Naming Elephants: Speaking Truth to Power


“In 30 years of being a coach and consultant the failure to speak out

and give feedback are in my experience the two major causes

of dysfunctional organisations and relationships.”  

Marie Faire


We know that trust is a prerequisite of high performance and quality productive relationships, and that the prerequisites of trust are honesty, openness and transparency.

So, how does our relationship with power stop us from being honest and speaking up?

What stops us challenging authority?

How do we change patterns of being nice, being afraid, being fearful and being compliant?

How come we ‘talk about’ rather than ‘talk to’

This workshop will explore answers to these questions and consider models that can help us to have these ‘difficult’ and courageous conversations. We will draw on the work of Marshal Rosenberg, Judith Glaser, David Whyte, David Richo and Marie’s own experience in a wide variety of contexts.


£400 plus VAT

Includes refreshments and lunches.


The Old Clubhouse, Lacock, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2LA

Questions & Booking

To book your place or ask any questions please contact Marie, or 01437 710900

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