As an introvert, you crave meaningful connections with like-minded people. Party chit chat doesn’t do it for you. Small talk is your kryptonite.
You want to have meaningful conversations with interesting people, but all you find is fluff - fluffy banter with fluffy people that is filling you mind with a fluffy cloud of frustration and confusion.
You are constantly in your head worrying about what to say. Or you find the PERFECT thing to say … 10 minutes too late.
You get frustrated by people constantly interrupting you because you need time to think before you speak.
You end up spending time with people you merely tolerate because you think that’s all you can get.
What if you could have deep meaningful conversations with anyone YOU choose?
Make friends with people who get you
Imagine being able to have interesting and meaningful conversations with your coworkers, acquaintances, and dates.
Instead of feeling exhausted and discouraged, you emerge from social situations with real connections witn people you like, respect, and admire.
You have friends that really get you, and accept you for who you are. These aren't the kind of 'friends' you force yourself to hangout with once a week just so you feel normal.
These are the friends you go for long drives with, share your secrets with, laugh with, go on trips with, feel at home with.
When you know how to make fulfilling connections, you start making lifelong friendships that actually feel good.
This is exactly what my Fulfilling Connections For Introverts Course teaches you how to do. You'll discover how to go from feeling closed off and alone, to making meaningful friendships with the RIGHT people.
And, before you start talking yourself out of what you truly want and deserve, consider this:
I've already helped hundreds of introverted students just like you to build confidence and make real connections in their own introverted way.
This means that even if you are quiet, easily tongue-tied, and easily overwhelmed, you can have the deep and fulfilling friendships you crave.
It also means that it is possible to overcome the introvert obstacles you face when socializing, such as energy drain, overthinking, trouble finding the right words, and that "why would anyone want to talk to me" mindset.
I know that you can overcome these challenges because I struggle with the very same things - as do all of my students and clients, and yet I here story after story of students who are making real friends using my techniques.
Sunjoon learned how to open up and truly connect in conversation:
"The biggest thing I gained was learning how to express my true feelings. I'm already seeing people open up to me more as I feel more comfortable being vulnerable with them." - SungJoon P., Japan
Jenny stopped overthinking, and became more relaxed while socializing:
"I have been trying to use the jump-off points in conversation, and it works, I don't have to worrying about what to respond to when someone tells me something. My brain feels more relaxed, and I feel more at ease in conversation."- Jenny L. Macau
Keith became the most popular person at work:
"I am now the most popular person at work and I can connect with people outside of work, it is like I can meet any new person and make them feel comfortable and interested in me." - Keith H., USA
I created my 6-week online course, Fulfilling Connections For Introverts, to solve two major innie problems:
1) The feeling of loneliness that often comes with being an introvert in an extrovert-centric world.
2) The lack of introvert specific advice out there on how to connect with people.
A lot of social skills experts deliver great advice on how to ignite meaningful conversations and connect on a deeper level with people. But often, it’s framed in a way that favors extroverts.
As an introvert, you have different needs and strengths than extroverts. As far as I know, my course is the only connections course created by and for introverts.
True to my introverted nature, I delve way beyond the surface with this program.
It’s not about “coming out of your shell” or “fixing” your introversion. It’s about expanding, and applying the gifts you already have, so that you can make REAL friends.
This course is right for YOU if ...
*You don't want to be fake in conversation, but you're not quite sure how to "be yourself"
*You want to open up, but feel like there is an invisible armour around you when you meet new people
*You hate small talk, and want to know how to have meaningful conversations that lead to real friendships
*You would rather have a few true friends than hangout with a room full of shallow acquaintances
*You are quiet, easily tongue-tied, and tend to wander off on your own, even though you like people
*You want to make friends and deepen your current relationships, but socializing overwhelms you
If that all sounds like you, believe me, there is nothing wrong with you!
You're an introvert like me, and I can show you how to overcome your biggest connection challenges and make lasting friendships WITHOUT being fake or extroverted.
