Training & Facilitation

Kim Boudreau Smith excels at supporting women leaders to find clarity and gain confidence so they can call people in during high-stakes conversations and negotiations. Through her training, she shows organizational participants how to hone their communication skills and speak up to find success.

Kim is a Step into Your Moxie® Certified Facilitator who leads training in these key areas:

Step into Your Moxie® Speak Up and Influence Training

In Step into Your Moxie® Speak Up and Influence, participants will strengthen their inner and outer voices to speak up for themselves and the ideas and issues that matter most to your company.

Through a mix of coaching, training, role play, and small and full group conversation, participants will develop the mindset, skill set, and habits to boost their communication confidence so they can speak with power and impact and move people to take action whenever they speak.

Step into Your Moxie® Speak Up and Influence is a Two-Day or Eight-Week Experience.

By the end of this experience, participants will be able to:

  • Reframe diminishing self-talk so that it supports rather than undermines communication confidence
  • Harness a “Yes And” attitude and play nicely with feelings that come up when presenting ideas and navigating uncomfortable situations
  • Minimize vocalized thinking and amplify speaking presence to increase credibility, likeability, and trust
  • Call people to take action on ideas in low and high-stakes speaking situations (i.e., team meetings, project pitches, or presentations)
  • Address common pain points and personal motivators that get in the way of people taking action
  • Tell stories that create connection, discovery, and buy-in for those listening.
  • Articulate their value and go after visibility opportunities that position them/your company as thought leaders
  • Identify and begin to address potential team/company barriers to communication success
  • Set and rearticulate boundaries to strengthen individual and team wellbeing
  • Possess the words to take responsibility for mistakes and repair harm when it’s caused
  • Live and lead into a legacy that aligns with their values

Kim also offers half-day workshops on the following topics:

Communicating Boundaries in the Workplace

Employee stress is one of the greatest financial and human capital costs that companies face, and it’s also one of the most preventable. When employees possess the mindset, confidence, and communication skills to advocate for their well-being, they not only feel better, statistically, they also perform better. In this Step into Your Moxie® workshop, participants will explore individual and cultural barriers to their wellness and explore how to create and articulate boundaries to get their needs met.

By the end of this experience, participants will be able to:

  • Assess their well-being in key areas related to wellness
  • Explore how to engage in self-talk that heightens resilience
  • Create boundaries to reduce stress and increase capacity for productivity and high performance
  • Speak from a place of power (versus entitlement) when asking for support

Activate Your Thought Leadership

In this Step into Your Moxie® workshop, participants will develop the confidence, clarity, and charisma to speak up as thought leaders – on behalf of themselves and their companies. They will develop their speaking presence, practice communicating in front of an audience, and develop a “yes and” attitude toward visibility opportunities.

By the end of this experience, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and unapologetically communicate their expertise
  • Explore potential opportunities for thought leadership
  • Advocate for themselves and the ideas they want to be known for
  • Bring their personality and “secret sauce” into their communication

The Art of Persuasive Communication

Through a mix of experiential activities, practical training, role play, and self-reflection, in this Step into Your Moxie® workshop, participants cultivate the confidence, strategy, and communication skills to be dynamic persuasive communicators. They develop the ability to manage fear and self-defeating thoughts connected to persuasive communication, and they learn how to address impromptu challenges by staying flexible, listener-centered, and on message.

By the end of this experience, participants will be able to:

  • Use words, phrases, and gestures that heighten persuasiveness
  • Engage in self-talk that supports moving people to take action
  • Discover an archetype to make heart-centered, high-impact communication a habit
  • Overcome people’s resistance to taking action by speaking to their pain points and personal motivators

Daring Conversations for Workplace Success

For most people, navigating conversations where there is the possibility of disagreement or conflict is uncomfortable. And yet, shifting conversations from difficult to daring is one of the most important skills an employee can possess. Employees who make a habit of facilitating daring conversations create and sustain better relationships, engender more trust, are better able to manage stress, and prevent resentment and burnout. In this Step into Your Moxie® workshop, participants will develop the self-awareness and tools to avoid staying silent, ruminating, or winging high-stakes conversations.

By the end of this experience, participants will be able to:

  • Hold space for uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and sensations that arise during daring conversations
  • Create psychological safety for daring conversations to be successful
  • Show up to daring conversations ready to speak up and listen
  • Use role play as a tool to prepare for future daring conversations

Workplace Allyship: Show Up, Speak Up, and Center Marginalized Voices

While most organizations have policies and programs to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion, too many leaders and employees still struggle with knowing how to show up as allies for those with marginalized identities. In this super timely, Step into Your Moxie® workshop, participants will explore the mindset and behaviors required to show up as an ally in the workplace. They will also practice communication strategies and prompts to make a habit of creating safety and belonging for daring, necessary conversations about identity.

By the end of this experience, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key behaviors that demonstrate allyship
  • Speak up on behalf of one’s self and members of marginalized groups
  • Prioritize the impact of actions and behaviors over the intentions behind them
  • Develop and use language to apologize for causing harm

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