Are you tired of avoiding conversations or not expressing your opinion for fear of judgment?

Of not talking about the things you're passionate about for fear that people will criticise you for not knowing enough?

Of seeing women speak up, only to have their experiences ridiculed or minimised?

Perhaps you're done with not asking for what you need, and bored of being so careful with the opinions you share.

Perhaps you're frustrated by watching people who don't know what they're talking about, dominate conversations and ignore people whose experiences are worth honouring and listening to.

Me too.

The Visibility Challenge is currently closed but don't fear! We'll be back again in January 2019. If you'd like to be notified when the Challenge doors are re-opening, sign up below and you'll be the first to know.

As women we're chronically under-represented in positions that wield influence in the world. We're not interviewed as often as men, we don't get as many speaking lines in movies as men do, we don't hold as many senior positions on boards, we're chronically under-represented in politics, and we don't get as many art or writing awards as men.

We're also subjected to double standards in almost every aspect of life; we're told that if we express an opinion with confidence we're being too bossy. Whilst men who do the same thing are rewarded with promotions. 

We're told that paying so much attention to our bodies is what 'silly women' do, and yet the vast bulk of attention (and value) we're afforded in the media and by men relates to the shape and size of our bodies. We're told we have to be serious and not emotional if we want to achieve success, and then when we take things seriously we're told to 'lighten up'.

For too long we've been damned if we do and damned if we don't.

Which has meant that by necessity, we've chosen the smaller path. The less visible (or invisible) path. We've stayed safe by remaining a small target.

It's time for all women to be more visible. To share our opinions freely. To write the story, to ask for the promotion, to pursue the speaking gig.

It's time for us to be heard. In our homes, at our workplaces, on social media, in the public domain. It's time for us to show the world what feminine leadership looks like.

To show people what it means to build a society based on compassion and cooperation, rather than intolerance and competition.

What to expect from The Visibility Challenge

Four days of setting and following through on your visibility goals whilst clearing out visibility blocks.

You'll do inner work and outer work, all designed to prepare you for effortless visibility.

First you'll establish your own visibility goal, with the help of an amazingly supportive community cheering you on.

You'll clear out some of the common fears that stop women from stepping forward to be seen and heard in the world, and you'll learn to take action without all the push and hustle, acting instead from ease and in flow.

Finally you'll have a chance to celebrate your achievements and consider how to take what you've learned and apply it on a continuous basis in your work and home life.

  • Self inquiry

    Each day you'll be invited to focus on a different aspect of your life and uncover the ways you might be holding yourself back, editing your opinions, or keeping them to yourself, not really allowing yourself to be seen or heard to your fullest potential.

  • Clearing out

    Awareness is one thing. It's a hugely important first step. But then, the trick is to clear out the block that's causing the behaviour in the first place. That's the next thing we focus on in the challenge; clearing out what you've uncovered, freeing you up to shine brightly and speak with confidence and clarity in the world.
  • Taking action

    Once you've seen the ways you've been conditioned to hold back, and you've learned how to clear out that conditioning, you'll be ready to take action in a way that isn't stressful and doesn't feel unnatural. You'll open to new ideas and ways of living and working that are authentic to you and you'll be free to act from that place.
  • Great connections

    Throughout the challenge you'll have the chance to meet like minded women working to clear their own blocks so they can be more visible in business and life. You'll create connections around the world with heart centred women and uncover opportunities for mutual growth, partnerships, and sisterhood.

"I am in phase of moving my dance work to a new level... and the Visibility Challenge came just the right moment. I found the Challenge totally perfect and beyond my expectations. The inner/outer approach is the only way I can go in building up my work. I really like the clarity in the way you present this combination."

Katerina, Czech Republic - Movement Medicine

The Visibility Challenge is currently closed but don't fear! We'll be back again in January 2019. If you'd like to be notified when the Challenge doors are re-opening, sign up below and you'll be the first to know.

"After initial resistance, I realised I was being gently and lovingly coaxed out of my comfort zone and I yielded. I made some great connections and loved, loved, loved all the support I received.

Thank you for creating such an amazing space for support, expression and connection.

You've helped me realise that there are lovely women out there who do want the best for each other. Thank you, thank you, thank you."

Vanda, Australia - Amethyst Rose

Wondering who's behind The Visibility Challenge?

That would be me - Samantha Nolan-Smith.

I'm the CEO and founder of The School of Visibility (an online school that supports women to be seen and heard in the world). I'm also a feminist writer and co-founder of Australian Women's Day.

I work with women to overcome their visibility blocks so they can become authentic, visionary leaders in their fields.

I truly believe that the more women are willing to shine their light, the more we'll be able to change the world for good.

You can find out more about me right here.

I believe you were born to be heard. I believe your voice matters.

I believe you have something valuable to say and that the world is a better place when you allow yourself to be seen and heard.