Qualities of an Authentic Leader

At the Leadership Forum, our key-note speakers are women who are role-models of authentic leadership.   They share their personal stories and leadership journey so we can learn from both what they know and who they are.  Our mission is to have women asking the question, “Who do I need to be to have a successful career?” 

We are excited about building a community of authentic leaders who…

Stay true to their values

Values act as your inner compass, pointing you in the direction of what it means to be true to you. Staying true to your values is not always the smoothest path to take.  Authentic Leaders do not change their stripes to make others feel comfortable around them. They honour their unique set of guiding principles that define who they are and how they operate.

Know their strengths and weaknesses

Authentic leaders know what activities strengthen them and which activities weaken them.  They lead with their strengths and are not ashamed to admit their weaknesses.  Because they are willing to be vulnerable and express a weakness, they easily establish trust with others.

See the big picture

Do you see the world strictly through your own lens or do you always take an objective view and explore the world through the eyes of others?  Authentic Leaders do not have a myopic view of the world and are good at seeing both the forest and the trees.

Live a purpose-driven life

People who lead a purpose-driven life are clear on what their role is to serve others and they like to attach meaning to what they do.  

You don’t have to be leading a team or managing a cause or company to be an authentic leader.   Deciding to live a life by design, going after what you want and role-modeling the above attributes, are what make you an authentic leader.

We hope you join us at the Forum to be empowered to reach your full professional potential while supporting others along the way.

Tammy Elliott
Founder, Facilitator and Chair
"Tammy has provided groups that are warm and inviting and at the same time, powerful and inspiring. She is a strong role model and an enormous influence for building relationships of strength and empowerment.”
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