The top complaint from business leaders is that valuable time and resources are lost trying to resolve misunderstandings, conflicts, and low productivity. If I’m right, you’re here because of similar challenges.
Similarly, the main complaint I hear from couples is that they don’t communicate well, and there is conflict and negativity that is hard to overcome.
Connection among people happens through conversations. Open dialogue engages the often-forgotten power of conversation to address challenges and transform relationships.
As a conversation strategist I can guarantee you that if you want to be more effective, have more influence, and have stronger connections, transformative conversations are your best and quickest way to remove obstacles, facilitate engagement, increase productivity, and allow for change.
The type of conversations we encourage are based on principles of dialogue. Dialogue comes from the Greek root dia meaning across or through, and logos which means word or study. The picture or image that this derivation suggests is a stream of meaning flowing among, through, and between us.
Whether you are looking to progress in your leadership journey, encourage more open dialogue in your organization or try to communicate better at home, Transformative Conversations® will give you the tools you need to safely navigate through the challenges of the 21st century.
Practical and timely articles by Dr. Ada Gonzalez
Every week Dr. Ada publishes an article of interest. There are many blogs already published. This is information freely shred for your growth and benefit. Take advantage of it!
You can make a difference through conversations.
Buy the Book!
The book Transformative Conversations is a superb resource to any leader, or coach, who is working to improve their leadership. What is special about this book is the way Dr. Ada weaves wisdom from many sources into a useful flow that informs the reader about not only why this is a valuable subject, it gives clear guidance on how to pull it off.
This book provides practical tools and guidance to transform your communications by helping you create deeper understanding and meaning. The text is full of effective illustrations, stories, examples, helpful exercises and even prescriptive guidance on specifically what to say to facilitate participation, collaboration, dialogue and handle certain difficult situations.
If you want to know how dialogue helps to balance the amount of listening and asserting occurring between people at work, and how to ignite engagement and commitment to accomplishing business priorities, this book provides instructions on both.
Buy the book Transformative Conversations for yourself. Buy multiple copies to distribute to your team and friends. Leave a review of the book on Amazon. Donate the book, especially to non-profit organizations to widen the conversation. Above all, join the conversation!
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Learning to take back control of my life by controlling the way I think and react has made a huge difference for me. I was looking at myself as a failure and feeling like one. My stress levels were getting out of control. I found myself getting angry easily, and blaming everybody and everything for the way I felt. By becoming crystal clear on what I needed to change and how to do it, and by feeling supported in the process, I can now smile again and feel empowered to be more successful in my work and in my life. –Peter
Who is Dr. Ada Gonzalez?
At Transformative Conversations Consulting we help people have important strategic conversations. Principal analyst, dialogue facilitator expert, and mediator Dr. Ada Gonzalez uses her exceptional interdisciplinary skills and experience to assist clients with complex, highly structured engagement, planning, conflict resolution and change efforts. Through the years, Dr. Ada has spent more than 200,000 hours facilitating complex and often conflictive conversations among teams, couples, and leaders. She helps organizations, business group and couples going through a relationship crisis to prevent lockdown and find the best positive outcome. She is an expert in developing respectful, honest and constructive approaches to address difficult issues.
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