Posts in Confidence & Power
Moving through fear

How do you deal with your fear when it comes up? Does it stop you in your tracks, keeping you stuck and afraid? Or do you have the tools to move through, bust your blocks and take action? Here’s a recent story about how fear came up for me and what I chose to do with it. I hope it serves you.

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The permission gap

We all have things that we want to do, dream of doing, or secretly long for. But a lot of those things, big or small, never see the light of day. Take a moment and think about your answer to these questions. Just one minute.

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The reality of imposter syndrome

If you’ve ever been to a women’s conference, a professional development course or a leadership event for women, you will have no doubt heard about the imposter syndrome. Spoken about amongst women as one of the key reasons for their lack of confidence, other than the notion that, “I feel like a fraud,” it’s often not defined or clarified as to what it actually is and how to deal it.

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The truth about becoming more confident

I was speaking with a dear client recently, about her 26 year career journey and how confidence has impacted her throughout – both negatively and positively. Right toward the end, she said the truth that all women need to hear, something that we had been working on and she had been living for the past four years of coaching. “Confidence changes in baby steps.”

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Even if you failed…..what then?

When it comes to being braver, people always ask the question, “What would you do if you could not fail?” It’s an interesting question. It challenges us to remove the limiting beliefs that stop us from taking action. It lets us dream. It helps us be just that little bit bolder than our normal daily selves allow for. And they are all good things.

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What if you were just 10% braver?

I was on the phone with one my long term coaching clients this morning. We were talking about the new role she had just stepped in to in her company – a position she had earned based on years of hard work, proving herself, achieving great results, and she was finally being recognized with this promotion.

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Need a real confidence boost? Read this.

Confidence is one of those things that can either propel you forward to achieve your dreams, or hold you back for fear of failure. Everyone faces this issue to some extent, at some point in their lives. The questions become, how confident are you, when do you feel the most confident, and how can you build that confidence in times when you need it?

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The world needs you in your power

This is no longer the time for you to be silent.  The time for playing small is over. Your silence and smallness has been used as a weapon to fuel the patriarchal power that has ruled for millennia.  It will rule no more.  It’s time to rise.

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Reflections on power

I’ve long been fascinated with power. Who has it, why they want it, what they do with it. I even started a PhD on the topic. What I really wanted to investigate was women and power.

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Oprah. That speech. And fierce feminine leadership.

The moment has been brewing for years. The sense, the energy, that the feminine is rising. That the world is waking up. That leadership is changing.

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What's your gender mindset?

This week I want to pose a new concept called Gender Mindsets. When I was writing this chapter in my book Lead Like A Woman, and was thinking about all of the research and potential challenges that come with being a working woman, it occurred to me that along with other types of mindsets I talk a lot about in my work

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Embrace your uniqueness

In a world where fitting in and compliance have so much currency, we often overlook and play down the very things that make us so special and stand out. We were brought up as the daughters of the patriarchy after all, and taught that our conformity, not our difference, would help us get ahead. We don’t have to scratch too far below the surface though to know that it’s our uniqueness, not our sameness, that draws people to us, and that lights us up.

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