Introduction to Improving Team Communication - Module One: Free Course
Understanding the importance of brain chemistry and how applying that to conversations can make a big difference using as an example the three levels of convers
In this FREE module we will explore some of the basic information that has a direct impact on how we work together as humans. I will share several tools that you can apply immediately to your team conversations derived from brain science and neurobiology. These tools and brain chemistry are fundamental to all of the other modules.They form the foundation for making a conversational shift that will open up the space for innovation and creativity for you and the people you work with.
Tools you will receive:
- Moving from Cortisol to Oxytocin
- Conversation Dashboard
- Three Levels of Conversation
If you take the full five module course you will have the option of obtaining a certificate by doing additional work. The certificate program also comes with direct feedback and coaching from me.
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