Do Coincidence and Serendipity Have a Place in Business?
Tracey Dobbins joins me on the podcast to discuss whether or not coincidence and serendipity have a place in business. Born in England, and currently living in the beautiful expansive middle of the US, Tracey Dobbins considers herself an adult “why child” endlessly in love with questions.
She almost pursued her love of psychology in college in her 20s, but the art muse spoke louder. Thirty years later after a very successful international art career, a series of serendipitous events occurred. This lead her back to the other true love of her life, human nature, and she became an ICF certified positive psychology coach. She delights in asking, and answering, big questions that all begin with small talk.
In 2018, she founded Master Small Talk to help contemplative businesswomen navigate our extroverted business world by developing their most powerful networking asset…their aligned intuitive voice.
Over the years she began an informal study by asking receptive people she met her favorite cocktail-party question…”what’s your dictionary definition of a coincidence?” The responses seem to fit under 5 main umbrellas. People either felt challenged OR drawn like moths to a flame. Heady conversations invite us to step outside of our comfort zone and momentarily grow together.
Research now shows that being curious triggers a part of the brain that is related to reward processing, so for some people it actually feels good to wonder…
In this episode you’ll learn more about if coincidence and serendipity have a place in business as well as:
- Tracey’s moment of awakening that made her forever curious
- The five different camps of how people define coincidence
- The role of intuition in business
- The role of beautiful questions like these
- A few of our own serendipity stories
- and much more…
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