How to Re-Examine Ourselves and Our Inner Critic with Dr. Laura Gallaher

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Laura Gallaher about self-awareness.

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July 6th, 2021

Episode Notes

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Laura Gallaher about self-awareness, how to re-examine when we feel ourselves getting defensive and the “beautiful intentions” of the inner critic (and how to get her to quiet down!).

Memorable Moments:

  • 6:40: The more I can be okay with my own imperfections, the more effective I end up being.
  • 18:35: You’re never responding to the world around you, you’re only responding to the story you’re telling yourself about what it means.
  • 19:57: Becoming more self-aware by surfacing the story inside your head is really powerful because you can really check the story you’re telling yourself and explore where that’s coming from.
  • 27:00: The more I’d ask my inner critic, “Is there anything else you’d like me to know?”, she started to change her tone.

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Dr. Laura Gallaher

Dr. Laura Gallaher is an Organizational Psychologist, Speaker, Author and Leadership Coach. She began her career at NASA Kennedy Space Center. After the Space Shuttle Columbia exploded upon re-entry in 2003, killing everybody aboard, Kennedy Space Center hired Laura and a team of organizational psychologists to change the cultural influences that were deemed to play a role in the tragedy. She worked for 8 years with NASA to positively influence culture, develop leadership capacity, and improve organizational performance at Kennedy Space Center. Laura’s company, Gallaher Edge, applies the science of human behavior to organizations so they can get their edge, achieve together, and enjoy the journey.