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Finding quiet helps you find your voice. This app, and many others, exist to help you find quiet. They are all quite pleasant. Plus Calm has a helpful article about people pleasing.



Self-assessments give people language for parts of themselves they’ve always known but never named. People find their voice in the validation of their style and the words they’re given. DiSC is but one of many assessments to help you find your voice.

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Authors from the Harvard Negotiation Project capture what we hear in our heads when we lose our voice. Or when we use it to our detriment. They reframe our thinking. You’ll see yourself reflected. A fun and helpful read.

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