Bloom - a leadership accelerator for women
Empowering women in the workplace to unapologetically claim your seat at the table and lead with confidence and authenticity.
ex Shazam, Onfido + bp Launchpad, Chief People Officer, Coach + Advisor
If you are an aspiring, budding or existing leader who is ready for your career to blossom, you are in the right place.
Confidence is the currency that will enable you to grow in your career, yet many of us find it hard to build it within a workplace that wasn’t made for us. The challenge is, if we want to change the workplace, we have to change who we are within it.
At this time, women only occupy 24% at C-Suite level, just 4% are women of colour. We still aren’t being promoted or rewarded at the same level as our male counterparts. We struggle to self advocate, we take on additional work without reward and many of us are on the slippery slope to burnout with 43% of us looking for a new role and citing burnout as the reason.
In this course, we help you build the confidence needed to unlock your most authentic leadership style, build a sustainable operating model, banish burnout and set the foundation for a career beyond your wildest dreams.
You are a new or aspiring woman in leadership who wants feel confident, powerful and like you belong in a leadership role
You struggle with speaking up in meetings so hold back, and navigate imposter syndrome in different ways on different days
You are sick of being overlooked, feeling overworked and want to create an impactful career where you are paid your worth
You will learn how to shape and execute your own career strategy and build the powerful rituals that will effortlessly attract the career of your dreams.
You'll learn how to set boundaries with yourself and others to avoid burnout, create a better relationship with stress and achieve the ever elusive work-life balance.
You will learn how to communicate with confidence and influence so you can stand your ground when challenged, give difficult feedback and turn difficult stakeholders into allies with ease and grace.
Coach, Advisor and former Chief People Officer
My name is Ruth Penfold-Brown. I have worked in leadership roles with Shazam (the famous music app), Onfido (a financial technology company), and bp Launchpad (a clean-energy investment subsidiary of bp; a Fortune 500 top 40 company).
But it wasn’t always that way.
I spent many years working under others, working hard and waiting to be given opportunities to grow. I sorely remember the days of doubting myself in meetings, not having the confidence to stand up for myself or address conflict with my peers and my bosses. I look back at the unnecessary pressure I put on myself - trying to people-please and be who I thought others wanted me to be instead of being my magnificent, authentic self.
In the end I realised that I needed to become the leader I was seeking in others and claim ownership of my life and career. I immersed myself in leadership development and gradually learned to love and respect who I was and step into my true self with confidence and conviction.
My journey has been one of self-discovery and empowerment. I learned the skills, tools, and mindset that got me to that elusive C-Suite, and now I want to share that knowledge with you.
If you are a woman and you’re ready to level-up and claim your seat at the table more fully, then I invite you to apply to Bloom.
You don’t have to be like everyone else, you just have to be you.
It’s your time to bloom.
Apr 25 - June 2, 2023
Apr 24, 2023
YOUR BELIEFS, VALUES AND FINDING YOUR AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP VOICE
As women, we spend a lot of time hiding parts of ourselves in order to maintain connection with others. In this module we will explore the beliefs that hold us back and craft your authentic leadership voice.
UNLOCKING YOUR LEADERSHIP ENERGY AND OPERATING FROM A PLACE OF LOVE, WITH YOU + EVERYONE ELSE
Learn how to communicate your ideas, opinions and boundaries are an essential part of leadership. In this module, you’ll learn how to present a message that resonates with any stakeholder and have the confidence to speak up and be heard.
BUILD CONFIDENCE IN YOUR DECISION MAKING AND BUILDING STRATEGIES AND COMMUNICATE AUTHENTICALLY
Strategic thinking is an essential part of leadership. You might think you can't do it, but I promise you can. This module will give you insight into how you react when presented with new ideas, insights or data, and the tools to make powerful decisions.
LEADING YOURSELF TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE WAYS OF WORKING, SO THAT YOU CAN CREATE THE SAME FOR OTHERS
In this module we will understand what it means to live into our potential, and give you the tools to be able to craft a sustainable career where you, and all the humans around you, continue to grow.
BUILDING A MINDSET OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT, WITH INNOVATION AND GROWTH AS A WAY OF LIFE
Creativity is at the heart of what our future needs - new ideas, products and solutions. In this module we learn how to sustain innovation within the workplace and our own lives.
MAKING COMMITMENTS TO KEEP LIVING WHAT WE HAVE LEARNT, BUILDING OUR BRAND AND CREATE A POWERFUL ENVIRONMENT FOR OTHERS
Now that we understand ourselves better and have set ourselves up for success, we need to activate our learnings in ways that drive accountability. In this module we also look at what it means to support others to thrive.
5pm-6.30pm UK / 12pm-1.30pm ET
Each Tuesday I will host a live (and interactive) workshop session. You will have a workbook to fill in as we go, and heaps of time to get to know the rest of your cohort.
4pm UK/11am ET
Each Friday join our group coaching session where you will take part in breakouts and reflections with the other members of your accountability group.
Roughly 30 minutes per week
Each week you will have something to work on to help you activate everything that you are learning. We then ask you to share elements of your work on the Maven platform.
Activating learning as you go
We build on our learnings from live workshops with hands-on projects
Interactive and team based
Each session will be interactive and you will have a weekly thought partnership session with others
Real world templates and tools
Bloom is packed with templates and worksheets to support your new authentic, embodied leadership style
Get a flavour of what to expect
Watch a taster of Bloom https://ruthpenfold.ck.page/confidence
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Apr 25 - June 2, 2023
Apr 24, 2023