Women at Work
Advancing women in corporate America
Gender inequality starts early when women are disproportionately passed up for first-level promotions to manager. That disparity snowballs, as fewer women reach management positions. Male to female representation hits 80/20 or even 90/10 by board level. And ratios are even wider for women of color.
Talking Talent’s mission is to create more inclusive work cultures where all talent can prosper and progress to the top. We coach women to leadership roles and equip their organizations to close equity gaps.
We are committed to intersectional programming, designed to advance ALL women. Coaches and facilitators represent a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.
"Leaders must act fast or risk losing millions of women from the workforce and setting gender diversity back years."
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and co-founder of LeanIn.Org
Executive coaching for women
Executive coaches work with ambitious female leaders and your high potential talent waiting to step up.
Talking Talent coaches help your professionals get what they want out of their careers. Coaches help your talent show up as the leaders they want to be – while maintaining sustainable work habits that honor both professional and personal goals.
Women’s leadership development
Support and retain female talent.
Fix a leaky pipeline with women’s leadership development programs. High potential talent programs offer a deep, coaching-led journey experienced through traditional workshops and career coaching. Create a transformative experience that builds new pipelines of potential.
Using our Authentic Female Leadership Model™, we inspire female leaders brimming with:
- Clarity to understand what makes her tick, build a personal brand, and overcome barriers to progression.
- Agility to learn new skills and adapt to different political landscapes and types of people.
- Sustainability with a work-life approach that supports lasting success and wellbeing.
Why our approach works:
- 1:1 and group coaching: Each individual receives coaching support to achieve their goals.
- Sponsorship: Sponsors and executive champions create real career traction for women.
- Inclusion Dialogues: Often, sensitive or “taboo” topics go underground. We bring participants and senior stakeholders together for open conversations.
All Talking Talent learning experiences are coaching-led. That means we lead by “talking together” not “talking to.” A brief snapshot of our catalogue is below.
Knowing the art of courageous conversation can increase confidence when dealing with conflict and sensitive situations. Participants learn how to navigate difficult conversations to transform relationships and more effectively reach goals.
Increasing Presence and Impact
Professional presence is an intangible quality that helps you connect with others. A way of presenting yourself that inspires trust. A mix of poise and confidence that says: “I can make things happen.”
This group workshop helps participants refine their presence with skills to enhance credibility and make sure their voice is heard.
Thriving in Work and Life
Pulled in so many directions, many women put their own needs on the backburner. But leaders who fail to prioritize wellbeing will eventually find themselves exhausted and overwhelmed.
In this session, participants evaluate core domains in their life. They’ll leave with mindful awareness of what’s going well and where they need to focus for sustainability, health, and long-term satisfaction.
Harness the #1 predictor of professional success. Emotional intelligence can have more to do with achievement than IQ or subject expertise. How leaders manage emotions, and their capacity to understand others, is a pivotal part of how they guide their teams.
This session provides skills to enhance EQ, putting self-awareness, self-management, and empathy into practice.
1:1 and group coaching
Coaching is often reserved for more senior talent. With Talking Talent’s one-to-one, group and digital coaching, coaching can be made available to the entire workforce in an inclusive, scalable, and cost-effective way.
Combine live coaching with digital microlearning to reinforce growth. Seamless integration means the impact of our program is enriched and sustained.
A secure microsite offers a single, easy point of access for program pre-work and extended resources
Virtual workshops bring teams together to create newfound awareness and behavior change. Interactive tools maximize engagement.
Automated emails (e-Nudges) keep participants on track and extend learning after program completion.
Bring out the best in your people
- Turnkey coaching
- Virtual or in-person learning
- Coach-led training
- Support female talent
- Close equity gaps
- Build your leadership pipeline
- Improve retention and inclusion measures
The Power of Exclusion
Because our mission is to create more inclusive workplaces, where all under-represented talent has potential to progress, it makes good sense to start with a focus on women. Not only are they the largest minority, increasing female representation in leadership roles is proven to open the door to further diversity.
Read the paper on the diversity paradox.