Empowering people to make strengthening choices

Rebuilding Trust by Managing My Anxiety

Rebuilding Trust by Managing My Anxiety

I recently wrote about a key moment in which I had to make a decision about how to handle a Saturday evening. The choices I made were relatively small in the grand scheme of things but allowed me to experience an enjoyable evening with my wife that could easily have been otherwise. Although small, such […]

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Letting Go of Shame by Reframing My Story

Letting Go of Shame by Reframing My Story

I recall a personal experience from when I was a boy. I was about 14 years of age. A group of us were playing basketball in the backyard of our neighbors. Jeff, the neighbor boy, got really mad about something and ran into his house. The game broke up and I walked over to our […]

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Managing Anger: A Misunderstood Emotion

Managing Anger: A Misunderstood Emotion

I’ve written quite a bit, recently and in the past, about managing our negative emotions. Learning to do so is a big part of finding peace, growing in emotional intelligence and creating more enriching relationships. Today, I want to help you understand anger, particularly the positive aspects of anger and why it’s an essential emotion […]

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A Soft Answer

A Soft Answer

I want to suggest that there is power in a soft answer. By soft answer I mean a soft response to some sort of provocation, or at least what feels to you like a provocation. I don’t mean, necessarily, that someone is deliberately inciting or goading you into reacting. Although it may mean that, I’m […]

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Prioritizing Self-Care

Prioritizing Self-Care

Finding balance between exertion and relaxation, work and play, is good for your health. And the good news is that there are lots of ways to bring balance and more self-care into your life if you make it a priority.

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Managing Anxiety: My Personal Story of Coping With Stress

Managing Anxiety: My Personal Story of Coping With Stress

People are experiencing higher levels of anxiety, in our society today, than ever before. So I want to offer you a powerful process for managing anxiety by sharing a personal story from early in my career. A Daunting Request I had just graduated from the University of Minnesota with my Ph.D. in counseling psychology and […]

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Want to Feel Better? Face Your Negative Feelings

Want to Feel Better? Face Your Negative Feelings

We want to run from our negative feelings and yet by facing them, we grow in resilience and emotional intelligence.

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Small and Simple Decisions that Make a Big Difference

Small and Simple Decisions that Make a Big Difference

It is a Saturday evening around 5:30 and I’m facing a decision. It’s not a life-changing decision but rather a little decision about how I’ll handle the evening. Relatively minor, in the big scheme of things, but one which has consequences. I feel pretty lousy. Although normally healthy, I’ve been assaulted by cold and flu-like […]

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What My Customers and Students are Saying

“The instructor is very informative, interesting and he gives you reasons up front why you need to take this course and the benefits of why it is important. I urge others to really consider taking this course, as it is full of tips about why the skill of listening is so important and how to improve your own listening skills to improve the relationships around you.”

Holly A. Kline

“A fantastic course for everyone at any stage of life. This subject is rarely given the attention it needs; at least in my life, I assumed because I could hear I was able to listen. So many wasted interactions. The commitment is small. The material is well put together, and Roger does a fantastic job in delivering it. The exercises and examples really help with understanding and taking the steps you need to put this material into practice. So much of your success in life, both personally and professionally, will depend on how well you master this skill.”

Dimiter Pecev

“This is an Excellent course on Listening! I started applying what I have learned from this course and noticed the amazing benefits both my personal and professional life. I highly recommend this course to everyone!”

Jo Missi

“The course was profound and easy to understand. I am excited to apply the learnings at home and in my sales career.”

James Carlo Seva

“I loved this course and my listening skills have definitely improved. Thank you.”

Anastasia Jacobs

“Loved this course, thank you! Really learnt a lot and am enjoying putting these valuable skills into practice. Great course!”

Lisa Sherriff

Very interesting course! Makes you think and become more aware of how you listen… or don’t listen… I particularly enjoyed all of the examples which help you really understand how to put into practice deep listening. I will treasure what I have learned and try hard to become a better listener from now on, and hopefully also a better parent, friend and partner.

Noemi Calabrese

“It was a very enjoyable journey. Clear, with a lot of examples that challenge us to response in a more positive way. I felt first when I heard those examples that I would never be able to answer this or that. I became more aware of what could prevent me from doing so and I’m more than willing to practice again and again to reach that goal of deep listening. Thank you for that course. ”

Aude Sagnier

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