Dr. Kate Webster is a TEDx Speaker and leader in shifting multicultural mindsets through education, facilitation, training, and coaching. She founded her own company, Breaking Thru Barriers, to help clients break free of limiting beliefs that hold them back and transform their personal and professional lives. By combining her expertise as a part-time Sociology professor and third degree black belt, she specializes in helping individuals speak up in difficult situations and with difficult people.
Kate’s clients are people in career transition or emerging leaders who want more confidence and self-awareness so they can speak up for themselves while advancing in their careers. This includes helping her clients navigate tricky relationships at work and feeling more effective in their day-to-day work lives.
Watch Kate in her TEDx talk to challenge us to “change the way you communicate and change your world.”
In today’s global and technologically advanced business world, resilience has become one of the top five leadership traits essential for navigating a changing and fast-paced work environment.
Learn how becoming more civil allows us to overcome unconscious opinion bias.
... in many corporate environments, what is said and what is done to boost women in leadership roles are not in sync. Results are limited, no meaningful change takes place and the benefits of having women in top spots are lost to them, despite their efforts.
When asked directly, men in leadership roles will state that they support equal opportunity, diversity in leadership roles, and hiring the best person for the job, regardless of gender.
In their article Madame C.E.O., Get me a coffee!, the third in their “Women at Work series, Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant highlight the ways women blur their boundaries at work by taking on housekeeping tasks that distract them from their jobs, dilute their power, and drain their energy. A main culprit, Sandberg and Grant assert, is the…
In their New York Times article, Speaking While Female, Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg powerfully illustrate the double bind professional women are in when it comes to speaking up at work. If they speak up, women are called “bossy” or, worse, the other “B” word—and, if they don’t speak up, they are called a “door mat.”
There is a danger in quickly scanning Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg’s article, When Talking About Bias Backfires—the first in a series of four articles titled “Women at Work.” Awareness of gender bias alone, they contend, won’t solve the issue in the workplace and might, in fact, increase bias.