Who Siobhan Has Worked With
Women lead with empathy and compassion, which are core strengths to understanding, connecting with and inspiring others. Increase your confidence, improve your influencing skills and enhance your communication effectiveness. Accelerate your career, raise your profile and lead others positively without sacrificing yourself or succumbing to “WonderWoman Wear-Out”.
Women feel pressure to change so that they can live balanced lives while still having it all. These inspiring keynotes will help women embrace their power, let go of negative constructs and be their authentic selves when leading others.
Purpose Power and Promotion
Embracing the 3 Essential Strategies to Become a Bolder and More Confident You
Have you ever attended a meeting and wished you would have spoken up more? Perhaps you felt it was not the right time to voice your opinion. Maybe you could not get a word in edgewise. Or possibly you were reluctant to disagree with others because you feared not being viewed as a team player. Either way, you left the meeting feeling frustrated, disappointed or both.
If so, you are not alone. Many women do not feel confident to express what they think and feel, or set boundaries to get what they want. In this session, participants will explore what their leadership strengths are and learn how to use them to stand out. By examining three powerful leadership strategies, participants will increase their effectiveness to communicate, connect and be recognized by others while seeking to advance their careers.
In this keynote you will learn how to:
- Identify your leadership strengths and adapt your communication approach to maximize the diverse styles of others
- Increase your effectiveness when sharing ideas, influencing others and setting boundaries
- Select an appropriate mentor and sponsor to help advance your career
Connect, Collaborate and Communicate Effectively
In order to build trust and lead well, you must be able to communicate well. How you lead others and the communication approach you choose, are vital to your success as a leader. Whether you are leading a team of individuals, coaching your staff, providing guidance and direction to a colleague, implementing a new change initiative, or simply talking to your peers – communication is important. Poor communication can lead to big problems, reduced confidence, mistakes, lowered productivity, conflict, misinterpretation of information, unclear orders, and overlooked changes.
Through this interactive keynote, Siobhan will introduce you to:
- Identify and adapt your communication when encountering diverse style preferences
- Recognize the impact of your communication style on others
- Select strategies to strengthen your leadership communication skills, enhance team effectiveness, and to build trust by encouraging healthy conflict.
Effectively Communicate to Reduce Conflict
While we all wish we could chose who we work with, some times we have to encounter difficult people. When conflict is not managed well, it can often lead to misunderstandings, unproductive behaviour and damaged relationships. In this engaging session, participants will learn to understand how their own behaviour may lead to conflict, how to relate more effectively with the different styles of others and how to reduce resistance by working more collaboratively.
- Identify your own conflict style and the impact that it has on others
- Increase effective communication and reduce negative behavior during conflict
- Enhance leadership communication, team effectiveness, and conflict resolution
Myths and Monkeys of Change Transitions
Whether we want to admit it or not, many of us compare ourselves to others. While this can sometimes be a motivating catalyst for change, often it results in feelings of self-doubt, inadequacy and skewed realities. When we compound this thinking with the complexities of the current changes we are facing in our lives (e.g., loss of a loved one, financial hardship, career change, personal struggles), sometimes going through transitions can be really tough. Instead of falling into the trap of listening to the “monkey chatter” – the noise and self-limiting talk, this keynote will introduce you to new ways of looking at change and how you can take small steps to handle transitions with resilience.
In this Keynote you will be able to:
· Debunk myths of feeling inadequate
· Identify the “monkeys” or barriers that are getting in the way of you achieving your goals
· Review three strategies to overcome tough transitions and reframe your mindset
Feedback & Reviews
Don’t take my word for it…read what some of my clients have to say.
” Siobhan’s ability to capture the needs of the group and modify her approach was excellent. Keeping the session filled with humour and real stories definitely kept people focused and engaged.“
Senior Business and Finance, Municipal Leader
” Siobhan was fantastic. She kept the keynote exciting and she was very engaging. She knew the material inside and out and her examples were thoughtful, clear and rather humourous!“
Sr. Manager, Telecommunications
” Excellent speaker! Siobhan did a great job! The information was very relevant and helpful for my current position. Looking forward to applying new techniques!“