I felt like an outsider most of my life. Some people may get me, but not ALL of me.
For as long as I can remember, I struggled with being seen and heard.
I was afraid to step out, be a leader, and be seen. I’ve known there was something unique about me because of my presence and the gifts I have to share. I was not only unsure of how to share my gifts, but I was also uncertain of how they would be received.
When I first started my style business in 2006 I wanted to help others be seen.
I can still remember the first time I felt seen. I was doing some personal development work and the facilitator said to me, " You're a leader. You have a gift, but you shrink around other leaders. You don't show up."
That day changed my life. I knew it was time for me to show up.
I knew she was right. I shrank around others who I thought were better leaders, better speakers, or more powerful than I.
I transformed my presence through style. When I began to dress as if I owned the room, I started being seen as owning the room. I didn't always have a look and a presence that commanded a room but now I do.
When I dress like I matter….. I am seen.
This gift had to be shared. I knew others like yourself wanted to be seen and express your leadership presence.
What we put on the outside of our bodies is a deep reflection of our own inward self-evaluation.
If you think it doesn't matter then your belief is, you don't matter.
If you think it's important but now isn't the time for one reason or another…..
I ask, why continue to not be seen?
It's costing the world your gifts and presence.