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Essential Speaking Anxiety Expert Showcase: Accepting Fear is Key to Confident Speaking

Marla Genova has worked with hundreds of people with social anxiety and/or public speaking phobias for 15 years through facilitating support groups, weekend workshops, and coaching.

With these experiences, she has learned what helps and hinders others. Marla will teach you how to change your anxious thought patterns by co-creating action plans to gradually accept and face your fears.

She focuses on accepting the feelings of anxiety. She encourages people to neutralize the anxiety by allowing it to exist.

Your specific needs will be met, you won’t be judged and you won’t feel alone anymore. The healing experience of sharing is crucial for your progress.

Take it from someone who truly understands what you’re going through, has lived it, and has seen hundreds of others overcome their fears to lead a more fulfilling life. The only thing required of you is to be ready for change and commit to working on it.

INFJ Woman – Do It Scared: Advice for INFJs with Anxiety

Marla speaks about the professional risks she took by publicly sharing her social and speaking anxiety as well as how it affected her on a daily basis. Tune in for tips on speaking with authority figures, setting personal boundaries and much more!

Many INFJs (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging of the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality assessment) deal with anxiety, but that doesn’t have to stop you from going after your purpose and your dreams! Learn how Marla overcame her anxiety and became a coach to help others
overcome theirs as well.

Public Speaking Super Powers: Knowing How This Fear Started Won’t Help, Taking Action Will

Beating yourself up over your past anxiety experiences may seem like deserved punishment that will somehow push you into action. If you’re defining yourself by your past and keep looking back at your false negative thoughts and outcomes, you will continue to repeat the vicious cycle of your self-fulfilling prophecy.

Although we do need to learn from our past and grow from mistakes we’ve made, we must be conscious of our forward future thinking. Instead of being defined by your past experiences, you can take control of who you want to be.

One helpful way to start taking positive action is to create a gradual hierarchy while using these worksheets to rationalize automatic anxiety thoughts to quickly make progress.

Click on photo for an example of a plan to take action.

In The News

Why We May Have to Re-learn to Re-socialize – BBC News – Worklife 2/23/2021

4 Marilyn Monroe Quotes for the Modern Business Woman – Her Magazine 8/25/2018

5 Surprising Signs You May Have Anxiety – Health & Wellness – U.S. News 8/20/18

The Science of Shyness  – Health & Wellness – U.S. News 10/19/15

Joining a Support Group When You’re Afraid to Speak  – Psychology Today 2/11/12

Shy Girl, Brave Woman  – Psychology Today 1/27/12