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Vulnerability, "Vulnerable AF" │ Veronica Kaulinis, Founder

Released Monday, 27th July 2020
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Veronica Kaulinis, founder of "Vulnerable AF" sits down remotely to discuss her community movement and event series that encourages vulnerability and connection, her journey from growing up in Central Islip, Long Island, attending Stony Brook University, working in corporate marketing roles such as Publishers Clearing House; What makes a bad coach from a good coach (what makes someone effective)?, Is it possible to “over-share” with someone? And how to find an appropriate balance, the difficulty between genders (if any), her own personal struggles with being vulnerable, advice for Millennials who feel they don’t have meaningful friendships or are struggling to find their people, and how to overcome your fears (too generic or cliche of a question?)
LEARN MORE ABOUT VULNERABLE AF: https://www.veronicakaulinis.com/vulnerableaf
INSTA: @vulnerableaf
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/vulnerableafnyc/

  • Briefly tell people, what is Vulnerable AF and how did you come up with it?
  • You talk about the story of not feeling comfortable calling anyone. Respectfully, is it fair to say the idea was born from an overcompensation? A desire to find people who are likeminded to yourself?
  • You grew up in Long Island, and transferred from Suffolk County Community College to Stony Brook. What was it like growing up in Long island? Were you not able to have deep conversations with people?
  • You’ve worked in several marketing jobs over the years, including publisher’s clearing house. Was your dream always to be a coach?
  • What makes a good coach from a bad coach? I see many coaches, all of whom are doing great things and have great intentions, but that doesn't mean they are all equally effective. What makes someone effective?
  • To play devils advocate, what would you say to someone who says, you know, those millennials, they’re too used to being coddled. That Veronica girl, she’s part of the problem of why we aren’t more emotionally tough?
  • Where do we find the balance between sharing too much? Is there such a thing? You can’t reasonably expect everyone in your network to equally care?
  • Why is it hard for people to feel vulnerable? You mention your “mission is to bridge the gap between Men and Women”. Not to play into traditional gender roles or stereotypes, but how are men and women different? Is it harder for one gender?
  • What is the end goal? Is to help as many people as possible end, once and for all, rejection? Can we make it permanently stop?
  • I’m just curious, Do you still struggle being vulnerable? ….Where does that come from?
  • What’s the advanced version of this? I understand the concept of helping people who struggle to be vulnerable open up. But Lets say I put you in a room full of highly vulnerable people who are not afraid? What would you say to them? What’s the 2.0 version? Or are they good to go in the world and fly on their own?
  • Millennials in particular really struggle with this. I mean, we all want to be liked and accepted for who we are. So what advice would you have for people who don’t feel like they have meaningful friendships? Or don’t feel like they belong to any one group and are struggling to find their people?
  • What is something you wish someone had told you 5 years ago, or you had told yourself, that you had to learn on your own? But would have made life so much easier had you known.

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