What’s the difference?

Connection? Belonging? Trust? The 3 definitions that I unpack in the video above will help you think differently about these words. A big shoutout to my late co-founder, co-author and friend, Will Wise, for helping me to “co-think” through these distinctions.

I’ve included the definitions in written form at the bottom of this email as well.

Before you scroll, I’ve got…

Two unique invitations for you this week:



  • If you are a speaker, author, facilitator, trainer, coach, or consultant running your own practice who cares about making connection and engagement easy, I’m considering opening a unique opportunity just for you. If you’d be interested in working directly with me to develop your practice, register your initial interest here.
Toward meaningful connection—online and off,

Creator of the Connection Toolkit
Co-Founder at We and Me


PSBelow are the definitions I share in this week’s video in case it is useful to have them in writing. 

Connection happens when people are seen, heard, and understood for exactly who they are (and for who they are not)

Belonging is when people are accepted for who they are (and for who they are not.)

Trust is when people can express who they are (and who they are not) with an assurance of being included and uplifted in the process.

Of course, there are 1,000,001 nuances around these words, so please do let me know YOUR thoughts on these definitions in the comments of the video!

PPSLastly, here is that video of me having my mind blown by ChatGPT along with a bunch of practical applications for leaders and educators.