The Sensational Shift with Susan Bernstein, MBA, PhD
What shift do you want to make in your career? Let's get you moving!

5 ways to move through conflict more smoothly

How do you feel about conflict? Too often, we see examples of conflicts that stall out or escalate, with the people involved feeling burned — like what we’re seeing with the current US budget crisis and government shutdown, where political parties refuse to truly hear each other. But it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s totally possible to resolve, … Read More

Why I like conflict — and you should, too.

I have a confession: I’m a weirdo. A freak. I’m counterculture. Why? Because I like conflict. Yep. Really. I know that most women want to run away from conflict. I spent the last two months interviewing women about conflict. So many of them say, “I try to avoid it,” and “I don’t want to fight,” and “I’m afraid to show … Read More

Where do you get stuck in conflict?

Have you ever reached out to someone in a totally generous way, only to be met with anger or hostility? So, how do you turn that conflict around? There’s a tool I use that has helped me — and tons of my clients — shift out of conflict situations. Not that conflict is always (or ever) easy for me. It’s … Read More

Do you shy away from conflict?

Does the word “conflict” make you feel nauseous, anxious, or uptight? I work with a lot of women who can’t stand to be in conflict situations. Recently, a woman (I’ll call her Joanna) told me, “I just want to do my work. I don’t want to clash with my boss and disagree with him. I hate when people in my … Read More

Move out of self-doubt

Today, I’m doing something that brings up self-doubt for me: launching my new website, The Sensational Shift. My pesky mind wonders, “Will people like it? Is it good enough? It should be better!” My heart flutters. My stomach gurgles loudly. My chest tightens. Luckily, I’ve learned to catch a doubt attack coming on, so I can catch it. Doubt is … Read More

5 ways to shift direction more easily

“It’s hard to make shifts in my life” “I struggle with change” “I don’t know how to switch directions” I’ve heard these things for years. Including out of my own mouth. A few years ago, I woke up to how those words were harming instead of helping me. I set out to shift my perspective and my experience. Changes — … Read More

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