In this episode of The Intimate Marriage Podcast, Alexandra Stockwell, MD, is joined by Dr. Lynne Maureen Hurdle, a conflict resolution strategist. Conflict is inevitable and Lynne talks about how she helps people engage in constructive conflict, instead of running from it.
In this conversation the focus is on conflict in marriage, and in the workplace, between any two people and specifically interracial couples. Lynne recommends people engage in conversations with those they are in conflict with, aiming to be vulnerable and staying open to listening. She describes her program, On the Matter of Race, which was created to teach white people about racism and how to dismantle it. The program was inspired by a request from two white women who wanted to understand the experiences of people of color, and how to be effective allies. Lynne clearly articulates the need for white people to understand their role in addressing and dismantling racism and has devoted her life to helping make that happen, at both the personal and societal levels.
Also in this episode:
- Why conflict presents an opportunity
- Why we are scared of conflict
- Racism and interracial marriages
- The merging of the present moment and personal history
- Dr. Lynne’s program called “On The Matter Of Race”
- Why racism is global
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion
- How to be an ally to others in the workplace
About Dr. Lynne Maureen Hurdle
Dr. Lynne Maureen Hurdle is a conflict resolution strategist, facilitator, speaker, and coach. In addition, she is the author of the best-seller, “Closing Conflict for Leaders: How to Be a Bold Leader and Develop a Kick-Ass, High-Functioning, Happy AF Team”. In many circles, she is known as The Conflict Closer, not just because she helps leaders gain the skills they need to dig deep and finally close the door on those conflicts that have been plaguing their business for too long, but also because she helps bring conflict closer. She helps you bring conflict close enough to examine its roots, the fruits of it, and the long-lasting effects it has on your business and your life. She makes it less scary by helping you to actually see it, get to know it, and be in a relationship with it. Because it is only then that you can use it to help you and your team transform. She has helped a lot of people transform in her thirty-plus years of doing this work and that’s because, through a mix of different styles and methods, she makes it interesting and fun.
Connect With Dr. Lynne Maureen Hurdle
On the Matter of Race: https://theconflictcloser.com/matter-of-race
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About Alexandra Stockwell, MD
Known as “The Intimacy Doctor,” Alexandra Stockwell, MD is a Relationship and Intimacy Coach and an Intimate Marriage Expert who specializes in coaching ambitious, successful couples to build beautiful, long-lasting, passionate relationships. She is the bestselling author of “Uncompromising Intimacy,” host of The Intimate Marriage Podcast and creator of the Aligned & Hot Marriage program.
For over two decades, she’s been guiding men and women to bring pleasure and purpose into all aspects of life— from the daily grind of running a household to creating ecstatic experiences in the bedroom—all while maintaining extraordinary professional success!