Eleanor Beaton — Step Into the Spotlight With Power
Are you uncomfortable being the spokesperson or being the person that speaks out? Or are you somebody who loves to perform but your message is not always effective? This week’s episode is for both of these types of people. On the show, our guest will be covering how to embrace the spotlight and have the ability to speak with power and poise.
Eleanor Beaton is an internationally-recognized expert in women’s leadership and an advisor to growth-oriented women entrepreneurs. She currently sits on the board of directors of two Canadian venture capital organizations and is both a keynote speaker and podcast host of her own show, Fierce Feminine Leadership.
Eleanor started her career as a journalist interviewing very high-performing executives of fast-growing companies. In that journey, she received first-hand experience on what these executives were doing and what made them successful. At the time, there were not as many women in these C-suite seats, and this made Eleanor curious as to why that was.
For many people, being in the spotlight is terrifying. It can be so easy to just sit in the backseat and let the ‘experts’ take control but as entrepreneurs, you can’t do that. Even to show up day after day in the media spotlight can be hard, but by keeping your eye on your BHAG and what you’re trying to achieve, you can quickly see why it’s important to step into that light in order to share your mission with the world without getting burned out.
The power of story is still more relevant than ever. When you step into the spotlight with great stories, people remember you and it can build connections that transcend beyond education, experience, or the life achievements your audience has. This is how you prevent your message from falling flat once you’re in the spotlight.