Completely Transform Your Connection to Others
Everything Starts with a Conversation.
So what's this all about?
At Trigger Conversations, we see a world where everyone feels completely unbounded by expectations; where we are free and accepting of ourselves and others, so that we can start conversations that flow naturally, expand adventurously and build connection quickly.
Conversations are at the core of our human experience. It is through conversation that we relate to others, understand each other better and take action. Every conversation holds within it enormous potential: the potential to connect, to learn, to build or to grow. Our ability to transform our lives, and those of others, relies upon our ability to communicate a shared vision.
Yet, little often do we take stock of the enormous power lying dormant in our everyday interaction. Instead, we make do with conversations that bring little value to our lives and to others. We feel stuck in predictable scripts, in need of surprises, excitement and spontaneity. We struggle to find connection, 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.
Warning: Deep Solutions Ahead!
So What are Transformational Conversations?
Transformational Conversations are an adventure.
They are the feeling of freedom; as we let go of our agendas, let go of our masks and, arming ourselves with just the right tools to oil the machine, we create a space for connection and serendipity to happen.
Transformational Conversations enable us to be ourselves and welcome others to do the same. They are two people interacting uninhibited, experiencing flow, inspiration, passion and acceptance.
And a result of this freedom, we feel more connected, we discover opportunities more easily and we experience greater value in our interactions, and more of them.
Transformational Conversations are:
A chance to break out of tired scripts and small talk, and instead to experience a sense of adventure and the unknown.
Invitations to be ourselves and to see what happens when we are free to think and live without restriction.
Easily discovering new friends, connections and opportunities in the most unlikely situations. Gaining maximum, heartfelt value from every encounter.
Why are Transformational Conversations Important?
When we feel frustrated or stuck, unheard or socially isolated, living with unfulfilled potential or with a sense of undiscovered opportunities, Transformational Conversations offer a pathway to exponential clarity, opportunity, serendipity, expansion and growth.
Transformational Conversations are for you if:
You can't stand
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
We get it. It’s inauthentic and everyone’s driven by agendas. But still we all have to do it, right? By transforming your conversations you effortlessly walk into a room of strangers and connect with anyone, finding common ground instantly and making unforgettable connections.
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.
You have a young mind in your hands
When raising or mentoring a young person, knowing your own voice will help you guide them to reach their greatest potential and equip you with the tools to connect with them authentically.
Transformational Conversations Transform Life
Learning these skills you will be able to:
Start a conversation with anyone, anywhere, anytime - even on the tube, if you want!
Replace self-defeating thoughts and beliefs with ones that empower you.
Turn every spontaneous encounter into an opportunity to connect and learn.
Generate ideas and ignite passions with greater ease.
Have better conversations with greater depth, creativity and understanding.
Have increased influence, warmth and charisma to positively impact dating, friends, business & networking.
Discover like-minded people, friends and relationships, and experience community more easily.
Make great first impressions and build rapport quickly.
Be a Friend
Become a better listener and experience greater openness with others.
And even deeper... (Yes, it's possible!)
Experience Greater Confidence
Self-love and self-acceptance.
Experience Greater Value of Time
Every stranger becomes an opportunity for greater value in your life. Small talk disappears.
Know Yourself and Others
More deeply and easily.
Greater openness leads to awareness of opportunities that would have gone undiscovered.
Experience Increased Curiosity
Which leads to serendipity, opportunities and always having something to say.
A world of strangers becomes a world of potential friends.
Experience Feelings of Authenticity
That's when you are speaking, hearing and together with others, being true.
Yes, this is deep. We do deep. We don’t want to give you a plaster. Let’s delve into the real world of connection and the power of conversations.
A three part journey split across seven weeks, designed to develop your skills from basic to advanced, expand and empower your mindset and beliefs, and help you practice everything to 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 teach you how to gain accountability for your actions.
Modules in Part 1:
An Introduction to the ProgrammeGet to know your fellow adventurers and share your story and intentions so you can become accountable to each throughout the programme.
