HOW TO LEAD FEARLESSLY (why leaders should and can face their fear of rejection)
Outcomes: Mental toughness, Leading with confidence, imposter syndrome, PERMISSION to be authentic.
Context: The number one thing that holds humans back?
Whether it's fear of failure or fear of rejection, the truth is everyone experiences fear in some form or another. The instinctive response is to resist the things that scare us. But that’s no way to live. And it’s no way to lead. In fact, it’s a real buzz kill.
Sarah spent 20 years in the RAF flying combat helicopters, being shot at, being mortared, and occasionally crashing into things; she’s had plenty of opportunities to experience fear. She’ll share the thing that scares her most of all - rejection - and how to change your relationship with, not just the fear of rejection, but also rejection itself so that you can lead authentically AND your friends.
After graduating from Cambridge University, Sarah followed her dream to become a Top Gun pilot in the RAF. After flying the Hawk aircraft, she switched to flying helicopters, where she led on operational combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. She was a tactics instructor and also taught human performance and risk management at the world-class Academy of the UK. During her experiences both at home and at war, she made two important discoveries;
- resilience and performance are NOT instinctive
- But humans have an extraordinary ability to thrive and even excel under pressure when they know how.
She now has ONE mission. To share the secret to outstanding resilience, performance, and courage “under fire”.
Her speaking style is robust (she is a combat helicopter pilot and fluent in the alpha male), proven in combat, backed by science, and . She has a 7-year-old son who she adores and who inspires her every day.
Sarah delivered a provocative and relevant presentation, which left the audience and no doubt that the business culture “starts with us”. Sarah's messages from day one were still being articulated from the stage on day three, so their relevance and impact spoke for themselves. Sarah is many things that resonate in her story, she is a pilot a war veteran, a mother and a wife, and an inspiring individual, I would recommend Sarah to any of our clients, and look forward to working with her again in the near future.
Excellent choice of speaker and exactly what we need at this time with the challenges we face. Her open accessible style really made her relatable.” If you are looking for a speaker on leadership and resilience I highly recommend Sarah.