How to Advocate for Yourself When Struggling with Chronic Illness

How to Advocate for Yourself When Struggling with Chronic Illness

It can be challenging to speak up to ”˜white-coat-authority’ when you are feeling crummy”¦ then add to that the common beliefs such as your concerns are silly, or you will get labeled it’s ”˜all-in-your-head’ label”¦. Or you are disrespectful for ”˜challenging’ a medical provider”¦.

Sharon Sayler understands. After being diagnosed with a rare medical condition, she saw firsthand how frustrating it can be to be taken seriously and has taken her C.O.U.R.A.G.E. communication techniques she teaches professionals worldwide to now teaching sufferers of chronic disease to become courageous self-advocates as they work to turn life transitions into transformations.

Tune in to discover

  • How to be a C.O.U.R.A.G.E.ous and empowered advocate for your health
  • The five questions you should ask to make the right health decisions for you
  • The body language of competence and confidence, and more…


Sharon Sayler, MBA, PCC is affectionately called the difficult people whisperer by her clients. She is a bestselling author, international speaker, and founder of Competitive Edge Communications, where she trains professionals to become courageous leaders using advanced verbal and nonverbal communication skills to achieve their goals. She is one of the top five for body language according to (

Five years ago, her life and work took an unexpected turn when she was diagnosed with a rare medical condition and has turned her quest for answers into what her friends now lovingly call her “irrational-passion.” Each week, her #1 show on OMTimes Radio ”˜The Autoimmune Hour: Inspiring hope and help for those with autoimmune’ brings you top-notch experts and amazing ”˜thriver’ interviews, teachings, chats and positive thoughts to empower you to live well regardless of your diagnosis.  Find out more at

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