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Responsible Conversation: modelled from coaching philosophy

By Helen Isacke|09.02.2022

This document aims to give some background into Shirley’s contribution to the idea of responsible conversation, which aims to help people better negotiate for collaborative conversation. Her doctoral study created a realisation of the importance of considering relationship underpinning any collaborative conversation.

An article by TCD Coach Supervisor Shirley Thompson

Firstly, here is an overview of the study. Secondly, the resultant soft-skills model introduces the importance of intentions within relationships. Finally, the negotiation of the relationship underpinning a conversation is
introduced as the essence of responsible conversation.

Responsible Conversation

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