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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

100 | Confidence, authenticity, career advancement, job changes, growing your salary + more with Rasheeda Williams show art 100 | Confidence, authenticity, career advancement, job changes, growing your salary + more with Rasheeda Williams

The Art of Speaking Up

Today’s episode is LOADED with career advice and inspiration.  I found today’s guest, Rasheeda, to be infectious with her confidence and energy.  In today’s episode you’ll hear a ton of advice on:   -Finding confidence -Staying committed to your goals -Career advancement and development -Job transitions -Salary negotiations -Becoming fearless   And so much more.   You can get in touch with Rasheeda at and follow her on Instagram at @randmlyrasheeda, and be sure to check out her podcast:    If you’re interested in private coaching, you can book a...

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99 | A warm hug of gratitude (special Thanksgiving episode) show art 99 | A warm hug of gratitude (special Thanksgiving episode)

The Art of Speaking Up

Today’s episode is a very special gratitude themed episode in honor of the holiday.  If you want to shift into an energy of gratitude and feel warm and fuzzy, then this one will be perfect for you.   You’re going to hear some of my season 4 guests open up about what they’re grateful for in their careers.  The women you’re hearing from are:   Amelia Anderson (Episode 71) Kara Diane (Episode 79) Erin Foley (Episodes 73 and 74) Meg Duffy (Episode 90) Jeanette Jordan (Episode 80) Ashlee Leppert (Episode 84) Margot Leitman (Episode 93) Leonela Vaccaro Padron (Episode 86)...

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The Art of Speaking Up

Today’s episode is for anyone who wants to project confidence at work, but struggles to feel confident deep down inside.  In today’s episode, I share my struggle with this topic and one of my greatest learnings that took me way too long to figure out.  I also share a framework you can use to move from feeling unconfident, to feeling confident.   To download the worksheet that goes with today’s episode, click here: To learn about working with me 1:1, go to:   And, check out these amazing resources I’ve created:   Ebook: The Smart Ambitious Woman’s Guide to...

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97 | A powerful tip to elevate your communication to an executive level show art 97 | A powerful tip to elevate your communication to an executive level

The Art of Speaking Up

Today’s episode is perfect for anyone who wants to communicate with greater impact and authority at work. Sometimes we think that speaking up with credibility is difficult – but in this episode, I’m showing you that it’s actually really easy.   Get ready to use your imagination in this episode!  I hope you love it.   I’m now offering 1:1 private career and life coaching!  If you’re interested, you can learn more here:   And check out these free resources!   Ebook: The Smart Ambitious Woman’s Guide to Assertiveness in the Workplace:   Private...

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The Art of Speaking Up

Today’s interview is SO good.  If you like mindset, you will love this conversation.  Today’s guest Bryn is a mindset coach and she is sharing her best advice for leveraging your inner world to achieve your peak performance.  This conversation will not only motivate you to show up way bigger at work, it’ll also give you a gentle and loving reminder that struggle is part of the process, and not a sign that anything has gone wrong.   Remember – you can do this!   To connect with Bryn:   Instagram: Facebook: Twitter:     Connect with Jess:...

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95 | A letter to my inner critic show art 95 | A letter to my inner critic

The Art of Speaking Up

Welcome to the show!  This week, I’m sharing a letter I wrote to my inner critic.  If you struggle with impostor syndrome and that voice inside your head that tells you that you aren’t good enough, then this episode was made for you.   I also share an exciting new announcement at the end of the episode.   If you’re interested in working with me 1:1, you can learn more here:       And below – you’ll find some awesome free resources:   Ebook: The Smart Ambitious Woman’s Guide to Assertiveness in the Workplace:   Private Facebook Group: ...

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The Art of Speaking Up

Today’s episode is all about MONEY! It’s time for some raw, unfiltered dialogue about getting past the fears that prevent you from owning your desire for more money and asking for more money in your career. If you have a hard time admitting to yourself you want more money, or you feel unworthy of negotiating your salary, this episode is a must-listen.   Let me know what you think by messaging me on Instagram! (@theartofspeakingup)   And of course, be sure to check out these free resources:   Ebook: The Smart Ambitious Woman’s Guide to Assertiveness in the Workplace: ...

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The Art of Speaking Up

Welcome to the show!  Today’s episode is perfect for those of you who want to improve your communication skills and become a more confident & compelling communicator at work.  Today’s guest Margot is a professional storyteller, a Moth Grandslam champion, and travels the world teaching others how to tell stories.    In this interview, you’ll hear us chat about:   The struggle to show your true self at work Feeling awkward in the workplace How to get better at small talk (even when it feels annoying or hard) How to manage stage fright How to communicate in a...

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92 | Finding your voice at work show art 92 | Finding your voice at work

The Art of Speaking Up

Today’s episode is a mini episode with some advice on how to get past your fear and speak more freely in meetings.  This took me a long time to do, and I’m hoping the advice in the episode can help you as you continue your journey of finding your voice at work.   If you would like to sign up for the newsletter, you can sign up here:   And here’s the private Facebook Group:   Thank you so much for tuning in this week!  I’ll catch you next week.    -Jess

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The Art of Speaking Up

Today’s episode is about two of my favorite topics: feeling confident and speaking up at work.  If you are wanting to feel more bold and powerful, and less afraid of speaking up, then this episode was created for you.  It is intended to inspire to you believe that you have EVERYTHING it takes to find and share your voice at work.   In this episode you’ll hear about:   -The unexpected thing that helped me build confidence over the past year -Why speaking up is about more than just sharing your voice -My best advice to you around the importance of speaking up -How to...

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More Episodes

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