FREE MICRO COURSE: ESCAPE THE SLUMP

Are you tired of feeling unsatisfieduninspired or stagnant about your job? In this micro course I will share with you a bit about my journey and what lessons I learned to help invigorate my career. Consider this my gift to you. No strings attached. My desire is to support you in renewing your own professional and personal growth through the discovery of your authentic voice and true aspirations.

WHO WE ARE

We are dedicated to your personal and professional growth and transformation through storytelling. Mindful presence has long been acknowledged as an important, yet mysterious “X-Factor” in leadership.  

We can help you hone and further define yours through our proprietary methodology. InspirationSQRD will guide you in exploring your ever-evolving future path.

WHAT WE DO

Our philosophy is that your stories powerfully define you.  They are the catalyst to redefine your path and the basis for your one-of-a-kind voice. Our approach provides you the framework to utilize your innate inner wisdom and discover new horizons.   

WHY CHOOSE US

  • We tailor our stepwise process to guide you to master the art of self-discovery.
  • We assist you in creating a strategic yet intimate vision of your future.
  • We help you rework your narrative as awareness of your uniqueness is powerful.

STORY TELLING

Telling our own story is not a natural born skill. InspirationSQRD teaches leaders how to unearth their original stories and utilize them to become more engaging.

LEADERSHIP

InspirationSQRD offers to create a valuable well of wisdom for leaders, executives and C-suite level professionals to draw from to truly think and lead differently.

ORGANIZATIONAL GROWTH

InspirationSQRD is a believer that organizations grow when people grow and people grow most through the challenges of their real-life experiences and stories.

AUTHENTICITY

InspirationSQRD believes that mindful, authentic interactions are the most powerful catalyst for learning and growth – personal, professional, and organizational.

InspirationSQRD helps you:

  • Become a more compelling, motivating and engaging communicator.
  • Reclaim a more visible personal presence and brand to stand out.
  • Stop holding back for fear of judgment.
  • Engage more effectively, inspiring those you interact with.
  • Amplify your inner voice.
  • Align your interests and skills to reach new professional and life horizons.

SIMPLE YET POWERFUL

Gain insight and strengthen your foundation for transformation through storytelling. Lead powerfully, while fully elevating your personal and professional brand. Our programs are designed for corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, visionaries, executives and managers.

OUR TRANSFORMATIONAL PROGRAMS

OUR TRANSFORMATIONAL PROGRAMS

Influential leadership is driven by what one says and does. Being deeply in touch with our story through our unique lens allows us to contribute and add value. InspirationSQRD’s expert coaching is a journey of awareness, reflection, inquiry, experimentation, and conscious choice. As a result you can use this renewed awareness to claim a more visible brand, engage with higher impact, inspire and expand your circles of influence, even courageously move towards new horizons in your work and personal life.

WHAT WE OFFER

InspirationSQRD helps you unearth your story to power your growth.  Through our programs and process we assist you in finding your most authentic self.  Using your unique voice you can connect messaging, culture, strategy, inspire teams and build engagement.  The sky truly is the limit.

Own Your Story | Change Your Life™ Program

Nine 1-on-1 sessions, guiding you through InspirationSQRD’s curated process of discovering your authentic voice and true aspirations with a focus on developing your renewed narrative and story.

Story

Performance Coaching Package

Rediscover your story and transform your outcomes so you can experience your personal and professional growth.

What We Offer

Free Micro Course: Escape the Slump

Are you tired of feeling unsatisfied, uninspired or stagnant about your job? In this free micro course I will share with you a bit about my journey and what lessons I learned to help invigorate my career.

Message Retention
22X more memorable when spoken as a story
100%
Distinguishing Personal Strengths
likelihood to inspire others if 4 strengths are shown
91%
Authentic Leadership
enhancement of team performance
83%
Team Improvement
2X when employees are passionate about their job
100%

“Everyone has a story, a passion that expresses who we are as individuals. Our strength lies in embracing that story without filtering it through someone else’s lens. When our core values are reflected on the outside, we have indeed given the world the gift we were born to give.”

–Erin Duffy

LET'S HELP YOU
ARTICULATE YOUR STORY

Perhaps you’ve had a career misstep in the past and you’re afraid to repeat it.  Or maybe you’ve seen a colleague fail and you don’t want to make the same mistake.  Whatever the reason, fear of failure is a common cause for loss of confidence as it stops you from taking a step forward. 

Remember - this is due to how you define failure. 
Failure can be seen as a terminal event, or a teaching event.

