Episode 124

Managing Conflict with Jacqui Brauman

We often avoid difficult conversations, because they are just that: difficult.
Difficult conversations are a part of life, and being able to approach them in a logical manner can make all the difference to your experience of the process and the success of the outcome.
In today’s episode of the podcast, I am joined by Jacqui Brauman to explore different communication and conflict styles, and how an understanding of them can help us manage and avoid conflict during those difficult conversations.
Jacqui is an Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates, an NMAS accredited mediator, and a collaboratively trained lawyer, and has written and published three legal guides: ‘In Case of Emergency’, a practical guide for young families in the case of injury or death, ‘Death and Social Media, a guide to your digital estate planning’, and ‘The Sandwich Generation’.
In this episode of the podcast, we talk about:
  • The five different conflict styles
  • How to have difficult conversations
  • Mediation and approaching legal conflict differently
  • Empowering assertive behaviour
  • Masculine and feminine energy
  • Understanding what the other person wants and knowing what you want
  • Being able to negotiate with confidence
  • Preparing for difficult conversations
  • The importance of feeling safe in difficult conversations
  • Starting and staying in difficult conversations
  • and much, much more
Make sure you listen in to this episode, as you’ll gain a lot of insight into your own behaviour (and where you like to sit on the conflict scale) and how you can manage conflict in a more positive way moving forward.

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Fiona Redding


My mission in life is to share everything I have learned – and am continuing to learn – about turning my own life around and to really help you understand that happiness is to be found in the overcoming of obstacles and challenges in your life, and not in the absence of them.  To achieve your potential in life, you need to become your potential.  And for that to be, you need to understand yourself, and learn how to harness your strengths and overcome your weaknesses.   You have the power within you to create whatever reality you choose, and I am here to help you know that if you don’t like what you are experiencing, then you can absolutely change that.   But you do have to choose, believe, and be open to all possibilities, and to keep showing up every day, even when it feels really hard. Because if you do what is easy, your life will be hard.  But if you do what is hard, your life will be easy.