Self-Advocacy Made Easy

A FREE online conference to help highly sensitive professionals feel confident speaking up, sharing your ideas and promoting yourself so you can rise to Director level (and beyond!)

October 10 - 12

Watch this quick video to learn everything you need to know.

Advancing your career as a highly sensitive professional requires more than doing good work, hoping that your boss notices & waiting for a promotion to fall out of the sky and land in your lap :)

You love contributing to a mission that’s bigger than yourself, and you know that there has to be a way to advance your career without feeling overwhelmed, consumed by impostor syndrome or joining the Old Boys' Club.  

You’re great at speaking up for others… now you want to speak up for yourself. It's time to:

Confidently communicate your needs (and boundaries) to keep from feeling overwhelmed.

Share your accomplishments with a sense of pride… instead of feeling like you’re bragging.

Have others take you seriously without feeling like you’re coming across as “abrasive” or argumentative.

Feel certain that you know what you want to advocate for by identifying your next best career step.

Get promoted to the next level and thrive on your path towards an executive role.

You can have all these things & excel in your career, without worrying about people judging you... and without having night sweats about how to do it

The best part is that it can be simple and you don't need to feel gross or join the Old Boys' Club to get there.

The Self-Advocacy Made Easy Summit is about standing out in a way that feels good.

12 experts over 3 days will teach you strategies to speak up, stand out and create joy in your career.

Maybe you’re tired of...

Being told "just toughen up"

You’re done with hearing “you’re being too emotional ” or that you “take things too personally”. You’re ready to get advice from people who actually GET what it’s like to be sensitive.

Feeling a knot in your stomach

You break out in hives at the thought of negotiating higher pay, the possibility of failing a job interview, and the nightmare that is having to brag about your accomplishments to get promoted.

Trying to be heard over loud voices

You often struggle to get a word in edgewise. Your colleagues - who have louder voices & more dominant personalities - tend to take over meetings. 

Whatever it is, it's your time to make self-advocacy feel easy.


Hi, I’m Liz!

I'm a leadership development & self-advocacy coach for mid-career professionals who dream of rising to executive level. I specialize in helping sensitive souls feel confident speaking up for themselves…. even if they work in tough, fast-paced or stressful working environments. 

My vision is that everyone should feel excited, motivated and proud of the work they do. Everyone deserves to have a meaningful career making an impact on the world around them. I also believe we need greater diversity in the rooms where decisions are being made. We need your voice and your ideas. We need your presence.

I’m all about helping you feel energized, motivated and confident showing up with a powerful presence, no matter what chaos swirls around you. During the summit, we're going to help you get there. 

By the end of the summit, my dream is for you to feel:

* confident * energized * joyful *

 * unapologetic *

Can't wait to see you there!



The Self-Advocacy Made Easy Summit will run from October 10 to 12, with a variety of pre-recorded presentations and live workshops each day.


You'll be able to enjoy the summit from the comfort of your own home. Whether it's lounging in your living room or sneaking in the videos on a hidden tab while you deal with the latest email from your micromanaging boss.

pre-recorded presentations

All of the learning videos are pre-recorded and will be available for 24 hours after going live. Each video is only 15-25 mins, making it easy to binge watch all the content before the time is up.


You’ll also have access to a private Facebook community to meet & mingle with the speakers and other attendees. This will be a unique gathering of highly sensitive professionals to talk specifically about rising into executive roles.

live workshops

Each day will feature several live events that you can attend live. Most will be on Zoom, but as a conference of highly sensitive professionals, we'll ALL understand if you prefer to keep your camera off :)


We’ll have a super fun way to encourage everyone to stay engaged with the Summit BINGO cards where you’ll have the chance to win prizes. Fun to be had for all!

all-access VIP pass

After you register, you can purchase an upgraded ticket to get extended access to the videos, written transcripts, a private podcast feed, exclusive workshops and bonuses from the speakers.


I'm dedicated to helping you get to Director-level and thriving once you arrive there. To help, you’ll hear about my Powerful Presence Society here and there throughout the event. 

On the final day, one lucky (and engaged) attendee will be selected to win a full scholarship and join the group program to make career advancement EASY.

