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What do your shoes say about you?<br />Heidi Alexandra Pollard<br />
Successful women know only too well that in business we often find ourselves at a disadvantage. <br />We are routinely und...
Smart and talented women rarely realize that one of the toughest hurdles they'll have to overcome to be successful lies wi...
Understanding our personal style, our strengthsand how we can build upon our strengths is the first step to righting this ...
Knowing your type will help you to understand:<br /><ul><li>Your core strengths, personal drivers and needs
The key challenges that hold you back
The best ways to communicate with other types
The areas where conflict is most likely to arise
Other areas and opportunities to build upon.</li></ul>Introducing the leading ladies quiz<br />
Successful branding is based in what is authentic about you, AND it is also held in the hearts and minds of those around y...
Every woman possesses the qualities of all four Leading Lady types in varying degrees. <br />Your score is a reflection of...
One high score (4 pts or more) shows a strong preference<br />Two high scores (within 2 pts) may lead with preferred style...
What type of lady are you?<br />Introductory Video<br />
The COURAGEOUS STYLE<br />Areas for growth<br />May make decisions too fast<br />Competitive nature can bring out worst<br...
The COURAGEOUS STYLE<br />Fears<br />Lack of results from others<br />Challenges to their authority<br />Practice<br />Inc...
The CHARISMATIC STYLE<br />Areas for growth<br />Talk more than they listen<br />May not always be taken seriously<br />Ca...
The CHARISMATIC STYLE<br />Fears<br />Disapproval<br />Stagnation and boredom<br />Detailed work<br />Practice<br />Thinki...
The CLEVER STYLE<br />Areas for growth<br />Worry a lot<br />Slow to embrace new ways<br />Pursue perfection to a fault<br...
The CLEVER STYLE<br />Fears<br />Criticism of work<br />Imperfection<br />Not having enough information<br />Practice<br /...
The CARING STYLE<br />Areas for growth<br />Risk adverse<br />Reluctant to address personal conflicts<br />Focuses on huma...
The CARING STYLE<br />Fears<br />Isolation<br />Standing out as better or worse<br />Unplanned challenges<br />Practice<br...
What are three positive characteristics of your Leading Lady style? <br />What are three challenges for others when workin...
In what way are you holding yourself back, not stepping up or embracing your best style?<br />It’s your time to Make your ...
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What do your shoes say about you?

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Find out what your high heel shoes say about your communication style and what you can do to improve your personal and professional relationships.

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What do your shoes say about you?

