Heather chats with coach Randi Buckley about cultivating healthy boundaries and channeling your genius into a livelihood.

Heather Thorkelson
Apr 18, 2018 · 2 min read
Tanja Heffner

Touch points for difficult decision making: Have you ever said the wrong thing to somebody you were fighting with? Do you ever find yourself afraid to verbalize struggles? Here’s the thing: There’s a wealth of potential hiding in your own genius, and there’s a way you can amplify it, draw on compassion, and search for resolutions through kindness.

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If you just want to get a message across, sometimes it’s okay to tell a little lie if it means somebody doesn’t get hurt. We know, it’s counterintuitive, right? In this episode, we interview Randi Buckley, life coach and creator of the workshop Healthy Boundaries for Kind People. Cultivating boundaries can be difficult if you’re the sort of person who worries about negative reactions. We discuss how it’s possible to navigate conflict with kindness — both inwardly and outwardly. In the same way you can channel your genius into a livelihood (like life coaching, for example!), you can tap into this same reservoir of experience in order to develop a strategy of conflict resolution.

It’s not easy to reframe the conversation around setting boundaries. Traditional models don’t work for everyone, which is why we need to frame it around kindness. Sometimes, when things get tough, all you need to be your best self is a little inspiration from the mythology that created you.

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Republic of Freedom Radio is a podcast by Republic of Freedom. Recordings and design by Heather Thorkelson. Shownotes by Jesse and Production by Steph from EDITAUDIO.

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Hosted by Heather Thorkelson, business coach and professional freedom-seeker, Republic of Freedom Radio cracks open and wades through the tough bits of being an multi-passionate human trying to make your mark on the world.

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Business Strategist for entrepreneurs who can never (ever, ever) go back to the 9-to-5. Third Culture Kid. Bullshit-Slayer. Helper of People.

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Hosted by Heather Thorkelson, business coach and professional freedom-seeker, Republic of Freedom Radio cracks open and wades through the tough bits of being an multi-passionate human trying to make your mark on the world.

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