Stay tuned for details and your chance to apply!

implementation day

Watching actionable presentations is great, but to see real change happen you’ll have to take action. And doing so alongside others with similar goals is powerful. That’s why we’ll have live, interactive events on 3! These sessions include:

  • VIP-only career breakthrough strategy session - create a personalized strategy in this workshop style implementation session.
  • Feel-good guided networking session - meet other attendees in a facilitated conversation. I'll guide you the whole way so it won't feel gross and you won't have to try to make any small talk :) 
  • “Ask me anything” coaching - we'll answer your questions about advancing your career. VIPs will have the opportunity to pre-submit questions, all are welcome to attend to ask their questions live.
  • 30 minute coworking lunch - get work done alongside other sensitive professionals (and soon to be Directors).
  • Keynote Masterclass - go from second guessing to self-advocacy so you can show up with joy and advance your career.

These sessions have been designed to take what you’ll learn throughout the week and get you taking action toward feeling confident advocating for yourself and getting traction on your path to a Director position.

This event is for highly sensitive professionals who dream of rising to Director level (and beyond)

There are a lot of trainings & conferences out there for professionals who want to advance their careers. So what makes this different?

First, this is a conference designed for mid-level and mid-career professionals looking to get to Director level and beyond.

Most conferences are focused on either entry-level (getting your start) or executive level (leading an organization).

We’ll be focused on YOU, the person who’s mid-way on the journey, supporting you to advance.

Second, it’s the only career conference that’s specifically designed for highly sensitive professionals.

We’re not going to share strategies like “just toughen up” or tell you to join the Old Boys' Club.

We want you to stay true to yourself and feel good at the end of the day that you didn’t sell out (or burn out). 

Ultimately this entire event was designed to help you, the highly sensitive professional who’s poised to advance.

Meet The Speakers

Here is our amazing speaker lineup!

Monday morning

Speaking up to advance your career as a sensitive professional
Liz St. Jean (she/her/elle)

Three surprising myths about self-advocacy for sensitive professionals and simple mindset shifts to confidently advance your career.

Madeline Schwarz

The Power of Empathy: How to Calm Your Nerves and Hold Your Own in Difficult Conversations.

Jackie Ghedine + Mimi Bishop

Be Assertive Without Being Aggressive: How to speak so others take you seriously without feeling like you’re coming across as “abrasive” or argumentative.

Additional Live Events: 

  • LinkedIn Review with Jaz Broughton @ 10 am EST
  • Preparing for Executive-level interviews: A Q+A with Nicole Case
  • VIP-only: Career strategy call: what do you need to leverage to get to the next level? with Liz St. Jean @ 12 noon EST

Monday afternoon 

Emotional resilience while rising into leadership
Jasmine Escalera

How to find your confidence and your voice after leaving a toxic workplace.

Amy Pinnell

How to manage your emotions (including the tears) when facing rejection, conflict, and other difficult workplace situations.

Patricia Young

How to stop worrying what others think and feel confident speaking up for your ideas even when impostor syndrome is 💯 real.

Additional Live Events: 

  • Speaker Panel @ 2 pm EST
  • Live Exercise with TBD @ 3 pm
  • VIP-only: Coaching call with Liz St. Jean @ 4 pm EST

Tuesday morning

Thriving as a sensitive leader
Julie Crenshaw

How to give (and receive) feedback - even if you’re highly sensitive to criticism or rejection.

Jenn Turnham

How to manage overwhelm and overstimulation when you are the manager and everyone needs your attention.

Nicole Case

How highly sensitive professionals thrive in Director-level positions (and beyond)

Additional Live Events:

  • Q&A: Executive Interview Prep with TBD @ 10 am EST
  • VIP-only: Leadership skills for sensitive professionals - live workshop with Liz St. Jean @ 12 noon EST

Tuesday afternoon

Speaking out, taking credit & stepping into your power
John Neral

Helping Heart-Centred Leaders Effectively Manage Their Brands and Reputations 

Jessica Guzik

How to feel comfortable sharing your successes, articulating your opinions and preparing for pushback against your ideas.

Julia Toothacre

How to articulate your accomplishments without feeling like you're taking credit for your team's work

Additional Live Events:

  • Speaker Panel @ 2 pm EST
  • Live exercise with TBD @ 3 pm EST
  • VIP-only: Coaching call with Liz St. Jean @ 4 pm EST


Live Sessions
Career breakthrough strategy session

9 am EST

Create a personalized strategy in this interactive implementation session.

