Ep113: Tough conversations, discomfort, Playing Safe, Confidence, Vulnerability and Love with David Wood

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“Vulnerability is the new strength.”

David Wood

What is a tough conversation and why should we be having them? We hear a lot about “leaning in” to this type of uncomfortable, but how? David shares his simple CASE model with us so we can truly begin to embrace discomfort, even during a pandemic. 

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Who is David? 

After life as a consulting actuary to Fortune 100 Companies, David built the world’s largest coaching business, becoming #1 on Google for “life coaching.” He believes the tough conversations we avoid are our doorways to confidence, success, and even love – in both work and life. David coaches high performing entrepreneurs, executives and teams – and even prison inmates – to amazing results AND connection. One conversation at a time.


A brief background on David’s career (6:02)

The need for a personal mission even in paradise

What burnout told David and how it lead to a professional pivot (8:18)

Faith is required for every new endeavor… it’s a long game (12:38)

The 2 types of tough conversations (14:55)

Exercise: Truth Audit (16:25)

Why we don’t like to have tough conversations

David’s LOL personal anecdote (19:50)

What is the benefit or reward of having tough conversations, regardless of the outcome

CASE: The Four-Step Model for Having Tough Conversations…

Clarify, Ask, Share, Enquire (25:18)

Resources from this Episode:

Life Coach David Wood shares his strategy for having tough conversations in this episode of Mind Flipping.

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