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Common Ground Speaker Series Presents CELESTE HADLEE

Celeste Headlee

In Conversation with

Khadija Fredericks, HOS, Saint Andrew's Episcopal School


How to Have Conversations that Matter

Tue Oct 20, 4:00pm-5:15pm PDT

Free for member school parents and for educators from member and non-member schools.

Registration closes 2 hours before the event.

​Celeste Headlee sheds a much-needed light on the lost and essential art of conversation. In a time when conversations are often minimized to a few words in a text message and lack of meaningful communication and dialogue abounds, Headlee argues that improving how we  engage with one another can be beneficial at work, at home and within our communities. Headlee will outline the strategies that have made her a better conversationalist—and offer simple tools that can help us all have conversations that matter. Headlee is a talented, honest storyteller who understands the true power of conversation and its ability to both bridge gaps or deepen wounds. Her book, We Need to Talk, based on her widely-viewed TEDx Talk, was named one of NPR’s Best Books of 2017. 

About Our Speakers

Celeste Headlee is an award-winning journalist, professional speaker and author of Heard Mentality and We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter. Her TED Talk, “10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation,” has been viewed more than 20 million times. In her 20-year career in public radio, she has been the Executive Producer of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Radio and anchored programs including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. Her work and insights have been featured on the TODAY Show, Inc., Time, Wired, Psychology Today, NPR, Essence, Elle, BuzzFeed, Salon, Parade, and many more. Headlee is also a classically trained soprano who graduated from the Idyllwild Arts Academy and received a BA in Vocal Performance from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan.

Khadija Fredericks is the Head of School at Saint Andrew's Episcopal School and has over 25 years of experience as a teacher and administrator in independent schools. Prior to her current role, she served as Director of Lower School at St. Paul's Episcopal School, a well regarded independent school in Oakland, where she had previously served as Director of Admissions and as a first-grade teacher. She began her teaching career at the Harker School in San Jose. 

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Virtual Event
San Francisco, CA
We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062669018
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Published: Harper Wave - September 18th, 2018

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