In this Expert Insight Interview, Naketa R. Thigpen discusses the patterns that are blinding our brilliance and holding us back and how, if we can dig a little deeper, we can create better relationships, both professionally and in our personal lives.
Naketa R. Thigpen had broken barriers and glass ceilings nearly ten years ago when she architected her professional skill set as a psychotherapist, trauma specialist, sexologist, relationship expert with strategically infused tenets of breakthrough success coaching to raise the bar and create ripples inside the personal development industry.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- Naketa R. Thingpen’s background and motivation to get involved in this field
- How untreated childhood trauma and personal problems can hold us back
- Why it is necessary to be honest and compassionate with yourself first
Dealing with Your Inner Child
One of the reasons Naketa decided to dive deeper into relationships and intimacy for power couples specifically was that she noticed the effect of untreated childhood trauma on us as adults.
As a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and trauma specialist, she noticed how the wounds of our inner child could not only impact our adult lives but also drive many of our decisions in all of our key relationships.
Bridging the Love Gap
We can often see that someone’s personal life if left undealt with, can show up and reflect on how they lead, whether they “show up” fully, and how they interact with their customer in terms of intimacy and the overall experience they’re providing.
What Naketa wanted to do was create a way to close the “love gap” that was happening to her patients personally, so they could not only show up fully as humans in this world but create a legacy, teaching other humans also to carry out these redefining concepts for the world.
Being Compassionate with Yourself First
When we turn up for work, we often think that we have to “park everything at the door.” While there are certain things that we should not mix with our business lives, each one of us has issues, human traits, and things that come to us from our past and our upbringing that are getting through and impacting everything, but we refuse to acknowledge them.
Regardless of the type of business, you’re involved in; you’ll likely be dealing with humans on the other end. That means they want you to be empathetic, compassionate, and sincere, and it is really difficult to present yourself that way unless you’re empathetic, compassionate, and sincere with yourself first.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.