What if our most difficult interactions turned out to be teachers in disguise?

Unlikely Teachers: Finding the Hidden Gifts in Daily Conflict

Unlikely-Teachers-BookMost of us go about thinking that life happens to us, that conflict is a negative event, and that our reactions are caused and not under our conscious control.

“Unlikely Teachers” suggests that life events, troublesome people, and difficult problems can be gifts to help us strengthen relationships, open communication, and invent life in more purposeful ways.

In this experiential workshop based on my book, Unlikely Teachers: Finding the Hidden Gifts in Daily Conflict, participants discover how their most challenging situations and people can become their teachers.

By changing ourselves, we move from feeling “acted upon” to becoming more conscious actors in our life and work.

Come prepared to learn, explore, participate, and have fun.


To explore conflict and difficult people as openings to learning, growth, and conscious behavior.


  • See conflict as normal, inevitable, and potentially beneficial.
  • Increase power in difficult work and life situations.
  • Develop the skills of awareness, fluidity and presence.
  • Learn the six stages of transforming an “attack” into a gift of energy.
  • Unfold your potential to face daily challenges.

Content is taken from the text, Unlikely Teachers: Finding the Hidden Gifts in Daily Conflict, by Judy Ringer, which makes a perfect pre- or post- workshop reinforcement. 

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