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Thursday, August 9 • 15:45 - 17:00
Wholehearted Conversations for Coaches and Other Humans (Alex Harms)

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Some conversations feel like a game of ping-pong. People take turns talking, but never really hear each other. “Agreements” are reached when there’s no real agreement. Or one person feels like they’re being used to further an agenda they don’t even understand.
These conversations (including meetings!) can end with frustration, lack of alignment, and people pulling in different directions. They can also feel pretty icky.
Wholehearted conversations, on the other hand, create connection, understanding, and real agreement. Participants work together to fulfill the purposes of the conversation, and when it’s over, no one is saying “what just happened?”
In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn three elements that set the stage for wholehearted conversations. You'll also learn--and practice--practical ways to have fewer conversations that go nowhere, and more of the kind that lead to better connection, more productive meetings and more effective collaboration.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Know 3 conditions for wholehearted conversation
  • Experience what happens when you replace judgment with curiosity
  • Practice empathetic listening for understanding
  • Understand what it means to "show up with your whole self" and how to do it
  • Gain more empathy for "difficult people"
  • Apply wholehearted conversations at work

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Alex Harms

Coach, Maitria
Alex Harms wants to make the world a little gentler for developers and tech teams. By teaching and coaching from a place of mindfulness and empathy, Alex helps disempower fear, strengthen communication and build connection, so that tech teams learn together and thrive.

Thursday August 9, 2018 15:45 - 17:00 PDT
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