Author, speaker, & optimist about workplace dynamics and career fulfillment
Too often women are told we’re bad at negotiation. Lelia thinks that’s garbage. Research shows that the way women are socialized often makes us uniquely equipped to be successful negotiators by using skills such as empathy, listening, collaboration.
Rather than a cookie-cutter, one size fits all approach, participants will discover their own negotiation voices.
Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Your client wants something done yesterday, the colleague you relied on most just quit, or you spilled coffee on your favorite pants. Maybe all of the above.
You can manage each aspect of your work and the “stuff” that will inevitably hit the fan, but how do you manage the stress that this causes in a sustainable way? Part strategy session, part group therapy, this session will help you develop strategies to bounce back quickly and avoid burnout.
Women who work get countless messages: “Be seen, but not strident,” “Lose the vocal fry,” “Don’t say ‘I’m sorry.’” It’s exhausting.
Instead of telling you how you’re getting executive presence all wrong, this session builds on the latest psychological research on self-compassion, which can help you become happier and less anxious. It turns out, being nicer to yourself can help you be more confident and successful.
The session concludes with actionable steps to improve executive presence in a nonjudgmental and entertaining format.
Audiences delight in Lelia Gowland’s optimism and fresh strategies for navigating workplace dynamics and finding career fulfillment.
She works with organizations that want to create a sustainable workforce. Lelia specializes in partnering with organizations that want to support and promote female talent to increase both diversity in leadership and the bottom line. Fortune 500 companies such as GE and Expedia.com as well as professional associations from across the country hire Lelia to support their teams.
Lelia (rhymes with “Amelia”) started her company because women she knew regularly sought her support in workplace negotiations and career decision-making.