"Michaela gave me the clear steps needed to begin getting closer to people. These are things that I hadn't considered doing until now. Thanks to Michaela and the Fulfilling Connections Course, I now have the tools to get out of my usual cycles and build better relationships. I also know how to manage my energy better in social situations. The biggest thing I gained was learning how to express my true feelings. I'm already seeing people open up to me more as I feel more comfortable being vulnerable with them." - SungJoon Park, Japan
"When I followed your advice, my colleague became a lot more at ease with me and we laughed and had a really good time! At the end of the day she even hugged me and we thanked eachother for a really nice day! I mean, I couldnt even imagine that it could go so well, I am actuallt blown away with the result :)" - Helena Skagerlid, Sweden
"I have been trying to use the jump-off points in conversation, and it works, I don't have to worrying about what to respond to when someone tells me something. My brain feels more relaxed, and I feel more at ease in conversation. And one celebration I have to share with you is my consultant said that I have improved comparing to when we in first and second meet, I have a warm greeting, I speak a little louder, and I let out more about my things. I think this course has inspire and helped me.” - Jenny L., Macau
"How is this possible that Fulfilling Connections keeps getting better and better? I really enjoyed hearing the conversation ignitors webinar and I especially value that you share your personal experiences. What I especially value about all of these lessons is the straighforward way you explain concepts, the real-life examples you provide, and the "safe space" environment you provide for this class". - Amy L, USA
"I really got a lot out of the course. I learned from all of the webinars. You really understand all the problems introverts struggle with (introvert energy, giving yourself permission to end a conversation). Thanks for creating that course." - Amy V., USA
My biggest learning from the Fulfilling Connections Course is being myself at all times. I've looked in all the wrong places for love, trying to be a pseudo-extrovert & it has just never worked. In finding love, as in all things, being true to myself is the key. It is possible to find love as me. I don't have to be anyone else & I have a lot to offer. Maria B, Ireland
"Having an introverted personality as well as being shy really confuses me at times and especially in social situations when it's easy to get drained or feel that I don't belong - I now know that there's nothing wrong with me and there's nothing wrong with the people I socialise with (I hope). I now have a lot more confidence in my approach with people and also has helped me identify other people's possible strengths and weaknesses. I am glad that I connected with Michaela as she is a genuine and sincere person - she is an angel of the internet!"
- Wayne Boustead Brisbane, Australia
Signup today, and receive your first lesson straight to your inbox this week! All written lessons and exercises are delivered straight to your inbox every Saturday for the 6-week duration of the course. Audios and webinar recordings are sent every Wednesday.
Week 1: Mastering the inner game of connection
This first lesson, which includes a webinar recording, helps you lay the foundation for authentic connections with the right people.You’ll discover the surprising reason why introverts reject fulfilling relationships and how to break the cycle. You’ll also learn the top 3 barriers that block you from the relationships you crave, and how to overcome them.
Week 2: Energy management for optimal engagement
Low energy is one of the biggest barriers to making connections as an introvert. In this lesson you’ll learn three essential steps for managing your energy in social situations. You’ll discover powerful exercises to help you make friends without getting overwhelmed or depleted. Included in this lesson is an audio interview with Dr. Arnie Kozak, author of The Awakened Introvert. During the interview, you’ll learn zen hacks for being more engaging as you socialize.
Week 3: Conversation ignitors for quiet types
Introverts and extroverts have different ways of communicating. In this lesson, which includes a webinar recording, you’ll learn how to work with your introverted strengths to ignite interesting conversations. You’ll also discover done-for-you responses that work in virtually any interaction, PLUS strategies for handling dreaded group conversations.
Week 4: The storytelling formula that captivates
You might feel like storytelling in conversation isn’t your strong point. In this lesson you’ll learn the storytelling formula that makes people want to lean in and listen up! You’ll also discover the most common mistake people make in storytelling, and how to avoid it. This lesson includes an audio interview with expert copywriter John McIntyre. Listen in as John and I discuss the crucial first step to hook someone into your story and keep them captivated the whole way through.
Week 5: Secrets of quiet magnetism
Introverts have a secret weapon when it comes to connection - actually we have several of them. In this lesson, which includes a webinar recording, you’ll discover why you’re already more magnetic than you think as an introvert. Learn how to tap into your quiet charisma and begin attracting the right people to YOU. You’ll also learn how to share your thoughts and opinions in conversation, without seeming awkward or arrogant.
Week 6: Deepening connections the introverted way
Sometimes introverts find it hard to let people in. True connection can be scary, even if you desperately want to feel close to someone. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to overcome your fears and allow more intimacy (platonic or otherwise) into your life. This lesson includes an audio interview with communication expert Jade Joddle. During the interview, you’ll discover straightforward first steps for opening up in conversation. We’ll also talk about how to use improvisation and spontaneity to improve communication.
Michaela Chung is the author of The Irresistible Introvert: Harness The Power of Quiet Charisma in a Loud World and The Year of The Introvert. She is an expert on introversion with a rich background in communication and self-development strategies. Best known for her popular website, Introvert Spring, Michaela has been prolific in sharing her expertise and personal insights on the topic of introversion. Her work has been featured in HuffPost, The Globe and Mail, INC, Lifehack, CBC Radio, and The Chicago Tribune, to name a few.