What is assertiveness?
According to Nathaniel Branden, author of The Six Pillar of Self-Esteem and source of my work inspiration, self-assertiveness "means to honor my wants and needs, and find an appropriate form of their expression in reality." I love this quote, because it promotes the power of self-worth and authentic communication. Pillars of my coaching work.
Many confuse assertiveness with over politeness or, at the opposite extreme, with aggressiveness. Assertiveness is more a question of balanced rather than strategical communication.
And it means to say NO sometimes. How do we do that through my coaching?