Episode 11: How Inviting Multiple Intelligences Benefits The Whole Person with Helga Hohn

In this episode we talk with our colleague Dr. Helga Hohn, a psychologist based in the Netherlands. She introduces us to Gardener’s concept of multiple intelligences and we speak about the alignment we experience between his approach and the holistic worldview of the Genuine Contact way of working. Gardner's theory goes beyond IQ and EQ and distinguishes at least eight different intelligences: Visual-Spatial Intelligence, Linguistic- Verbal Intelligence, Interpersonal Intelligence, Intra-personal Intelligence, Logical-Mathematical Intelligence, Musical Intelligence, Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence, and Naturalistic Intelligence. During our conversation, Helga draws on her large body of theoretical and applied knowledge to shed light on the value of recognizing the unique mix of intelligence and wisdom within each person. She also talks about how Genuine Contact has enriched her work providing insights into creating learning containers where all intelligences can come out fully when people work together. Helga is also a founding Board Member of aMI, the association of Multiple Intelligences (associatie van Meervoudige Intelligenties) and was active on the Board until January 2020. She supports her clients through her organization Mantra Coaching and Personal Development. Lean more about Helga.

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Anna Caroline Türk and Doris Gottlieb talk about organizational transformation and leadership culture - introducing new ways of working - tailored for the needs of the 21st century in the Genuine Contact Podcast. Twice monthly, our hosts bring you stories about the Genuine Contact way of working from around the world and across the last 20 years. From explorations of the beliefs and principles that support this way of working to interviews with Genuine Contact Professionals from around the world, we offer you an in-depth insight into what it means to work the GC way.

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