Transformational
Conversations
Programme

How To Transform Your Conversations in 4-weeks

A 4-week [part-time] programme that will give you the tools and confidence to authentically have conversations that deepen relationships with friends and family, find new tribes, supercharge conversations with strangers, get your voice heard at work, engineer serendipity, become never unforgettable and inspire change.

Part-Time Programme Begins July 2019 in London, Limited Places Available

 
“I’m stepping away from the programme with a sense of confidence knowing that going deep in conversation isn’t complex - all it takes is some careful listening, echoing and reflecting, gentle questioning and reciprocal sharing.”
— Graduate Student
 

What’s it About?

What is Trigger’s Transformational Conversations Programme?

In one way or another we long to change our relationships with others: maybe you feel misunderstood by your family; or as if you’re drifting apart from friends; perhaps you want to be a more empathetic leader; or you struggle to get your voice heard at work; or maybe you want a new job but shudder at the thought of networking and interviews.

At Trigger we know you can create the future life you dream to lead, if only you mastered the transformative power of conversation.

We also know that you don’t realise that conversation is the tool to do it - yet.

That’s why we developed the Transformational Conversation Programme.

Because everything starts with a conversation.

As a team of Conversation and Life Coaches, we have designed a 4-week programme that will teach you the art of conversation, connection and curiosity from our HQ in London that will change your conversations and connection to yourself and others.

[The team’s] clearly put a lot of thought, research and rich personal experience into crafting the content and framework for the programme – which was excellent.

The blend of practical tools, reflection on my mindset, life coaching and homework all worked very well together. It felt like a ‘complete’ way of building conversational skills.
— Graduate Student
 

So, what is a transformational conversation?

A transformational conversation starts with an inner confidence that you’ve got this. It’s a feeling of freedom, of letting go of agendas or masks and just simply being, you.

And from this inner confidence can you step out of your comfort zone and take more conversational risks to deepen your relationships with others and discover opportunities to collaborate, love and grow.

Yet often we don’t take stock of the enormous power lying dormant in our everyday conversations. Instead, we make do with conversations that bring little value to our lives and to others. We feel stuck in predictable scripts and in need of more surprises, excitement and spontaneity.

We struggle to find connection, feeling either too stuck in the confines of our own thoughts or unsure how we can truly connect with the person in front of us.

We feel bored, isolated, uninterested and unseen. We know we have more to offer, and we can feel that there is value we are missing.

We crave freedom, authenticity, to be ourselves and discover more.

 
 

The Transformational Conversations Programme is designed to give you:

  • An Expert-led Programme

    • We have selected [seven] of London’s brilliant Conversation, Improvisation and Transformational Life Coaches to lovingly push you out of your comfort zone and support the change you want.

  • A Conversational Toolkit and Mindset

    • Our programme combines practical tools, along with deep mindset work to help spur the deepest conversational and psychological transformation.

  • Accountability & Community

    • The truth is there is no magic pill - you are the pill. But our promise is to keep you accountable to your commitment to transformation. Not only will we keep you accountable, but your fellow students will too.

Why did you come on the programme?

“I wanted to be more calm and keep my head clear when talking to new people or people with a ‘higher status’.”

“To get to know new people more deeply, more quickly”

“I wanted more confidence in speaking up and being able to initiate and get a conversation flowing.”

-Graduate Students

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Who’s it for?

Transformational Conversations are for you if…

You can't stand small talk

You are tired of jumping through hoops in order to “fit in” to empty social situations and the thought of yet another transactional conversation leaves you tired and frustrated.


Networking makes
you shiver

You are tired of jumping through hoops in order to “fit in” to empty social situations and the thought of yet another transactional conversation leaves you tired and frustrated.


You want to expand
your career horizons

You’re ready for a career change, but the world is big and full of potential. If only you knew where to start? Start with conversations. They are where you can go to road test ideas, connect dots and discover what’s next.


Your conversations
are frustrating

You feel stuck in the same old scripts every day, constantly yearning for conversation that surprises and excites you. Don’t wait for it, engineer it!


You're a self-
development addict

You’ve read the books, attended the courses and yet you haven’t found your edge quite yet. We’ll take you there.


You want deeper relationships

You feel stuck or limited in your intimate communication and you want to effortlessly discover deeper levels of yourself and your significant other.


