Three years ago, I left a successful career in branding and found myself in the formal pursuit of something I’d instinctively been doing all my life: encouraging women to become more of themselves, not less.
I write, speak, and lead workshops that help women get clear on who they are and what they want, and stir up the confidence they need to go after it.
While the roadblocks to living a courageous life vary for everyone, the solutions are remarkably similar. In this workshop, we explore what keeps people from pursuing their dreams and the simple, yet powerful steps you can take to build confidence.
Kay Lynn Mayhue
President, Botsford Financial Group
World50/The Riverbend Group
President, Resource Branding & Design
It may seem esoteric on the surface, but this is a super rich question from one of my favorite books of the last five years: Essentialism by Greg McKeown. I tell everyone about this book. I even begged my well-read business partner until he finally gave in, read it three times and actually implemented most of the book’s principles. Application is a lost art.
Working with a leadership team this week on team dysfunction, I’m struck by the way most people (specifically in the workplace) view conflict—arguably 8/10 have a negative perspective and would claim to avoid it. But what if the right kind of conflict delivers results? What are we missing when we don’t engage it?
Consider the following scenario: You have a rockstar employee with all the potential in the world. She’s willing to do anything for her job and actively pursues growth opportunities within the company. You’re a fabulously innovative workplace attracting world-class people. And yet, management styles are lacking and there’s nothing in place to mentor or develop the employees you have. Our girl has even offered to help create a professional development plan, but you’re too focused on your day-to-day responsibilities to consider this a worthwhile investment.