What makes a great actor? For some, it’s the ability to convincingly portray other characters. For others, it’s more about a personal honesty. Either way, today’s guest has a lot to say about how the simple (although not easy) act of listening can help improve your acting game tremendously.

About Today’s Guest


Kay Lindahl is founder of The Listening Center, author of the award winning book, The Sacred Art of Listening, and a Certified Listening Professional. She is a skilled presenter and workshop leader who teaches that listening is a creative force that transforms relationships. She demonstrates listening as a way of being profoundly present with each other and our own inner wisdom.

Kay participates in many community projects and is on the Board of Directors for Women of Spirit and Faith. She is an Ambassador for the Parliament of the World’s Religions, a past trustee of the Global Council for the United Religions Initiative, an international movement to create peace among religions and is Past Chair of the North American Interfaith Network. She is a dedicated spokesperson for the interfaith movement, an ordained interfaith minister and an Honorary Canon to the Cathedral Center of St. Paul in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.

Kay also serves on the Program Group for Ecumenical and Interreligious Life for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. She is a member of the Forge Guild for Spiritual Leaders and The International Listening Association.

Lindahl has presented her work in diverse settings—local, regional, national and international. Locally she has created programs, board retreats and ongoing series of workshops for congregations as well as in-service training for non-profit organizations and lectures on college campuses. In addition she presents programs on Listening and Diversity for major corporations.

In addition she is the author of Practicing the Sacred Art of ListeningHow Does God Listen co-editor of Women, Spirituality, and Transformative Leadership. 

She is a summa cum laude graduate of Pepperdine University. Kay and her husband live in Long Beach, CA, where they are often visited by their children and ten grandchildren.


Support the Guest

Check out Kay’s Books:

The Sacred Art of Listening: Forty Reflections for Cultivating a Spiritual Practice (The Art of Spiritual Living)

Practicing the Sacred Art of Listening: A Guide to Enrich Your Relationships and Kindle Your Spiritual Life (The Art of Spiritual Living)

How Does God Listen?

Music from today’s episode: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/ofelias-dream

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One comment on “AcT 04 – Sacred Listening with Kay Lindahl
  1. Jim Wiggis says:

    You are a dynamo In the interfaith world. Thanks for all you do.

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