The Elevated Communicator: How to Master Your Style and Strengthen Well-Being at Work (Hardcover)

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Discover your communication style and elevate consciousness at work to build trust, strengthen collaboration, relieve stress, and improve well-being.

Our work lives revolve around effective communication. It is essential for cultivating trust and team collaboration, as well as strengthening our motivation and well-being at work. And with teams experiencing more anxiety, stress, and burnout than ever before, strong communication skills have never been more essential.

The key to this clear and effective communication begins with understanding our own personal communication styles. Bringing our whole and authentic selves to work improves relationships and teamwork. The better we know what drives us, how we impact others, and how our wellbeing impacts our communication, the faster we can close communication gaps to build healthy, successful, and satisfying work lives and more intentional careers.

Drawing on more than a decade of original research on communication tendencies and proven mindfulness and habit-formation techniques, Maryanne O’Brien has developed a proprietary model of communication styles: Expressive, Reserved, Direct, or Harmonious.

In The Elevated Communicator, you will find:
-A self-assessment to discover your style
-An in-depth style profile to strengthen self-awareness and help you play to your strengths
-Strategies to manage your communication style under stress
-Practices to improve your wellbeing and reduce conflict
-Ways to care for your communication style and improve your wellbeing
-Methods to flex toward other styles to communicate more effectively with people
-Advice on building healthy, trusted, and productive working relationships

Perfect for fans of StrengthsFinders 2.0 and Gretchen Rubin’s The Four Tendencies, The Elevated Communicator is a “refreshing, insightful, and user-friendly” (Tara Peyerl, executive coach and success director, Salesforce) approach to develop daily practices to spiral up, raise consciousness, inspire accountability, and discover your full potential at work.

About the Author

Maryanne O’Brien has spent decades guiding people and cultures to foster open communication, cultivate empathy, and deepen trust. She’s worked with big brands like Nordstrom, Coca-Cola, Apple, and small, independent businesses. Her advertising, consulting, and corporate coaching background taught her to value authentic leadership and healthy cultures and inspired her to found Conscious Company. She lives with her husband on a hobby farm just outside Minneapolis, where she leads retreats. Visit her online at

Praise For…

“Being an effective communicator requires thoughtful internal and external work. Maryanne’s approach holds these two paths in elegant balance, helping lead you toward your own authentic voice.” —Michael Ventura, author of Applied Empathy and founder of Sub Rosa

“It’s hard to overstate the importance of communication in business. As an executive coach, I have seen first-hand how important it is for leaders to understand their communication style and the impact they have on others. The Elevated Communicator is a refreshing, insightful, and user-friendly way to raise your level of communication, build healthy relationships, and find more satisfaction and success in your career.” –Tara Peyerl, Executive Coach and Success Director, Salesforce

“If you want to be successful in business, you must learn to genuinely connect and build trust with all kinds of people. Whether you’re managing a team, growing a business, or serving as the CEO, The Elevated Communicator gives leaders the tools they need to optimize their personal communication style, build positive teams, and achieve higher levels of success at work.” –Chris Naylor, Certified EOS Implementer for BetterTraction and owner of OECS Workplace Safety Experts

“I’ve been amazed by Maryanne O’Brien for over a decade now––a woman who is in a constant state of learning and then passing on that knowledge, with enthusiasm, so everyone can benefit. In The Elevated Communicator, Maryanne has taken her joyfully acquired wisdom and shared it in a way that allows the reader to not only know themselves better but make their business and life better––a place of conscious and connected communication. It’s not an overstatement to say it’s what the world could use right now. –Joan Steffend, author, speaker, TV host, wonderer

Product Details
ISBN: 9781982154721
ISBN-10: 1982154721
Publisher: S&S/Simon Element
Publication Date: April 27th, 2021
Pages: 224
Language: English