Breakthrough Leadership For Women

Greta Thomas | Cofounder, Full Potential Labs

Course overview:

Women are few and far between in the leadership teams of tech companies and startups. This program led by former global executive and LeanIn expert contributor, Greta Thomas, is designed to help women navigate and thrive in these fast paced, male dominated environments.

In this one day, highly interactive, small group workshop, participants will learn practical, evidence-based tools and skills that will support them to breakthrough the glass ceiling in their careers.

Greta has delivered women’s leadership programs internationally with women from a range of tech companies and male dominated industries. Participants rate the program an average of 4.8 out of 5 with many going on to be promoted or take on new responsibilities or roles.

This workshop is available to be delivered in-house. 

Course outcomes:

  • Optimise your mindset for high performance and effective action
  • Increased confidence to step into bigger roles
  • Build your capability to command more 'presence' and feel more confident being heard
  • Deepen your communication and negotiation skills
  • Discover and practice evidence-based tools to mitigate unconscious gender bias
  • Learn a new framework and approach for networking, mentoring and relationship building
  • Understand how to build resilience at work
  • Build a simple action plan to lock in growth and change

This workshop is suitable for:

  • Female entrepreneurs, founders and cofounders looking to develop their leadership and pitching skills 
  • Female leaders and managers looking to take their careers and leadership skills to the next level
  • Female individual contributors aspiring to be team leaders

About the expert:

Greta Thomas has held senior roles around the world with leading global brands including McKinsey & Company and Sydney Opera House, and she launched eBay in Australia as CMO and Bono’s (RED) in Europe and the US. She has also been involved with launching or building several other startups.

As Co-Founder of Full Potential Labs, a next-gen leadership development company, she works with leaders in numerous tech businesses and also presents regularly on the topic of advancing women here in Australia and overseas. Greta is also an Expert contributor for Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In Foundation. Having previously been on the board of a listed fintech, she’s currently an Advisor to the board and CEO of a large Australian financial services organisation.

Workshop curriculum

Module 1: Optimising mind and body for high performance in a male dominated, fast paced world

  • The surprising facts about the differences between men and women at work that may change how you think, feel and behave
  • Managing your inner critic
  • Increase your propensity to take action sooner
  • Physiology you can control for presence and for resilience

Module 2: Communicating with confidence for influence

  • Being heard and positioning yourself as a leader
  • How female leaders can avoid being labelled as "aggressive", "bossy" or "emotional"
  • Negotiation tips and tools
  • Difficult conversations

Module 3: Building a diverse support base

  • How to build relationships to support your career ambitions
  • Why a mentor isn't enough
  • Build your own personal advisory board

Module 4: Bringing it all together - what's your action plan?

  • How to think about your goals
  • Build your action plan
  • How to stay on course 

Workshop logistics

This is a one-day workshop that is delivered inside your business.  Greta delivers the course in person, weaving in real-life examples from her career and experience. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions particular to their objectives by email in the week leading up to the workshop and Greta will personalise the content and exercises to address everyone’s goals. For further information on booking this in-house workshop, contact us 

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