Author | SpeakerHello!
Thanks for stopping in. I’m Connie Benoit Sirois, passionate follower of Christ Jesus, Bible studier and teacher, wife, mom, communication consultant, and author of The Impact Directive: How to Use Your Communication to Positively Impact Yourself and Others and Why It Matters That You Do.
I’m sort of fanatical about helping people see the Bible as the simply amazing living Word of God. I’m a nerdy studier because, at heart, I’m an academician with a love of research. I get to teach the Bible as a speaker on my church’s women’s ministry team, and nothing truly excites me more than being allowed by God to teach His Word to others. Just 10 years ago, I would have thought this an impossible request, but God. As I grow in trust and love for Christ Jesus, I am humbled and awed by all that He has allowed me to do for His glory.
I’m also absolutely taken with helping people truly honor others through their communication. Using foundational communication concepts that I honed during more than two decades of teaching college-level writing and business communication, I help Christians (or anyone who’s willing to work with a Christian like me) become better at both intra-personal and interpersonal communication so that they can align how they communicate with what they profess. We live life with other people, so let’s honor those people by blessing them with stellar communication. In doing so, our lives will be blessed too.
Confession. I’ve been my worst student sometimes. Really. To be downright honest, my communication to others has stunk up the room on many occasions. I have not always practiced what I preach.
What has changed to make me truly focus on honoring others, you ask? I have changed. I’ve changed because, after I turned 40, I realized that I believed in Jesus but I was not IN a relationship with Him. That relationship has changed the narrative in my life, and that has changed my communication with others. I also realized during my tenure as a college instructor of business communication that much of what I was teaching reflected what God expected of us; we just had to see it for the blessing it was to others.
Aligning my Christian faith with my work and life means honoring others, truly loving others by offering them my best self in every moment, even when I’m not my best self at that moment. And it means honoring myself with my internal communication too.
Let’s study about Jesus together, and let’s let that change how we live with other image bearers of God!!