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Principles to Apply to Difficult Conversations to Ensure the Best Outcome

By June 25, 2021January 11th, 2023No Comments

On any given day, a HOS faces countless difficult conversations. Whether with students, parents, faculty, staff, administration, board, etc., at any moment yet another challenge for how to negotiate conversations that can spiral out of control or feel as though no positive resolution has occurred. Keith McCurdy will provide sound, time tested principles that can be applied to any difficult conversation given it the best chance for a positive outcome!

Keith McCurdy

Keith has worked with families, children, parents, and individuals for over 30 years in the field of mental health, working with more than 15,000 individuals and families. He received his Master of Arts and Education Specialist degrees from James Madison University. He is currently the President and CEO of Total Life Counseling, Inc., and is licensed in the state of Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Keith provides counseling and consulting services as well as a variety of workshops on improving parenting skills, building strong marriages, and maintaining healthy relationships. He has developed and regularly offers parenting retreats entitled “Raising Sturdy Kids” to help parents operate from the correct paradigm with their children and has extended and customized this powerful program for schools and students. For many years Keith has been a consultant and speaker nationally to schools both within and outside of the world of Classical Education. He previously served as Chairman of the Board at Faith Christian School, a Christian classical school in Roanoke, VA. Keith has been a regular contributor to The Roanoke Star with articles on children, parenting, and marriage. Keith has been featured on the Circe Institute’s podcast “The Commons”, “”BaseCamp Live””, and “”Crosspolitic”” podcasts respectively, discussing topics related to raising sturdy kids. A significant part of his work has been helping parents understand the needed benefit of allowing their children to struggle to learn to do hard things. Keith is an avid outdoorsman and is actively involved with Boy Scouts of America and coaching high school basketball. He and his wife Lynnie have been married for 26 years and have two children.