Session: Overcome Obstacles to Sharing Your Voice
As a woman in STEM, you are smart, accomplished, and well-qualified to perform the job you were hired to do. But the reality is that the corporate rules are unwritten. The expectations at work are more than the bullet points written in your job description.
Internal complications may arise including:
- Overcoming imposter syndrome.
- Discomfort sharing ideas when you aren’t prepared.
- Nerves that cause you to mumble, speak fast or in a high-pitched voice, and so on.
Then there are the external hurdles of being:
- Ignored, or
“Overcoming Obstacles to Sharing Your Voice” is an interactive session that provides pragmatic strategies and best practices for taming internal complications and circumventing the external hurdles that arise.
- When you "flip your script," you reverse the self-limiting thoughts that prevent you from sharing your voice.
- (Re)moving the target is a strategy for overcoming perfectionism and "good student" habits.
- Opening clearly and quantifying your points reduce your chances of being interrupted.
- Identify and practice a phrase for calling out and redirecting interrupters and mansplainers.
Hope Timberlake is a speaker, trainer, and author of "Speak Up, Dammit! How to Quiet Your Fears, Polish Your Presence and Share Your Voice." She is passionate about persuasive messaging and elevating the voices of women and those underrepresented in leadership.
Hope works with executives and their teams at companies including Airbnb, Autodesk, Dropbox, Intel, PlayStation, Splunk, and many scaling tech start-ups.
By creating rapport and building trust, Hope successfully empowers people to excel as communicators and leaders. Her energy, creativity, and results-oriented approach make her keynotes and workshops impactful, engaging and entertaining.
Hope earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and completed a Master's degree at the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, teenage children, and two dogs.
She’d love to connect on LinkedIn.