  1. 1. What do your shoes say about you?<br />Heidi Alexandra Pollard<br />
  2. 2. Successful women know only too well that in business we often find ourselves at a disadvantage. <br />We are routinely underestimated, underutilized and even underpaid. <br />Studies show that women need to perform at extraordinarily high levels, just to appear moderately competent compared to our male counterparts.<br />Leading ladies – tales of woe<br />
  3. 3. Smart and talented women rarely realize that one of the toughest hurdles they'll have to overcome to be successful lies within.Research by psychologists shows that compared with men, women judge our abilities not only more harshly but we tend to focus more on our weaknesses and what we believe we can’t do. <br />Ladies – what are we doing?<br />
  4. 4. Understanding our personal style, our strengthsand how we can build upon our strengths is the first step to righting this wrong. <br />And to do that, we can just take a look down at our shoes!<br />To know you is to love you<br />
  5. 5. Knowing your type will help you to understand:<br /><ul><li>Your core strengths, personal drivers and needs
  6. 6. The key challenges that hold you back
  7. 7. The best ways to communicate with other types
  8. 8. The areas where conflict is most likely to arise
  9. 9. Other areas and opportunities to build upon.</li></ul>Introducing the leading ladies quiz<br />
  10. 10. Successful branding is based in what is authentic about you, AND it is also held in the hearts and minds of those around you. <br />The Quiz lets you understand these perceptions both internal and external. It also reveals your rational and emotional attributes, strengths, and areas for growth. <br />Your shoes Brand you<br />
  11. 11. Every woman possesses the qualities of all four Leading Lady types in varying degrees. <br />Your score is a reflection of where your orientation is strongest and the most used of the four types. There are no right or wrong scores and no style is better than another.<br />Never stand between a woman and her shoes<br />
  12. 12. One high score (4 pts or more) shows a strong preference<br />Two high scores (within 2 pts) may lead with preferred style and can draw from others<br />Three close scores will lead with a preferred style, may have developed from experience<br />Equal scores in all four styles highly adaptable, may appear inconsistent to others.<br />Knowing the score<br />
  13. 13. What type of lady are you?<br />Introductory Video<br />
  14. 14. The COURAGEOUS STYLE<br />Areas for growth<br />May make decisions too fast<br />Competitive nature can bring out worst<br />Dislike of detail can lead to errors<br />Impatient with others<br />Quick to judge others<br />Have a tendency to dominate<br />Can come across as intimidating<br />Strong need for control<br />Strengths<br />Fast paced, quick thinkers<br />Not afraid to take risks<br />Hard to intimidate<br />Focus on action and end result<br />Decisive<br />Natural leaders<br />Visionary, big picture<br />Apply experience to problems<br />
  15. 15. The COURAGEOUS STYLE<br />Fears<br />Lack of results from others<br />Challenges to their authority<br />Practice<br />Including the team<br />Listening to others’ opinions<br />Delegating<br />Needs<br />Results<br />Recognition<br />Challenges<br />Communication Style<br />At Best: Persistent and confident<br />At Worst: Dominant and arrogant<br />
  16. 16. The CHARISMATIC STYLE<br />Areas for growth<br />Talk more than they listen<br />May not always be taken seriously<br />Can become bored easily if doing mundane tasks<br />May have poor time management and follow through<br />Lack of attention to detail<br />Humour not always understood or appreciated<br />Strengths<br />Knows how to have fun<br />Full of life and high energy<br />Communicate fluently and with ease<br />Inspire and motivate others into action<br />Creative, likes lots of new ideas and projects<br />Life of the party<br />Apply humour to difficult situations<br />
  17. 17. The CHARISMATIC STYLE<br />Fears<br />Disapproval<br />Stagnation and boredom<br />Detailed work<br />Practice<br />Thinking first<br />Being precise<br />Being practical<br />Needs<br />Change<br />Acknowledgement<br />New trends and ideas<br />Communication Style<br />At Best: Optimistic and catalyst<br />At Worst: Impulsive and verbose<br />
  18. 18. The CLEVER STYLE<br />Areas for growth<br />Worry a lot<br />Slow to embrace new ways<br />Pursue perfection to a fault<br />Lose opportunities due to analysis paralysis<br />Others perceive them as critical and nit picking<br />Difficulty in relationships from withholding self<br />Strengths<br />Enjoy structure<br />Confident about their own area of expertise<br />Enjoy providing quality advice<br />Thorough and detailed<br />Have a small group of trusted friends<br />Fair and level headed<br />Love to work out difficult problems<br />
  19. 19. The CLEVER STYLE<br />Fears<br />Criticism of work<br />Imperfection<br />Not having enough information<br />Practice<br />Visioning<br />Flexibility<br />Knowing when to break the rules<br />Needs<br />High standards<br />Quality work<br />Appreciation<br />Communication Style<br />At Best: Discriminating and planned<br />At Worst: Fanatical and machine-like<br />
  20. 20. The CARING STYLE<br />Areas for growth<br />Risk adverse<br />Reluctant to address personal conflicts<br />Focuses on human issues only<br />Pursue perfection to a fault<br />Avoidance of risk means missed opportunities<br />Sensitive to criticism<br />Others perceive them as overly emotional<br />Strengths<br />Good listener<br />Loved by everyone<br />Enjoy providing heartfelt advice<br />Show warmth and appreciation easily<br />Non threatening, subtle and gentle demeanour<br />Supportive of others<br />Able to feel where others are coming from <br />
  21. 21. The CARING STYLE<br />Fears<br />Isolation<br />Standing out as better or worse<br />Unplanned challenges<br />Practice<br />Assertiveness<br />Self-assurance and confidence<br />Risk taking<br />Needs<br />Security <br />Acceptance<br />Teamwork<br />Communication Style<br />At Best: Patient and diplomatic<br />At Worst: Hesitant and fence sitter<br />
  22. 22. What are three positive characteristics of your Leading Lady style? <br />What are three challenges for others when working with your Leading Lady style?<br />How do you buy a gift for someone you like? (describe the process)<br />What one thing could you do to flex your style in order to have more effective relationships?<br />Develop a group poster promoting the value your style brings to business or personal relationships.<br />Loving YOUR STYLE AND APPRECIATING others<br />
  23. 23. In what way are you holding yourself back, not stepping up or embracing your best style?<br />It’s your time to Make your shoes shine!<br />Peel back those layers of fear, that keep you stuck in ‘I can’t’ and realise that you can step into the spotlight. Own who you are, and live it everyday!<br />To step up into your own spotlight is to follow your own bliss.<br />
  24. 24. Being true to you…takes guts, commitment and faith. <br />It’s a process of letting go of the many false beliefs.<br />When you have the courage to just be who you really are… without regret, shame or worry, much of the stress and worry in life simply disappears. <br />If it’s time for you to walk your own path with integrity, passion and purpose, then one of the Leading Ladies International Coaching Programs is for you. <br />Courage to Be your true self<br />
  25. 25. We were all born to shine in our own way. <br />The Leading Ladies International Coaching Programs <br />have been designed to help you do just that!<br />LLI Silver Coaching Program<br />JOIN TODAY<br />LLI GOLD Coaching Program<br />APPLY TODAY<br />Both run from May – October 2011<br />Be supported in your journey<br />
  26. 26. Are you living you best life? <br />Step into your Leading Lady style.<br />When you love who you are and what you do it shows! <br />With realisation of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. <br />Buddah<br />Join the leading ladies movement<br />
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