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Welcome to HEN - Transforming Conflict for our Health, Environment, Negotiation

HEN is published each month by Julia Menard:
Helping the Workplace Engage - One Tough Conversation at a Time!  juliamenard.com

HEN arrives at the full moon - 
because light transforms darkness.   

Full Moon: July 22, 2013 - Year 11, Issue 7
 
Table of Contents:

Savouring A Few Summer Days

“Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world.” 
… Ada Louise Huxtable

Traditionally, the summer issues of HEN are my time to replenish - where content is slim and rest time is large.

This summer, I will be working for most of it. I have a great opportunity to teach a summer course on conflict in organizational settings at a local University – so I am excited and grateful. 

At the same time, summer for me is often a time to go at a slower pace. So this summer I will experiment with finding the replenishment of summer in smaller pockets. 

As may be the case for some of you. A Saturday when friends and kids head out for a hike and an afternoon wandering around shops. Setting out for a 24-hour camping trip – sleeping on the beach and drinking fresh waterfall water. Taking just one day to hang out at a weekend music festival. 

This summer will be a study in living larger in small spaces.

These smaller moments are meant to fuel a general state of reflection that I love about summer. As Sam Keen has said, where “Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” 

Enjoy your summer!


Free Report

This summer, I asked HEN readers to respond to a few questions about where they struggled in tough conversations, what outcome they wanted, and what burning questions they had.

In the course of doing these interviews, one person said they’d love to have two or three things that could help them immediately with a tough conversation.

In response - and as a thank you – I’ve created a free report containing some of my best tips arising as a result of people’s burning questions! 

If you’d like a copy, simply click here.

Feel free to pass this along to your friends as well! 

Happy summer reading!


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Julia Menard, B.A., Cert. Con. Res., P.C.C.
Leadership & Conflict Coaching, Mediating, & Training

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"Reflect upon your present blessings - of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
 … Charles Dickens

I love to inject more collaboration into the workplace! If you think I might be able to help you realize that vision - please contact me. Tell me what you need and let's see how I can best assist you!

Learn How to
Make Your Tough Conversations Great!


Available in the following formats:

1. Individualized Tele-Coaching:


 
Some of my favourite clients are managers and other people-oriented leaders who value relationships highly and have figured out if they put attention into their relationships, they will get big dividends out!
 
In fact, managers spend 25 percent to 40 percent of their time attempting to resolve conflict (Washington Business Journal) - yet most leaders receive minimal - or no - training on how to resolve conflicts collaboratively.
 
If you'd like to enrich some of your relationships at work - whether with peers, clients, or your own boss, consider coaching.  I would love to support you in strengthening your key relationships at work.

If you would like to set up a time to talk about your needs in this area, just email me with "Coaching" in the subject line.

2. E-Course: 
10 week self-study course with Facebook Group Community
COST: $95 (+HST)




This self-study e-course is delivered directly to your inbox every week for 10 weeks.
 
For more details, click here.

 
To get going on this course, just email me and ask, or register online.

3. Local Workshops in Victoria on Tough Conversations: 

Available for organizations and individuals in Victoria, BC

  • Does conflict make you break out in a sweat?
  • When it doesn’t go well, can you feel a tension so thick you can cut it with a knife?
Most people loathe conflict.  I know - I used to be one of them!

But, through years of practice, and study, and working in the field as a professional mediator, trainer and conflict coach – I’ve seen the power in conflict – both to damage and enhance relationship.
 
It’s all in how you approach it!

I pride myself on creating a learning experience that is relaxed, safe, and relevant. Whether it's sharing self-management tips, discussing hot button issues or describing how to bring up a tough topic, there's no shortage of conversation topics.
 
Most importantly, this workshop offers a practical model for how to start and sustain a collaborative conversation. It incorporates interpersonal communication concepts from Interest-based Negotiation, Non-Violent Communication, and Clear Leadership.

Topics include:

  • Getting Out of Your Own Way
  • Separating Fact from Fiction
  • Linking Feelings to Needs

Stay Cool - Through Conflict!

E-course
Audio recordings, e-book, and audio tools with Julia Menard & Judy Zehr

COST:  $149 (+applicable tax)

We're offering Stay Cool - Through Conflict as an e-course, with a full course e-book and recorded sessions. We use concepts from stress science to give you the tools you need to hang onto yourself in the face of conflict. 
 
Click here to find out more and to register.


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