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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

11: Interview by Chris Wong with Mikel Wisler, an award-winning filmmaker and author

Season #1

In this week's episode, we interview Mikel Wisler, an award-winning filmmaker and author.  He is a big fan of science fiction and helping others find meaning through stories (in all forms).  In this episode, we talk...
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10: Roleplay: How (not) to speak to someone about breaching your trust

Season #1

Podcast Summary: In this rolepay episode of our podcast, we delve into the delicate matter of emotional boundaries and trust within personal and professional relationships. We roleplayed a situation in which Chris...
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9: How to ask good questions (Strategy)

Season #1

Are questions really that important?     Yes!     In fact, asking good questions may be the single best tool you have to get unstuck in hard conversations.  But good, powerful questions are easier said than done.  In...
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8: How to use your story to empower others: Interview by Chris Wong with Special Guest Heidi Lee

Season #1

How to use your story to empower others In this week’s podcast episode, we interview a very dear friend, Heidi Lee. Chris has been friends with her for many years, and Heidi has worked for years in the Boston area as...
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7: Roleplay: How (not) to have a cross-department collaboration

Season #1

  Show Notes for the Podcast Episode: Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to collaborate on a project with someone outside your department or team?  It can be either a mutually enjoyable experience or...
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6: How to deal with someone who gets defensive or angry

Season #1

In this week’s podcast, Chris answers the age-old question: “How do I deal with a person that gets defensive or gets emotional or angry?” The good news – there are simple, proven techniques that can help in the...
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5: Interview by Chris Wong with Special Guest Tiffany Teng

Season #1

Episode Overview: Have you ever found yourself avoiding tough conversations, whether at work or in personal relationships? Do you want to know how cultural and familial backgrounds shape the way we handle conflicts?...
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4: Roleplay: How (not) to give a constructive feedback (From manager to a team member)

Season #1

Show Notes: How (not) to give constructive feedback.  Are you struggling with giving negative feedback to your team members? Join us for this roleplay episode, and take it as an opportunity to review or learn some...
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3: What makes difficult conversations so difficult

Season #1

Why are difficult conversations so difficult? In this episode, Chris walks through just what exactly makes difficult conversations so difficult.  Because knowing what makes them difficult can help us put in the right...
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2: His Story & Her Story - Why Do They Care About Difficult Conversations So Much?

Season #1

Why do Lucie and Chris care about difficult conversations so much? In this episode, Lucie and Chris each share about why they care about this topic and what it’s meant for them to become more comfortable with...
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1: How to handle hard family conversations during the holidays

Season #1

How to handle stressful conversations with family during the holidays? In this special holiday episode, we delve into the art of navigating challenging conversations at the Thanksgiving table. Through roleplaying...
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Welcome to the Podcast!

Do you love having difficult conversations? Chances are not so much!? Maybe you even hate having them? We get it! We didn't love them either! But we decided to get better at them, and now we help our clients gain...
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