Good, open and honest conversations are key to building strong, successful relationships.
At Conscious Conversations we heighten people’s consciousness of what happens during a conversation – the impact of what they say, how they say it and how they respond to others.
With enriched skills you and your colleagues can connect and collaborate with greater impact and together create a happier, more trusting and productive workplace.
Nobody sets out to have a bad conversation but we witness them everyday. In fact, many challenges faced in organisations stem from the lack of good conversations.
Many people think they are great communicators when in fact they lack valuable conversational skills. The problem is exacerbated by increasing reliance on email and other electronic media that avoid face-to-face contact.
Colleagues who get into unnecessary heated and destructive debates
Meetings dominated by those with the loudest voices
Managers who aim to motivate but actually demoralise and don't know why
Changes that take place without clear explanation
At Conscious Conversations we start from the belief that everyone has some innate communication ability. They just need guidance and encouragement to become aware of any weaknesses, develop new skills and begin to apply these in conversations.
We do this through interactive, creative and enjoyable sessions, tailored to the specific needs of a group of generally 8-12 people. Using case studies and exercises, participants experience what good and bad conversations look like and learn how small changes can have a big impact. We offer them specialist knowledge, encouragement and a safe environment in which to practice their skills. Everything we do is rooted in proven theory.
Our sessions focus on the types of interaction common in the workplace but innovatively we use primarily non work-place scenarios to widen participants’ thinking. They are then challenged to reflect on the implications for their working life and to create a personal action plan.
For the participant
With practice they will become more considered and empathetic when connecting with others. They will be more confident at taking the initiative, getting the best from any interaction, giving feedback and dealing with a difficult conversation.
For the organisation
Better conversations lead to greater openness, improved trust and more effective relationships, all of which create a collaborative environment with happier, more motivated and inspired teams.
Catherine Connolly has 30 years' experience in senior human resources roles and is also a qualified executive coach.
Ingrid Allen has over 35 years' experience in business, the last 15 of them in internal communications.
"Thank you very much for a really good day – I took a huge amount of learning
away from the session. Now let's put it into practice!"
"My team has been re-energised and they now have real confidence. I see this in the
way our other colleagues are now responding to us."
"Conscious Conversations unlocks the ability for true dialogue leading to real development of potential and performance."
Call us to find out more:
Catherine Connolly : + 44 7584 287511
Ingrid Allen : + 44 7803 083634
Get in touch to find out how Conscious Conversations could have an impact in your organisation