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No More Hiding: Self Promotion at Work with Gemma Stow is a podcast that celebrates women using their voice to be seen and heard. Self promotion is often seen as a dirty word but there has never been a more important time to showcase strength. Own your expertise. Step into your spotlight.
#SelfPromotion #NoMoreHiding #Leadership #visibilitymatters

No More Hiding Gemma Stow

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No More Hiding: Self Promotion at Work with Gemma Stow is a podcast that celebrates women using their voice to be seen and heard. Self promotion is often seen as a dirty word but there has never been a more important time to showcase strength. Own your expertise. Step into your spotlight.
#SelfPromotion #NoMoreHiding #Leadership #visibilitymatters

    [NMH36] Self Promotion is not a dirty word

    [NMH36] Self Promotion is not a dirty word

    Self promotion is not a dirty word!
    On today’s show we are talking all about how important it is to wave your flag.  I talk about the impact of not promoting yourself and what that could mean for you and your career.  But more importantly I chat about what happens when you do.  
    When you find ways to promote yourself that align with who you really are and your natural strengths. How you can start doing it today - taking ownership of your career. 3 key things to start with. Remember- Self promotion is all about letting people know about who you are. Quotes from Gemma Stow:
    “Reading around the research it’s fascinating to see all the different ways that women hold back and underestimate themselves”
    “Leaning in to what we really want”
    “Women underestimating their capabilities”
    “If we don’t self promote what’s the impact?”
    “From an early age we are told to work hard. Head down, keep going and that's how you get success”
    “Yes you have to be good at your job - but also you have to be telling people about your results”
    “If you don't self promote you are going to miss out on opportunities”
    “Don’t be overlooked for the next best opportunity”
    “What is it you really want? Is not the easiest question to answer”
    “What happens when you choose visibility?”
    “She's playing to her strengths to be more visible to those that matter”
    “Do people know about you?”
    “Women often assume they will get noticed”
    “What do other people say about you and your qualities - ask them”
    “Start within your comfort zone and get small wins first”
    “We want to see you - the real you”
     
    If you are ready to raise your game or maybe you want your female leaders to start using self promotion strategy to move into more senior positions within your company - then book a call with Gemma today using the link below.



    #NoMoreHiding #Leadership #Selfpromotion #Femaleleaders #SelfPromotion
     
    Book a call with Gemma:
    http://bit.ly/CallGemmaPodcast
     
    Connect with your host Gemma Stow:
    Website: https://www.gemmastow.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gemmastow/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/gemmastow
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamgemmastow/

    • 17 min
    [NMH37] Stop avoiding those difficult conversations

    [NMH37] Stop avoiding those difficult conversations

    Stop avoiding those difficult conversations.
    On today’s show ...
    Nadine and I talk about the importance of having difficult conversations - despite the environment and especially now as remote working is becoming the norm for a lot of people. Shifting the perception you have of what ‘difficult’ means. You can still have productive conversations via the screen. And consider other factors not often thought about - such as their own body language and what that is saying on your behalf. Tips on being more visible your way without feeling uncomfortable about it.  
    Nadine Powrie a certified Executive and Leadership Coach specialising in leadership change, with a specialist focus on transforming difficult conversations into courageous ones.
    With over 20 years of teaching experience - and working with multinational and governmental organisations around the globe, she has a proven track record of leading change, managing a £15M budget in the public sector. She now bringing those skills to the corporate world to drive immediate impact and give more leaders the confidence to execute change at a high level and standard.
    “Leaders right now are are going through challenging times and having to have those difficult conversations in different ways that makes it even harder” (Gemma Stow)
    “Difficult conversations are a perception” (Nadine Powrie)
    “It is you job as a leader to remove what the difficult part is’ (Nadine Powrie)
    “It’s about finding the right words that you can communicate with and feel comfortable with and speak from the heart” (Nadine Powrie)
    “We forget how powerful those skills to communicate can be as a leader” (Gemma Stow)
    “You can see yourself from a different perspective” (Gemma Stow)
    “Look at yourself in the mirror and be good with who you are” (Nadine Powrie)
    “It’s important to keep showing up!” (Gemma Stow)
    “Is this vulnerability going to make people think less of me as a leader?” (Nadine Powrie)
    “We have worked together and you are absolutely asking the right questions?” (Nadine Powrie)
    “Visibility is not all about sharing the things about you it’s about being vulnerable” (Nadine Powrie)
    “It’s an ongoing topic [visibility] and things will change all the time” (Nadine Powrie)
     
