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Podcast Episode 11 – Tips and Tricks When Working With Someone You Don’t Like!

Angela and Patti share communication tips at work.  How to stay in a job and manage difficult relationships.  How to ask yourself the questions to determine how to manage your emotions.  To listen to the full podcast episode click below:

What does this meme tell you?

Take a look at yourself.  
Is the relationship problem really you?  
What is it about this person that triggers you?  
Is it past behavior? Do they remind you of someone?  Do they remind you of something you don’t like within yourself?

Angela: Is this a group issue or is it an issue just for you. Do others in workplace share your issue? This points to something missing in the group environment.

Use the PAUSE and REFLECT Technique
PAUSE for three to five seconds before responding.  This gives you time to change your response or don’t respond at all.

What if you receive a nasty passive/aggressive email from your boss or coworker?  
Before responding back to the email.  Write out your response.  Don’t send it!  Walk away for awhile.  Sleep on it, if you don’t have to respond within the same day.  Then rewrite it when you have calmed down.  Have someone else read it that you trust to help tone it down before hitting the send button. 

What to consider:

Should I stay at my current employment or move on?

Make a list of “why to stay” and “why to go”.  Be upfront and honest. No holding back from the truth of the matter! Look at which column has the most reasons?  Make your decision from there.  Is there more good reason to stay?  Or reasons to leave.  

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Here are other blog posts from Patti to explore.

How to Incorporate Pause into Leadership

Feeling Stuck in a Dead-End Job?

Warning Signs – Is It Time To Look For Another Job?

Are you interested in one to one coaching with Patti?  I have coaching packages available.  Contact Patti at

Are you interested in one on one coaching with Angela? Angela has one on one coaching program called Transformed Relationships, you can book a Relationship Clarity Call at and discover more about the program.

If you have a relationship topic you would like us to discuss, please email your relationship topic to

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2 thoughts on “Podcast Episode 11 – Tips and Tricks When Working With Someone You Don’t Like!

  1. This is a very interesting episode. I loved how honest you were in this episode Patti. I can tell there were a lot of things that triggered you and I can relate to some of them too, not just from my corporate days, but life in general. Really great insights and advice.

  2. Hi, Noleen – Thank you so much for commenting and sharing your feedback about the podcast episode. Yes, this topic sure did trigger me; it bought back a lot of buried emotions—we as coaches coach on what we have experienced, the good, bad and ugly. My goal is to help managers and supervisors better deal with challenging peers, bosses, and employees without making everyone miserable. 🙂 I am so glad you felt the podcast episode had great insights and advice.

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