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76 | Resilience, inner strength, and overcoming workplace obstacles: 5 Black female perspectives

The Art of Speaking Up

Release Date: 06/17/2020

82 | How to deal with “what if I’m not good enough?” with Leigha May show art 82 | How to deal with “what if I’m not good enough?” with Leigha May

The Art of Speaking Up

Welcome to the show!  If you’re interested in joining the August 9th event, you can find the link here:   And the assertiveness ebook here:   And now – onto the focus of today’s show!   Today’s guest Leigha is not just an incredible leader in the corporate space and career and life coach, but also a wonderfully authentic and insightful human.  In this conversation we dive deep into the mindset challenges that many women cover at work.  You’ll hear us talk about:   -Impostor syndrome -Difficult & shameful emotions & struggles at work...

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81 | Assertiveness: why it matters and why it can feel so hard show art 81 | Assertiveness: why it matters and why it can feel so hard

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Welcome!  I’m so excited to announce the release of my new ebook “Speak Without Fear: The Smart Ambitious Woman’s Guide to Assertiveness in the Workplace.”    You can grab your free copy at   Once you receive your ebook, you’ll receive a link to reserve your spot in the August 9th book club.  We’ll be meeting at 10am PST via zoom and I can’t wait to see you there!   And a bit more on today’s episode, which is all about learning to be assertive at work.  I spent a lot of time feeling totally afraid and paralyzed at the thought of being more...

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80 | How to take control of your career advancement (even if you’re afraid) with Jeanette Jordan show art 80 | How to take control of your career advancement (even if you’re afraid) with Jeanette Jordan

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79 | Cultivating a strong sense of self at work with Kara Diane  show art 79 | Cultivating a strong sense of self at work with Kara Diane

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Welcome to the show!  Today I’m talking with ex-engineer and current Coach/Consultant Kara.  This conversation is deep, honest, and full of femininity and soul.  I personally loved it, and I hope you enjoy it just as much.   Listen in and you’ll hear us talk all about:   Kara’s definition of confidence The split between one’s work person (how we ‘should’ show up) vs. one’s true self How to change our default patterns of behavior How Kara uses mindfulness to grow, develop, and build confidence Gaining distance & feeling more peaceful during triggering...

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78 | How to know when you should share your idea at work + anti-racism update show art 78 | How to know when you should share your idea at work + anti-racism update

The Art of Speaking Up

Anti-racism resources: That’s Not How That Works Podcast:   Weeze’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Course:   Weeze’s monthly programs (lower price point):   ~~   Welcome to the show!  Today’s episode is all about when to speak up, and the advice I’m sharing is intended to help you:   Know how to decide if you should share your ideas at work Step up as a leader Catalyze change in your organization or across your team, and Build your confidence & effectiveness at work.   The skills I’m explaining in this episode will benefit...

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77 | “What if my question is stupid?” - How smart people voice their questions show art 77 | “What if my question is stupid?” - How smart people voice their questions

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Welcome to the show!  Today’s episode is for you if you have ever found yourself feeling confused, but have been afraid to speak up and ask a question to clarify the thing you’re confused about.   If this is you – don’t worry – this is completely normal (I’ve been there), and there is nothing wrong with you.    However, I want to empower you to feel confident asking the questions you need to ask, because ultimately, this is a skill that will grow your confidence and prepare you to become a confident, powerful leader.   I hope you enjoy this episode! ...

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76 | Resilience, inner strength, and overcoming workplace obstacles: 5 Black female perspectives show art 76 | Resilience, inner strength, and overcoming workplace obstacles: 5 Black female perspectives

The Art of Speaking Up

This week on the show, I’m highlighting the voices and perspectives of 5 interviewees who have opened up about challenges they’ve overcome as Black women in the workplace.   You’ll hear about what they’ve encountered professionally, how they’ve tapped into their inner wisdom and resilience to show up powerfully, and what they’ve learned along the way.    I encourage you to check out their full episodes, and support their work – check out the links for each interviewee below:   Petal Modeste Parenting for the Future Podcast: Full Interview:   Nikki,...

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The Art of Speaking Up

Anti-racism,  racial justice, & diversity & inclusion resources:     The Trill MBA Show by Felicia Ann Rose Enuha Corporate America Hates Black Women: Silence is Not an Option:     NPR’s Code Switch, Hosted by Gene Demby and Shereen Marisol Meraji A Decade of Watching Black People Die:     Therapy for Black Girls by Joy Harden Bradford The Impact of Racial Trauma:     How to Be Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi     What If I Say the Wrong Thing?  By Vernã Myers     Parenting For the Future by Petal Modeste...

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74 | How to feel better by managing your thoughts with Erin Foley show art 74 | How to feel better by managing your thoughts with Erin Foley

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Today we are back with PART 2 of my discussion with the incredible Erin Foley.  She’s a ninja-level mindset coach who has deep experience working with women who are struggling with mindset at work.  If you are looking to shed your insecurities and build confidence, this conversation will be perfect for you.   In this conversation, you’ll hear us chat about:   How our thoughts influence our behaviors How to feel better by managing our own thoughts Sitting at the back of the room in meetings Negotiating for a raise with a scarcity vs. an abundance mindset Building...

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73 | Letting go of worry and choosing the path of confidence & inner peace with Erin Foley show art 73 | Letting go of worry and choosing the path of confidence & inner peace with Erin Foley

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Welcome to the show!  I am so pumped about today’s episode, because I am speaking with Erin Foley, a guest who has been a listener favorite!   Erin Foley is a mindset coach who specializes in helping women with their mindset at work.  If you struggle with confidence, worry, negative thoughts, and any sort of struggle – her advice will resonate with you on a deep level.   In this interview, you’ll hear us talk about:   Erin’s advice and insights around fear and worry The brain’s bias towards negativity Why feedback can feel so scary Why new projects, jobs,...

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This week on the show, I’m highlighting the voices and perspectives of 5 interviewees who have opened up about challenges they’ve overcome as Black women in the workplace.

 

You’ll hear about what they’ve encountered professionally, how they’ve tapped into their inner wisdom and resilience to show up powerfully, and what they’ve learned along the way. 

 

I encourage you to check out their full episodes, and support their work – check out the links for each interviewee below:

 

Petal Modeste

Parenting for the Future Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-for-the-future/id1481728272

Full Interview: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/54-finding-confidence-to-face-overcome-your-professional/id1436888741?i=1000455254536

 

Nikki, found of The Corporate Melanin Millenial

Nikki’s Website: https://corporatemelaninmillennial.com/

Nikki's article on microaggressions: https://corporatemelaninmillennial.com/microaggressions/

Full Interview: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/59-job-searching-mindset-fear-salary-negotiation-discomfort/id1436888741?i=1000459044656

 

Marissa Germain, Founder of Reedoe

Marissa’s Website: https://reedoeapp.com/

Full Interview: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/52-embracing-discomfort-professional-growth-learning/id1436888741?i=1000453417605

 

Asari Aniagolu

Full Interview: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/29-mentors-perfectionism-introvert-friendly-networking/id1436888741?i=1000434931440

 

Lotasha Thomas

Lotasha’s Website: https://myfinancesmatter.com/

Full Interview: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/25-step-back-see-bigger-picture-your-career-so-you/id1436888741?i=1000432142024

 

 

Want to reach out?  Just email me at jessica@theartofspeakingup.com

 

Thank you so much for tuning in.  Sending love to all, and of course, Black Lives Matter.

 

Love,

 

Jess