Navigating Difficult Conversations

8 Session Personalized Path

Whether it's politics with your parents, feedback in the field, or overcoming office obstacles, Navigating Difficult Conversations will prepare you to handle challenging communication in and out of the workplace.


Taught by CoAct Founder Kelly C. Weiley and modeled on her course at the University of Minnesota from 2014 to 2016, this in-depth program gives you the skills and strategies you need to make tough discussions easier and more productive.

Frequently asked questions

What will I gain by participating in this coaching series?

Participants will: - Learn skills to effectively engage in difficult conversations - Explore strategies for working through conflict - Practice tools that facilitate personal and professional insight - Receive personal coaching to guide learning and the application of skills and tools

Where and when does the coaching take place?

Coaching sessions are conducted virtually – you can participate from the comfort of your own home, office, or location of your choosing! Better yet, you can schedule sessions that work best for you and your availability. Choose from a weekly, bi-monthly or monthly option to move through the program.

How much time/effort/energy per session is recommended to facilitate meaningful change?

Participants will have a mix of reading, application activities, and reflection exercises to complete. Approximately 2.5 hours per session timeframe (60-minutes of virtual one-on-one coaching and 90-minutes outside of sessions for reading and activities) is recommended to facilitate meaningful progress throughout the process.

Why is the program 8 sessions (as opposed to a few sessions)?

This program teaches theory, skills, and strategies that help to make difficult conversations easier and more productive. Skill building and behavior change take time. Throughout the program, participants will be asked to practice what they are learning and receive coaching tailored to what they are experiencing as they try on these concepts and skills.

What is the fee for the progam and what does it include?

Please contact us for pricing options. Participants will receive the book Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, 8 virtual coaching sessions @ 60 minutes each including personalized feedback for reflections, and individualized feedback for skill building.

Do you offer CEU’s or CLE’s for this training program?

Different sectors, organizations, and institutions have differing requirements for Continuing Education Credits. Because of this, we are happy to work with you to get you the information you need to submit the program for approval from your institution.