The School of Visibility will help you share your wisdom, your knowledge, and your stories.
(And in the process, empower others and change the world for good.)
Why might you need help with this? Well sister, the odds are stacked against us both I’m afraid. In fact, the statistics relating to women and visibility are appalling.
In almost every aspect of life we’re less visible than men (except of course, when it comes to opportunities to sexualise a woman’s body. Then we’re highly visible).
Our voices, our opinions, our stories, and our knowledge are heard and valued less.
At the School of Visibility we believe the only way to change that is for more women to speak up.
We’d love to see all women (and girls) actively involved in the creation of a new world paradigm. One which:
- celebrates diversity and benefits all,
- has a very different understanding of what leadership looks like and how to nurture it, and
- values equality, encourages collaboration, understands the importance of rest, and celebrates intuitive wisdom.
For women to lead the world into this new paradigm, we need to be more visible and vocal about creating change.
Your thoughts on the worldwide problem of women and their oppression/lack of power/permission to be visible attracted me to your work. You are honest, spot on, and without gimmick. That’s so refreshing.
— Shalagh, Maryland, USA
To support you to play your part in creating that change, at the School of Visibility we teach a four step visibility system that includes:
CLEARING your visibility blocks.
CLARIFYING how and why you want to be visible and teaching you how to be more STRATEGIC in your visibility efforts.
BUILDING visibility habits and EMBODYING your message and mission.
UP-LEVELLING your tolerance for visibility and expanding beyond your current visibility upper limit.
CLEARING YOUR VISIBILITY BLOCKS
Visibility blocks are inner blocks. Ways of thinking and seeing the world that stop women from asking for the sale, sharing your opinion, pitching yourself to a television network, agent, or podcaster.
The blocks arise from the experiences we have in the world both as individuals and as a result of living in societies that favours a white, patriarchal, homophobic, ableist, and classist world view.
Some of the ways these blocks show are are; we become overly accommodating, we agree with others rather than challenge them, we support in the background, swallow our words, follow rather than lead, and comply with the wishes and priorities of people who experience more privilege than us, even when doing so doesn’t serve us.
CLARIFYING HOW AND WHY YOU WANT TO BE VISIBLE
As a business woman you know it’s important that people know about your brand. You’ve probably heard people talk about the importance of visibility. But if your visibility efforts aren’t anchored by a solid reason beyond ‘People say it’s important’, then you’ll never be inspired to actually take action to become more visible.
You also need to know what visibility action is most useful for your business. There are a lot of ways to become more visible in your industry. You might podcast, or start a You Tube channel, public blog posts, or pursue speaking gigs. Here at the School of Visibility we’ll help you determine which is most appropriate for you and for the realisation of your business dreams.
BUILDING VISIBILITY HABITS AND EMBODYING YOUR MESSAGE
Every successful person in the world has realised their success off the back of a set of healthy habits. Habits that supported rather than undermined their dreams. When you grow up in a world that teaches you not to be controversial, to be ‘a good girl, a good student, a good wife, a good mother’, to not stand out from the crowd, you develop unhealthy habits. Ones that create invisibility rather than visibility. You have to reverse these habits if you want to be truly visible in the world.
Here at the School of Visibility we want to support you to move beyond feeling invisible. We want you to step into feeling seen and heard and then we want you to expand even further. We want you to embody your mission and your message. Because people who operate from this place carry more resonance in one sentence than people who speak for hours from a place of disconnection.
UP-LEVELLING YOUR TOLERANCE FOR VISIBILITY
We all have a visibility upper limit. It’s the point beyond which visibility starts to feel deeply uncomfortable, unsafe, frightening even. When you don’t work on your upper limit you end up sabotaging yourself without realising you’re doing it. Your strategy changes, perhaps you put more money into your visibility efforts, but the results stay the same. That’s a sign; you’ve hit your upper limit. Here at the School of Visibility we teach you how to effortlessly expand your upper limit so you can move beyond that frustrating experience and continue to grow your reach and expand your influence.
If this is your first visit, start here. You’ll find loads of resources plus information about who we work with and our vision for changing the world.
To learn more about the background to The School of Visibility and its founder Samantha Nolan-Smith, come on over here.
At The School of Visibility we offer a year long curriculum to support you. We’re open now for enrolment! Find out more.