Presence and impact are consistently rated by CEOs as the number 1 most important skill to be a successful leader, over and above intelligence, experience and technical expertise. It is the “wow” factor that sets you up for the next promotion and gives your career that extra boost.
Join Dr Sam Collins, Founder of Aspire and named as ‘One of the Top 200 Women to Impact Business and Industry’ by Her Majesty The Queen and ‘A Woman Shaping the World’ by CNN, for an inspirational and practical day of learning, networking and transformation.
Are you reaching your life and career potential?
How do other people in the workplace evaluate you?
How much confidence, credibility and charisma do you display?
Often described as gravitas, authority and the elusive X factor, presence and impact are some of the greatest keys to being successful, confident and making the maximum difference with others.
Leadership presence doesn’t automatically come with your education, your talent or your business results. It is entirely subjective. It depends on how others perceive you. Women face unique challenges when it comes to being perceived as leaders and we often adopt a “good student” mentality – in which we believe that if we just keep our heads down, work hard, perform well and be a good team player, that others are bound to notice and reward us.
Benefits you'll gain:
- Learn how to project gravitas with confidence, poise under pressure and decisiveness.
- Demonstrate your unique presence through communication, conviction, intention, and knowledge.
- Regain positive control when interrupted or criticised.
- Increase your self-confidence, the personality trait most responsible for an individual being seen as having leadership presence.
- Be heard in a roomful of loud, assertive people. Own the room and command respect.
- Attract followers by being self-motivated, assured, and willing to take risks.
- Overcome fears and be the confident leader even when you have self doubts.
- Thrive in difficult situations and with challenging or even toxic people, teams and cultures.
- Set inspiring goals for the impact that you aspire to have in your career, organisation and/or in your industry, community or world.
- Receive first-hand honest and supportive feedback on your current presence and impact strengths and how to take them to the next level.
- Gain clarity on your strengths, talents, weaknesses and biases.
- Know about unconscious bias with regards to women's presence and impact and what to do (and not do) about it.
- Experience in-room practice and real-time discussion with a supportive and inspiring peer group.
- Get out of the office for a day and have the time and space to focus on yourself.
- Increase your social capital and external network with tangible business and personal benefits.
- Gain new ideas and contribute to your organisational diversity and inclusion goals.
- Leave with an action plan, support, accountability ‘buddy’ and planning method.
Covid Protocols and Cancellation Policy
We are committed to the safety and well-being of all our event attendees, volunteers and staff members by implementing our safety protocols to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Please see here for the extensive plan set in place by our venue. We will also be keeping group sizes small. In the event of a lockdown, event tickets will be refunded without question and there will be the option to attend in person events virtually.
Who is the event for?
From graduates to managers to executives, we welcome women and men from all industries, sectors and backgrounds. This creates an environment of new ideas and thought leadership.
Aspire’s specialism is to trailblaze change for women and as our community grows we’re also working for equality for everyone, everywhere. And as we grow we’re working with more and more men who are demanding change for women and who aspire for a more tolerant, equitable world for everyone.
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"Our female leaders are more confident, assertive, better networkers and thriving as a consequence of attending your programme.”
CEO, Informed Solutions
“Aspire was genuinely the best event of this type I've ever been to. Extremely valuable in terms of fleshing out goals for personal and professional development and, perhaps more importantly, identifying tools and accountability measures to achieve these goals. I particularly appreciated the opportunity to interact with role models with a wealth of experience to share. I left feeling optimistic and confident in my abilities.”
EU Government Affairs Manager, Euronext
"Aspire allowed me to focus on ME and MY goals and was the best decision I have made for a long time!"
General Manager, Coloplast Ltd
"I am truly feeling inspired, with increased confidence and self-awareness. I am beginning to recognise and appreciate my inner strengths and the value I contribute in both my business and personal life. Embrace the approach, collaborate, network - it is a highly valuable investment in you”
Programme Director, Virgin Media
"Personally and professionally, the workshop was probably the best investment in training and development and a day of my time, that I have made over a 30 year career (which included a medical degree and an MBA!)."
Dr Penny Woods
Chief Executive, British Lung Foundation
“Over 300 female managers and partners have attended the course over time and the feedback has been incredibly positive. Reports of increased self-confidence, clearer vision in terms of building and progressing careers means a greater chance that these people will stay with us. That is very positive for them as individuals as for us as a business. A win:win.”
Management Executive Partner, BDO LLP
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Over the past 2o years of Aspire, we have found that taking the time away from daily life and your organisation provides new inspiration, diverse perspectives, innovative ideas and an escape from ‘business as usual’ that surpasses an internal course or training event where everyone is from the same organisation.
“We had a really positive experience and we’ve received great feedback from our group of female employees who have participated in events to date. Would I recommend Aspire for Equality? Absolutely!” – Laura Howard, Global Lead HR Business Partner, IS, Astrazeneca
“A massive thank you for an incredibly thought provoking workshop….we now have 30+ women empowered to share some messages and learning in our organisation.” – Laura Simarro, HR Business Partner, Thames Water Utilities Limited
“It’s been a pleasure to watch the fantastic impact your work has had on our group, to watch people develop from what they have learnt from you and to see so many of them grow as a result of being part of your sessions. What you do is powerful. I too have learnt a lot, grown in confidence, altered my mindset and picked up some bright ideas along the way.” – Kathryn Kennedy, Leadership, Talent & Inclusion, The Home Office
“Over 300 female managers and partners have attended the course over time and the feedback has been incredibly positive. Reports of increased self-confidence, clearer vision in terms of building and progressing careers means a greater chance that these people will stay with us. That is very positive for them as individuals as for us as a business. A win:win.” – Mark Sherfield, Management Executive Partner, BDO LLP
“Great content, fantastic energy and a room full of invigorated, inspired leaders. Thanks for your amazing vision and for taking us all along with you. The vibe though Avtrade has changed since I stumbled across Aspire. Today we’re a force for change, inspiration and encouragement to leaders (whatever gender) and to all staff across the company.” – Tracy Keegan, Director of Contract Management, Avtrade Ltd
“Our group of female leaders are more confident, assertive, better networkers and thriving as a consequence of attending your program. I am now counting on them to pay that forward by supporting, encouraging and coaching other women who are trying to find their purpose, voice and authentic leadership style in their careers.” – Elizabeth Vega, Global CEO, Informed Solutions
“I left feeling re-energised, re-focused and strong! I have already received feedback from other team members who attended the Aspire workshop who are applying their new-found techniques with positive impact and I am confident they will become a network of trailblazing women within our organisation and beyond.” – Diane Smith, Head of Talent, Learning and Development, Babcock International Group
Dr. Sam Collins, CEO & Founder, Aspire
Sam is a leading global voice on women’s leadership and change for workplaces, organisational culture and community impact. Sam has been named one of the ‘Top 200 Women to Impact Business & Industry’ by Her Majesty, The Queen, one of the ‘Top 10 Coaches’ by The Independent and ‘Leader in the Workplace’ in the Ogûnte Women’s Social Leadership Awards. She has contributed to The Financial Times, The Guardian, CNN, The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, the BBC World Service and Psychologies Magazine. She is also the author of the Amazon bestselling book, ‘Radio Heaven – One Woman’s Journey to Grace’ and is currently writing her second book ‘Rebellious – 21 Stories about Difficult Women’. Sam is originally from the UK and now splits her time between the US and travelling globally for Aspire events and programmes.