Dealing With Difficult Conversations

16 October 2018








There’s a very good chance we’ve all had to deal with a difficult, awkward or downright embarrassing conversation at some point! So what makes one conversation more difficult than another? Why do some of us squirm while others seem to be able to plough on regardless?

In this practical and interactive session, Ginette will unpack the elements of a difficult conversation and help us to understand what and how we can influence and change things for the better (and our own comfort!).

You will walk away with:

  • an understanding of the core elements of a difficult conversation
  • which of those elements specifically apply to you
  • how you can influence them before, during and after a conversation
  • how to approach, hold and walk away from a conversation feeling great about it – even if the subject matter is ‘tricky’

Ginette Tessier

After 22+ years of corporate life, Ginette set up her own freelance consulting, training and development business in 2014. As an internationally certified trainer of NLP, Master Coach and accredited psychometric profile provider, Ginette supplies management and business skills training to Dorset-based businesses (and beyond!).

Her main passion these days is training other freelance trainers how to deliver digitally and conquer online course creation. This involves helping them work out the best way to convert their face-to-face training into an e-learning environment and particularly how to get confident on camera to deliver training, webinars and live video.

Ginette’s personal values are: happy, fun, zest, purpose and money (the last being an enabler to the previous four). So you’re paying for a fun and zestful session with a clear purpose, designed to make you walk away happy ūüėČ !

Date:                           Tuesday 16 October, 6 for 6.30-8.30pm

Venue:                        Woodpecker Café, Queens Park Pavilion, Queen’s Park West Drive, Bournemouth BH8 9BY

Event Cost:                  £16 (includes drinks and light refreshments)

Parking:                       Plenty freely available next to venue (NB 2m height restriction for vehicles)

Doors open at 6pm for drinks and food before we start at 6.30pm.

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Cancellation/refunds: we completely understand how sometimes things come up at the last minute!  Although we will do our best to accommodate your inability to attend after booking/payment, we ask that you please let us know as soon as possible either by email or phone (we always provide a phone number in the joining instructions sent on the day).  However, please bear in mind that refunds can only be made if you cancel before the day of the event:
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Marie, Kelly and Ginette

The Aspiring Women Dorset Team