My first article of 2018, Stop trying to be confident... do this instead in 2018 had people feeling relieved that they don’t have to be or appear confident to get ahead. For those of you who are ready to be brave this year, here are my tips based on my recent trip to New Zealand.Read more...

If you have been told to be more confident or have been working on your confidence – STOP.Read more...

It has been inspiring and a pleasure to work with talented quieter professionals this year, where I have witnessed people:Read more...

Lately I have had many coaching sessions and conversations around aspiring leaders who wish to be more confident. Many have been told to ‘be more confident’, which is unhelpful (see Don’t tell me to ‘be more confident’). Others have been told that they appear confident but don’t feel so confident inside. I am excited to be working with these people as they are aware of and open to the need to develop their inner confidence.Read more...

Quietly powerful was started as a movement to help quieter professionals to succeed on their own terms rather than having to ‘fix’ themselves (See Fixing people who don’t fit). The bigger intention behind the work was to challenge how we define what good leadership looks like.Read more...

Quietly Powerful was launched just over 12 months ago with two major aims: first, to strengthen and empower talented quieter professional women and second, to help to redefine what good leadership looks like.Read more...

I shared my views on the “double glazed glass ceiling” before for quieter professional women. There’s an extra glazing due to their quieter nature and society’s judgements about being quieter. If you are in another minority group – like being culturally diverse, LGBTI, older, younger, have a disability – it could be triple glazed or more…Read more...

... we might have a better chance of being heard.Read more...

Having just held the first ever global webinar on Quietly Powerful, I reflected on the challenge that is shared by so many from around the world – when we feel invisible or misunderstood as quieter professionals.Read more...

I recently had an interesting evening where I went to two unrelated, separate events and came away with the one message.Read more...

One of the frustrating things about being more introverted is that you get put into an ‘introvert’ box. Introverts are regularly stereotyped as:Read more...

Time and time again I hear people in organisations say they wished their leaders listened to them more.Read more...

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