We blend our own proprietary methods—Engaging with Difference®—with Personal Leadership (PL) for optimal learning and more viable outcomes.

Personal Leadership is a framework for better understanding ourselves in relationship with others. Engaging with Difference® is a framework for engaging with others through inquiry and exploration. Together, they give us the tools to generate constructive solutions to daily challenges with remarkable consistency and effectiveness.

This blended approach offers a highly effective set of skills for interacting with others, regardless of context. At work, it leads to more creative collaboration and teamwork, as well as to compelling and agile leadership. At home and with friends, it leads to more satisfying and nourishing relationships.

Our workshops and coaching reveal why we hit roadblocks in discussions and what we can do about them. Too often, when we disagree we either double down on making our point or we withdraw. Neither of these options truly gets us on the same page and fully committed to a shared understanding and common goals.

A common misconception about communication is that when a person shares information, every listener shares the same meaning or significance. This is a faulty assumption. In fact, what we hear is greatly influenced by our frame of reference and our experiences. Effective communication, in any setting, pivots on being able to explore, understand, and work with frames of reference—our own and those of others. It sounds simple in theory, but it is challenging to put into practice unless we have a template for developing these skills.

At SVK, we teach a bridging process that fosters understanding, engagement, and cohesive teamwork. The sessions strengthen skills for making interactions more effective and productive, which leads to creative problem-solving and viable outcomes. One-on-one coaching supports the learning. Most importantly, participants gain skills that elevate any interaction, conversation, or relationship.

What participants are saying:

“Great flow and organization of very complex concepts.”
“Excellent concepts; very helpful.”
“Wish it had been longer!”

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We can bring the workshop to you! We deliver the workshops anywhere, and we are happy to tailor it to your needs. Contact us for further details.

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"Emotions that seem to happen to you are actually made by you. Using past experience, your brain predicts and constructs your experience of the world."

Lisa Feldman Barrett
Neuroscientist, psychologist, author