Our January workshop with Kao NOW, the women’s initiative at Kao, was a long-time coming as we had been planning with the initiative’s leaders for over a year to make the event a success. The topic selected by the group was Communicating Confidence for Achievement, which was paired with the creation of vision boards to kick off the new year.
We came together at the end of the session to share goals and the steps we hope to take to achieve them, and it was abundantly clear that these women have every intention to reach their fullest potentials.
We’ve all heard the saying, “in this world, you’re either growing or you’re dying,” and while personal development comes naturally to some, for others it’s uncomfortable. Or, maybe we just struggle to make time for ourselves. Whatever the reason, here at Gild, we want to empower women to lead life with greater confidence and passion. Here are 10 ways you can stimulate personal growth.
Successful female business leaders understand how you spend the first hour of your work day can dictate the productivity level for the the rest of the day. Before chaos ensues and your brain is here, there and everywhere in between, use that crucial bucket of time to shift your focus and prepare yourself to crush your to-do list and end your day feeling like the strong woman you are.
On Thursday, the group created a collaborative vision board, outlining the vision and goals for the WEN chapter in the new year. On Friday, each board member had the opportunity to focus on their own personal vision and goals for 2018, with the creation of a personalized strategy map and a morse code necklace.
Over the course of the day, 100 participants came together to recognize their strengths, build each other up, and create their 2018 vision boards.
In our Developing Female Leaders workshop, we set specific intentions for personal and professional aspirations, which each participant infused into their personalized Vision Board.
During our workshop, we created Vision Boards and were incredibly moved by their stories!
The photos truly don't do it justice, but the most amazing snow was falling in the park around us as we led the team through exercises that recognized our unique strengths and the strengths of others.
It has come to my attention that Saturday, January 14th is “National Vision Board Day”. Like most other nationally recognized “Days”, I don’t really care how or why vision boards have their own day. Like National Dog Day, National Donut Day, or National Sibling Day, I will blindly celebrate without question, and encourage my friends to do the same.