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How to Listen Better

13 November @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

£8.00 - £12.00

When was the last time you felt really heard?

When we can’t connect with people, we will connect with anything we can find.

In this fast-paced, digitally obsessed, escape based society, we are starting to see the growing impact of being disconnected.  We are seeing an increase in addiction, as well as rises in suicide, divorce, mental health and loneliness.

So what can be done to address these challenges?

A great place to start would be to pay attention and to actually listen more deeply to each other.



Paradoxically, we place great value on those who speak, “He who talks loudest and longest, wins”.  Well, that’s how it was.  Evidence from research, books and articles shows that listening is more inspiring, generative and engaging than speaking.  After all, nobody ever lost a job or a relationship for listening too much!

When was the last time you felt really heard? 

When was the last time someone said to you, “Thank you for listening”?

All of us are capable of listening but very few of us do it well enough.  Yet deep listening is the essential ingredient for building trust, developing better relationships and improving communications in all of our relationships. 

During this interactive session, Colin will enable us to experience the difference between hearing and listening and what it feels like to be deeply heard.  He will also introduce us to the many facets of deep listening, such that we can incorporate them into our daily practices.


About Colin

Colin is ‘The Listener’, a listening skills specialist with a passion for changing the way the world listens.  His listening presence enables individuals to feel heard, to think smarter, and to transform their business and personal relationships by learning how to listen more effectively.

Colin has an innate ability to deeply listen, hold space and develop trust with people. He works privately with individuals, enabling them to express their feelings more easily, address their personal concerns, and to articulate their creative ideas.

He works with business teams, facilitating the development of listening and thinking skills to improve business relationships, be more creative and increase the level of trust.



To enhance the event, we are also offering the opportunity to meet nearby at 4:30 pm for a networking conversation.  After the event, we will go to a nearby cafe to continue connecting.

We would like to thank our generous host, Konditor & Cook who have offered us their fabulous cafe which is situated at the bottom of the Gherkin building.  You will be able to purchase their delicious patisserie (including vegan and gluten-free items), hot and cold drinks and prosecco.

Please book early as places are limited.

Please email judy@consciouscafe.org if you would like to come to the networking session at 4:30pm.


Cancellation Policy

Full refund minus 10% up to 7 days beforehand (November 6th) after which we apologise, but cannot offer any refund due to room hire and administration costs.


13 November
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
£8.00 - £12.00
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Konditor & Cook
30 St Mary Axe
London, EC3A 8BF United Kingdom




How to Listen Better - Door£12.00
How to Listen Better - Standard£10.00

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    13 November @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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