How to Become Your Own Advocate and Get What You Want With Heather Hansen

Real talk: You might believe that something is possible…but do you believe it’s possible for YOU?

If not, it’s time to start.

And you can do this by collecting and creating evidence proving to your “inner jury” that you’re capable of achieving whatever you want to accomplish.

In fact, this is exactly what Heather Hansen, the incredibly talented and brilliant lawyer/advocate/author, explained so beautifully during our discussion (which I’m so EXCITED to share with you.)

In this episode, you’ll learn how to advocate for yourself and your business (in a way that helps you get what you want), the importance of understanding your audience, and how to ask “with delight”. We also touch on overcoming the fear of embarrassment and how the realization that not getting what you want can be just as informative as achieving it.

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(00:00:17) Why you need to advocate for your business.

(00:02:10) How to use storytelling while advocating for you or your business.

(00:03:01) The role your “inner jury” plays in self-advocacy.

(00:07:13) How to CREATE evidence to support your self-belief and advocacy efforts.

(00:09:55) How to ask for something “with delight” and how it helps you get what you want.

(00:10:50) How you can advocate for your ideas in a way that resonates.

(00:13:36) The different approaches to advocacy when communicating with a team and prospective clients.

(00:15:28) How to advocate for a cold audience and the importance of building belief through content.

(00:17:35) How to use content to create evidence and use storytelling to build belief.

(00:18:32) The importance of repeating a message in different forms to effectively communicate value and resonate with different people.

(00:25:20) How to ask for help when you need it (and before you can get resentful.)

(00:27:55) Heather’s framework (that you can use) when negotiating a raise, opportunity, or promotion.

(00:35:04) Heather’s journey of advocating for herself and making significant changes in her career and personal life.

(00:38:27) The two biggest barriers when advocating for what you want.

(00:40:23) The importance of understanding the perspective of the person you are advocating to.

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Heather Hansen

Heather Hansen is a best-selling author and keynote speaker. She combines her experience as a trial attorney with her psychology degree, and her mediation training. and her time as a TV anchor to help her clients build belief and advocate for their ideas, products, and services. She’s been an anchor at the Law and Crime Network and has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and CBS. She’s worked with Harvard Business School, Google, LVMH, Sav A Tree, and the American Medical Association among others. Her book, The Elegant Warrior-How to Win Life’s Trials Without Losing Yourself was an Amazon bestseller. 

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