What is the Soft Power Series?
It's a monthly leadership learning experience
Designed to help you amplify your power and harness your unique strengths without changing who you are to lead well.
Angie Witkowski will focus on topics relevant to female leadership and incorporating a supportive culture in the workplace environment.
Each month Angie will host a 20-minute Live Presentation followed by a Q&A session.
How to Be in a World That Doesn't Look Like You
DECEMBER 8, 2023 | 12PM ET
I’m 5’3”. I’m never the loudest in the room. I’ve been told I don’t look “old enough” to be doing the work that I’m doing.
I used to resent my baby face until I learned how to use my size, presence, and stature to my advantage.
I’ve got a powerful list of do’s and don’ts for anyone like me who’s ever been underestimated.
How to Be the Main Character in Your Life
JANUARY 12, 2024 | 12PM ET
You spend a tremendous amount of effort and energy making sure everyone has what they need. Have you forgotten about yourself? What do you need? Are you happy? Are you on the path toward fulfillment?
You’re the main character in your life - you’re not the supporting actor or the best friend. You’ve got a story to tell and let’s make 2024 be the year where you prioritize your needs.
Putting yourself first isn’t selfish. It’s essential in having the energy to care for and support everyone around you. After all, when you’re better others are better, too.
Attend this session and we’ll give you practical tools on how to put yourself first in a way that inspires, not alienates, those around you.
Learning How to Dream (Again)
FEBRUARY 9, 2024 | 12PM ET
Sick of walking through the motions of life? Has it been a while since you’ve been inspired?
This is your wakeup call - you might have forgotten your dreams, but your dreams haven’t forgotten you. They sound like whispers in your ear, attempting to tell you that you still matter, you’ve got a life to live, and the world is waiting for your awesomeness.
The Soft Power community is here to remind you to wake up!! We’ve got practical tools that help you learn how to dream again so you can take the necessary steps toward an inspired life.
Confronting Back-Stabbers and Workplace Bullies
MARCH 8, 2024 | 12PM ET
Nothing creates insecurity and uncertainty better than a back-stabber and workplace bully. Nothing. This session is to give you support and encouragement to manage the toxic relationships in your life, which doesn’t mean that you have to confront them. Sometimes it’s not safe to be direct with back-stabbers and bullies … but that doesn’t mean you have to let them wreak havoc in your life.
This Soft Power session is all about helping you create better, clearer boundaries so you have the mental and emotional energy you need to feel inspired and confident in your life.
Wait ... Whose Job is More Important, Again?
OCTOBER 13, 2023 | 12PM ET
If you’ve got a partner, and you both have careers, then it’s inevitable: at key points in your relationship one person will earn more, have more responsibility, and have more demands of their time.
During these moments, it’s natural to feel that you need more support than your partner because you’ve got “x” – because of whatever “x” is.
This is when you need a teammate, not a critic who keeps score – I picked up the kids yesterday, it’s your turn today. I make more money, so you need to take the day off to wait for the electrician. I’m working late on a project, so you can make dinner.
Relationships are constant tradeoffs. To ensure the tradeoffs feel fair and allow you both to thrive, they have to feel balanced, respect-based, and ego-free. This session provides ideas on how to make your career success feel supported at home to ensure you curb resentment, the kiss of death in any relationship.
When Do I Play the Mom Card?
SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 | 12PM ET
“I’m leaving early to watch my kid’s basketball game,” says Steve. Wow, Steve is such a committed father. Go Steve.
“I’m leaving early to watch my kid’s basketball game,” says Stephanie. Didn’t Stephanie leave early last week for her child’s appointment? She’s not really committed to the organization.
Working moms. You know what this is about.
I know that I’m not the only one who’s had to cancel because of a family obligation, but didn’t disclose what the situation was because I didn’t want to play the “mom card.” The mom card is a special card you can play to bow out of obligations. But you can’t play it too often without judgment, ranging from mild to harsh, from those around you.
As we work to normalize outside obligations at work, there are still impressions we have to manage to ensure we convey our commitment to our organization in thought/word/deed. We’ll talk about managing impressions while being honest and setting clear expectations related to our whole-life priorities.