The world we live in celebrates those who seem to have “perfect lives”. But the truth is that nothing is perfect.  Ever. 

Aiming for perfection will always lead to disappointment.  Not only is it practically unobtainable, you fail to see the amazing things that you do achieve.  You are also unable to see beauty in your imperfection. 

Now, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t strive to achieve your best, but it does mean that you must give yourself grace when you miss the mark. ~Erin ♥️

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”I’m so unhappy at work I don’t know what to do any more.  I just feel so lost. My confidence and self-esteem have been affected greatly to the point where I feel anxious.”

Does this sound like you?  So anxious about your career that you dread going to work on Monday morning?

This is not a state of mind to be downplayed.  Low career confidence can affect your health, your success, and your finances.

If this is you, then enough is enough.  You deserve better than this.  It’s time to take action to do something about it.

In order to restore your career confidence, we must first look at some of the reasons why you’re feeling this way. Stay Tuned!
~Erin ♥️ #InspirationSQRD
InspirationSQRD was born out of my desire to support individuals in renewing their own professional and personal growth through the discovery of their authentic voice and true aspirations. 

I believe that while every person has a history and a story, it is often lost or abdicated as they are absorbed into their career or the culture of their organization. I want to support you in revealing what you may have lost touch with, help you determine what could be brought forward, and guide you in creating a strategic yet intimate vision for your future. 

I want to challenge you to consider how your innate traits and behaviors have influenced your story, in both positive and negative ways and then work with you to tap into your inner wisdom, shift your story, and point you towards a renewed narrative helping you align with your passion and mission. 

What is your story? I’d love to talk to you. 
Schedule a complimentary 1-on-1 Reclaim Your Destination Discovery session with me today. Click the calendar link - https://www.escapetheslump.com/erin and let's talk. #Linkinbio
 ~Erin ♥️

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The other half of Preparation is Practice. There is no substitute for it. If you asked for my personal #1 of all the video presentation tips, it would be this one.

Record yourself on camera and force yourself to watch it back (but leave a few days between recording and reviewing it as you can’t be objective immediately afterwards).

Send it to a trusted friend and get their feedback. If you really want to go for it, give them a questionnaire to complete to get some dispassionate commentary e.g.

On a scale of 1 – 10:

How engaging was I?

How clear was my message?

How good was the sound?

How naturally do I come across on camera?

That's it for this series! Hope it's provided you with some great tips and incentives for taking the plunge to put yourself out there and start getting comfortable being on camera! With the entire world going virtual, it will be a great way to hone your skills and offer whatever unique talents you have to share with your audience. Just start practicing! ♥️

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BE YOURSELF – only more 
The camera is a microscope. It reveals authenticity and exposes fakeness. So be yourself, and no one else. But, be even more of yourself than you are in real life (if that makes sense). Dial it up a few notches so your true personality fills the screen.
Keep your energy levels up!

TALK TO THE CAMERA LIKE IT’S YOUR FIRST DATE 
Your own eyes are lively and smiley and you speak with an earnest intensity, as you try to interest and impress your date. You basically want to do that!

Don't forget GOOD POSTURE – Sit up straight (like your mama told you!) What feels odd in person, looks good on camera.

Sit or stand straight, even if it’s uncomfortable. Don’t hunch over, don’t use odd angles. We are psychologically wired to be more accepting and attracted to symmetry. So aim for clear, straight lines where you can.

and last - USE YOUR HANDS – but not too much!
Movement is fine, but too much is distracting.

Don’t be afraid to use hand gestures (studies show that complex thinkers use more hand gestures). Just don’t over do it. The camera is a microscope remember. It amplifies everything!

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How do you remember what you’re going to say?!

There are techniques you can use but the great thing about video is that you can have an entire script in front of you, if you so wish.

If recording at home, try the Teleprompter app on your iPad, it's a really cool app. There's also a Zoom teleprompter option.

Important - How to not look like you are reading a teleprompter!

Positioning the teleprompter on your screen is a very important part of this process. The key to a smooth teleprompter read is to create distance from the speaker and the teleprompter.  This minimizes eye movement and makes it look much more natural.

Position and size the Teleprompter window as close to your webcam as possible. Put your Zoom window towards the bottom of the screen, and your Teleprompter window towards the top and middle of your screen to minimize eye movements.

Another trick I’ve used is to stick talking points up on a wall behind the camera in the right order to help keep me on track. And of course, there’s always editing post video! ~Erin ♥️

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