Radio host Jeri Bingham goes to bat for introverts

Jeri Bingham (Photo courtesy of Jeff Sciortino)

Jeri Bingham, the founder and host of HushLoudly on Chicago’s WGN Radio, finds joy in helping introverts find their respective voices. She also is a marketing communications executive, a higher education and nonprofit management consultant for more than 25 years and an active contributor at rolling out. As a guest at this year’s inaugural Peace and Purpose virtual conference, Bingham shared her message of introverted leadership and its place in an extrovert-rewarding world.

What was the title of your panel session and why is your topic important to you?

The title of my panel session [was] “Unapologetically Introverted.” This topic is important to me because we live in an extrovert-rewarding society that tends to have a misconception about introverts, believing that we don’t like people, are incapable of leading and are hermits with no social or interpersonal skills. Introverts typically listen and think more than we talk. We observe and analyze before making decisions. We typically do not want or need to be the center of attention. We typically learn and lead with dedication and purpose. I’m on a mission to amplify the voice of introverts and excited to present a panel of incredible introverts who are using their voices in their own special ways to make a difference in this world.

What are some of the things you do to help you renew your mind, body and soul?

Some of the things I do to help renew my mind, body and soul today are journaling, meditation and walking. Prior to COVID-19, they were traveling, reading and journaling. All allow me to be quiet — alone in my thoughts — to think, recharge, dream, create and just be me.

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