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Have you ever been in a tough conversation with someone who just withdrew or shut down?  

Relationships and communication are a lot like an iceberg.  There’s often more going on beneath the surface that we can’t see or prepare ourselves for, eventually leading to an unexpected and harmful crash.  

Today’s episode will improve your knowledge and understanding of why people shut down AND give you tools to navigate the crash.  Tune in for:

  • What stonewalling is and key behaviors to look out for
  • What we can do as leaders to get out of our own way
  • Tips to think outside of the box for unexplored strategies for progress
  • Pros and cons to common advice or relationship hacks

Referenced Resources:

We are fully aware of our scope of practice and this podcast is discussing general communication strategies around stonewalling and shutting down.  If you are in an abusive relationship we urge you to reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline by phone at 1-800-799-SAFE or online at If you are listening outside of the US, seek local resources for support.

We often use case studies generated from listener emails, as well as real life scenarios we’ve dealt with through our mentoring program.  If you’d like 1-on-1 guidance from our team, reach out to us today at and let us know you’re interested in our mentoring program.  We will let you know what the next steps are from there!

If you are dealing with similar situations like the ones discussed in today’s episode, get guidance, practice, feedback, and PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS at The Apprenticeship.  Our next workshop is in beautiful Phoenix, AZ, and the early bird special is only available for 9 more days!  Don’t miss out on your chance to SAVE $150! 

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Referenced Material:

4 Communication Styles Podcast

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