In this episode, I’m joined by Tina Dietz of StartSomething Creative Business Solutions. Tina joins me to share her story of how she’s been able to overcome the effects of childhood bullying through doing personal development work and gaining a better understanding of human behavior.
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Tina was bullied in school, with her experience during second grade being the most severe. Tina was academically advanced and this led her to being isolated from her other classmates, which ended up making her a target for the bullying.
Effects of the traumatic experience:
The bullying affected how Tina interacted with other students, particularly with boys. To try to make herself less of a target, Tina tried to be friends with everyone, tried to be the peacekeeper, and tried to be the protector of her friends. These were things she had to work through later as an adult.
Overcoming the traumatic experience:
Tina began a personal development journey in her teen years, which continued after her time in school when she went through leadership and communication training. Studying psychology in college to better understand human behavior also helped Tina in her healing, along with going through therapy.
What Tina does today: Tina works with leaders, authors, and entrepreneurs who are experts in their field to help them be more effective in getting their message to a bigger audience.
Given what you know now, if you could go back to when you were going through the tough times and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
Tina's Answer: Don't stop standing up for yourself because you deserve to be safe and to have a great school experience.
TheStartSomethingShow.com - where you can find Tina's podcast along with the other work she does
Unwavering Strength: Stories to Inspire you through challenging times - the book that Tina's story is featured in
ProjectForgive.com - an organization advancing forgiveness education
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