Empower Your Future
Professional Development Programme
- Do you want career advancement to be more compatible with your personal values and family commitments, especially during the challenges faced by the pandemic?
- Have you struggled asking for what you need professionally to make your personal life better and vice versa?
- Are you looking for a development programme that manageably fits within your schedule and immediately makes an impact?
- Would you like to connect, learn from and network with professionals from other companies with similar aspirations and challenges?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. We are here to support you.
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Location and format
Virtual programme consisting of training webinars, individual coaching and online learning
Next programme starts
in spring 2023
Are you backing yourself ... or are you putting your goals on hold?
Accelerate your career progression while supporting your work/life integration with this practical and impactful 6-week group professional development programme.
The next Empower Your Future programme will start on 6 May 2022.
Spaces are limited to a minimum of 8 and maximum of 14 people.
The Empower Your Future Professional Development Programme is a time and cost-effective way to define your goals, overcome your limiting beliefs and pursue professional and caring roles with greater confidence and conviction.
Studies show that women have absorbed over two-thirds of the additional responsibilities due to COVID-19. These findings highlight the added challenges of the pandemic on women’s work hours and employment.
Studies also show how women will often hold back from putting themselves forward for new opportunities, for fear of lack of experience and not asking for what they need. Is this you?
Overcoming these challenges to empower your future requires deliberate steps and action.
After completing the programme, you will:
- Improve your self-confidence and ability to define goals at home and work with a clear action plan
- Overcome imposter syndrome, have courageous conversations, network and better mentor others
- Network with and learn from professionals in other companies with similar challenges in a safe and supportive space
Define and articulate what drives you at home & work. Also identify where you would like improvements and define concrete, manageable next steps.
Set professional & development goals to advance your ambitions. Learn how to reframe and adopt perspectives that serve, instead of limit you.
THE ART OF GIVING & RECEIVING FEEDBACK
Learn how to effectively have courageous conversations, and how to give and receive powerful feedback, to empower you to ask for what you need.
ELEVATOR PITCH AND OVERCOMING IMPOSTER SYNDROME
Learn how to override self-doubt & imposter syndrome once and for all. Draft and practice a powerful elevator pitch for networking, as your most authentic and confident self.
NETWORKING & INCREASING YOUR SPHERE OF INFLUENCE
Learn how to authentically & comfortably network to expand your sphere of influence and navigate the political landscape.
Are you seeking greater balance between your professional and personal life?
"We know it can be done!"
Benefit from the lessons learned and experiences of other women from several companies and industries, who have advanced their career without compromising their personal values and responsibilities.
This professional development programme leverages our expertise from supporting thousands of women who have achieved greater professional success and personal fulfillment before and during the current pandemic.
We will guide you on overcoming your limiting beliefs to activate your true potential with a well-tested, and practical approach that fits easily into your schedule and helps you find more time in your life.
We have distilled our proven career success strategies into a ‘Total Career Blueprint’ - a self-paced resource which will deepen your learning journey.
The 6-week programme consists of the following modules:
|Prior to start||Individual Coaching Session||Create your overall vision of success
Clarify what drives you at home & work
Identify where you would like to make improvements.
|1||Group Session: Start from a place of possibility and quieten your inner critic||Learn how to override self-doubt & imposter syndrome, to help you move forwards. Learn how to reframe and adopt perspectives that serve, instead of limit you.|
|2||Group session: Goal-Setting||Start shaping professional & development aspirations to advance your ambitions. Seek feedback from your network to clarify your super powers and strengths!|
|3||Individual Coaching Session||Work with your coach to articulate your SMART goals and who and what will help you meet them.|
|4||Group session: Courageous Conversations||Learn how to effectively have courageous conversations, and how to give and receive feedback, to ask for what you need.|
|5||Group Session: Networking & increasing your sphere of influence||Learn how to authentically & comfortably network to expand your sphere of influence and navigate the political landscape.|
|6||Individual Coaching Session||Deepen the learning from the programme with your Coach. Create structures and accountabilities to keep you focused and motivated.|
Watch Natalie Wilkins and Deborah Croft discuss advancing women in business (recording from a LinkedIn Live)
You can have a successful career and your ideal life!
You can grow your career while pursuing your personal and family goals during this challenging time.
You can "have it all" at home and at work, you just need to define what it means for you.
Start now to plan and test your new work-life balance as your career progresses.
Move closer towards your ideal life.
Take control and actively influence what you need at work and home to be more fulfilled and resilient.
This will be you!
- Create and activate a career development plan, focused on increasing visibility and your sphere of influence at work, and marketing yourself so that you are seen and heard for the right things.
- Hold courageous conversations and negotiate for what you need, both at home and at work, to help you advance in your career.
