Assertive communication deals with esteem and confidence. Assertiveness
involves the ability to express emotions, opinions and sustain arguments in front
of other people. Assertive communication was sometimes confused with
aggressiveness, even with insolence. This happens because sometimes can
sound harsh to say the truth in front or even express negative feelings or
opinions or simply to say what you think, and the next you can take it as an
offense. In this workshop we will learn that assertiveness involves defending the
rights by expressing personal opinions and feelings clearly, directly, and
honestly without violating the rights of another person.

About Ruben Garcia

He is a teacher of English with 32 years of experience in ESL and ELT. He holds a
degree in education and Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL by Macquarie
University NSW-Australia. He also works as a coach in leadership, personal
development, and professional growth. Outstanding Toastmaster of the Year 2012-
2013 and Past President and current member at Lima Toastmasters Club 3098-U. TKT
CLIL & Teacher Trainer accredited by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part
of the University of Cambridge. Member of the Board of Directors at IATEFL-Peru.
Current member at Sherwood Town Criers Toastmasters Club #589207- USA. Current
Vice President of Membership at Personal Growth Leaders Advanced Toasmasters
Club #7837318 – Ireland. Member of the Board of Directors at A.L.V.A.RO. which is a
nonprofit association which provides voluntary assistance to people with emotional
needs. Director of the Language Center at Universidad Peruana de Las Americas.
CEO at SPEAK UP ASSERTIVE LEADERSHIP Co. Peru Branch President at the
International Chamber of Language Teachers – ICLT. Peru Branch President at
Organizacion Internacional de Conferencistas – OIC (the International
Organization of Public Speakers). Master Coach at Organización Mundial de
Coaches – OMC – (Worldwide Organization of Coaches) and Sociedad
Peruana de Coaches. Master trainer certification by la Camara Internacional de
Conferencistas- CIC.

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