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Silence, it's not just about being quiet - with Bastian Overgaard

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In this first-ever episode we talk about what is co-created silence and how we can use it to be more productive in business and allow more people to engage.


In this first-ever episode, Bastian Overgaard teaches us about co-created silence and how we can use it to be more productive in business and allow more people to engage. We learn it is not just sitting quietly in a meeting, it is about internal being silent to give yourself and your team time to process and so much more. We explore how we can bring this to more companies and the benefits it can bring.


About Bastian Overgaard

Bastian Overgaard (born, 1975) is not just another consultant. He's on a mission. To show how strategic silence can optimize our communication, create effective meetings and support sustainable management.

He advises leaders, gives countless lectures, and facilitates workshops that make up for the abundance of talk that characterizes many meeting cultures.

His pioneering work with silence is based on his own research and 20 years of experience as a communicator, entrepreneur, teacher, and author of three books, including the critically acclaimed "Noise Free Leadership" (Danish title "Støjfri ledelse"), which was published by Akademisk Forlag / Egmont in 2021.

Bastian has had a great relationship with TimeXtender over the past 4 years, he met Anne through their mutual love and understanding of the importance of silence. Bastian had Anne on his podcast in 2017.

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Meet the Hosts




Anne is the Chief of DNA & Culture Officer at TimeXtender and one of the co-founders. She searches the world to find new and innovative ways to help people thrive and grow. Her passions include personal development, corporate mindfulness, and helping employees strive for a higher purpose.  

Anne holds degrees in business management, languages, and HR and certifications as a business and life coach and mindfulness practitioner. She is also a member of the Forbes Human Resources Council where she shares her thoughts and unique insights about how to bring organizations to a higher level of consciousness. Anne loves her 2 boys, having fun with family and friends, and practicing mindfulness.

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Victoria is People Administrator at TimeXtender and has a passion for helping people succeed. She has been working in the people growing business for almost 20 years in a variety of fields including hospitality, health care, and technology. She also has a culinary arts degree and loves to bake (the consensus is she's really good at it).

Victoria has a knack for adding humor to most of her daily activities and conversations with her team. However, she does not grow plants - she has tried that but it has not worked out well for the plants. Victoria has too many pets (anybody want a cat?), rides a Harley, and has an undisclosed number of tattoos. Her nickname is "Viking" and the Harley’s name is June Bug.

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Bob Pessemier is a former lieutenant with the Kent, WA, Fire Department and holds a master’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management. 

He has written two books, including “Up In Smoke, A Business Guide to Fire and Life Safety” which was nominated for a national award and has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and on CNN.

He has spent over 25 years in software and technology consulting and has been podcasting for over 4 years and helps companies get started in podcasting through his consulting and production services.

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