How to Have Courageous Conversations
December 12, 2022 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Have you ever avoided a tough conversation because you don’t like conflict? Congratulations, you are among friends. Most people don’t jump out of bed in the morning thinking, “I hope I get into some conflict today!” Yet, many leaders avoid tough conversations for multiple reasons, generally boiling down to fear. Fear of the person’s reaction, hurting feelings, being taken advantage of, or the desire to be liked can get in the way of productive and courageous communication. If you could release that fear and build your courage muscles, would you be willing to learn new skills and commit to taking new action? If yes, join Karen Butcher, communication coach and trainer, for this engaging 1.5-hour session on Courageous Conversations.
- Explore and experience the art of self-evaluation
- Discover the impact of ego on leadership effectiveness
- Recognize leadership rights and responsibilities
- Acknowledge the damage of gossip and venting
- Face fear and transition to courage
- Embrace curiosity, drop judgment, and remain neutral
- Commit to practicing tough conversations
- Identify tools and resources to inspire and sustain courageous conversations
Who Should Attend?
Everyone! Conflict is inevitable and we can all learn to be more effective in tough conversations.
Karen Butcher is a former teacher, Mary Kay Sales Director, and trainer whose career journey led her to leave the corporate world to train and coach women and men who want to elevate their leadership skills, lead productive teams, and achieve their goals. Karen is a Certified Bank Training Professional who earned her credential in 2016. She is a Senior Training Consultant for Interaction Training and travels the country facilitating bank supervisor training. Attendees appreciate her hands-on approach to offering tools to coach and lead teams.
In addition, Karen works with Leadership Kentucky as the program coordinator for BRIGHT Kentucky, a new program for young professionals in the 54 counties of the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Karen’s passion for people is evident and she knows what is required to become a leader who people want to follow. She believes it’s time for a new leadership philosophy where leaders hold themselves and their teams accountable and let go of outdated practices.