Conversations influence every moment of our lives.

Together, let's transform organizations, communities, and families one conversation at a time.



CWH Learning Opportunities

These comprehensive offerings combine applied learning and practice that can be implemented quickly.

Monday Kickstarters

These free Zoom sessions serve as an opportunity for you to practice generative questions and positive framing on issues and concerns you are currently experiencing.


Conversation Bootcamp

Learn two simple Appreciative Inquiry practices that are proven to support productivity, invite engagement, and nurture strong relationships.


Strategic Conversations Bootcamp

Strengthen your value as a leader by learning how to use SOAR and the AI Model to foster whole system strategic thinking, planning, and leading.


CWH Trainer Certification

Steeped in the theory, practice, and research of Appreciative Inquiry, positive psychology & neuroscience, this course will provide you with everything you need to implement and teach Conversations Worth Having.


"How to" Blogs!

Our blog posts are filled with stories, examples, and helpful hints on how to make sure your conversations--anytime, anywhere, and in any situation--are worth having!




Broaden your understanding of how generative questions and positive framing can change the dynamics and outcomes of any conversations, anytime and anywhere.


Get Your Free Conversation Toolkit

Learn how to expand your potential to create positive change in your world one conversation at a time!

Discover The Four Types of Conversations
Learn How Generative Questions Invite Genuine Curiosity
Shift The Focus of Conversations Using Positive Framing
Practice the Name It, Flip It, Frame It Framework
Learn the 5 Rules Needed for Successful Practice
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Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement

Conversations can be critical and destructive, or they can be generative and productive. This book shows how to guarantee your conversations will help people, organizations, and communities flourish.

Conversations are at the core of how we interact. We all know that conversations influence us, but we rarely stop to think about how much impact they have on our well-being and our ability to thrive. This book shows how Appreciative Inquiry (AI) - one of the most widely used approaches for fostering positive change for individuals, groups, organizations, and communities - can help everyone communicate better and flourish in all areas of their lives. This book spells out 2 practices and 5 principles to create great conversations. Each chapter is built around real-life stories of people using these practices and principles to strengthen relationships and generate possibilities for a future that works for everyone.

Barnes & Noble
Berrett Koehler

Jackie Stavros, DM & Cheri Torres, PhD

Jackie and Cheri have been friends, colleagues, and co-authors since 2004. They were brought together by a passion for the positive affect Appreciative Inquiry (AI) was having on their lives and their clients. Their first book was Dynamic Relationships: Unleashing the Power of Appreciative Inquiry in Daily Living. Since its publication, they have been working with people and organizations worldwide to bring AI into daily living. During that time, they realized the essence of Appreciative Inquiry lies in two simple practices and five principles for effective practice.

Research has proven that appreciative and inquiry-based conversations have the greatest chance of helping us improve overall well-being, build our capacity for collaboration and innovation, and strengthen our relationships. Imagine what’s possible if we are all having such conversations – what we call conversations worth having.

Jackie Stavros, DM and Cheri Torres, PhD

"Every organization’s and every life’s destiny are a series of defining moments—conversations that shape us, change us, and have a huge impact on our development and strategic choices.”

David Cooperrider

Co-creator and creative thought leader of Appreciative Inquiry (AI), Distinguished University Professor, Case Western Reserve University and Honorary Chair.

"Through the effective use of storytelling, you learn how to apply Appreciative Inquiry to engage in conversations designed to generate new ideas, create energy, and result in positive outcomes!”

Lori Marsee Kuehn

Senior Manager Global Employee Engagement, Strategy Enablement and Research, General Motors Company.

"A conversation is the smallest visible unit of change, our starting point for every important change effot. This book is a gift to the world, business, schools, and families."”

Jon Berghoff

Founder of XChange