Video: Top Tips For Communicating More Effectively

Effective communication is at the heart of healthy relationships. In this video, Tough Talk Coach offers some tips to help you improve your communication skills — both verbal and non-verbal. Watch the Video

Esther C. Bleuel
MF, MFT, MDR
President and Founder
Esther is dedicated to empowering leaders and teams to improve the quality of their work and interpersonal relationships through the mastery of conversational skills. Contact Esther today for assistance with your tough conversations.

Video: Holiday Talks — Round Two

Last month we talked about how to handle some difficult situations that may arise around the holidays. Not surprisingly, we barely scratched the surface of all the possible ways family gatherings can go awry. Here are three more topics we might consider in order to keep the holidays as joyful as they might possibly be. Watch the Video

Esther C. Bleuel
MF, MFT, MDR
President and Founder
Esther is dedicated to empowering leaders and teams to improve the quality of their work and interpersonal relationships through the mastery of conversational skills. Contact Esther today for assistance with your tough conversations.

Video: Tough Talks — The Video!

With the holidays coming, now is a good time to think about how to handle some difficult situations that may arise. In these short videos, Esther talks about some common problems that pop up with friends and family. Next month, we’ll tackle additional issues that may arise. Watch the Video

Esther C. Bleuel
MF, MFT, MDR
President and Founder
Esther is dedicated to empowering leaders and teams to improve the quality of their work and interpersonal relationships through the mastery of conversational skills. Contact Esther today for assistance with your tough conversations.

Say Goodbye to Grudges

The dictionary describes “grudge”  as a persistent feeling of ill will or resentment; unwilling to give or allow a thing.

A grudge may seem a silent punishment for an insult, injury or offense, some of which are inadvertent; some intentional. It may be intended to punish an offender by holding a grudge; to withhold affection or regard for a real or perceived hurtful action or words.

Not something that you can see or touch, a grudge weighs heavily upon [Read more…]

Esther C. Bleuel
MF, MFT, MDR
President and Founder
Esther is dedicated to empowering leaders and teams to improve the quality of their work and interpersonal relationships through the mastery of conversational skills. Contact Esther today for assistance with your tough conversations.

Video: Oprah and Iyanla Talk About Tough Talks

“You cannot go through life without one,” said Oprah, on a recent Lifeclass with guest Iyanla Vanzant. The meaning of “one” in this case, was a hard conversation.

Before introducing the family who were the guests to be “helped,” Iyanla and Oprah discussed the issue that caused a years-long rift between them, as well as the hard conversation that renewed their friendship. Their willingness and ability to [Read more…]

Esther C. Bleuel
MF, MFT, MDR
President and Founder
Esther is dedicated to empowering leaders and teams to improve the quality of their work and interpersonal relationships through the mastery of conversational skills. Contact Esther today for assistance with your tough conversations.