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Her Own Glow - Soul and Sisterhood Blog Interview

August 14th 2019

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“You are your own worst enemy. You need to get out of your own way.” Girl, this is hard to hear. What does this mean? You might be great at your job, but it will be your own beliefs, biases and baggage that will create blind spots, friction points and keep you from being even better. Not someone else. Yourself. Put systems in place to help you get out of your own way more easily.” - @amanda.blesing💫

Happy Wednesday ladies! Meet Amanda Blesing, a trainer, mentor, speaker and author! As the creator of The Ambition Revolution Program, she currently speaks with, and consults to, busy and ambitious professionals. What really switches her on is seeing these individuals step up, speak out and take charge of their roles, careers, aspirations and their communities. Let the mingling commence...

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Five minutes with Amanda Blesing - C-suite mentor for women

By Emma Gardiner on International Women's Day March 8, 2016 in Supplier News, Spice Magazine (events & tourism)
 

Amanda Blesing, creator of The Ambition Revolution, shares her tips on how to step up, speak out and take charge.

“My mission in life is to help women to play a much bigger game – change the world if you will – and do so with big ideas, big vision and big, audacious bucket loads of confidence,” said Blesing.

The former CEO currently works with, and speaks to, busy and ambitious professional women to help keep them focused on their strategic goals around their leadership aspirations.

One of the things she said she noticed while working alongside those in professional roles and larger organisations was that the women tended to require a different style of encouragement in order to step up into leadership roles or opportunities.

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7 surprising facts about confidence - on Business Chicks

My guest article on Business Chicks. Looking forward to writing many more.

BY AMANDA BLESING | JUL 07, 15 09:55 AM

Women need to stop playing small and start believing in themselves, says mentor Amanda Blesing

When it comes to the differences between male and female brain biology, the experts still disagree as to whether the main cause is socialisation, whether we’re born that way, or that our hormones play a role. However no matter what the cause, there is still much evidence that we respond, behave and perform differently in situations that require confidence.

And while success correlates just as closely with confidence as it does with competence, as women we’ve been socialised to believe the opposite. Fortunately, we now know this can be part of the problem when it comes to women believing themselves ready for competing for promotions. So here are seven things I’ve learned that may impact on your confidence and help you tackle big, audacious plans more easily.

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Madam C.E.O., Get Me a Coffee - Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant on Women Doing ‘Office Housework’

The New York Times

By ADAM GRANT and SHERYL SANDBERG 
FEB. 6, 2015

Late one Friday afternoon at a leading consulting firm, a last-minute request came in from a client. A female manager was the first to volunteer her time. She had already spent the entire day meeting with junior colleagues who were seeking career advice, even though they weren’t on her team. Earlier in the week, she had trained several new hires, helped a colleague improve a presentation and agreed to plan the office holiday party. When it came time for her review for partner, her clear track record as a team player combined with her excellent performance should have made her a shoo-in. Instead, her promotion was delayed for six months, and then a year.  READ MORE ....

Fostering women leaders: A fitness test for your top team

McKinsey Quarterly 

January 2015 | byLareina Yee

Much has been written about the nature of the challenges.3 I want to focus on what companies can do to take action. In this article, I’ve distilled some forward-leaning practices into five questions that can serve as a fitness test for your top team. In my experience, an organization that is making progress on such issues tends to explore them in concert. At the very least, these questions can help generate the kinds of challenging conversations that executive teams around the world should be having. The stakes are too high not to have them. As I heard the CEO of a US healthcare company say recently, “The business case is simple: my company needs the best talent. Why would I handicap that by 50 percent?”    Read more ...