What you will learn:
Difficult conversations can be awkward and uncomfortable, especially if you feel you’re lacking knowledge or expertise on a given subject matter. We often shy away from having them at work, not because we're dismissing their importance, but because we aren’t sure how or where to start. In this session, you will learn how to manage emotional triggers, communicate in a way that promotes active listening, and engage in difficult conversations with more ease by adopting a framework that can reduce tension – particularly when conversations are extremely personal.
About the instructor:
AK Ikwuakor, also known as Coach AK, is a former top ten world-ranked athlete, triplet, entrepreneur, educator, consultant and strategic storyteller who has traveled to 30+ countries working with students, professional athletes, coaches, governmental agencies, celebrities, CEO’s, employees of Fortune 100 companies, scholars, victims affected by terrorism and even community leaders from around the world through his entrepreneurial ventures. His endeavors have included work in sports diplomacy, storytelling, fashion, Virtual reality, global education, business coaching, as well as several others.
He has led an unorthodox path which began by narrowly missing the 2008 Olympic games to working at top educational institutions such as Phillips Exeter Academy and The St. Paul’s School, to now founding a fashion company for athletes. AK has collaborated or worked with companies such as Google, Raymond James, UBS, Biogen, Dear World, Duke Basketball, NYU, Dermelogica, Jimmy V Foundation, the State Department, WeWork, ImpactHUB, Oath and even victims affected by terrorism.
Through his work he has been featured in Sports Illustrated, Nike, Yurbuds, Women’s Health, Sony, Fox Sports, The Doctors, and was even a contestant on the Fox game show, Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader? with his triplet brother. (Unfortunately, they were not smarter than a 5th Grader.)
AK is the founder of MobileXA, a business development agency helping entrepreneurs scale their startups in 90 days. as well as, the Sales Excellence Lead at Google. He currently resides in Marina Del Rey with his partner, Yasmin, and 8-year-old daughter, Haiven. AK enjoys rock climbing, standup comedy and traveling.
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Suggested Length60 min
# of Employees150
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