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Find your voice in business


Whether you work for yourself or for someone else, the core of what you do is likely to be something you enjoy and for which you have a talent. Winning the work to sustain your income might be a very different matter, however!

Give potential customers the information they need to reach the decisions you want.

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For women in business:

Transform your prospects by saying what you mean to say, whether you’re sitting round the board table, facing a panel at interview, networking with clients or chatting by the water cooler in the office. Articulate your message and inspire your audience to action!

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“The best thing you will ever do if you want to present or speak in public - hugely beneficial.” AM

For organisations seeking change:

We’ve all heard talk about the value in having a diverse team, but turning what you’ve got now into a high-functioning, mixed-gender engine for business growth is the piece that invariably gets left out of the conversation - until now.

Contact me to discuss your personal and business needs in confidence.

Speaking out about what you believe demands courage as well as skill. It also carries the weight of responsibility. What I teach has nothing to do with fancy sound-bites or empty rhetoric; it’s about opening a dialogue with men and women which will lead to action and change.

“I first met Karen when she was speaking at a local Women in Business event. A lot of what she talked about resonated with issues that I had at work and I found myself wanting to know more.

During Karen’s coaching sessions, she asked me to reflect on my career goals and showed me a number of practical tools to help me achieve them. Six months on, I am a more confident person and have re-positioned myself within the organisation as a key decision-maker who is able to articulate my opinions to fellow Directors and the wider business community.

I don’t believe it’s a coincidence that following my coaching sessions with Karen, our company turnover and profits have grown considerably in relation to the previous year.” SW

Create the environment for change

Set the right example at company meetings and showpiece events by avoiding ‘the token woman effect’.

If you can only muster one woman on the panel, one woman to speak at your conference or one woman on the board, you put unfair pressure on us all. One woman alone can’t change the world, no matter how talented!

Please use The Directory of Women Speakers as a starting point to introduce variety to your line-up if all you’ve got so far is the usual spectrum of grey suits.

Time and space

…to think and plan

Giving you the power to change goes beyond teaching you a new set of skills.

It’s more than simply allowing you the chance to practise to uncover the confident version of you.

Underpinning every training or coaching intervention and each facilitated meeting is the recognition that we all need time and space to switch off from the noise of daily life in order to think bigger and articulate our vision.

About me…

I’m Karen Hands, Director & Principal Consultant, and I began my career as an engineer in the chemical industry.

As a woman in a man’s world, this formative experience underpins my mission to help people - and especially women - to find their voice at and through their work.

I’m building a collaborative team around me. If you’ve got skills you think I could add to what we offer our customers, please get in touch.

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