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Being Assertive And Confident With Kelly Shannon

  • By Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP
  • December 15, 2022
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In this episode, we are joined by Kelly Shannon, an executive coach and development strategist for female leaders. Kelly is the founder of Women Lead Daily, a platform developed to inspire and engage women on their path to leadership. Diana and Kelly begin their discussion by examining the synergy between performance evaluation and professional development to successfully lead others. They continue their conversation by discussing the benefits of promoting yourself and your expertise confidentially without waiting to be asked for an update. They conclude the discussion by offering advice that we don’t need to have the perfect answer to successfully assert ourselves when we offer our opinions or ideas.

Today’s Selected Questions

  1. What does success leading others look like to you?
  2. What do you recommend others do to improve their soft skills based on your experience as a ____ or in ____ industry?
  3. How do you effectively assert yourself on the job, and what have you seen others do to effectively assert themselves?

Visit The Soft Skills Group to explore all our workshops to help you and your team in all aspects of communication.

Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

Diana Kawarsky is President of The Soft Skills Group Inc. She is a senior training and development professional with over 20 years of experience in the delivery, design & consulting with Fortune 500 companies, Universities & Colleges in Canada, the USA, Europe, and Asia. Diana is a Certified Coaching Professional (CCP) working one-on-one, in-person and remotely, building individual success skills. She also holds an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies. She is the author of two well-reviewed books: Soft Skills Volume 1 and The Soft Cs. In 2021 Diana attained the rank of #26 in Global Gurus’ “Top 30” in the Communication category. Top 30 Gurus, in their respective categories, are the “Cream of the Crop”, the World’s Top 30 most influential Professionals Speakers, Trainers and Consultants in their areas.