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Shorten The Distance: Fierce Conversations Offers Free Online Mini-Course to Help Strengthen Personal Relationships During Stay at Home Orders

Fierce Conversations For Social Distancing is comprised of three distinct lessons focused on conversations with self, with kids and with significant others

April 22, 2020 - Seattle, WA -- Today Fierce Conversation launched a new, free online course focused on “shortening the distance” during the coronavirus pandemic, even with those in close proximity. Fierce Conversations for Social Distancing will teach participants how to have conversations that strengthen relationships using proprietary tools that have improved organizations for over 20 years.

“The distance we feel in our professional and personal relationships often has nothing to do with physical proximity, however, in our current situations we can also feel very disconnected and distant” said President of Fierce Conversations. “Conversation skills have never been more important as we navigate this new reality; we believe the lessons provided within this mini-course will elevate the connections between the important people in our lives - and focus at home first.

Fierce Conversations for Social Distancing is broken out into 2 distinct lessons from Fierce leaders:

  • Susan Scott, Founder & CEO discusses the importance of conversations with yourself during quarantine. Participants will learn about the challenge of interrogating reality and why a personal stump speech should “sing to your soul,” especially in times like these.
  • Ronna Detrick, SVP of Learning dives into key conversation skills used in the workplace and how she uses these same skills as a mom with grown daughters who have moved back into the family nest.

In addition to the course videos, participants will receive worksheets to further their learning. These include a personal stump speech template, a list of top 5 conversations to have with family and friends with tips for prioritizing these, along with 10 actionable conversation starters to use with your partner.

“Social distancing is hard and affects us all in different ways, to different degrees,” continued Engle. “We know that strained relationships only make things harder. We hope individuals will take advantage of these tools, and begin to have the conversations that matter.”

For more information, or to register, please visit

about fierce

Fierce Conversations is a training company that teaches you how to have effective conversations. Fierce has trained hundreds of thousands to become expert conversationalists who save their organizations time and money by knowing what to talk about, how to talk about it and why it matters for the bottom line. Fierce programs have been successfully implemented at blue-chip companies, nonprofits, and educational organizations worldwide, including Capital One, Wal-Mart, CHRISTUS Health, Coca-Cola, CARE, and Verizon. The company has been honored as an Inc. 500|5000 company eight times, named to’s "Companies to Watch" list twice, and has won numerous awards for top companies to work for in the state of Washington. Learn how to have conversations that matter.

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