You are a social butterfly seeking broader skies

And why wouldn’t you want all the tools at your disposal to make the most of every opportunity for connection? Transformational Conversations take you beyond your words to create an even deeper sense of connection.


Conversation is your
next paintbrush

You’ve one inspiration left untapped: the human voice. Conversation is a unique tool that can open up your creative process.


How You Will Transform

By the end of the 4-week programme you will be able to:

  • Connect Deeply to Yourself and Others

  • Feel Confident Being Authentic

    • That’s when you are speaking, hearing and together with others, being the true you

  • Converse Anywhere

    • Start a conversation with anyone, anywhere, anytime - even on the tube if you want!

  • Engineer Serendipity

    • Turn every encounter into an opportunity to connect, learn and discover!

  • Feel More Confident

    • It all starts with self-love and self-acceptance

  • Be Never Unforgettable

    • Make great first impressions and build rapport quickly, impacting dating, friends and networking

  • Have Greater Self Awareness

    • Replace self-defeating thoughts and beliefs with ones that empower you

  • Become a Better Friend

    • Become a better listener and experience greater openness with others

  • Speak In Flow

    • Generate ideas and ignite passion with greater ease

  • Be More Curious

    • Which will lead you to serendipity, opportunity and always having something to say

  • Find Adventures In Every Day

    • Experience greater satisfaction with your life and relationships

  • Find Tribes

    • Discover like-minded people, friends and relationships, along with experiencing community more easily

  • And more!

Over 70 five-star reviews on Facebook!


★★★★★
 

What were you surprised to learn on the programme?

So much! How a small question can open the door to a whole range of conversational possibilities. How listening attentively and echoing can encourage someone to go deeper. I think my biggest take home was that you don’t need to be clever to be a good conversationalist – you just need to be curious and open!
— Graduate Student
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The Programme

A three-part journey split across seven weeks, designed to develop your skills from basic to advanced, expanding and empowering your mindset and beliefs, and helping you to practice everything and cement your learning.

Part 1: Building Your Toolbox

In part 1 you will join a community of fellow adventurers in conversation and begin developing your skillset. At the start of the programme we will work with you to identify and set your intentions, along with helping you establish how you will maintain accountability for your actions.

Modules in Part 1:

  1. An Introduction to the Programme

    1. Get to know your fellow adventurers and share your story and intentions so you can become accountable to eachother throughout the programme.

  2. Conversation Basic Toolkit

    1. Learn how to use opening statements, questions, handle different types of rejection, and set yourself an empowering, unbreakable personal law.

  3. Play, Being & Connection

    1. Explore what it is to be playful and free to be yourself, whilst establishing deep connection.

  4. Breaking Scripts and Navigating Small Talk

    1. Learn how to spot traps of habitual conversation, instead, steering it into exciting, unknown territory.

  5. Connection Triggers, Quick Rapport & Charisma

    1. Learn simple tricks to establish connection and rapport quickly with anyone, and ultimately, make an unforgettable first impression.

  6. In field & Social Freedom

    1. Push the boundaries that restrict your behaviour in society, then take your new skills outside! With the support of our team test out all you have learned on strangers.

Part 2: Enhancing Your Mindset

In part 2 you will come to understand your own mindset and beliefs, how they may be limiting you and how you can overcome them. By doing so you will learn how to become a better listener, with greater presence and have conversations without limits.

Modules in Part 2:

  1. Mindset and Beliefs

    1. Delve deep into what makes you behave the way you do and how you can free yourself from self-defeating habits and limitations.

  2. Transformational Life Coaching

    1. Receive 121 coaching from the team to identify and work through your barriers. Support is tailored to cement lasting change.

  3. Be Curious

    1. Stealing techniques from both coaching and improvisation, learn how to engage with any topic through curiosity, so that you always have something to say and ways to connect in any situation.

  4. Deep Listening & Presence

    1. Cultivate a greater presence and learn how to develop the third level of listening so that you can delve into a deep conversation at will.

  5. Authentic Self - Be Real

    1. Practice speaking your true thoughts and feelings to create a deeper sense of self and better connection with others.

  6. Questioning

    1. Learn a whole array of questioning techniques that ensure conversation is always flowing and expanding.

Part 3: Arming You with Advanced Tools

Develop advanced tools so that conversations with you become profound, cathartic, and impactful experiences that others do not forget.

