Tip #6 of 6 Veneration: Three Keys to Self-Compassion

Are you tapping into the power of self-kindness?  Self-Compassion can be learned. It is a critical skill for effective relationships, your ability to take risks, and to feel confident moving forward in your life and career. This podcast reviews the researched benefits of self-compassion and offers you a simple three-step process you can use with yourself to help you get through challenging emotional situations. This tip is an excerpt from my book, The Voice of Leadership: Six Keys to Presence, Influence, and Creative Confidence. To listen to this sixth podcast in a series of 6 keys, click on this link - Tip #6 of 6: Veneration - Three Keys to Self-Compassion

Tip #4 of 6: Nurturing Your Vitality

This is the fourth tip in a series of short readings and practical exercises from my new book, The Voice of Leadership: Six Keys to Presence, Influence, and Creative Confidence.  In this podcast episode, we address the importance of your vitality and present a short mindfulness-enhancing practice that you can easily incorporate into your daily activities.  Click on the following link to access the podcast: Tip #4: Nurturing Your Vitality

Quick Tip #2 of 6: VISION - Crafting Your Purpose Statement

 Crafting Your Purpose Statement

This episode begins with a quick story about losing sight of the bigger picture followed by a powerful exercise to focus your energy on what you do best.

This is an excerpt from my book, The Voice of Leadership: Six Keys to Presence, Influence, and Creative Confidence, Key #2: Vision: Crafting Your Purpose Statement  

To get your copy of the book, go to www.sallymabelle.com/author

Quick Tip #1 of 6: VOICE - An excerpt from The Voice of Leadership Book


Here's a link to my latest podcast: Tip #1: Speaking Clearly with Your Voice of Leadership - I'll plan to send you a series of six weekly tips, with short readings and exercises excerpted from my book. They will be interactive and easy to listen to whenever you have a few minutes to listen, learn, and/ or practise.  

Jacinda Adern exemplifies this tip. Notice how she generally articulates with energy and clarity when she speaks.
To get your copy of the book, go to www.sallymabelle.com/author

Introducing My New Book

Greetings to you from central Auckland, Aotearoa,

Available from 1st September, 2017!

The Voice of Leadership: 

Six Keys to Presence, Influence, and Creative Confidence

Here's a short preview for you:

Learning how to empower your authentic voice of leadership impacts your own self-image and your potential power to affect others positively and influence change. Whatever your situation, if you actively practice and consistently apply the ideas in this book, you will dramatically enhance your executive presence. Wherever you need to express yourself more powerfully and intentionally, a strong voice of leadership will support you. It is your vehicle for positive impact and influence.

With sustained focus on the principles in this book, you will:

  • elevate your personal brand increase your ability to own the room and to act with intent and purpose.
  • build your resilience and composure in challenging situations
  • improve your ability to engage others with an authentic ‘voice of authority’
  • build trust in your own ideas, creativity, and self-expression
  • be better able to engage and inspire others to align with your vision or projects
  • be better able to collaborate and resolve any interpersonal conflicts. 

Stand Out from the Crowd

In an increasingly interconnected and overstimulated world, your voice of leadership will differentiate you and help you to stand out from the crowd. You may currently be expressing yourself in ways that do not support your ability to engage, influence, and creatively collaborate with others due to fear, painful past experiences, or lack of awareness. Finding and expressing your voice of leadership is key to achieving success both personally and professionally. 

This book is your toolkit of critical insights, powerful exercises, and new skills. It is designed to reveal your outmoded habits which no longer support you, as well as to assist you in establishing new, positive, empowering habits which you can begin to implement right away. 

Each of the voice of leadership keys is accompanied by practical exercises to develop your executive presence, influence, and creative confidence. We will focus on developing your voice and vision, vitality, values, visibility, and veneration. (influential, respectful communication). When you are operating skillfully in each of these six areas, you will be well-prepared to have maximum impact and to make your greatest contribution in both your personal and professional life. 

Key #1: Voice

When you hear your own voice now, what self-image does it affirm for you? This chapter will increase your awareness of what may be blocking your powerful voice and presence. It will also uplift your vocal confidence and speaking skills. 

Key #2: Vision

How do you envision your personal brand and creative potential? This chapter will help you to shine the light on how you are currently perceived and how you would ideally like to be perceived by yourself and others. You’ll craft your voice of leadership vision and purpose statement. 

Key #3: Values

By reflecting on what is of highest importance to you in your life and work, you will further strengthen your executive voice and presence. You’ll also bolster your integrity, persistence, and character strength.

Key #4: Vitality

Vitality is the state of being strong, alive, and active. It includes attention to developing greater self-care, self-awareness, and a positive attitude of self-acceptance, self-respect, and self-compassion. 

Key #5: Visibility

Visibility is the degree to which you are able to be noticed and seen. It is your ability to attract attention. You’ll learn the seven steps to powerful presence, the seven keys to crafting a persuasive presentation, and the five steps to creating an effective ‘elevator pitch’, a quick and effective way to introduce yourself. You’ll also look at other visibility tools such as social media, blogging, and your executive appearance.

Key #6: Veneration

Veneration is a respectful attitude toward yourself and others. We’ll focus on the intrapersonal and interpersonal aspects of your voice of leadership. Learning to master both empathetic and assertive communication is critical to your success. Here you’ll also find behavioural type and emotional intelligence self-assessment tools. 

Conclusion - Next Steps

How are you doing with each of these six keys?

What are your strengths and greatest challenges and opportunities for growth?

I'd love to hear from you. www.sallymabelle.com

Here's to you expressing your voice of leadership in 2017!

Best Regards,



NEW Research: The Three Keys to Executive Presence

NEW Research: The Three Keys to Executive Presence

What would you say if you were asked to name the most important attribute of Executive Presence (EP)?

According to research cited in the 2014 book ‘Executive Presence’ by Sylvia Hewlett, CEO of the Centre for Talent Innovation (CTI), EP turns out to be a dynamic mix of three things according to a survey of 4000 university-educated professionals including 268 senior executives surveyed: