“Just before I attended this training I was going through significant changes in work due to management changes and also job change – by covering this area within the training it really has changed me as a person and will always be something that I carry with me throughout my personal/work life – I truly believe that if I had not undertaken this training things would be significantly different for me. I now understand I can seek opportunities make opportunities and have the belief in myself” F.F Scotland
Empowerment: “The driver that enables us to fulfil our potential in a balanced way”
Empowerment is achieved through awareness, which is the key to change. It’s impossible not to change once you become aware.
The awareness for delegates has been; that they are the ‘leaders’ in achieving equality within their professional and personal roles.
Personal Leadership: “ To be self-aware and to be able to lead oneself, before leading others”
To be a good leader takes more than know how, theory, skills and behaviours. It demands presence, otherwise leadership can be superficial.
Personal leadership requires and inner alignment of self-identity, purpose and feelings that eventually leads to freedom of fear (empowerment). It reveals itself as the magnetic, radiating effect you have on others when you’re being the ‘authentic you’, giving them your full respect and attention, speaking honestly and letting your unique character traits flow.
As leaders, we must be technically competent to gain others respect, but it’s our unique presence that inspire people and prompts them to trust us- in short-to want us as their leader.
Increase Your Power and Influence
15 ways women tend to give their power away and strategies to take them back; become more influential in work and in life. A mix of in-depth discussion, shared experiences forms the structure for the workshops and individual coaching sessions embeds the learning opening up opportunities to deal with personal and work related challenges.
By understanding what empowerment is and what it is not, the delegates will identify what drives their personal empowerment. Women become more aware of their self-identity and purpose and feelings that attribute to why and how they may be giving their power away; resulting in how they are possibly being perceived by others and how by doing so they may be fuelling their lack of self-worth, demotivation, negative attitudes and frustration.
‘The course very much encouraged us to support and empower each other, and at the same time to respect and recognise gender differences in the workplace. We were all encouraged to think and act more powerfully which will in turn change the behaviours and attitudes of others around us. We should also try to influence others positively and think carefully about the messages that some of our own actions may communicate. It was encouraged that positive leadership and mentoring should be instilled within the organisation to change attitudes and help influence change more broadly across the workforce.’ JB: Scotland
- 4 days of interactive workshops
- 1:2:1 Coaching/Mentoring
- Goal and Action Planning
‘I was lucky enough to be put forward for this training by two of my Senior Managers and was extremely anxious about undertaking such but within 20 minutes of the first day of the training back in December I could not have been more wrong – Heather was absolutely incredible and I really feel this course has given me so much and every part of the training resonated with me.”
‘I just wanted to let you know as I have never felt such a positive benefit from any training I have undertaken in the past and every part of this will enable me to only strengthen my skills.’
Value to Employers
• Employee empowerment will have a positive impact on quality of work, employee satisfaction, collaboration, productivity, and costs.
• By providing employees with the freedom and flexibility to make a difference often sees higher quality work from employees.
• Employees are far more likely to take ownership of new projects and be more creative as they feel trusted and valued.
• Employees in an organisation that focuses on empowerment, rate their satisfaction levels as high compared to employees in organisations with a culture that dumbs down employee empowerment.
• As employees are empowered and treated as vital components, they will gain self-confidence and collaborate with others in order to achieve more than one person could by working independently.
• Empowered employees feel a sense of increased responsibility, accountability, and ownership for their work, resulting in increased productivity.
• Empowering employees will reduce costs such as employee turnover costs, operational costs, and employee retention costs.
• All of these benefits will enable to achieve an extra edge in order to achieve their targets, outperform their competitors and to gain market share.
• Empowering women will go some way to creating pathways for gender equality. Empowered women offer balance to organisations and businesses.
• Women as authentic empowered leaders, creating a culture in which parity can be achieved.