Author: Heather Gordon

Courageous Coaching – Daring Offer

Hello to all daring women out there. I want to offer this community an awesome opportunity to work with me and dare yourself to sign up to a  Courageous Coaching Program. I have designed a coaching program specifically for female leaders. Specifically for women who are leading their own businesses or leading within an organisation. The coaching program’s aim is to stretch you! – YEP &#...

When was the last time you gave yourself a hard time?

When coaching, I find the clients who tend to have a natural leaning toward negative thinking patterns, can create unnecessary stress and anxiety which paves the way for them having a bleak outlook on life. How you think about the events and people in your life can either help you reframe things in more positive ways that help you cope or take you down a rabbit hole of negative thinking and feelin...

Building a Culture That Drives Empowerment

“There are a lot of ideas worth listening to in this company” Companies have figured out what the best leaders knew all along: a strategy is only as good as its people and the systems that carry it out. A brilliant business idea takes scores of no less brilliant insights at every step of the execution in order to make it in the real world. These insights must come from people at every level of the...

Black History Month

IN Perspective: Celebrating Black Women (in America)  In honor of Black History Month, we recognise and celebrate the contributions and achievements of Black Americans. Among the thought leaders, activists, politicians, executives, ceiling-breakers, and everyday heroes of past and present are many Black women who have helped shape history and society. Black women’s diverse stories are defined by r...

It’s up to us all to Close The Gap

Close the Gap

#BalanceforBetter

By its nature, empowerment starts at the top. Empowerment must first be granted by those who have the power to do so but then it must be embraced by those who have been given greater authority.  It must come from a leadership team dedicated to giving up control in exchange for the benefits that come from an empowered team. When it comes to gender equality, companies today suffer a ‘knowing-doing g...

#Leadership

‘Empowering’ means giving your team members the authority or power to do something, to take more control, and to become stronger and more independent. An effective way to empower your team is to delegate. It is important to note that the dictionary definition of empowerment does not take into account a key distinction between two types of empowerment: actual empowerment, that granted by the organi...

What Overthinking Looks Like

If My Brain Held a Morning Meeting

OK, That’s Enough!

Are there times in your life when you feel you’re not as ASSERTIVE as you would like to be? Being assertive, is having the confidence and belief in yourself, and its part of  your empowerment journey. You can learn the skills required, you can practice and embed these skills so they become a natural skill. You will start to experience positive results, you will increase positive relationship...

Empowerment Matters

Courageous Cultures Empowering employees is the ongoing process of providing the tools, training, resources, encouragement and motivation your workers need to perform at the optimum level. If your organisation is looking for a way to speed processes and still produce quality materials and services, focus on employee empowerment. When you show an employee you trust him/her, and give them timely inf...

#Health & Well-Being

Despite all the evidence demonstrating that employee health, well-being and engagement are important for organisational success, and that line managers are one of the most important influences on engagement, fewer than half of the 1,091 HR professionals surveyed by the CIPD last year believed that line managers are bought into the importance of well-being. What’s more, the majority of organisation...

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