As Psychology Today reports, according to Gail McMeekin, MSW, LICSW, an executive/career/creativity coach in Boston and the best-selling author of The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women, “empowerment is about feeling self-confident and being able to communicate with others. We then link our thoughts and desires to initiate positive actions in the world.” You cannot have empowerment without communication, so it’s crucial that you choose your words wisely, both when speaking to others and speaking to yourself.