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Throughout my career, I have learned that I am my own best advocate. By employing the tips I shared in this workshop, I have been able to achieve my goals and help others do the same.

Throughout my career, I have learned that I am my own best advocate. By employing the tips I shared in this workshop, I have been able to achieve my goals and help others do the same.

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  1. 1. If you want something, ask for it! A tool kit for being your own best advocate.
  2. 2. Speaking up changed the trajectory of my life and career... Why am I passionate about self-advocacy? NATALIE RUIZ - CEO ANSWERCONNECT
  3. 3. “I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me.” MAYA ANGELOU
  4. 4. You are worth fighting for! KEEP A PERSONAL BRAG FILE TALK ABOUT YOUR WINS CREATE OR UPDATE YOUR PROFESSIONAL BIO When you get positive feedback, achieve something, or move in the direction of your goals, take note and file it! Review frequently for a boost. This file also helps you remember what you've contributed. Your achievements are factual things. Tell your people about what you've done! It isn't egotistical, it is factual. You may inspire someone else or make a connection that can help you. Who are you? What are you about? What have you done? What inspires you? Write this, let someone you trust read it and give you feedback. Revisit anytime you forget who you're fighting for! 1 2 3
  5. 5. How to Communicate Your Needs and wants PREPARE CONSULT DRAFT Document your concerns/wants in detail. When does it happen? What happens? Who is involved? What is the negative impact? What do you want? Why? How will this benefit you and the org? Reach out to your network for their feedback and input. Have others experienced the situation you have experienced? What were their lessons? Knowledge is power. Write out a draft explaining the issue, the current negative impact, the desired resolution, expected positive outcomes, any alternative proposals, and non-negotiables if you have some. 1 2 3
  6. 6. Draft Details... Write out your draft the in detail: What is the issue? What is the [negative] impact on you and your team, and ultimately the organization? What is the desired resolution? How can it be a win not only for yourself but for others involved? What is your best alternative? What are your non-negotiables?
  7. 7. You take control of your own life. Become a better decision maker. Make an impact! MORE BENNEFITS OF SELF ADVOCACY... You set the boundaries and make choices based on your values. You understand what matters most to you and why. After learning how to advocate for yourself and others through speaking up, asking questions & doing research, you will have a broader perspective. When you speak up for yourself and others, you can positively influence change and make an impact.
  8. 8. On-Going Learning... PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER BY LUVVIE AJAYI JONES IMPACT PLAYERS: HOW TO TAKE THE LEAD, PLAY BIGGER, AND MULTIPLY YOUR IMPACT BY LIZ WISEMAN RADICAL CANDOR BY KIM SCOTT SPEAK: FIND YOUR VOICE, TRUST YOUR GUT, AND GET FROM WHERE YOU ARE TO WHERE YOU WANT TO BE BY TUNDE OYENEYIN ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK: HOW TO MASTER THE MOST IMPORTANT SKILL FOR SUCCESS BY: WAYNE BAKER TALK LIKE TED: THE 9 PUBLIC SPEAKING SECRETS OF THE WORLD'S TOP MINDS BY: CARMINE GALLO
  9. 9. Connect with Me! I would love to help you become a better advocate for yourselves and join in celebrating your wins! Natalie@Anywhere.co nataliesruiz @Its_NatalieRuiz

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