Intimidators: Tailgaters, Drunken Jerks or Glaring Attorneys? Need an Expert?

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Remember the last time someone tried to intimate you? How about when a person (for example, that careless tailgater or the drunk in the same beer line as you) may think they can make a person do something or react in some way? Exceed the posted speed limit ~ NOPE! Pay attention to public intoxication ~ NOT INTERESTED! Say something to the drunk, NO WAY!

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Go ahead be one, I don’t care! 

During direct and cross examination in the past, I received a pretty mean facial expression/glaring eyes/stare down/stern voice/condescending attitude and a critical tone to the long litany of questions arising from the mouth of an attorney on a workers’ compensation court case. I knew this attorney was trying hard to intimidate me. HA, HA!

But, I answered all questions calmly. P.S. ~ I love it when the attorney can’t even remember what was asked and has to refer to the court reporter! I stuck to my guns (aka: my knowledge base) during my testimony, and talked about what I knew about.  

mmI know, bring it on!

I’ve never been intimidated much by people (places, things or even animals either for that matter). Okay, okay, I am intimidated by Mother Nature, especially when she zooms a mesocyclone or other tornado-like activity my way (I’ll never forget the evergreen tree in my front yard crash down during a mesocyclone just as I was peeling away in our minivan to get my two youngest children who were about 1/2 mile away at a park for a daycamp). She is a force to be feared, and treated with utmost respect! 

I have always been able to speak my mind (ask anyone who knows me) and yes it’s gotten me in a pickle or two from time to time (just like my dad!). I try to express what’s on my mind being mindful of who I’m communicating with, the content of my speech/body language, and the context of how/when my message is delivered.  In other words, I’m not the type of person who “blows up” or “blabs”. 

PeacockThere is truly a difference between a cocky person and a confident person.

When on the witness stand, my role is to explain what I did on a case so the judge understands; and ultimately educate the jury on why it was important.  I accept confidence with the work I do. My role  allows me to serve as an expert witness & educator all while consulting within the scope of my practice. I keep a placement, rehabilitation, and quality of life orientation at the forefront of any topic. 

Every day, I learn more about how to help others. On August 15, 2017 I began my studies at The George Washington University to study for a graduate certificate in Forensics Rehabilitation Counseling. I graduated one year later.  And I’m here to  this day to help you help your client. Thank you for reading! 

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My professional rehabilitation counseling practice is focused on helping people participate in the world around them, particularly in their own world of work.

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