Brave Leadership For Women2022-05-15T16:25:35-07:00

NO MATTER THE SIZE OF YOUR TEAM OR THE BUSINESS YOU’RE WORKING IN…

Enhance your leadership in action,
and have your life expand while you’re at it

…without getting caught in the cycle of burnout that’s been so tough to beat…until now.

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Ready to expand your impact…
but don’t know where to start?

You’re out to create some meaningful impact and lasting ripple effects in your team, your work, your company or even your industry. And, at the same time, you’re moving at what feels like warp speed; hopping from meeting to meeting (even online) in an attempt to keep up with the extraordinary demands for your time, insight and expertise.

You keep up by leaving little white space for the big work, the deep work; the work that’s going to bring that impact you’re yearning to create to life. Taking it one step and one day at a time, you can easily lose sight of the future – and what these steps you’re taking are even leading you towards.

You know there’s another way; a way to work that makes space for BOTH the functional work and the visionary, future-focused work. Unlocking that? That’s another story. You’ve tried everything you can think of and know how to do…and simply don’t know where to start.

Despite all your experience, your proven results and being self-aware, you start to doubt yourself and your ability to be the leader—and have the life—you really want.

Being bogged down by self-doubt
is holding you back.

You know how to get results. Well, you know one way; long hours, giving up time and space in your personal life to get more done…but at the same time not getting ahead in a meaningful way. Not seeing a pathway out of the overwhelm, you start to question yourself – despite all your experience, abilities and proven results.

You know you want more, yet see yourself stuck:

  • Not applying for new roles that would challenge you (AND that you’re absolutely qualified for and capable of succeeding in)

  • Avoiding (potentially) challenging conversations or choices
  • Withholding your opinion, insights or expertise in executive meetings
  • Sidestepping the opportunity to negotiate a raise or a salary

Leaving you even more disconnected from what you really want, and less and less clear about what matters to you, and how you can elevate the impact you long to have.

What if you could feel and see the clarity, courage and contribution you crave in your work every day?

And, what if—on top of that—you could feel like you’re taking steps towards the kind of life you want, too?

It’s possible to have the experiences you want at work AND at home.

How do you get there? By getting clear on what matters most to you – and taking manageable, meaningful steps in the direction of your goals and your gut.

The answers aren’t *always* in more strategic plans (…hear me out on this one).
The answers to *finally* owning your impact and creating the life and leadership you’re committed to start a couple layers deeper.

Ready to unlock a whole new level
of leading and living?

WELCOME TO

Brave Leadership for Women

…a 4-month immersive leadership coaching program that supports women to live and lead bravely, without burning out.

Designed as a way to help leaders slow down, tune in and connect to their core values and beliefs, Brave Leadership for Women cultivates a renewed relationship with their confidence, clarity and courage – ultimately leading to more impactful leadership. It’s rooted in the belief that bravery underpins all the acts that bring women into their greatest professional contribution, and the most aligned way of living life.

Beyond connecting with an incredible community of individuals committed to bringing their best self, and greatest impact, forward in the way they work, live and lead, you’ll find yourself:

  • With a deeper sense of confidence to take actions that previously felt out of reach
  • Clear on the core values you’re committed to living into – and acting in alignment with them every day
  • Making more space + time for your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing
  • Working and leading with more focus, creativity, curiosity and enthusiasm
  • In a new relationship with your value; creating and honouring boundaries that elevate and expand your sense of self-worth and self-regard

Leaving you feeling…

EXPANSIVE in your potential and what’s possible
ENLIGHTENED with new perspectives and ways of seeing things
and EMPOWERED to lead from your values, and pursue a life in alignment with them.

Sign up Today!
Beyhan Zor Brave Leadership for Women particpant

“This program gave me the courage to apply for manager roles at my company and made me realize I’m basically there and really helped build the confidence. As a result, I applied and got the job! I’ve also really become aware of my strengths and values which had such an amazing impact in my life. I’m very grateful to have worked with Jen during a challenging period professionally and highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to transform their career, increase their confidence, grow their self-awareness and as a result create the perfect harmony between work and personal life.”

– Beyhan Zor, Program Management, TELUS

What exactly can you expect inside Brave Leadership?

