Our faculty have applied these skills under pressure at crucial moments in their careers - including preparation for Olympic competition.
Managing challenging conversations from a distance.
Confront your fear of confronting with a clear map that shows how to communicate respect and caring remotely, without compromising on the need for change.
Our partnerships with premier business schools including the Smith School of Business at Queen's University and UNC Kenan-Flagler have been delivering leadership programs to executives for more than 20 years.
With interactive exercises, self-assessments, breakout sessions, action planning and instructor-led training, this program brings classroom-quality learning to to participants - wherever they may be.
A practical map for confronting
Our practical, 4-step map for challenging conversations is rooted in our 25 years of experience helping elite athletes manage emotions under intense pressure. Participants explore methods of preparing to confront, learn an effective format for an opening statement, practice managing reactivity and discuss how to close the conversation with accountability built-in.
Participants have the opportunity to:
Meet the facilitators
A corporate lawyer who became an elite swim coach before pursuing a degree in Sport Psychology - Garry is a true renaissance man. Learn more
Karyn is an Olympic figure skater with a Master's Degree in psychology and adult education - and boundless enthusiasm. Learn more
Peggy Baumgartner's work includes training Olympic athletes for competition and training executives at the Smith School of Business at Queen's University. Learn more
Upcoming public program
Having difficult conversations from a distance
Explore the principles of effective feedback and productive confronting, and learn a set of skills that you can use to have challenging conversations remotely in a way that minimizes defensiveness and delivers positive results. Delivered in partnership with the Smith School of Business at Queen's University.
Nov 30, 2020 — Register