Leadership and career advancement resources for women

The Power of an Online Community

By Robyn Holloway | January 17, 2020

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…

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How leaders can set expectations without disappointment or guilt

By Vicki Bradley | September 4, 2019

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…

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WIL Empowered: The story of my women in leadership program

By Vicki Bradley | August 29, 2019

WIL Empowered, my new women in leadership program, is launching soon! Today, I want to 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 leadership roles. WIL Empowered: The origin story Let…

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The importance of being authentically you

By Vicki Bradley | August 22, 2019

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…

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How to be successful at business networking

By Vicki Bradley | June 17, 2019

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?…

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Why building trust is essential for leaders

By Vicki Bradley | April 30, 2019

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…

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Three signs the Energy Leadership Index assessment is right for you

By Vicki Bradley | March 30, 2019

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…

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Achieving goals and aspirations is not for the weak hearted

By Vicki Bradley | March 18, 2019

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…

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A CEO’s guide to uncovering unconscious gender bias that harms the leadership pipeline

By Vicki Bradley | October 25, 2018

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…

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7 Practices to Boost Unshakeable Confidence

By Vicki Bradley | May 30, 2018

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.…

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