Episode 05 | Part One : Vanessa Bohns

Cicely welcomes Vanessa Bohns to the podcast. Vanessa is a social psychologist, an award-winning researcher, and a professor at Cornell. She’s also the author of the new book, You Have More Influence Than You Think. In part one, Vanessa shares how growing up on a bird farm prepared her to become a researcher, why she isn't surprised by the rise of social media influencers, and why it's easier to say 'no' in an email. About Vanessa Bohns: Vanessa is a social psychologist and professor of organizational behavior at Cornell University, and holds a PhD in psychology from Columbia University and an AB from Brown University. She is the author of You Have More Influence Than You Think: How We Underestimate Our Power of Persuasion and Why it Matters. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times and Harvard Business Review, and her research has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and NPR’s Hidden Brain.

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Cicely Simpson is a seasoned public speaker, leadership coach, author, and the founder and CEO of Summit Public Affairs. Cicely received a Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University’s School of Law, and a bachelor’s of arts degree in political science from Lipscomb University. She believes in giving back, and currently serves on several for-profit and nonprofit boards.

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