- Be a role model, a mentor, and inspire other women around you.
- Become a competitive advantage for your company and contribute to the company’s leadership diversity.
Join the thousands of women who have benefited from this training.
This course is delivered online in a virtual environment by our faculty of experienced facilitators and coaches.
You will participate in a live, interactive virtual session with simple and practical assignments, have three-hours of individual coaching, connect with your ‘Empower Your Future POD’ for peer support and hone your learning with self-directed modules assigned by your instructor.
This blended approach has been proven to accelerate skill development and goal attainments while fitting easily into your schedule. The more you participate the more you'll get out of it.
If you miss a session, don’t worry. You'll have access to the video replays and all the modules and content inside the Thrive Online digital platform.
'Fail to plan, plan to fail'
Too many women have felt the right opportunity at work would come to them eventually... and then wonder if they can ever manage both their career and caring roles. Without clear goal setting and planning, the right job or promotion can just pass by and go to the most visible and vocal candidate.
Let's be realistic, we cannot have it all
How many times have you heard and felt that you have to choose between your career and caring role? How many times have you experienced guilt to consider a higher level role when thinking of the perceived impact on your home and family?
Could your self doubt be taking up too much space in your head? Let us help you change that inner monologue to be more supportive and productive.
Take charge of your work-life balance!
Focus on your career progression, without the risk of overwhelm and jeopardising your work/life balance. You owe it to yourself, your family and your organisation. Create the space at work to be the kind of parent or carer that you want to be.
Here's what previous participants are saying:
“I found it really thought-provoking, it quickly boils down to the priorities and it got me into action.”
"Throughout the exercises and the group work, what crystallised for me was how much I loved working in specific environments, it focused my attention...."
"This programme was helpful to really focus on my self-development. Somewhere down the line, I forgot about my own dreams and goals, so it pushed me to realise to be kind to myself."
"I now have the tools and strategy to prioritize my goals and feel prepared to remain in control of any situation."
"The program gave me more motivation to improve my everyday professional and personal life. I found the content very helpful and will definitely use it."
"This program has given me hope and determination. The content was very helpful to really focus on my self development. Somewhere down the line I forgot about my own dreams and goals, so it pushed me to realise to be kind to myself."
"The program gave me self-awareness, knowledge of sabotage and how to deal with that, as well as the idea of older and wiser self, SMART goal setting etc."
"I am now more self-aware than ever, I have a clear vision about my SMART goals and I know my saboteurs so that I can work on them. This program has really created a capability to self-restrain, to calm myself and to be more decisive than before. Now I know how to sync my wheel of life that is making my each day manageable with more productivity."
"Having a coach was very helpful for me. Not only did they guide me in my professional aspect but also in many personal aspects. And that helped me to gain good awareness about myself."
"I cannot express how grateful I am with words. It has been an amazing program to be part of. The training and coaching session really enlightened and delighted me. Beside the professional path, the whole program really helps people to improve as human beings, reconnect with emotions, embrace love and others, starting from the people sharing the same experience. Each person planted a seed, and I cannot wait to see me and all the gorgeous flowers bloom. Thank you for your unique job and for the beautiful person (I perceive) you are." Environment, Health & Safety Manager at Richemont
Watch Natalie Wilkins and Jenna Clarke discuss Empower Your Future programme (recording from a LinkedIn Live)
Meet The Faculty
Deborah Croft, Co-CEO
Deborah Croft, is the co-founder and Co-CEO of Thriving Talent and is passionate about supporting organisations to create a more inclusive, socially responsible culture; where parents and carers are empowered to choose "career and caring", without the risk of career setback, overwhelm and guilt.
Deborah has over 25 years of international industry experience and in her former years, worked on multiple change projects across Europe at IBM, in her role as a Project Manager. Prior to the launch of Thriving Talent in January 2015, Deborah had been successfully running a business focused on coaching and training leaders, back to work programmes, team building and effectively managing change, for 5 years in Switzerland.
Deborah lives near Geneva, with her husband and 2 daughters, so understands what it’s like to juggle the many demands of family life, be fulfilled in her career and make the most of the outdoor playground that Switzerland provides.
Natalie Wilkins, co-CEO
Natalie, is the co-founder and co-CEO of Thriving Talent, is passionate about helping organisations to improve their female talent pipeline and build inclusive cultures where diversity can thrive.
With her extensive HR background across the public and private sectors, you benefit from Natalie’s deep experience of organisational change management, leading and managing teams, and coaching and advising leaders and executives within multicultural environments.
Natalie lives in Switzerland, leading a careful balancing act of being a mum, wife, business owner and driving much needed change in business and society. She values family time and takes the time to explore and play in Switzerland’s beautiful lakes and mountains with her young family.