Yet rarely do they make time – or are encouraged to take the time – to step away and examine the bigger picture of themselves and their leadership, to gain clarity about what drives them, and to become more effective and courageous in all spheres.
Compass public programs run nationally and bring women of all ages, sectors and levels of seniority together to develop a deeper understanding of themselves, in order to be able to lead and influence others more effectively. The philosophy is to pursue leadership as a state of mind, not just a job title; though, rapid career advancement is a common outcome.
The program takes a holistic approach, starting with the articulation of Purpose and Values, moving to Thinking Styles and Self-talk (using the Life Styles Inventory™ diagnostic), and Wellness.
We then shift to practical skills-building with Business Acumen, Visibility and Personal Strategy Mapping. The outcome of the program for each woman is a cohesive whole-of-life plan, with a focus on continued personal development and practical implementation.
The key principles of Compass are to help each woman understand that she is able, that she is stronger when working with others, and that she can have impact. Each woman works closely with other women throughout the program, developing her coaching and communication skills, as well as meaningful networking opportunities.