Modules in Part 3:

  1. Transformational Life Coaching

    1. Kick off part 3 with more 121 coaching that prepares you for becoming an expert conversationalist.

  2. Networking & Engineering Serendipity

    1. Learn how to apply everything you have learned to network effortlessly and uncover hidden opportunities.

  3. Going Deep

    1. Learn how to leave no stone unturned in order to reveal greater meaning and deeper truths.

  4. Going Non-Linear - Creativily & Playfully

    1. A meaningful conversation takes on many forms! Learn how we can connect by entirely indulging our surreal and mischievous sides.

  5. Breaking the Rules

    1. You’ve learned everything you need to know. Let’s see what happens now when we go rogue!

What Our Students Say

Meet our Graduate Students  

In September 2018 our first cohort completed the transformational adventure. Read what they had to say....

“I had high hopes for the programme, realising the many ways that changing my conversations could enhance my life – personally and professionally. I’m emerging at the other end with not only a greater confidence that those changes are possible but with a real, practical sense of how to get there.

“I’ve gained a set of tools to use in conversation to get to know people in my life more deeply, and had ample opportunity to test them out in a safe and supportive environment.”

“I’ve also become more aware of the underlying beliefs and assumptions that were contributing to holding me back before. As those dissolve I’m feeling more free to be vulnerable and authentic and courageous in my interactions from day to day.”

“The transformational conversations programme has provided me with the tools and knowledge required to improve this vital human skill.

“I am now confident that having authentic and satisfying conversations is within my grasp and that I am enough.”

“My experience of the Trigger Transformational Conversations Programme has been very positive. I was equipped with so many practical tools to enhance my conversations and have enjoyed trying them out with a range of people over the past few weeks.

“One thing I’m stepping away with is a sense of courage knowing that striking up a conversation with a stranger isn’t difficult – all it takes is some curiosity and a simple statement.”

“Another thing I’m stepping away with is a sense of confidence knowing that going deep in conversation isn’t complex either – all it takes is some careful listening, echoing / reflecting, gentle questioning and reciprocal sharing.”

“The sort of connections I’d like to be experiencing on a daily basis now feel more within reach thanks to the programme. And I’m very happy to be part of the Trigger Tribe! ☺”

What are the Dates?

Our next programme runs from March 11th to April 1st 2019 across 1 weekend, 1 evening and 5 calls.

March

Week Commencing 11th March

  • 1hr Life Coaching Session

  • Fri 15th to Sun 17th

    • Intensive Learning Weekend (9.30am - 6.00pm)

Week Commencing 18th March

  • Mon 18th

    • 1hr Weekly Group Call on Zoom with Homework Tasks

  • Thurs 21st

    • Networking and Engineering Serendipity (in person if you can make it or we will send a video if you cannot)

Week Commencing 25th March

  • 1hr Life Coaching Session

  • Mon 25th

    • 1hr Weekly Group Call on Zoom with Homework Tasks

April

  • Mon 1st

    • 1hr Weekly Group Call on Zoom with Homework Tasks

How Much Does it Cost?


Our programme fee is payable upfront or in instalments spread over 3 months.

No payments will be requested until your application has been reviewed and you’ve chatted with a member of our team.

In Full

Early Bird

£1200

Standard

£1300

Payment Plan

Early Bird

£1300

Standard

£1400


 

In case you’re not sure about investing in us… We’re offering a 100% money back guarantee if you don’t feel your conversation abilities have been transformed.

Your Investment Includes:

  • Intensive Learning Weekend

    • 3 days, 6.30-9.30pm

  • Weekly Group Calls with Homework

    • Weekly calls involve tasks and check-ins with your Course Leaders to ensure you stay committed to developing and growing your abilities - let’s keep the momentum going!

  • 1-to-1 Life Coaching Sessions

    • 2 Transformational Life Coaching sessions for an hour each with an accredited coach.

  • Tribe Facebook/Whatsapp Group

    • Access to an exclusive Transformational Conversations Programme Facebook Group to keep you connected to your community. Great for support and accountability!

  • Conversation Events

    • Complimentary tickets to our flagship classic Trigger Conversations evenings throughout the programme so that you can put your skills straight to use.

  • Workbook

    • A Trigger branded workbook - to record your key learnings, ideas and reflections. And it’s a beautiful way to capture your journey too.

Try a Taster Evening

Curious? Attend a taster workshop ‘Transformational Conversations: A Taster Workshop’.

