People will forget what you did, they will forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
Leading and Living with Courageous Authenticity
Brene Brown says, “Authenticity is knowing who you are and being brave enough to live it.”
The practice of being authentic is an incredibly courageous one. And one of great vulnerability. ‘Knowing who I am’ changes almost daily. And we can become aware of new aspects of ourselves daily. Noticing our feelings and thoughts, the stories we tell ourselves and the often old and limiting beliefs that can drive our behaviours.
Noticing the subtle ways, we can hold ourselves back, or sabotage ourselves when we want to say no to opportunities that arise because they scare us. Afraid to fully own our strengths and talents. Or saying yes when we really want to say no.
Noticing our subtle but often prevalent lack of self-worth. Our strong and super normal human desire to feel loved, to belong and yet within that, the ways we can abandon ourselves, abandon our authenticity. Our truth. Our dreams.
The ways we people-please, don’t speak up, put others needs ahead of our own, try to control others and ourselves, push through, try too hard to be perfect, pretend we are ok when really, we are struggling. The ways we give our power away.
Yet, to be brave enough to live authentically we have to practice dropping our old behaviours, our old ways of being in the world that made us feel safe, our old limiting beliefs. We have to practice showing up authentically and at times that can mean feeling red raw on the inside, scared we will be judged, criticised, rejected for who we are in this moment, for not being enough.
Based on brain science and full or relatable stories and practical tools, this talk is for women looking for inspiration, motivation and a step-by-step path for change towards more inner confidence, calm and connection. To thrive.
Search Inside Yourself – Born at Google. Based on Brain-science.
We live and lead in a VUCA (Volatile. Uncertain. Complex. Ambiguous.) world.
Greater complexity outside requires greater clarity inside. Effective leadership isn’t about just checking off more tasks. It isn’t about command and control. It’s defined by how well we manage our minds and emotions to interact and influence others. We need to be flexible and have a clear purpose in the face of complexity. We need balance, insight and the ability to inspire others.
We all want a workplace where people thrive, but how can we make this a reality?
By leading from within. Born at Google and based on brain science. SIY uses the practices of mindfulness to train emotional intelligence skills, leading to outstanding leadership, stellar performance and strong sense of wellbeing. In the midst of complexity, it’s about finding the inner capacity to create, to thrive, to lead.
Backed by some of the world’s leading experts in neuroscience and mindfulness, this SIY Keynote gives you an interactive taster of the SIY Program that is changing thousands of live all over the world.
Why is it so hard?
It’s time to believe in yourself. To feel more confident. Calm. Connected. It’s time to speak up. To step fully into your power.
This is not easy.
We live and work in a deeply ingrained and increasingly subtle, yet equally powerful patriarchal culture. We are dealing with long-term unconscious patterns and biases. Our own and the men we work and live with. This is not about making men wrong. It’s hard and confusing for them too.
This is about knowing ourselves. Our own patterns. When and why we can be complicit in our silence, in our own denial.
How we speak up and out is important. To be heard we need to be grounded in our truth, in our power, in our strong feminine. We need to hold boundaries. We need to know ourselves. Care for ourselves. Be ourselves.
We will not be able to please everyone if we want to be true to ourselves, if we want to be true to each other, if we want to be true to change. And change can only happen collectively. When each and every one of us takes up the mantel to role model the change we want to see in the world. Role model to our partners, our sons, our daughters, our friends, our colleagues.
This talk will have you laughing one minute and crying the next as you meet yourself through Jo’s stories, both the parts you love and the parts you would rather not see about yourself. And ultimately it will inspire, support and empower you to Thrive. At work. And in Life.
We were not meant to do this alone. And it is so much easier to do it together. So, let’s.
Why join the mindful revolution?
What do self-awareness, compassion, wisdom and courageous authenticity have in common?
They are all characteristics of the new wave in business and leadership, part of the mindful ‘revolution’.
But what does this mean?
CEOs and senior executives around the globe have ‘come out’ – letting us in on how they have become more mindful & authentic leaders.
‘Mindful Leadership’ is one of the most powerful approach to unleashing productivity, performance and innovation. Even the World Economic Forum held over 25 sold-out sessions on the power of mindfulness.
Mindfulness empowers us to slow down and create the space to lead from our inner wisdom, to trust and believe in ourselves and to show up to work and life fully connected to our own inner strength and with courageous authenticity.
An enlightening and highly engaging talk filled with stories, valuable insights, take-outs and tools to help us embrace our innate strengths and become more courageously authentic and mindful executives and leaders.
The Art of Difficult Conversations
Difficult conversations are one of the most fertile grounds to develop and practice our emotional intelligence.
Using a simple five-step model we will work through identifying the content, feelings and identity issues involved with both approaching and conducting a difficult conversation.
This session will arm you with the framework, tools and confidence to navigate difficult conversations, whether that be with clients, colleagues or in your personal life.