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May 17, 2022

Does anyone actually like conflict? For most of us, that’s big fat no. In many relationships, we avoid or rush conflict, hoping the relationships hold together. Instead, we come out the other side with shrapnel scars. Jenn Whitmer, a recovering conflict avoider, offers an opportunity: See conflict not as unavoidable, but as how we build deep and meaningful relationships.

Filming and video editing credits go to NSHAPS Productions and Kamal Ismail. Jenn Whitmer helps teams and leaders solve conflict and personality clashes. She speaks, writes, and coaches about hard topics with infectious joy. Through working with Jenn, people improve communication, work through conflict, and build self-awareness with the Enneagram. She asks big questions that lead to big dreams and big ideas and big living. Usually, that means laughing. Specializing in interpersonal conflict resolution, leadership, and the Enneagram, Jenn helps others communicate through difficulty so they can live powerful, connected, and wholehearted lives. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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