Say It Skillfully® – Is passion overrated, speak up confidently..

July 13, 2021
Hosted by Molly Tschang

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Say It Skillfully® is a show that helps you to benefit from Molly Tschang’s expert guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive and productive manner. In Episode 88, Molly’s first caller, Bennett, is in college and trying to decide between grad school vs. going directly to a start-up. He also shares the pressure that exists on campus to “pursue your passion” and wonders if that should be the focus; he talks about his friends not wanting to take well-paying jobs in areas that really aren’t of interest and asks Molly about her career regrets. Next, Kennedy, who’s early in career—and has worked among primarily older, male colleagues—calls in keen for ways to help her be heard, contribute fully, and feel fully accepted (22:20). Then Grace joins the show and asks about speaking up when she’s aware of the stereotype that Asian women don’t. She shares being asked “Do people in China wear jeans?” Hear her response and experience with anti-AAPI sentiment, which has been a catalyst for supporting greater social justice in her own community (30:35). Finally, Molly offers thoughts on the transition from fully WFH to being back in the office—a classic opportunity to apply Say It Skillfully® principles (43:40). Molly’s thought for the week: Give yourself permission to be yourself—no one does it better than you. Tune in and learn how to navigate work while being invaluable and true to yourself.

Say It Skillfully®

Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time/11 AM Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

Molly Tschang's Say It Skillfully® is a show that helps you benefit from Molly's guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive and productive manner. She helps everyone from CEOs to interns to recognize that we are all both part of the problem as well as the solution, and that the path to solving any problem is to say what needs to be said.

Molly is a rare breed: tough enough to advise CEOs and company boards, but empathetic enough to understand the human costs of not allowing talent to shine. She has helped dozens of management teams navigate the human after-effects of mergers and acquisitions, and her show brings her expert guidance to a wider audience.

Say It Skillfully® every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time/11 AM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

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Molly Tschang

Molly Tschang helps her clients' organizations gain the skills to Win As One, which most other companies never even try to do. She starts at the top, guiding management to commit to each other’s success and lead as one cohesive unit.

Molly is Founder and CEO of Abella Consulting, a New York-based leadership development and business advisory consultancy that helps senior leaders cultivate the collaborative capacity to elevate individual, team and organizational performance resulting in accelerated sustained, profitable growth. She created and hosts the “Say It Skillfully®” video series on LinkedIn, making it easier for all members of an organization to say what needs to be said in a constructive and productive manner.

Prior to launching Abella, Molly held executive leadership positions at Cisco Systems and U.S. Filter, where she led the integration of over 80 acquisitions. She holds a BS in chemical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from UCLA. In 2017, Molly was selected from among 12,000 applicants to be a protégé of Marshall Goldsmith through his 100 Coaches initiative. In her downtime, she enjoys tennis, yoga and cooking with family and friends.

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