I get it. I’ve been there. I came blazing out of high school and university with top marks and entered the work world with big plans. I quickly learned that there was so much more to success than being a high achiever.
I still remember the day I went back to my computer after struggling to connect with one of my colleagues who just didn’t seem to care about my opinion. I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong.
Turns out, I wasn't doing anything "wrong".
I learned that women face different leadership and communication challenges than men do.
We can get stuck between two challenges: dealing with any impostor syndrome or confidence “stuff” (that men have too) AND we have to balance that with all of the gender expectations and impostor messages that we receive in the workplace.
This is why I created The Mint Ambition .
To help you grow your leadership skills and advance your career while at the same time understanding that there are very real gender biases in the world.
It goes all the way back to when I was a kid. I've always had a passion for achievement and helping others improve. When I was younger, it came across as being "bossy".
I kept being told: "stop being so bossy"
But my "bossiness" came from an internal fire to help people.
Over the years I’ve realized that I was being told an impostor MESSAGE that I wasn’t supposed to be “bossy”.
Once I realized there was nothing wrong with ME, I became wildly passionate to learn everything I could about helping other women become better leaders.
I became a Certified Professional Coach with an Energy Leadership specialty. I also went to George Washington University for a graduate certificate in leadership development. (I'd #humblebrag about my 4.0 GPA, except I’m pretty confident you were top of class in your field, so you wouldn’t expect anything less from your coach 😘)