Applied Confidence

The world is changing – fast. Women taking positions of leadership has altered the dynamic, confusing some of the old behaviour patterns and initiating distressing incidents when engaging with tough personalities who sometimes come from an age gone by and yet still wielding the sword.

Consequentially, we can lose trust in these engagements, confidence is undermined and influence and opportunity are destroyed without even knowing why. Instead, we remain with the false notion that is about work competency, and it is not.

Confidence is competence and that competence is in the areas of vocal presence, body power and the perceived trust and influence we bring to each room.

In this incredibly hands-on and practical event for leaders, Dr Mahler will provide a point of contact to analyse, plan and review through the lens of Body/Voice and Frameworks of Communication, tailored specifically for those in leadership roles.

Over the 3.5 hour session, you will learn how-to:

Know the difference between perception and reality for women in business
Learn new skills and processes that are effective, show leadership and make life easy
Incorporate these skills into real life scenarios demonstrating confidence and clarity
Make the journey enjoyable

Course Outline

Delivered in-person, these comprehensive sessions will be divided into three key themes:

Getting your voice heard

How your voice works and what goes wrong
Why women’s voices are undervalued in business
How stress manifests
When there is something wrong
What we perceive as trust and caring and how to do it
What being authentic mean
Common problems – talking to fast – what to do
How to interrupt professionally
How the body, arms and legs can help

Presenting Virtually

What’s different about the virtual world
How to get the presentation started
An overall framework
How to not make it all about you
How to break the content mould
How to read your audience
How to engage
How to finish professionally

Handling difficult situations

The framework for difficulty
The framework for changing the behaviour of others
Non-verbal responses that assist
Specifics of empathising
Why we reflect
Buying time
Peak Performance

Dr Louise Mahler

2021 Speaker of Excellence Award Winner, Dr Louise Mahler is passionate about helping others ‘be heard’ in their leadership roles. A global thought leader in voice and body psychology in leadership, her clients are exemplars in their spheres and her specialty is transforming frogs to princes. She has travelled Asia, USA and Europe over the past decade delighting audiences with original, practical and useful information to help them evolve their communication, buoyed by her experience as an opera singer at the Vienna State Opera and her PhD in Leadership Communication, backed by Masters in Organisational Psychology, a Master of Neuro-Linguistics and a Degree in Economics.

The author of Resonate with Penguin Random House, Louise is a regular guest for television and radio, voted as one of the top 50 thought leaders by IBM and an international Stevie Award Winner in 2020 for her contribution to Women in Business. Listening to Louise you be entranced by how she walks her talks and acts as an active example of the work she espouses and you will learn, you will laugh and you will never be the same again.

Hear from Louise where she explains Applied Confidence: How can you control your nerves?

2023 Schedule

  • Melbourne In-Person:
    November 2023 date TBC

2024 Schedule

  • Sydney In-Person: 20th June 2024
  • Melbourne In-Person: 27th June 2024

How the Workshops Will Run

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Comprehensive masterclass of 3.5 hours in a CBD venue.

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Up to 15 participants to keep the group intimate and allow people to ask more specific questions pertinent to their situation.

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WiBF Members: $1,695 + GST
Non-Member: $2,000 + GST

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In-person workshop style over 3.5 hours.

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