Thursday, 27 August 2015 14:16

I Speak With Respect

In my assertiveness course, “How to Stand up for Yourself Without Standing on Others”, I show that of the five communication styles – assertive, aggressive, passive-aggressive, manipulative and submissive – the assertive style is the one we should be striving to use most of the time, because with this style you:

  • Treat both yourself and others with respect and so gain respect in return
  • Are more productive, because you waste less energy on anger, frustration and anxiety
  • Are more effective, because you don’t have to resort to aggression, sarcasm or deviousness
  • Will experience less depression, anxiety and stress, but greater self-esteem, self-acceptance and confidence.

This poster is an affirmation that you are being assertive. Use it as a reminder to keep on track.


Published in Posters & Worksheets
Monday, 02 September 2013 16:47

The Practical Art of Making Conversation

Whether you are at a formal function or an informal gathering you will be called upon to make conversation with others. Mastering this skill - either one-on-one or conversations in small groups - is thus an important life skill as it will give you the confidence you need to handle both business and social events.

This practical course covers the fundamentals of conversation such as how to start a conversation with someone you don’t know; effective introductions to ease the way for others; how to be interesting rather than boring and how to include everyone in the conversation. We also touch on non-verbal (body) language.

Monday, 26 August 2013 16:32

Basic Rights Poster

(Presented as part of my How to Stand up for Yourself course & To Thine own self be True - the Confident You! talk)

Assertiveness is about having clear, honest and respectful relationships with others. Part of this is knowing your Basic Rights and standing up for them.


Published in Posters & Worksheets
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 16:10

Is that a New Wrinkle?

Article as it appeared in O - The Oprah Magazine. By Kim Garner

Kim Garner asked three experts for quick, empowered responses to the most uncomfortable age-related questions.

Published in Magazines
Monday, 01 April 2013 00:00

The Problem With People Pleasing

Article as it appeared in Weigh- Less magazine. By Natasha Liviero

Feel like you have been pushed-over or passed-over one too many times? If you’re nodding in agreement, it’s time to take a stand and start speaking-up for yourself.  

Published in Magazines

Article as it appeared in Wellness magazine. By Natasha Liviero

From the shape of our legs to the size of our breasts, most of us are guilty of viewing our bodies in a less than sterling light!

Published in Magazines
Monday, 01 October 2012 00:00

Let Them Clap for you

 Article as it appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine. By Kim Garner

Stop dissing yourself and take credit where it’s due. You deserve it!

Published in Magazines
Friday, 01 June 2012 16:38

Communication During Conflict

Article as it appeared in Weigh-Less magazine. By Natasha Liviero

Conflict usually leads to poor choice of communication, making the battle worse. However, conflict in itself is not bad when managed in a positive manner.  People are a package deal. Reasonable conflict facilitates better understanding of each other, ultimately enhancing the relationship. 

Published in Magazines
Friday, 20 April 2012 00:00

Are you a Builder or a Breaker?

Article as it appeared in Vroukeur magazine. By Carien Grobler (Translated into English)

The word "criticism" sounds negative and unacceptable in a world where everyone says you should focus on the positive. It can however be positive, writes Carien Grobler.

Published in Magazines
Sunday, 01 April 2012 00:00

Your Life Diet

Article as it appeared in Wellness magazine. By Natasha Liviero

Discovering what you really want in life, or how indeed to achive it, is not always easy. It may even evade you.

Published in Magazines
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