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Confidence for women 2: How not to feel intimidated with senior men

Confidence for women 2: How not to feel intimated, e.g. when talking to older men in senior roles.

Many of us as women need more confidence in specific situations at work. We may feel intimidated by certain people, for example, and our confidence drops. This may be when talking to senior men or women, or groups of men when we are the only female, or talking to older men when we are much younger.

When we lack confidence in these situations we may fail to contribute to discussions and meetings, we may avoid interacting with such people at networking events, or we may be ignored and find our work and ideas are not taken seriously.

Learn how not to feel intimidated, how to talk to senior, older men and how to be more confident at work in this exciting new tele-class by Founding Director of Confident Woman Australia, Rachel Green. 

This is not about making you or your female staff pushy, bossy or difficult. That's being aggressive. Assertion skills are always based on respect.

This second "Confidence for women" live tele-class will cover, how to:

  • Overcome feelings of intimidation.
  • Claim your space when talking to groups of men in authority.
  • Respond if you do feel intimidated.
  • Approach senior or older men at networking events or work socials.
  • Prepare positively and avoid feeling intimidated.
  • Talk to senior men so you are heard, accepted and acknowledged.
  • Stand up for yourself without being aggressive or rude.
  • Generate topics of interest to engage senior men in conversation.
  • Have a voice in meetings and discussions despite being the youngest or only female.
  • Respond comfortably to comments such as, "You are young enough to be my daughter".
  • Avoid standing on the outer of an all male discussion.
  • Avoid putting people off by the way that you speak or act. 
  • Become more confident without becoming more aggressive.
  • Keep your confidence more consistently across work situations. 

Available for private groups and organisations by request 

Plesae contact us to have this tele-class conducted privately for your group of women.

  • Ideal for: Any woman of any age or background who wants to be more confident, especially at work. This includes women at a senior level who find themselves in a predominantly male environment, as well as younger women who don't want to be dismissed for their age, and women who feel invisible in male dominated areas.

Presenter: Rachel Green:

  • Rachel is the Director of the Emotional Intelligence Institute, and the Founding Director of Confident Woman Australia. 
  • She is a dynamic and inspirational professional speaker and has the highest level of international accreditation in the speaking profession, (CSP).
  • She is the author of 20 CDs, 8 books and 3 DVDs, including the unique 2 DVD program, "How to develop emotional resilience and manage your emotions" and three CD sets/MP3 recordings on confidence for women: "in social situations", "in public speaking", and "at work." 
  • She has qualifications in psychology (distinction), speech pathology (distinction), adult education and the Feldenkrais Method.
  • She coaches and trains men in senior roles, older men, and men in positions of authority. These have included men in the police force, the armed forces, the oil and gas sector, local government, the energy and resources sector, academia, the public service, and more!
  • She also regularly coaches women in leadership and executive positions.
  • She has held significant positions in the media, academia and the health care sector as an employee and needed to engage male authority figures there too.
  • She is an engaging, warm, lively presenter with a great sense of humour. She promises not to be boring.


I have been to one of Rachel's tele-classes. I recommend this as a value-for-money coaching session!

Lisa Skrypichayko, Customer Service/Administration Professional, Shire of Kalamunda.

This was the first webinar I've attended. It was easy and a really convenient way to receive training - all in the comfort of my dining room! Rachel delivered excellent content and had plenty of great practical examples. I thoroughly recommend this type of training.

Kym Godfrey. Accent West. WA.

It was great to be able to do this live tele-class, in my own space and with no travel and accommodation expenses, but still being able to interact with other participants. Rachel's presentation was short, sharp and to the point; and I was able to take away so much from it, even though we only had an hour. I would recommend Rachel's live tele-classes to anyone wanting to acquire new skills, brush-up on old ones or discover something about themselves.

Cherie Wallace, Coordinator Statutory Planning, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia.

Thank you Rachel! Your tele-class was a wonderful experience. Living in the country makes it difficult to gain access to valuable information and I find the webinar technology so easy. 

Donna Rayner, Project Officer, Mingenew-Irwin Group, Western Australia.

After the webinar/tele-class I can now see that conversations are about relationships and not time filling! It was excellent. I got lots of topic ideas. Thanks very much.

Robin Harroday, Queensland.