The “Okay Zone”: Figuring Out What You Really Want with Lola Houston

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The “Okay Zone”: Figuring out what you really want (and don’t want) with Lola Houston of Live A True Life.

Do you ever notice that in some situations, you respond with a quick “okay” to a request, offer or invitation and later wish you’d replied with something different? It’s common—we all do it. And it’s a big challenge to learn to overcome this “wired-in” process. Is there a way to unlearn this? Yes there is, and we’re going to learn how.

In this workshop, we will look at the words, phrases and responses we often rely on to communicate to others at work, at home and in social situations. We will examine why our responses sometimes feel as though we are compromising what we really want or don’t want, what we really feel or don’t feel. After we have had the chance to play with all of this, we will consider some strategies to move past the compromise and into what we really are fine with.

The past year has challenged us in ways we can only begin to untangle. Our work lives have shifted; our home lives have suddenly become our center; and our social lives… what social life? As we slowly re-emerge into our shared communities and workspaces, understanding clearly what we want and don’t want, how interacting with others can be surprisingly challenging, and what to do in difficult moments when they catch us off guard is going to matter. Learning how to manage all of this can help us keep a balanced outlook.


Provided by the Rutland Chapter Coordinators. Due to concerns around COVID-19 all WBON chapter meetings will be held virtually through Zoom. An email containing the link will be sent prior to the event date. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Christine at


Lola Houston, owner of Live A True Life, loves helping others untangle the complexities of love and life. As a personal coach and counselor, she guides individuals and couples through their challenges, helping them find a willing heart with mindful, playful compassion.

Organizations and groups building a positive shared environment will discover that she can help them navigate the ups and downs of interpersonal dynamics, and start vanquishing the dragons of misbehavior, restoring a sense of balance to an organizational culture.

Lola received her Graduate degree in Anthropology at McGill University, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and is deeply trained as a practitioner in many different approaches to consent as agreement. She has enjoyed teaching a wide range of audiences from undergraduates to adults for over 15 years.






May 11, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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WBON – Women Business Owners Network
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