Breaking the Silence Habit

Top consultant Sarah Beaulieu offers a five-part framework that enables employees to have difficult but necessary conversations about sexual harassment and violence and develop new, better ways of working together. Suggested audiences include:

  • MBA programs preparing students for careers as managers and leaders in gender diverse workplaces
  • Managers and employees in industries focused on increasing gender diversity, like technology, software and venture capital
  • Managers and employees in organizations where #MeToo incidents are in the public spotlight

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About the Book

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, employees and leaders are struggling with how to respond to the pervasiveness of sexual harassment. Most approaches simply emphasize knowing and complying with existing laws. But people need more than lists of dos and don'ts—they need to learn how to navigate this uncertain, emotionally charged terrain. Sarah Beaulieu provides a new skills-based approach to addressing sexual harassment prevention and response in the workplace, including using underdeveloped skills like empathy, situational awareness, boundary setting, and intervention.

Beaulieu outlines a five-part framework for having conversations about sexual harassment: Know the Facts; Feel Uncomfortable; Get Curious, Not Furious; See the Whole Picture; and Embrace Practical Questions.
 By embracing these conversations, we can break the cycle of avoidance and silence that makes our lives and workplaces feel volatile and unsafe. Grounded in storytelling, humor, and dozens of real-life scenarios, this book introduces the idea of uncomfortable conversation as the core skill required to enable everyone to bring their full talent and contributions to safe and respectful workplaces.

Available 02.25.20

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About the Author

Sarah Beaulieu is a speaker and writer who trains workplaces and advises leaders on skills-based sexual harassment prevention and response. Her expertise has been featured in multiple news outlets, including Fox News, Harvard Business Review, the Associated Press, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, NPR, AskMen, and the Boston Business Journal. She’s been a featured speaker at TEDxBeaconStreet and the Business Innovation Factory Summit. Sarah enjoys engaging and training audiences at a wide variety of organizations ranging from start-ups to large companies and from national conferences for fraternity members to members of the Junior League.  In 2018, Sarah co-founded The Uncomfortable Conversation, a nonprofit YouTube channel that helps people engage in meaningful conversations about sexual violence through short videos. A proud graduate of Brown University, Sarah lives with her family in Boston, Massachusetts.