the power of modelling

What is the power of modelling ? Emulate your heroes, You can too!

Laura Mariani

The power of role models: Smash Your Ceiling to Smash That Ceiling

"Emerging leaders need a mentor to guide them, but they also need a network of peers, to reassure them that they are not on the path alone” Alyse Nelson, President and CEO of Viva Voices.
The percentage of women on board is increasing both voluntarily and/or with mandatory boards targets. However, there is still a lack of visible female leadership models to inspire and empower women. Women are very good at sharing many things, but having a good mentor does not often seem to be one. I had in my life women I looked up to them as examples, beacons of what is possible to achieve if you are really determined; not perfect women by any means, but I am who I am today because of them:
I'm passionate about inspiring/empowering/helping women make the most of their circumstances with the available tools and grab the opportunities that life presents - without using excuses of why they can't. So I wanted to find and provide some virtual mentors/ allies/ role models to show you their “call to adventure’, their crossing of thresholds together with perhaps tests, allies and maybe enemies.


I have interviewed many women in leadership roles, CEOs, MDs and/or Founder/s of their owns a very successful company for my book. You might have read some of them already (Natasha Makhijani, Anna Cousins, Irina Bragin, Sophie Thorne, Karen Green, Sally Bunkham, Yasmin Vorajee). They had a different journey, but they all had something in common - self-belief and pursuing their goal no matter what. They all have been recently featured in the press, and I feel fortunate to have met them. What is your journey? Do you have a mentor?
The Women in Leadership interviews (contained in my book STOP IT! It is all in your head) are my gift. THE HERO JOURNEY of some real models and perhaps some virtual role model for women out there on their way to the top. “If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want, and copy what they do, and you’ll achieve the same results” Tony Robbins.
This is the power of modelling. " Believe in Yourself; You Can - Define your legacy". This blog is an extract from my book "STOP IT! It is all in your head" - Part IV: The Hero Journey. Click here to read related blogs:
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  2. Tell Me What You Want, What You Really Really Want.
  3. Blah, Blah, Blah.
To see how the book was developed/written: "What is the best way to write a book in 30 days."
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