Wednesday, 26 February 2014 18:28

Straight Talk: conversations that get results

If you are unable to handle conversations about sensitive topics, with difficult people, in circumstances where the stakes are high, it is likely that your career and the quality of your relationships are suffering.

Straight Talk is a one and half day skills development process in which people at all levels learn to handle the conversations that can make or break careers and personal relationships: confronting inappropriate behaviour, handling disagreement and conflict, managing sensitive topics and emotional people, speaking up to a superior and negotiating personal boundaries.

Each workshop includes:

  • generic principles for handling conversations in which the stakes are high
  • guidelines, tools and tips for planning and managing conversations, with practical examples and practice opportunities at each step
  • an influence model for ensuring behaviour change, to use with the Straight Talk behaviours
  • template for planning conversations: email feedback is given on as many conversations as participants wish to submit after training
  • 20 minutes of Skype coaching for each participant after training. 


The workshop fee of R28 500 plus VAT includes:

  • One and a half day workshop for up to 16 people
  • Straight Talk book for each participant
  • E-mail feedback on personal conversations for up to 8 weeks after training
  • One 20 minute Skype coaching session per participant up to 8 weeks after training
  • Subscription to monthly e-mailed Straight Talk Tips


"Maureen is an excellent facilitator and speaks from the heart; thought provoking and knowledgeable; uses great practical examples." Regional Manager, Insurance services

"Straight Talk can benefit everyone who has people reporting to them, especially in managing performance and coaching." HR Manager, Financial Services

Contact Maureen on 082 601 2807 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a workshop or for more information.

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