How to set up successful conversations

By Rebecca Plant

Edward and Rebecca Plant, Creating Your Communication Highway

Welcome to another SuperPower Secrets Session.

This is the time we dedicate to giving you the ‘How tos’ for the challenges and problems, as well as the winning solutions, which are triggered by our conversations with other couples.

We serve these up as short bitesize hacks that turn the conversations in to real, tangible solutions for you through our couples coaching techniques.

In today’s episode, we discuss how to set up your communications for better, smoother outcomes.

This comes off the back of my conversation with Adele and Mark, who let us be a fly on the wall of their new business together and opened up to some coaching live on the call.

The strategy that we share in this session — the Communication Framework – is the same one that we teach our clients inside the Institute for Couples in Business.

We’ve just spent two days working with some of our best couples on creating their ‘Communication Highways’.

This proved extremely valuable, even for couples in long-term relationships and for those who feel that fighting isn’t an issue for them.

Our client Julie summed it up well in a comment she left over on our private Facebook community for Couples in Business:  

“Even after working together for 13 years, Jamie and I found the information so helpful and insightful, and as a result we’ve had more productivity in the last two days than the last six months by using the tools you provided.”


We dedicate this hack session to sharing with you:

  • What Adele and Mark’s conversation taught us.
  • Why couples who ‘don’t fight’ still benefit from better communication.
  • The real reasons why couples experience a block in their results.
  • The other opportunities that better communication opens up.
  • How your team will work harder when you start using this stuff.
  • The couple who used the tools to relate better to their teenage daughter.
  • The feedback from staff following improved communication.
  • The source of most communication mis-hits.
  • The first step in improving communication.
  • Why you need to create a ‘safe place’ for conversations.
  • How to set up a successful conversation.
  • How to respond when someone says ‘No’.
  • Taking responsibility for your own needs.
  • The 2 key tools you need to deliver a productive conversation.
  • Why so many of us are so crap at conversations.
  • The big thing you need to understand when you’re presented with a problem.
  • The importance of having emotional intelligence.
  • How your team and business benefit from better communication.

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About the Author

Rebecca is the Co-Founder and CEO of The Institute for Couples in Business. Bec is also trusty wife to husband and business partner Ed, and mum to Samuel, 4, and Charles, 2. For the past seven years Bec has been working with business owners, and her Super Powers include making complex problems simple, creating strong connections, and motivating teams by building kick-arse culture. Bec is also author of #1 best-seller Lead-The-Ship and hosts popular podcast Boardrooms & Bedrooms.