Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
070: Love is the Source of Personal Growth with Dr. Laura Ciel and Bill Poett

070: Love is the Source of Personal Growth with Dr. Laura Ciel and Bill Poett

Part of being a Creative Giant is learning to be fully you, however you might show up. That’s a hard enough journey but it can feel even more daunting to learn to do that while in a romantic relationship with another Creative Giant. Dr. Laura Ciel and Bill Poett join me to talk about their work together and how they navigate a romantic partnership that’s also a business partnership. Ready? Let’s do this!

Key Takeaways:

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[1:54] Charlie introduces Dr. Laura Ciel and Bill Poett.

[3:45] Dr. Laura Ciel shares her origin story.

[4:50] Bill Poett shares his origin story.

[6:05] How did their conversation about doing business together begin?

[9:04] Bill unpacks how they went from their first conversation to co-leading, 5 weeks later.

[10:58] Bill talks about his emotional journey with Laura’s competency.

[15:51] What’s been the biggest type of conflict or disagreement between them & how have they worked it out?

[21:36] What’s a pattern about the other person that you wish were different?

[27:13] What’s the secret sauce of the Life Advance International program?

[32:10] A discussion on the journey to love and the power of love.

[36:46] What does Bill do to support Laura when she is not in her ‘zone’?

[41:20] What does Laura do to support Bill when he’s not at his ‘standing tall’ place?

[45:59] Charlie talks about the Nonviolent Communication (page 44).

[47:12] Laura & Bill are committed the outcome but how they get there is left open.

[52:25] What do Laura & Bill have to say to someone who may be giving up on love?

[57:53] What do they want people to remember about them & their body of work?

Mentioned in This Episode:


Life Advance International

The Warrior-Heart Project

Live and Love Fearlessly, Book by Bill Poett

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, Book by Marshall Rosenberg

Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing (formerly the Creative Giant Show) explores how to do the work that matters to become your best self in the world. Host Charlie Gilkey and occasional co-host Angela Wheeler take listeners on a deep dive into the lives of leaders, changemakers, creatives, and entrepreneurs who are thriving in life and business by doing work that matters. Listen in to see how they cultivate meaning, success, and happiness as well as their approach to productivity, business, health, and the challenges (yes, even the deep, dark ones) that show up in their lives.