Crushing It with Challenging Workplace Conversations Workshop

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The most important communications training of your career!

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In this program, you'll learn tools and approaches you can apply immediately in the workplace to succeed in the most difficult challenging communication situations. Your enrollment includes a one-hour one-on-one coaching session with Art Petty to discuss how to apply the tools to your specific challenging communication situations.


Your work with executive coach and workplace communications expert Art Petty to learn and practice approaches for your most challenging workplace situations.


The one-on-one coaching session is focused on creating specific strategies for your challenging workplace communications situations.

Ongoing Support

As a program alum, you get evergreen access to executive and career coach (and program creator) Art Petty for ongoing guidance. Additionally, you retain evergreen access to the program's e-learning portal

Gain Confidence and Grow Your Skills

Challenging conversations offer a gateway to progress, problem-solving, and innovation, yet too many of us dodge or deflect these discussions, in part, because we've not been trained on the tools and approaches essential for navigating these important situations.

If you deal with people in any capacity–whether you're a manager, an executive, an educator, in the government sector or you're just starting out in your career, you can probably relate:

  • Maybe your days are filled with knife-cutting tension with a difficult boss or co-worker and you want to learn how to effectively deal with difficult people.
  • Maybe you want to increase your confidence and assert yourself when it comes to presenting to executives and getting your message across.
  • Maybe you want to “Stop Dreading Mondays” (and Sunday nights!) by learning to prioritize and engage in challenging conversations instead of letting them rent space in your mind.
  • Maybe you want to stop avoiding giving feedback that is needed to change things for the better.
  • Maybe you want to find a way to grow your influence and move forward (and upward) in your career!
  • You want to become a great communicator that is trusted and credible.

Everything important in your career takes place in one or more challenging conversations!

Gain the confidence to take-on and succeed in the challenging communication moments that count!

What We Will Cover and Bring to Life Together:

  • How to win the battle in your mind with an active reset process when you are under pressure in high-stakes communication situations.
  • How a simple diagram (carefully constructed) can be the difference-maker in preparing for and succeeding with planned, high-stakes communication situations.
  • How to get your team or organization on the same page for major change or strategic initiatives.
  • How to design feedback and coaching discussions that create great results.
  • How to deliver and manage challenging constructive feedback discussions and avoid the pitfalls too many managers trip over in these situations.
  • How to use positive-persuasion approaches to gain support and create value internally, even with individuals blocking or resisting your ideas.

This is an intensive program. You will immerse yourself in cases, role-plays, and receive feedback and suggestions for strengthening your approaches in real-time.

Additionally, the one-on-one coaching discussion is critical to ensuring the material is tailored to your unique working environment.

Once the program/coaching has concluded, you retain evergreen access to Art Petty for follow-on questions.

You'll go as far as you can communicate!

About the Program:

Ideal for:

  • Every professional regularly engaging in challenging workplace conversations.
  • Team and initiative leaders
  • Supervisors, managers, and directors
  • Administrators
  • Informal leaders (anyone who leads without authority)

Join for what will be a formative team development experience in your career.

Program Registration:

$397 per participant

Questions about the program or want pricing for a group? E-mail Art Petty at:

Sign-Up Today!

This powerful, practical communications program plus coaching will fill quickly.

Live-online working session, cohort support and spotlight coaching

One-on-one coaching

e-learning portal (evergreen)

Post-program evergreen access to Art for questions.

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