The Biggest Mistake People Make in Tough Conversations: Glimpse TV with Laurie Gerber

I first learned of the Handel Group executive and life coaching company through taking this wacky, amazing, and really fun workout class called IntenSati. (The class involves intense aerobic activity, spoken affirmations, martial arts, dance, and good, old-fashioned calisthenics. Keep your eyes pealed for a future Glimpse TV episode with Patricia Moreno, founder of IntenSati.) To be totally honest, before I started working with the Handel Group, whenever I met anyone who told me they were a life coach I sort of smirked and discounted it. I never took life coaching seriously and I had a totally unenlightened opinion about the whole profession. I was given a highly discounted trial session with a Handel coach after a workshop on manifesting. I went into the session having half-assed my homework and not really expecting much. Needless to say, given that I’m now featuring the Handel Group on Glimpse TV, I was completely knocked off my feet in the best way possible. I began working with Rebecca Bent, the current CEO of the Handel Group, and during our first session she called me out as a “faker.” I was shocked. I was stunned. I was incredibly annoyed. And somewhere deep inside me I knew she was right. The unraveling around some of my avoidance and faking tendencies began in October 2009 and I continue to coach with the Handel Group now. Their methodology is not for the faint of heart. They are all about personal integrity and telling the truth. I had to fess up to the fact that I’ve never been real keen on the truth and, in fact, I’ve spent most of my twenty-seven years doing back flips and emotional contortions to avoid it. Since working with Rebecca, and now my new coach Molly, my life has transformed in many ways, including much deeper and more authentic relationships with my mom, dad, and sisters, a creative outlet in this blog and Glimpse TV, more financial abundance than I’ve ever had, and a stronger sense of self-worth that comes from knowing that I’m telling the truth. The journey continues and I’m a very pleased customer.

Laurie Gerber, president of the Handel Group, joined me on the roof last week to share the number one mistake people make when having tough conversations (and how to avoid it), why the truth is so sexy, her life’s mission to make the world a better place, and so much more. Enjoy the episode!

The Biggest Mistake People Make In Tough Conversations: Glimpse TV with Laurie Gerber of the Handel Group from Kate Moller on Vimeo.

The Handel Group has some fantastic events coming up that I highly recommend if you’re ready for life-changing, earth-shattering, world-rocking transformation (or if you even want to take a baby step in that direction). Email or call her 201-389-3314 to get your questions answered and to register and receive $25 off the Urban Retreat this weekend and $50 off the Coaching Crash Course if you mention my name and/or Glimpse TV.

First off is the Warrior Body Urban Retreat with Patricia Moreno and Laurie Gerber: two of my favorite things combined into one day! Join Laurie, and Patricia for an inspiring and practical workshop & workout which combines an exceptional life coaching approach with a revolutionary fitness program. Through physical exercise, deliberate thought, affirmations, open discussions and exploration, we will bring together the command of your body, mind and spirit to set in motion a life you love in a body you love!

Sunday, Oct 17, 9am – 4:30pm at Equinox, 43rd St. & Fifth Ave., NYC $200

Second are the Life Coaching Crash Courses that are being held in NYC and California.  This weekend course will immerse you in some of the main components of the Handel Method™  and will give you a serious wakeup call in life if you have been coasting. This course is highly engaging and is one of the quickest ways to set your life on a new and exciting trajectory. Frankly, it is the best course they have available.

Course Fee: $400 for entire two-day workshop

NYC, NY (at the Benjamin Hotel) Sat & Sun, Oct 23-24, 9am-4pm

Laguna Beach, CA Sat & Sun, Nov 6-7, 9am-4pm

NYC, NY (at the Benjamin Hotel) Sat & Sun, Dec 4-5, 9am-4pm

Register by contacting Molly: or call her 201-389-3314.

Have you told the truth lately? How did it go?

What’s the most challenging part about telling the truth for you?

What makes telling the truth easier for you?


*I am a proud affiliate of the Handel Group.*


  • Kat

    telling the truth gets easier when my integrity and point of view matter more to me than how “nice” I will appear to the other person. I would really love to be able to have project managers LISTEN when I do this, because they would save themselves, and therefore me, a lot of trouble in the long run. But a lot of times, telling the truth to someone who is set in their ways doesn’t help, they just want someone to agree with them and then to hold responsible when it does not go well when their way is “discovered” to be flawed during a much later phase of a project… at a much higher price.

    The most challenging part of telling the truth is knowing I am correct and right, and speaking in the overall long-term best interest of all involved (especially myself) and then not being heard or really listened to… and feeling like I am a passenger in an accident that will happen that I can see coming that I cannot control, on a project I cannot get out of… and then watching it all go to smash and having to help the people pick up the pieces.

    I still have not figured out a way to say “I told you so” when this happens… any suggestions?

    • suzanne


      How about… I saw this coming, I spoke up when I saw it coming and hoped it could have turned out differently. I wish you had listened to me then!

      Better yet, Kate, say something (the truth) sooner rather than later, when you first FEEL THE FEELING like its all going down hill, like you can’t get out of it, but the truth is you CAN!

      • Kat

        @suzanne, Thanks Suzanne, I generally DO speak up when I feel the issue to begin with, and have continued to lobby for change. But I like the “I wish you had listened to me, this might have turned out differently” bit…

    • Kate

      @Kat, Thanks for joining the conversation @Kat and @suzanne. I totally agree that telling the truth gets easier when we stop worrying about how it’s going to look.

  • Barbara T

    Great interview Kate, LOVE the handel group and Laurie – xo

  • Kate, pink is your color!

    Lovely interview,I love talking about the truth.

    I have been telling a lot of truth lately and one place that I’ve worked on is explaining when I am upset to my husband. He appreciates when I can articulate it to him, but sometimes it takes me a bit to get there.

    What makes it easier? Practice, practice, practice…and gratitude for all that is.

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