Holding Honest Conversations

come and join us

Tuesday 26 November 2019

09.30 - 16.30

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The Waterfront Rooms





For all of us there will be some conversations, or some individuals, that we find it difficult to hold an honest conversation with.

It may be that we have to deliver an unwelcome or unexpected message; it may be that we are concerned about how the other person is going to react or it may be that our approach in life is to try and avoid any type of conflict or challenging discussions.

According to research completed by the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) the conversations that we find most tricky are about pay, a colleague’s inappropriate behaviour or giving someone feedback on poor performance.

They go on to say that 57% of us would do almost anything to avoid having a difficult conversation, 43% of senior managers admit to losing their temper and shouting and 40% have admitted to panicking and telling a lie.

All of which is not surprising when 80% of managers said that, whilst they face a difficult conversation once a month, they have had no formal training on how to tackle them.


At The Leadership School we have created a simple and effective approach to holding honest conversations that is based on Susan Scott’s work “Fierce Conversations – achieving success one conversation at a time”

The approach enables you to speak calmly and to clearly articulate your thoughts and feelings in a way that feels right and appropriate for you.

It is a practical and useful tool that you will be able to use in any type of conversation – at work and at home too!

Whats the investment?

Joining Holding Honest Conversation will cost £275.00 + VAT per person

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Come and join us for this one-day interactive, fun and practical workshop where we will

• Take a look at the structure of an honest conversation and how to prepare yourself for it.

• Explore how to look someone in the eye and provide them with honest, constructive feedback.

• Identify how you receive feedback that is given to you (and to seek it).

• Discuss different strategies for dealing with emotions when you are ‘in the moment’.

• Discuss how to set and maintain effective boundaries and clear expectations between yourself and others.

• Objectively review situations and consider whether we (or others) are making unhelpful assumptions or judgement.

Hear what past participants say…

Wendy was positive, professional, clear delivery, made the course interesting and where appropriate amusing!
— Sep 2019
Sharing experiences and understanding with others that are similar to your own experiences – not alone
— June 2019
Wendy you are fantastic! The session was super insightful and brilliant!
— Sep 2019

Want to run this type of a session in your organisation?

Contact us to arrange a no-obligation discussion