Monday Kickstarters: Turn Stress & Challenges into Conversations Worth Having

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September 12, 2022 at 12:30 pm to October 3, 2022 at 1:00 pm EDT - Virtual Event


Dates: Every Monday (September 12 – October 3, 2022)
Time: 12:30-1:00pm Eastern Time (9:30-10:00am Pacific Time)

Turn stress and challenges into conversations worth having. 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 show up when you can. We encourage you to invite your friends, families, and colleagues who may benefit – all are welcome to participate. You only need to register once to participate in the four (4) 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
  • 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 resources:

Conversation toolkit

Two Practices toolkit

Preface and Introduction to Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement


These live events will be delivered using Zoom. You can participate in these live events using any device: computer, tablet, or mobile.

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.


Event Registration

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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, Two Practices 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. Her training repertoire includes: Conversations Worth Having, Emotional Intelligence, Stress Management, Effective Communication, Conflict Resolution, Building High Performance Teams, StrengthsFinder and Leadership Development.  She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Fitness Management (Cum Laude) from the University of Delaware.  She is a certified practitioner and facilitator in Conversations Worth Having. She is a certified executive, life, and Strengths-Finder coach.

Kelly Stewart has a natural desire to bring out the best in an organization. She’s often been the face of an organization gaining leadership experience in Client Services, New Business Development, and Marketing. She’s worked with teams at Pearson, the American Heart Association, the General Mills Foundation, and other respected organizations in the PK-12 education market while in the employ of others. In her own business she’s working with B2B companies ranging from facilities design, planning and management to accounts receivable management as well as local non-profit organizations including a community college foundation and a national non-profit dedicated to the promotion of safe medication practices.

Event Cost

This event is FREE for all who wish to participate.


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