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Derek Hart
Other Websites:  Understand Each Other
Derek is the creator of Understand Each Other, a system used to rebuild and transform couples into having more fulfilling, deeper intimacy.

Derek Hart has been guiding individuals and couples for 27 years. To summarize the work of Derek Hart in one word, that word would be vulnerability. Vulnerability lies at the heart of what he teaches. Through guiding people in 5 countries, he has mastered his approach to teaching people exactly how to come back to honest communication. He does not simply teach from a template. He helps his clients locate the exact emotional struggle they’re having, and shows them how to express it by uniquely modeling vulnerability for them. Derek helps creates new interactions for the couple, and makes suggestions about what they might say to each other. He taps into an intuition, a felt sense of what they have been scared to say to each other, and then supports them in their new communication. Derek has a special training program for women, and shows them how to deeply understand men, and how to talk to men in a way that doesn't push them away. His unique approach is not an intellectual exercise only. He’s vulnerable with his clients, creates a deep relationship with each and every client, and clients feel seen, heard, accepted, and cared for.

Derek Hart began his healing journey in 1990. As he contemplated his own family system, he began giving his knowledge away to others. Through his mother’s struggle with addiction, and ultimately her suicide, Derek created a life dedicated to helping others with their relationships.

Derek states, “At the end of a life, people don’t wish they had spent more time working hard, earning more money, or collecting more possessions. They wish they risked showing themselves fully to at least one person.”

Derek’s lifelong purpose is to bring emotional intelligence to relationships. He guides couples and individuals out of relationship confusion, into connection and clarity. Derek takes a couple from distress, to functioning again, and then from a mediocre connection to profound love. He sees directly into a couple’s disconnect, gets right to the heart of the matter, and gently focuses them into the most powerful relationship solution of all, and that is vulnerability.

Emotional intelligence can be taught, and can be learned with the proper guidance. Derek does not teach people to lean forward with aggressive radical honesty. He teaches them to lean backward into vulnerability. This approach is  clear, direct, and useful. Relationships that would have otherwise fallen apart can mend and heal.

While you might find Derek playing piano, relaxing at his favorite Hot Springs, or preparing one of his favorite Vegan meals (his other passion), you’ll usually find him listening to and helping people recognize how much power they have to create the relationships they desire.
Who's the talent, and what's their background and performing experience?

Derek Hart has created a unique curriculum dedicated to helping others through the practice of emotional intelligence and vulnerability in relationships. Derek spent 10 years lecturing in Los Angeles on relationship intelligence, and has spent the last 5 years in his custom-built studio in the San Francisco Bay Area, recording countless counseling sessions with individuals and couples. Derek is a former software engineer and his home studio reflects his mastery and skill with technology. His entire life has brought him to the moment of all systems GO with this podcast.

Beth Holland is on air as a radio announcer and operator on the largest public radio station in the United States (KQED, San Francisco) following 15 years in commercial radio including full-time positions with the market leading music stations in San Francisco (KFOG) and Providence, RI (WHJY). She also worked on air internationally including 3 years in news and music in Bangkok, Thailand. Beth is also an amateur stand-up comic, solo performer, professional feature magazine writer and yoga teacher.  She thinks the world needs Derek on air and supports his vision.

Podcast/Radio Show description:

Derek Hart is at the helm of “Let's Talk Relationships”, navigating live callers with everyday issues and real pain around intimate connections and modern dating. Offering hope, healing and humor to everyone who tunes in with his infectious laugh and compelling, likeable presence, Derek alchemizes the Golden Rule into concepts people can grasp, understand, embrace and DO. Derek’s wisdom and patience, combined with Beth’s innovation and polished presentation pave the way to a true understanding of what makes relationships thrive through vulnerability and courageous truth telling.

Target Listener:

The target demographic is 25 and up, both women and men, although women might be expected to be more geared to listening to a show on improving relationships and communication. Derek's teachings and unabashed, authentic style will appeal to all age groups looking for connection and intimacy, from high schoolers to young adults, to empty nesters and seniors. “Let’s Talk Relationships” covers dating, committed relationships, marriage, family bonds of all types for every age, gender and sexual orientation.