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64 | The assertiveness struggle, managing overwhelm, work/life balance + more with Svetlana Carter

The Art of Speaking Up

Release Date: 01/20/2020

90 | Managing your inner critic and getting out of the self-doubt spiral with Meg Duffy show art 90 | Managing your inner critic and getting out of the self-doubt spiral with Meg Duffy

The Art of Speaking Up

Welcome to the show!  Today I am chatting with Meg Duffy, who specializes in helping women build careers in tech.  Meg’s insights and work run deep, and in this conversation she shares so much deep wisdom and encouragement on the topic of self-doubt.  This is the second time I’ve had Meg on the show – the first time we chatted (episode 19), and I enjoyed this conversation even more than the first one.   To get in touch with Meg and learn about her book, go to and you can also reach out to her on twitter and Instagram (@futureproofmeg) To get in touch with Jess:...

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89 | How to feel less debilitated by impostor syndrome  show art 89 | How to feel less debilitated by impostor syndrome

The Art of Speaking Up

Welcome to the show!  Today I’m sharing advice on what to do when you find yourself struggling with impostor syndrome, and questioning whether you belong in your job.  I will help you see that your fears of not being good enough are either untrue, or are simply signs that you are growing.   Impostor syndrome is real and it sucks – BUT – I promise that there’s a light at the end of this tunnel, and this episode will help you see it.    I hope you enjoy this episode, and I would love to hear what you think!   Want to get in touch?   Jess’s contact...

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The Art of Speaking Up

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88 | When your manager isn’t available to help you make decisions show art 88 | When your manager isn’t available to help you make decisions

The Art of Speaking Up

Welcome to the show!  Today I’m sharing advice on what to do when you find yourself needing input from your manager, but also unable to reach them.  This situation can feel stressful, but it is also a really important opportunity to cultivate your leadership skills.  Listen in to learn how!   Want to get in touch?   Jess’s contact information: Email: Instagram:     Free Resources: Ebook: The Smart Ambitious Woman’s Guide to Assertiveness in the Workplace:   Private Facebook Group:   To sign up for the Art of Speaking Up email newsletter,...

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87 | Learning to trust in your abilities with Keisha Greaves show art 87 | Learning to trust in your abilities with Keisha Greaves

The Art of Speaking Up

Welcome to the show!  Today’s guest really inspired me with her story about moving from fashion merchandising, to building her own clothing brand, Girls Chronically Rock.  Keisha is on a mission to combine her passion for finance with her commitment to supporting women with disabilities, and this conversation will help you see, and remember, that your own goals are only limited by your courage and your imagination.   To check out Keisha’s brand and online store, visit:   To donate to Keisha’s fundraiser for an accessible vehicle, visit:   And you can reach...

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86 | Managing self-criticism, loving yourself, & creating your own definition of confidence with Leonela Vaccaro Padron show art 86 | Managing self-criticism, loving yourself, & creating your own definition of confidence with Leonela Vaccaro Padron

The Art of Speaking Up

Welcome to the show!  In today’s episode, I’m talking with today’s guest Leonela all about her career journey.  In today’s conversation, you’ll hear us talk about self-criticism, being in a high-pressure work environment, finding self love, building confidence, and cultivating greater inner strength and trust at work.   To get in touch with Leonela, you can email her at:   And be sure to check out these free resources: Ebook: The Smart Ambitious Woman’s Guide to Assertiveness in the Workplace:   Private Facebook Group:   To get in touch with me:...

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85 | An easy way to sound like an exec when you speak up at work show art 85 | An easy way to sound like an exec when you speak up at work

The Art of Speaking Up

Welcome to the show!  Today’s episode is perfect for you if you want to sound more credible when you speak up at work.   The interesting thing about speaking up is that in order to sound smart – it’s about making things as simple as possible for your audience (even if your audience is just 1 person!)   In this episode I’ll show you how.   If you want to grab a copy of my stress-reducing morning journal, just rate or review the show and email me to let me know at – you’ll hear back from me and I’ll send it right over.  Easy peasy!   To get your...

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84 | Cultivating limitless confidence, strength, and inner peace with Ashlee Leppert show art 84 | Cultivating limitless confidence, strength, and inner peace with Ashlee Leppert

The Art of Speaking Up

Today we invite special guest, Ashlee Leppert a recent veteran of the United States coast guard, and even more recent author of her memoir, "The Hurricane Within" to sit down and talk about her incredible experiences and journey of strength, compassion, and inspiration. She opens up about her intense Coast Gaurd search and rescue missions, learning the strength in asking for help, and what led her to write her incredible memoir. Ashlee is truly an inspiration and wonderful person who reminds us that strength is always available to us – even when things get really, really hard.  ...

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83 | Breaking up with the exclamation point: reflections on letting go of “nice”  show art 83 | Breaking up with the exclamation point: reflections on letting go of “nice”

The Art of Speaking Up

Today’s episode is another piece of my writing that I’m sharing with you.  It’s about what it means to build strength as a woman, and what it means to let go of people pleasing and replace it with authenticity and truth.  It’s about the grief and struggle involved in saying goodbye to old pieces of ourselves, but also the glory of replacing those pieces with something strong and new.   Want to download my assertiveness ebook?  Grab it here:   And use the link below to reserve your spot in book club.  If you can click on August 9th, it means there are...

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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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Welcome to the show!  In this week’s episode, I’m chatting with guest Svetlana Carter all about her career journey, where she has struggled, and what she has learned.  In this conversation, you’ll hear us chat about:

-Svetlana’s career story

-Career growth mindset

-The challenge of assertiveness

-What you can do to advance your career

-The power of mindfulness

-Recognizing your accomplishments

-Finding meaning in life when work isn’t always super profound

And lots more.

Svetlana’s reflections were truly profound for me, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. 

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As always, thank you for tuning in, and have a great day!

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Jess