How To Be Powerful In Business

Published by Hayley Gillard on

There’s magic in women getting together. A magic that sometimes is a tiny sparkle or a whisper that flows on the wind. Other times it’s a magic so powerful it could move mountains.

I recently made the decision in my business that I don’t want to provide ‘off the shelf’ style e-courses with pre-recorded videos. Yes, they can create infinite recurring income potential, but I need more than money in my life. I need connection. With real life human beings!

In the past I’ve run a lot of retreats, away days, workshops and mental health support groups. I now run lots of in-person training. There’s something special that happens when a group of women connect. It’s not just about a chance to chat, to let your emotions go, or to lower the wall of pretence you carry with you throughout your day. Sure, those things do happen (amidst many cakes and laughs!) but what actually happens during these events is deep. It’s raw. It’s special. And, it matters more than anything.


Women have connected in groups forever.

Some of the oldest evidence shows women meeting in circles over 300,000 years ago to take part in spiritual rituals and to prepare food for their community.

Women still meet in groups, and they change the world.

When you add a shared interest to the equation (like a lust to grow a successful business and be confident whilst doing it), and a deep desire to be the best you can be, overcome challenges and step up into self-belief – that’s when the magic happens. Connecting in a group brings an extra special ingredient you can never get from doing self-development work alone.

Some people call the magic female empowerment. Others call it accountability. Some people call it madness. I call it connection. Whatever it is, it works. It heals self-doubt. It relaxes the stresses that build up in business. It calms the mind. It makes you feel connected and confident and no longer alone.

I spend my days mostly on Skype. I work with one to one clients helping them to reflect, become self-aware, understand the influence of their past, acknowledge their potential and achieve their goals. That’s powerful stuff. The sharing of those experiences with other women going through a similar experience enhances it. A positive word, a knowing smile, and a virtual squeeze of the shoulder makes it reality, not magic. People have left my events and my group courses with genuine new friends. Imagine what spending 6 months working closely with other powerful women ready to step into their confidence could feel like.

In CEO Yourself, my 6 month group mastermind programme, you will experience exactly this.

6 months.  10 people. My eyes, ears and coaching, personally directed to exactly what keeps you stuck.


Unfortunately though there’s a lot of hatred out there. Media, advertising, and even the arts have been poisoned by the notion that there is a ‘perfect’ way to look, a ‘perfect’ body, a ‘perfect’ lifestyle. It’s bullshit. Its created a culture where we turn on each other. It gives us self-doubt, fear and worry that we’ll be judged.

Don’t be a girl who bashes what another woman wears because it’s not ‘cool’.

Don’t be a girl who sniggers behind someone’s back and bitches to their friends.

Don’t be a girl who hates on celebrities because they lost or gained 10 pounds.

Don’t be a girl who judges themselves against others, competing for attention.

Don’t be a girl who steals another woman’s husband. Don’t be that girl.


Be a woman, not a girl. A strong, fierce, vibrant, light in the world instead.

Spread joy, spread happiness, spread connection, spread healing.

Spread love.

To other women.

If you do anything today, find some feminine connection. Be someone who lifts other women up. Be someone who supports, empowers and celebrates the women in your life. And the men too. Be bold, be brave and be authentic. Be proud and hold hands with us.

If you’re craving connection in your business and you want a tribe of women to hold you accountable, support you and celebrate with you, I’d love you to join us in CEO Yourself.

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