Women who aspire to leadership roles face unique challenges in today's companies. They are passed over for key opportunities, paid less than their male colleagues, and left out of critical networks. In this path, learn essential skills and strategies for success as a leader in the workforce.
Identify the key skills necessary to advance in the workplace
Practice behaviors that will move you into leadership positions
Leadership Strategies for Women with Daisy Lovelace
Learn how to create a culture of inclusive excellence that allows women in leadership to thrive. Learn skills to overcome bias, improve communication, and build a network of mentors and allies.
1h 9m • COURSE
Leading without Formal Authority with Lisa Earle McLeod
Learn how to demonstrate your leadership ability without having a formal leadership role.
1h 5m • COURSE
Leading with Stories with Paul A. Smith
Learn how to craft more effective leadership stories. Discover the essential elements of great storytelling, as well as how to structure and deliver stories that inspire.
38m 58s • COURSE
Proven Success Strategies for Women at Work with Elizabeth Robillard
Learn how women can succeed in the workplace and negotiate for better jobs, opportunities, and pay.
1h 30m • COURSE
Defining and Achieving Professional Goals with Dorie Clark
Learn how to define and set professional goals—and then work to achieve them.
33m 6s • COURSE
Developing Self-Awareness with Gemma Leigh Roberts
Learn how to become more self-aware in order to develop yourself personally and enhance career progression.
1h • COURSE
Building Self-Confidence with Todd Dewett
Develop the self-confidence you need to succeed personally and professionally. Learn easy-to-practice techniques to become a more confident person.
18m 10s • COURSE
Communicating with Confidence with Jeff Ansell
Get simple communication tools, strategies, and tips to help you communicate with confidence.
1h 16m • COURSE
Body Language for Women with Dorie Clark
Learn how, as a woman, you can master the components of body language to convey power, authority, and interest in what others have to say.
29m 44s • COURSE
Persuading Others with Dorie Clark
Ensure that your ideas get a fair hearing by cultivating your persuasion skills. Discover how to establish credibility when meeting new people, make it easier for people who know you to say "yes," and communicate with authority.
33m 6s • COURSE
Negotiation Foundations with Lisa Gates
Learn core negotiation skills to get win-win outcomes every time.
1h 5m • COURSE
What To Do When You Are Bullied at Work with Catherine Mattice Zundel
Find out how to stop the bullying at work. Learn the steps you can take to go from feeling helpless to feeling empowered to change your situation.
57m 25s • COURSE
Preventing Harassment in the Workplace with Catherine Mattice Zundel
Learn how leaders can help to prevent harassment and proactively create safe and healthy workplaces.
56m 7s • COURSE
Enhancing Resilience with Gemma Leigh Roberts
Being resilient will not only help you overcome challenges—it will help you thrive. Learn how to enhance your resilience with these tips.
53m 29s • COURSE
You'll learn leadership skills with these experts.
Daisy Lovelace, PhD, teaches communication and leadership courses.
Her professional interests include management communication, interpersonal communication and conflict resolution, inclusive excellence, leadership, crisis communication, strategic planning, persuasion, and influence.
Lovelace is also a corporate consultant and executive coach. She earned her doctorate from the University of Virginia. She has taught courses at Duke University, the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington, the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Princeton University, the University of Virginia, and Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea.
Sales leadership expert Lisa Earle McLeod is a popular keynote speaker, author, and consultant.
Lisa created the "noble purpose" concept and strategy after her research revealed that organizations driven by a noble purpose outperformed the market by over 350%. A sought-after keynote speaker who has rocked the house everywhere from Apple to Peterbilt Trucks, Lisa is known for her cutting-edge ideas, practical techniques, and inspirational humor. She is the author of four best-selling books on leadership, sales, and personal development. Her book Selling with Noble Purpose: How to Drive Revenue and Do Work That Makes You Proud has been a game changer at global firms like Flight Centre, Hootsuite, and Roche. She is also the sales leadership expert for Forbes.com, and she has appeared on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, Oprah.com, and Good Morning America.
Paul Smith is one of the world's leading experts in business storytelling.
Paul is one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers of 2018 according to Inc. Magazine, a storytelling coach, and the bestselling author of the books Sell with a Story (#1 Amazon bestseller in Sales and Selling), Parenting with a Story, and Lead with a Story (#1 Amazon bestseller in Business Communication), which is already in its 11th printing and available in seven languages around the world. Paul is also a former consultant at Accenture and former executive—and 20-year veteran—of The Procter & Gamble Company.
As part of his research on the effectiveness of storytelling, Paul has personally interviewed over 250 CEOs, executives, leaders, and salespeople in 25 countries, documenting over 2,000 individual stories. Leveraging those stories and interviews, Paul identified the components of effective storytelling, and developed templates and tools to apply them in practice. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Time, Forbes, Fast Company, the Washington Post, PR News, Success Magazine, and London's Financial Times, among others.
Paul holds a bachelor's degree in economics, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives with his wife and two sons in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio. He can be found at www.leadwithastory.com.