Feel-good guided networking  

10 am EST

Meet other attendees in a facilitated conversation. I'll guide you the whole way so it won't feel gross and you won't have to try to make any small talk :)

“Ask me anything” coaching

11 am EST

We'll answer your questions about advancing your career as a sensitive professional. 

VIPs will have the opportunity to pre-submit questions, all are welcome to attend to ask their questions live.

30 minute coworking lunch

12 noon EST

Get work done alongside other sensitive professionals (and soon to be Directors).

Keynote Masterclass

1 pm EST

Go from second guessing to self-advocacy so you can show up with joy and feel confident on the path to a Director level position.

Closing Call

3 pm EST

Join us in the summit Closing Call live in the Facebook group to wrap up the event and get your action plan for moving forward.



... listening to advice from people who don’t get what it’s like to be so empathetic that you feel negative feedback almost like physical pain.


... for yourself, in the same way that you already do for your colleagues and your team.

and finally BELIEVE

... that you deserve to move into a leadership position and that you can THRIVE as a highly sensitive leader.

Confidently share your ideas, assert your opinions and get what you want.

Join us for the Self-Advocacy Made Easy Summit today!

Here's what past attendees have had to say


I've gained confidence and clarity in just a couple of days! I now know what steps I need to take, and I’m determined to gain back my confidence and my direction.



This was great a great way to learn about a lot of different topics and perspectives, and to get to interact with the speakers and other participant.



This was a great learning experience! Many thanks for putting this together and allowing us to participate for free. Job well done!


Liz's thoughtful approach of the summit was refreshingly enjoyable. She's authentic, honest and open to sharing her expertise.

Each session I watched gave me information to work with and build on. I looked forward to learning everyday.

This was the first learning experience I've attended online that actually felt good to attend. Thank you for the experience. 


In my opinion, this was the best online summit I've ever attended! It's been full of AHA moments.

By starting using the tips and tools the presenters have shared I feel more capable of finding balance between all my roles. 


I really liked the format - shorter videos were great, since they fit into my evening better (while making/eating dinner, etc.).

It gave me a lot to think about and a bunch of ideas to help me progress.

Thank you!

Liz did an amazing job setting this up, I'm very happy I was participated in the full VIP experience. 

The speakers were wonderful - engaging, interesting and presented the content in a very relatable way.

Thank you!


See the most asked questions

wHY WAS THIS DESIGNED for highly sensitive professionals?

There are a ton of conferences and resources for everyday job seekers. This summit was designed for people who identify as highly sensitive and face specific challenges in the workplace, especially when rising into executive leadership roles. 

What if I'm not sure I'm highly sensitive?

The fact you read this far tells me that there is something about the term 'highly sensitive' that resonated for you. ❤️

It may be a new term for you (I personally hadn't heard it until recently), so if you're not 100% sure, that's totally ok, and even expected. 

If you are intrigued by the theme or even just one presentation, I would highly encourage you to register - the ticket is completely free, so there's no risk! 

How long will the videos be available?

The videos are available for 24 hours' free viewing.

However, you can also upgrade your ticket and get extended access to all videos plus other goodies with the all-access pass.

Will all the speakers get my email address?

The speakers will not be given email addresses from registrations. However, most speakers will offer a free resource. This usually requires that you give them your email address, so that they know where to send it. 

Are the presentations live?

To avoid tech glitches and keep things easy for the speakers, the presentations are pre-recorded. The live portion will be happening in the Facebook community as well as the workshops for the folks who pick up the upgraded ticket.

I'm not sure I can attend all sessions, should I still register?

Absolutely yes!  Not everyone will have time to attend or watch every session, that is totally ok. If even a single topic would help you advance your career, you can register and simply watch that one video. Tickets are absolutely free, so there is no downside to registering for a few sessions :) 

Are you still accepting speakers?

All of our speakers are hand-picked. However, we're open to additional affiliates or potential speakers for the next summit.

If you're interested in affiliate details or being considered for the next event, email us at summit@themintambition.com

Are the videos captioned or transcribed?

Yes.  All videos have captions.

Upgraded VIP tickets also get access to transcripts of all the presentations. 

I still have questions!

No problem! Send an email to summit@themintambition.com and we'll get back to you with an answer.


Grab your free ticket and be on your way to speaking up & standing out - in a way that’s natural, feels good and is easy for sensitive professionals.

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