Assertiveness - learn to be the best of you
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Created by Norina Nour
Last updated 7/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Speak out and stand up for yourself in clear, respectful ways.
  • Make decisions without second-guessing yourself.
  • Have more self-respect and in return, will earn the respect of others.
  • Become a stronger communicator.
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  • Have the desire to learn how to express your wants while being mindful of the opinions, wants and feelings of others.
  • Be motivated to change your attitude by practicing what you learn here.
  • Possess the willingness to develop more honest and open relationships.

If you have hard time saying “NO” to people or you feel you cannot offer your real opinion on different topics because this may create conflict, you have come in the right place. 

Do you lack of courage to speak up for yourself because if you are not saying in the right way you will live the consequences? If you like to learn more about how to better express yourself, you are in the right place.

This course is design with: 

  1. clear information, 
  2. examples to improve your understanding of assertiveness and help you implement the methods to enhance your communication. 
  3. practical exercises and quizzes 

Here is what we will cover:

1.  Understanding Assertiveness

  • Passiveness
  • Aggressiveness
  • Passive-aggression
  • Assertiveness

2.  Understanding Self-esteem

  • Self-confidence and Efficacy
  • Self-respect and self-worth
  • Differences between Low self-esteem, Healthy self- esteem, and False Ego

3.  Self-perception

  • “Bill of rights”
  • Self-talk
  • Practices that increase Self-respect and healthy self-worth

4.  People’s perception

  • Walk the walk
  • Talk the talk

5.  Your personal level of assertiveness

  • Personality types
  • Roles
  • Strategies

6.  Appropriate personal assertiveness

  • Communicating with the significant other
  • Parenting children
  • Being assertive with your parents
  • Parenting parents

7.  Appropriate workplace/business assertiveness

  • Examples of workplace assertiveness
  • “Constructive Criticism” – Feedback
  • Avoiding Passive Aggression at Work
  • How to assertively ask for a raise

8.  How to be an Assertive Buyer

  • Passive consumers
  • Aggressive customers
  • Assertive consumer

9.  Raising assertive children

  • Teaching assertiveness by telling
  • Teaching assertiveness by modeling

10.  Myths that Discourage Assertive Behavior

  • Anxiety
  • Modesty
  • Good friend
  • Obligation
  • Gender role myths
  • Strength of an issue
Who is the target audience?
  • Men and women from 20 to 50 years old.
  • Beginner to intermediate level of knowledge in human behaviour and psychology.
  • Working in a corporate environment, recently graduated or changing jobs, experienced or attempting to become entrepreneur, stay-at-home parent.
  • Going through life transitions, looking to get ahead in your career, self-motivated doer.
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Curriculum For This Course
54 Lectures
Understanding Assertiveness
6 Lectures 09:37

This introductory lecture summarises what will be covered, who should take the course and what will students gain once is completed. 

Preview 01:31

In this lecture 2 you will learn the definition of assertiveness and what it means to be an assertive person. 

Also, there is a Homework for you: you are asked to write down your vision of assertiveness as you can see it right now, at the beginning of this course. You are also asked to keep this homework until the end of the course when you will compare it with the vision of assertiveness you will have it then. 

I find it very interesting for a transformational adventure to mark the start point and the end point of the journey. This is what I do with my clients, during coaching sessions. 

What assertiveness is?

Being an assertive person has advantages and disadvantages. You will learn in the lecture 3 which are these. Obviously the advantages of being an assertive human being are more important than disadvantages, but they need to be taken into consideration. 

Preview 01:53

In this lecture 4 you will learn the definition of passiveness and what it means to be a passive person.

Preview 02:38

In this lecture 5 you will learn the definition of aggressiveness and what it means to be an aggressive person. 

What aggressiveness is?

In this lecture 6 you will learn the definition of passive-aggressiveness and what it means to be a passive-aggressive person. 

Preview 02:13

Section 1 Quiz
5 questions
Understanding Self-esteem
6 Lectures 08:29

In this lecture 7 you will learn that healthy self-esteem is the very first step to achieving confidence and learning to be assertive. 

What self-esteem is?

In this lecture 8 you will learn the root of self-esteem, the elements that influence your self-esteem. 

Preview 01:13

In this lecture 9 you will learn the first part of self-esteem concept: self-confidence and efficacy.

Preview 02:13

In this lecture 9 you will learn the second part of self-esteem concept: self-respect and self-worth. 

Self-respect and Self-worth

In this lecture 11 you will learn the differences between low self-esteem, false ego or grandiosity, and healthy self-esteem. 

What are the differences between low and healthy self-esteem, and false ego?

This lecture 12 is a homework for you: test on Psychology Today site to get to know you better. 


Section 2 Quiz
5 questions
6 Lectures 15:07

In this lecture 13 you will learn what building a strong foundation is. 

Building a strong foundation of SELF

In this lecture 14, you will acknowledge a set of rules called "Bill of Rights" by Manuel J. Smith that will give you internal fortitude and serves as a reminder that you are worthy of respect.

"Bill of Rights" of Assertiveness

In this lecture 15 you will learn about the self talk and how to use it to build the foundation of SELF

Self talk

In this lecture 16 you will learn about practices that increase self-esteem and healthy self-worth by paying attention to your own needs and wants, taking good care of yourself and doing "feel good" activities. 

