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Asking for and receiving feedback - advanced

Join this program and start building the skill of asking for and receiving feedback. Learn the basics, have insightful conversations, and use evidence-based daily habits to reinforce the fundamental sub-skills necessary for mastery.

Webinar + on-line course + daily practice

On-the-job practice

3 new daily habits
3 conversations

You decide!

Self-lead or team-lead

We recommend you follow the program with a buddy or with your team for best results. Send them the link!

3 - 6 weeks

6 weeks = best results per separate skill
3 weeks = optimal for holistic skill improvement, focusing on building several skills in a shorter time frame
Total time investment

3,5 hours

Webinar: 1 hour
On-line course: 1 hour
Weekly practice: 15 minutes

1% better
every day.

"It's our job at SkillsGym to make skills mastery easy for you. You don't need to go through a ton of programs or books, or test a dozen techniques that don't work. We have deconstructed the process into a few essential habits and conversations for you to have."
Sarah Cherif - CEO at CUTESolutions
Soft skills are everything

Why you should follow this program

Embark on a transformative journey where you learn to respond constructively to feedback, become an exceptional listener, and master the art of presence in your conversations. Many people struggle with how to handle challenging feedback. In our program, you'll develop the ability to step back and choose a thoughtful, constructive response instead of reacting impulsively. We draw on the insights of experts like Sheila Heen and Joe Hirsch to provide you with powerful techniques that can help you navigate difficult feedback with grace. By mastering these techniques, you'll turn feedback into an opportunity for self-improvement and personal growth.
  • Evidence-based: the best habits for you to build in order to master this skill according to research
  • Tested and approved by thousands of participants
  • Designed for social learning: go through the program with your buddy or team to build in social accountability and support

Master the skill of asking for and receiving feedback

We have deconstructed this skill into 3 sub-skills. And you will build one habit, and have one conversation around each sub-skill in a period of 3-6 weeks.
The program consists of a 1-hour webinar to kick-start your 3-6 week practice period in the workflow or in your personal life.

Master the skill step-by-step

You don't need tons of time or willpower to build a new skill. What you do need, is consistency. That's why after the kick-start webinar, you will practice building tiny habits (so small you will have no reason not to do it) in the workflow or in your personal life. You will build this skill habit-by-habit, conversation-by-conversation, focusing on 3 sub-skills:


Week 1 - 2 

Choose your reaction to feedback

Don't react automatically when receiving challenging feedback; instead, practice choosing a more constructive response.
#PostponeYourReaction #6ConstructiveTechniques #SheilaHeen #JoeHirsch


Week 3  - 4  

Practice active listening

Practice active listening and find an accountability partner who can help you become a better listener.
#LSDtechnique #RapidRepeatTechnique #Open-endedQuestions


Week 5 - 6 

Practice staying present

Master the skill of being present in conversations; it dramatically increases your positive impact and is a critical factor in whether people feel connected to and "safe" with you.
#Focus #Observation #RapidRepeatListening #Breathe
Effective feedback is the compass for personal and professional growth, guiding us toward improvement and excellence. Those who know how to ask for it, whilst navigating the potential pitfalls, have a huge advantage over those who don't; feedback-seeking behavior is one of the best predictors of work success.

What you will achieve by following this program

Elevate Your Response to Challenging Feedback

Have you ever felt caught off guard by feedback, reacting defensively or impulsively? In our program, you'll learn to break the automatic reaction cycle and choose a more constructive response. Drawing inspiration from Sheila Heen and Joe Hirsch's techniques, you'll be equipped with six powerful strategies to handle challenging feedback gracefully. This skill will empower you to turn feedback into an opportunity for personal growth and development.

Become an Exceptional Listener and Cultivate Accountability

Effective communication begins with active listening. Our program focuses on honing this essential skill through techniques like the LSD method and Rapid Repeat Listening. Additionally, you'll discover the value of finding an accountability partner who can support and challenge you to become an even better listener. By becoming an active listener, you'll improve your relationships, foster deeper connections, and enhance your overall communication proficiency.

Unlock the Power of Presence in Conversations

Being fully present in your conversations can make a world of difference. We emphasize the critical role of presence in creating a positive impact and fostering a sense of safety and connection. Through techniques like focused observation, rapid repeat listening, and conscious breathing, you'll master the art of being fully engaged in your interactions. This skill will not only enhance your communication but also strengthen your ability to connect with others authentically.

Enhance Your Personal and Professional Relationships

Ultimately, the skills you acquire in this program extend beyond your personal growth—they impact your professional and personal relationships as well. Effective communication, active listening, and presence in conversations are invaluable in building trust, fostering collaboration, and creating meaningful connections. Whether in your workplace or personal life, these skills will elevate your relationships and enhance your overall satisfaction and success.

Meet your trainer

At the kickstart of your 3-6 week skills development program, you will follow a webinar delivered by Sarah Cherif, founder and CEO of SkillsGym. Here are a few things you might like to know about her:

Sarah's background

Sarah began her career at the University of Ghent with degrees in child education and philosophy, quickly realizing her passion for teaching. Faced with the challenge of helping seasoned leaders develop soft skills without any prior corporate experience, she turned this disadvantage into a strength by creating evidence-based, sure-proof plans to build strong soft skills through habit formation and impactful conversations.

Personal life

Sarah's roots are Belgian and Tunesian, and she partially grew up in Washington DC. She currently lives in Belgium with her partner Nils (who is co-founder of SkillsGym Health), and has a dog named Lizzy.

20+ years of impact

Together with her SkillsGym team, Sarah has helped numerous world-class organizations like Samsung, Deloitte, Ikea... and thousands of managers and their teams improve their soft skills. SkillsGym now offers programs to accelerate the mastery of 50 essential leadership, team and well-being skills.

Fun fact

Sarah tests all the habits and conversations in the SkillsGym offer herself; that's more than 200+ habits and 200+ conversations. Most of them have become second nature. Yet, as you'll learn in the webinars, she isn't shy to talk about the failures and frustrations along the way.

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Asking for and receiving feedback

Build the skill step-by-step, one conversation and one habit at a time.