Virtually Connect, Reflect & Engage
Seeing faces, having shared experiences and connecting in meaningful conversations matters!
Conversations Matter is a 90-minute structured, supportive and fun virtual experience. This community project connects like-minded individuals – from anywhere – to engage and encourage.
Isolation is not healthy. Staying connected is a biological requirement. Conversations Matter connects people to have meaningful conversations, gain clarity about their choices, and create hope about what's next.
What participants say
"Conversations Matter: I was surprised by the level of authentic connection in the participants. I felt really close to them even after only a couple of brief encounters." ~Wendy Rose, Futures Counselor, Compass Community Collaborative School, Colorado
"Conversations Matter generated good energy and smiles." ~Ronald McInnis, Program Coordinator, Helping Hands of Georgetown, S. Carolina
Great conversation! I got to know my room quickly and was motivated by what others said... an incredible opportunity to connect with people from around the globe... really inspired to reflect and creatively identify small actions to honor what is important to me. ~Laura Lee, Career Services Provider, Department of Defense, Hawaii
Amazing! I appreciated the sharing. Conversations Matter was encouraging, inspiring, calming. I feel grounded. ~Jayne Greene-Black, career counselor, Toronto
What’s the process?
Storytelling and listening principles from the Who You are Matters! experience, and Online Storyteller – both used worldwide – are employed within Conversations Matter to:
- Spark meaningful conversation
- Connect and nurture each other during uncertain times, and
- Gain clarity to be our best while serving others.
Within the 90-minute experience you:
- Share what’s comfortable in response to positive story prompts; feel free to pass
- Keep conversations confidential
- Smile and have fun while receiving affirming feedback, gaining hope, clarity and confidence, and sharing appreciation.
Our agenda is simple!
- Getting ready and learning how the Conversations Matter platform works together with Zoom (10 mins)
- The Conversation Experience in groups of four (60 mins)
- Post-experience and next steps (20 mins)
- Complete a Clarification Statement including 1 Possibility & 1 action step
- Gain hope and connection, and commit to encouraging 1 person who matters to you
- Access to 3 more “Weekly Conversation & Community” follow-up conversations to deepen clarification and support taking action
- Access to the Online Storyteller web application for self-directed narrative reflection
As Onelifetools.com co-founders, Mark and Rich have reached millions by providing supportive and structured experiences. "While virtual experiences can provide information and distraction, helping people make meaning from experience is needed more than ever."
Mark is practice leader of CareerCycles, a career management social enterprise, co-founder of OneLifeTools and adjunct professor at University of Toronto. At CareerCycles Mark and his team have helped 5000+ clients become empowered in their careers and lives.
Rich is a Professor of Counseling and Career Development at Colorado State University, one of CSU’s twelve University Distinguished Teaching Scholars, and past president of the National Career Development Association.
Conversations Matter powered by OneLifeTools
More to Say!
We had a helpful, open conversation. No one held back!
~Michael Newman, author of Between These Walls
In my Conversations Matter online breakout group, I loved getting to the heart of who we are and the essence of what we want so quickly, without having time to overthink it. A really supportive community was built-- which made this experience feel ... magical.
~Danielle Kershaw, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
Conversations Matter led to great connecting. It was humanizing.
~Mark Danaher, Careers by Design, past president of National Career Development Association, Connecticut
Mark and Rich have developed an insightful program. Plus, I had fun - more than I expected! I appreciated hearing everyone’s similarities. And differences.
~Kate Duttro, University of Washington (ret.), Seattle