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Your decisions aren’t wrong, your inner critic is | Lia Garvin | TEDxBocaRaton

It is estimated we make over 35,000 decisions in a single day, most without thinking. But of those we do think about, how many do we feel confident about? When it comes to decision making, most of us have an inner narrative in our minds leading us to take pause and second guess any time we have to make a hard call. For women in the workplace, who are faced with the dueling standards of being nice, strong, and assertive, but not “too much” of any of those things; the inner critic can be even louder, putting even more pressure on ourselves for all decisions to be perfect. But it doesn’t have to. In this talk, Lia shares the secret to reframing the stress we feel around making decisions, offering three strategies to transform decision making into something nerve-racking and stressful to something that can make our relationships and teams stronger.

Lia is an operations leader in tech with 8+ years of experience at some of the world’s most influential companies in tech including Microsoft, Apple, and Google, on a mission to humanize the workplace, one conversation at a time. Through her writing, leadership coaching and savvy program management skills, she brings an authentic and irreverent sense of humor to teams to help them examine the challenges holding them back and focus on what matters. She has built robust diversity & inclusion programs, launched the world’s first holographic computer, driven programs and initiatives around team inclusion and organizational effectiveness, and coaches people on how to drive impactful work and thrive working in tech. She was recognized by the National Diversity Council as a 2021 DEI Champion. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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