Creating Connection Through Conversational Intelligence

May 24, 2017 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Garrett’s Desert Inn
311 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Did you know that 9 out of 10 conversations miss their mark (Stanford University Study), resulting in assumptions, poor interpretations and negative judgements?

After an intense conversation, professionally or personally, have you ever felt confused, frustrated, fearful or thought “What just happened?” Or conversely, have you thought what an amazing experience the conversation was in itself, feeling elated and connected?

Creating Connection Through Conversational Intelligence“Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ),” the work of Judith E. Glaser, invites us to harness the chemistry of language in order to have productive, healthy conversations, even in the most challenging situations. The quality of our conversations actually stimulates hormones in the body – oxytocin, the bonding, trust-building hormone, or cortisol, the stress and reactivity hormone.  Through practical C-IQ tools, we can learn to up regulate oxytocin, increasing trust and connection, and down regulate cortisol to create conversations that truly matter and get results.

In this workshop, we will explore:

  • An introduction to Conversational Intelligence.
  • A basic understanding of the neuroscience behind effective and ineffective conversations.
  • Specific speaking practices to create trusting and empowering conversations.

Please come with curiosity and a willingness to engage!

“Change your conversations and you change your life and business.” – Judith E. Glaser


Kymberly JohnsonSPEAKER: Kymberly Johnson, PCC

A lifetime of climbing mountains and engaging with the wilderness has taught me the power of
awareness, centered presence, and skill in action, all of which inform my Coaching with Leaders facing the global challenges of our times. Who must we be, what capacities must we embody to be that eye of the storm, to be able to navigate and innovate responsibly in the midst of chaos and change?

Through Coaching and Facilitation, I partner with Leaders to create impact in such a world – to lead from an ever widening mindset, to build trusting relationships professionally and personally, and to command an emotionally and conversationally intelligent way of being that inspires cultures of trust, connection and innovation. As a coach certified to bring the art and science of “Conversational Intelligence” to the world, I work with Leaders to become masterful in conversations – “Change your conversations and you change your life and business.” (Judith Glaser)

My exploration of human potential continues to be a life long journey. From founding and directing the Animas Valley Waldorf School, to co-leading Vision Quests in the wilderness, to delivering performance and leadership training for culture change in organizations, I bring extensive experience in human transformation and performance to everyone I coach.

In 2000 I became certified as a Co-Active Coach with the Coaches Training Institute, was certified and became a Program Coach and Ontological Coach Trainer with the Newfield Network in 2003, and am a Coaching Excellence in Organizations Executive Coach from the Institute for Generative Leadership. Holding the designation of Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, I have supported Leaders in organizations including The National Park Service, UPS, The LA Times, Texas Department of Transportation, NASA JPL, Ecotech Engineering, Assurant and more.

Fueled by an inspired and adventuresome spirit, I stay engaged with my beloved earth and her peoples in climbing mountains, backcountry skiing, hiking and exploring cultures in far away lands.