Back to Events

How to Say No: Establishing Healthy Boundaries

Date: 02/01/2022

Time: 12:30pm
Where: LMHQ, Virtual,

-Virtual Event-


Leaders are inundated with requests, crises, client needs, and overloaded calendars. Many feel pushed and pulled in every direction, and too scattered to focus on their top priorities. This creates an unsustainable work-life balance that leaves leaders feeling depleted and ineffective. One contribution to this pattern: relying on avoidance, accommodation, or attack instead of outright saying no, which fails to establish healthy boundaries and build important business relationships.

Saying ‘no’ constructively gives you more control of your time and supports a purpose-driven focus. It also enables more time for rejuvenating self-care and family. In this interactive workshop based on material from Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, participants will identify their pattern (avoid, accommodate, attack), explore how those patterns came to be, and learn a strategy for saying ‘no’ firmly while building their business relationships.

About Our Speaker:

Amy Rebecca Gay, PhD, PCC has spent 25 years working with leaders and executives on how to expand their influence by cultivating honest, authentic, collaborative business relationships. Amy Rebecca has worked with the top firms and educational institutions: UMass Boston Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution, Vantage Partners, The Mediation Group, Mobius Executive Leadership, Leadership-Link, the Center for Collaborative Leadership at UMass Boston, and AceUp. She has taught graduate and undergraduate students at LeMoyne College, Syracuse University, Babson College of Management, UMass Boston. She has worked with companies such as Gingko Bioworks, Sanofi, Genzyme, Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Northrup Grumman, MasterCard International, Cisco, and Boston Scientific, as well as corporations in energy, publishing, and manufacturing.

Connect with Amy Rebecca on LinkedIn:


View Event Page