I am fascinated by conversations and have been as far back as I can remember.
I think it began by listening to my father talking as I grew up. He wasn’t well educated in the academic sense of the word but knew so much about so many things and I learnt by listening to him.
He was a fantastic storyteller and with each tale, you felt like you were there in the conversation he was repeating. We used to listen to other people’s conversations as we were out in the town and talk to one another about what the rest of the story may be. I used to think I was nosey but now I have reframed that and realise I am professionally curious.
Over a period of time, I have studied the impacts of different conversations and how they can take us to a different place. Knowing the value of conversations led me to coaching and mentoring as an intervention to enable people to move forward with their lives in a more informed and positive way.
A structured conversation for me is so much more than just a chat over coffee but to the outside world that is all it may seem. To the people in the conversation, it shows insights to emotions feelings mind-sets barriers – a world that sits behind the spoken word.
My journey moves forward again now as we move into The Conversation Company – delivering all things conversational.