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Do you struggle to find the right words when you need to say “no,” enforce a boundary, give feedback, or navigate other difficult conversations? Listen up because this episode is for you!
Brittney Richardson and I sat down to have a conscious conversation about boundaries and negotiation as WOC leaders. In this episode, you’ll hear us talk about saying no, asking for help, setting boundaries, and giving and receiving feedback.
I also share scripts that you can use in specific circumstances, so if you’ve been putting off a difficult conversation because you don’t know what to say, there might be a script that you can use in this episode!
Brittney Richardson is a nonprofit professional with over 10 years of experience in building communities both in person and online. As a passionate advocate for women and people of color, Brittney has dedicated her career to supporting underrepresented communities. Currently, Brittney works at Accion Opportunity Fund, where she plays a vital role in getting the organization’s resources in front of entrepreneurs who need them. In addition to her work with Accion, Brittney also supports her local community by serving as a corporate and community trainer, sharing her expertise on topics ranging from cultural competency to accountability in the workforce.
What We Cover in This Episode:
- Why we as women feel guilty when we say “no”
- Balancing work and family
- How to use the Wheel of Life tool
- The value of daily reflection
- Asking for what you need
- A script to use when you need to say “no”
- How to set boundaries with your clients
- Resolving miscommunications
- Why you need to be willing to receive feedback
I hope this episode helps you stand up for yourself and your boundaries. Learning how to communicate in your personal and professional life is hard, so I’m proud of you for showing up and listening to this episode. Your community will thank you for committing to better communication, and more importantly, you’ll thank yourself.
If you want to find out what it might look like to work with both of us, I want to invite you to schedule a complimentary 30-minute legacy business and career review. At this review, we’ll set personal and professional goals and you’ll receive three action items to move you toward them. Go to elainelou.com/call to schedule yours today.
Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself by Nedra Glover Tawwab
Episode 2: How to Put Yourself First Without Feeling Guilty with Nicole Cruz
Episode 6: Charging Your Worth as a WOC and Being an Imperfect Ally with Erica Courdae and India Jackson
Episode 40: Why Difficult Conversations Improve Our Life + Work Relationships with Erica Courdae and India Jackson
Episode 5: Time and Energy Management to Get Your Life Back
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