Overcome your fears and jump
into the life that's waiting for you!
Feel empowered to express
Find the courage to stand up and speak your truth.
Learn how to set healthy boundaries
& achieve work/life balance.
Be Bold, Brave & Empowered
I empower women to stand up and speak up for themselves in work and relationships by
- uncovering what's blocking them from being bold and brave
- giving them the space to try on their empowered voice and self-expression
- co-creating the tools and techniques they can use to overcome fears and be the brave, confident and self-assured women they truly are
Using coaching techniques designed to help you gain a better understanding of -and relationship to- yourself, we will explore ways you can creatively address your fears and practice or "try on" your self-assurance. We'll work on specific instances in your career and relationships where you need help standing up for yourself. Once you have practiced your empowered personal self-expression in the face of fears, together we'll develop a tool box of techniques you can use going forward to speak your truth and feel stronger and more confident, whether at work or in your personal relationships.
“We hold ourselves back in ways both big and small, by lacking self-confidence, by not raising our hands, and by pulling back when we should be leaning in. "
- Sheryl Sandberg
Victoria Dzenis, CPC
Bravery over Fear
Early in my career, I thought I was “doing it right” – I was working a full-time job in a leadership role, I was in a committed relationship with an outgoing and driven guy and I had a full social schedule every weekend. Problem was, I didn’t have a clue about what I REALLY wanted. I just knew that all of this supposedly "good" stuff – the stuff I was told was “right” by my parents, peers and society at large – wasn’t working for me. I was stressed, sick and exhausted. My work environment was not supportive, my relationship was rocky and I felt like I was just “performing” with my friends, rather than having authentic relationships. A colleague referred to me as “a flower potted in dry soil in the shade.” I needed a more nourishing environment, and I needed to allow myself to grow.
But growing out of the status quo takes bravery. The first step for me was getting clear about what I wanted for myself (not what I thought others wanted for me!) Then, I had to take some risks. Breaking out of the life I thought I was supposed to be living and reaching towards the life that is right for me required self-examination, developing self-confidence and some stumbling around a bit!
Along the way, I was encouraged...