Mar 5, 2018
Show Notes – Evelyn Asher
- Personal definition of resilience – the ability to go forward
by looking in the rear-view mirror and seeing how the situation was
handled, the personal choices made and people who have helped along
- Her role as a global community coach is about broadening
people’s perspectives. Helping women in technology pitch their
- Two big loves are writing and social justice. Resilience is
involved in these fields. She had three brothers growing up
and they challenged her to be able to participate more. She
now tries to bring those qualities out in others. She has
also worked with many non-profits. Her parents modelled this
and showed how committed they were to the community.
- Her grandparents immigrated from Russia and Hungary. They never
talked about their experiences but they modelled resilience in the
way they started their new lives in the US.
- Evelyn journals every day. She also carries her journal with
her and if she has to wait during the day she will take the time to
write. Sometimes it is random thoughts, other times
poems. If she has a meeting she will go to her living room
sanctuary and write deeper thoughts.
- She interviewed the author of The Happiness Hack and makes sure
to take herself away from distraction where her thoughts can be
- She moved to be with someone special but 18 months later (which
were like 20 golden years) he suffered from a health trauma. Evelyn
was inspired by Julia Cameron’s book The Right to Write. She
wrote on her porch every day and published an anthology called A
Bridge of Hope in 2003.
- She talked about her involvement in Tracking Wonder Quest and
how it focuses her on the need for connection, collaboration and
- She talks about latch key children who never had opportunity
for conversation and are now entering the workforce. She helps
those people to develop their conversational skills.
- She also mentors kindergarten children and gives them much
needed one on one attention. She loves spending time with the
children and has been doing this for 10 years.
- She again talked about the value of journaling as a tool to