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effective conversations

Using Self, Other & Context to Cultivate Awareness

Do you ever put time and effort into preparing for a conversation only to find that the conversation ends with more misunderstanding and frustration than before it began? Perhaps you wanted to gain alignment on a goal at work, perhaps you wanted to open up to a loved one, or wanted to discuss a conflict.


You had a plan, knew what you were going to say, and how you would respond. But in the conversation, that fell apart, and it ended in frustration.

Imagine that even when conversations don't go as planned, things can still wind up better in the end.

In any conversation, we can more effectively achieve a positive outcome for everyone involved by paying attention to our relationship with Self, Other, and Context. This holds no matter what the content of the conversation may be.


This FREE one-hour interactive remote workshop will present a method for paying attention to, assessing our relationship with, and creating choices around these three aspects of relating.

First developed by Virginia Satir, a pioneer in human systems thinking in the 20th century, a framework for this awareness has help thousands realize more connection and shared understanding in their work, community, family, and intimate relationships.


It starts with series of questions: In this moment, am I connected to myself? Am I connected to the other(s) with whom I am engaging? Am I connected to the context of what is happening between / among us?

the workshop

This is a FREE one-hour interactive workshop, explaining basic principles which can be used immediately. 


Click below to find future sessions and learn a set of tools that can help you find more positive outcomes in your conversations.

Since every person, organization, and situation is unique, I'd be happy to discuss your needs and how I can help.


Ilyas, Founder & CTO

Josh's guidance has been nothing short of transformative. He helped me overcome the challenges I faced and provided me with a solid foundation for personal and professional growth.


Will, Head of Infrastructure

I can directly tie an increase in my ability to learn and grow to training with Josh. As a result I am better able to lead teams and technical efforts to successful outcomes.


An engineer by training, I was first introduced to human systems as a field of study and the work of Virginia Satir in 2000. That year I attended a Satir-based Family Reconstruction workshop conducted by Steven Young, one of Satir's formal students before she died in 1988. Since then, I have attended or facilitated over 400 days of personal growth, career development, and leadership trainings around the world. I am a leadership coach, and hold a Bachelors in Physics and a Masters in Organizational Leadership. I am an Agile Leadership Journey Guide and have studied extensively with Crafted Leadership. I am always excited to share the tools of discovery that I have used to help others, and myself.

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