Sunrise Valley Luncheons - Above the Fray: How to Succeed in a Difficult Work Relationship


About The Program

Does a particular colleague at work just drive you nuts? Is it a boss or a colleague whose collaboration is vital and necessary to your success? How is it possible that someone’s mere presence or actions can incite in us a seemingly unstoppable emotional, defensive, or petty state of being?

“To increase your effectiveness, make your emotions subordinate to your commitments.”

A person’s leadership ability greatly depends upon their ability to control their emotional nature. In this session, we will explore a proven method to ‘un-connect’ a leader’s emotions from an external party’s actions. You will identify the unconscious fears driving knee-jerk emotional states and explore steps for guiding troubled relationships to more productive places.

About the Speaker

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Patrick Murphy

Project Murphy

Owner @ Project Murphy, LLC. Certified CPCC from Co-Active Training Institute. Certified ACC from International Coach Federation. Clients include Fortune 100, leading non-profits, and high performing individuals. Speaker for 50+ events in 2019. Spoke at PMI Montgomery County, 6/3/20.

About Sunrise Valley Luncheons

The Sunrise Valley Luncheon Series (formerly the Fairview Park Luncheon Series) is held at Noblis. Noblis has recently relocated its headquarters office to Reston, VA at 2002 Edmund Halley Drive. There is no charge for these events and the event is open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch to the event if they wish! Networking begins at 11:30am and the presentation runs from 12:00noon - 1:00pm.

Non-Noblis visitors are required to show a picture ID to gain entrance to the facility. Please contact Bill Morris ([email protected]) or King Chau ([email protected]) with any questions regarding this event.

Event Details

Date & Time

2 June 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST-05:00)


Virtual Meeting


1 Leadership