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What is CEO Essence?

CEOEssence addresses the core challenges women face in professional environments head on by providing training, tools and resources, to support women who are ready to step into their power, take a seat at the table, and engage with men in a collaborative and meaningful way.

CEO Essence Methodology

Self-Mastery

 We begin with self-mastery.  You have to have a level of self-mastery in order to be able to step confidently into a team dynamic and hold your own. Therefore, we start with and focus on self-mastery.Self-mastery would include learning how to set you boundaries.  For example, women in leadership can be over-giving because of their empathetic nature. Understanding how to set boundaries for yourself will allow you to remain compassionate within the working environment, while also retaining your sovereignty.
 
 

Team Dynamics

After that, there is the team dynamics section.  Team dynamics can be, well...dynamic!  Some teams are naturally cohesive, others can be challenging. 

If you don’t have self-mastery, then within a team setting, you are going to feel like you are not being heard or understood.  You may also feel like there is a lot of blame, shame, and guilt happening within the group. 

None of this is healthy.  So, once you learn how to be within your own power, you can learn how to hold your own in a team, thus allowing you to interact with the group in an impactful way.

Team Mastery

The third phase of the framework is team mastery.  This takes all of the tools that were learned in the first two phases and bump it up a notch. The team mastery level positions you to lead the team.  That is the framework.

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“Working with Rene’ one on one was so helpful for me. She can see a situation clearly and help you easily work through whatever challenges you have. I was struggling with wanting to make a career change, and Rene’ was able to help me through it. I’m happy to say that I got the promotion that I wanted and am now in charge of a team of 20. I have successfully changed the working model of the department that I manage, and in the process have increased productivity by 14%”. -Janet C

So, throughout this experience, you learn how to balance your masculine and feminine energies, specifically, you sacred masculine and feminine.  Many people live in a distorted masculine (think aggression) or a distorted feminine (think doormat).  Neither works.  So, once you learn how to balance your energies, we look at our languaging choices and how they impact our energies, communication and connection.  You learn how to communicate in a non-reactive manner, responding rather than reacting.   

Additionally, we look at criticism and how to address it.  People criticize so much and so often, they aren’t even aware that they are doing it.  We physically, emotionally and verbally point fingers because we are not being conscious of our language. We are not aware how our inner language impacts our outer language.  So, then it doesn't matter how much you want to be in communication with or connect with somebody, you are not going to get the connection you want. 

Just by becoming more aware of the impact of word choices, (and this course gives tools to help you shift your languaging), it becomes easier to respond, rather than react, to any given situation.  When that happens, people start to listen, to notice, to seek out your thoughts on a topic.  Collaboration, creativity and connection occur more readily.  

Once you learn how to do these things, we go to the next level, which is building tools for dealing with  team dynamics.  Learn how our language and our responses impact the people and therefore, the connections within the team. By understanding yourself and your triggers, you learn how to address conflict with other members.  

Finally, as a team leader, we have to be aware of what is happening within our team. Is one team member using language that is disempowering to somebody else in our team. How do we address that? How do we work with that? And how do we shift that without pointing fingers and blaming that person for being somehow unaware?

 
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“Working with Rene’ gave me the confidence to address some of the gossip that was tearing our team apart. First, I had to look at my own issues, judgments and beliefs. Then, I was able to look at the people on my team and see where they might be projecting some of their issues onto other team members. The tools that Rene’ provided allowed me to address these problems, and more, through guided conversations. This in turn alleviated most of the gossip and created more team connection. Thanks, Rene’!” — Beth M.