89:CD Episode: Learning to Fail Well with Lynn Oucharek

July 6, 2014

www.communicationdiva.comWhy Learning to Fail is Critically Important

Many of us are well- protected from failing when we are very young. Not that we don’t actually fail…of course we do! But being able to fail in situations where we are given the opportunity to then learn what to do next…well…those don’t happen often.

From a tiny age, we are ALL given a prize at the birthday party.

At Sports Day events, everyone gets a participation trophy.

We are exceedingly obsessed with making things “fair”.

And then we learn the reality that life just ain’t fair. Period.

My question is…who ever thought it was going to be?

Instead of focusing on how to be resilient, resourceful and creative in the face of failure…we somehow try to shield ourselves from it…and in the end, do no one any favours.

This is one reason why I think individual and team sports are good teachers…to a point.www.communicationdiva.com

We ALL experience failure, let-down, loss and disappointment in all sorts of spheres of life, and the BEST gift we can give ourselves and our children is the skill-set needed to pick up, dust off, and start again.

In this podcast episode, I speak with Lynn Oucharek about:


-about learning to fail well

-about how to to go about doing that

-and about the fear around failure that so many of us carry

-what steps you can take RIGHT NOW!

Amy Cuddy’s Ted Talk

The Stanford Marshmallow Test


Who is Lynn?

Lynn Oucharek is the Founder of O Vision Consulting.  Over the past 18 years her focus has been on opening doors to create engagement strategies for individuals and organizations, which inspire people to do the “great work” they were meant to do.

She utilizes her degrees in Psychology, Marketing and Vision Coaching to connect the dots between your strengths, and building critical skills for the new economy . Her 15 years of working with an internationally celebrated communications agency, is at the core of what drives her love of creativity, strategic thinking, branding and engagement.   She facilitates, speaks, coaches and consults in business and education to activate fun, ideas, and growth.

Lynn is available for in-person coaching/consulting as well as via Skype!


Where to find Lynn?

Website: www.ovisionconsulting.com

Email: lynn@ovisionconsulting.com

Twitter: @LynnOucharek

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/lynnoucharek

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=Lynn+Oucharek&init=public


Let me know what risks you are willing to take, what failures you’ve experienced and learned from, and what you’ve learned as a result.

Always listening,




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