Beyond Criticism: The Art of Genuine Appreciation

Beyond Criticism: The Art of Genuine Appreciation


May 16, 2024    
10:00 am - 11:30 am



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Appreciation is a powerful component of quality feedback and it’s also a core foundation that builds deep and trusted relationships.

This workshop is where we dive into the appreciation aspect of feedback (because it’s not all about criticism and negative vibes), why it’s important, the impact it makes, why we struggle with it, and how to get over the struggle to become first-class appreciators of the people in our lives.


New and experienced managers, team leaders, and individual contributors.

Learning Outcomes:

  • What appreciation is and the reasons we can appreciate
  • How to understand their own relationship with appreciation and how it can prevent or support us in delivering appreciation to others
  • When, where and why we can appreciate others and appreciate ourselves
  • Simple formulas, phrases, and approaches to giving people appreciation

Facilitator: Zovig Garboushian

Zovig Garboushian is an Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Trainer with nearly 25 years of experience in marketing, management consulting, and organizational development. She focuses on providing learning and development opportunities that tap into your head, heart, and intuition.

In addition to being a certified professional coach (CPC, PCC), Zovig is a Prosci Certified Change Expert, Transition Specialist, and Narrative Big Five and Energy Leadership Index Assessment certified. Past clients of Zovig’s include AT&T, Google, Microsoft, Accenture, Southern New Hampshire University, University of Delaware, and Bungie Games.