Assertiveness Basics: Empower Yourself
What you'll learn
- Understand what assertiveness and assertive communication is
- Understand the Benefits and Risks of being assertive
- Identify the different personality styles you deal with every day
- Understand how to cultivate an assertive mindset
- Know and identify the basics of Assertive Techniques and Skills for you to use
- Identify the different types of criticism and learn how to deal with it positively and constructively
- No skills required
Assertiveness is a method of critical thinking, where an individual speaks up in defense of their views or considering erroneous information. Assertive people can be outspoken and analyze information and point out areas of information lacking substance, details, or evidence. Assertiveness supports creative thinking and effective communication.
It is considered a critical life skill and recommended for children to develop. Assertiveness is a communication skill that can be taught, and the skills of assertive communication effectively learned.
First, the absence of assertiveness can make you feel that you are trapped, and not living your life to its full potential. You feel like a puppet, operating on strings controlled by someone else. You feel like you are at the mercy of someone else.
Do you avoid people because you do not know what to say?
Do people take advantage of you because you just cannot say what is on your mind?
Do people criticize you and you have nothing to say in return?
Do you hesitate to express your opinions ort thoughts?
Is it difficult for you to communicate or interact with authority?
If so, you have a passive mindset.
Being assertive means that you can stand firm when you need to. But it does not mean that you get to exercise your rights all the time and win every time.
Assertiveness is all about balance. You can be straight forward with your needs, while considering the rights, needs, and wants of others. When you are assertive, you ask confidently for what you want, but do not throw a tantrum when you do not get it. You make your statements firmly and fairly but understand that someone else may have a different point of view.
Assertive behavior is a skill that can be learned, and in this course, we give you the guidelines to become assertive in every area of your life.
Feel confident in making important decisions. Take your life back.
Who this course is for:
- Everyone who wants to start living their life to its full potential.
- Become more assertive and feel confident in making important decisions.
I mentor many teachers, trainers, and instructors across the world involved in adult education (irrespective of their field of expertise), who approach me for ideas and guidance with "problem" students.
To me, the student is the most important, and if I can assist the teacher to reach every student, we (you and I) have reached a new goal, and above all, we have changed the life of a student.
I write training material and design courses for international clients, and coach them on "out of the box training methods".
I am a professional Training Counsellor with almost 30 years' experience, a Certified & Ordained Life Coach Minister, a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practitioner with qualifications in Criminal Psychology and I also mentor to many training providers across the world in the Adult education and training industry. I specialize in Adult Education, and as a professional coach, I inspire, mentor, and coach law enforcement officers and teachers, etc. to reach NEW HEIGHTS in their careers and personal lives.
I provide Life Coaching and Mentoring to Teachers, Trainers, and Instructors, and Life Coaching to Law Enforcement Officers, Military Vets (including Private Sector Security), and Emergency Personnel around the world. It may also include spiritual counseling and guidance if required.
Above all, I am an Ordained Minister on an international level with a Doctor’s Degree in Theology.
I specialize in adult education and am a leader in the field of Adult Education. I write and provide learning material and guidance to many other training centers.
I also design specialist courses in the field of law enforcement and have trained many teams in special operations units, SWAT teams, and other tactical units. By doing so, I also worked with a diversity of ethical, ethnical and language groups, often reaching the proverbial "glass ceiling" with students. These will refer to language barriers, environmental barriers, etc.
I break the ceiling, so you can fly right through.
During the entire period of +28 years, I have experienced a broad spectrum of human nature and dealt with different ethical, religious and ethnical groups, hereby realizing the shortfall in effective communication, positive attitude and commitment.
I realized that by assisting individuals in recognizing such shortfalls and turning this into a positive mindset, amazing results could be achieved, whether at work, home or anywhere else.
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