Emily Cohen

Consultant to Creative Professionals

A brutally honest consultant, Emily Cohen has been honored to consult and work with many leading design firms across the country. She loves sharing her expertise through speaking engagements, guest posts, her courses on LinkedIn Learning/Lynda.com and Skillshare, her industry activism, and, most recently, in her new business book for creatives, Brutally Honest: No-bullshit business strategies to evolve your creative business. Emily Cohen is also fast-talker, a designer by degree, an avid reader, a trend-spotter, a connector, and her client’s advocate.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Online | PST - USA 5 August 2020

Keynote: Rock the Boat, Baby! The Art of Saying No

Is your workload constantly increasing and piled high with deadlines and obligations? Do you struggle with pushing back clients, employees, executives, and strategic partners when they have impossible requests or expectations? Do you often take on more than you can chew?

The art of pushing back, saying no, and even being honest with your professional relationships are critical skill sets that many creative lack. We worry about what other people want, think, or need and spend a lot of time doing things for others, often at the risk of hurting ourselves and our own team. We love being the nice guy and are notorious conflict-avoiders.

This session will focus on the who, when, where, why, and how of saying “no” to clients, staff, and projects. Learn how to identify opportunities to push back and say no more effectively, without damaging relationships.