Trust on Purpose

Defensiveness and the Distrust Spiral

October 02, 2023
Defensiveness and the Distrust Spiral
Trust on Purpose
More Info
Trust on Purpose
Defensiveness and the Distrust Spiral
Oct 02, 2023

Send us a message - we'd love to hear from you

We’ve all been there - someone has said or done something that causes us to feel defensive and drives us to dig our heels into our “rightness,” fighting against anything that invalidates it. Good-bye trust. Ila and Charles have experienced trust breakdowns with clients even as professional coaches. They share their experiences and insights into how defensiveness erodes trust and what we can do to create relationships in which people feel safe to discuss feelings of defensiveness.

We want to thank the team that continues to support us in producing, editing and sharing our work. Jonah Smith for the heartfelt intro music you hear at the beginning of each podcast. We LOVE it. Hillary Rideout for writing descriptions, designing covers and helping us share our work on social media. Chad Penner for his superpower editing work to take our recordings from bumpy and glitchy to smooth and easy to listen to episodes for you to enjoy. From our hearts, we are so thankful for this team and the support they provide us.

Show Notes

Send us a message - we'd love to hear from you

We’ve all been there - someone has said or done something that causes us to feel defensive and drives us to dig our heels into our “rightness,” fighting against anything that invalidates it. Good-bye trust. Ila and Charles have experienced trust breakdowns with clients even as professional coaches. They share their experiences and insights into how defensiveness erodes trust and what we can do to create relationships in which people feel safe to discuss feelings of defensiveness.

We want to thank the team that continues to support us in producing, editing and sharing our work. Jonah Smith for the heartfelt intro music you hear at the beginning of each podcast. We LOVE it. Hillary Rideout for writing descriptions, designing covers and helping us share our work on social media. Chad Penner for his superpower editing work to take our recordings from bumpy and glitchy to smooth and easy to listen to episodes for you to enjoy. From our hearts, we are so thankful for this team and the support they provide us.