Mindful Conversation: How to Talk with Anyone about (almost) Anything.

Robert Frost said it well: “Half the world is composed of people who have something to say but can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.” 

We all talk, but relatively few partake of the deeper joy of mindful conversation. The needs for authentic, open, respectful connection and expression are fundamental to our species. Our ability to communicate has catapulted us to the top of the food chain. Our failures now threaten to toss us into chaos. 

Mindful Conversation is the secret sauce that makes personal and professional relationships and networks click. To find satisfaction as individuals and to survive as a diverse, democratic society, we need to rediscover the art of Mindful Conversation.  Mindful Conversatin may well be the most important life skill that you never studied in school. Whether you are looking for ways to revive a key relationship, to make new friends, to feel included, or to express yourself more completely, Mindful Conversation can help. 

Mindful Conversation is the subject of this web site, of my book, (Mindful Conversation: Speak Openly, Connect Deeply, Live Joyously), of my classes, keynote talks, and private coaching. You can read about all of it here, or reach out to me, peter@petergibb.org

The Heart of Relationship:

Mindful Conversation for Couples

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This one-day event will introduce you to the essentials of Mindful Conversation. Learn how to speak so others want to listen, and listen to connect more deeply with family, friends, and strangers.

7 Deadly Conversation Sins

Conversation should be a positive activity. But all of us develop unconscious habits that become annoying to our listeners. Trimming your conversation of such habits will vastly improve your communication and motivate others to want to listen to you. This FREE self-assessment quiz outlines seven such common “habits” that you can reduce or eliminate with some focused attention. Download this worksheet and score yourself on the 7 Deadly Sins of Conversation!

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“In this concise, beautifully written book, Peter Gibb takes us beyond the traditional advice for how to talk to another person. He also teaches us how to connect with ourselves…”

Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen

Authors of Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, Harvard Negotiation Project

“Peter Gibb’s wise, user-friendly manual will help you talk to anyone, anywhere, about anything without anxiety or awkwardness. As a seasoned communication expert, Gibb brings decades of experience in this witty, down-to-earth practicum for introverts and others…”

Mark Matousek

Author of Dive: Lessons in the Art of Living

“Drawing on his hilarious sense of humor and gifts as a teacher and storyteller, Gibb manages to make what could be just another self-help book into an elegant invitation to change your life. Seriously? Yes, indeed.”

Thomas J. Rice, Ph.D.

Co-founder of The Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC)

The Joy of Mindful Conversation


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Read more about my multiple-award winning memoir, King of Doubt, and my new book, Mindful Conversation: Speak Openly, Connect Deeply, Live Joyously.

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In a small town on the west coast of Scotland, five-year-old Peter Gibb trades his soul to the devil in a futile attempt to win the approval of classmates, teachers, and parents. Follow the story of Peter’s humorous but desperate struggle to find a way out of the dungeons of doubt. An insightful tale of lost and found, King of Doubt grips you with tension as it warms you with heart. Anyone who has struggled with self doubt will see themselves in these pages. This moving story, one man’s journey from doubt to wonder, will fill you with hope and promise. The story rivets your attention to the final word, while the beauty of the language still sings long after the reading.