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I know I throw the word around a lot. So, for those of you wondering about its origin, here you go:

When I was going through the process of becoming a public speaker, the amazing Erin Weed who was coaching me, taught me about the importance of finding “my word.”

One day, she looked at me and said, “Yudit. You keep saying ‘responsible.’ But you’re not saying it the way everybody else understands it. You’re not telling me that I’m responsible for the behavior of a person who decides to treat me violently or abusively. What you’re telling me is that you want me to have the ability to respond. …


Yehudit Zicklin-Sidikman

Public speaker, activist, violence prevention expert, president & founder of ESD Globa , CEO, co-founder, and senior instructor El Halev.

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