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We can all do better at communicating in more open, honest and compassionate ways
We created a bespoke 7-Step process on how to have open and honest conversations with more Confidence and Compassion. Learn more here.
We offer monthly dinners where we explore sensitive and often taboo topics (e.g. fear, anger, abortion, control) in a warm, brave and judgement-free space.
After each dinner, we identify the key global learnings and insights from the topic and share them with our community so they too can benefit from the experience.
So far we've hosted over 220 dinners in 30 cities worldwide.
IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE YOU COULD
BRING UP AN UNCOMFORTABLE OR
TABOO TOPIC TO YOUR WORK, FAMILY
OR FRIENDS AND EVERYONE WOULD EMBRACE THE CONVERSATION WITH
REAL OPENNESS AND CURIOSITY?
SOUNDS WONDERFUL, RIGHT?
But... we all know too well how challenging it is to share our beliefs without trying to convince others OR to listen (without judgment) to people we disagree with.
No wonder many of us feel disconnected and we stick to our own "echo chambers." Open and honest communication is an important life skill that no one taught us.
NOW IS THE TIME TO CREATE A PARADIGM SHIFT IN THE WAY WE COMMUNICATE AND RELATE TO ONE ANOTHER
Each Dinner is focused on one specific topic and lasts about 3 hours. We keep the groups small (6-10) to ensure we have time to dive deep into the conversation and everyone has time to share.
All conversations are CONFIDENTIAL.
• Dinner’s are held at hosts’ home
• We provide healthy and delicious food
• You BYOB (wine, flavored water, etc.)
• Not for profit, small fee to cover costs
• Come ready to share
* Since Covid most of our dinners are now virtual
Everything we discuss
is confidential and we all make a promise not to share what is spoken outside of the room
Treating ourselves and others with care
No one is above or below anyone else - we are all teachers and students to one another
Choosing to be vulnerable so we can truly connect and be seen for all that we are
Offering one another our full attention and focus
Welcoming people from all backgrounds, races, religions, ethnicities, beliefs and perspectives
Everything we discussed is confidential and we all make a promise not to share what is spoken outside of the room
Treating ourselves and others with care
Being able to share our darkest feelings and feel uncomfortable for the sake of becoming more resilient
Being aware of the other people in the room and not monopolize the conversation
Only sharing personal stories, things that we know are true to us
Welcoming the full spectrum of ideas and perspectives
We all know the feeling: we want something that others have and we don’t – this can be their look, style, personality, job or number of followers! And instead of feeling inspired, we compare lives and accomplishments, making us feel small, angry, and downright uncomfortable. These emotions can bring up a lot of shame, so many of us leave them hidden deep in the shadows.
But what could happen if we shed light on them?
Let’s share and listen to our stories around jealousy — what makes us feel jealous, how do we act when we do, and what could happen if we allow more space and tenderness when it shows up.
"What’s your purpose?" This is such a loaded, and for some of us, triggering question.
Many of us believe that finding a purpose is key to living a more fulfilling, honest and perhaps exciting life. Yet, finding our purpose can be elusive–we might not know what we want or what we want may not feel "purposeful" enough. This can generate anxiety or worry -because we are not living the life we "should."
Let's share and listen to our real and vulnerable stories around seeking purpose. What have you learned along your journey? Do we need it to find meaning and happiness in our lives?
Transforming is part of life. It can happen unexpectedly and be unwanted (like having an accident) or it can be intentional and sought after (like embarking on a spiritual journey). A lot gets stirred during these times.
How do we cope with all the emotions? How do we show up in our worlds with our new beliefs and behaviors? How are we received by others?
Let's share and listen to our transformation/growth stories — they can be something small like adjusting our diet or something big like transforming our values or sense of identity.
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Who created this thing?
I am a researcher and leadership coach. As a coach, I support founders, entrepreneurs, artists and female leaders to cultivate presence so they can lead with deeper clarity and courage. I am also a researcher for The Wellbeing Project and a mom of two young kids.
Back in 2017 I was feeling "alone in my head," struggling with my confidence and living with deep fears. When I invited 8 women into my home to talk about Self-Confidence, I never imagined that soon afterwards Dinner Confidential would be born and that this experiment would turn into a big and exciting global community. To make real change we need each other, and it all starts with having a real and honest conversation.
I am an intuitive brand strategist, helping mission-driven business owners connect to their core WHY – their authentic soul purpose – and build powerful brands that reflect their values from the inside, out. In parallel to my work in brand strategy, I am currently on my path to becoming a somatic psychotherapist through a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. I am also a yoga teacher, Holistic Health Coach and a Reiki 1 practitioner.
For me, Dinner Confidential is truly a revolution. As a platform, we are returning the feminine paradigm back to the place of support, connection, and collaboration. Our stories aim to inspire and uplift, reminding women all over the world that they are not alone. Our ideas provide strength and courage, creating an empathetic movement of confident, empowered women. Viva la revolution!
How do you host dinners around the world?
They are experienced professionals in the art of moderation, experts in facilitating enriching dialogue amongst dynamic groups of people.
They are researchers, facilitators, academics, and anthropologists, all united in their dedication to to feminine connection, cooperation and equality. But beyond their professional credentials, our Hosts are natural community builders. They are emboldened storytellers. They are women who listen and share with deep vulnerability, women who are open to learn, and women who have a passion for creating a safe container for other women.
Interested in becoming a host?
After each dinner, we share key learnings and insights from the night with our community so they too can benefit from the experience. The personal stories are confidential. We never share those.
Read the articles from past dinners here.
PAST TOPICS INCLUDE:
Pleasing and Boundaries
Anyone that is female identifying. Inclusivity is one of our core values! If you are male identifying and would love to attend a dinner, let’s talk!
Sometimes. But usually they don’t and that’s part of the magic. Coming into a place full of strangers to open up and share some of your most personal experiences is very powerful. No one there knows your history, you are a blank canvas. People won’t judge you or give you advice (unless you specifically ask for it). We are there to listen, share and connect.
We include a vow of confidentiality in our invitation, and reiterate the importance of confidentiality at the start of each dinner. We create a strong container of trust and integrity, and expect the same of all of our participants.
We are glad you are interested in attending a dinner. See our Join Us section to view dates, times and locations and to purchase your ticket.
Dinners are $15 and they include a healthy and yummy meal + drinks (wine and sparkling water). Note that we are NOT making any profit from these evening and the fee only covers the cost.
Our hosts will charge attendees a small venmo fee ($15 to cover dinner costs). So let’s call it net-zero profit.
We welcome hosts all over the world who has experience moderating or mediating group conversations. If you want to learn more about our host program, contact us at email@example.com.
Our hosts will always ensure there are vegetarian options available. If you have specific dietary restrictions, be sure to communicate with your host at least 1.5 weeks in advance.
Our secret is our hosts and the stories we tell! Our dinners are led by professional moderators, researchers and facilitators all around the world. Brilliant women with years of experience conducting challenging conversations amongst diverse groups of people. We’re less about the woo-woo, and more about the the raw, real and impactful conversations with tangible insights for our attendees to take home with them and implement within their daily lives.
We put a lot of love and effort into these dinners so please do your best to avoid a last minute cancellation. If you need to cancel, try to find a replacement. All cancellations made less than one week in advance can’t be refunded.
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We have “ambassador” hosts that moderate dinners all over the world. If you are interested in becoming a host, contact us at please fill out this form.
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