So what is a People Whisperer anyway?

It was the fall of 2009, I had just sold my business and I was trying to figure out what my next career move would be.  I was sitting on the beach reading a book by Dan Miller called “No More Mondays” when I had my “aha moment”.  The book described a new opportunity that would increase in popularity over the coming years known as “people whispering” in which a certain skill set would be utilized when communicating with people.  This appeared to be just the opportunity that I was looking for.

I especially like this definition of a people whisperer from the book “Secrets of the People Whisperer” by Perry Wood.

A people whisperer uses a technique in which they “hold the space”.  That means that they listen to someone by being totally present; it means giving their heart, love and full attention to the other person.  This allows the other person all the room they need to express themselves.  The people whisperer creates a peaceful and safe environment where the other person can express whatever they need to express or say whatever they need to say. 

Other characteristics of a people whisperer include:

  • People Whisperers are highly skilled communicators who enhance communication and build relationships.
  • People Whisperers truly understand other people.
  • People Whisperers are aware of what they and other people are communicating on many levels; mentally, verbally, physically and spiritually.
  • People Whisperers are adept at interacting with kindness, understanding, power and subtlety.
  • People Whisperers do not judge.  They are noble, quick-witted and very powerful.  They sense true intentions, integrity and have an innate sense of justice.
  • People Whisperers have the ability to move others.

I will be honest in that I am not a huge fan of the title “people whisperer”.  Because I am not a trained therapist or counselor, but believe that I am gifted in certain areas of communication, I will just utilize that title for now.





2 thoughts on “So what is a People Whisperer anyway?

  1. Hi there! I’ve been watching a tv show called sense8, in which they use the resourse of the people whisperer, or something like that, it really got into me, so i started searching for this phenomena, to see if i could find something about ir and i ended up here. Could you explain to me a little bit more about it? How does it works? How do you know it works? It is something you’ve always had or is it something that suddenly woke inside you? Thank you very much for the information

    1. Den,I appreciate your comment/questions. Unfortunately I am not familiar with the series Sense8 but I’ll try to answer your questions as best I can. I don’t consider people whispering a phenomena but I’m not sure what I would call it other than a God given gift. For me it is the ability to connect with people on a meaningful and deep level. It means having empathy for others and what they’re going through; to walk in their shoes so to speak; to really see and feel things from their perspective or point of view. A people whisperer is a skilled communicator with the ability to influence others. They are good listeners, approachable, sincere and authentic. Anyone that possesses these character traits or skills can be a people whisperer i.e. teachers, counselors, leaders, coaches, etc. They “whisper” every day and probably don’t even realize it. It “works” when you take the time to care about other human beings. We know it works when we hear how others have impacted or made a difference in someone’s life. I’ve always known that people respond to me differently (mostly in a positive way) and that my words are weighted so I have to choose them carefully. Have you ever seen the Robert Redford movie “The Horse Whisperer”? He uses similar techniques when working with a badly injured, traumatized horse. I hope I’ve answered your questions; maybe not what you were expecting but thanks for reading my blog.

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