The statistics are well known: at the top especially, women are almost absent, and our numbers are barely increasing. Half a century since women first forced open the boardroom doors, our career trajectories still look very different from those of men.
Some observers say children change our priorities, and there is some truth in this claim. Other commentators point to cultural and institutional barriers to female success. There’s truth in that, too. But these explanations for the continued failure to break the glass ceiling are missing something more basic: women’s acute lack of confidence.
Bron: artikel van Katty Kay and Claire Shipman.
“The more successful you are, the more it gets in your way. ‘The curse of smart people’, is what the phenomenon is also called.”
Source: De Volkskrant newspaper March 26th 2016
Facebook top executive Sheryl Sandberg confessed her insecurities in her popular book Lean: ‘There are still days when I feel like a fraud, not sure if I deserve all this.’
Source: Intermediair March 4th 2016
Your Trainer Vreneli Stadelmaier
Business management, registercoach and entrepreneur. At the end of 2007 Vreneli founded SheConsult where she trains and coaches highly educated women. She was also a guest hostess at BNR News radio for years. Initiator of the online job board SheTalentbank, the online news site SheNews and AllevrouwenNetwerken.nl and author of the bestseller “F*ck that insecurity” about women’s selfdoubt and how it gets in the way of their career. She is a speaker in high demand and frequently appears in the media. Winner of the prestigious Joke Smit-prize of 2015.
Worked for (amongst others): SAP, several governments, CapGemini, Lloyds Ladies, Legal Women, De Nederlandsche bank, RUG, Schiphol Group, EY, Accor Hotels.
Many women, especially successful women in society, are plagued by the imposter syndrome; the fear of being found out. They believe that they are laxcompared to others. They “blame” their success on external factors instead of their own capabilities. These thoughts have a paralysing effect and stand in the way of success and happiness. This often proves to be a hurdle when faced with new challenges. Rationally, they know they are capable, but insecurity pops up at important moments nevertheless. They then flee the challenge, or set their personal standards extremely high and work as an incredible perfectionist. During this session you will learn to be in control of your own brain, to cope with these imposter thoughts and enhance your confidence.
• What situations make me my most insecure?
• What causes it?
• How can I make myself handle it better, how do I learn to trust myself?
• How do I deal with stress?
• 10 tips to enhance your confidence
• 10 tips to become more stress resistant
Max. 20 participants
Duration: 3 hours
Course materials included.
During this masterclass we work in groups of two. In 2.5 hour sessions two participants will each be coached individually on confidence. One of the techniques used is Voice Dialogue. It is also ideal to observe this technique if you are not being coached at the time. By watching someone else’s session it enhances your own self-awareness and teaches the participants to become in control of their own brain.
Max. 6 participants
Duration: 2 days: 2 x 2.5 hours per 2 participants
Course materials included
It is also possible to have a tailor-made one-on-one coaching session. You decide on topics and content of this session together with the trainer. The coaching session is set a convenient date and time for both you and the trainer.
Just 1 participant
Duration: at least 3 hours