Do you have a hard time recognizing your own accomplishments or feeling comfortable when talking about them to others?
Today’s episode is a game-changer when it comes to bragging, as our guest, Meredith Fineman debunks the negative connotation of this word.
Fineman has decades of experience teaching professionals how to strategically and cohesively project their work so that the right people notice it in a way that plays to their strengths.
As she mentions, “a brag is a strategic piece of information to get what you want. It’s not only about what you’ve done but also about how you’re delivering it and how you’re making someone feel and advocate for you”.
Throughout this episode, you’ll hear Fineman outline the key elements of effective bragging, how to inspire and benefit others by sharing your accomplishments, and how to model a culture of healthy pride in which bragging isn’t seen as something shameful.

Thank you for tuning in! If you haven’t listened to episode 36 where Laura and DE&I consultant, Kerry Rosado chat about opening doors for marginalized leaders, then go back and check it out!

In this episode, we cover:
-Who the Qualified Quiet are.
-The pillars and elements of a good brag.
-How to be more authentic as you brag.
-What bragging looks like in a remote scenario.
-How to get your accomplishments noticed in a collective environment.
-What it was like to publish a book during the pandemic.

Resources and links mentioned during this episode:
-Visit Meredith’s website at
-Connect with her on Instagram @meredithfineman.
-Check out her Brag Better Bootcamp here!
-Read the book: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain.
-Find your Free Values Worksheet HERE and take action on what matters most today!

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More about Meredith Fineman:

Meredith Fineman is a best-selling author, host, speaker, writer, and entrepreneur.

Fineman is the author of Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion (Portfolio Penguin Randomhouse, 2020). Brag Better is based on her ten years of building a framework for strategic self-promotion grounded in public relations, strategic communications, and leadership professional development. The book is for The Qualified Quiet – those that have done the work but don’t know how to talk about it. This audience term is one that Fineman owns and created.

Fineman’s core venture is the Brag Better Bootcamp: a four-week e-learning series based around the principles of her findings with strategic self-promotion. She leads Bootcamps for individuals quarterly, as well as versions for brands, companies, and corporations with specialties in addressing issues around cultivating an environment of healthy pride, a diversity of voices, championing employee work, and bragging on behalf of yourself and others.

A freelance writer of 17 years, Fineman has held columns and bylines in outlets from Harvard Business Review, to FastCompany, Forbes, Inc, Elle, Shondaland, Cosmopolitan, and more. She writes about entrepreneurship, business, women’s issues, and fashion.

Fineman is a frequent speaker on stages domestically and globally. She has spoken to brands like Levi’s, to conferences like the 3% conference, and to universities like Stanford. She is represented exclusively by American Program Bureau. Her topics range from her core Brag Better philosophy to Bragging Better and visibility for women, to corporate culture and a diversity of voices. She is available for custom keynotes and training.

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