Graceful Conflict

Dec 01, 2021

Graceful Conflict

My name is Samantha. I had a blast at the Abundantly You conference so this time I wanted a front-row seat to empowerment as a presenter.


When most people hear the word conflict they go running for the hills, not me. I believe there is magic to conflict. 


Allow me to explain why:


Conflict can be the rebirth of a relationship. No matter how long ago the relationship has been established, there is always room for improvement. Here are things you can learn from conflict:


  • Does this person respect me?

  • Can I be my authentic self with this person?

  • Will this conversation help us both find future success?


I’ve had my fair share of shitty relationships, lack of boundaries, and toxic work environments. One thing could have changed all of this for me: paying attention to how conflict was handled


If you are dismissed or made to feel your issue is unimportant. This could be a sign that there is a lack of respect.

If you feel attacked for making a choice that best serves you and your family. This could be a  sign of emotional abuse.

If your place of employment restricts your actions outside of the workplace. This could be a sign of a toxic environment. 

If you hide your true feelings so that you avoid a negative reaction from someone else. This could be a sign you are not being your authentic self. 

If I had paid attention to these signs I could have saved myself a lot of heartache. My goal is to leave you feeling empowered about handling conflict so that you can make necessary adjustments to create and maintain healthy relationships with yourself, others, and your work. 

In this session, I give you practical advice on how to handle conflict. For example, I’ll never ask you to stay calm - it isn’t possible so let’s not pretend it is.


  1. We will affirm your current conflict style. Styles can change over time, but it’s always good to know our starting point. 


  2. We will discuss when to recognize it's time to step away from a conversation. Either for a break, or how to tell if the relationship has expired. 


  3. Lastly, we will discuss how conflict shows our character. The question I’ll leave you with is: how do you want to be seen?

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Samantha Holmes

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