How To Tell Your Story with Lisa Gates

How To Tell Your Story with Lisa Gates

Imagine you’re at an event or in an elevator, and you get introduced to a VIP that you’re honored to meet. Then they ask that dreaded question: Tell me about yourself.  

The typical default is to respond with your name, title, employer and work focus, right? Imagine you no longer have that job or title. How would you tell your story?

When we’re asked to introduce ourselves, we often miss the opportunity to share our story in a powerful way that makes us stand out and highlights our unique value proposition. Instead, we respond to that question with our work history that explains our WHAT but not our WHY.

In this episode, you’ll meet Lisa Gates, a leadership and career story coach, and founder of Story Happens Here, a practice focused on helping women master their brand stories, control their narratives, and rise up. 

Lisa is committed to helping women be seen, heard, promoted—and rewarded—as the agents of change the workplace and the world is dying to see. Lisa stresses the importance of being able to morph your story for any situation that you are in. And how your story isn’t a one-time thing but rather a living breathing story that can always change.

Lisa has also authored several online courses available at LinkedIn Learning, including Asking for a Raise, Negotiation Foundations, Conflict Resolution Foundations, Coaching and Developing Employees, and Coaching for Results.

Highlights:

[02:50] Lisa’s story
[09:21] The key to building your story
[12:57] Techniques for overcoming fears and limiting beliefs
[19:46] Overcoming failures and setbacks
[24:23] Making decisions with confidence
[27:46] Gaining access to influential leaders
[30:00] Lisa’s daily success habits
[33:48] Advice on staying ahead of the curve

Quotes: 

“Confidence comes from repetition, practice, and advocating for yourself and others.” – Lisa Gates 

“Be diligent about spending time every week cultivating your influence.” - Lisa Gates  

“You will forget something you learn in about three days if you don’t start to implement it.” –  Lisa Gates

 

About Lisa Gates: 

Lisa is a leadership and career story coach, and founder of Story Happens Here, a practice focused on helping women master their brand stories, control their narratives, and rise up.

Lisa is committed to helping women be seen, heard, promoted—and rewarded—as the agents of change the workplace and the world is dying to see. She is a certified co-active coach with training in mediation, negotiation, conflict resolution, and Strength Finders. Prior to launching Story Happens Here in 2019, she was co-founder of the negotiation consultancy She Negotiates, which she ran for 10 years.

In addition to her work in marketing and public relations, Lisa holds a degree in theatre and a minor in journalism and has performed in countless plays, torn up the boards in several improv troupes, and participated in storytelling events for over 40 years. Lisa has authored several online courses available at LinkedIn Learning, including Asking for a Raise, Negotiation Foundations, Conflict Resolution Foundations, Coaching and Developing Employees, and Coaching for Results.

Links:

Website: https://www.storyhappenshere.com

Linkedin: lisagates

Twitter: LisaGates1

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