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

Everyone talks, but relatively few partake of the deeper joy of mindful conversation. We yearn for it, more now than ever, as we struggle through an era of isolation, polarization, wide-spread disrespect and disregard for truth. The needs for authentic, open, respectful connection and expression are fundamental to our being.

Mindful Conversation is the secret sauce that makes personal and professional relationships and networks click. Too much talk consists of stunted, unsatisfying “serial monologues.” To find satisfaction as individuals and to survive as a diverse, democratic society, we need to rediscover the art of Mindful Conversation.

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

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!

Take the first step towards speaking more openly, connecting more deeply, and living more joyously, NOW!

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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)

Learn About and Register for the Upcoming Online Class in Mindful Conversation

Conversation is the most common tool for expressing yourself, for connecting with others, for working out your problems and developing your dreams. If you want more from your conversation, this nine-week live virtual class will help you learn:

  • To understand your default conversational style and how it helps or blocks you.
  • How to listen on multiple levels and connect deeply with others (and yourself!)
  • How to begin, manage and end a satsifying, memorable conversation. 
  • How to express yourself more authentically and speak in a way so that others will
    pay atention to you.
  • How to deal with difficult emotions that “trigger” you.
  • How to turn strangers into friends, opening your heart and calming your mind to bring your best self to each new conversation .

You will learn in a safe environment with many opportunities to practice and integrate the attitudes and skills that will take your conversation to a new level. All sessions are recorded in case you must miss a class. Class price includes one free private coaching session with Peter.

The Joy of Mindful Conversation


For more information about speaking, classes, and private coaching,  visit my services page.

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My Books

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.