Today I’m sharing with you a confidence hack from a woman who recently took my Build Yourself Workshop.
For the past few weeks we’ve been talking about how to build yourself+ through building others.
I’ve been pushing against the conventional wisdom that for us women, moving forward in your professional path means pushing past others to get there.
I got an email the other day from a coaching student that showed me I was making an impact. She forwarded an email that she had sent that week to a consultant she was working with.
I think it’s a model for all of us.
Raise your hand if you like self-important people? The “humble” brag? Now raise your hand if you like talking about or claiming your accomplishments? Are you more likely to deflect your kudos with an ‘Aww, it wasn’t me,’ or a redirecting shrug?
I recently went out for a reunion meetup with my spring 2015 class of the Build Yourself+ workshop. I didn’t initiate the night. When I got an email from a former participant suggesting a reunion I felt a thrill.
She was meeting my personal challenge goal.
A few weeks ago I helped organize and participated in a webinar on Women in Social Impact Design with Katie Swenson, VP of Enterprise Community Partners. My co-panelists were rock stars–Dawn Hancock of Firebelly Design, Liz Ogbu of Studio O, Lakshmi Ramarajan of Harvard Business School.
The webinar is up for viewing on the National Endowment of the Art’s website, check it out here.