Women's Leadership: Understanding Yourself

This seminar will be delivered virtually.

The most effective leaders are those who have a high level of self-awareness. Being aware of your own emotions and knowing how to express them enables you to build and develop strong and productive relationships. The ability to respond to challenging situations in a balanced and emotionally effective way will ensure you get the best out of yourself and those around you.

Your decision-making and stress management is underpinned by your emotional intelligence. Understanding how your emotions are holding you back will enable you to take action to ensure you truly are the best version of yourself.

The day will focus on:

  • Emotional intelligence - what it is and why it is important
  • Your own level of emotional intelligence, where your strengths lie and areas that may be holding you back
  • How emotional intelligence can impact on wellbeing
  • How you can have more impact

By the end of the seminar you will:

  • Have increased self-awareness of everyday emotions you experience. 
  • Be able to express your emotions clearly, leading to improved communications
  • Experience improved interpersonal relationships resulting in harmony and increased productivity
  • Make better decisions that are rational and well thought through
  • Understand how you can stay resilient in stressful situations
  • Understand your own patterns of behaviour which can result in intentional changes in behaviour

A follow-up one-to-one coaching session is included which will offer additional support and help you maintain focus and motivation as you implement your actions from the seminar. 

Please see below for seminar pricing and our booking terms and conditions.



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  • Facilitators

    Ruth Morris

    Ruth has committed her life’s work to helping women achieve their career goals and aspirations, whatever they may be. Internal mentors can help women develop their strategic perspective and understanding of their business. What is often needed is practical help in taking control of their careers, building confidence, developing their personal brand, being more visible, getting heard, being more resilient, actively networking and being more assertive and influential. 

    Ruth specialises in working with women on these areas, helping them to use their uniqueness and gifts to engage and inspire their teams and drive for results. With this approach, Ruth has successfully prepared women for senior and board level positions. 

    She is currently working in a range of businesses including: Rolls Royce, ABN Amro Bank, Mizuho Bank, BAE Systems, Mace Construction, BT, Vocalink, Deloittes, Barclays, Accenture, Institute for Cancer Research, MacMillan, BBC, National Environmental Research Council, Prudential, British Transport Police Authority and many central government departments. Ruth is a founder member of Rema Consulting, has a Masters Degree in Management Development and is an accredited life and career coach.


    Jean Fleming 

    Jean’s coaching focuses on leadership, career and helping women find fulfilment. 

    Jean’s approach is based on the use of emotional intelligence. As a certified EQi-2.0 practitioner Jean helps clients increase their self-awareness and the impact they have on those around them, to ensure they reach their goals and continue to develop into the best leader they can be.

    Having a career spanning over 30 years Jean’s vast experience in HR, business operations and client management, working with both private and public organisations, enables her to support her clients in a number of areas.

    Jean is a Board Director for a large global digital technology company, a position she has held for 10 years and draws on this first-hand experience in her practice when working with senior leaders.

    Jean is the founder and owner of Jean Fleming Ltd, she holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Business and Personal Coaching, has an MSc in Human Resources, is a certified practitioner in Emotional Intelligence and is an accredited coach with the International Coach Federation.

  • Fees to Attend

    WIG member fee:  £650 + VAT

    Non-member fee: £775 + VAT

    Leadership programmes alumni fee: £499 + VAT (contact us to apply)

    Voluntary sector fee: £499 + VAT  (contact us to apply)

    This seminar will be delivered virtually via MS Teams

  • Booking Terms and Conditions
    Full payment or a valid purchase order must be received before the start of the event. The full fee must either be paid within 30 days of an invoice being issued or, if the booking is made within the 30 days prior to the start of the event, payment or a valid purchase order must be received before the event starting date. For a full refund, cancellations must be confirmed in writing no later than 21 days prior to the event starting date. No refunds apply to cancellations made in the 20 days prior to the event. A substitute delegate can attend in the place of the registered delegate, if WIG is notified in advance. There is no fee to substitute a delegate. Non-payment or non-attendance without written notification will incur the full registration fee. 

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