From the end of May we will be running taster sessions for you to come and experience learning with us.

Available workshop dates in London to be confirmed soon.

Meet the Trigger Trainers

Meet the brilliant Trigger Trainers who will be leading the Transformational Conversations Programme this March.

Georgie Nightingall

georgienightingall.co.uk

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The Founder of Trigger Conversations – Georgie has empowered 1200+ people to have over 3000 meaningful conversations at Trigger events. A TEDx speaker, Transformational Life Coach and Philosophy Specialist in Schools, she is addicted to conversations and determined to find the ultimate DMC (that’s Deep and Meaningful Conversation). Georgie is a lifelong learner. She has picked up degrees in Philosophy, Applied Psychology, Applied Linguistics and with a background in managing complex projects and events, she knows how to create and facilitate experiences that go beyond conventional norms.

Her conversations superpowers include: Helping individuals to start conversations during in field conversations training. Getting into pretty deep and thought-provoking conversations with strangers, daily. Read about her stories on Facebook.

Joe Patch

joepatch.com

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Starting out shy, Joe worked a solitary job in Flood Defence. Recognising how his lack of social skills was holding him back he set out to transform himself by devoting his time to studying how we interact with each other. Quitting his job and moving to the City, he quickly made a name for himself working for the biggest social training companies in London including Your Charisma Coach, Hayley Quinn Dating Ltd and The Happy World Company.

When working with 1-1 clients he provides bespoke infield training in: Improving your conversations, spiking emotions, creating attraction and having the mindset that allows you to enjoy a more exciting social life.

Joe will be leading: In field conversation training.

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Founder of Fearless Future Coaching, he is a Coach, Leadership Trainer, Coaching Trainer and Public Speaker. He has had a world-trotting lifestyle that took him around the world (USA, Italy, Libya, Holland, Egypt, England, France), never living in one place more than 4-5 years. After evolving through a number of careers including Physics research at a particle accelerator and teaching in high performance schools, Matteo discovered the language and techniques of life coaching and its power to facilitate transformation in peoples’ view of the world and themselves.

Passionate about deep and meaningful impact, his clients have been an eclectic mix and have included students, CEOs, entrepreneurs (and more), from 12 to 56 years old, in 3 different languages, on topics from improving friendships to growing into a better leader to redefining identity in an existential crisis and much in between.

His qualification for Official Nerd includes a Masters in Physics, a Post Graduate in Education, an Accredited Diploma in Transformational Coaching, and a never ending list of books that range from science to psychology.

His superpower: Untangling the complex into the manageable, facilitating transformation, and connecting at the deepest levels with playful conversations.

Matteo will be leading: Mindset & Beliefs, Deep Listening & Presence, Networking & Engineering Serendipity, Transformational Life Coaching.

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Nerea Carryon is the founder of The Happy World Company and Smiles For The World. She is known for her huge and contagious positive energy and has dedicated her life to teaching people to eliminate their fears and self-imposed limitations. She is also an executive coach for these who are looking to improve their personality, self-esteem and happiness levels. International speaker, entrepreneur, model, comedian and YouTuber.

Nerea will be leading: Social Freedom

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A TEDx speaker, Millie is the founder of the Speaking Adventure and a coach. Over the past 18 years, Millie has worked with thousands of people from a range of backgrounds on topics like non-violent communication, writing, networking, public speaking and presentation skills. As a freelance trainer, she also works extensively abroad running workshops in communication skills for academics and scientists in cities including Berlin, Boston, Frankfurt, Hannover, Leipzig, Munich, Vienna, Zagreb, and Zürich.

She studied teaching at university, and has continued professional development training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Non-Violent Communication, Focusing, counselling, psychotherapy and coaching. She is also a certified facilitator of Speaking Circles, and currently training in Hakomi, a mindfulness-based therapeutic approach.

Millie continues to help in the belief that now more than ever the world needs effective, honest, and vulnerable communication about the things that matter.

Millie will be leading: Authentic Self - Be Real

Natasha Stanley

thisiforyou.me

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With 20 years’ experience in personal development, performing arts, group facilitation and coaching, leading transformative experiences is Natasha’s sweet-spot.

To the outside world, she has dedicated most of her life to supporting people in achieving extraordinary things. Behind the scenes, she has also dedicated much of her life to seeking the kind of raw, magical, meaningful connection we crave. Natasha lived a nomadic existence for almost a decade, living and working across 28 countries; meeting amazing people.