Here’s how the experience breaks down:

  • 4 months inside the group coaching container; September to December 2022

  • 8 live group coaching sessions, 90 minutes each (2 per month)
  • 2 expert faculty members to expand the coaching perspective
  • Monthly connection + community sessions to grow + expand your network (4 in total)
  • Invitations to exclusive Brave Leaders Connect Dinners

  • Access to our private Mighty Networks platform of Brave Leader Alumnae

Working from the ground up, here’s what each module will offer you:

Live Group Coaching Sessions:

  1. Session 1: Setting Your Leadership Vision

    Claim the impact you want to make and learn how your values and strengths underpin your leadership vision.

    Expected Outcomes

  2. Session 2: Up-leveling your EQ: Evolving your Emotional Intelligence

    In order to bring out the best in others, you first need to learn how to bring out the best in yourself, which is why emotional intelligence is a fundamental leadership trait.

    Expected Outcomes

  3. Session 3: Identify + Quiet the Voice of the Inner Critic

    Everyone has an inner critic and an essential part of leading yourself and others is learning how to quiet the voice so you can step into the impact you want to make.

    Expected Outcomes

  4. Session 4: Leading Through Change

    To lead change well, you have to be good at it yourself. Gain first-hand knowledge of change management methods to improve your ability to lead change. If you’re feeling stuck with all the constant change, this session will help build your know how, get your energy back and help others do the same.

    Guest Speaker: Cindy Shaw

    Expected Outcomes

  5. Session 5: Embracing Inclusivity in Leadership

    Equity and Inclusion Coach and Advisor, Yvette Wu will facilitate a session that explores the tangible steps required from a leader, in building a culture of equity and inclusion.

    Guest Speaker: Yvette Wu

    Expected Outcomes

  6. Session 6: Communicating with Power: Augment your executive presence

    Women are often told to “be more confident” yet are not given the feedback as to what determines a confident leader. In this module, we focus on your inner work and what might be blocking you to step more bravely into embracing your executive presence and using your unique voice.

    Expected Outcomes

  7. Session 7: The Coach Approach: Avoid Advice Giving + Lead with Curiousity

    You can’t be expected to have all the answers and command-and-control leadership is (thankfully) dying . Enter – the Coach Approach. Learn how active listening, powerful questioning and drawing insights out of your team members will make you both a linchpin for your organization and expand you as a more impactful leader.

    Expected Outcomes

  8. Session 8: Self-Care as a Leadership Competency

    You will not learn about taking bubble baths or massages here (although we do encourage it!) In this session you will have the opportunity to design your realistic Self-Care plan which incorporates being open to receiving support, setting boundaries, embracing self-compassion and being clear on how to best manage your stress.

    Expected Outcomes

Live Group Coaching Sessions:

Session 1:
Setting Your Leadership Vision

Claim the impact you want to make and learn how your values and strengths underpin your leadership vision.

Expected Outcomes

Session 2:
Up-leveling your EQ: Evolving your Emotional Intelligence

In order to bring out the best in others, you first need to learn how to bring out the best in yourself, which is why emotional intelligence is a fundamental leadership trait.

Expected Outcomes

Session 3:
Identify + Quiet the Voice of the Inner Critic

Everyone has an inner critic and an essential part of leading yourself and others is learning how to quiet the voice so you can step into the impact you want to make.

Expected Outcomes

Session 4:
Leading Through Change

To lead change well, you have to be good at it yourself. Gain first-hand knowledge of change management methods to improve your ability to lead change. If you’re feeling stuck with all the constant change, this session will help build your know how, get your energy back and help others do the same.

Guest Speaker: Cindy Shaw

Expected Outcomes

Session 5:
Embracing Inclusivity in Leadership

Equity and Inclusion Coach and Advisor, Yvette Wu will facilitate a session that explores the tangible steps required from a leader, in building a culture of equity and inclusion.

Guest Speaker: Yvette Wu

Expected Outcomes

Session 6:
Communicating with Power: Augment your executive presence

Women are often told to “be more confident” yet are not given the feedback as to what determines a confident leader. In this module, we focus on your inner work and what might be blocking you to step more bravely into embracing your executive presence and using your unique voice.

