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Me Skills Podcast #010: Suzanne Culberg On Saying No
Episode 1024th June 2024 • Me Skills • Kelly McCausey
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Welcome to another episode of the Me Skills Podcast, where we lean into self-love and great ideas that build a better life. In today’s episode we’re joined by Suzanne Culberg. About Suzanne: Suzanne Culberg is ‘The Nope Coach’ who helps over-givers and people pleasers learn to set boundaries and say 'No' without feeling like a bitch. Suzanne is known for being direct AF and her wacky t-shirts.  She lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband and 2 awesome children. This episode is full of insights on setting healthy boundaries, the importance of communication, and dealing with the discomfort that comes with saying NO! (Note: this episode, as usual, contains swearing. 😉) Note Worthy Timestamps:
  • [00:05:30] – Setting physical boundaries is healthy; choose discomfort.
  • [00:08:58] – Questioning the need to justify decisions and actions.
  • [00:21:42] – Learning to say no was a journey.
  • [00: 38:01] – Kelly shares why her no is a gift.
  • [00:38:46] – Good boundaries lead to honest, supportive relationships.
  • [00:41:30] – Whatever you do, you're gonna piss someone off, so you might as well just please yourself.
Key Takeaways:  Here are some key points you’ll take away from this episode:
  • The discomfort of saying “NO”
  • Conditional relationships (importance of clear expectations upfront)
  • Contrast between a genuine ‘yes’ and obligatory ‘yes’
  • Feeling Free to Express Desires and Boundaries




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