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The Rise Of The Empowered Woman - [7 Step Quest]

It’s February 17, just after 7.00pm and I was feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. This was day 12 of keeping all the balls in the air while my husband was overseas. The kids were hyperactive and not listening and I just didn’t have the energy to carry on.

I was at breaking point, I found myself on my bed crying with the knowing that I had to surrender to the moment. 

I was spent and depleted. I knew I needed to let myself feel the emotions I was experiencing.

As my children comforted me, I knew in that very moment that my life needed to change. Not just for me but for my family. 

For the past few years, I’ve been rooted to my routines. I’ve been stuck on autopilot and became a walking to-do list, focused on doing more and more while becoming disconnected from my truth.

I was completely out of balance. I was pushing and pushing to the point that my yang energy had almost completely drowned out my yin feminine energy.

With the manic pace of my life, I was constantly “doing” without creating the space for just “being”. 

The illusion is when you’re in the “doing” you grow but what I discovered is that when you’re in the “being” your grow.

On paper, some would assume I had it all. A successful business, a loving and supportive partner, two beautiful healthy children and a family home full of love. But I didn’t feel settled in my life. My soul had no space to breathe.

For the past several years women have been knocking on my door and sharing similar stories.

They were go-getters yet felt like they were not quite in their life as they were meant to be. Even after they enjoyed success, they began to awaken to what's missing and started to feel that there were aspects of themselves that have been forgotten, hidden, or were missing.

An undercurrent started to brew and more and more women were having a rebirth. It was my breaking point moment that helped me to truly understand their story.

You see every life is a story and every story has a message.

My breaking point and their messages lead to my breakthrough.

It was the impetus for me to try something I’d never tried before. I saw an energy healer who would change me forever. 

 What evolved over the coming days truly changed my life and my way of being.

For the first time ever; 

  • I realised that in order for me to reconnect with myself, I needed to reconnect with mother nature
  • I learnt how to feel settled and content by surrendering to the ebb and flow of my life and 
  • I discovered how to nurture and mother myself and to love my world through gratitude

Since pausing, unplugging and reflecting, I have awakened to the empowered woman I was created to be and I want to help you do the same.

I want my message to be your alarm clock.

This is your call to come home to who you truly are

  • It's time to reverse engineer your life to achieve greater fulfilment
  • It's time to bring back your feminine energy
  • It's time to stop being who you’ve been conditioned to be and start moving towards who you were created to be.
  • It's time to share your unique light with the world

Our organisations are encouraging us to bring our whole selves to work and our planet is crying out for us to rise and balance the energies.

If we want to change the world, if we want to change our organisations, we must start by looking within.

By you rising you’re making it easier for your sisters to find you, those who are just like you, those who are looking for you too.

So are you ready to rise, show up and be present in your life as the empowered woman you were created to be?


Together we will discover our awakening. 


P.S Don’t forget to share this quest with your soul sisters who need to rise alongside you.




What Do You Do?

What’s the first question most people ask you when you meet?

It’s likely, “What do you do?”

Well, there I was on a Sunday afternoon attending a friends BBQ when someone asked me just that.

Not even sure if the person cared in the first place, I spent the next ten minutes explaining what I did.

As I walked away to make a plate of food, I realised my whole identity was wrapped up in my job. 

There I was, 29 yrs old and in the prime of my life and yet had no idea who I really was. 

While my job was exciting and involved international travel, surely there had to be more to me than my job. 

It was in that moment that I made it a priority to get to know me.

I started reading more books, playing tennis, taking salsa dancing classes and even took up pole dancing classes with a group of friends from work for a bit of a laugh! (and boy did we laugh!)

I've since realised that discovering who I am and my purpose in this world is a non-negotiable for me.

It's no wonder that now I help women discover their destiny and purpose in this physical world.

Since that BBQ, I moved on from my first marriage, left my job, started a business, remarried and had two healthy beautiful children.

Every crossroad, every decision has brought me closer to discovering who I am. 

As I look back and join the dots I know with every bone in my body that this is my path. 

Empowering women to uncover who they really are, to help them surrender to the rhythm of life, to know the legacy they want to create and helping them live every day authentically aligned is my soul's purpose.

So what would you say if you were asked, "So what do you do?"

Are you happy with the response or do you feel like you're skimming the surface?

Many people force themselves out of bed to live the same day again and again and call it a life. 

If you don't know who you are and claim it, you will look to others for permission to be who you think you might be.

I want each woman to be relentless in her pursuit of discovering who she is, for her to find her voice, speak her truth and live a wholehearted life.

A year from now what do you wish you'd started today?

If its something you want to do together, then I'm here to help you find the path you are being called to forge. Let's reverse engineer your career and start by asking "WHO AM I" and "WHY AM I HERE".

Click here to hear about Shweta's recent journey in discovering who she is.

Janette x

P.S If you'd like to have a chat about your life, just click here and set up a time that suits.

Who You Are Is Your Biggest Asset and Your Biggest Competitive Edge.

Each one of you is born to impact the world in some way.

No-one on this planet has the same combination of skill, talent, passion, personality and opportunity as you.

In recent times women were still being held back, not empowered to bring all that they are to their journey of life.

Times are changing. 

More and more organisations are encouraging their employees to bring their whole selves to work. 

But what does that mean for women who in the past have had to suppress their natural inherent traits and their divine feminine?

The truth is you want to be seen, heard and to make an impact. 

It’s time for you to rediscover who you are by diving deep into your centre and taking a closer look at your world within. 

It’s time to tap into your divine feminine, speak your truth, claim what's yours and find your destiny.

BECAUSE THE WORLD IS READY FOR EMPOWERED WOMEN!

