Thompson Rivers University

Language of Hope: How Our Words Shape Our World (for TRU employees)

Join HR Wellness for the first Lunch & Learn of 2021!

Language of Hope: How Our Words Shape Our World | Presented by Haesun Moon, Executive Director, Canadian Centre for Brief Coaching

Can you think of a conversation that was “life-giving” for you? Whether at home or at work, a conversation that left you feeling hopeful, uplifted or assured? What was happening in that conversation that gave you “life”? Who were you talking to?

When we study these powerful conversations, we learn it does not “just happen” but they are carefully and mindfully crafted. There are some core building blocks of “hope” that get built in your ordinary conversations. Unless you are very intentional about it, those details are often unnoticed yet not insignificant.

In this webinar, you will learn a simple—but not easy—set of skills you can use to make your conversations with yourself and others around you just a little better. Along with evidence-based case studies from the field of communication science, this session will provide you with simple heuristics, stories and usable skills to sharpen your language in creating hope.

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Meet Your Presenter | Haesun Moon, PhD(c), MCC(c), CSFC is a leading expert and educator on coaching and the use of language in transforming workplace dialogues leading to social change. Her academic and professional research in coaching dialogues and pedagogy from the University of Toronto introduced a simple coaching model—Dialogic Orientation Quadrant—that has transformed the way people coach and learn coaching worldwide. Haesun teaches Brief Coaching at the University of Toronto and serves as Executive Director at the Canadian Centre for Brief Coaching. She can be reached at

Please note: This Lunch and Learn will be held via Zoom. Sam Nielsen, Campus Wellness Advisor, will send you a calendar invite with the Zoom link. If you do not receive an email, please message her at Please note that TRU OLFM’s are unable to invoice their time when attending this presentation.

Thank you to Nina Johnson, CELT, for recommending this Lunch & Learn.