Confidence to Succeed - Assertiveness for Women

This confidence and assertiveness training course provides a space for you to consider assertiveness and how it is affected by gender stereotypes. You’ll learn how to project confidence and develop resilience that will help you accomplish more in your career.
Full day

Overview: Assertiveness Training for Women in Business

Someone who is assertive behaves confidently and is not frightened to say what they want or believe. This course will give a unique opportunity to think about managing your inner dialogue and learn how to project confidence - even when you’re not feeling it.

It will cover different types of leadership styles, with practical tools for decisive and bold action in challenging workplace situations. You will gain an understanding of the latest research on gender stereotypes around assertiveness and you will leave the day with practical methods to help you become more assertive and flourish in your career.

What you'll learn

  • An understanding of gender stereotypes and how these may impact your behaviour at work
  • How your use of or lack of assertiveness can help or hinder your performance in the workplace, and what you can do about it
  • Assertive communication, including how to make requests assertively and how to say no
  • Practical models for assertive delivery of feedback and goal setting
  • Strategies to develop your resilience and project confidence in business and workplace situations
  • Tools for staying positive in challenging situations
  • The language of influence and active listening
  • Ways to develop a powerful network

Who is it for?

Covering both confidence and assertiveness, this training course is for all female professionals, managers or directors who want to become more resilient and assertive and gain the confidence to succeed in their chosen careers.

Your facilitator

Emma Walker-Cotton
Emma Walker-Cotton

Emma is an award winning trainer specialising in leadership development. She has over 20 years' experience of training design and delivery in both the public and private sector, including working as a director for a large housing association and for Amnesty International.

Emma is passionate about individuals having the opportunity to fulfil their potential and creates a positive, fun and stimulating learning environment. She always ensures that participants leave the day with practical skills they can use in their organisation. Emma has an MSc in Organisational Psychology and is qualified in running Psychometrics through the British Psychological Society.


Really good, I will take a lot from this and implement in the work place. Interesting, builds up your confidence and really makes you think about your approach at work and what needs to be changed.
Financial Controller
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