A Conversation Specialist
Hi, I’m Barra Fitzgibbon, a trained lawyer who moved from the courtroom to the UK’s National airwaves to become Channel 4’s first ever Irish voice over artist. I have spent over 20 years studying the impact of good conversations. From an individual and wider organisation perspective.
Following a near death brush with Covid, I personally experienced how the conversations with both myself and the NHS medical team ultimately saved my life. Extolling the benefits of great conversations is now my life’s work.
1. The most important conversation that you’ll ever have is with yourself
Whether or not we notice it, we move through each day with a continuous inner conversation. We talk to ourselves about what is happening and what it means. We relate today’s events to yesterday’s struggles and tomorrow’s possibilities. We define our character and decide our role with others both in our personal and professional lives.
2. Better conversations lead to better business
Smart leaders talk to employees on a human level, introduce practices and cultural norms that instil conversational awareness and appreciation throughout their organisations. This allows a large or growing company to operate as a smaller and more agile entity and reap the rewards of such - operational flexibility, high levels of employee engagement, strategic alignment, innovation and creativity.