Author Archive: Amy Seiberlich
Amy Seiberlich is a nationally certified interpreter and life-long student of communication and interpersonal dynamics. Her work demonstrates a creative way of combining her formal education and real world experience in the fields of interpreting and leadership. To that end, Amy established the Leadership Institute – a company dedicated to supporting interpreters. Amy has served on the RID National Board as the Region IV Representative and holds a Master's degree in Communication from the University of Denver.
History of Leadership It is difficult to discuss the history of leadership in the field of sign language interpreting without first selecting a starting point for our history as a “field.” Some consider this point the juncture at which the shift from volunteer interpreter to paid interpreter began, and the time at which training standards [...]
Sign language interpreting and Leading are alike – the success of each is largely dependent on one’s quality of character and ability to navigate complex interpersonal dynamics. Yet when we talk about either we generally focus our attention on the technical skills required to accomplish the task ahead. Technical skills aside, there is much to [...]