Welcome to our new event format - we will now progress the group towards thinking about business awareness across the city/region and remote business skill improvement.
Former barrister turned coach/facilitator, Catherine Brown of Skilful Conversation has worked with many accomplished people being held back by their communication skills. (And she has seen some of those people fall apart in the witness box too).
Many of her clients fear confrontation when they need to speak up for themselves or a team-member; or they shy away from giving feedback and allow problems to develop for fear of confrontation.
And that’s before we even get to the more commonly cited fears of public speaking or giving presentations. In many sectors if you are not putting yourself forward for those opportunities, your career is likely to suffer.
At this event, Catherine Brown, will share some of the techniques she has honed in 15 years as a barrister and 6 years as a coach with a particular focus on tackling difficult conversations, and feeling more confident with public speaking.
Using her experience of addressing judges, negotiating on behalf of clients and scrutinising written evidence in a forensic setting, she will share what she has found to work and how to apply those tips to real-life situations.