How to Be Assertive and Speak up with Confidence
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How to Be Assertive and Speak up with Confidence

Assertiveness Definition and Meaning; Increase your Confidence; Speak up; Reduce Stress; Worry less; Talk Effectively
4.1 (31 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
5,003 students enrolled
Created by Assertive Way
Last updated 2/2020
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn what assertiveness means
  • Identify if you are passive-aggressive, assertive, passive or aggressive and why it matters
  • Feel less guilty and anxious before speaking up
  • Find out how to be more assertive
  • Identify your work and emotional challenges in speaking up
  • Recognize different communication styles, their beliefs and behaviors
  • Discover your current communication style tendencies
  • Avoid the passive-aggressive trap
  • The course will be more useful if you have some previous student, work or community experiences.

Be more assertive.

  • Do you feel STUCK in your job?

  • Do you ever feel UNDER-APPRECIATED by your boss even if you work very hard?

  • Do you still feel UNDER-VALUED?

  • Do you get LESS RECOGNITION than you deserve?

Most of us who dedicate our sweat and blood to companies experience those feelings.

Have you already tried everything you could to be heard, noticed and respected and it still didn't work?

Guess what!? The problem is not you. The truth is the problem is that most managers are terrible with managing people, and most companies have bad company cultures.

Here's the thing:

There is a SECRET to make your manager get better at managing you. There is a way to get unstuck and be appreciated for your hard work. It all starts with acting and communicating ASSERTIVELY!!! That is why I am so passionate about Assertiveness.

That is what this course is about.

  • What is assertiveness? How can it help you get unstuck, receive appreciation and recognition at work?

  • What is the definition of assertive? What does assertive mean? 

  • How to be assertive in order to have effective business communication?

Assertiveness is key for effective communication, career success, authentic and low stress life. When you don't speak up, you give your power away to others, feel less confident and are exploited by others. Learn to be assertive.

Does this happen to you?

  • Your boss never says thank you?

  • You feel guilty taking time off from work?

  • You work like crazy and never get a raise?

  • They take advantage of you at work?

  • You feel overwhelmed with too much work!?

  • You are quiet in situations where you wish you had said something?

  • You keep ruminating and replaying responses over and over in your mind?

  • You afraid of sounding mean, aggressive or rude when you stand up for yourself?

  • They don’t notice you?

  • You find it hard to ask for what you want?

You are in the right place.

Speaking up was a challenge for me for many years. Assertiveness was the answer to my biggest problems and it changed my life.

I've done extensive research to learn and apply assertiveness into my life. Now I want to help you learn it.

This is what you will accomplish in this course:

  • Learn what assertiveness is

  • Create a plan to reduce stress

  • Identify your emotional and work challenges related to speaking up

  • Recognize 4 communication styles, their strengths and weaknesses

  • Spot manipulation

  • Recognize the feelings, thinking, speaking and body language of assertive communication

In addition, this course will help you learn more about your personal challenges and preferences through many self-discovery activities.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Feel more confident to stand up for yourself through assertive communication

  • Feel in control of your career

  • Better manage your thoughts and emotions

I will also support you by answering any relevant question you may have about the course, because my mission is to help you become more assertive!

Enroll now!

I look forward to seeing you in the course!

Who this course is for:
  • People at work, school or community, who find it hard to speak up in meetings, deal with feedback and evaluations, ask for what they want and manage harsh criticism.
  • Professionals and students who want to increase their self-confidence and self-awareness.
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 01:07:55
+ Welcome!
1 lecture 01:00
Take a moment to share your expectations for this course. This will help me understand your goals so I can help you reach them.
Survey - Before we begin...
2 questions
+ Identify your key challenges and objectives
3 lectures 05:48

Identify what your main objectives for this course

Establish your objectives
Take a moment to establish your objectives regarding speaking up confidently.
Establish your objectives
2 questions

Find out what your work pain points are

Identify your work challenges
Take a moment to identify your main work challenges that related to speaking up.
Identify your work challenges
1 question

Find out what negative emotions limit your speaking up

Identify your emotional challenges
Identify the main negative emotions that get in the way of speaking up.
Identify your emotional challenges
1 question
+ Develop a plan to reduce anxiety and guilt
8 lectures 20:20

Brief introduction to the section


Discover 9 strategies to manage stress from fear and anxiety.

Manage fear and anxiety
Take a moment to identify how to currently manage fear and anxiety.
Manage fear and anxiety
1 question

Identify the outcome you want from the conversation

Focus on the outcome

Find out how to plan and practice for the hard conversation

Write it down and practice

3 ways to reduce approval seeking attitude

Free yourself from approval seeking

Here are a few questions to keep in mind during this lecture:


How well do you accept “smart” failure?

What is the hardest part of accepting failure?


Do you have the habit of journaling?

What is the best time for you to journal?

Download the growth mindset journal template: Growth Mindset Journal Template.docx


Do you celebrate small successes?

When did you celebrate your last success?

How did you celebrate it?

Establish a learning mindset

Instructions for creating an anxiety reduction plan

Create an anxiety reduction plan
Now that you are in the end of this section, take a moment to revise your answers to your most used ways to handle negative emotions.
Create an anxiety reduction plan
1 question

Section summary

Section Recap
+ Recognize different communication styles and find the most effective one
12 lectures 39:59

Brief introduction to the section.


Find out what communication style you use the most at work.

Identify your communication style

Learn what passive communication looks like

Preview 06:01

Understand the thinking and actions of the passive style

Passive style narrative, emotions and behaviors

Learn what aggressive communication looks like

Recognize aggressive communication

Understand the thinking and actions of the aggressive style

Aggressive style narrative, emotions and behaviors

Learn what passive-aggressive communication looks like

Recognize passive-aggressive communication

Understand the thinking and actions of the passive-aggressive style

Passive-aggressive style narrative, emotions and behaviors

Recognize the tactics used by manipulators

Preview 04:38
Take a moment to reflect on manipulation in your work.
Spot manipulation
2 questions

Learn what assertive communication looks like

Recognize assertive communication

Understand the thinking and actions of the assertive communicators

Assertive style narrative, emotions and behaviors

Section summary

Section Recap
+ Next steps
1 lecture 00:48