Navigating Difficult Holiday Convos with AJ (Online)

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We all want a conflict-free Christmas. 

Seeing friends and family should be a time for ‘ho ho ho’ not ‘no no no’! 

Yet, we often run into arguments with family, awkward distant relatives and empty work party conversations. 

For every person we want to see there’s someone else who triggers us, fights with us or simply makes us feel uncomfortable. 

BUT… there are simple things we can do to understand how our mind works and then turn conversations around to make the holidays a time to celebrate again.

What will we cover?

In this workshop we will explore:

  • How to avoid our brain being hijacked by emotion
  • Making a game plan for catch ups
  • Being yourself and avoiding ‘faking it’
  • Staying calm under pressure
  • Navigating arguments and politics
  • Deeping our connection to those we want to talk to

What to bring 

  • Pen and Paper


  • Closed Captions
  • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
  • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
  • Auslan Interpreters Upon Request

Who will be teaching? 

AJ (him/him) toiled for years as a creative storyteller in marketing agencies and government. 

Now he works with passionate changemakers: environmentalists, educators and charities to help teams get creative and tell their powerful stories. He crafts copy and trains organisations in media and public speaking. He also designs workshops that fuel ideas and generate laughter.

You can find out more about AJ at or come along for free to a Better Conversations meetup (live or online).

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