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Empowering Conversations
Online course

This workshop introduces key communication skills which can support transformation in relationships at work.  Allowing more creativity and problem solving by tackling conversation more productively. 

Whether you are a line manager, team leader, PI or mentor, or you just want to work more effectively with your colleagues, this session will transform how you engage and empower those around you. Working with Dr Joyce Reed, a health coach working with universities, this highly interactive workshop will give you practical skills you can use immediately to have better conversations and communicate more effectively with your colleagues.  You will learn how to make connection easier, empowering individuals and teams to achieve things you would never have thought possible.

Course Description


  • Get practical skills to help you have more open and empowering conversations

  • Learn about how to navigate difficult conversations with more confidence

  • Learn how practicing self-compassion and empathy can enable you to listen more deeply and communicate more effectively, both verbally and non-verbally

  • Practice skills to build confidence through a range of interactive exercises and role-playing activities


At the end of the workshop you will receive slides and links to further reading to help you dig deeper into what you have learned. Dr Reed continues to answer questions from participants via email after the course, guaranteeing a response to all questions within one week.  You will also receive an invite to an hour long follow-up session one month following the workshop to discuss how putting these news skills into action has benefitted your collegial interactions.

About the trainer

Dr Joyce Reed BSc Hons MBChB has been Managing Director of Fast Track Impact for 4 years working alongside her husband Prof Mark Reed and the Fast Track team to reach researchers across the globe with evidence-based, bespoke training.  Previously she had a successful career as a Paediatrican working in various teaching Hospitals across the UK.  Now she focuses on empowering people to find whole health, rather than managing disease, via the emerging field of Health Coaching.   She truly embraced the notion of “physician heal thy self” to heal from physical and mental burn-out.   Now she combines evidence from biomedical, psychological, and coaching literature with her own clinical and personal experience to transform how people view their health and wellbeing. 

Fast Track Impact is an international training company working in the Higher Education and research and innovation sectors. Its mission is to change the way researchers generate and share knowledge, so that their ideas can change the world. It has trained >10,000 researchers from >200 institutions in 55 countries.

What does a typical day look like?

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90 minute workshop £750 +VAT for 30 participants

Includes 1 hour follow-up session, and Joyce Reed will reply directly to any email queries within one week 


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