Align Your Authentic Self to Your Work and Well-Being with She Speaks Founder, Betty Rhoades

Episode 3 - APPROVED

When you're genuinely comfortable in your own skin, there's no need to conceal any part of yourself just to fit in – that's where your true strength truly shines.

In the world of male-dominated industries, women often find themselves donning masks, adopting more masculine traits to navigate. But here's the game-changer – embracing authenticity becomes the powerhouse for empowerment.

Living authentically transforms challenges from mere obstacles into stepping stones, unveiling the incredible strengths within us. It's a celebration of authenticity, liberating ourselves from societal expectations. As we break free from the confines, our unique strengths emerge, turning challenges into opportunities.

In this episode, I sit down with speaker coach Betty Rhoades, the founder of SheSpeaks, a coaching and consulting firm where we delve into personal stories of resilience, like her journey through overcoming cancer at 19 and transforming adversity into advocacy. Discover the power in embracing authenticity, challenging biases, and creating an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity.

Betty fervently encourages women to find their voices, embrace their authenticity, and stand boldly in their truth. Because, as she passionately believes, when you unapologetically embody who you are, there's simply no force that can hinder your journey.

Tune in to be inspired, emPOWERed, and reminded to embrace your authenticity!

Thoughts to Empower 

  • “When you're not being your authentic self,  it's really uncomfortable.” — Betty Rhoades
  • “It doesn't feel good to hide parts of yourself.”  — Betty Rhoades
  • “If I can help the women coming behind me to skip some of these steps and really hone their authenticity earlier in the process, we all win.”  — Betty Rhoades
  • “When you feel like you're yourself and you're comfortable in your skin and you're proud of who you are, then you bring your best self”  — Betty Rhoades
  • “The more challenges you face, the more that builds.”  — Betty Rhoades
  • “It's really important for us to come with a clean slate essentially to the table.”
  • “We need to hear more women's voices.”  — Betty Rhoades
  • “We need to hear everyone's stories because there's something to learn from everyone.”  — Betty Rhoades
  • “The world needs what you have because you are you and so be you.”  — Betty Rhoades
  • “You can be authentically you and be polished.”  — Betty Rhoades
  • “Tap into you and find that place where you are comfortable and there's going to be no stopping you.”  — Betty Rhoades
  • “Building a network of people who have similar goals and ambitions is so important.” — Becca Powers
  • “Our adversity gives us access to strengths we didn't know we had.” — Becca Powers
  • “If you can amplify those strengths, that's when you get to make an impact.”  — Becca Powers

Key Points From This Episode:

  • How did Betty navigate authenticity in male-dominated industries
  • Being comfortable with yourself brings out the best in you
  • Betty's resilience through cancer at 19 and how she turned it into advocacy
  • Learning that life’s adversity gives us access to our strengths
  • Breaking the habit of making assumptions to foster authentic connections
  • Betty’s passion for breaking down barriers and empowering women for positive impact and change.
  • Public speaking as a powerful tool for networking and personal development
  • How embracing one's authentic self lead a more emPOWERed life

About Betty Rhoades:

Betty serves people who want to influence positive change by speaking up and speaking out – channeling her deep experience and mission-driven background to help clients with impact leadership, meaningful career development, and authentically confident communication. 

Betty spent nearly two decades serving the public in government and nonprofit. She has hosted, moderated, presented, and trained for such organizations as the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Association of Home Builders, the George W. Bush Institute, College Promise, the Military Spouse Advocacy Network, and the U.S. House of Representatives Office of Diversity and Inclusion. 

She is also a former podcast host and frequent guest.

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