Building and Being Confident in a Hybrid World

Wednesday, 22 November 2023
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm (UK time)

Building and Being Confident in a Hybrid World

When: Wednesday 22nd November, 13:00-14:15

Where: Zoom link to follow

Prior to the pandemic our confidence could be easily seen, when we walked into a room, shook someone’s hand, made eye contact and spoke in front of a room of colleagues. When in the room with someone it was easy to pick up the non-verbal cues, moving a conversation on or engaging in a deeper conversation. In a hybrid world, where teams or zoom now takes a bigger part of our daily lives how can we be seen to be confident, and how can we build confidence to stand out?

This session will suit someone who feels they lack confidence or wants to create more impact in a hybrid world.


  • To understand the importance of building self-awareness
  • To understand the difference between low self-confidence versus imposter syndrome and how to break free
  • Developing strategies to selling yourself in every interaction in a hybrid world

Content & Learning:

  • Why are you here? Reflection on what you want to get out of the session
  • What’s changed and what’s the same post pandemic? Exploration of the different dynamics in the workplace with a hybrid working style becoming more the norm
  • Do you know yourself, lights, camera, action? How do you talk to yourself? How to shine in a two inch window on a screen, identifying what we can control and what we cannot control.
  • The difference between doubt – inside and outside of yourself. Exploring the difference between imposter syndrome and low self confidence.
  • Putting your best foot forward. How to sell yourself through posture, positive, power and potential.

About the Speaker:

Alison Neate is in her own words is a ‘dream maker’. She started her career as a trainee in a Life Company and in her first appraisal was labelled ‘a rebel’. Having been given the label, Alison worked the label and despite being told it would never be possible, she moved into General Insurance and became a poster girl for equality. Having completed a stint in General Insurance she was promoted back into the Life Company and within 3 years had broken through the ‘glass ceiling’ and was the first female senior manager, working in strategy and business process reengineering. At aged 30 she moved to KPMG as a business consultant, here she worked in the UK and overseas, including South Africa, Australia, America, Japan and Europe, specialising and leading major transformation of businesses. She was promoted to Partner, one of only two Partners not having a degree (the UK Managing Partner being the other). With the advent of Enron and the sell off of the big 5 consulting businesses Alison left KPMG and set up her own business. Since then she has worked in Banking, Insurance and not for profit. Over the last 10 years Alison has focussed on delivering bespoke workshops and one to one coaching supporting men and women in many different industries, achieve their goals.

Alison was until recently a Chair of a social Enterprise, Sussex Prisoners Families. She was also elected to and is now Chairman of her local Parish Council. In September Alison succeeded in reaching her own lifetime goal of owning a RAM Cobra called Daisy and hopes next year to write her first book.

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