Expected Outcomes

Session 7:
The Coach Approach: Avoid Advice Giving + Lead with Curiosity

You can’t be expected to have all the answers and command-and-control leadership is (thankfully) dying . Enter – the Coach Approach. Learn how active listening, powerful questioning and drawing insights out of your team members will make you both a linchpin for your organization and expand you as a more impactful leader.

Expected Outcomes

Session 8:
Self-Care as a Leadership Competency

You will not learn about taking bubble baths or massages here (although we do encourage it!) In this session you will have the opportunity to design your realistic Self-Care plan which incorporates being open to receiving support, setting boundaries, embracing self-compassion and being clear on how to best manage your stress.

Expected Outcomes

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Online, Flexible Format.

We meet online via Zoom. You can attend live or view the recordings, or any combination thereof that you’d like.

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Experiential Learning

Transformational teaching, hot seat coaching reflective work and Q&A. The program is intimate and highly engaging with focus on Participatory learning. We will be discussing ways to tangibly integrate into your Leadership immediately.

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Long-Term Support

As a Brave Leadership for Women graduate, you’ll be invited to participate in future gatherings, at no additional cost to expand and grow your network beyond your cohort.

Ready to take your leadership to the next level?

GET YOUR ALL-ACCESS PASS TO THE 4 MONTH GROUP COACHING PROGRAM BY INVESTING…

$2,000 CAD

one time, lump sum payment

$500 CAD/month

4 monthly payments

*taxes not included in above pricing*

On top of the modules, calls, and group sessions you’ll have access to:

  • Recordings of all group coaching sessions (available within 24 hours of session completion) – for those days you simply can’t make the call
  • Worksheets, exercises and activities to deepen the work and encourage building new skills and habits
  • Ample space and time to connect with other professionals (and more importantly, humans) about all things work, leadership and life – because community and connection expands everything
Sign up for Sept 2022!

“I am so thankful to have participated in the Brave Leadership for Women program. The program has impacted me in so many positive ways and set me on a confident path to lead in many ways in the future. As a career driven Mother of two busy boys who is also supporting an aging parent, I have always felt that I did not have the time or energy to participate in a multi-week coaching program. I am so glad I enrolled in the program and took this time for myself – to rediscover who I am, my worth and my core values and how I positively impact and lead others in my life. I am more confident, driven and excited for whatever the future holds. Thank you Jen!”

– Debbie Hertha, Program Lead, City of Richmond

Debbie Hertha Brave Leadership for Women Participant

Get to know your Brave Leaders In Residence
(aka your Brave Leadership Faculty)

Jen Murtagh Women's Leadership Coach & Consultant

JEN MURTAGH
Lead Coach

I’m Jen; a Certified ICF Leadership Coach with 20+ years of women in leadership coaching experience between the non-profit and corporate spaces. So much of that time was spent coaching and mentoring women to lead, be empowered, navigate change and rise to their deeper potential. As I stepped out into my own entrepreneurial pursuit as a women in leadership coach, I knew where I wanted to keep that ball rolling; to continue to support women in accessing their full potential at work, and in life.

With my work focused on empowerment + potential, maybe you’re wondering: ‘Jen – why bravery?’

Learn More About Jen

CINDY SHAW
Business & Leadership Coach/Advisor

Cindy helps clients transform using evidence-based mindset and behavior development techniques. Her consultancy, True Change Solutions, offers strategy and development programs to build adaptability and resilience as a competitive advantage. Leveraging over 25 years of leadership experience in the operation and HR side of business and expertise in owning three businesses, Cindy helps clients realign and activate their deeper purpose through action to achieve their desired transformation.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CINDY
Cindy Shaw
Yvette Wu

YVETTE WU
Equity & Inclusion Advisor

Yvette is founder of Subtext, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) consulting and coaching practice. With 15 years of experience in strategic consulting, Yvette has led within Fortune 500 companies, medium and large-scale social enterprises, and fast-paced tech startups. Her diverse industry and corporate background lends a unique mash up of experiences and skill sets. Through her DEI practice, she has supported many brands including Sony Image Works, Innovate BC, The Forum, League of Innovators, Procurify, Canadian Health Institute for Research, and more. She is particularly interested in supporting organizations in bringing DEI from theory to practice.

