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Yes! Still October places available for Cairns clinics

Mindful Leadership in Action

Tackling Tough Talks

2 x 1 -Day Leadership Coaching Clinics

Facilitated by Bill Cropper

CAIRNS – October 14 & 15

Attend 1 clinic or 2… October $pecial R8 for all

Register NOW On-line by Email or Call 4068 7591

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Ways to take the heat out of hard talks & use Mindfulness as a valuable leadership tool

MINDFUL Leadership in Action

1-day brain-training clinic to heighten awareness, combat stress

and apply focus and presence to energise your leadership 


"...applicable to all levels of leadership in any organisation or profession. A top presentation and the guidebook is outstanding, as always, with excellent tools..." Dr Lyn Bishop, Principal, Sheldon College Brisbane

Course Outline below & on-lineFactFile to download & share



1-day fast-track clinic to explore a practical 7-stage model for

tackling troublesome topics and dealing with difficult discussions


“I wanted to increase my skill levels in dealing with difficult discussions both at work and personally and this was a very good, very informative workshop with good and useful tips.” Helen McKenzie, Mackay Hospital  and Health Service

Course Outline below & on-lineFactFile to download & share


RESERVE your Place @ Special FNQ October R8

Register on-line or CALL 4068 7591


Mindful Leadership in Action looks at what it means to lead mindfully. It explores the idea of mindfulness as a practice and takes a practical, every-day approach to introduce some simple brain-training tools to help leaders identify ways to incorporate mental disciplines like presence, awareness and focused-attention into their everyday activities – without necessarily having to set-aside time for formal meditation.

This 1-day clinic extends our 10 years of emotional intelligence and conversational coaching into vital new personal frontiers. It introduces 5 mental markers and some simple brain-training tools to transform the way you lead. You’ll take away a substantial 140 page Guidebook and learn to...

·       Use our 5 Mental Markers of Mindfulness model to get practical pay-backs

·       Lift your levels of clarity, focus, purpose, presence and attention

·       Monitor mind-wandering and tune into your mental models

·       Deploy the 5 mental markers of mindfulness to focus thoughts

·       Take-away focused-attention tools to train your brain to be mindful

·       Strengthen your reserves of resilience and sense of well-being

·       Reduce stress and be more calm, connected, balanced and even-minded

·       See relationships systemically and make decisions mindfully

·       Conduct more mindful dialogues and be conversationally present

·       Tune in to yourself physically, emotionally and cognitively

·       Apply our mindfulness dash-board to measure where you are


If you’re looking for ways to put in a peak performance at work without sacrificing your sanity, humanity and well-being, Mindful Leadership in Action may well provide a useful starter-platform to help you to re-think and re-invigorate your leadership.  


Tackling TOUGH TALKS is a special 1-day fast-track version of our long-running, highly popular 2-day “Dealing with Difficult Discussions” clinic – especially for those keen to get better at handling tough conversational moments but finding it difficult to take 2-days away from work or school…  

Take the heat out of hard talks with the help of a unique 7-stage model and set of easy-to-use conversation tools that can make a real difference to every challenging situation you face.  You’ll take-away our full 100-page self-coaching guide loaded with easy-to-use tools and tips to help you work out what’s really going on when talks get tense and feelings get fractious, so you can tackle troublesome topics more confidently.  In a safe environment, you’ll learn how to:

·       Start a difficult discussion and raise hard topics more easily

·       Use a 7-stage model to plan and structure difficult discussions

·       Identify and correct handling mistakes we make in them

·       Dissect differences, comparing stories & defuse difficulties

·       Handle hostility and deal with disruptive emotions

·       Adopt a less confrontational way to resolve difficult issues

·       Reduce tension & take the heat out of difficult moments

·       Practice selected tools to handle difficult discussions better

Read more on this program, download course outline or review on-line.  Registration links follow….

Those who’ve been along to my programs previously know that I try to provide a relaxed, safe and comfortable learning environment to try out new concepts and tools – and these programs continue that tradition. I’d be delighted to welcome you or some of your other colleagues at one of these minds-on learning forums.  Either way, much appreciated if you’d help to pass on this information to others in your wider networks…  Cheers! Bill


REGISTER NOW On-Line, by Email or Fax  

CAIRNS OCTOBER Special R8… $396 for everyone… Register by October 14

Standard early Fee (GST inc):  1-day clinics: $473 per person…  NFP/Schools: $429 per person…

Register first, pay on invoice…

·        Prices include GST…  Payment on invoice within 7 days

·        Venue:  Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, ReefHQ Townsville

·        Inclusions: Lunch, refreshments and comprehensive self-coaching Guide  

·        Timing: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm

CALL 07-4068 7591… Register On-line or FAX/EMAIL completed Form


More information on our range of EI, mindfulness and conversational coaching clinics on-line.  Or find out about the full range of programs we offer in The Change Forum Course Directory. Background articles and tips on Dealing with Difficult Discussions and Mindfulness in Action in our collection of FactFiles and CC E-News e-zine issues available for free download at

Look forward to working with you at this practical and down-to-earth clinic  – and please feel free to forward this message to other contacts you have in your region or networks who are interested in lifting their leadership to the next level.

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