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When You Own Your Voice, You Own Your Future With Andrea T Edwards

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In this episode, Jeannette talks to Andrea T Edwards who is known as The Digital Conversationalist. She is an author, public speaker, podcaster and a communications expert that, over the years, has helped many companies, including Microsoft, to improve the way they communicate.

They discuss how to develop cultural intelligence so you can get the best out of people regardless of where they are from or how they were raised. How communicating in the digital world differs and how to use social media to genuinely connect rather than to broadcast what you have done or think. Andrea also explains how to become more resilient and be ready for the radical changes that the world is facing.



  • Be humble and listen.
  • Pay attention to non-verbal forms of communication.
  • Trust is key.
  • When their leaders genuinely own something, it is easy for them to get their employees to do the same. 
  • Work out what your focus is and who your audience is.
  • Don't let trolls stop you from using social media. 
  • There are more good people in the world than bad. If all of them spoke up they would soon change the narrative.
  • Bad things happen because people stay silent.
  • Honour who you are and what you need to be happy.
  • Strength comes from being in control of your heart and mind. How you respond to things.



‘To work out how to get the best out of the people that you work with from different cultures requires really deep empathy and sensitivity. ´

‘In the English language, we use about 5,000 words regularly, yet there are about 700,000 aspects of body language.’

‘We need to stop being scared. We need to step into our voices and get the world on track.’


This is the perfect time to get focused on what YOU want to really achieve in your business, career, and life. It’s never too late to be BRAVE and BOLD and unlock your inner BRILLIANCE. If you’d like to join Jeannette’s FREE Business Impact Seminar just DM Jeannette at or sign up via Jeannette’s linktree 



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Andrea T Edwards CSP, The Digital Conversationalist

Andrea T Edwards CSP, The Digital Conversationalist, is a globally award-winning B2B communications professional, who works with the world’s largest companies on the transformation needed within to maximise business growth in our digital future. A change agent, provocateur, author, professional speaker, passionate communicator and social leader, Andrea is all about helping businesses understand how they can empower employees to delight customers, grow personal career opportunities and build brand success. 

Andrea’s book – Uncommon Courage: an invitation – is a deeper reflection on life, plus an invitation to courage, so we can tackle the biggest issues the world is facing, together. Her first book ‘18 Steps to an All-Star LinkedIn Profile’ is on two Book Authority’s listings as the ‘100 Best LinkedIn Books of All Time’ and ‘22 Best New LinkedIn eBooks To Read In 2021 and 2022.’ 

But it's not all business. Andrea is a warrior for Mother Earth and is trying to help businesses understand that they must step up and lead to avoid the worst of climate catastrophe, as well as to build equal, equitable businesses that make winners of us all. 

She is also driven to make empathy and compassion the critical driving force in today's world and believes that backing up your talk in how you present yourself is critical to being authentic and trustworthy — at a time when those qualities are so much in demand. 

These fundamental beliefs drive Andrea to empower others to step into all opportunities the digital age offers — because together, we can shape the future of business and humanity. When you own your voice, you own your future. Equally, when you own your voice, you contribute to our collective future. 

Connect with Andrea 

LinkedInTwitterFacebook, YouTube, Instagram, Medium, Amazon.

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The Social Leadership Manifesto – just published. Let’s reclaim the digital conversation and get the balance back on social media. It begins with you and I. 


Uncommon Courage: an invitation 

You can buy it on AmazonApple BooksBarnes & Noble, Book DepositoryBooktopia, SmashwordsKobo, Gardners, Odilo, Indie Bound, BookShop by BookTrib and Scribd. Better yet, order it from your local bookstore, so you can #SupportLocal.

You can read the reviews, including a five-star review on Book Commentary, another five-star review on ReaderViews, a review on BookTrib, and three more on Booklife, another on Book Commentary and Blue Ink Reviews. I’m also collating reviews on my Website too

Come and join the conversation in my new Facebook Group Uncommon Courage.


Uncommon Courage, the podcast – Apple, Spotify and everywhere podcasts are published. 

18 Steps to an All-Star LinkedIn Profile - listed by Book Authority in the 100 Best LinkedIn Books of All Time and 22 Best New LinkedIn eBooks To Read In 2021 and 2022 categories. Grab it today if you want to take your professional presence to the next level! When it comes to LinkedIn, it really is time to ask — can you really afford not to have this book in the hands of every employee? Are you a Social CEO? The Social CEO: How Social Media Can Make You A Stronger Leader. 

Want to claim your stage? Unleash Your Voice – Powerful Public Speaking for Every Woman 



Jeannette Linfoot is a highly regarded senior executive, property investor, board advisor, and business mentor with over 25 years of global professional business experience across the travel, leisure, hospitality, and property sectors. Having bought, ran, and sold businesses all over the world, Jeannette now has a portfolio of her own businesses and also advises and mentors other business leaders to drive forward their strategies as well as their own personal development.

Jeannette is a down-to-earth leader, a passionate champion for diversity & inclusion, and a huge advocate of nurturing talent so every person can unleash their full potential and live their dreams. 



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Jeannette Linfoot talks to incredible people about their experiences of being Brave, Bold & Brilliant, which have allowed them to unleash their full potential in business, their careers, and life in general. From the boardroom tables of ‘big’ international businesses to the dining room tables of entrepreneurial start-ups, how to overcome challenges, embrace opportunities and take risks, whilst staying ‘true’ to yourself is the order of the day.

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