Become More Assertive - Simple Steps you can use immediately

Simple yet powerful techniques to improve your communication with others
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (10 ratings)
476 students
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Useful assertiveness strategies to use in any situation
Proven, practical skills to speak out and express yourself
Effective ways to say no assertively
How to boost your defence of your rights
On course activities to help to actively embed learning


  • Pen and paper for notes and activities
  • Printer to print the resources
  • Motivation to develop assertiveness
  • Willingness to participate in the activities
  • No prior knowledge of the subject is required


Yes, you can develop your assertiveness. Assertiveness is not a personality trait that you missed out on, but a set of principles and skills that anyone can learn and apply in their daily lives. Including you. And you can enjoy the benefits today in just over an hour by taking this course.

The course aims to deliver simple, basic assertive techniques for anyone who finds themselves struggling to be properly assertive with others – maybe this is because you allow people to walk all over you, or maybe it is because you find yourself becoming angry and argumentative when attempting to assert your views.

So take this course now if you would like to learn some practical, useful strategies to improve your interactions with others and communicate more confidently.

This training will give you tools and techniques to speak up when something is upsetting or annoying you, to state your needs and wants appropriately, to stand your ground, to say no confidently and to defend your rights appropriately. This practical how-to guide is packed with relevant examples and useful activities to embed learning.

And the results are life enriching: better communication, more authentic relationships, more confidence and increased self esteem.

I’m Sue O’Connell and I have run self development groups for trainee counsellors for many years. I have seen the empowering effect that these assertiveness techniques have had on my students and their lives. And how especially powerful they have been when followed by activities to help embed the principles. For this reason the course includes activities in which you can actively participate.

I hope the practical emphasis of my course will give you strategies that you can put into effect right away so that by the end of the course you will be better able to communicate your needs wants, opinions and feelings to others in an authentic, confident way. The tools and techniques presented are your weapons for warding off the manipulative, selfish demands of others, and they give you a framework for communication that helps maintain appropriate boundaries and is respectful.

Who this course is for

Everyone who would like to

· communicate more assertively and with greater confidence

· get their message across to others effectively

· resist the unreasonable demands of others

· stand their ground and defend their rights

Reasons to take this course right now

Useful, practical, everyday strategies to boost your assertiveness

Real life examples to illustrate

Interactive activities to help embed the skills

Enroll now and get started!

By enrolling in this course, you will get lifetime access to the current content.

This course includes

  • 1 hour on-demand video

  • 2 downloadable resources

  • Full lifetime access

  • Access on mobile and computer

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone looking for ways to improve their assertiveness

Course content

5 sections6 lectures1h 0m total length
  • Introduction
  • Section 1 Assertiveness and You


Counsellor, lecturer, group facilitator, content writer
Sue O'Connell
  • 4.8 Instructor Rating
  • 10 Reviews
  • 476 Students
  • 1 Course

This course was written by a qualified counsellor and educator with over 10 years’ experience in personal development training, group facilitation and adult education. She has brought all her skills and knowledge to the design and content of the training to ensure it is practical, engaging and useful.

More about Sue:

Prior to her retirement, Sue O’Connell was a member of the UK counselling professional body, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) as well as the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and English, Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Certificate in Couples Counselling, plus a variety of professional development courses.

Sue O’Connell has an educational background, and has been a Programme Manager and lecturer in counselling skills and theory at a well known UK institute for many years.

She is a highly skilled counselling lecturer whose interactive, experiential courses have earned her rave reviews from her students.

Many of them have gone on to have successful careers in the field of counselling and therapy, inspired by her dynamic teaching style and the passion she imparted for personal growth and mental well-being.

She has extensive experience of devising and running personal development workshops and is a skilled group facilitator.

She has developed and written the course material for a range of counselling programmes that are used to this day by counselling tutors.

In her previous career, Sue successfully ran the English Department of a large, well regarded high school as the Head of English.

She is now semi-retired and this is the first online course she has written. She hopes you enjoy it and find it useful.