AHA | SPEAKING TO THE WOMEN OF BOSTON SCIENTIFIC
This month I had the privilege to be the keynote speaker for the Women’s Leadership Group within Boston Scientific. One of the topics the group requested I speak about was the challenges I’ve faced being a women leader in Business. I spoke about the value in knowing your value and that we, as women, tend to undervalue ourselves as humility is a desirable trait.
After my presentation during Q + A (which is my favorite part about speaking because it consistently draws out the best stuff), a woman raised her hand and asked “How do you know your value?” GREAT Question! Although there are many ways to work on this, I suggested the following:
1. Make a Victory wall- a visual representation of everything about you, what you do and what you have done that is valuable. Put it in a place where you see it every day.
2. Ask your friends and colleagues what is valuable about you? Make sure to people you know will give you honest feedback. Write it all down. I have found hearing what people see, especially from people you have tremendous respect for, is extremely impactful.
MEMORIES | TEACHING CDM (ish) AT PURE BARRE NASHVILLE
If you read my piece on non-competes last month, you know as of Jan 1, I was allowed to touch a ballet barre again! I wasn’t quite sure how I would feel being in a Pure Barre studio after all these years, but it felt like old times. The dedication and passion of the teachers and clients took me right back.
It was actually spending time with Kady Decker, the Nashville franchisee that got me emotional! Kady was one of the original franchisees and is one of the few originals remaining in the system. I remember the day she called me about opening a franchise. After speaking with her for a while I said…”why don’t you come out to LA and we can meet in person”. Her response- “OK, but I have to graduate first”. Because Kady Decker was still in college!!! My first thought when I hung up was absolutely no way. I took a chance, as did she, and here she is a successful entrepreneur and wonderful woman, 10 years later.