    #NoMore Hiding #Leadership #Selfpromotion #Femaleleaders
     
    Book a call with Gemma:
    http://bit.ly/CallGemmaPodcast
     
    Connect with your host Gemma Stow:
    Website: https://www.gemmastow.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gemmastow/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/gemmastow
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamgemmastow/
    Connect with Nadine Powrie:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nadine-powrie/
    Website: https://www.nadinepowrie.com
     

    • 28 min
    [NMH38] Actions are the loudest voice.

    [NMH38] Actions are the loudest voice.

    Actions are the loudest voice.
     
    It can be hard to feel like you are using your voice.  Sharing your opinions.  Knowing what to say.  Worrying if it will be seen as right or wrong.
     
    Especially right now.  The global anti racism protests that have been triggered by George Floyd’s horrendous death.  I know many of my friends and family feel like they need to show the world that they care and that they stand by their black sisters and brothers across the world, yet hold back from fear of saying the wrong thing. I know this because I have had replies to emails I have sent about this very thing.
     
    There's an amazing article written by Natalie Morris for the metro > https://metro.co.uk/2020/06/01/white-people-why-vital-speak-racism-even-scared-12786718/
     
    I will be honest - I felt like I didn't have the right words.  Worrying that it wouldn't come across right.  That I couldn't articulate what I wanted to say Like “who am I to have an opinion as a white woman who cannot understand” and has been extended many privileges in different shapes and forms because of how I look. I am doing a lot of reflection.
     
    This may be true for you in many areas of your life.  On this show we focus on being more visible and to stop hiding so you can grow and learn and have the work you love and have the career you want.  But that doesn't mean you have to be the loudest in the room to get that.
     
    “Your actions are your loudest voice”
     
    It is about being genuine.  Genuine action.  and this can look different for different people.
     
    Your way forward won’t be the same as other people's  ways forward.
    You have to decide what that looks like. And to do it for the right reasons.  Not because everyone else is doing that so you will too.
     
    Abi Adamson, a woman I don’t even known had a massive impact on me when she was talking about how organisations need to do things differently and her own experiences as a black woman - here is the video > https://www.linkedin.com/posts/activity-6674257575455924224-rNua
     
    Don’t sit there over thinking and planning all the time.  Do something today and then do something the next day. 
     
    Find your own way of using your voice.  It doesn't have to be in everyone's face and you don’t have to do it to get more ‘likes’ on a post. 
     
    “This is about the internal work so that you can be there fully for others externally.”  
     
    If this is something that you know you want to do more of then reach out to me - depending on where you are at and what you want  I may be able to help or I can definitely signpost you to some amazing people and resources..
     
    I would love to hear from you - what action will you take - what does that look like for you?  Let me know.
    Other resources you can check out and those I have mentioned:
    Kay Fabella https://www.linkedin.com/in/kayfabella/ and her “Inclusion in Progress” Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/inclusion-in-progress/id1487642053 Ashanti Bentil-Dhue https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashantibd/ The 1619 podcast Invest in training and / or make donations to key initiatives including Black Lives Matter. Recent article in the Metro by Natalie Morris or the recent article by Danielle Cadet. Literature - 'White Fragility' by Robin DiAngelo, 'Me and my white supremacy' by Layla Saad and challenge your own perspectives.


    #NoMore Hiding #Leadership #Selfpromotion #Femaleleaders #Diversity #Inclusion
     
    Book a call with Gemma:
    http://bit.ly/CallGemmaPodcast
     
    Connect with your host Gemma Stow:
    Website: https://www.gemmastow.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gemmastow/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/gemmastow
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamgemmastow/

    • 13 min
    [NMH39] What do you need to lead?

    [NMH39] What do you need to lead?

    What do you need to lead?
     
