Leadership and career advancement resources for women

How to forgive yourself and why it’s important

By Vicki Bradley | September 21, 2020

I thought I had no regrets. I thought I had forgiven myself for the professional and personal mistakes I’ve made. But it turns out I was wrong. Today, I want to tell you how my coach uncovered old wounds that hadn’t yet healed, why it’s so important to forgive ourselves for the past and how…

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Bridging the gender diversity gap with awareness, curiosity and confidence

By Vicki Bradley | August 28, 2020

In 2019, there were more women in the C-suite than in 2015. While that’s good news, women are still a minority at the executive table. According to the 2019 Women in the Workplace report by McKinsey and LeanIn.Org, “About 1 in 5 C-suite executives is a woman—and only 1 in 25 C-suite executives is a…

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Feeling stuck? How to recognize choices and explore greater possibilities

By Vicki Bradley | July 20, 2020

Choices. We always have choices but sometimes they become impossible to see. Today, let’s discuss why choices are important, what stops us from seeing our choices and how to explore possibilities instead of feeling stuck, resentful or powerless. What does choice mean? Choice means power, freedom and responsibility. It’s making a decision and living with…

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Managing your gremlin: Transforming your inner critic into your biggest cheerleader

By Vicki Bradley | June 16, 2020

The gremlin is the voice in your head that keeps you playing small. It’s one of the four internal energy blocks—gremlins, assumptions, limiting beliefs and interpretations—that disrupt and distract us from going after what we want. Today, I’m talking about what the gremlin is, why it’s here and how we can transform that voice in…

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Three signs you lack confidence and what to do about it

By Vicki Bradley | May 15, 2020

Confidence. We all want it and many of us let a lack of confidence in certain areas debilitate us. Let’s stop that! Today, I want to talk about three common signs of lacking confidence, how to address each one and how to use the confidence you have in one area of your life to bolster…

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How to get your company to pay for professional development, including the WIL Empowered program

By Vicki Bradley | April 17, 2020

The traditional approach to professional development is company driven. This is where—if you’re lucky—your boss sits down with you and asks what you’d like to develop further. However, to gain the skills you need to accomplish your career goals, I recommend avoiding the traditional approach and taking the lead yourself. Today, I want to talk…

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Five soft skills every leader needs to develop

By Vicki Bradley | April 17, 2020

It’s uncommon to learn soft skills in school so when we enter the workplace, we learn by trial and error. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a good boss or mentor who shows you the ropes and gives you opportunities to hone your soft skills. And, as anyone with a nightmare boss story can tell you,…

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How will this program help me?

By Robyn Holloway | April 15, 2020

Perhaps you found us through our social media. Maybe you came across our website. Or a friend shared about their experience in our program. And it has you wondering, what will this program do for me? How will it help me? Skills development I would like to start by sharing some of the core aspects…

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How women can communicate effectively in the boardroom and beyond

By Vicki Bradley | March 25, 2020

In 2016, StatsCan reported that women held 19.4% of the positions on boards of directors across public, private and governmental organizations in Canada.[1] Though the diversity and inclusion movement is gaining steam, it’s still safe to say that effective communication skills are essential for women who work in this professional and typically male-dominated environment. Today,…

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The number one reason you’re not taking action and what you can do about it

By Vicki Bradley | March 18, 2020

Fear is normal and something we all experience, but if we don’t stand up to fearful thoughts on repeat, we become paralyzed by fear. In this article, I want to talk about what fear is, why it stops us from taking action—especially at work—and how to flip fear on its head so we can move…

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