Many women have experienced this when speaking in public at work: whether in a meeting, giving a speech or a presentation, it is not always easy. Fear of judgement from others, impostor syndrome or, more simply, fear of speaking in English... The reasons are so varied that the challenge sometimes seems insurmountable. "However, facing the challenge is possible as long as you believe in your potential," says Marie Stephenson, executive coach and partner of Cala Consulting. On 8th April 2022, her English-language webinar entitled "Release your own powerful female voice" brought together - and inspired - some fifteen members of the Cala Learning Hub network.
Injunctions and limiting beliefs rooted in childhood
So what prevents many women from asserting themselves in public? The deeper reasons are often hidden in childhood among the many injunctions and drivers transmitted by parents or adults. For example: "be perfect", "please", "don't be yourself", "be strong"... These injunctions are defined by transactional analysis, a theory dating from the 1950s that explains human behaviour and the way we communicate. In addition, there is a whole host of limiting beliefs: "I'm too young to be taken seriously", "I'm not educated enough", "I don't deserve this job"...
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Blog article written by par Laure Blancard : https://www.linkedin.com/in/laure-blancard/