Conversation Basic ToolkitLearn how to use opening statements, questions, handle different types of rejection, and set yourself an empowering, unbreakable personal law.
Play, Being & ConnectionExplore what it is to be playful and free to be yourself, whilst establishing deep connection.
Breaking Scripts and Navigating Small TalkLearn how to spot traps of habitual conversation, instead steering it into exciting, unknown territory.
Connection Triggers, Quick Rapport & CharismaLearn simple tricks to establish connection and rapport quickly with anyone, and ultimately, make an unforgettable first impression.
In field & Social FreedomPush 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:
Mindset and BeliefsDelve deep into what makes you behave the way you do and how you can free yourself from self-defeating habits and limitations.
Transformational Life CoachingReceive 121 coaching from the team to identify and work through your barriers. Support is tailored to cement lasting change.
Be CuriousStealing 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.
Deep Listening & PresenceCultivate a greater presence and learn how to develop the third level of listening so that you can delve into a deep conversation at will.
Authentic Self - Be RealPractice speaking your true thoughts and feelings to create a deeper sense of self and better connection with others.
QuestioningLearn 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 a conversation with you becomes a profound, cathartic, impactful experience that others do not forget.
Modules in Part 3:
Transformational Life CoachingKick off part 3 with more 121 coaching that prepares you for becoming an expert conversationalist.
Networking & Engineering SerendipityLearn how to apply everything you have learned to network effortlessly and uncover hidden opportunities.
Going DeepLearn how to leave no stone unturned in order to reveal greater meaning and deeper truths.
Going Non-Linear - Creativily & PlayfullyA meaningful conversation takes on many forms! Learn how we can connect by entirely indulging our surreal and mischievous sides.
Breaking the RulesYou’ve learned everything you need to know. Let’s see what happens now when we go rogue!
Who are the Leaders?
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Peter is an occupational therapist, personal trainer, writer and speaker.
He is trained as a teacher in Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Sleep Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Stress Management, Personal Training, and Nutrition. He is also a Zentangle Certified Trainer (ZCT) and teaches Improvisation classes.
Like many people Peter got to a point where the busyness and intensity of life was not sustainable and began to burn out. After a year of insomnia, he accepted things had to be done differently and made lifestyle changes, beginning a journey into mindfulness, understanding sleep and stress, through awareness and compassion.
He now works practically with people around what they want to be able to do, breaking things down and exploring what's getting in the way, taking graded steps to change.
Peter writes as a contributor for the RTE Lifestyle show and has participated in radio interviews on Newstalk, Today FM and appeared on the TV show Operation Transformation. He also has a background as a personal trainer and views that balanced exercise is one of the best things you can do for your mental health.
Peter will be leading: Going Non-linear, Creatively and Playfully
‘Samuel Power’ is a beautiful expression of life, just like you. He has always had something of a leader within. A knowing that one of his gifts is to inspire others to empower and free themselves.
He is an international speaker and coach, having worked with Platinum Mind University, Your Charisma Coach, The Happy World Company and Transcend The Mind. He has delivered coaching, seminars, workshops and retreats worldwide, lived and learned from Yogis in Sri Lanka, India and Nepal, and is a teacher of Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness and Qi Gong, as well as a Master EFT Practitioner, Reiki Healer Vipassana practitioner, improvisation teacher and CAPD Presenter.
He has gone deep into the understanding of what it means to be a human being, dedicated many years to find his truth. His strong desire for self-liberation has taken him to extremely dark states of being in order to truly rise up like the phoenix and lead with experience and conviction. He knows the game of suffering, depression and fear very well and has learnt in great depth how to bring others out of these states, ultimately back into ‘light’.
Sam will be leading: Social Freedom
What are the Dates?
Our next programme runs from February-April 2019 across 7 days and 3 evening. Dates to be announced soon.
What are the Costs?
(February 2019 Onwards)
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We know the formula for great conversations.
