Katherine - (Retired) Senior Executive Service, U.S. Treasury
"I FOUND MY VOICE Have you experienced the humiliation of being interrupted while you were in the middle of presenting your powerful presentation, which you have prepared for? Practice for? And then was derailed before you fully started your presentation? Imagine this - you are in a high-power meeting, and you are calming and accurately presenting three key points to the organization's top decision makers. You are mid-way through your first key point and one of your peers interrupts you, and states, "What Katherine is trying to say is....", and your peer begins to talk over you, and what he is saying is completely wrong. What is your initial reaction? Do you want to go off on a tangent? Begin to speak louder, faster, and risk saying the same thing three different ways? Or perhaps freeze and then lose the attention of the room? All of the reactions are understandable, and likely to occur to many women in any meeting, on any given workday. These events occurred to me, and I was tired of tipping from being either quiet and tentative, or overcompensating by using a voice that wasn't authentically mine. As a result of working with Liz, I have found my voice and built my self-confidence. I identified the "old stories" I had continuously told myself that had been holding me back. I have new habits that are now my success formula for preparing for meetings, and preventing and responding to interruptions. I owe Liz a big "Thank You"! Working with Liz is a positive, exciting and rewarding experience. Liz is my trusted advisor!"
Jackie - HR Manager
"IT'S LIKE YOGA FOR YOUR BRAIN! The moment I decided that I needed to work with a leadership coach, I was outside pacing and walking back and forth, almost out of breath from anxiety and stress. I realized how much the situation was having a psychological and physical effect on my person and knew I needed to get out of the situation. Working with Liz, I felt shifts in my energy. I would almost describe it as stagnation breaking up and I am feeling lighter. It’s like yoga for the brain! Now I’m feeling confident about my leadership, my boss has noticed and is expanding my role to take on more responsibilities."