07 Mar It Feels Weird – Like an Ill-fitting Suit
Welcome to the first of what I anticipate will be many blogs and or vlogs on the various subjects of communication, relationships, conflict resolution, confidence, credibility, leadership, and dealing with unhelpful emotions within ourselves and others. All of these topics can come under the all-embracing title of Emotional Judo®, my recently published book.
Whether it be in your personal or professional life, it is my mission to provide you with material that will be helpful and practical in improving your interactions with others. If you’re a leader, a person who serves others, or just want to improves the quality of relationships, I am here to help.
After eleven years with the same organization, as a corporate trainer and cultural/narrative psychologist, I have struck out on my own to share my knowledge as an author, speaker, facilitator, and coach. Although I have been in private practice before, it feels weird – a bit like an ill-fitting suit. I’m not battling peak hour each morning and instead, I’m staring at a blank section under the heading “Blog” on my website after having written over fifty blogs for my former employer.
But you have to start somewhere.
The first of my books is now up on Amazon Emotional Judo®: Communications Skills to Handle Difficult Conversations and Boost Emotional Intelligence.
Find out if you are guilty of the seven sneaky tricks that people use in difficult conversations when stakes are high. Learn what to do about them if others do them to you.
Emotional Judo® provides 10 easily actionable and memorable communication tools to help you out when discussions are important or get heated. They are transferrable between personal and workplace relationships.
The tools help those who fear conflict and lack confidence to speak up, set their boundaries and address issues. They also help short-tempered or insensitive people to gain more empathy, tolerance, and control.
My major concern is that I can’t get my ideas out quick enough to be of value to you, the reader.
It’s my intention to write a blog post twice a month, but for the first little while, just to make the site more useful, I’ll endeavor to write two per week.