Can We Talk? The Evolution of Having Tough Conversations
Date: Sep 23, 2020 Beginning at 2:50 PM
Session Duration
1 Hour and 15 Minutes

Learning Objective
- How to prepare for uncomfortable conversations

- Learn how your mood and energy impacts the conversation

- How to have tough conversations without making an enemy

Session Description
No one likes conflict. Instead of engagement, we naturally veer to moments of comfort over "ruffling feathers". When HR professionals are faced with having tough yet necessary conversations, signs of anxiety may arise. However, as HR leaders there is an urgent need to evolve in how we deliver tactful and assertive communication. By incorporating these three (3) key elements--Respect, Empathy and Maturity--you will undoubetdly impact the culture of your workforce and community at large. Kenston Henderson Sr., a dedicated speaker, trainer, and facilitator will equip each attendee with tools to proactively move from a space of comfort, to curiousity, and ultimately where change happens--uncomfortability. In his role as the Citywide Training & Development Coordinator, he will also share insight from the City of Columbus' communication programming geared towards addressing how to identify and eliminate unsuccessful patterns of communication and replace them with patterns of successful tough conversations for the 21st century and beyond.

Session Speaker

Kenston Henderson

City of Columbus

More About Kenston Henderson

Kenston Henderson Sr., founder and CEO of Live With Lyfe, LLC is a multi-talented motivational speaker and corporate trainer. Live With Lyfe's mission is to ignite, inspire and empower the champion inside each individual, team, and organization. Kenston has over 16 years of proven experience in the human resource field with public, private, and non-profit entities. Previous organizations he has worked with include City of Columbus, Wendy’s, Ohio CDC Association, National Diversity Council, Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Center, NetJets Inc., The Ohio State University, and many others. Kenston has joined the City of Columbus Center of Training & Development as a Training and Development Coordinator within the Department of Human resources. In addition to his bachelor’s degree in technical education and training from The Ohio State University, he is a certified change agent, a certified John Maxwell Leadership team member, a musician, a trained relaxation therapist, author of an Amazon’s Best Seller Parenting Like a Boss and most recently was chosen to be a TEDx Signature Speaker at the TedxDayton Signature event that took place on October 11, 2019. His Talk was on Racial Reconciliation. Kenston has the necessary skills, outgoing personality, and upbeat nature to allow him to easily connect to individuals, groups, and crowds. He applies these talents to assist every person to become the best that they can be. “It is my goal to Ignite, Inspire, and Empower you to live with Lyfe (purpose)” Kenston Henderson Sr.

As much as Kenston loves speaking, training and inspiring youth and adults, his ultimate and ongoing goals is to be the best husband in the world to Dr.Terah Henderson and the best father in the world to his son Kenston Jr. Oh and be like Rocky Balboa or now Adonis Creed. "If you're doing LYFE alone, you're doing it all wrong" KSR