Episode 47: 3 Reasons You Need to Reframe Your Self Talk with Kelli Thompson

It Pays To Be Yourself: Reframing Your “Flaws” Into “Gifts” Do you ever hold back because you’ve been told you were too bossy, sensitive, direct, or emotional at work? Women leaders often get these labels even though they exhibit similar behaviors to their male counterparts. What women have been told is “unlikeable” about them can create self-doubt, and keep them from conforming to someone else’s leadership style. However, what if your “flaws” are actually your best leadership gift? When you spend your time and energy trying to conform to someone else’s leadership style, you give your power away. In fact, it pays to be yourself. According to Francesca Gino at Harvard, she found that people who behaved authentically (vs catering to what they thought people wanted) were 26% more likely to be hired. I’ll help you own what’s unique about you and use these skills to make an impact. You’ll learn how to blend this gift with your leadership values to lead with more confidence and create a career you love. What will the listener take away? 1. Identify the gift you’ve been hiding because you’ve been told you’re “too much” and how that impacts your energy 2. Learn how to reframe your flaws into gifts so you can stop hiding and speak up at work 3. Uncover situations that call for your unique approach and how to show up fully in those moments 4. If time, a model for speaking up and advocating at work Kelli Thompson is a women’s leadership coach and speaker who helps women advance to the rooms where decisions are made. She has coached and trained hundreds of women to trust themselves, lead with more confidence, and create a career they love. She is the founder of the Clarity & Confidence Women’s Leadership Program, and a Stevie Award winner for Women in Business—Coach of the Year. She is the author of Closing The Confidence Gap: Boost Your Peace, Your Potential & Your Paycheck.