Jun 11

"The Power of Saying No": Book Talk and Signing with Dr. Vanessa Patrick

Vanessa Patrick, Ph.D.


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The Women’s Institute of Houston is happy to announce a book event and signing by award-winning professor and researcher, Dr. Vanessa Patrick from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. In The Power of Saying No, Dr. Vanessa Patrick delves into the new science of saying no. She introduces the ground-breaking concept of empowered refusal — a proven framework for saying no that puts you in charge of your life — and reveals some surprising secrets about the power of the word no.

In her talk, Dr. Patrick will share:
Why empowered refusal is a valuable superskill that helps us say no in a way that does not invite pushback from others.

The toolkit of three competencies you need to develop to effectively communicate an empowered no response.

A framework to help separate the “good-for-me” from the “not-good-for-me” activities and engagements that come our way.

How to establish and implement personal policies that empower your refusal.

How to use empowered refusal to manage difficult askers, strengthen your relationships and realize your full potential.

Advance Praise about The Power of Saying No:
"If you’re tired of agreeing to annoying asks and thankless tasks, read this book. The Power of Saying No offers the smartest advice I’ve ever encountered for declining requests without risking your reputation or your relationships. This essential guide will sharpen your mind and steel your spine to live life on your own terms."— Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Regret, Drive, and To Sell Is Human

The Power of Saying No is an exceptional guide to setting boundaries and prioritizing your time. With practical insights and advice, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to create balance and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. Highly recommended!" - Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is the Thinkers50 #1 Executive Coach and New York Times bestselling author of The Earned Life, Triggers, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.

“Upbeat… Readers will appreciate her practical strategies and encouraging tone… This is motivating.” — Publishers Weekly

"The Power of Saying No is a life-changing book. You can set boundaries without damaging your relationships, and Vanessa Patrick shows you how to do it." — Jonah Berger, bestselling author of Contagious and The Catalyst

"This persuasive book will set readers on the path to self-awareness and empowerment." — Booklist

"Saying ‘no’ can be empowering, but you should say ‘yes’ to this book! Vanessa shares wise, practical tips for setting boundaries and living life with conviction, so you can spend more time on what matters and spend less time on what doesn’t." — Laura Vanderkam, author of Tranquility by Tuesday and 168 Hours

"Saying no is a superpower, and it can be yours when you read Vanessa Patrick’s paradigm-shifting book. If you want to learn how to say no so you can say yes to your life, pick up this book and read it." — Whitney Johnson, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of Smart Growth

This class will be held in-person at WIH



Class Tuition

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