The Art and Science of Saying No
Ease Stress, Ditch Guilt, Find Time, and
Enjoy Your Life More With One Little Word

I hear it over and over as I talk to women and work with my clients:

  • I’m so stressed 
  • I have too many things to do, I can’t finish it all
  • I'm always tired
  • I’m worn out
  • I don't have enough time to do what I really want to do


It is incredibly common for women to feel like they don’t have enough time to do everything they need to do, much less take care of themselves. They’re run ragged, wracked with guilt, and feel like they aren’t doing anything well.


And the things that actually get done, the things they are able to make time for, aren't enjoyable or satisfying.

One of the major reasons for this is our inability to say no. Whether we feel obligated or worry about hurting someone’s feelings, we end up saying yes to many things we actually don’t want to do or shouldn’t be doing.

When we say no to the right things we decrease our stress and create more time for what matters most so we can enjoy our life more.

I discovered strategies for saying no when my girls were young. I was caring for my girls, my hubby, and our home, working on a passion project, and doing a ton of volunteering at my girls’ school. I was overwhelmed, losing sleep, getting snippy, and just plain worn out. My relationship with my husband was suffered as I became busier and busier, saying yes over and over again to everything. (How could I have more time for him when my list of obligations kept growing?).

I finally figured out how to stop the gerbil wheel I was running on and I pieced together a plan for a better and happier life. And it all started with figuring out how to say no effectively and without guilt.



Hi! I'm Sandy Fowler

I'm a wife, a mom, a daughter and friend. I'm a helper who loves to volunteer. And I'm a business owner. I love my family and there are other passions I need to have in my life. Those other passions included volunteering and my business. Don't get me wrong, I adore my girls and love being a mom. But there was always this itch or this longing in my heart to put my talents to work in other areas.

Over the years I've done this through volunteering and business. I helped lay the groundwork for starting a high school, led women's groups through my church, and started my own business. I'm a woman who needs to love my family, have room for other passions, and take care of myself too.

I started coaching women in 2007. I knew many women who were stressed out because they couldn't finish their to-do lists--ever! I started working with them and sharing the same strategies I had used to take back my life and create time for the things that matter most. Along the way I learned that using a few simple strategies could give women a lot more control over their lives. Even better, it relieved stress and created more joy. As they created the time to take care of the most important aspects of their lives, they were happier.

Those simple strategies are at the core of all my work. I use them when coaching clients and I share them when I speak to women's groups. And Saying No is the most popular strategy of all.

Recently it struck me that I didn't have to wait for a speaking engagement or limit this teaching to my 1-on-1 coaching clients, I could show you the formula for saying no. and help you take back your life. 

When I shared the formula at my speaking engagements I heard great stories from the women who put it into action. They came back to me excited and gushing about how they actually said no to someone. I love listening to them, seeing the joy and excitement. Even more, I love seeing them realize they can decide how to spend their time, then start to believe they can design their life.

And I want that for you! That's why I created this training. I want to hear more beautiful stories and see more lit up faces. I want to see you feel free and joyful and hopeful as you see it is possible to choose how you spend your time.



The Art and Science of Saying No: Ease Stress, Ditch Guilt, Find Time, and Enjoy Life More With One Little Word


In The Art and Science of Saying No, I share my formula for saying no and walk you through additional support strategies. You'll find out why saying no doesn't work for most of us and how to handle different types of people.

When you purchase the training you'll have instant access to the class including closed captions and the ability to search the video by key word. 
In this class you'll learn:
  • Why saying no hasn't worked before
  • A simple formula for saying no
  • How to deal with different types of people and their responses
  • A simple process for deciding what to say yes to so you can enjoy your life again

  • You will have instant access to the class. 

    This training is for women who want to be in the driver's seat of their life. They want to choose what they say yes to and have the confidence to say no. It is not for: 

    • Women looking for ways to get more done
    • Women who want to pack more into their day

    I won’t be sharing productivity tips or showing you how to multi-task. I will talk about making choices and being selective about where you put your time and energy. I will show you some simple strategies for grabbing the reins of your life so you can be in control and spend time on whatever matters most to you.

    If you are ready to take the reins and determine where you spend your time and energy then this is for you!

    What Attendees Are Saying

    Before this class I felt guilty about saying no (I'm a people pleaser) but I learned you can still be kind and gracious, using positive words to decline requests without giving details about the why. And I especially liked learning how to do this with pushy people. ~ Terri


    This class was so helpful. I've been using what I learned when I talk to my husband and the change is amazing!" ~ Heidi


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Will your formula really help me? -- While I can't absolutely guarantee that, I can say that it has worked for my clients and I've gotten great feedback from event attendees. 

    How long is the training? -- The class runs 90 minutes.

    Will there be a sales pitch? -- Good question but no, I won't try to sell you anything. This is a training, not a sales webinar. 

    When is the training? -- You will have access to the class as soon as you purchase. You will be able to watch and learn whenever it is convenient for you.

    What if I don't learn anything new? -- While my hope is that you will have some insights into your life and your happiness, if you attend the class and feel you didn't learn anything that can help you say no, find more time, or relieve some stress or guilt in your life, then email me within a week to discuss making it right.

    Have another question that I didn't answer? Use my contact form to send me a note https://sandyfowler.com/contact 

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