About The Communication Course

Effective communication involves both speaking and listening. The problem is that most of the time, we speak without giving thought to our deeply-rooted beliefs, ideas, and values, and we listen only to find time to interject our opinions. We are not speaking to think or listening to understand. Both patterns are roadblocks to developing a connection with those we love. 

What if we could learn how to speak to think and listen to understand? 

This 8-week online course from the Growth Institute is designed to help you learn how to speak and listen well so that you can deepen the connection with the people in your life. 

This course will dive deeply into identifying communication problems, learning how to be congruent with emotion and thought, gaining knowledge and understanding of self, listening with warmth, empathy, and respect, and being grateful in our communication.

What You'll Get From The Communication Course

You can expect to take away lots of new knowledge and skills from this course. You can expect to...

  • Identify communication problems – poor speaking & listening habits
  • Learn how to be congruent with emotion and thought
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of self
  • Listen with warmth, empathy, and respect
  • Be grateful in our communication

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Getting Started

    • Overview

    • Instructor Bio

    • Exercise Workbook

  • 2

    Week 1

    • Lesson 1 - Is anybody listening?

    • Exercise 1

    • Lesson 2 - Talking Helps Us Think

    • Exercise 2

    • Lesson 3 - What's your Story?

    • Exercise 3

  • 3

    Week 2

    • Lesson 1 - Conversation & Speaking

    • Exercise 1

    • Lesson 2 - Intimacy

    • Exercise 2

    • Lesson 3 - Emotional Flooding

    • Exercise 3

  • 4

    Week 3

    • Lesson 1 - Listen to understand

    • Exercise 1

    • Lesson 2 - Interrupting

    • Exercise 2

    • Lesson 3 - Listening really helps

    • Exercise 3

  • 5

    Week 4

    • Lesson 1 - Common mistakes while listening

    • Exercise 1

    • Lesson 2 - Tips to avoid mistakes in communication

    • Exercise 2

  • 6

    Week 5

    • Lesson 1 - Warmth

    • Exercise 1

    • Lesson 2 - Body Language

    • Exercise 2

    • Lesson 3 - Focused vs Distracted

    • Exercise 3

    • Lesson 4

  • 7

    Week 6

    • Lesson 1 - Sympathy vs Empathy

    • Exercise 1

    • Lesson 2 - Empathic Formula

    • Exercise 2

    • Lesson 3 - Summarizing

    • Exercise 3

  • 8

    Week 7

    • Lesson 1 - Respect

    • Exercise 1

    • Lesson 2 - Codependency

    • Exercise 2

    • Lesson 3 - Detach

    • Exercise 3

    • Lesson 4 - Speaking Truth in Love

    • Exercise 4

  • 9

    Week 8

    • Lesson 1 - What to do when no one is listening

    • Exercise 1

    • Lesson 2 - Being Grateful

    • Exercise 2

  • 10

    Wrap-Up

    • Special Thanks and Additional Resources

Meet the Instructor

Randy Creamer

Founder - The Growth Institute