LEARN MORE ABOUT YVETTE

“As a lifelong high achiever with a vociferous inner critic, the time I spent with Jen was transformative in terms of helping me to shift my thinking about my own value, what it is I want to achieve as a leader, how I want to support other women on their own journeys, and how I can be a better version of myself both professionally and personally.

The value in Jen’s program is truly in her ability to help you put into action the theory that we sometimes hear about, but either have no idea how to implement or are so busy hustling for worthiness that we can’t find the time to make our own selves a priority. I am so grateful for the impact that her program has had on my life, and I am so excited about continuing down this path I’ve started.”

Tara Gill
Partner, KPMG Canada

“This program was honestly so life-giving. Jen has such a genuine, authentic and warm way of cultivating safety and trust for the women involved. It really allowed us to be vulnerable and learn from each other in a judgement-free space. The program is so thoughtfully constructed and gives you concepts and tools to apply but also challenges you to learn, grow and think about things differently. I am so grateful to have been part of the power that comes from when women lift each other up and that is something Jen does so well. You can really feel meaningful change happen individually but also as a collective after taking part. It’s so powerful!”

Jenna Moore
People & Culture Leader, Daiya Foods

“The Brave Leadership for Women coach program has brought a level of self-reflection and awareness that I hadn’t had before. The topics Jen has chosen for each module creates a structure to guide our discussions while allowing the conversation to pivot and flow organically. What truly makes the program stand out is Jen.

During our first session, I immediately felt at ease thanks to her positive energy and enthusiasm to help me with my leadership journey. Jen asks stimulating questions with a genuine curiosity that has helped me take a deeper dive into knowing myself. She has built in a level of accountability that has produced tangible results in how I approach self-care and my own personal growth. The learnings from this program will be ones that I will carry with me throughout my career. Thank you, Jen!”

Samantha Lundy
Assistant Vice President, Credit Union Services, Stabilization Central Credit Union

Questions?

I HAVE ANSWERS.

What if I can’t make every session?2021-06-02T18:34:11-07:00

That’s ok, you don’t have to. The recording from each session will be sent within 24 hours of the class.

What is the structure for each module?2021-06-02T18:01:33-07:00
  • For each module, we will come together for a 1.5-hour live call. The live coaching sessions will be very engaging and involved, seeking participation, reflection and breakout groups.
  • After each call, you’ll have some “homework” to practice the day’s learnings in your life/work. This homework doesn’t take significant additional time because it’s all about integrating a new way of doing something into your existing activities and daily routine.
I’m pretty time strapped. How much time should I anticipate investing in this course every month?2021-06-02T18:01:59-07:00

While you can ultimately dedicate as much additional time a month as you like to your personal practice around the Brave Leadership work, dedicated/required program time is about 3-5 hours a month. That’s 2×90-minute Workshops and one Community + Connect session a month.

What’s the investment?2021-06-02T18:02:23-07:00

$2,000 CDN plus GST or $500 plus GST per month over four months.

What’s your refund policy?2021-06-02T18:03:06-07:00

If within the first week of the program, you find the program isn’t working for you, you may request a cancellation of your membership and receive a refund, minus an administration charge of $50.

Can I pay monthly?2021-06-02T18:03:34-07:00

Absolutely. The cost doesn’t change between monthly payments or one lump sum. You can choose how you’d like to pay—up front in full or in four equal monthly payments—when you complete your registration at check out.

The course is focused on leadership – and I’m not sure if I qualify. Am I a leader?2021-06-02T18:03:59-07:00

In short, yes. To me, leadership is about wanting to make a difference. I believe we are ALL leaders – and that being a leader isn’t dependent on having a title, a staff, or a few letters behind our names. In any and every moment, we are leading: in our lives, our teams, a discussion at work, a project, presenting a new thought…literally all the time. We’re really here to talk about and expand innate leadership, whether we see ourselves as ‘leaders’ or not.