Elizabeth Robillard is a senior business leader specializing in negotiation and business development.
Elizabeth has fifteen-years of experience helping organizations implement partnership, diversity, and inclusion programs. She is an active participant in the tech sector who consults and speaks about women in technology. She works with startups and entrepreneurs, helping companies improve their recruiting strategies, and adopt data-driven marketing programs, and ultimately drive revenue and growth.
Dorie Clark is an adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.
Dorie is also the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the number one leadership book of 2015 by Inc. magazine and was a Washington Post best-seller. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, Dorie was described by the New York Times as an "expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives."
She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Time, and Entrepreneur. Recognized as a branding expert by the Associated Press, Inc., and Fortune, Dorie is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, the U.S. State Department, and the World Bank. You can download her free 42-page Stand Out self-assessment workbook and learn more at dorieclark.com.
Gemma Leigh Roberts is a chartered organizational psychologist, executive coach, and performance psychologist.
Gemma is also an author and a speaker. She is the founder of Kona Coaching, a business psychology consultancy that helps organisations and individuals enhance resilience and leadership skills. She is also the founder of the Career Compass Club, a career coaching business that helps individuals transform their careers.
With over 10 years of experience working with corporate clients, her areas of expertise include coaching psychology, organisational change, leadership development, organisational development, performance coaching, career development coaching, and talent management. Gemma has extensive experience working with individuals and groups at all levels within organisations and works with a range of clients across multiple sectors, as well as executives on a one-to-one basis.
Specialising in creating and delivering sustainable solutions that enhance business performance and create tangible results, Gemma designs initiatives that strengthen employee performance, motivation, and engagement.
Dr. Todd Dewett is one of the world's most watched leadership personalities.
He is an authenticity expert, best-selling author, best-selling educator at LinkedIn Learning, a TEDx speaker, and an Inc. Magazine Top 100 leadership speaker. He is a thought leader and expert on leadership, focused primarily on authenticity and aspects of relationships and leader behaviors that drive success at work. His unique take on leadership has resulted in quotes in the New York Times, Businessweek, Forbes, TIME, and hundreds of other outlets. After beginning his career with Andersen Consulting and Ernst & Young he completed his PhD in management and organizational behavior at Texas A&M University and enjoyed a career as an award-winning professor and scholar. Todd has delivered over 1,000 speeches and created a body of educational work enjoyed by over 20,000,000 professionals around the globe. His recent clients include Microsoft, ExxonMobil, Pepsi, Boeing, General Electric, Caterpillar, and hundreds more. Visit his home online at www.drdewett.com.
Jeff Ansell is head of Jeff Ansell & Associates, a management consulting and communications training firm.
A veteran in coaching, PR, and journalism, Ansell has advised CEOs at many major companies including Wal-Mart, Proctor & Gamble, PepsiCo, and Ford. He has been a top-ranked speaker at conferences hosted by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
Ansell counsels senior level executives and front-line managers on how to frame issues and confidently communicate with stakeholders including media, shareholders, regulators, and the general public. In his coaching practice he has trained White House spokespeople and provided counsel to PG&E in the Erin Brockovich case.
Ansell served as senior vice president of Hill and Knowlton, a global PR firm. As a journalist, Ansell was a recipient of the Radio and Television News Directors Association Award for the Most Significant Contribution to the Improvement of News Gathering in the country.
Lisa Gates is a career and leadership coach and the founder of Story Happens Here.
Lisa works with ambitious women who are committed to mastering their leadership stories, building their influence and stage presence, and activating their thought leadership reputations.
With a career that spans marketing and public relations to freelance writing to acting and improvisation, Lisa has learned a thing or two about interviewing, pitching, negotiating, and storytelling. As the former cofounder of She Negotiates, an internationally recognized consulting and training firm, Lisa has helped hundreds of women close their wage and leadership gaps. Her work has been featured on NPR, CNN, The New York Times, The Wallstreet Journal, The Atlantic, Glamour, and many others. To learn more, visit www.storyhappenshere.com.
Catherine Mattice is a professional consultant and trainer who helps build positive corporate cultures.
Her firm, Civility Partners, offers consulting and training in the areas of internal communication processes, conflict resolution, workplace bullying, sexual harassment, diversity, intercultural communication, hostile work environments, and interpersonal communication skills.
Civility Partners has had the pleasure of working with such clients as the third largest energy company in the world, the American Red Cross, the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy, and a variety of universities, hospitals, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses in a variety of industries.
Catherine has presented her research and training programs both nationally and internationally. She has also made several appearances on news stations around the country, including FOX, NBC, and ABC, and she has been cited in such media outlets as MSNBC, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, and USA Today. She is coauthor of the book BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, which business guru Ken Blanchard called "the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic." Catherine has also written articles for a wide variety of industry trade magazines, covering HR, leadership, safety, personal development, employee assistance, and more.
Catherine is past-president of the San Diego chapter of the American Society of Training & Development, now called the Association for Talent Development, and an adjunct professor at National University and Southwestern College. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in communication from San Diego State University.