Apr 27
Apr 27
David Wood:

Dealing with Tough Conversations

David Wood: Dealing with Tough Conversations Dr. Seku Gathers

Good People,

Today I had a great conversation with Mr. David Wood, author and keynote speaker. His mission is to help people learn the art of having tough conversations.

I brought David on the show to teach us about those tough conversations, how to handle them, and why they’re important to address head-on instead of waiting for the situation to blow over. He’s a great resource in terms of learning how to get into these uncomfortable conversations, speak your truth, and then find some synergy with the person you’re having the tough conversation with.

The truth is, these situations don’t have to be as arduous or difficult as people make it.

Throughout our conversation, David shares his story where he was scared, how he broke down his feelings and discovered the value of being vulnerable in that moment. We also go through the four steps of having though conversations: Clarify, Ask permission, Share, and Enquire. We also talked about how to handle anxiety, depression, and PTSD and how to live a productive and flourishing life.

This is a great episode. It’s time to close your eyes, open your ears, and take a listen. I’ll see you in the next one.

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What’s a truth that, once you accepted it, you had a breakthrough? (8:27)
  • What makes a great keynote speaker? (26:49)
  • How can someone start getting paid for being who they are? (34:34)
  • How do you manage your anxiety, depression and PTSD? (36:23)
  • What was your experience with micro-dosing? (43:06)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How vulnerability can make you invincible. (7:17)
  • How one mortifying moment helped David Wood realize the value of vulnerability. (8:42)
  • The 4 steps to tough conversations. (18:34)
  • How telling on yourself helps you become a great speaker. (30:50)
  • Tips for managing your mental health with self-care. (36:59)

Connect with David Wood:

Tough Conversations Podcast with David Wood


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