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Sandbox Stories: Penny Tremblay's Creative Approach to Conflict Management

Updated: Apr 21, 2022

Hey there, Story Sister! Episode #18 of the Power Your Platform Podcast features an amazing interview with Workplace Relationships Expert and Conflict Management Authority Penny Tremblay.

Twenty-five years ago, Penny led a sales team into the Million Dollar Club using the principles of relationship strategies. Since then, she’s developed her own brand called Learn to Play Nice in the Sandbox.

She also teaches, speaks and writes on the glue that holds business relationships together – plus she studied Negotiation and Advanced Mediation at Harvard. So… there’s that!

She’s one incredible lady and I’m so excited to share our conversation with you.

Penny has such a great outlook on conflict and relationship building – and I’m so grateful she shared some of her very personal and moving stories with us today in this episode.

By the way, isn’t it great to know that we’re all in the same boat when it comes to mindset? It’s just a part of having a human brain!

Here are my Top 10 Takeaways from my conversation with Penny:

1. Conflict resolution is an inside job.

2. The most important feedback usually isn’t something we want to hear.

3. People are hired for their technical skills, but they’re fired or stuck in dead-end positions due to their inability to get along with other people.

4. Conflict is inevitable; but suffering is optional.

5. Healthy teams embrace conflict.

6. We can’t change our past, but we can change our attachment to it.

7. Watch your language… to yourself.

8. Learn to recognize the difference between thoughts and truth.

9. We connect with others when we share our stories of struggle and challenge.

10. And finally, it’s always better to teach from your scars and not your wounds.

Be sure to join us after the show in our free Power Your Platform Facebook group. That’s the place where I’ll be sharing even more story strategies, free tips and other valuable resources to help you build a story brand that gets noticed and creates an impact. I hope to see there!

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