In the past, like most women, I felt extremely uncomfortable hearing—and definitely sharing—good stuff about me and my life. In fact, I was far more likely to minimise myself and accomplishments so others would feel better about themselves.
Nowadays, I feel less uncomfortable (and continue to work on it) thanks to Regina Thomashauer, founder of the Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts. Mama Gena teaches women to be proud of themselves and starts many of her conversations with, “Tell me a brag.”
So, tell me a brag about yourself. And hey, if you'd like to share one about me, I am practicing hearing and accepting compliments.
With tremendous appreciation and full ownership of my gifts and talents, here are some lovely things said about me and my workshop facilitation skills:
Executive Director York University
"Susan Vaughan’s facilitation style involves multiple learning modalities for different learning styles, including some lecture, small group activities, small and large group discussion, as well as interactive games which keep participants fully engaged. She creates a trusting and honest group environment, where real world problems can get discussed and solutions discovered. Susan’s passion for facilitating learning and group development is unparalleled. She is able to challenge participants, address difficult issues, and facilitate growth in a respectful, safe, and professional environment. Her energetic and common sense approach has broad appeal. Susan listens to her clients and provides customised services based on their needs and feedback. It has been a pleasure to participate in some of her workshops and to work with her as a facilitator."