Did you know you can download all the chapters of Speak Up in audio form (as well as the written word) and listen wherever suits you.
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the amount of advice for women at work? There’s a lot of noise, not all of it helpful. In Speak Up I’ve taken a look at some of the actual research and turned it into simple effective exercises designed to give you a great career boost. Speak Up will enthuse and empower you to be you – and a success!
Praise for Speak Up from Penni Brown, CEO The Hica Group
I attended a Speak Up course with Jane a few years ago. A friend persuaded me to go and I have to admit I was a bit sceptical. I was lacking direction and had begun to feel I’d gone as far I could in my role; I didn’t believe a course could make any difference.
Well, I was wrong. I felt really energised and enthused by the day. It helped me look at my career in a different light & I invested in some coaching with Jane, (at that point I was even thinking I might take early retirement). I am now the CEO of my company, HICA, and although I had the skills, the course and Jane gave me renewed confidence in myself to really go for it. I believe so strongly in the Speak Up course that I joined the Changing People Advisory Board to help spread the word to as many women as possible. The Speak Up experience really helped me develop my career and I wholeheartedly recommend it to you.
Speak Up began life as a one day seminar, which it still is. I deliver a version of it within organisations as part of gender equality initiatives to encourage more women into the leadership pipeline. However, I’ve had so many requests from busy professional women who couldn’t get to a seminar, that I turned it into download suitable for individuals.
Now you can listen to it whenever you want and as many times as you like. It’s a specially adapted version of the Speak Up course that runs in larger organisations but tailored to individuals. Same end result: a more confidant, knowledgeable, energised you. It’s designed especially for busy women who care about their careers. You don’t have to mark a whole day out in your diary. Instead you can listen to it in easily digested chunks when it suits you: at home, in the car, on the beach, anywhere you like! With the added benefit that you can go back and listen again any time.
Speak Up will help you develop yourself and your career.
By the end of it you’ll understand some of the (researched) gender differences and learn how to make these work for you in developing your brilliant career. It will make you think, in a good way!
It’s not about teaching you to behave like men, nor is it about putting men down. It is about helping you understand the differences and to be confident in your own skin. It’s about being you!
I promise you, Speak Up will really give you a huge boost at work. (In the unlikely event that it doesn’t, let me know, and I’ll personally give you a special hour long one to one session)
The audio programme consists of chapters for you to listen to (and I’ve recorded them so you can listen in any order, about 3 hours worth) with some worksheets to print out and complete at the end of each session. I wanted this to sound as close to being on a seminar with me as possible. We even considered recording an actual seminar but frankly that wasn’t a great idea – all those scraping chairs and coffee interruptions. Very distracting. What you get is the authentic me, talking naturally to you, not simply reading aloud.
Speak Up Chapters:
1. Jobs and you
2. Do you know male-speak?
3. Are you saying yes too often?
4. Are you in charge of your image?
5. Do you put yourself about?
6. Do you get talked over?
7. Do you need a women’s group?
8. Who are your supporters?
9. What’s your attitude towards risk?