Women are operating in a world not made for us or by us. There’s power in acknowledging that. Even better, the power to create change exists in every one of us learning how to operate in a world that works against us. I help ambitious, high achieving women who are ready for more.
What I love most about my role
There is a moment when you see someone have that "lightbulb" moment. Whether that was as a sales leader or now as a coach and speaker I love asking questions that helps someone discover an idea, an answer, or gain clarity they have been seeking.
How I define success
Success to me is living in my fullest potential. What that looks like will change over the course of time but at it's core it is knowing my superpowers, experience, core values, and focusing those in the areas of my life that are the priority.
Right now, success is living in alignment. What that looks like today is showing up for my family, having the courage to share myself, my ideas, and my research, and reaching as many professional women to normalize their experience, acknowledge workplace bias, and empower them with tools to live in their fullest potential.
The best piece of business advice I ever received was
In the context of being a female executive in a male dominated room a great reframe I was offered was "You are in this room for a reason. It's important that you voice your perspective because that's why you are here". This was a powerful reframe to help me get past the anxiety of speaking up or offering a different perspective.
What would I tell my younger self
I have to be honest that I am not a fan of this question for women. As a woman there is no shortage of opinions about who we are, how we should act, what success looks like. Through my research of top female professionals I have found a powerful question is "What does your younger self want you to remember".
My younger self would want me to remember that it's ok to make others uncomfortable by challenging norms and questioning the way it's always been done. This does not make me a nuisance, it is my superpower. Be the bold, animated, passionate leader you are.
What 2B Bolder mean to me
2B Bolder to me means having the courage to answer the voice inside. It can be scary to give life to that voice because you aren't sure what it will say. You have engineered a life based on what you thought you wanted and what you thought it meant to succeed. It's scary to consider that this no longer aligns with who you are becoming. Rather than deny this voice, you choose to explore what it has to say.
Years of Experience
I recommend you focus on developing these 3 skills to succeed in a role like mine
1. I am researcher at heart. I absorb information, connect dots, identify patterns and present a complication of information in a compelling and digestible way.
2. I see people’s potential and help them to see their unique superpowers. I breath life into their ambitions and build their confidence not just from a fluffy pep talk but through facts that even in their lowest they cannot deny it. (and I make a killer hype woman)
3. I sift through symptoms to get to the root problem and simplify complex issues - whether that's struggling sales orgs, startup growth obstacles, how to improve the workplace in impactful and meaningful ways, or reaching your fullest potential