We’ve run over 60 events, brought together 1200 people for over 3000 meaningful conversations and have 70+ 5* reviews to show for it on Facebook (check them out!).
But in case you’re not sure about investing in us then you’ll be delighted to hear that we’re offering a 100% money back guarantee if you don’t feel your conversation abilities have been transformed. So there is nothing for you to lose!
Your Fee Includes:
3 weekday evening workshops (6.30-9.30pm).
6 weekend day workshops (9.30-5.30pm).
1 weekend day in-field conversation and social freedom training (9.30-5.30pm).
2 one-to-one Transformational Life Coaching sessions with an accredited coach.
Tribe Facebook Group
Access to an exclusive Transformational Conversations Programme Facebook Group to keep you connected to community. Great for support and accountability!
Weekly homework tasks and online check-ins with your Course Leaders throughout the course to ensure you keep you continue to test, develop and grow your abilities - let’s keep the momentum going!
Complimentary tickets to our flagship classic Trigger Conversations evenings throughout the programme so that you can put your skills straight to use.
A Trigger branded workbook - to record your key learnings, ideas and reflections. And it’s a beautiful way to capture your journey too.
I can’t attend an Appetiser event but I’m interested in attending the programme.
Great! Email us at email@example.com, 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?
As this is the first Trigger programme , we’ve decided to limit it 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 is 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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On our trainings:
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'All the people were so open, non-judgmental and happy!'
'A very interactive morning of meeting new people and hearing their experiences. I learnt lots of practical things to take away.'
'It was great to meet new people enjoy and learn new ways to have conversations.'
'The training has taught me things about myself and ways to improve my behaviour. I wish I had an opportunity to join an event like this more often in my life.'
'What I've learnt in a short period of time is invaluable and hopefully just the start. I wish I had this twenty years ago!'
'I enjoyed the tools that I learnt through Trigger'
'Clear, concise and engaging. Clearly structured - a nice mix of practical exercises and talking interaction. Nicely broken down into different sections. Clear, sensible and practical ideas to take away and try whatever level you are at.'
On Trigger Conversations events:
'A great night, full of super interesting and intelligent conversations as well as almost debates! I really liked the way you ran the event and the collection of cards helped to guide the conversation so well, with a great questions it is so easy to get into a deep and meaningful conversation. Definitely recommending it to others and I will be back as my diary allows it. Thank you for the great evening.'
'Such a great night. The format is designed to helpfully and easily bring strangers together - and guarantees no awkwardness, just interesting and insightful connections and conversations. If you see this and think "hmm... I'm probably the sort of person who enjoy this but I'm not quite sure", then just go, I promise you'll be so happy you did!'
'Get along, open your eyes and your EARS, re-engage your brain and be stimulated and energised. Trigger conversations takes you out of your everyday routine and encourages you to be inquisitive and interested and makes you more interesting as a result. All delightfully done by the lovely Georgie in a safe & welcoming environment - what are you waiting for?'
'For people who enjoy having meaningful conversations, I think there are few better ways to spend an evening than at a Trigger event. The facilitators are excellent, the vibe is informal and fun, and the questions range from provocative to nostalgic to spiritual. I’ve been a few times and have had incredibly interesting conversations. I’ve left with new insights about myself plus new friends! Highly recommend.'
'Trigger is a fascinating, thought-provoking event that always results in great conversation and new friends made! A great idea wonderfully executed by some lovely people. One of the best things about it is I always find something in common with someone who on the face of it, I didn’t appear to have much in common with - the great thing about scrapping the small talk and being interested in more than just someone’s job!'
'Trigger Conversations is an amazing and fresh concept/company, and I highly recommend attending the very next event if you haven’t been before! I felt so at ease at the event, and found I was happily and effortlessly pouring out my deepest thoughts and secrets to (previously) perfect strangers right from the start. Georgie, the founder, is incredibly warm and welcoming, and makes sure everyone feels welcome and part of the Trigger fam from the moment you walk through the door.'
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