WIB-Seattle: Navigating Conflict & Difficult Conversations at Work

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Join WIB-Seattle and executive coach, Kim Axelrod, for an interactive workshop on navigating difficult conversations and situations in the workplace. Listen, reframe, and reflect will be the focus of the discussion. Kim will share her expert knowledge on managing emotional response, listening, and communicating effectively to achieve successful cooperation among individuals and teams. We will use breakout rooms to practice having tough conversations using the toolkit provided by Kim. These emotional intelligence tools can serve in both your personal and professional life for managing challenging situations.

Disclaimer: This event may be recorded. We encourage you to join with video, but if you are uncomfortable, please be sure to turn off your webcam.

 Speaker Bio

Kim Axelrod

Kim has close to fifteen years of experience helping individuals and organizations effectively work through conflict and change. She has extensive negotiation and training expertise gained in her years working at Hewlett Packard Co. She completed her mediation certification in 2006 and Ombudsman training in 2013. Currently, she works as a mediator, facilitator, trainer, and coach. Her focus is on helping people embrace conflict with curiosity rather than a defensive stand.

She has mediated a large variety of cases including, family, workplace, community, and small claims for Dispute Resolution Centers in King and Snohomish County. In addition, she serves as a mediator for federal agencies through the Seattle Federal Executive Board. Her workplace cases have ranged from helping two individuals work through conflict to helping work teams over a period of time to improve productivity and communication. She served as the lead trainer for the Snohomish, Island County, and Skagit DRC developing and delivering training on the topics of Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Trust in the Workplace, Communication Skills, and Leadership.

In her private practice, in addition to mediation cases, she delivers workshops, facilitates with teams, and works with individuals one on one. The objective is to build skills and foster curiosity.

Kim believes that learning is about having fun and gaining experience and confidence by feeling and doing. In addition, her goal is that participants are able to work through specific challenges during her workshops and/or apply the tools and skills learned immediately back in the workplace.

Pricing Information

  • Members: Free
  • Non-members*: $15

*Please click here to purchase a WIB membership.

 Note: Zoom meeting link will be sent along with confirmation email, after registration has been completed.

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Members can register guests at member pricing.

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