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Are you afraid to take the next step in your relationship?  Ask for the raise at work?  Not sure how to look for a new job or have that difficult conversation with a friend?  If you would like to learn how to take the next step and with coaching on what to say and how to say it - then email me and I will set up a complimentary one-on-one coaching session with you today.  I only have time for 3 new clients - so please don't hesitate to message me at leanne.fuller@weeehelp.com.
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Are you afraid to take the next step in your relationship?  Ask for the raise at work?  Not sure how to look for a new job or have that difficult conversation with a friend?  If you would like to learn how to take the next step and with coaching on what to say and how to say it - then email me and I will set up a complimentary one-on-one coaching session with you today.  I only have time for 3 new clients - so please don't hesitate to message me at leanne.fuller@weeehelp.com.

If you are being sexual harassed or abused - please know that many of us are listening and have been there and want to help.

I recently met a wonderful person named Kim O'Hara who has written a book called, "Kicking Abuse in the Ass."  It has just been released and it is not only a story of the sexual abuse she endured but an opportunity for her to heal and for others to heal as well.   I highly encourage you to buy it if you are struggling or have struggled.  But sometimes I think as women we don't reach out because we have decided it makes us weak or we are ashamed to admit that something has happened to us.  Isn't this why the now viral, "Me Too" movement has been such a blessing.  But I know there are still plenty of women who are afraid or who don't believe anyone would listen.  And who could blame them?  So many times their concerns, words, cries have fell on deaf ears.  I did not discuss my own harassment for years.  I somehow didn't think it was a big deal.  Until my teenage daughter was astounded that I had fought and won a court battle and never told her.  …

You have to get up and keep going - but maybe take some time to decide which direction to turn!

I just recorded a podcast with Baily Hancock who is a career and business strategist.  She teaches people how to collaborate with their community to achieve their goals.  It was great to talk about my consulting business and what I am working on in the area of sexual harassment, but it was also a great conversation about life.  I think if you ask me how I have managed to keep going in life- most of the time forward- I would tell you that I haven't always gone forward.  Sometimes I have gone backward or sideways.  But the key to why I have continued to grow, learn, and eventually go forward is that I have always gotten up.  And it's hard sometimes to get up. I don't begin to imagine anyone else's pain - so this is not a judgment - its a rally or cheer for you to get up.  Even when life knocks you down.  But what I am suggesting is to also think about what direction to go when you get up.  Sometimes forward isn't where you need to be.  Sometimes you have to go back …

Where are the men?

I know -there are land minds everywhere you step. You aren't sure if you should say anything  - because it isn't your issue.  You aren't sure what to say and maybe you don't even want to weigh in. It is an uncomfortable truth that the bias has benefited you simply because of your gender.  However, in this moment and time, you should be part of the conversation. Otherwise your silence is deafening.

I realize it might be uncomfortable to talk when you have benefited or turned a blind eye.  But it cannot be any harder than to talk when you have been blacklisted, harassed, or assaulted.  Don't get me wrong, it takes courage to speak out in this current environment. Everyone seems to be judged currently even when trying to do something that could make a positive impact, but that doesn't mean we should stop trying. When Oprah spoke of those little girls watching on their floors as someone like them was speaking on television, it occurred to me that those little girl…

It's not a moment!

Leading the way in changing the workplace on issues such as sexual harassment, gender bias and equal opportunities is no longer a suggestion. This isn't a moment that is going to pass. This is movement that is going grow. It is going to be imperative that you are taking the initiative to make sure that you are holding your employees accountable for their actions. This can only happen if you have a culture that supports transparency and believes in holding people accountable.  Companies must invest in building leaders that support these beliefs.
In Oprah Winfrey's incredible speech at the Golden Globes tonight she said,"For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the Power of those men. But their time is up!"  She and many others are speaking to a call to all to speak out.  And not just in Hollywood but across all industry's.  This is a time to step forward make a stronger future. And we need everyone to be a part of that.  …

Dating sites???

I was recently asked to give my thoughts on dating sites and whether I believe from what I have seen in company's that the sites are helping steer those that might harass away from the workplace because they can engage with women online.

I have no scientific analysis of this idea, but I do have a lot of feedback from women and men that I know that are on dating sites.  And here is my thought.  I think that dating sites and even technology have dehumanized dating in many ways.

 I know, you are going to tell me that a third of all relationships start these days online.  I am not going to disagree that many people find each other in this way.  But I also have seen among my friends a surge in being dropped/ignored- ghosted.  If you aren't familiar, being ghosted is the equivalent of being stood up, but through technology.  You are texting, snapping, communicating with a person that you met on a site or even in person and suddenly they stop responding to anything you say. Complete…