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Conversations in a Disconnected World

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Oak Brook 22

1211 West 22nd Street

Training Center - 1st Floor

Oak Brook, IL 60523

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Modern technology has amped up our connectivity while straining our ability to genuinely connect and have real conversations.


And let’s face it, we’ve all been there. Wondering how a conversation will go. If we should bother to have a conversation at all. Maybe event actively avoiding a conversation for fear of a tricky or disappointing outcome.

Yet the most human thing we do is engage in conversations that express our thoughts, feelings, creativity.

Our sense of disconnection can further drive our need to focus on appearing informed and stating our (absolutely correct!) point of view, while ignoring the core skill of LISTENING.


Conversational slows to a trickle, unsatisfying and inequitable. Too often we’re more focused on ourselves than on what the relationship and what we can achieve together.


For our relationships with others to be rich and rewarding, shifts need to made. The challenges of modern life make it essential that we give our time and energy toward connected conversations.


This shift often calls for ‘breakthrough conversations’ to happen. These are conversations that:

  • Have uncomfortable or difficult moments. Individuals need to name and acknowledge the ‘hard truths’ being faced before new possibilities and growth can emerge.

  • Involve grappling with big issues and emotions. People can learn to think together to arrive at a way forward.

  • Call for courage. Folks need to be willing to speak out about dysfunctional patterns, rigid structures or thinking, and whatever else is getting in the way.

Breakthrough conversations are the key to making the difference you want to make.


In this highly interactive workshop, you’ll explore the essentials of a breakthrough conversation.

You’ll learn to tune in to your own biologically driven, knee-jerk reactions and how to turn them around to work for you.

You’ll observe how a scarcity mindset sets you up to get stuck in conversations and what you can do about it.

You’ll practice the essential skill to all breakthrough conversations and see the brain science behind why it works.

You’ll experience the importance of your body as a resource in all your conversations. Practice with the PLACE toolkit will move you into spirited conversations more skillfully.

You’ll listen in new ways that give you insight and advantages in connecting with others.

You’ll acquire the tools you need to handle difficult and uncomfortable conversations with confidence.


You will create a positive impact on your ability to communicate fully – by listening, speaking and connecting with intention.


This workshop may be for you if you:

  • Find yourself wondering about the odds of a conversation going well

  • Narrow your professional and personal contact to a minimum to avoid a conversation ‘hangover’

  • Feel tense and 'off' sometimes after conversations

  • Want to make a big difference and are willing to learn the skills of Breakthrough Conversations

  • Would love to have better conversations with your family, friends, and co-workers

  • Want to be better understood, and better understand others

Learning to step into and engage in Breakthrough Conversations is a key navigational skill for modern daily living.

Have questions? I’m happy to communicate with you through email or by phone. Please reach out to me.

Warmly,

Dr. Chris

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Oak Brook 22

1211 West 22nd Street

Training Center - 1st Floor

Oak Brook, IL 60523

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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