Jenna Buffaloe, J.D., M.A.
Harvard-trained lawyer, 18 years experience as Leadership Coach.
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These are all the things that are possible when you learn to have hard conversations that are both honest (from your perspective) and also genuinely caring of the person you are speaking to. Relying on the Lao Tzu principal that, “The best way to do is to be," the first half of the workshop focuses on shifting essential mindsets before mapping out the speaking and listening required for better conversations, better relationships, and better results at work and beyond. The end-result is a step-by-step system for how to untangle one’s thinking, speak up, and listen to understand.
Anyone who wants to suffer less and feel more freedom around difficult situations and conversations
Anyone who finds themselves ruminating or worrying about things they are thinking but don't know how to say
Anyone who has no problem speaking their mind, but often gets feedback that they can be too blunt or even harsh
The Courageous Communicator
Speaker, Workshop Leader and Executive Coach
I began my career as a lawyer and later went back to school to study Jungian psychology. In 2005, I entered the field of executive coaching and leadership development.
My passion is teaching people how to have hard conversations in ways that make relationships stronger. I believe this is the foundation for organizational success as well as individual thriving. My mission is to change the belief that this should be obvious or intuitive. The bad news is that it usually isn't. The good news is that - like math or coding skills or anything else - it can be taught. And learning this skill is often a game changer, both personally and professionally.
I've worked with many clients in the U.S. and internationally, including LinkedIn, Stripe, Google, Headspace, and OpenAI. I have a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University, a J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School, and a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
If you want to read more, you can find the Unofficial Bio here: https://www.jennabuffaloe.com/about/
Come Back to Center First
Noticing when you're in a reactive state and committing to doing nothing until you have come back to center. That thing you feel compelled to do? Don’t do that thing!
Find Your Deeper Truth
Reflecting deeply on how you feel and what you really care about.
Remember You Are Powerful
Shifting the focus from outer circumstances to what you want and what you can do about it. Turning all complaints into requests.
Be More Curious
Rigorously separating facts from inferences. Becoming more curious about how others legitimately see things differently.
Make it Meaningful
Turning meaningless stuffing into a meaningful trial or initiation by making every challenging conversation a chance to demonstrate who you are at your best.
Facts, feelings, opinion, deeper truth, suggestion. Expressing yourself with honesty and care, both.
Listen to Understand
Silence, inquire, summarize, validate, pause. Listening to understand, not to convince.
Developing obsessive clarity around who is going to do what by when. Managing breakdowns with integrity.
10:00am - 11:30pm PST
10:00am - 11:00am PST
Optional Meet & Greet
10:00am - 11:00am PST
10am - 11am PST
Optional 6 wk follow up
Active hands-on learning
This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects
Interactive and project-based
You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams
Learn with a cohort of peers
Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you
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