Crucial Conversations Workshop

Over 40 business and non-profit leaders came together for an all-day workshop entitled Crucial Conversations based on the NY Times best-selling book. Our Cru City Austin team loved getting to know the participants, learning together, and receiving tremendous feedback.

Here are a few of your comments:

“I only wish I’d taken this course YEARS ago to help in every aspect of my personal and professional life.”

“Masterfully taught, not a wasted second.”

“This course will help me have an overdue conversation with my boss.”


“Crucial Conversations – This is a life changing event.”

Our Master Trainer, Greg Stephens, was OUTSTANDING and received very high marks
for the content, his enthusiasm, authenticity, and tremendous personal examples that
made it real and practical for each one of us.

If you recall, Greg asked for help to connect with any high-leverage leaders who want to
improve their leadership and communication skill . . . for both personal and
professional development. I believe the course runs for 12 weeks and is limited to a
select group of 12 individuals. If you think of any potential candidates, please reach out
to Greg on that. Contact information for him is below.

This practical, interactive workshop helped us to learn to:

  • Keep composure when feeling angry, defensive, or intimidated.
  • Speak honestly and respectfully.
  • Find and cultivate mutual purpose with those who hold opposing
  • Recognize the warning signs when you’re at cross-purpose and take steps
    to rebuild safety and return to dialogue.
  • Bring people back to dialogue when they clam up or blow up.

Most of the participants indicated an interest to be informed of future Cru events and
also learn more about growing personally, professionally, and spiritually. We look
forward to being a potential resource for your continued development.

Feel free to contact us at or check out our website at

A Note from Greg Stephens

Thank you for joining us for the Cru sponsored Crucial Conversations class last Friday. I
wanted to formally thank Cru City Austin for their commitment to serve the people of Austin,
TX. Although we did not speak about the spiritual dimension of life and the effect Crucial
Conversations has in that arena, my wife Emily and I have been encouraged, helped, and
blessed through one on one conversations with many of the Cru City Austin Staff. If you are
searching and examining yourself in the spiritual context, you might find it valuable to reach
out to Cru if you would like to deepen your knowledge, ask questions, or just have an
authentic conversation of what kind of peace a spiritual conversation can bring to your life.
Although we have power over what we believe, what we believe holds real power over us,
especially the power to heal.

I appreciate the commitment it took to put aside your Friday and make it to class. I hope
you implement the skills you learned and improve your relationships. I wish you all the best!

My Best,
Greg Stephens | Founder | Alignment Resources
Phone: (512) 750-4734