The corporate world is loud and it is fast. It lends well to the extrovert, outspoken and assertive. But how do you succeed if that’s not you, if you’re the introvert? Please join us for an evening with Faris Kalifeh, the Quiet Leadership Coach. Having worked with various entrepreneurs and business leaders, we’ll be chatting with Faris about how to navigate and lead in the loud corporate environment as an introvert and how to successfully collaborate with those quiet personalities.
• Do you feel like your temperament somehow hinders your career path or leadership effectiveness?
• Are you overlooked for leadership roles because of your quiet nature?
• Do you feel overshadowed by your gregarious colleagues?
• Do you feel pressured to go against your authentic self to get recognized?
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Searching for a job can make even the most optimistic, extraverted person lose confidence on what steps to take. As an introvert, you probably want to be prepared, such as for an unexpected redundancy, a role that isn’t satisfying, or a career transition. Being prepared for an introvert is to feel empowered to create your own career destiny.
At this event you will learn how to manage recruitment calls, your career, your professional brand - all the way through to managing offers and the first 100 days of your new job.
Join international speaker Caroline Stokes, an executive headhunter and certified executive coach to learn how you can manage your career today.
Everyone who would like to be part of, or even create, an inclusive, diverse, and engaged team from an introvert's perspective. You could be an introvert contributor, an extrovert leader or somewhere in between. This event concentrates on getting the best out of introverts, as part of a team and in a work environment. What you will learn here will also help in many other social situations. Please join us for an evening of stories, learnings, and best practices from a perceived/proclaimed extrovert leader. We'll be talking about recruitment recommendations, effective meetings, successful project groups, better communication, and engaged team members.
All this, simply by understanding introverts better, introducing some simple best practices, and playing to their strengths.
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As leaders we are not strangers to stress. Whether it’s managing staff, budgets, operations, or our personal lives, it can sometime be a bit much. All this may lead to us chasing the mythical work-life balance. But how? Those of us who are introverts are another puzzle – a lot of the advice given out that is aimed at extroverts and may not apply to us. So, what do we do? We find out what our unique needs are and how they relate to our optimum functioning; this is the antidote to stress. Together we’ll look at how optimum functioning, needs, and stress are related and ways to find out what our needs are so that we can function at our best and avoid succumbing to stress.
If you identify as an introvert, public speaking can seem like a daunting task, however you can become comfortable with public speaking with the right tools and mindset.
Whether you find yourself at a networking event, giving a toast at a wedding or presenting your work to clients, the principles are the same. This month's guest speaker, Janine Graham, is a public speaking coach and will share with us 3 tools to speak in public with authentic confidence.
Do you feel like your career path or leadership effectiveness is somehow hindered by your temperament? Are you overlooked for leadership roles because of your quiet nature? Do you feel overshadowed by your gregarious colleagues/competitors? Do you feel pressured to go against your authentic self to get recognized?
During this session, you will learn the importance of building personal and professional credibility and presenting your most confident and authentic self.
One of our strengths as introverts is our ability to be quiet, allowing us to listen, be reflective and notice things others may not. But being quiet and having a quiet mind are not the same thing. Introverts, although seemingly calm from the outside, are not immune to an active mind, stress or anxiety.
In an age of distraction and technology speeding up, now is a time where a quiet mind is needed more than ever. Through meditation, we cultivate a valuable skill for every aspect of life, the ability to quiet our mind. A still and quiet mind allows us to live and work with more inner peace, clarity and creativity, to recharge more effectively, while deepening connections with family and friends.
In this talk you will learn how many of the inherent traits of introverts are a stepping stone to something more profound. We will do various exercises, including meditate, to take this from a theoretical idea to something very tangible and practical.
The panel discussion will be focused on answering questions around the future of the profession and how new entrants can maximize their chances of success. Discussion topics will include:
- Challenges faced by new coaches in getting clients.
- Is accreditation necessary or just a good to have?
- Why are so many millennials entering the space and how can they succeed?
- Is explosive growth fuelled by the low barrier to entry and how do we ensure the watering down of the profession?
- Does the lack of regulation in the industry create the potential of substandard and even harmful service?
- The future of coaching worldwide.
Do you feel like your career path or leadership effectiveness is somehow hindered by your temperament? Are you overlooked for leadership roles because of your quiet nature? Do you feel overshadowed by your gregarious colleagues? Do you feel pressured to go against your authentic self to get recognized?
You're not alone - about 50% of all leaders are introverts, yet our working environments favor the extrovert, the outspoken, bold and assertive. These traits have changed our definition of leadership and altered our assumptions about what good performance looks like. And while many studies have shown introverts are natural born leaders, many business cultures often make it impossible to thrive.
This month, we have a special guest speaker who will share his perspective on this topic. Karl Moore is a professor at McGill University and a fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford University. Dr. Moore taught at Oxford for 5 years before he came to McGill. His current research is on Introverts and Extroverts as Leaders in the Executive Suite. Based on over 300 interviews of C-Suite executives he argues that in today’s world both extroverts and introverts are needed as leaders.
After conducting a few focus groups, we noticed common and similar challenges Quiet Leaders face.
