Doug and Lynn Nodland

Doug and Lynn Nodland

Have you noticed what has been happening with communication in the last few years? We’re concerned because there seems to be a decline in effective communication. Today, we see how it’s more and more difficult to find subjects that people can discuss without polarization. There are divisions in society, politics, and healthcare.

In doing some research, we came across Celeste Headlee, American journalist and radio host. We recently listened to a TED talk she did in 2015. We were surprised to hear that she felt the country had never been so divided. Now it has gotten even worse! As effective communication is deteriorating, it’s contributing to division in relationships. We see how important relationships are to personal and professional life. This affects communities, countries and even the world.

Chanhassen residents Doug and Lynn Nodland are success coaches and owners of The Balance Center. Doug and Lynn can be contacted at More information and videos at