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Jim Young on Expansive Intimacy, Burnout… and Following Your Foot

Jim Young returns to the mic to share the goods on his new book, Expansive Intimacy: How “Tough Guys” Defeat Burn Out

My first question: “What led to this book being?”

Jim’s response: “The simple answer is seven years.”

Jim shares how his drive to achieve and deliver for others led to him hitting the wall (hard) and breaking down.

 We plunge into the important, challenging work that vulnerability can be, taking a few minutes to put comparison under the microscope.

 Jim unwraps the qualities of expansive intimacy and offers additional rich context for the title and many of the lessons in his book.  We spotlight shame and the separation it causes and reinforces, and Jim recounts some of his own stories of connections built when shame was shared in psychologically safe places.

 After a brief touch on the unsustainable nature of fear as a motivator, we wrap with Jim sharing a few subtle secrets from his improv experience sure to help listeners begin to move toward their own practices of expansive intimacy.

 Jim Young is an executive coach, facilitator, author, and speaker who leverages his experiences from the corporate C-Suite to cure burnout for leaders and organizations. His book,  Expansive Intimacy: How “Tough Guys” Defeat Burn Out, helps men create a roadmap that leads them on through a common modern malaise and into the best parts of life they've ever seen.