Tom Esch is keynote speaker at Ijona Skills and has been involved in courageous conversations since 1969 when a whiffle ball game ended badly. Since then he has become a specialist in challenging situations and has inspired more than 20,000 people around the world with his messages. Tom has two master's degrees, one from the University of Notre Dame in S. Bend, Indiana and the other in Conflict Resolution from the Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon and the other. He currently is President of Esch Consulting, LLC, a business that helps people prevent and manage conflict.
We all have challenges, at times, when attempting to collaborate with others. And we all need help from time to time having that courageous conversation with our co-worker, direct report or our boss. Much as we hate to admit it, we know that conflict is an inevitable part of our work lives. So instead of getting out the broom and lifting the carpet, why not learn how to navigate differences productively, embrace it as just another part of life?
We need both our inner-awareness and outer communication skills, especially when we are triggered. Come and learn the hard science behind the soft skills needed for leaders like you.
Why should you attend?
You will gain some brand-new awareness and tools to work with the conflicts you are having right now.
Areas Covered in the Session:
- Transform your current inner attitude towards courageous conversations & learn what is required to make them productive
- How to prevent interpersonal conflict and thus avoid ever having to have a courageous conversation
- Use your power more constructively during disturbing moments
- How to create safety when communication feels dangerous
Who can Benefit:
Anyone who manages others, or leads projects where you need to collaborate. Anyone who is feeling upset, unhappy or frustrated with the performance or attitude of a co-worker, direct report or boss.