Taking the Stage® in BC

Taking the Stage® is a powerful program developed by The Humphrey Group Inc. to help women achieve a confident leadership presence.

While the program is traditionally only available to women in large corporations, such as Microsoft and Johnson & Johnson, we are pleased to be able to offer it to current and aspiring women business owners and non-profit leaders at a significantly reduced cost, thanks to generous support from The Humphrey Group.

Learn to communicate with confidence

If you feel uncomfortable in situations where the spotlight is focused on you or you just aren’t sure how to fully project your leadership qualities, then this program could be exactly what you need.

You will address the fundamental communication habits that minimize your credibility as a leader.

Taking the Stage® will help you to become a strong, confident leader by teaching you to speak with strength on any ‘stage’– from boardrooms to meeting rooms, from town halls to phone calls.

The program has been delivered to over 500,000 women worldwide, making it a global success story!

Pauline Stevenson, Taking the Stage Facilitator
Pauline Stevenson
President, Excel Career College
Taking the Stage® Facilitator, Courtenay

Program Format

Taking the Stage® consists of groups of 6 to 10 women who meet for four, two-hour sessions led by a volunteer facilitator in your community.

These four video-based learning modules serve as the basis for rich group discussion and strong networking opportunities. Participants get personal feedback and coaching so space is limited!

Session Topics

The sessions will teach you how to:

  1. Embrace Your Leadership Identity: Focuses on achieving a leadership presence. You will learn to adopt a new, braver mindset: one that enables women to stand out and be heard.
  2. Create a Leader’s Script: Explains how to create a clear message – whether giving a presentation at a trade show or making a phone call. You will learn how to avoid apologetic and self-deprecating expressions and to communicate using strong words of a leader.
  3. Achieve a Leader’s Presence: Shows you how to achieve a strong, leadership presence through eye contact, pace, body language and voice.
  4. Adopt the Voice of a Leader: Shows women how to develop the strong, confident voice of a leader. You will discover how to get your points across without sounding defensive or tentative.

Upcoming Groups

We are delighted to be offering Taking the Stage® in the following communities:

  • Kamloops – Facilitated by Kris McCleary, Principal at Kris McCleary Consulting, Kamloops
    • 4 sessions: January 13, 27; February 10; March 3 | 6pm to 8pm PT
    • VIRTUAL session details will be sent to participants prior to first session

Only 8 spots available—apply today!

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What our past participants say…

Taking the Stage® gives women a profound understanding of how important leadership is in every single communication situation and it teaches how to seize each opportunity.
I’m using the things that I learned every day, and practicing my new skills at every opportunity. There’s no stopping me now!
The group exercises really opened my eyes to how body language, voice tone/strength and eye contact can affect the listener’s ability to be engaged and hear what is being communicated. The program has provided me many valuable tools that I have already successfully applied in my workplace. I have learned so many tips, tools and ideas that I’m able to apply to my life moving forward in order to continue growing, learning and practicing to speak with strength and confidence.
I wasn’t sure what to expect and was blown away by the group’s support and encouragement. The feedback and group discussion was so valuable. I am already applying my learning in everyday interactions. It is truly eye opening!

This program is made possible thanks to The Humphrey Group and a network of volunteer facilitators.

® Taking the Stage is a registered trademark of The Humphrey Group Inc. Used under license by Women’s Enterprise Centre.

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