Tuesday, April 13, 2021
9:00 am – 12:45 pm   
Holding Steady -- Meeting Difficult Conversations with Powerful Tools
Sarah Noll Wilson
Your heart is racing, you're sweaty, you're shaky, and the words you want to say won't come out. We've all been there. Difficult conversations can trigger our body's stress reactions and make us feel powerless, but it doesn't have to be this way. Fueled by an understanding of the elements that make difficult conversations so difficult, we will explore the added challenges faced by women in the workplace. By the end of our time together, you will be armed with practical, powerful tools for holding steady and reclaiming your power in conversations.

Together we will explore:
  • Why some conversations are so difficult
  • How your brain responds to stress
  • The double bind and how social norms impact women at work
  • How to use specific tools to navigate conversations and hold steady when the heat is turned up