16 episodes

Our mission is Thriving Companies, Great Leaders. Avoiding Tough Conversations as leaders keeps us stuck and small, and is horrendously expensive. Our teams and companies are less engaged, experiencing conflict, and sometimes even quitting. But having Tough Conversations with courage and skill can become the defining moments of our careers, our relationships, and our lives. And employees become happier, thriving contributors who want to stick around because they love their job. David Wood talks with thought leaders like Byron Katie and Jack Canfield, top CEOs, and even prison inmates, to help you identify your Tough-Conversations Waiting-to-Happen, and to have those conversations with confidence and skill. So instead of the conversations blowing up in your face, you will artfully transform them into landmark events that expand your life, business, career, team and company. Tough Conversations = Extraordinary Work Results + Life Results. “The gold lies just on the other side of those scary interactions.” More at http://playforreal.life Key topics: leadership training, team building, engagement, difficult conversations, crucial conversations, team coaching, corporate coaching, executive coaching, team training.

Tough Conversations with David Wood David Wood

    • Management

Our mission is Thriving Companies, Great Leaders. Avoiding Tough Conversations as leaders keeps us stuck and small, and is horrendously expensive. Our teams and companies are less engaged, experiencing conflict, and sometimes even quitting. But having Tough Conversations with courage and skill can become the defining moments of our careers, our relationships, and our lives. And employees become happier, thriving contributors who want to stick around because they love their job. David Wood talks with thought leaders like Byron Katie and Jack Canfield, top CEOs, and even prison inmates, to help you identify your Tough-Conversations Waiting-to-Happen, and to have those conversations with confidence and skill. So instead of the conversations blowing up in your face, you will artfully transform them into landmark events that expand your life, business, career, team and company. Tough Conversations = Extraordinary Work Results + Life Results. “The gold lies just on the other side of those scary interactions.” More at http://playforreal.life Key topics: leadership training, team building, engagement, difficult conversations, crucial conversations, team coaching, corporate coaching, executive coaching, team training.

    Triple Your Productivity in 5 Simple Steps

    Triple Your Productivity in 5 Simple Steps

    Follow the 5 simple steps in this video to TRIPLE your productivity, avoid distraction, be laser focused, and feel more peace and integrity. Plus – you’ll get those awesome life and business results you’re after!

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    • 31 min
    People Just Aren’t Talking to Each Other! - with Jason Gore

    People Just Aren’t Talking to Each Other! - with Jason Gore

    Our mission is Thriving Companies, Great Leaders. Avoiding Tough Conversations as leaders keeps us stuck and small, and is horrendously expensive. Our teams and companies are less engaged, experiencing conflict, and sometimes even quitting. But having Tough Conversations with courage and skill can become the defining moments of our careers, our relationships, and our lives. And employees become happier, thriving contributors who want to stick around because they love their job. David Wood talks with thought leaders like Byron Katie and Jack Canfield, top CEOs, and even prison inmates, to help you identify your Tough-Conversations Waiting-to-Happen, and to have those conversations with confidence and skill. So instead of the conversations blowing up in your face, you will artfully transform them into landmark events that expand your life, business, career, team and company. Tough Conversations = Extraordinary Work Results + Life Results. “The gold lies just on the other side of those scary interactions.” More at http://playforreal.life Key topics: leadership training, team building, engagement, difficult conversations, crucial conversations, team coaching, corporate coaching, executive coaching, team training.

    • 35 min
    Jay Abraham: Tough Conversations for Executives & Entrepreneurs with David Wood

    Jay Abraham: Tough Conversations for Executives & Entrepreneurs with David Wood

    Jay Abraham is the highest paid marketing expert in the US. He interviews me in this episode on tough conversations for executives and entrepreneurs. 

    • 31 min
    Live Role Play: Bill's Marriage is on the Line

    Live Role Play: Bill's Marriage is on the Line

    Bill's marriage may need to end, if he doesn't get something BIG from his partner. This is a live role play from our free weekly zoom call, where subscribers get free coaching on their tough conversations.

    • 21 min
    How to create YOUR Heaven on Earth right here, right now with Martin Rutte

    How to create YOUR Heaven on Earth right here, right now with Martin Rutte

    Martine Rutte has changed the game. By following his conviction that heaven can be experienced right where we are in the here and now, he’s managed to play for real almost by default. It’s a great perspective, and one that lines up with my secret mission to get everyone to live a life they enjoy.

    • 14 min
    How I Escaped Amish-ism at Night, Aged 15 - with Torah Bontrager

    How I Escaped Amish-ism at Night, Aged 15 - with Torah Bontrager

    In this episode, Torah Bontrager tells the amazing story of her escape from Amish-ism in the middle of the night at age 15! 

    We learn:
    – The classic children’s story that inspired her to escape
    – The difficult decision she had to make from the very beginning
    – What happened when she put a gun to her head, aged 11
    – How many attempts it took to get out
    – Her help from the outside world
    – Being blindsided by betrayal, and …
    – How she’s now challenging the supreme court!

    • 15 min

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