Using Emotional Intelligence Skills to Survive and Thrive During Tough Conversations.
Prepare yourself to face difficult conversations with courage and confidence. Discover best practices in preparation and delivery of challenging content.
Explore how basic Emotional Intelligence concepts of self-awareness, empathy, triggers, and hijacking can help or hinder us during emotional conversations.
Recognize the many benefits of not avoiding, but instead “leaning into” challenging conversations.
Understand and practice a proven 3-part method for conducting difficult conversations to produce good outcomes.
Explore different delivery habits that help and hinder communication including observation vs. evaluation, and owning vs. projecting a message.
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Laura Lewis-Barr specializes in helping executives and staff communicate their ideas with humor, vitality, and presence. An award-winning writer, Laura is practiced in the art of storytelling and often coaches on perfecting stories to inspire, motivate, and persuade others.
Laura’s other specialty is emotional intelligence. Her recent publication, Improving Communication at Work – 52 Tips, Techniques, and Tools to Build Emotional Intelligence – A Card Deck for Workers, Managers, and Teams comes from her many years of coaching adults in emotional intelligence and the practical uses of positive psychology.
Laura began graduate studies in Counseling Psychology but eventually returned to the theatre and earned a Masters Degree in Performing Arts. Laura continues to study depth psychology, facilitation, and process work.
With a passion for learning, Laura brings a wide range of talents into her presentations. Her previous roles (as an actress, theatre director, and award-winning playwright), bring vitality and play into her presentations.
When not training, Laura writes plays, screenplays, and sometimes directs movies, plays, or retreat events. Her film "Cloistered Honey" was an official selection three film festivals and is now available through Amazon videos. Laura's plays are published and distributed through YouthPlays and Heartland Plays.
Laura, her husband Rick, and their sweet terrier Reggie, live in the Chicago suburbs. They all love camping, hiking, gardening, and going to outdoor concerts. When indoors, Laura’s voracious reading habit keeps her current on emerging brain science, new research in psychology, futurist thought, and new training methodologies.