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Check-in conversations - basic

Join this program and start building the skill of check-in conversations. Learn the basics, have insightful conversations, and use evidence-based daily habits to reinforce the fundamental sub-skills necessary for mastery.
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  • Includes 1 webinar, and extra resources
  • Includes daily practice: 3 habits + 3 conversations
  • Total time investment = 3,5 hours, 3-6 weeks
Soft skills are everything

Why you should follow this program

Ever wonder how you can stay focused, connected, and productive at work? Well, I have some good news for you. It's simpler than you think.

Many research studies show that regular check-in conversations with your colleagues can help keep you focused and connected at work. But just like any other habit, it takes practice to get it right. In this session, we'll explore a simple metaphor called the "Gingerbread Man" to help us build the habit of regular effective check-ins:

Head: How do we stay focused?
Heart: How do we feel connected?
Hands: How do we keep growing (and learning)?
Feet: How do we keep moving forward?

See and Connect with the Whole Person

Transform your check-ins by truly understanding and appreciating the complete individual - their thoughts, emotions, skills, and plans. Embrace the Gingerbread Man approach to foster genuine connections.

Cultivate Lasting Habits

Elevate your organizational culture by making check-in conversations a habitual, integral part of your routine. Evolve and improve incrementally with the gingerbread man.

Master the Art of Listening

Develop the skill of active listening to enrich your check-ins. Utilize techniques such as the LSD technique, Rapid Repeat, and PALM observation to become a proficient and empathetic communicator.

Transform Conversations, Transform Relationships

Elevate your interpersonal dynamics by mastering the art of check-in conversations. Unlock the power to build stronger connections, foster understanding, and make every interaction count.

Master the skill of check-in conversations (basic)

Build the skill, by mastering the sub-skills first.
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.

Sub-skill 1

Week 1 - 2 

Have all-round check-conversations

Improve the quality of your regular check-in conversations by seeing the other person as a "whole" person including their thoughts, emotions, skills, and plans.
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Sub-skill 2

Week 3  - 4  

Improve check-ins one habit at a time

Make check-in conversations a key part of your culture, getting better at them one habit at a time.
#Check-inConversations #Head #Heart #Hands #Feet #MarcusBuckingham

Sub-skill 3

Week 5 - 6 

Practice active listening

Be a good listener when checking in with someone. 
#LSDtechnique #RapidRepeat #ActiveListening #PALMobservation

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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