Wait. What? Or How to Get Curious When Someone is Clearly Wrong

Our most difficult conversations are characterized by our near certainty that we are right and they are wrong. This would be OK if the only opinion that mattered was our own. The challenge is that when we need to lead and collaborate, their opinions and perspectives matter, too. However, it is nearly impossible to get curious about what they are thinking if we are stuck in our own certainty. In this workshop, you will learn a simple and time-tested tool to step out of our certainty and into a stance of curiosity where questions flow more easily, shifting the conversation into constructive and collaborative dialogue.

About the Speaker - Amy Rebecca Gay, PhD, CPCC 

Amy is a senior consultant and coach with Five Rhythms Consulting who brings over twenty-five years of experience as a mediator, trainer and facilitator for organizations of all sizes including Fortune 250 companies. She is the former assistant director of the Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution at UMass Boston, she was the trainer and product manager at Vantage Partners and currently collaborates with UMass’s Center for Collaborative Leadership, The Mediation Group and Mobius Executive Leadership. She has taught at LeMoyne College, Syracuse University, UMass Boston and Babson College. Over her career, Amy has discovered that we communicate most effectively when we’ve mastered our own energy, emotions and identity. She brings an active awareness of the mind/body connection, a warm and welcoming facilitation style and a deep dedication to using one’s mind for powerful transformation. She has a PhD from Syracuse’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and is a Coaches Training Institute certified coach.


Date and Time:  
November 19, 2019
6:00 - 8:30 PM


6:00-6:10pm: Registration, mingling, and pizza
6:10-6:30pm: Facilitated networking
6:30-6:35pm: Welcome from Our Sponsor
6:35-8:00pm: Workshop
8:00-8:30pm: Optional networking


Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, 415 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

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We appreciate the Broad Institute donating the use of their event space.  


Thanks to Scholar Rock for sponsoring this workshop.


Members: $15; Non-Members: $40

Given our mission is to promote women's development in STEM we would like to offer a one-time free spot in our workshops to those in transition between jobs. Please contact [email protected] if you qualify.


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