12 Apr 2024

The Power of Courageous Conversations

Why do we avoid or delay those tough conversations?  You know those heart-pounding, nerve-wracking discussions that we procrastinate on.

Here’s the thing, avoiding those tough talks only prolong the inevitable and, in many cases, makes matters worse.  Dodging uncomfortable discussions like they’re fiery hoops to jump through takes a lot of energy.  The conversation you know you need to have doesn’t go away, it distracts you and takes up valuable mind space.

So, why should you stop delaying and start embracing those courageous conversations?  Here are a few thoughts:

  1. Clear the Air

You know that lingering tension you feel when there’s an elephant in the room? Courageous conversations are like the giant broom that sweeps it all away.

  1. Strengthen Relationships

Think about your closest relationships. Chances are, they’re built on a foundation of trust, honesty, and vulnerability.

  1. Prevent Resentment

Ever find yourself simmering with resentment because you didn’t speak up when something bothered you?

  1. Personal Growth

Each courageous conversation is an opportunity for growth and self-discovery.

  1. Change

Courageous conversations are a catalyst for positive change.



What I have experienced is that these conversations are often not as daunting as you think.  You can invest so much time into envisioning outcomes, and often blowing them out of proportion.  There is incredible power and liberation that comes from facing those difficult conversations head-on.  Stay open, curious and remember to be a good listener.


Wendy Ellery-Jones│Business Manager