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“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” — Dolly Parton
Being placed or placing yourself into a leadership role is not enough. “Becoming a leader….involves a fundamental shift in identity….It’s not enough to instill the ‘right’ skills….People become leaders by internalizing a leadership identity and developing a sense of purpose.” -Ibarra, Ely & Kolb. “Women Rising: The Unseen Barriers.” Harvard Business Review, Sept 2013.
Leadership identity is about how we see ourselves as leaders. It’s about developing a sense of self-awareness and mindfulness so we can come to know ourselves in a deep and meaningful way – so that we can know who we are as leaders and how we can uniquely contribute to the whole. It’s about our physical, energetic and mental presence, our attitude, our connection to personal purpose, and our readiness to take on new challenges, make an impact and have influence in the world. There’s a lot to “work on” with regard to leadership and we can always improve. But when we have a strong sense of leadership identity, we have the confidence and attitude we need to lead authentically and to take risks, be vulnerable, and stretch our edges of what is possible.
As more women step into leadership positions, we have the opportunity to create new paradigms for leadership. As we emphasize a more integrated model of leadership, one that includes and recognizes the power of feminine values, leadership starts to look quite different from the current models present in today’s business landscape.
Join us in this Circle Up to explore your own Leadership Identity and how you can increase your reach and influence as a leader while coming from a place of deep resonance with the truth of who you are.
Chantal’s passion is to empower women through feminine leadership. After earning an MBA from the University of Colorado, Chantal left a career in medical device manufacturing in search of work that would align her dedication to transformative leadership with her passion for living an inspired, impactful life. In September 2012, she founded Emerging Women and Emerging Women Live in order to support the integration of business and meaning. Chantal’s ultimate vision is to weave feminine leadership and authenticity into businesses, and to create a world where women have a strong voice in the shaping of our future. Prior to Emerging Women, Chantal served on the executive team as the VP of Sales and Marketing for Sounds True, a multimedia publishing company focused on spirituality, personal growth, and holistic living. Chantal believes that dance is one of the most powerful ways to connect to our present experience and discover the truth of who we are. As a side project during her years in publishing, she created SoulSweat™, a dynamic dance program that combines structured choreography with wild abandonment. She taught for 12 years, and released SoulSweat, the DVD, in 2007. When she is not dancing or working to empower women around the world, Chantal enjoys family time with her husband and two sons in Boulder, CO.
Facilitated by Emerging Women’s founder, Chantal Pierrat, a Circle Up is a live virtual event that explores leadership and feminine power themes each month. Participants are guided to share deeply and support their circle sisters in stepping fully and courageously into living their truth.