Empowerment Workshop Schedule

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Powerful Negotiation Skills for Women
February 21, 2019, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

“Women negotiate less than their male counterparts. Sixty-eight percent of women accepted the salary they were offered and did not negotiate, a 16-percentage point difference when compared to men (52%).”  If you are afraid of negotiating, hearing no, or have trouble identifying and articulating what you want – this workshop is for you.

Knowing what you want and how to ASK for it are SKILLS you can learn.  Negotiation skills are essential for advancing in your career, navigating meaningful relationships, and in accomplishing your goals.  In this interactive and dynamic workshop, you will learn skills that can be practiced and implemented to help overcome this conditioning.  

Do you feel confident asking for the pay you deserve?  Do you know what you want in your relationship but don’t know how to ask for it?  Do you feel like you ‘should know how’ to negotiate for these important aspects of your life?  Or, are you confused about what you really want or deserve?  If you feel afraid of hearing no, have trouble identifying and articulating what you really want – this workshop is for you. 

According to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, “86% of women remember being taught to be nice to others growing up, only 34% were taught to share their point of view.”  These are skills that can be learned, practiced, and implemented to help women overcome this conditioning.

You will learn to negotiate, communicate and advocate for yourself from a visceral experience of your personal power.  These are practical, tangible and surprisingly simple techniques that can make a significant impact on your life.

Cathartic Campfire – Coming March 23, 2019!

We have a transformational experience in the works for you! Go to www.catharticcampfire.com to learn more!

Be Your Own Hero – Personal Safety from an Empowered Perspective – Next Session coming soon!

Did you know, according to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, “43% of women have been sexually harassed in their workplace and 50% of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16. And, 80% of sexual assault is committed by someone the survivor knows. Additionally, from a young age, girls and women are socialized to “be nice” and to behave passively in response to conflict. Experts and survivors say the pressure to be polite is so ingrained that it can make speaking up about assault or harassment very difficult.”

This must change.

This course provides essential training, from an empowered perspective, on how to ‘Be Your Own Hero’ and viscerally experience feeling powerful and confident in your personal safety.  You will learn to feel better able to discern the warning signs of assault, build confidence as well as verbal resistance skills, apply prevention and avoidance strategies, the 3 ways to BE EMPOWERED to protect and defend yourself as well as over 20 practical physical self-defence techniques.  All of the tools, skills, and techniques you’ll learn are practical, innovative, and based on real life scenarios. You’ll have the benefit of the experience and expertise of highly trained police officers and an executive coach for a holistic and empowered approach to personal safety.

You will also have the opportunity to practice your self-defence techniques with a padded attacker. We only partner with highly trained, compassionate, police officers to serve as our ‘padded attackers’ – because they have been in actual fights, they know what victims have experienced, and they are truly compassionate to that experience.  Your physical and psychological safety is our number one priority on this path of personal safety.

Break the Freeze – Self-Advocacy and Navigating Intense Conversations – Next session, coming soon!

Have you ever found yourself at a loss for words, unable to speak up with challenging co-workers, bosses, or family members in intense or awkward moments? That moment is called ‘the freeze’ and is part of the ‘fight, flight, freeze’ phenomenon.  Women are socialized and conditioned to shut down in these moments, but this can be rewired from the inside out. These startling facts from the Canadian Women’s Foundation illustrate the importance of retraining this conditioning:

  • 43% of women have been sexually harassed in their workplace and 50% of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16.
  • From a young age, girls are socialized to “be nice” and to behave passively in response to conflict. Experts and survivors say the pressure to be polite is so ingrained that it can make speaking up about assault or harassment very difficult.
  • 80% of sexual assault is committed by someone the survivor knows.

Shelley will teach you simple and practical techniques to break the freeze in difficult situations and get you back into a place where you can find the words, powerfully advocate for yourself and navigate these moments from a visceral sense of your personal power.  This dynamic and interactive session also includes physical self-defence tips and techniques.