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Mindful Impact with Justin Francisco

Helping put you on the path to a deeper connection with yourself and your family. 

Mar 9, 2020

David Wood is an international coach and speaker who teaches executives and entrepreneurs how to have challenging conversations and develop powerful communication skills that enrich their businesses and their lives. He also works with prison inmates to improve their ability to relate to others and build deep human connections. David encourages all of us to have the courage to speak up, express our opinions and take control of our lives.

In this episode, Justin talks to David Wood about:

  • [12.03] Having those difficult conversations. David explains how he addressed problematic issues in his past by creating lists of things he had left unsaid and finally finding the courage to say them.
  • [22.17] Speaking his truth. David’s experience of speaking his mind and seeking clarity and resolution to a point of conflict.
  • [30.18] Seeing things from someone else’s point of view. The importance of respecting the other person’s opinion and working towards a shared reality which satisfies both sides.
  • [35.37] The four steps for a successful conversation. David summarizes the key elements of effective communication.
  • [54.06] Emotional aikido. David’s techniques for learning to deal with criticism include taking time to reflect and consider the value of the comments rather than reacting defensively and with anger.

Get the free Tough Conversation Blueprint at play for, where you can find out if you qualify for a free discovery coaching session and listen to David’s Tough Conversations podcast.

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