It’s our time as women to rediscover our divine feminine, to embrace all that we are and lead with a clear sense of who we are.

By embarking on your personal brand journey and discovering your “why” and recognising your unique fingerprint, you will be able to live a life rich in purpose, that celebrates your uniqueness and have meaningful experiences that feed your soul whilst leaving a legacy that will outlast your years.

Its time to stop settling, comparing, hiding, asking for permission, playing small, getting by and fitting in.

Now the world is asking you to forge your own path, draw your worth from deep within and live a life that expresses all that you are.

Only you can share your message in the way you were born to do.

Who you are is your biggest asset and your biggest competitive edge.

If you feel it's your time to fully express who you are, then I'd be honoured to take you on this journey of discovering your personal brand, divine feminine and your WHY. 

Today could be the start of something BIG! Click here to set up a time to chat.

Janette


Job Title v's Personal Brand

Do you think of yourself as a job title or a personal brand?

Thousands of professional women that I’ve worked with for the past ten years have thought of themselves simply as a job title.

Is there a problem with that?

Yes, because if you compete on job title alone then you become a commodity and a commodity is easily replaceable.

As the savvy professional woman you are, you know that strong business skills alone are no longer enough to future-proof your career. The thing is your gifts and talents or what you actually do for people only accounts for 20% of how they perceive you and why they choose to promote you or want to be a part of your team.

While 80% of how your team perceives you is based not on what you know, but on who you are and how you show up in the world. your energy, your body language, your physical appearance and your tone of voice. 

Click on the image below to see just how your personal brand will determine your future career success.




For you to be the future leader, you need to start leveraging your leadership personal brand and step into the spotlight. Ultimately, personal branding is no longer an option; it’s a powerful leadership enabler.

As we look to the future, leaders need to be agile, continuously adapt, engage with others in that process and most importantly retain their core sense of identity and values.

As a professional woman you will need to:

1. Flex in Flux - the need to be fluid, mobile and adaptive has never been greater. The most aligned way to do this is by being clear in your core sense of identity and values.

2. Me to a We- you will need to draw on your inherent feminine skills of communication, empathy, collaboration and emotional intelligence to lead your teams towards the future of work and people and teams to achieve results.

3. Ask, Who Am I - with all this change, being clear on your personal brand promise will keep you focused and clear on the value you bring to your team, clients and organisation.

4. From AI to RI - An Artifical Intelligence (AI) -powered talent tool will be developed to help find the talent they need. Real Intelligence (RI) means creating a visibility plan. Your authentic visible brand (on-line and in person) will put you in a strong position as the search for talent becomes increasingly fierce.

Would you like to learn more about the future of work? 

Why Knowledge & Expertise Won't Be Enough For The Future Of Work

Are you hiding behind your knowledge and expertise and forgetting to brand yourself?

The reality is that the work you’re doing now might not be what you’re going to be doing two or five years from now. Your role, your and, your industry about to undergo a seismic shift.

If your reputation is completely dependant on a particular role and you decide to change industries or your area of expertise, it will become much more difficult for you to transition successfully.

But if you choose to build a personal brand now, you’ll be able to transition between roles and industries,

WHY

Because you’ve invested in building relationships based on who you are, not just what you know or what you do.

Here’s a question for you. 

Do you think people do business with you or promote you because you’re brilliant at what you do?

I want you to think about all the brilliant people you know at work who have great gifts and talents who are struggling to simply get noticed.

Now on the flip slide think about all the people at work with little talent who are getting promotion after promotion

So what’s going on here?

We simply live in a world where those who know how to package, brand and market themselves get all the attention, recognition and income.

The thing is your gifts and talents or what you actually do for people only accounts for 20% of how they perceive you and why they choose to promote you or want to be a part of your team.

While 80% of how your team perceives you is based not on what you know, but on who you are and how you show up in the world. your energy, your body language, your physical appearance and your tone of voice.

All those unconscious signals that reveal who you are and either draw your colleagues towards you or leave them uninspired.

So many professionals spend years getting good at their craft, really mastering what they do, rather than mastering who they are.When its who you are that inspires other people. Its who you are that creates connection and trust with your team and co-workers.

Who you are is your biggest asset and your biggest competitive edge.

If you’re a professional woman reading this you have a choice to make

You can walk into the future of work blindfolded OR you can be the self-leader you are and take an active role in preparing yourself and your personal brand for what’s about to come.

As we look to the future, leaders need to be agile, continuously adapt, engage with others in that process and most importantly retain their core sense of identity and values.

Here are three reasons why you need to get really clear on your personal brand and how it will position you for success in the future of work.

1. The battle for talent is fierce. Your personal brand if authentic and aligned will act as a magnet attracting top talent to your team and organisation . Your brand is your competitive edge that you can also use to navigate your career.

2. The linear career path will cease to exist. A strong personal brand will help you transition between roles and industries. Being clear on your PB will allow you to be fluid, mobile and adaptive which are key imperatives for the future of work.

3. According to a recent KPMG report, a key directive for CEO’s for the next 3 years is to limit brand risk. We know that 92% of people trust individuals over brands. You can leverage your authentic personal brand to become a strong brand ambassador for the organisation which will help maintain customer trust and brand reputation.

You see how you position your personal brand today will determine your future career success.

So embrace all that you are and lead with a clear sense of who you are, this is when you will excel and find true happiness in what you do.

Like to learn more? 

Come and join me and other savvy professional women if you want to learn how to leverage your personal brand to harness the opportunities that tomorrow's world of work presents.

We are visiting SYDNEY, MELBOURNE and BRISBANE. 

You can't afford to miss this thought-provoking, future-thinking masterclass.

Janette



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