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Conversations Worth Having and Appreciative Inquiry: An Interview with Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres

August 02, 20211 min read

An Interview with Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres 

Hi Everybody!

Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres were my guests on my for this special July Facebook Live conversation. They are co-authors of a wonderful new book, Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement. The enthusiastic preface is by David Cooperrider of the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry at Champlain College, Stiller School of Business.

Jackie has been using the Choice Map for years with her students and clients, so our philosophies and practices are obviously very aligned. I think you’ll find this book a useful and important complement to the work of Inquiry Institute. It’s filled with stories that illustrate the importance of their basic two practices: asking generative questions and switching to a positive frame. I think you’ll find our 30 minute conversation down to earth, practical, and inspiring.

Please click on his link to receive a PDF handout about Asking Generative Questions that Jackie and Cheri mention in the interview.

Conversations Worth Having is available at

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