When I facilitate workshops within organisations, I try to take the opportunity to find out what team members want more of, in order to help them reach their potential both within their jobs and in their careers.
Some of the questions I was asked in a recent webinar for the Association of Financial Advisers’ Inspire series focused on building your influence in conversations, relationship dynamics and using your personal brand.
When I think back on the times when I was navigating each new environment, I find there are ‘power’ stories and ‘no power’ stories – times when I felt personally powerful to create change, and times when I felt that the power was in someone else’s hands.
Women in finance and other traditionally male-dominated, competitive and ‘hustle’-energy environments experience particular challenges. Here are some findings, personal perspectives and tools to support women to build personal power and professional confidence.
My live Q&A Chat in August 2021 was ‘From online connection to real conversation.’
How do you take a casual LinkedIn connection to a real conversation… maybe even towards becoming a client or someone integral to your network?
I shared 3 pathways you can take to get that connection to a valuable contact that you are having meaningful conversations with.
My live Q&A Chat in July 2021 was on ‘Expanding your range of influence.’
Being influential is necessary to be able to create wins in business and career.
– How can you cultivate honest, authentic influence that helps yourself and others?
– What small shifts in our language and behaviour can make the biggest difference to our ability to influence outcomes?