You have great ideas.
Stop telling yourself you don't.
I know it's scary to act on that light-bulb moment you had last month.
That moment when you knew you could create a more efficient system for your and your department's workflow.
What if you present the idea to your boss and they shoot you down?
Or what if your co-workers say, "Who do you think you are to go changing things like this? You're just a ___."
But by not speaking up and sharing what you have to offer, you feel TEN times WORSE than what you would feel if your co-workers said that thing and your boss said no to your idea.
Go ahead and create the system. Put your idea into action.
Create the prototype.
Experiment with the possibility.
Show that it works.
THEN bring the implemented idea to your boss.
At that point, even if they're still a no, you've given yourself the gift of acknowledging and expressing yourself.
And that is estimable.
That is admirable.
You'll be so proud of yourself.
Your originality matters.
Your contributions matter.
And...you may get all this intellectually.
Yet taking up space like this on the regular might be downright frightening.
There's nothing wrong with you that you can't will yourself into taking initiative and shining your brilliance.
There's something to be said for social conditioning about who can and can't be visible and successful in the workplace.
Conditioning around gender, sexuality, race, ability, neurodiversity . . .
That's where I come in.
My work as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Facilitator and Educator informs the coaching we'll do together as we consider the context and specific challenges you've experienced being anything other than traditional status quo (white, straight, cisgender, male, able-bodied, etc.)
Let's factor in ALL of your personal and generational experiences in a one-on-one coaching container so that you kick ass at work, implementing idea after idea, getting your well-earned promotion, and being an example of what's possible.
Hit me up HERE for some kickass coaching.
My name's Valerie and I'm a Certified Life Coach with a background in teaching dance as well as facilitating diversity, equity, and inclusion professional development conversations and workshops.