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
We need to overcome the deep prejudice that exists within society against all aspects of the feminine. And we need to break down old conditioning to ensure that our methods of empowering other women are not patriarchal in nature, but are instead, informed by the wisdom of the feminine.
To support you to play your part in creating that change, at the School of Visibility we teach a three step visibility system:
- CLEAR your visibility blocks.
- EMBODY your inner wise woman (one that’s free yourself from patriarchal thinking and doing).
- ACT from that new place and lead differently (like a woman, informed by feminine values and principles).
- CLEAR your visibility blocks.
CLEAR 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.
EMBODY YOUR INNER WISE WOMAN
To become the woman you need to be, and support others on their empowerment journey, one of the most important steps you need to take is to overcome the internalisation of patriarchal thinking and doing.
Patriarchal thinking says women are less valuable than men, have stories that aren’t significant enough to be shared broadly, carry less gravitas as leaders, sound ‘shrill’ when they speak, and are not fountains of worldly wisdom.
We think that’s rubbish and if you’re going to share new ideas and knowledge with the world, or if you’re going to empower other women, you need to understand how that conditioning has affected your own sense of self.
Patriarchal doing says everything is linear. That we’re all in a race to the finish line and the winner is the one who arrives first. It views the mind as the only source of knowledge and doesn’t understand how to access the wisdom of the body. It also says that ‘hustle’ is the way to get ahead and it views other businesses as competition, not potential collaborators.
We believe that kind of thinking has led thousands of women to suffer from adrenal burnout. We believe it has been the root cause of great harm that has been done – and continues to be done – to people and the planet.
We’re calling for a new type of leader and we’re here to support you to embody your inner wise woman so you can become such a leader.
When you transform your behaviour from a patriarchal way of being to one that’s informed by an integration of healthy masculine and feminine values, you start to operate more effectively and efficiently. You’re more joyful and creative. You rest more and you achieve more. Most of all, you’re more deeply connected to yourself, to your inner wisdom, to the people around you, and to your purpose in life.
ACT CONSISTENTLY AND LEAD DIFFERENTLY
We support women to take consistent action in relation to visibility and build momentum on the platform you’re using to spread your voice and your message with the world (be that via a coaching or healing business, a social enterprise, through blogging, podcasting, vlogging, on social media, or as an author).
We believe that a new way of working is called for and here at the School we teach you that approach so that you can be consistently visible without burning out or feeling scattered in your efforts.
This involves a different way of planning and implementing a visibility strategy. One that understands how to integrate a healthy expression of masculine values and principles (where, as a business owner you can rely on consistent, reliable support and efficient business systems), with a healthy expression of feminine values and principles (built on the power of surrender and allowing, embracing bodily wisdom, and understanding the necessity for collaboration).
It’s a completely new way of working and one that will forever change the way you approach visibility.
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.