My Passion

My dream is that all women have the confidence to be who they want to be.

They do not compare or compete – they champion one another to be the best they can possibly be.

Whilst not exclusively a female challenge, women are known to face more issues around personal impact, confidence and self-presentation…particularly in male dominated environments.

Research also tells us that women’s careers suffer due to lower self-confidence, greater family responsibilities and fear of failure. I know that women face challenges on a daily basis, challenges that largely go unspoken because they aren’t deemed to be important by the men they are surrounded by. Challenges such as not being seen or heard in meetings and being overlooked for promotions for their lack of so called ‘gravitas’.

During my career I was fortunate to have a lot of personal development which helped me learn how to communicate with greater impact and succeed in a largely male dominated environment.

I have written a book ‘Ladder Climbing in High Heels‘ in which I share all of the things that helped me on my journey up the career ladder and make it to the Boardroom against all the odds! In my experience, confidence grows out of knowing yourself, understanding how other people see you, and adopting some simple tools and techniques which help you have greater impact – all of which are in the book.

I love nothing more than helping women come out of their shell and shine their light for all to see. Through my blog www.shineyourlight.uk I offer advice and support to help women gain greater confidence and be true to themselves. I also have a free Facebook group where like minded women come together and support one another – I’d love to meet you there!

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