How It Works
Communication is important in any relationship, whether it be romantically or with friends, family, and co-workers. Join Marilyn in an engaging, welcoming environment as you learn mastery of key communication skills to create stronger and more meaningful relationships in your life. Engage through group sessions, private coaching, self-study and practice in your daily life, sharing in our private/secret Facebook group, and a 3-Day Live Event in Dallas that will elevate the new healthy habits you are personally working on.
Life and Skill Assessments
Assess your satisfaction in various areas of your life to help you identify your goals. Other assessments include Conversational Differences, Personality, Love Languages, and more.
Connecting and Responding
In any moment you are pushing people away or pulling them towards you. We’ll practice Intentional Connection and ways to respond to create deeper connections in love and work. Small daily steps can lead to big changes. This is one of the critical new practices and we begin with the first session so you have the entire course to practice.
Trust isn’t a feeling; it is a judgment (hopefully based on facts) that help us determine if we can count on someone to do what they say and say what they do. Self-observation helps us see if we are setting people and judging them unfairly or if we are causing them to distrust us!
Foundational Communication Skills
Practice critical skills (“Healthy Habits”) for successful communication that we will practice throughout the program include Self-Observation, Kindness/Compassion, Inquiry, Being Present, and Deliberate Practice as well as our unconscious habits that push love away (“Whopping Mistakes”).
Through feedback you have received from others and self-observation, you’ll begin to seeyou’re your emotional habits push people away and will learn strategies to observe and stop it so you can do something different.
Everyone talks about the benefits of gratitude but most of us do not focus on being grateful throughout our day. Giving up complaining and criticizing and finding the good in each moment changes our brain chemistry and allows us to be more creative and happier. What you practice grows stronger so you want to practice being grateful, for oxygen to breathe, for the breeze on your face, for a cup of tea that warms you, and for someone opening the door for you. Gratitude changes your brain chemistry; it’s not magic, it’s science!
Create the Communication Outcomes You Want in the Course
Clarify your goals for the course related to a key important relationship, create an initial plan for focus in your first private coaching session, and bring a skill from each session to elevate your interactions with them.
A major issue is when we are present to other’s differences and feel threatened about getting what we want. Although there are some commonalities based on gender, cultural and personality differences, Our expectations, fears, wounds from the past shape our experience life. In the end, we are all unique, one-of-a-kind. No one has had your exact life experiences up til today. new navigate this by practicing acceptance and respect in our communication while also honoring our own needs.
We cannot make others do what we want. When we are resentful, the negative emotion poisons us. When we forgive, we release the pain we have and can think more clearly about how to move forward. Forgiveness requires compassion for yourself and the other person.
Select a key relationship where one or both of you have a disconnection (such as frustration or resentment). You will create partnership with a Key Relationship, where you both can be heard, practicing the healthy habits you’re learning.
Requests vs Demands
We want something – how we ask for what we want can be a demand (“Do it or else?”) or a request that can engage the person to support us (partner, kids, colleagues, boss, everyone). We’ll discover the way to make a clear request that has the best chance of getting it done in a way that will work while being respectful.
Listen in a way that people feel heard. Acknowledge their pain. Listen with non-judgment. Connect with them in a way that shows you care. Just listen and in the silence, they can hear what they are saying and work it out for themselves.
What to expect…
The course title isn’t sexy but the work is powerful and there are simple instructions to implement each lesson. You’ll discover several areas where you can make a small shift and you will begin to try new ways of thinking, feeling, acting and speaking. By the end of this course, you will have integrated several new practices that will impact all your key relationships – your partner, children, family, friends, colleagues, and employees.
Here are the key aspects of this amazing course:
LIVE GROUP COACHING ONLINE
There are 6 weekly live group coaching sessions on-line (Zoom platform) for 90 minutes each plus.
A 3-DAY LIVE EVENT
At this training (approximately 20 hours of group and individual coaching) in Dallas, Texas, you will further integrate all your learning in the course, so the new practices become your new normal You do not want to miss it!
PRIVATE COACHING SESSIONS INCLUDED
You’ll have 3 individual coaching sessions with Marilyn so she can tailor her coaching to your individual needs.
You will have access to call recordings, slides, practices, and resources to begin observing and exploring your current communication habits and practicing the new ones.
PRIVATE, SECRET FACEBOOK COMMUNITY
You will be part of the course Facebook Group where you post your practice answers and insights, ask questions and get support. The more you participate, the more powerful your results!