Speaking TopicsSiobhan Murphy, MCC, is CEO of The Quest Connection. She is a leading edge thinker who brings new paradigm tools to her business clients including Executive Coaching, Custom Retreats, Workshops, and Leadership Training.


Visioning a new future – especially useful as you think about future plans and want to step back and listen to what wants to happen now through you and your business. This workshop is for Leaders and Senior Managers to create a compelling picture of the future through conversation, reflection, writing, images and exercises.

Outcomes: Deeper discussion about the purpose of the business/organization and what’s important to all stakeholders. A statement of vision or close approximation is a common outcome. This conversation can inform marketing plans, website upgrades and other financial investments and is often done in advance of those efforts when clarity and buy-in are desired.

Communications Theatre –This model takes participants “from Battleground to Playground.” It discusses four levels of communicating: Drama, Problem solving, Play, and Reverence. Participants learn a powerful model of four relational stances and then practice these approaches using real life examples through “real” play. Even the observers learn the model by watching it acted out. The overall goal of the model is to move from battleground to playground in our interactions and to operate more in the realm of creative possibility during the workday.

Outcomes: Laughing! Participants now have several different ways to approach the same scenarios when they leave the off-site. The whole team has a common language about how they might approach any situation with a client or with a colleague.

The Great Question Action Coaching Game™ to deliver questioning skills for managers. This 3 hour program gives managers and supervisors experience in asking coaching questions so their direct reports can discover solutions themselves.

Is it possible for your clients and workshop participants to learn the powerful skill of asking great questions, learn to communicate effectively, improve their listening skills, integrate their learning and have fun all at the same time?” It is if they’re playing the Great Question Game!™

The Great Question!™ game provides you with a way to help your clients and workshop participants learn the skill of asking Great Questions in an engaging and interactive way. Learning to ask great coaching questions can be a challenging (and sometimes frustrating) task. It requires focus, a great deal of willingness, enthusiasm and a magic, sometimes elusive, shift to a new way of listening and thinking.

Outcomes: The Great Question!™ Game provides you with a unique way to bridge the gap for your clients and workshop participants between hearing about this skill and putting it into practice. All while having something we adults need more of … FUN!

Leadership Training: Excelerator Coaching™ for Leaders and Managers

• The program includes 24 hours of content, delivered either in a 3-day experiential workshop or a 3-month tele-class or in combination.

• Expertly facilitated learning environments where the principles, tools and skills are acquired that will enable you to start using a coach approach immediately.

• Optional follow-up individual or group coaching sessions with a Licensed Excelerator Coach to integrate learning.

• Superior learning tools including the Excelerator Coaching comprehensive course binder, and the Great Question!™ game, an action learning game that helps participants put the Excelerator principles into practice.

Communications Style Training using PCSI

Think of a time when…

  • you experienced frustration when trying to talk to another person
  • they just didn’t seem to understand what you were trying to say, no matter how hard you tried

Now, think of a time when…

  • you really connected with another person and amazing things happened
  • you built off each other’s ideas
  • the conversation flowed easily
  • you achieved the result you were hoping for.

This workshop employs an online interactive inventory to assess participants’ communication style and provide pointers on how to communicate best with others for better results.

Sales Teams: Let’s Team Up to Make More Sales

This workshop is designed to support a team in making client connection calls in an uplifting way. The Coach works with the team throughout the day to support them in making sales calls that “light the client up” while ensuring the team stays in high gear throughout the day. Can be done in ½ day or full day sessions. Especially helpful for outbound telemarketing centers and Account Executives making appointments.

Your Personal Leadership Point of View

Interactive workshop to evoke the growing edge for Leaders and put action plans in place to move their Personal Development forward. Uses “Visual Explorer” tool.

Leading through Change – Change Management workshop

To familiarize Managers with the “Stages of Change” that employees experience and to assist them in leading change efforts more effectively. Using a Systems tool, managers work through an existing change challenge to identify how best to support the change and what will derail the efforts.

Responding to Trends – a workshop to learn how to capitalize on what’s happening now in the marketplace. This interactive discussion and exercise in creativity raises the awareness of marketplace trends. It taps the creative juices of the participants and assists them in creating an innovation in either a process or a product.

5 Powerful Questions to review the year, your business, a client situation, etc. This workshop is an excellent way to hear what’s on people’s minds and assess needs of the organization. Participants learn a tool that can be used to evaluate a program, an account, a meeting or a process and moves them into action to create next steps.

Team Building Retreats

Custom retreats or programs can be created from existing modules to introduce new team members, bring together different parts of the organization, or raise morale.

We also provide professional meeting facilitation, Assessments and Executive Coaching Services.

Ask about our offerings to Hire Smart, tap Wellsprings of Talent, or Make Great Decisions – a 10 step process to help a team make a great decision about something important in a way that gets buy-in from the group and avoids turf wars.

Thank you for your presentation, it was very entertaining and educational at the same time. I like the role playing as opposed to lecture and could see the value- as I am sure my HR colleagues did- in bringing a program like this into their company for their managers.
Lucille Mavrokefalos
President, New Life HR Solutions
Co-Chair – HIA HR Committee

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