Beth Payne

Instructor at Udemy
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Udemy instructor Beth Payne helps individuals and teams thrive in adversity by providing practical skills and tools she developed over several decades as a U.S. diplomat in challenging environments. In 2016, she created the U.S. Department of State’s Center of Excellence in Foreign Affairs Resilience, where she designed resilience tools and resources for foreign affairs professionals across the U.S. government. Beth has given keynote speeches, lectures, and training sessions to a wide range of audiences including federal government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private companies.

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  • We’re all human beings, and it’s okay to be vulnerable. It’s a paradox, but resilient people don’t necessarily possess brute strength. They have resilience skills and tools. They have inner stamina, regardless of their frame, gender or size. They know how to say no. They are able to tell someone, ‘You can’t talk to me that way,’ and they’re able to quit a toxic job if necessary. So take off your armor but don’t allow yourself to be mistreated by anyone where you work.

    3 August 2021