listening and effective communication.

In this episode, Laurie explains

  • How to digest complex stories

  • What climate change activism looks like for her

  • How to explain the importance of a crucial climate change solution to a 2nd grader

Laurie and Nicole share their wisdom about

  • How to be an effective, empathetic, and mature communicator

  • How to use the right language to effectively communicate your idea

  • Asking for help when you need it

  • The power of imagination and storytelling

  • Creating sustainability on the individual scale to implement sustainability on a global scale

  • The inherent connectivity of everything

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Connect with Laurie

Laurie’s Twitter

Via Lucent’s Twitter



Resources Laurie and Nicole mentioned

Future Earth on Instagram - Good News Tuesday

The Optimist Newsletter

Dialectical Behavior Therapy - Skills training for a life worth living

Coursera Course: Learning to Learn

Peter Diamandis Blog

Although we didn’t mention these in the episode, I recommend checking out

The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

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