How to find the right partner

How to find the right partner is a question people have been asking for a long time. How can being assertive help? When you’re assertive you give yourself permission to ask questions of others. You allow yourself the right to ask key questions to filter unsuitable candidates quickly and identify people on your wave length. […]

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How to be assertive as a woman and present yourself as fair and strong but not as a man

How to be assertive as a woman and present yourself as fair and strong but not as a man? If you’re a woman you’ll realise that it has long been known that men find it easier to build rapport with men, and women with women. Men’s norms are derived from a competitive and status driven group […]

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How to be assertive when living with domestic violence

Today we consider how to be assertive when living with domestic violence.  One in four women will suffer domestic violence in their lives. Ever thought about why we allow it to continue? Well for a start you don’t get taught about it at school so it can come as a complete surprise, straight out of […]

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How to build healthy relationships with others

Today we focus on how to build healthy relationships with other people. We’re particularly thinking of partners, friends and family members. There are simple ways to assert yourself in these relationships that will make you happier and healthier. Assertiveness is about seeing the other person’s viewpoint and being prepared to listen. The more flexible you […]

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Job Interview Tips

Today we’re providing Job Interview Tips to apply at an interview. Below is a list of verbal and non-verbal tips to help you perform well. Verbal Tips Before the formal part of the Interview begins, ask 3 closed questions to break the ice and encourage an  atmosphere of agreement i.e. cold/warm today isn’t it? noisy/quiet […]

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How to be assertive with friends on holiday

How to be assertive with friends on holiday can be very tricky. Does the following happen to you? You get on really well with your friends, there’s always lots of laughter and fun when you meet up socially, but on holiday the relationship can become strained after a few days Different people have different priorities, […]

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10 Tips on how to be assertive with teenagers

  Is the following happening to you? You’re becoming increasingly tired of repeating yourself You’re fed-up because you’re doing everything You’re feeling taken for granted You either suppress your anger or you lose your temper at the smallest thing You say to yourself I don’t know how much longer this can continue Follow the steps […]

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How to be assertive with your boss

How to be assertive with your boss? Below we’ll give you advice on how to gain respect and particularly how to gain their acknowledgement of your efforts. Your boss may be easily accessible but not very communicative or they may be located a million miles away but very approachable. Just because someone has been appointed […]

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10 Tips for – How to deal with nagging parents

How do you deal with nagging parents when you just want to be left alone? They’re asking you to make decisions about stuff -food, trips, clothes etc. and you really don’t care, you’ve other things going on inside you’re head which you don’t want to be interrupted. But it doesn’t seem to matter to them […]

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