Monday Kickstarters: Turn Stress & Challenges into Conversations Worth Having

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March 7 at 12:30 pm to March 28 at 1:00 pm EST - Virtual Event


Dates: Every Monday (March 7 – 28, 2022)
Time: 12:30-1:00pm Eastern Time (9:30-10:00am Pacific Time)

These 4-weekly Zoom sessions serve as an opportunity for you to practice generative questions and positive framing on issues and concerns you are currently experiencing. You do not need to attend all 4 sessions to benefit from this virtual series. Please feel free to pop in and out of these sessions as necessary. We encourage you to invite your friends, families, and colleagues who may benefit from these sessions – all are welcome to participate. You only need to register once to participate in the weekly sessions.


We are living in challenging times, many of us juggle stress, concerns, and challenges daily. We can move forward in ways that offer renewal, reinvention, and resiliency simply by changing our conversations.

The nature of our conversation is fateful. The way we think and talk about any given situation determines whether we feel energized and good about it, or drained and exhausted. Grounded in our book, Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement, we will be working with whoever is on the call to transform negative, problematic, and stressful interactions they share into life-giving and generative conversations. You’ll have the opportunity to practice asking generative questions to change the way you think about things, interact with others, and create a possibility mindset by talking about what you want instead of what you don’t want. The two practices—generative questions and positive framing–allow you to address even the most challenging problems with creativity and energy.


You will walk away prepared to:

  • Shift your mindset to foster resilience and positivity;
  • Fuel productive and meaningful engagement;
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, constituents, and family;
  • Ask questions that communicate care and deepen connection; and
  • Frame complex problems to inspire creativity and innovative solutions.


To prepare for these live conversations, please view this 3-minute Instructional Video, which provides an overview and instructions for the Kickstarters sessions. We also encourage you to download our free Conversation toolkit and the Preface and Introduction to Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement:, available at


These live events will be delivered using Zoom. You can participate in these live events using any device: computer, tablet, or mobile. Please participate using the dial-in method you feel most comfortable with.

You will receive the Zoom login information upon registration. If you have any questions about this event or have difficulty connecting in Zoom, please contact Kelly Stewart at

This free event is open to everyone, however due to Zoom limitations, only the first 100 participants to log on will be able to participate in each of the live scheduled webinars. We encourage participants to log onto Zoom early to secure their seat.


If you wish to continue learning about Conversations Worth Having, we invite you to join us for the virtual Conversations Worth Having Bootcamps.


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Registration Includes

Registration includes:

  • 4-weekly 30-minute live streaming events where you will have the opportunity to practice generative questions and positive framing on current issues and concerns you are experiencing;
  • Free Downloadable Conversation Toolkit and the Preface and Introduction to Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement.

AI Practitioners

Sylvette Wake is the founder of WakeUp Training, Coaching, and Strategic Planning. Sylvette is committed to helping people develop their strengths and unlock their potential, Sylvette creates safe spaces for learning and growth, and brings a warm, energizing style to her work. Born a brit, Sylvette managed local and international sporting events for the U.S. Army in West Berlin, Germany and modestly shares credit for the fall of the Berlin Wall during her watch there. Her American husband’s work took them to Delaware, California, and India where she did not cause anything to collapse, but did direct a nonprofit wellbeing company. Returning to California, Sylvette completed a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University and became the official employed spousal unit, doing stints with various Californian state agencies prior to becoming an independent consultant. Her training repertoire includes: Conversations Worth Having, Emotional Intelligence, Stress Management, Effective Communication, Conflict Resolution, Building High Performance Teams, StrengthsFinder and Leadership Development. She is a certified practitioner and facilitator in Conversations Worth Having. She is a certified executive, life, and Strengths-Finder coach.

Kelly Stewart is the Founder of The Positive Business. She’s deeply committed to helping organizations shift their conversations away from what’s missing or broken to how they create real value for others and is a certified Conversations Worth Having Practitioner and Trainer. Her work is exclusively focused on helping organizations achieve better results through better conversations that help them collaborate, innovate, and implement new plans. She has a natural desire and proven ability to bring out the best in an organization and a background of leadership experience in Client Services, New Business Development, and Marketing in the B2B and the U.S. PK-12 education markets. Today, she works with small and mid-sized businesses and nonprofit organizations desiring strategic innovation, not imitation. Kelly is also the co-host of the Doing (good) Business podcast because she believes that “doing well by doing good” is the business imperative of our time and wants to inspire others by shining a spotlight on the leaders and strategies that make it possible, profitable, and packed with opportunities.

Event Cost

This event is FREE for all who wish to participate.


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