Uncomfortable Conversations

Tom Esch, author of “Personal Accountability and Power”, who appeared at DUUC as Father Vito last year will speak for himself this week. He will tell us about the lighter side of those uncomfortable conversations, along with some tips for making them a bit easier.

Tom Esch has been embracing the power of conversations since 1969 when a whiffle ball game ended badly. Since then he has completed degrees in Art and Communication from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls and a master’s in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He also received a master’s in “Conflict Facilitation and Organizational Change” from the Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon
He was a member of a Catholic religious community for 10 years, and worked for three years as Coordinator of Social Justice at First Universalist Church in Minneapolis. He also does stand-up comedy, from time to time, in the spirit of Fr. Guido Sarducci, as Fr. Vito Incognito. His new book, Personal Accountability and POWER, is a culmination of 25
years of training, consulting and coaching people from a variety of cultures and all walks of life. Tom is President of Esch Consulting, LLC a business that helps people access authentic power and turn their differences into bridges…he and his wife Kristen are members of Unity Unitarian in St. Paul, MN.

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