She believes that: Moments of connection – of unfiltered, non-judgemental revelation – are vital for human beings to thrive.

Listening (to others and to ourselves) is our single greatest tool for resolving discomfort, loneliness and conflict.

In an increasingly technology-driven, competitive world, deep human relationships are becoming harder and harder to find.

Creating these moments of connection – of listening when it’s hard to listen, of speaking when it’s hard to speak – is an ability that can be learned and cultivated.

Natasha will be leading: Play, Being & Connection

FAQs

I can’t attend an Appetiser event but I’m interested in attending the programme.
Great! Email us at hello@triggerconversations.co.uk, or click here to complete an online form, and one of the team will call you to see if the programme is the right fit for you.

How many people will be on the programme?
We’ve decided to limit the programme to 20 places so you’ll receive lots of individual attention, feedback and support.

Do I need to attend every workshop?
In short, we recommend you attend every module. Because it is in three parts, each part will build on the next. This is an immersive programme - spread out over three months with both offline and online components and weekly homework - to ensure you actually use the skills and tools you’ll learn in every part of your life. There is no magic pill to transforming your conversations. You are the pill - you have to commit to taking action. And we can help keep you accountable so that you can achieve this.

We’re looking for people who are committed to making a lasting change in how they have conversations, in every part of their life. It sounds like a cliche but the more you put in, the more you’ll get out!

(However, if you’re unwell or attending a wedding we’ll let you off and do our best to get you up to speed with what you have missed.)

How Does the Money Back Guarantee Work?
If you have attended 80% of the course, completed 80% of the homework assignments and still feel that you have not developed your conversational abilities then we’ll be happy to offer you back your full course fee.

I can’t attend the pilot programme dates, when can I sign up for the next programme?
If you’re available for an Appetiser evening in August and September then come along to gain some nuggets of insight. We would also love to arrange a call with you to ensure the course meets your needs. You can pay a deposit to secure you place on the full Transformational Conversations programme (starting Feb 2019) from Sept 2018.

What’s the age range for the programme?
At Trigger events and workshops, we’ve had people of all ages walk through the door - we don’t discriminate. We’re happy to have you whatever age you are (18+) as long as you’re suitable for it (see ‘Who is this programme suitable for?’ below).

Who is this programme suitable for?
At Trigger we invite you to leave your labels at the door, so we don’t care what your background or job is, or if you live in North or South London!

Maybe you want to be a super-networker, maybe you want to escape from small talk or maybe you’re addicted to connection? (Check out the section ‘Why are Transformational Conversations Important?’ for more reasons why you should attend.)

Each person will come for their own reasons. But you shouldn’t come unless you’re committed to make to making a change in your life. This isn’t just a workshop to give you tools that never put into practice. This is a immersive programme to help you have better conversations in every aspect of your life. By applying the tools - taking small actions - in your life you’ll discover a whole world of new opportunities that never existed before. And that is unbelievably exciting.

It might not easy - it might be challenging and scary - but, if you’re committed then we will do whatever we can to help you achieve your goals.

So, we’re looking for…

  • People who want to get to know themselves well - their paradigms, their limiting beliefs and behaviour patterns and are willing to tackle them head on.

  • Doers. Reading the books, listening to inspiring speakers and thinking about your future potential won’t get you there. You have to take action, even if it feel scary.

  • People who want to find the edge of their comfort zone, and step over it.

  • People who are passionate about people. After all, conversation is about connecting with others.

  • People who recognise the value of conversations - that it drives all our relationships, which unlock a whole host of hidden opportunities.

  • Humans. Seriously. We don’t want to see a facade. We want the quirks, the crazy side and you, just as you are. We want you to just be real.

  • People who are committed to attending the whole programme, completing the homework and putting everything you learn into action in your all aspect of your life.

  • People who see learning and growth as an adventure and journey. Enjoyable, surprising and sometimes full of both up and down moments.

  • People who are taking responsibility for their lives. What happens to you may not be your fault, but it is your responsibility to do something about it.

  • People who are patient and are committed to taking small continuous steps.

What if I don't live in London?
This is absolutely fine as long as you are able to be in London for all (or almost all) of the sessions. We know participants are travelling from Bristol for the course, for instance. In order to get the most out of the programme you will need to be in the room.

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