It’s that time again to round up another one of our empowering and inspiring #YesSheCan Skills Development Day!
So, what is the Skills Development Day about?
Our Skills Development Day is about increasing your confidence, developing your career skills and supporting you to achieve your goals!
The day is filled with four workshops with relevant topics and led by professional and experience women. We want to give you everything you need to take you to the next level in your career whether that be this year or in the next 10 years!
Can I come to the next one?
Yes, absolutely you can! We welcome all women to join us, no matter what role, level you are at in your career, or sector – we’ve got you. Visit our events page for more information on our next event and sign up to our newsletter for news and updates.
Let’s get into the round-up!

Our Round-up

 Identifying Your Strengths with Julie White

We kicked off the day with our workshop on Identifying Your Strengths with Julie White.
Julie is a Resilience Coach, specialising in mental health and wellbeing and has 20 years experience in HR & Training.
Julie helped us work through identifying our strengths, ones we already knew and ones we didn’t even think of. She gave us valuable tips on how we can start focusing on them and use them to our advantage!
“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities” – Stephen Covey

 Breaking Life Limiting Beliefs with Kat Ashton

Our next workshop was led by Kat Ashton and was about breaking our life limiting beliefs.
Kat is a Service Designer & Strategist as well as a Yoga, Reiki and EFT practitioner.
We learned what life limiting beliefs are, where they stem from and how can overcome and break them.
Kat showed us how to look at our barriers from a different angle and supported our learning with mindful breathing exercises.
“If your beliefs don’t empower you, change them!”

 Managing Feedback With Sophie Turner

Next up was our workshop on how we can Manage Our Feedback in the workplace with Sophie Turner.
Sophie Turner, founder of #YesSheCan, NLP Coach, and qualified Diversity & Inclusion specialist.
This workshop focused on learning why data-driven and clear feedback is important, recognising our current feedback style and how WE feel when we receive feedback.
The more specific you are, the more it becomes an actionable change instead of a slight on someone’s character!”

 Building Emotional Intelligence with Anjana Rajani

Our next workshop on Building Emotional Intelligence was led by Anjana Rajani.
In this workshop, Anjana showed us how our emotional intelligence can both be a barrier and a strength and how to balance it with our own self awareness.
She also talked about Emotional Hijacking and how we can overcome it to deal with situations more clearly and with empathy.
“The emotional level of the organisation is the level that determines the results” – Anne De Graaf

 Keynote Q&A with Gill McKinnon

To end the day, we were joined by Gill McKinnon, retired Mechanical Engineer and our very own #YesSheCan Role Model, for our keynote Q&A.
We learned about Gill’s career journey, barrier’s she has faced and overcome, how she did it and the lessons she learned along the way.
Our delegates had a chance to chat with Gill and ask her all of their questions from getting to know more about Gill’s engineering career and her most memorable achievements.

Thank you to our amazing speakers for creating a welcoming, warm and empowering space and to our brilliant delegates who always get stuck into our workshops and learn, network every minute of the day and more importantly support and motivate each other. We couldn’t do this without all of you!

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