Balancing Courage and Consideration in Your Communications

Balancing Courage and Consideration in Your Communications

This workshop was formerly titled Assertive Communication

Mutual respect is at the heart of effectively asserting yourself when communicating with others. Giving yourself permission to speak up, say no or set boundaries starts with a solid foundation of self-awareness, self-worth and self-respect, otherwise you will develop an ineffective pattern of putting others’ needs ahead of your own. However, without equivalent understanding of and respect for others’ needs you risk behaving or being perceived as overly aggressive.

By examining and better understanding the people and situations where you have higher or lower courage and consideration, you will begin to have more clarity about where and with whom you need to shift your communication style and approach.

Course topics will include the paradigms and principles of effective interdependent relationships, the skills of active and empathic listening and strategies for respectfully conveying your needs without putting others on the defense.

What You Will Learn


Balancing Courage and Consideration in Your Communications

  • Learn and understand common underlying reasons for resisting assertive behavior.
  • Identify and learn how to leverage your areas of strength and opportunities for growth and development.
  • Practice applying effective strategies to increase your confidence and improve your communication outcomes.
  • Develop a strategy and action plan for effectively incorporating assertiveness into your communication style, approach and ongoing development.
  • This workshop is beneficial for who anyone who struggles with being comfortable saying or asking for what they need or want professionally or personally and is motivated to make positive changes that will increase their confidence and communication effectiveness.

Instructor Bios


Balancing Courage and Consideration in Your Communications

  • Deb Schuler

    Debra Schuler

    Debra Schuler, B.S., Management is a leadership development facilitator, coach and consultant who helps adults and youth lead themselves with more clarity and purpose to achieve greater fulfillment and success. Her work with individuals and organizations incorporates the research-based principles and evidence from neuroscience and positive psychology, as well as more than 20 years of corporate learning and development experience in large, global technology companies. Debra is a certified Professional Trainer (Association for Talent Development) and earned a Certificate in Positive Psychology from Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. She is a certified CoreThemes™ career consultant and certified instructor for “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” https://www.ensolifebydesign.com/

09:00am - 03:30pm
Portsmouth - 230 Commerce Way
Debra Schuler
289.00 Tuition
USNH Tuition Benefit Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount
Cooperative Extension Discount
REEO Discount