Difficult conversations

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Have you had difficult conversations at work before? Have they gone well? Have they gone horribly? Being able to have a difficult conversation is part of the manager’s essential skills toolkit. We all have to face this challenge at least once in our life. For most of us, it isn’t something we can do on a whim. It can be uncomfortable and stress-inducing, but fortunately there are tools that can help us prepare so that our conversation is constructive and thoughtful. 

This workshop is a hands-on one in which participants will have the opportunity to discuss real-life scenarios and practice their own conversation skills.

During this workshop, we will:

  • Understand why it’s so tough to have difficult conversations
  • Learn about the role of emotions at play, and the reactions they can trigger
  • Discover a difficult conversation framework
  • Learn how the environment and our intentions can influence the conversation

After the workshop, you will have learned:

  • How different emotions can trigger different reactions
  • Tools and tips on how to gracefully approach and have a difficult conversation
Emma Guidarelli


Emma Guidarelli

I’m a people function builder based out of New York City. I support startups to thrive by establishing and stabilizing the HR structures and processes needed to grow value-aligned, productive, people-first cultures. 

As a seasoned people function builder, I understand how important supporting managers is. I’ve created a manager training specifically answering the needs of busy startups—it’s a series of foundational workshops that are bite-sized, dynamic, and immediately applicable. I’m an energetic facilitator and love to engage participants in discussions and activities that make the learning process interesting. 

I've supported phenomenal leaders across many startups and I'm eager to share some of the common strategies and tactics that have helped them thrive.

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