    On today’s episode we talk about a number of things:
    How understanding your personality preferences can help you be more of yourself at work How going to the cinema on your own can be a revelation You don’t have to fake it to make it Why taking your mask of at work is so important for success Owning your introversion and how you want to lead and manage your team's expectations  
    Mark Gilroy is Managing Director of TMS Development International Ltd, a leading global provider of psychometric development tools designed to create and sustain high performing teams. Mark has a background in occupational psychology, and has been working in the L&D arena as an executive coach and team development facilitator for over a decade. 
     
    “We all care that people would like us, we want to belong and we want to be involved” (Mark Gilroy)
    “But you can shake off this feeling that you need to behave in a certain way in order to impress people” (Mark Gilroy)
    “Managers who feel they need to present a particular face” (Mark Gilroy)
    “She told me that she felt that she had to wear a mask everyday to work” (Gemma Stow)
    “The environment must make her feel like that so there's so work to do there in that company but the other is that she has to pretend to be someone she is not every day” (Gemma Stow)
    “How do we get to that point of feeling so comfortable with ourselves knowing that’s enough that's good enough”
    “For a number of years I have been quite comfortable to go out on my own and that feels good to me but there was a time it didn't” (Gemma Stow)
    “These are the fears that stop them from being more visible” (Gemma Stow)
    “This is how I lead and this is what I need” (Gemma Stow)
    “For a lot of people there is an archetype of what leadership looks like” (Mark Gilroy)
     
    #NoMoreHiding #Leadership #Selfpromotion #Femaleleaders #personalitypreference
     
    Book a call with Gemma:
    http://bit.ly/CallGemmaPodcast
     
    Connect with your host Gemma Stow:
    Website: https://www.gemmastow.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gemmastow/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/gemmastow
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamgemmastow/
     
    Connect with Mark Gilroy:
    Website: www.tmsdi.com
    Twitter: @thatmarkgilroy  @tmsdi
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mgilroy

    • 27 min
    [NMH40] How to raise your profile whilst working remotely

    [NMH40] How to raise your profile whilst working remotely

    How to raise your profile whilst working remotely.
     
    With the majority of people working remotely right now due to the impact of Covid19 your visibility plans are out of the window.  However you might feel, one thing that is for sure being visible is still, if not more, important than it was before Covid19.  
     
    There are spaces to join my 12 month 1-1 No More Hiding Coaching Programme in July - Kathryn has been a part of it for the last 6 months:
     
    "I've been working with Gemma since the start of the year We have formal sessions once a month to talk through problems, set goals, make plans, and understand some of the things that are holding me back. In between these sessions we're also in regular contact through Facebook and Voxer to help keep me accountable, making sure I'm focusing on the right things, the things that will get me to where I want to be, which for me are often the things that I don't do. Not with Gemma around, she's a bit like the good angel sitting on my shoulder, whispering in my ear to be more visible. I definitely wouldn't have achieved the things I have this year without her coaching and this programme" (Kathryn Wellum Kent June 2020)
     
    If you are ambitious and want that next level don't put it off.  Being visible is ultimately about building the RIGHT relationships and connections.  This is the absolute cornerstone to career progression and business development.
     
    So whether you think this is important or not let me tell you that giving some thought to building your own self promotion strategy is crucial to getting ahead.  And the other brilliant thing about this, is that feeling of having some control over what's happening right now.
     
    We chat about the different types of personalities when it comes to being visible:
     
    > ABI the AVOIDER 
    > CATHY the CHATTERBOX 
    > DEBBIE the DRAINER 
    > PIPPA the PLEASER 
     
    You might not relate to any of these or you might notice a mixture depending on how you feel that day. The point is that we can sometimes feel like we ARE being visible and doing it right - but the WAY you get noticed is just as important as being visible in the first place.



    I also share some ways you can still network, raise your profile and build important connections whilst working remotely.
     
    Ditch the pressure to impress others.   Be more visible online.   Follow up.   Email signature.   Focus on what you are passionate about.  Mini stories in your back pocket.    
    I would love to know if you have a go at any of these strategies we have chatted about - drop me an email and let me know gemma@gemmastow.com I really do love an action taker!
     
    The thing is that ultimately when it comes to raising your profile the key is to see how you can help others first, as Michelle Obama said “Success isn't about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in other people's lives”  
     
    “Don't be afraid to re connect with people you haven't been in touch with recently”
    “I often say to clients to see LinkedIn as an event you are attending - who do you really want to connect with?”
    “Remember all connections and relationships are valuable.  You never know who knows who.”
    “Being visible is ultimately about building the RIGHT relationships and connections.  This is the absolute cornerstone to career progression and business development.”
     
