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Speak up - advanced 

Join this program and start building the skill of speaking up. Learn the basics, have insightful conversations, and use evidence-based daily habits to reinforce the fundamental sub-skills necessary for mastery.
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  • Includes 1 webinar, and extra resources
  • Includes daily practice: 3 habits + 3 conversations
  • Total time investment = 3,5 hours, 3-6 weeks
Soft skills are everything

Why you should follow this program

If you've ever worked in a high-performing team, chances are you know that the most important thing is psychological safety. This means that you feel comfortable speaking up and sharing your ideas, even if they differ from everyone else's. It also means that if someone else speaks up and their idea isn't the same as yours, it's okay—you can still respect each other and work together.

In a psychologically safe work environment, all team members are considered valuable to the thought process. Your unique perspective and experience can help generate a new product feature, optimize a process, or inform other team members. Placing your ideas on the table proves to yourself and your team that you’re capable of the job and in the right place. 

Navigate Your Triggers

In the hustle and bustle of professional life, it's easy to find oneself in situations where speaking up feels daunting. Through our program, you'll delve deep into identifying your triggers – those subtle cues that inhibit your ability to express yourself authentically. By understanding and addressing these triggers head-on, you'll gain a newfound sense of confidence in navigating challenging conversations. No longer will you feel constrained by uncertainty or fear; instead, you'll emerge equipped with the tools to communicate assertively yet empathetically.

Create a Safe Environment

One of the hallmarks of effective communication is fostering a safe and inclusive environment where all voices are heard and valued. Our program isn't just about amplifying your own voice; it's about creating a culture where speaking up is encouraged and embraced by all stakeholders. You'll learn practical techniques to cultivate psychological safety within your team or organization, paving the way for open dialogue, innovation, and collaboration. With these skills in your arsenal, you'll not only elevate your own communication prowess but also empower those around you to do the same.

Cultivate Self-Awareness

Self-awareness is the cornerstone of personal and professional growth. Through our program, you'll embark on a journey of introspection, gaining invaluable insights into your communication style, strengths, and areas for development. Armed with this self-awareness, you'll be better equipped to navigate interpersonal dynamics, lead with authenticity, and foster stronger connections with your colleagues. Moreover, as you cultivate self-awareness within yourself, you'll also learn strategies to nurture a culture of self-awareness within your team, creating a ripple effect of growth and improvement.

Optimize Team Dynamics

Effective communication isn't just about individual proficiency; it's also about optimizing team dynamics for collective success. Our program goes beyond equipping you with personal communication skills; it empowers you to lead your team towards peak performance. By developing a shared understanding of how individuals function best within the team context, you'll foster synergy, collaboration, and productivity. Whether you're a team leader, a seasoned professional, or an aspiring entrepreneur, the ability to harness the full potential of your team through effective communication is a game-changer. Through our Speak Up Advanced training program, you'll not only elevate your own communication prowess but also unlock the collective brilliance of your team.

Master the skill of Speak up (advanced)

Build the skill, by mastering the sub-skills first.
After the kick-start webinar, you will practice building tiny habits (so small you will have no reason not to do it) in the workflow or in your personal life. You will build this skill habit-by-habit, conversation-by-conversation, focusing on 3 sub-skills.

Sub-skill 1

Week 1 - 2 

Be direct, but with care

Identify what your 'triggers' are that make it challenging for you to demonstrate or receive radical candor at times.
#RadicalCandor #KimScott

Sub-skill 2

Week 3  - 4  

Make speaking up safe

Learn simple techniques to make speaking up safe for your stakeholders.
#PsychologicalSafety #CrucialConversations #MakeitSafe

Sub-skill 3

Week 5 - 6 

Build self-awareness

Develop a strategy to help you and your team build awareness of how you function best.
#TashaEurich #InternalversusExternalSelf-awareness #Feedforward #Perspective-taking #AskingFeedback #Forward-Focus

Meet your trainer

At the kickstart of your 3-6 week skills development program, you will follow a webinar delivered by Sarah Cherif, founder and CEO of SkillsGym. Here are a few things you might like to know about her:

Sarah's background

Sarah began her career at the University of Ghent with degrees in child education and philosophy, quickly realizing her passion for teaching. Faced with the challenge of helping seasoned leaders develop soft skills without any prior corporate experience, she turned this disadvantage into a strength by creating evidence-based, sure-proof plans to build strong soft skills through habit formation and impactful conversations.

Personal life

Sarah's roots are Belgian and Tunesian, and she partially grew up in Washington DC. She currently lives in Belgium with her partner Nils (who is co-founder of SkillsGym Health), and has a dog named Lizzy.

20+ years of impact

Together with her SkillsGym team, Sarah has helped numerous world-class organizations like Samsung, Deloitte, Ikea... and thousands of managers and their teams improve their soft skills. SkillsGym now offers programs to accelerate the mastery of 50 essential leadership, team and well-being skills.

Fun fact

Sarah tests all the habits and conversations in the SkillsGym offer herself; that's more than 200+ habits and 200+ conversations. Most of them have become second nature. Yet, as you'll learn in the webinars, she isn't shy to talk about the failures and frustrations along the way.

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