May 28, 2020
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“Prepare for the consequences when you start asserting yourself differently. People will not know what happened, and you’ve got to prepare for that. If you’ve always been striving to make others happy, then you’re most likely not making yourself happy and you’re not saying what needs to be said.” - Kathy Caprino
In this episode, Kathy explores what her research over the past 10 years with thousands of professional women has revealed is the second gap of the 7 most damaging power gaps that professional women face today. 70% of the women Kathy has surveyed indicate that this Power Gap is impacting them today.
From not being able to assertively communicate their beliefs, ideas, wants, needs, and authentic feelings, this gap blocks women from sharing what’s important to them in a self-confident and self-empowered way.
And this reluctance to speak powerfully and confidently prevents us from attaining results we need and want in our careers, including leadership success, impact, responsibility, change, authority and making the difference we dream for. Finally, it holds women back from building the true legacy they long to leave, in service of others.
Listen in as Kathy shares what contributes to the formation of this harmful gap, and specific action steps you can take today to embark on your journey of communicating in a clearer and more assertive way in order to be heard, understood, respected, valued and to make sure that your boundaries and non-negotiables are honored and respected, in the most mutually-beneficial way possible.