About JUST Listening

JUST Listening fosters personal, organizational, and social change and transformation through the practice of conscious, intentional, compassionate, non-egoic and non-judgmental communication skills. JUST Listening provides a range of training, workshops, and services designed to encourage and facilitate the acquisition of the skills required to accomplish these goals. Individual and group coaching and facilitation is available for those seeking to improve work environments and effectiveness through enhanced, whole-hearted communication.

Income generated by these workshops is used to fund several volunteer programs providing Listening services to people who are poor and marginalized. Click here to read more about these projects.

JUST Listening is premised upon the beliefs that:
• Being heard empowers the speaker
• People hold the solutions to their own problems within
• Skilled listening is creative, opening up new possibilities for all involved, and can be a powerful tool for personal and social change.
• Although rarely consulted or listened to, people on the social margins are the best source of information and ideas about the issues facing them.
• Skilled listening is possible only when one is actively cultivating self-awareness and regular habits of reflection
JUST Listening workshops are customized for each individual or organization, and are designed to provide participants at all competency levels with leadership tools, communication skills, and work attitudes and behaviors that result in personal, organizational, and social change and transformation.

Listening is an act of Justice.

One definition of justice is ‘right relationship’. The work of JUST Listening is to foster ‘right relationships’ for individual empowerment, workplace cohesion and effectiveness, inspired leadership, and ultimately, the Common Good.

About Sharon Browning

Sharon currently provides JUST Listening consultation and training to a wide range of organizations. She is an attorney, former Executive Director of Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia,  and  also taught for fifteen years in the Sociology Department at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia. She is a trained mediator, as well as a retreat facilitator, spiritual guide and teacher, focusing on the needs of marginalized individuals and groups.
For more information contact Sharon at sbrowning@justlistening.net.

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force… When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand. Ideas actually begin to grow within us and come to life.