Practices that Increase Self-respect and Healthy Self-worth

This lecture 17 is a Homework for you: Lists

Homework A

This lecture 18 is a Homework for you: Lists

Homework B

Section 3 Quiz
3 questions
People's perception
3 Lectures 08:48

In this lecture 19 you will learn about people's perception and how people’s perception of you affects your ability to communicate. 

What people's perception is?

In this lecture 20 you will learn about body language - physical demeanour. I will call it Walk the Walk.

Body language - physical demeanour

In this lecture 21 you will learn about body language - voice. I will call it Talk the Talk. 

Body language - voice
Your personal level of assertiveness
6 Lectures 18:17

In this lecture 22 you will learn about personality types and how the level of assertiveness depends largely on the individual's personality type - different personalities have different methods of self-expression that works for them.

Personality Types

In this lecture 23 you will learn about five personality aspects that, when combined, define the personality type: Mind, Energy, Nature, Tactics and Identity

Five personality aspects

In this lecture 24 you will learn about the Role layer that determines our goals, interests and preferred activities. The roles we take based on our personality are: Analyst, Diplomat, Sentinel, and Explorer.


In this lecture 25 you will learn about the Strategy layer that shows our preferred ways of doing things and achieving goals. The strategies we apply based on our personality type are: Confident Individualism, People Mastery, Constant Improvement, and Social Engagement. 


In this lecture 26 you will have a brief conclusion of what you learned until now about Personality Types. 


This lecture 27 is your section 5 homework. 

Appropriate personal assertiveness
5 Lectures 13:28

In this lecture 28 you will learn about specifics of assertive communication in personal life and in particular, the specifics of assertive communication with the significant other. 

Communicating with the significant other

In this lecture 29 you will learn how to communicate with your children in an assertive way.

Parenting children

In this lecture 30 you will learn how to communicate with your parents in an assertive way when they are overbearing and judgmental and by their behaviour are affecting the quality of your life. 

Being assertive with your parents

In this lecture 31 you will learn how to communicate in an assertive way with your parents when they need parenting (yes, that time will come sooner or later).

Parenting parents

In this lecture 32 you will learn the particularities of practicing assertiveness in personal life. 


Section 6 Quiz
5 questions
Appropriate workplace or business assertiveness
5 Lectures 19:30

In this lecture 33 you will learn what professional assertiveness is and to be able to clearly ask for what you want, what you need, and express what you do not want and need in a calm, professional manner.

About assertiveness in the workplace or in business

In this lecture 34 you will learn how to deal with or to give feedback / constructive criticism in your professional life. 

“Constructive Criticism” - Feedback

In this lecture 35 you will learn how passive aggression looks like in workplace. 

Avoiding Passive Aggression at Work

In this lecture 36 you will learn the steps to follow in order to ask a raise in an assertive way. 

How to assertively ask for a raise

This lecture 37 is the section 7 homework.


Section 7 Quiz
5 questions
How to be an Assertive Buyer
7 Lectures 08:40

In this lecture 38 you will learn to define a passive, an aggressive and an assertive customer/buyer. 

About Passive, Aggressive and Assertive buyers

In this lecture 39 you will learn how to perform a research for purchase reason.

Research the product you are looking to purchase

In this lecture 40 you will learn how to determine your needs and wants for purchase reason.

Determine what you need and want

In this lecture 41 you will learn how to use your brand loyalty in your advantage when purchasing goods or services. 

Use your brand loyalty as an asset

In this lecture 42 you will learn how to go for everything you want and need by asking. 

Ask, ask, and ask

In this lecture 43 you will learn how to say NO and assert yourself. 

It is O.K. to say “NO”

In this lecture 44 you will learn that as an assertive buyer, you have the power in sealing the deal. 

The power is on your side

Section 8 Quiz​
3 questions
Raising assertive children
3 Lectures 07:11

In this lecture 45 you will learn how teaching your children assertiveness will give them several critical skills for life.

Teaching assertiveness by telling

In this lecture 46 you will learn how to teach children assertiveness by modelling which is the most effective method to teach. Children usually watch what parents do more than listen what parents say.

Teaching assertiveness by modelling

This lecture 47 is the section 9 homework.


Section 9 Quizz
3 questions
Myths that Discourage Assertive Behaviour
6 Lectures 06:14

In this lecture 48 you will learn about anxiety as a myth that discourage assertive behaviour. 


In this lecture 49 you will learn about modesty as a myth that discourage assertive behaviour.


In this lecture 50 you will learn about how an old relationship can be used as a myth that discourage assertive behaviour.

Good friend

In this lecture 51 you will learn about obligation as a myth that discourage assertive behaviour.


In this lecture 52 you will learn about gender role myth that discourage assertive behaviour.

Gender role myth

In this lecture 53 you will learn about the myth of strength that discourage assertive behaviour.

Strength of an issue
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About the Instructor
Norina Nour
4.5 Average rating
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14 Students
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Life Coach @Aniron

Norina has always been passionate about the human nature trying to know everything about the human body, psychology and its spirit.

With her medical background, she has dedicated 12 years to neuroscience research and in the past 4 years, she used her knowledge and experience in the personal development industry. 

She loves to help people in understanding how our body and mind work. She is also dedicating her time to teach people how to embrace the self-care concept. 
Norina's ultimate dream is to create life-changing self-improvement resources for humans that aim to be the best of themselves.