Priya Parker on Glennon Doyle’s Podcast: How to Host a Magical Gathering


Priya Parker was this week’s guest on We Can Do Hard Things, the podcast hosted by New York Times bestselling author Glennon Doyle, her wife Abby Wambach, and her sister Amanda Doyle. The popular podcast has previously welcomed guests such as Vice President Kamala Harris, former First Lady Michelle Obama, Jane Fonda, and Reese Witherspoon.

Priya Parker is the acclaimed author of The Art of Gathering, a conflict resolution facilitator, and international speaker. In her discussion with Doyle, Parker touched upon key concepts in gathering that apply as much to a global business conference as they do to a private gathering.


  • Why specificity is a key tool for meaningful gatherings
  • Why gathering is good for our democracy
  • The difference between community and gathering
  • How to ensure gatherings protect and equalize people
  • What conflict has to do with gathering

Priya Parker Glennon Doyle Podcast

As a seasoned speaker, group facilitator, and researcher, Priya Parker breaks down the anatomy of meaningful connections and gives audiences the skills needed to create successful shared experiences, one gathering at a time.

Customer Feedback on Priya Parker

“Brilliant! Engaging, thoughtful, and practical—all the things we hoped for and MORE.” —Compassion International

“Priya Parker was phenomenal. We received very positive feedback from our audience, who were a group of C-suite executives.” —Health Plan Alliance

“Priya was great! Everyone loved her and raved over her talk.” —Public Library Association

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