Are You A Working Woman Having A Hard Time Advocating For Yourself In The Workplace or Perhaps Even at Home?
Are you a woman who feels like she’s never taken seriously? Have you ever come up with a brilliant idea, only to be ignored, and felt that if a male coworker would have come up with the same idea, he’d be called a genius? Do you work in a management position and need to assert yourself as an authority figure, but are conscious of being seen as “bossy” or controlling? Maybe you find yourself serving others’ expectations and chasing the idea of their happiness rather than your own?
Maybe you are conscious of being treated in an inferior manner compared to the men you work with. You may struggle to feel heard, treated equally, and given equal time on the “playing field” of meetings and other business-related events. Yet, any time you try to voice your concerns about these matters, you are made to feel patronized and labeled as “emotional,” contributing to negative stereotypes of women in the workplace. No matter what you do to improve your situation, you feel disempowered and put down. You’re not sure what you can do to change your situation without making it worse, but you know you have to do something.
Do you wish you had the confidence to assert yourself in your work environment? Would you like to unveil your inner leadership skills to advocate for and be true to yourself?
Many Women Struggle To Be Taken Seriously At Work
The struggle to be taken seriously as a woman is as old as the human race itself, whether in the workplace or even in school. It’s all too easy to allow these struggles to affect your self-esteem and sense of self-worth. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
With the help of a certified leadership coach, you can learn valuable skills to make your voice heard and be true to your authentic self. You can learn how to harness your inner strength and speak up for your value and worth without having to become someone you are not. Even if you can’t always change minds, you can still have an influence and noticeable presence.
I find that coaching is a better approach than therapy with respect to self-leadership because therapy typically helps to solve a problem while coaching generally helps to draws out leadership skills, which honors your persona, along with your strengths and thoughts. Through my coaching, we can create a mindset of self-leadership, which blossoms into external confidence and external leadership. I seek to create a space that is free from both judgment and attachment to any potential outcomes, allowing you to find and follow your vision of who you want to be.
You are already a complete and whole individual with so many unique gifts. Together, we will help bring out those abilities. And you will see for yourself all the unique gifts you have to offer.
Leadership Coaching Can Help You Develop Self-Advocacy Skills
If you are ready to start advocating for yourself, leadership coaching can help you create space for your unique gifts and talents in the workplace. Furthermore, you can learn how to effectively speak up and stand up for your values.
Leadership coaching is different, and more effective than therapy for this type of situation. In counseling or therapy session you typically speak to a licensed therapist or counselor about deep-seated issues that may be harming your self-esteem. Coaching, on the other hand, allows you to see yourself from a different perspective—not so much what you are afraid of, but what you are capable of accomplishing.
With a holistic leadership coach, you don’t just need to learn your business, but you work on yourself internally so your acquired skills will translate into all aspects of your life—physical wellness, family life, as well as professional life. We can explore what is standing in your way of being a leader at work, at home, or at school that is within your power to change. When you gain self-awareness, set goals, and envision the future, that will catapult you into self-leadership, which, in turn, can help you push forward in your workplace.
A leadership coach can help you identify what it is that you want. In our sessions, you can experience a period of time to focus on sorting out your own path, without judgment. I can help you envision your ideal future, complete with the changes you want to make and other things you’d like to see happen. And the skills I will teach you can help you move forward to pursue all those things.
The ability to determine what you want for yourself, separated from societal expectations, is within your grasp; it’s just a matter of uncovering it. Leadership coaching can help you do just that.
You May Have Some Concerns About Leadership Coaching…
Is coaching expensive?
Think of coaching as an investment in your future. If you invest in yourself today with coaching, you can gain rewards in several aspects of life—not just professionally. Think of what you have already tried in order to remedy your situation. Then, think of what you may spend time or money on in the future to try and resolve the issue. Isn’t it time to invest in something that has already been proven to work?
I don’t have time for leadership coaching.
I understand what it means to be busy and having difficulty making time for yourself. But think of it this way: If you don’t make the time now, what will ever change? How could your life be different? If nothing you have already tried is working, it may be worth considering moving some things around in your schedule to prioritize yourself.
How does doing “inner work” help me in the professional world?
Everything in your life is intertwined. You don’t leave behind who you are as a person when you clock in at work. Having a foundation for who you are, what you believe, and what you value translates into your work productivity and in your workplace environment. Doing the “inner work” is part of what makes a great leader. When you truly know yourself, you can better lead others.
Call To Schedule Your Appointment For Leadership Coaching
If you are ready to work with a personal development coach, I offer a free 30-minute consultation by phone to best assess your needs. Schedule your call here. I look forward to speaking with you.