EmpowerHer: Unlocking Inner Strength through Reflection, Resilience, and Rework

Mar 03, 2024

Jumping into this on-line space has been a wild roller-coaster ride for me – it’s pushed me right outside of my comfort zone.  But I’m loving it.  I’m enjoying learning new skills, even the technical side (which is not my strong point).   I’m enjoying doing something different, even if some of the stuff goes against being an introvert.  I’m enjoying proving to myself that I can use all my experience and expertise from my career to date and mould it into something new that has the potential to make such a huge difference for so many women.

But with a learning curve there is always going to be success and failure, excitement and disappointment because growth is not linear, it’s a wild ride just like a roller-coaster with its ups and downs.

And I’m sure it’s the same with you in both life and at work.  We are all going to encounter challenges, set-backs and moments of self-doubt.  Self-empowerment is not a destination but a continuous process of reflection, resilience and rework.  By using the 3 Rs – we can really embrace the lesson and learning and put them into good use as you take the next step forward.

REFLECTION – The power of self-awareness

The first step towards self-empowerment is reflection.  Taking time to really take stock of ourselves or the situation through introspection, evaluation and understanding ourselves is crucial for growth.  Through reflection is how we gain an understanding of our values, our goals, what’s working, what’s not, our strengths, our weaknesses, our patterns of behaviour, thought processes and emotional responses.    Reflection allows us to identify areas for improvement and opportunities for growth.   It enables us to set clear intentions, align our actions with our values, and make conscious choices that ultimately empower us.

RESILIENCE – Bouncing back stronger

Resilience is the ability to get back on the roller-coaster even through it scared the crap out of you.  Resilience is the inner strength that enables us to bounce back from setbacks, failures, adversity and challenges.  It’s about our courage to face them head on, reframing them as opportunities for growth, learning from failures and refusing to be defined by our setbacks.  By cultivating resilience, we develop the inner strength to navigate life’s ups and downs with grace and strength.

REWORK – Embracing growth and transformation

Rework is the process of rethinking, revising, embracing change, challenging our comfort zones and continuously striving for improvement.  Rework is literally about letting go of limiting beliefs and getting out of our own way.  Rework is about being open-minded, flexible and willing to embrace new perspectives and possibilities.  It involves seeking feedback, learning from experience, and adapting our approach based on the lessons learned.   By embracing rework, we create space for growth, innovation, new opportunities and transformation in our lives. 

Ultimately, what I want when I work with females in corporate is to get them to step into their confidence and into their own light so that they can achieve whatever they want and live out their life and career to their full potential.  But what I do know, is self-confidence can’t happen without self-empowerment.  Self-empowerment is that ownership of and belief in all that we are and bring and we can only get to that space through self-reflection.  So use the 3 Rs to help you continue to grow and evolve and step into your full potential!   Reflection, Resilience & Rework will lead to Self-Empowerment = Self-Confidence.


Think about a recent situation or experience that has been a setback, a challenge, difficult, forced you out of your comfort zone, or a failure...............................use the 3 Rs on your particular scenario that popped into your head or is at the forefront of your mind and see what you learn, can do differently or adapt moving forward.