    #NoMore Hiding #Leadership #Selfpromotion #Femaleleaders
     
    Book a call with Gemma:
    http://bit.ly/CallGemmaPodcast
    More info about the 1-1 No More Hiding 12 month Coaching Programme
    https://bit.ly/NMH12Pod
     
    Connect with your host Gemma Stow:
    Website: https://www.gemmastow.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gemmastow/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/gemmastow
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamgemmastow/

    • 23 min
    [NMH41] Time to Lean In Rather Than Backing Out

    [NMH41] Time to Lean In Rather Than Backing Out

    Time to Lean In Rather Than Backing Out
     
    It’s absolutely amazing to have Lauren V Davis from Lauren V Davis Creative and The Business Event Playbook on the podcast today. I’m an avid listener to Lauren’s podcast myself and am so glad that I can share with you how inspirational Lauren has been in the entrepreneurial space. 
    We chat about personal branding.  How important it is for others to see the real you. The importance of leaning in to opportunities. Having female role models to inspire us. Tips on how to make the most of networking.  
    Lauren is sharing her thoughts on why she would love to see more women in positions of leadership, why it is so important to take those opportunities when they are presented to you and why it is crucial to have a personal brand which really reflects who you are and what you represent.
     
    ‘Your personal brand is what you’re known for, how people experience what makes you uniquely you.’ – Lauren
    ‘It’s really important to build connections.’ – Gemma
    ‘The more people who believe and trust in who you are as a person, the more those relationships convert into sales and into a great business where you feel fulfilled.’ – Lauren
    ‘I think it’s really important to find people who inspire you.’ – Gemma
    "One day waking up saying oh my gosh I'm speaking I've got a podcast and I'm doing all the things I never thought I would do and that comes from leaning in" - Gemma
    ‘It’s the power you have inside you which influences the people around you.’ - Lauren
     
    An entrepreneur from an early age recognising the impact that hard work made, Lauren has had an incredible journey. She recognised a genuine love of branding, strategy and marketing when she started her first venture as a small business owner. 
    Lauren Davis lives in Rockford Illinois and works with people over the world to overcome their personal branding discontent and grow their presence so that they can focus on sales, exposure, leadership and community impact through her marketing consultancy Lauren Davis Creative and her podcast, the Business EventPlaybook.
    Lauren's natural and undying passion revolves around taking new learning opportunities, travelling the globe and networking at conferences and workshops in order that she can better serve her clients. As she says, she loves to improve, loves to impress and loves to give everyone she works with 100%.
     
    #NoMore Hiding #Leadership #Selfpromotion #Femaleleaders #Networking
     
    Book a call with Gemma:
    http://bit.ly/CallGemmaPodcast
    More info about the 1-1 No More Hiding 12 month Coaching Programme
    https://bit.ly/NMH12Pod
    Connect with your host Gemma Stow:
    Website: https://www.gemmastow.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gemmastow/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/gemmastow
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamgemmastow/
    Connect with Lauren :
    Website: https://laurendaviscreative.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ldaviscreative/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LDavisCreative?ref=hl
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ldaviscreative/
     

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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Andy Storch ,

NO MORE HIDING! Listen to this podcast

Gemma Stow is such an inspiring and wonderful leader who is shining the light on important lessons about self-promotion and how to move up in the world, especially for introverted female leaders. I was honored to be a guest on the show and am proud to call Gemma a friend.

Andy Storch
Host of the Talent Development Hot Seat and The Andy Storch Show

kayfabella ,

A must-listen for female leaders!

Gemma has a strong voice and practical advice for empowering women to show up as they are in the workplace, and lead as we are. I’ve followed her for a few years now and I’m always super impressed with her passion and dedication to helping female leaders in organizations, encouraging us to take charge of our career path by leaning into our unique strengths. Highly recommend!

Redhairing21 ,

A great listen for introverts & extroverts

Gemma does a great job sharing the challenges and potential benefits of being an introvert. I’m beginning to wonder if my introversion/extroversion ratio has changed throughout my life.

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