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Be More Assertive

Do you find yourself having trouble saying no? Do you often feel like others are controlling your life? Are you comfortable giving your opinion or speaking up for yourself? Do you avoid confrontation at all costs? Maybe you’re exhausted from running around doing what other people need instead of what you need.

Most people have never been taught to be assertive or even what it really is. As a result, most people don’t know how to effectively communicate how they feel, what they need, or establish healthy boundaries.

How Can Strengths University Help? 

Assertiveness isn’t about getting your way or creating conflict, it’s simply the ability to advocate for yourself - your beliefs, your needs, and setting healthy boundaries. Our coaches have years of experience training students and staff members how to be assertive. We combine assertiveness training with Strengths Coaching to help you be a better advocate for yourself. This means becoming more confident in finding your voice and using it to express your feelings, needs, and what you are and are not willing to do for others. Being more assertive means taking back control of your time and your life.

Suggested Next Steps

  • Get our free Discovering Your Talents guide to discovering your talents.

  • Sign up for a free Campus Visit, a 15 minute chat with one of our coaches, to find out what coaching is all about and get more information on how you can utilize your Strengths to become more assertive.  

  • Depending on how in depth you want to go, our Strengths 101, 201, or 301 Individual Coaching Packages would be a fantastic way to become more assertive. We’ll help you better understand assertiveness and the things that might be getting in your way to becoming more assertive. We’ll also talk about your Strengths and how you can use those Strengths to become more assertive.

  • If you are a parent, guidance counselor, supervisor, or other individual looking to help a group or organization become more assertive, Contact Us to set up a group training, workshop, or even class to help your group better understand assertiveness, their Strengths, and how to use their Strengths to become more assertive.   

Begin Developing Your Strengths.

Contact our Strengths Team for more information or to schedule a service.

Liz Pham, 2019 Pharm D Candidate

Strengths coaching saved me from myself. It wasn’t until I started strengths coaching with Anne that I realized my passive personality           was getting in my way. With Anne’s help I was able to understand myself more and find strategies to keep myself from continuing               to be passive and actively speaking out for myself and my needs. Throughout my three sessions, Anne actively listened to what I had           to say and tailored the experience to my needs. Anne empowered me to become a stronger woman and I can never thank her enough       for what she did for me. The beauty of the program is that it uses your strengths to help you, help yourself. The strengths coaches help        you make connections and suggest strategies that you may not have thought of yet. If you are thinking about getting coached or              even becoming a coach yourself DO IT! You won’t regret it, I know I didn’t.