Have you ever felt like a fraud? If so, you’re not alone. Imposter syndrome is when we feel like a fraud, despite strong evidence to the contrary. Many professionals, especially women, are tortured by the idea that they’re not good enough, they don’t belong, and/or they’re not ready to take on the next big challenge. …Read More
How to thrive being a conscious leader In 2006, I was a senior executive with two children under five years old and traveling like a mad woman. I loved this high-demand life, but it took a toll. When I woke up one day, unable to get out of bed, I ignored the message. When it …Read More
I met one of my dearest friends in the hospital. Decked out in a backless gown, I looked over at the woman in the bed beside mine and introduced myself. I soon learned we were both in a health crisis and we clicked immediately. That was 18 years ago, and we’ve been the best of …Read More
What happens on the inside determines what happens on the outside. When we don’t truly believe in our own worth, it’s harder to recognize our gifts, reach our potential and live purposeful lives. If you’re struggling to take meaningful action or are wearing yourself out with a never-ending task list, it’s time to look in …Read More
Without healthy boundaries, we become overextended, frustrated and resentful. Today, I want to talk to you about why we need to set boundaries, the relationship between boundaries and our values and how to set boundaries graciously. What are boundaries? A boundary is the line we set about what we’re willing and not willing to do. …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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, …Read More
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 …Read More
In 2016, StatsCan reported that women held 19.4% of the positions on boards of directors across public, private and governmental organizations in Canada. 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, …Read More
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 …Read More
Developing deep connections goes beyond adding thousands of people to your network and pushing your business cards into the hands of strangers. Deep connections are the lifeblood of business and make work satisfying. In this post, I will discuss how to develop deep connections in your professional and personal network and what benefits you can …Read More
Sponsorship and mentorship are essential for personal and professional growth because nobody can reach their dreams alone. As women, we tend to not ask for what we need and I’m here to help you get into the habit of asking. I want to talk to you about the difference between sponsoring and mentoring, how to …Read More
Here at Women in Leadership Empowered, we recently held our advanced seminar titled Networking: Love it or Hate it. As part of the training, we had attendees participate in two breakout sessions where they worked with three to four other women each time. We had great attendance and feedback over the two sessions that we …Read More
To have positive relationships with people at work and home, it’s important to set clear expectations. Except many of us get in trouble with this concept because we confuse expectations with unrealistic expectations—and we often don’t even realize it. Today, I want to tell you about why expectations often lead to disappointment and how leaders …Read More
Let me share with you what WIL Empowered is, how it came about and why I’m so passionate about helping women get the skills and confidence they need to be their authentic selves in their many leadership roles in life. WIL Empowered: The origin story Let me back up a few decades. I spent 30+ …Read More
Being your true self is important at home and at work but sometimes it’s difficult to truly embrace what that means. Today we’ll talk about how to show up as your authentic self in your personal and professional lives. Over the long-term, you can’t be who you’re not. Sure, you can pretend for a while …Read More
Whether you know me a little or a lot, you’ll know I love networking! Networking has helped me build my career and support other people’s career goals for over 30 years. Today, I want to talk about the benefits of networking and how to feel good about networking, instead of uncomfortable. What is business networking? …Read More
Trust is extremely important because being trusting and trustworthy helps you build meaningful relationships and perform better at work (and home). Today, I want to talk about what trust is, what happens with and without it and how to increase the amount of trust in your business (and life). What is trust? The dictionary says …Read More
The Forbes Coaches Council recommends 11 assessments every executive should take, including the Energy Leadership™ Index (ELI) assessment which is number three on their list. Today, I want to tell you about ELI, why I believe so strongly in it and how you can tell if it’s right for you. What is the Energy Leadership …Read More
Ever wonder why most people aren’t good at setting or achieving their personal and professional goals. This may partly be because popular goal-setting tactics like SMART goals are too superficial to bring lasting change. If you’re ready to change the way you approach goal setting and make this your big year, hang on because we’re …Read More
Unconscious gender bias is a hot topic in business. Unfortunately, these discussions can get heated and lead to finger-pointing, misunderstandings and an unhelpful battle of the sexes. I won’t do that here. Instead, I want to talk about what unconscious gender bias is, what it shows up as and how business leaders can get help …Read More
We spend most of our lives worrying about the things that usually never happens. Or living in fear of the unknown because of the story we create in our own minds. And why? What is the real reason that we do this? Because from an early age, we are taught or programmed with these habits. …Read More
Resiliency is about being able to recover from adversity. It’s not about avoiding difficulty or never falling flat on your face. All of us have been through hard times, whether it’s related to health, careers, family or relationships. I believe resiliency is the foundation for success—whatever success means to you. But success is also a …Read More
We get real excited about a job opportunity, a goal we set, our desire to be successful, or the thing we dream about accomplishing! But then the next step doesn’t happen because we might fear failing, we lose motivation, or it might be that little voice in our heads creating doubt, fear, challenging our ability, …Read More
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