Policy Engagement and Consulting
Consultant and Coach
Policy Engagement for Academics & Universities
I help organisations to understand and engage with Government and Parliament. I support them in getting the best out of their engagement with Whitehall, officials and opinion formers.
It might be about selling work, or selling ideas or creating and building lasting relationships.
I work with a range of organisations from Universities to high tech firms to National Museums.
I spent over two decades at the heart of Whitehall, mainly at the Cabinet Office. I held senior roles in policy, communications, strategy and legislation, including a role at Number 10.
Engagement & Interaction with Whitehall
Helping you and your organisation to work with and engage Government & public sector stakeholders
Explaining how Government and Parliament work
When you want to know how government & Whitehall work & how to speak their language
Getting impact in Whitehall and Parliament
Helping you get your voice heard in Westminster, including Media training and Select Committee training.
About Jo Clift
My Courses @ Civil Service College
Beat Imposter Syndrome and Combat self doubt
How Does Whitehall Really Work?
Assertiveness for Women: How to build your confidence in the workplace
How to get your Voice heard in meetings
Managing hybrid and remote teams
Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome Workshops
Sometimes it's hard to remember our own worth, skills & experience. The Imposter Syndrome is very common, but can be tackled. I only offer 16 places maximum for each workshop so that you can get individual attention and coaching as part of the workshop.
The Imposter Syndrome describes a condition where we feel that we don’t deserve the position or responsibility that we have. We find it difficult to take pride in our achievements and have the feeling that we are a ‘fraud’. It is staggering how many people suffer from the imposter syndrome.
Did you know that Meryl Streep, Albert Einstein and Maya Angelou all suffered from this condition? It can have a negative effect on your work and the way that you view yourself in the workplace. It can certainly stop talented people from progressing at work and getting the roles that they are capable of.People who suffer with Imposter Syndrome may often also suffer from some perfectionism and a fear of failure, but they often forget to think about all the things that they do achieve and all the skills and qualities that they do have.
The workshop covers….
- What is the Imposter Syndrome & how does it affect us?
- Is the imposter syndrome affecting your current role and your career path?
- The best ways to tackle the imposter syndrome
- Reminding yourself about your skillset
- How to get support on the journey
I have designed the workshop to be supportive and encouraging to those who have this type of confidence issue in the workplace. I run the sessions interactively, for example unmuting those who want to speak and using the chat box for comments and questions.
‘The best training I have done for ages’ Roberta (Global technology company)
‘Great course and presenter’ Mark (Confederation for British Industry)
‘Excellent presenter…she created a very safe and comfortable space’ Rachel (Senior Manager, Government)
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