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The Art and Science of Difficult Conversations

The Art and Science of Difficult Conversations

Hosted by: Chris Wong & Lucie Tesarova

Welcome to "The Art and Science of Difficult Conversations," the podcast that takes you on a transformative journey through the world of interpersonal communication. Join us as we explore the delicate dance of...

Episodes

32: Special Compilation Episode: Most Popular Interviews

Season #1

Today, we're doing something a little different. Over the past few months, we've had some amazing guests share their wisdom, personal stories, and strategies for navigating tough conversations. As we reach a new...
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31: Compillation Episode - Strategies for Difficult Conversations

Season #1

Join us for the Season 1 Compilation Episode, focusing on several strategies that can make your difficult conversations better and more effective.  Do you have feedback? Tips what we could do in season two? Please let...
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30: Wrapping Up Season One: Reflections and Future Plans

Season #1

Join us for the final episode of season one of our podcast! Thank you for joining us on this journey, for all your comments and support, and for your curiosity and commitment to improving your conversations - be it in...
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29 How Authenticity Can Give You Courage to Speak Up

Season #1

In this episode, we sit down with Aries Yeo, a former banking executive turned leadership coach, to discuss how her cultural background and upbringing make it often difficult for her to speak up. She provides insights...
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28: How to Ask Your Partner to Keep the Place Clean (Roleplay)

Season #1

Join us this week to explore how to talk with your partner (spouse) about household chores and responsibilities. In this episode, Chris Wong and Lucie Tesarova role-play a couple: one is a bit messier, and the other...
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27: How to Validate Others to Make your Communication More Effective & Relationships Stronger

Season #1

Summary: In this episode, Lucie explores the transformative power of validation in communication. Learn how validation can break the cycle of miscommunication, reduce conflicts, and foster deeper connections in both...
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26: Don't have difficult conversations unless you do this - Interview with Relationship Coach Tahi Matejko

Season #1

In this episode of the Art and Science of Difficult Conversations, we have a special guest, a performance and relationship coach, Tahi Matejko. In this interview episode with Lucie Tesarova, Tahi is sharing not only...
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25: How to deal with a guilt-tripping friend (Roleplay)

Season #1

🎙️ Navigating Difficult Conversations: Setting Boundaries with Empathy 🎙️ In our latest podcast episode, Lucie and Chris dove deep into a scenario many of us can relate to – setting boundaries with a friend who tends...
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24: On Guilt-Tripping and How to Deal With It

Season #1

In this episode of the "Art and Science of Difficult Conversations" podcast, we tackle the challenging topic of setting boundaries around guilt-tripping. Lucie delves into identifying guilt-tripping behaviors,...
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23: Talking about body image - Interview with Laura Conley

Season #1

How do we have conversations about body image? Especially in a culture where a high premium is placed on how we look and how much we weigh, it’s hard to find confidence in our own bodies. Today, Lucie and Chris...
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22: How to Deal with Staff Member Pushing Back on Delegation (Roleplay)

Season #1

Episode Overview: In this role-play episode, Lucie and Chris delve into a common workplace challenge: managing delegation effectively, especially when team members resist added responsibilities. They simulate a...
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21: Strategy - What NOT to say, part 2

Season #1

Even more things NOT to say in hard conversations In this strategy episode, Chris walks through 12 instinctual communication habits that almost all of us use without realizing it. And most of the time, it’s not a big...
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