Executive coaching, skills development, training and consulting in high stakes communication

Have you ever looked at someone who was doing what you want to do, (get a raise, publish a book, get the gig) and wondered why they got it and you didn’t?

There’s a simple fact of life that goes a long way: you get what you ask for.

What if I told you I could help boost your confidence so you could start asking for what you want and need more often – and get it?

What I’m about to share with you is my method for getting a Masters Degree in Asking, but unlike a degree it only takes 3 weeks to get your asking muscles toned.

If you want:

➢ a promotion
➢ a raise
➢ a new job
➢ a helping hand
➢ more satisfaction from personal relationships
➢ more confidence meeting new people
➢ recognition for your ideas
➢ more time or resources to follow your passions
➢ more support from family or friends

… then this course is for you.

Sounds like a lot. It is! Feeling uncomfortable asking is at the root of some of our biggest personal obstacles.

Why Knowing How to Confidently Ask For What You Want Is Like Money In The Bank

I designed this course because one of the biggest challenges many of us face is asking for what we want. It seems like it should be simple. Why is it so difficult for many of us?
The good news is that being able to ask for what you want can dramatically and positively affect the quality of your life.

I’ve done research about how people approach the subject of asking for what they want or need. There were a mix of men and women respondents, business people and artists/writers/creative-types, self-employed and unemployed.

The results inspired me to create this course.

Here’s a summary of what I found:

Over 90% of respondents said that their biggest personal barriers to asking are self-confidence and fear.

Asking for what they want is most difficult or challenging when it comes to personal relationships and authority figures.

Concerns centered on not knowing “how” to ask, handling rejection or objections, and expressing what they want clearly and credibly.

The forces shaping why we feel comfortable or uncomfortable asking are often difficult to pin down.

Many say, ‘it’s just not me’ or ‘I feel like I am intruding if I ask’ or ‘I didn’t even think to ask’. I often find people can be clear about what they want or need to ask for, but block their chances of receiving it because of a deep-seated belief that they really don’t deserve it.

This can be due to shyness (so you avoid asking), a sense of unworthiness or lack of self-esteem (so you avoid asking), fear (so you avoid asking) or some other reason (so you avoid asking).

Together let’s knock this on the head. Enough is enough. The first step changing your behavior is recognizing what needs to change and then taking responsibility for it.

How Does it Work and What do I get?

The course will be held over 3 one-hour sessions. One per week for 3 weeks. Each hour is live on line and followed immediately by a Q&A session. If you miss it, you can download the MP3 and listen when it suits you.

Each week there will be worksheets, useful tips and techniques, exercises, handy checklists and valuable Q&A.

If you finish the “Art of the Ask” and end up asking for just one thing you’ve always wanted to ask for – and get it, our time will have been well spent.

Each week focuses on a different aspect of the Art of the Ask:

Week One: The Game Changer: Asking is Natural

  • Identifying your major barriers to asking for what you want (it may surprise you)
  • Techniques for breaking your old habits and creating new ones
  • Creating your own ‘Snowball Effect’ – once it starts rolling, it is hard to stop!
  • Exercises and encouragement to try new things to say and do, starting this week.
  • Live Q&A with Juliet

Week Two: Your Tool-Box Part One

  • A Planning Path: Behind every important “Ask” is a plan
  • Understanding how to make your “Ask” relevant to the other person

  • Listening Styles: There’s not just one way to “Ask”. Quiz to understand your asking style and the style of others
  • Your Approach: Different ways to “Ask” depending on your situation including question types to use
  • Exercises and encouragement to try even more new things to say and do this week.
  • Live Q&A with Juliet

Week Three: Your Tool-Box Part Two

  • Skillfully handling difficult people or rejection: techniques for handling your in–the-moment response
  • Asking in Writing: sometimes you just have to
  • Know when NOT to ask: Timing is critical. Tips for identifying the wrong time and when to walk away.
  • Pulling it all together and making it stick
  • Exercises and encouragement to try even more new things to say and do this week and going forward.
  • Live Q&A with Juliet


What people have said about working with Juliet and her courses

“Juliet has been instrumental in helping me become a more effective communicator. Her advice is insightful and actionable.”

Ross, Managing Director – Financial Services Company

“The class was excellent. Exceeded my expectations.”

Carol, Entrepreneur

“Juliet has such expertise and a passion for her subject and communicated concepts, structures , ideas, models with clarity and practicality.”

Margaret, Physical therapist

“Juliet was great! It was a transformational course.”

Sue, Small Business Owner

“Juliet is an expert, yet is approachable, kind, funny, self effacing and smart.”

Abdul, Scientist – Pharmaceuticals Firm

“It is clear how passionate she is about empowering individuals to be more compelling/persuasive. The mental tools will continue to be useful-everyday, in business and personal life.”

Martin, Managing Director/Partner – Advertising Agency

“Juliet is naturally fit to educate! She is organized, interesting and definitely competent in her subject.”

Zhin, Graduate Student – Stanford University

“5 years and one of Juliet’s courses later, I learned how to talk to my mom, my utmost difficult ‘customer’.”

Boris, Participant – Stanford University Course

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