Nadia runs Ignition Works, a double act who are currently focused on helping enterprise teams run and maintain cloud platforms. Previously she was a software engineer at Pivotal and she originally learnt to code at Makers Academy. In her spare time she runs the Ruby Book Club podcast and does as many commercial dance classes as she can.
October 18th, 2017 | 41 mins 6 secs
Do you have interactions with co-workers where one or both of you get angry and defensive, and everybody ends up frustrated? Today we talk to Nadia Odunayo about "Nonviolent Communication", a way to communicate that honestly addresses issues, explaining how you feel without harming the other person, and getting everybody to the point where they feel better about the situation and have a clear path to move forward. Nadia gives examples of how she uses nonviolent communication in her day-to-day life, and she tries to coach me to improve my own skills. By focusing on communication your needs and not assuming anything about others, you can make difficult discussions less difficult.