This course on Women and Presence is targeted at women in all stages of their careers who want to improve their confidence. If you occasionally get anxious before big meetings and wish you felt more confident, this course is for you.
The course focuses on:
There are six videos of about 5 minutes each including theory, exercises and an opportunity to practice new behaviours. Allow for about six weeks to complete the entire course.
In order to get the most out of this course, you’ll need to ask for sincere, insightful and honest feedback from someone you trust – someone who will challenge you and help you grow. I recommend you set up a main feedback relationship with a mentor and then ask for additional feedback from people in specific situations.
Be sure to keep a journal on hand for your reflections and insights since the course culminates in a two-page written assignment on your learnings/ insights for "course complete" status.
Be sure to join me on this journey towards greater confidence and influence.
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This introductory session covers the basics of this course: what the focus is, who it is aimed at and how it will work. You will walk away with an understanding of the importance of presence and some of the related challenges for women.
You will also learn two ontological models that form the foundations of the course.
The session ends with an assignment to be completed before the next session.
This session focuses on what holds you back from being more present.
You will explore your limiting beliefs: where they come from, how they’ve served you and how they hinder you.
You will be able to distinguish between assertions and assessments and change your assessments to reframe your limiting beliefs to serve you better.
The session ends with an assignment to practice reframing your limiting beliefs.
This session hones in on using your body to build confidence.
Your body influences how others see you and how you see yourself.
At the end of this session, you will be able to distinguish between high and low credibility behaviours and apply high credibility behaviours straight away.
You will also learn how to use your body to avoid getting triggered in difficult situations.
Your assignment for the following week focuses on listening to what is not being said and practicing different behaviours.
Session four covers the role of emotions in our actions.
We distinguish between moods and emotions and you will be able to influence your actions through shifting your emotions.
We take a closer look at what generates emotions and how to manage them through addressing five core concerns.
Your assignment allows for experimentation in generating positive emotions.
This is where the rubber hits the road and we discuss three strategies for bringing your next self to high priority meetings.
At the end of this session you will be equipped for shooting the lights out in meetings through preparing, really showing up and building relationships.
The session ends with an assignment to practice new behaviours in meetings.
The course culminates in a learning plan so you can walk away with tangible next steps and clarity on the support you need to make them happen.
The focus is on creating sustainable practices.
Your sixth assignment is to complete your own personal learning plan.
Your final assignment is to write two pages on your greatest learning/ insight from the entire course. This needs to be submitted to me for "course complete" status.
Inge believes in touching the lives of inner leaders through courageous conversations.
She is an independent facilitator and coach specialising in the leadership development of women.
Prior to starting her own business, she was the Manager of McKinsey Women for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for four years. She focused on programme design, facilitating workshops, coaching, recruiting initiatives and building external reputation.
Inge started her career as a Business Analyst for McKinsey&Company. Thereafter, she worked for Insights Africa as a facilitator and account manager. She was also the Strategic Executive Assistant to the Head of Equities for Rand Merchant Bank before rejoining McKinsey in Professional Development and later specialising in women’s leadership development.
Inge holds Hons and BComm degrees in Financial Accounting (both cum laude)
She is an ICF accredited (ACC level) Newfield-trained ontological coach, a trained Lifeline counsellor and Pilates instructor.