Turning Introverted Females Into Senior Leaders

Are you an introvert female working in technology and struggling to get promoted into a senior leadership role?

 

I work with female introverts in tech to help them be seen so that they can advance to senior leadership. 

My Offerings

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Unleash Your Potential

 You know what your next step is but you don’t know how to get there and you’re frustrated seeing your colleagues climb the carreer ladder leaving you feeling left behind. You’re feeling invisible and overlooked. Working and harder and longer is leading to exhaustion, burnout and pressure at home.

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Harness Your Strengths

You know you’re good at what you do. You know how talented you are. If only you could find a way of showcasing your talents in away that feels comfortable and authentic. If only you could leverage your strengths when the situation demands it. Your quiet, considered and bragging just isn’t your style.

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Be Visible

You need to be more visible. You need to raise your profile. You need to build your credibility. But how? Networking is daunting but you don’t want to be ignored. Speaking up in meetings can be tough. You feel like you melt into the background and you question your self-worth. How are you going to get noticed?

About Me

Hi!

I’m a sensitive and thoughtful person. I like stability, I like silence and I have a small group of very close friends who I am very loyal to. I’m also incredibly focused and very hard working.

Some of the words that have been used to describe me are aloof and frosty. I’ve been accused of being disengaged and lazy. I’ve been misunderstood as being uncaring, having a swinging brick instead of a heart. And the one that really hurts, I’ve been called weird.

I’m none of the latter but what I do know about myself is that I am an introvert. In fact according to Myers Briggs Personality Types I am 86% introverted. And being an introvert isn’t easy when you’re in the minority. It’s especially tricky being an introvert when you have ambitions for yourself in life and particularly at work, where the corporate culture is largely geared up for extroverts. 

But it’s not impossible and I am the proof of that.  I had a very successful sales career that spanned 33 years, and 20 of those were working for a tech company.

Was it easy? No. Did I struggle? Absolutely. Did I figure it out? Eventually I did. But in the process I had a lot of sleepless nights and I did a lot of navel gazing. And naturally as an introvert I did a lot of thinking. Thinking over and over again. Analysing my thoughts, trying to figure out just where I fitted in and how I could leverage my skills and unique personality traits to work for me rather than against me.

I figured it out and now I help other women embrace their introversion, identify their strengths and figure out their route into senior leadership.

Lesley Tait has a

  • Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching from The Coaching Academy, backed by the International Coaching Federation.
  • Lesley is also accredited to DISC Level 2 - personality and behavioural analysis.
  • Lesley is a certified Emotional Wellbeing Coach graduating from the Harmonizing Coach Training Academy.
  • Lesley is a certified Work-Life Balance Coach.

About Me

Hi!

I’m a sensitive and thoughtful person. I like stability, I like silence and I have a small group of very close friends who I am very loyal to. I’m also incredibly focused and very hard working.

Some of the words that have been used to describe me are aloof and frosty. I’ve been accused of being disengaged and lazy. I’ve been misunderstood as being uncaring, having a swinging brick instead of a heart. And the one that really hurts, I’ve been called weird.

I’m none of the latter but what I do know about myself is that I am an introvert. In fact according to Myers Briggs Personality Types I am 86% introverted. And being an introvert isn’t easy when you’re in the minority. It’s especially tricky being an introvert when you have ambitions for yourself in life and particularly at work, where the corporate culture is largely geared up for extroverts. 

But it’s not impossible and I am the proof of that.  I had a very successful sales career that spanned 33 years, and 20 of those were working for a tech company.

Was it easy? No. Did I struggle? Absolutely. Did I figure it out? Eventually I did. But in the process I had a lot of sleepless nights and I did a lot of navel gazing. And naturally as an introvert I did a lot of thinking. Thinking over and over again. Analysing my thoughts, trying to figure out just where I fitted in and how I could leverage my skills and unique personality traits to work for me rather than against me.

I figured it out and now I help other women embrace their introversion, identify their strengths and figure out their route into senior leadership.

Lesley Tait has a

  • Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching from The Coaching Academy, backed by the International Coaching Federation.
  • Lesley is also accredited to DISC Level 2 - personality and behavioural analysis.
  • Lesley is a certified Emotional Wellbeing Coach graduating from the Harmonizing Coach Training Academy.
  • Lesley is a certified Work-Life Balance Coach.

My Clients

Cristina

“The sessions with Lesley have been absolutely life changing and it is amazing to have achieved the level of transformation in only 10 sessions.

The most helpful has been to achieve this sense of peace and calm, knowing life is perfect as it is in every moment. I have gained tremendous understanding and compassion for myself and others which strengthens the peace I feel and the connection I feel with myself and others.Letting go of judgements and anger towards self and others felt like a big barrier has been removed which was keeping me separated from self and others. I have really wanted to trust myself and my intuition and that has definitely happened. This is my most amazing gift to know I can now flow with life with such ease and that everything happens in my favour.I am now a confident woman who is aware of her worth, feeling very lucky with the cards I have been dealt with and I have the inner knowing that I am winning at this game of life. I am now waking up each day with joy and excited about the miracles which are unfolding in front of my eyes.

Truly magical experience!”

Emily

“Lesley is very professional and I felt as though I could say anything to Lesley and I wouldn’t have felt judged.

Lesley has helped me to believe in myself, and trust my opinions and judgments. Before I started the course I was always second guessing myself or asking other peoples opinion on things, where as now I have the confidence to just do what I want to do and say what I want to say. Obviously in a way that is kind and I am still behaving in a way that I’m proud of but it has just really helped me to trust myself and my judgments and be more true to myself. I have learnt a lot about my boundaries and why they are so important and necessary. It has helped me to believe in myself, resulting in being more confident and more authentic to the person I actually am. Overall it has been a very transformational journey for me, there have been huge shifts in my energy and behaviour and the whole experience has been invaluable for me.”

Katherine

“Lesley has a great warmth and empathy, the space she created allowed me to explore different aspects of my life, particularly my health in a safe judgement free way – I opened up to her much more than I anticipated I would. I always felt seen, appreciated and cared for throughout the process.

Having the time and a safe space to focus solely on myself at such a pivotal time in my life. Focusing on my relationship with myself and my alignment helped me to heal from redundancy and show up for myself as a trainee coach in my truest most authentic form.

In particular the mirror reflection session stands out as a really powerful experience for me, Lesley challenged and supported me in equal measure to go through something that’s personally quite uncomfortable. I use the memory and experience from that session as an anchor if ever I doubt my confidence in myself, especially on Zoom or camera, dipping. My confidence has increased, my motivation has increased, my self belief has increased, as have my energy, vitality and courage. I would absolutely recommend this program to other people.”

Turning Introverted Females Into Senior Leaders

I’ll help you move from the position you’re in to the position you want to be in, much quicker than if you worked alone.