Based on the feedback we got from most of you, we created a Masterclass that addresses the key challenges you are facing such as:
☑ You struggle to find your voice in meetings, groups and networking events.
☑ Overshadowed by louder more assertive personality types.
☑ You feel pressured to act extroverted.
Please visit our Masterclass page to learn more: http://bit.ly/QLMClass
In today’s world it often seems like the loudest one gets the last word in. As Quiet Leaders it can seem like a daunting task to be “heard” when everyone around us is yelling. If you’ve identified yourself as a Quiet Leader then you’re already in tune with what makes you tick, and how you can effectively chart a path to the success you desire no matter what others are doing around you.
But what if you don’t fit exclusively in either the introvert or extrovert club? What if you’re someone who loves their downtime to recharge, but also enjoys the energy and connection you get from people? What if you are naturally assertive and enthusiastic in some situations, but at the same time you can listen carefully to avoid appearing too over the top?
You my friend might be an ambivert…and the reality is that most of us are in some form or another!
Through this engaging and inspiring workshop, learn how to tap into your power as a Quiet Leader by embracing your personality traits as an introvert, extrovert, ambivert and everything in between!
The speaker, Faris Khalifeh, will illustrate how you don't have to be loud to be a great leader, and you can be impactful by being soft-spoken, quiet and gentle. This talk is for extroverts as well, as they can gain valuable insight into the introvert's world, allowing them to understand and work more effectively with their introverted colleagues.
Please email me if you want to attend my talk only (and not the rest of the Vancouver Startup Week programs and events).
One of the primary reasons top leaders are able to make tough decisions is because they have learned to trust their intuitive instincts. Bill Gates says, "Often you have to rely on intuition."
Some people seem to have a stronger sense of intuitive skills than others (Ni personality type), I do believe that any leader can learn to be more intuitive. It is simply a matter of learning to trust your heart when it speaks to you.
Our September guest speaker Susan Lee Woodward is a Medical Intuitive, Laughter Yoga Facilitator, Reiki Practitioner/Teacher and Meditation Facilitator. Voted one of the top 25 Intuitives in Vancouver by Crowd Wellness.
She believes that Intuition is a skill that everyone has but not everyone uses to its fullest potential. Trusting and using your intuition benefits your relationships with intimate partners, friends, business partners, and co-workers. Most importantly it improves the relationship you have with yourself!
Join us on September 20th to learn about intuition and how to access it.
Introverts tend to spend a lot of time in their heads, and that sometimes can back fire if we are not conscious of a healthy balance between mind and body. Staying in the head can lead to analysis paralysis.
Sonic Therapy™ helps you to slow the inner dialogue, create headspace and reconnect to your body by dropping in and tapping into the deepest desire of your heart. It allows you to become more present and in touch with your feelings.
>> For more info: https://quietleadershipsonic.eventbrite.ca
The importance of focus has never been greater than it is today. Or seemingly harder to achieve. The technology we enjoy allows us unprecedented productivity through easy access to information, ideas, and individuals. It also has the undesired effect of overwhelming us with too much information and fracturing our focus.
We live in the age of distraction - where the steady and abundant input from multiple devices, programs, apps and social media connections turns into a fog of distraction.
Taking breaks to recharge and refocus the mind is important for everyone, but for introverts, in particular, occasional pauses are crucial to maintaining productivity and positive well-being at work. According to Cain, an introvert is likely to feel overwhelmed and ultimately burned out if he or she is dealing with constant environmental stimulants and digital distractions.
Through a highly engaging and experiential workshop, learn why we are so easily distracted, what’s going on inside our brain, what’s at stake if we don’t manage this and a variety of simple techniques to better manage our focus at work and in life.
About the guest speaker:
Scott is a mindfulness coach and trainer, who helps make the invisible visible for his clients. He has his CPHR and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. Using a mix of clear metaphors, powerful experiences, and simple practices, he is passionate about helping leaders at all levels to transform their world from the inside-out through mindful awareness and the power of choice. He was previously the National Leader of HR for one of Canada’s largest employee-owned engineering and science consulting organizations. Scott is happily married to Meghan, is an engaged father of a 10-yr old son (Noah) and 8-year old daughter (Kayla). He is a constant reader, avid mountain biker, passionate espresso maker and lover of craft-brewed IPA’s.
We've all been there, that daunting moment in an interview when you are asked "Tell me about yourself!" or "What are your salary expectations?". Similarly, when you are at a networking event and need to pitch yourself and how much you charge. Promoting yourself and speaking about compensation is never easy, no matter if you are employed or working independently.
Crystal Henrickson and Annika Reinhardt (Talent Collective, a career growth consultancy in Vancouver) will equip you with strategies to overcome career growth challenges as an introvert, while continuing to portray your authentic self.
✦ THE MEETUP FLOW ✦
➪ 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm: mingling and settling in
➪ 7:00 pm to 7:15 pm : Quiet Leadership intro - lead by Faris Khalifeh
➪ 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm: "Ask me anything" with Crystal and Annika
✦ GUEST SPEAKERS ✦
Crystal Henrickson and Annika Reinhardt - Talent Collective, a career growth consultancy in Vancouver.
Tickets: $15 via Eventbrite: https://quietleadership-career.eventbrite.ca/