Authentic Communication Essentials

Succinct and sweet self-study courses

“The biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has happened”    
- George Bernard Shaw
            Communication is the fabric of our communities, families, and workplaces. But it is rare that we are taught how to do it well--to weave with skill and precision. We are complex, emotional beings and it takes immense self-awareness to know what to communicate, how, to whom, and when.
            When we commit to growing our emotional development and communication skills, we can live into more of our potential, and effect change with the people we care about. Authentic Relating is the most comprehensive body of knowledge available for training these skills, and these 4 intro courses can help you get started on your journey to emotional mastery. 

With your friends, your family, your colleagues -- do you feel like you can be yourself?


It’s tough to feel confident, clear and engaged when you’re unclear on the inside. You might end up feeling like a people pleaser, sacrificing your own needs or desires in the hopes that your relationships feel more connected. Or you might spend time with a friend, only to end up feeling wholly unsatisfied with your conversation because you felt like you held back.

It’s time to align who you are on the inside with who you show to the world.

This course will guide you through a simple set of practices to define your core values, and check whether you’re aligned with them in the ways you show up in your relationships. You’ll feel more confident, at ease, and open to connection. And your relationships will feel more deeply satisfying because you’re no longer holding back. In short: you’ll learn how to be authentic.

Learn to: 
  • Make empowered choices. 
  • Get clear and act from your values. 
  • Stop hiding and get more of what you need in relationships.
  • Communicate in ways that are aligned with your core. 
  • Gain more trust with others.


Contents:  5 lessons, 3 videos, and 3 supporting assignments

Purchase Now - $47

Deeper, more fulfilling, more engaging conversations. Coming right up.


Human connection is vital nourishment for our growth. Yet as we grow older, the structure of our lives has less and less built-in connection. So how do we get the nourishment we need to thrive?

Having highly connective, really fulfilling conversations seems like something we’re supposed to just know how to do. But it still feels difficult, and at times frustrating -- and when the people we want to connect with are family, loved ones, and close friends, that sense of deep connection feels really important.

Nobody teaches us how to have deep, meaningful conversations. Well, until this course anyway. It turns out there are tools and skills that you can put into practice that immediately create more depth in daily connections.

In this course, you’ll not only learn the frameworks and questions to ask, but you’ll watch our Authentic Revolution facilitators put them into practice with each other. Then, you’ll be given assignments to take into practice in your life. You’ll finish this course with a Deep Conversations toolbox at your disposal. 

Learn to: 
  • Share what’s on your heart, in a way that builds rather than breaks connection. 
  • Listen in a way that creates a feeling of team and connection.
  • Develop your curiosity and follow threads to create rich conversations with anyone.
  • Explore your blindspots, and grow past them.


Contents: 8 lessons: 9 videos, and 6 supporting assignments

Purchase Now - $77

Make the ask and get what you want.


It can feel difficult to ask for what we really want. We don’t want to put other people out, or feel like a burden. And what if they say no? When we get stuck in this loop, we often just hold back and don’t ask. We end up feeling misunderstood, and it’s pretty hard to actually get what we want if we stay quiet.

The ability to know what you want, and ask for it, will get you further in life than perhaps any other skill. Requests can get you dates, raises, rides, favors. You'd be amazed what people are willing to do if you just ask.

Learning to be highly skillful in how we ask, and in balancing our wants and needs with others is an entire skill set. That’s why we created a course on it!

The Art of Making Requests will teach you to get clear about what you desire, state it with precision, move through rejection (it will inevitably happen at some point!), and arrive at place of mutual agreement. 

Learn to: 
  • Skillfully make direct (rather than passive) requests. 
  • Explore the deeper needs and motivations underlying your desires. 
  • Stay in connection when you feel rejected. 
  • Get more of what you want from your current connections.


Contents: 6 lessons, 8 videos, and 4 supporting assignments

Purchase Now - $57

Inside of any conflict, there is connection and teamwork waiting to emerge.


We are bound to have relationships that, no matter how thoughtful we try to be, just feel difficult. It can feel like we’re talking to a wall - or worse, that the other person just doesn’t care about our feelings. It might seem like these toxic situations are just destined to cause pain for our open hearts.

This is where good boundaries rush in to save the day -- and the relationship. Often we don’t want to walk away from these connections, but something has to change. We want to be able to stand our ground when we need to, with skill and kindness.

Once we learn and practice this skill our boundaries become vital communications to the people we care about. They maintain the health of our relationships. Without them, misunderstandings and a build-up of negative emotion can damage or even destroy relationships.

This course will teach you how to set and maintain boundaries, and how to turn conflicts into opportunities. 
Learn to: 
  • Recognize the moments when a boundary is necessary. 
  • Use statements of need and intention to express your boundaries. 
  • Stay connected when triggered.
  • Cultivate emotional resilience to bounce back from a difficult situation. 
  • Get real and share yourself to get the connection you want.


Contents: 5 lessons. 5 videos, and 5 assignments.

Purchase Now - $67

*** This content was originally included in the Authentic Life Course from 2015-2020. It is no longer a part of the course materials.

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