Career Development & Leadership
Attend the 2019 Women in Leadership Programme in Wellington
I help women to discover their authenticity, unlock their potential, build presence and resilience to progress their career. Learn to navigate the challenges of brand, credibility, self-doubt, fear, imposter syndrome, perfectionism and the very high expectations we place on ourselves. Whilst at the same time leverage the strengths we have as women to deliver results.
Whilst we know there is a gender pay gap, I also believe there is a gender confidence gap and this is one we can control, by empowering women to take their seats at the table, build self-efficacy, believe in their abilities and develop their skills we help address both.
I believe a big part of closing the gender gap in terms of leadership, pay and equal opportunities lies in our ability to close the gender confidence gap. It’s not just about being given seats at the table but believing that we deserve to take one and are capable of doing so.
Many businesses are pushing to redress this balance and with countries like Iceland now making it illegal to pay women less than men there's an increasing sense of urgency in this space. This is not just because we are a more developed world and it is seen as ‘the right’ thing to do. It’s because it makes business sense, it leads to better performance and in turn more profit. We need more women at the table because it means we have more strengths to collectively leverage as a team and a leadership team that creates a more balanced, successful business. Find out more below with our events and coaching packages designed to support your career development.
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I’ve worked in leadership and personal development for many years so much of this is close to my heart and being a woman, something I’m passionate about. We have many strengths as women that we can leverage and often these are traits we've been taught to understate and play down growing up.
With 15 years in professional HR and senior management roles and a passion for personal development and helping people be their best. Working with some of the biggest companies in the country Jess delivers effective Leadership Development focusing on our mental potential, resilience, self-awareness and how to achieve success. Whilst also finding balance through harnessing emotional intelligence, powerful goal setting and understanding mindfulness. I leverage my experience as a senior leader in the corporate world and HR experience working with many leaders & professionals across multiple industries, countries and cultures.
Throughout my career in personal development I’ve met many amazing, talented women who feel like they’re not enough, witnessing female leaders try to be more like men to succeed, doubt their abilities and think they need to be someone else when all they need to do is to embrace their authenticity, leverage their strengths and be more like themselves.
"Success in leadership is not about being more like a man but being more like yourself and being confident that this is enough. I’ve found if we build good relationships and deliver on expectations by doing what we say we will and building credibility through doing a good job, then when we talk people listen. It becomes less about who is male or female around the table and more about who adds value and contributes" Jess Stuart, Leadership Development Coach