Ellen Yashinsky Chute is a clinical social worker, consultant and educator who has dedicated her life to helping individuals, families and teams unlock their potential. She joined me on Uncorking a Story to talk about her latest book, What Drives You?: How Our Family Dynamics Shape the People We Become.

Key Takeaways

  1. Self-reflection and understanding: Ellen emphasizes the importance of recognizing our own thoughts and emotions, and how they shape our actions and beliefs. By understanding ourselves better, we can become more optimistic and hopeful individuals. 
  2. The power of compassion: Ellen highlights the significance of developing compassion towards others. When we have compassion, we are less likely to be driven crazy by people’s actions, leading to greater happiness and harmony in our lives. 
  3. Family dynamics and personal growth: Ellen’s book, “What Drives You,” explores how our family dynamics shape who we become as individuals. By examining the metaphorical car of our family, we can gain insights into our feelings and experiences, ultimately leading to personal growth.
  4. Overcoming limiting beliefs: Ellen encourages individuals to challenge the negative thoughts and assumptions that hold them back. By recognizing that these thoughts are not necessarily true, we can find alternative ways to handle situations and move forward. 
  5. Empowerment and finding our voice: Ellen’s work revolves around empowering individuals to recognize their worth and find their voice. By acknowledging that our thoughts and opinions matter, we can become more confident and assertive in expressing ourselves. 


Buy What Drives You?: How Our Family Dynamics Shape the People We Become

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3tZPMY8

Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/a/54587/9780578399096


Connect with Ellen

Website: https://www.ellenychute.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ellen.y.chute

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellenychute/


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