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Strong OR Compassionate – the binary choice for leadership?

“One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive or assertive enough or because I’m empathic, I am weak.” Jacinda Arden’s comments are echoed by the daily experiences of many women but why? Why does the world persist in seeing things in such a binary 2-dimentional way? Clearly strength is […]

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Zoom meetings – give everyone a chance to speak!

If you find yourself chairing a meeting of any sort – company wide updates, weekly team meetings, sales pitches or even school PTA meetings, we all know it’s important to ensure everyone has a chance to speak. Usually it’s easy to take a glance round the room and notice someone who may look a little […]

leadership, meetings, presentation,
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She Said audio book launch date!

Patricia’s been working hard on the audio version of She Said and we’re excited to announce that it will be available from April 28th on Amazon!  Perfect listening for long summer walks.

Communication, public speaking, women, women being heard, women speaking,
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International Women’s Day 2021 – Choose to Challenge

A special place in heaven – Choose to Challenge The theme for International Women’s Day this year is “choose to challenge”. One thing that women need to challenge is a popular belief that there is no problem in the current workplace. It is STILL a significantly uneven playing field. The issues are subtle but insidious. […]

Choose to Challenge, IWD, women,
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Women, Sales and the glass ceiling

The views of women in sales are simply not being heard enough. In order to be most competitive, women’s views must be heard and must be encouraged to break through that glass ceiling. In this ISM article, Patricia explores why, if at entry level, there is a 50:50 split in women joining the workforce, is […]

meetings, public speaking, sales, women,
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Why do women struggle with speaking up?

If you struggle with speaking up in meetings, video calls or groups, have you ever stopped to ask yourself why?  Patricia’s article offers some answers to those questions and gives some top tips on how to get your voice heard. Tips to speaking up more in meetings

Communication, speaking, women,
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Hints from Handforth

Lessons for women and speaking from the Parish Council How enthralled have we all been this week by the goings on of a small parish council in somewhere we’ve never heard of!  It was compelling viewing. Who needs Corrie? as Sir Chris Hoy tweeted. The colourful characters, The anger, The Drama!  Forget the millennials, the […]

dealing with interuptions, handforth, women being heard, women speaking,
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Leadership – no longer a club for men

We’re delighted that Patricia’s article in HR future magazine has just been published. In this latest article she discusses the fact that leadership is no longer purely the realm of men. You can read the full article here: If you would like to know more about our training and workshops, please contact us

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Presenting - why you need to give it more time and attention!

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Strong OR Compassionate – the binary choice for leadership?

Strong OR Compassionate – the binary choice for leadership?

“One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive or assertive...

10 Jun 2021
Zoom meetings – give everyone a chance to speak!

Zoom meetings – give everyone a chance to speak!

If you find yourself chairing a meeting of any sort – company wide updates, weekly team...

4 May 2021