Creating spaces for people to connect through meaningful conversations
EVENTS IN SEATTLE, WA
Come skip the small talk and actually connect with people through meaningful, engaging conversations
Meaningful conversations — no more awkward small talk because we’ve got 365 cards sparking conversations about all sorts of engaging topics
People who want to make genuine friends — we’ve gathered tons of people together who want to meet other people in a genuine and connecting way
The coolest venues — we rent out amazing spots at breweries, restaurants or coffee shops that provide a quiet but fun place to gather
VALUES of A HEART-TO-HEART
BE REAL Practice being vulnerable by stepping out of your comfort zone when sharing—share from your heart!
BE YOU Embrace your authentic, imperfect & messy self—take off your masks!
BE COMPASSIONATE Share "me too" to let people know they're not alone or imagine yourself in their shoes if you can't relate
BE CURIOUS Ask thoughtful, kind questions to show that you hear the person sharing
BE HERE Phone free zone—practice being mindful with your eye contact & body language
FEELING LONELY IS NORMAL
You’re not alone in feeling lonely—moving to a new city, losing a partner, eating lunch alone at work—here’s some research to highlight that feeling lonely is normal
COLLEGE STUDENTS: 60% of college students report feeling “very lonely” within 1 year prior to a study (American College Health)
ADULTS: 46% of Americans report “sometimes” or “always” “feeling lonely” or 43% “that their relationships are not meaningful” (CIGNA, 2018)
WORK FORCE: Only 30% of employees have a close friend at work (Rath & Harter, 2010)
MILITARY VETERANS: Increased rates of suicide (20 suicides/day) relates to high levels of loneliness (Stein et al., 2012)
OLDER PEOPLE: 39% of people older than sixty years old suffer from loneliness (Savikko et al., 2005)
THE BOX OF MEANINGFUL CONVERSATION CARDS
A box of 365 meaningful conversation starting cards—features questions like: What mistakes have you learned from in your life? How has your race affected your life? What is one of the best conversations you’ve had & why?
PARENTS: use with your kids at the dinner table or on long drives
TEACHERS: great journal prompts or use for partner activities
THERAPISTS OR LIFE COACHES: inspire your clients in sessions to spark self-reflection
BUSINESSES: no more boring ice-breakers—a great way to kick off meetings
YOURSELF: use for daily journal prompts or daily inspiration
Let’s connect & partner for an event
We host events for all types of partners—community work spaces, corporate offices, school assemblies, networking events, etc. The heart of each event is creating spaces for people to connect through meaningful conversations, but we can always add additional training, workshops or spins to customize your event! Reach out and we’ll put together an amazing event for you!
The story behind HEART-To-HEARTS
Audrey Phillips is a twenty-five year old who was born a listener as the youngest of 4 siblings. She grew up outside of Seattle, WA and spent two years being a wilderness guide—falling in love with creating spaces for people to share vulnerably & connect.
Audrey learned through her own journey of sharing vulnerably & authentically about sexual assault the power of connection when we let ourselves be seen and heard exactly as we are. She spent two years designing & manufacturing a box of meaningful conversation cards—and then started hosting Heart-to-Heart Events in Boulder, CO. Three people came to the first, then four, then ten…over time, the Heart-to-Heart Events became very popular!
It clicked one day how much people crave a space to connect with others in a way that’s meaningful. Audrey decided to moved back home and currently lives in Capitol Hill working full-time hosting Heart-to-Heart Events all across Seattle because no one should feel lonely.