And is there a homework requirement? How much time do I need to allocate to additional work between group calls and sessions?2021-06-02T18:04:23-07:00

I hear you – life’s BIG. While assignments will take about 30-45 minutes each and we do encourage you to spend some time on them between calls, they’re up to you to complete. You’ll get a great amount out of the course by attending the workshop sessions – and the assignments will take what you learn one level deeper. Without pressure, remember: what you put in is what you’ll get out – so if possible, see where making some extra space for the work could expand your outcomes…exponentially.

My employer may sponsor this. Do you have something I could give them?2022-04-13T09:48:50-07:00

Absolutely. You can download this helpful PDF here. I am also happy to jump on a short call with you to help position the program, if you need additional support.

Is this only for Directors and VP’s?2021-06-02T18:05:35-07:00

No way, friend. It’s intended to bring together a diverse array of people across a diverse array of roles and professional expressions. In the past four cohorts of Brave Leadership, we have had a broad range of participants: Managers, Directors, VP’s, Entrepreneurs and even those taking the leap between organizations and working for themselves. Just like we have an expansive definition of who or what a leader, or leadership is, we’re keen to have an expansive group with different ways work looks – which deepens the learning experience for us all!

Who else will be in the cohort?2021-06-02T18:06:06-07:00

Brilliant women (like you!) wanting to make an impact in their lives and leadership. Expect to engage with an array of individuals across a spectrum of current roles, lived experiences and future goals – yet all who are dedicated to making a difference in the communities they support and living a life filled with more alignment, more freedom, and more joy (among much, much more).

What tangible outcomes have women experienced who have taken this program?2021-06-02T18:06:47-07:00

I’ll start with this: it has been my greatest joy to see what past participants have experienced and created during and after their time in the program. Over 85% of participants reported an increase in confidence and finding their unique voice. 95% reported gaining clarity on their core values and how it impacted the way they led. We’ve had women receive promotions, raises, new opportunities and new businesses as a result of taking the program, and putting the skills they learn to work. Participants have walked away with an innate ability to keep their inner critic quiet so they can lead a more meaningful and fulfilling life, expanding more deeply into who they really are…and if that’s not an outcome to celebrate….I don’t know what is!

For any further questions on Brave Leadership for Women, please send an email to: Support (at) JenMurtagh (dot) com

“As a goal-oriented achiever, my whole life I have been chasing goals. I have always felt I’m at my best when I have a clear goal, a vision for how I might achieve it, and the means to begin accomplishing it. I joined Jen’s coaching program because the world was changing around me and I was no longer confident I knew what my next goal was or how to get there. I wasn’t sure how I could grow my impact and lead effectively through Zoom calls. Like many women, I was also discovering that my family is healthier, happier and more harmonious when I’m not away from home 10 hours/day.

I came to Jen for help finding my new goals and direction but what I have discovered through her program has been so much more than I ever expected.

What Jen did was hold the space for me to do the work to transform my thinking, my understanding of myself, and ultimately, my vision for my future. She also introduced me to a group of female leaders who were working through similar challenges as an opportunity for us to learn from each other. The work I have done with Jen has increased my confidence and transformed my approach in the virtual office. I feel more grounded in who I am as a leader, what balance I need to be at my best, and what I want to accomplish. I can’t say enough about the value I have found in Jen’s coaching program both professionally and personally.”

– Shannon Yuill, Senior Manager, Product Portfolio and Implementation, Pacific Blue Cross

A fresh, confident and brave future is calling you.

If you’re:

  • Tired of playing small and ready to confidently stand in your leadership abilities
  • Done with burnout and ready to create more sustainable ways of working
  • Ready to let go of old stories holding you back from making the impact you’re yearning for
  • Interested in reconnecting with the vision you have for your leadership and your life

…and are committed to showing up, doing the work, dabbling in discomfort, finding space for grace in the process, and embracing curiosity as you consider new perspectives…

…then let’s get to it.

I’ll leave you with this parting thought:
What’s gotten you here won’t get you where you want to go.

All your work and the effort you’ve put into leading, learning, and growing is perfect.

And, it’s time to try something different.

Why not get started on your path towards clarity, courage, and impact today?

Join Cohort 7 starting Sept 2022