WE-CAN: Confidence + Risk-Taking: Grounding Yourself While Taking Flight


Tuesday September 15, 2020
6:00 am - 7:00 am


Virtual Workshop
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About this Event

It takes a leap of faith to go where we’ve never been before. As women entrepreneurs, we can sometimes be our own worst enemies.

Too often we know what we need to do, but don’t have the courage to get started. This often creates a cycle which affects our self-esteem, setting us further behind.

The good news is there are skills you can develop to help you move beyond your comfort zone and build true confidence.

In this 90-minute workshop with Theresa Bailey, founder of Synergy Change Builders, we'll tackle evidence-based methods to help boost your confidence and move you towards taking that risk to propel you and your business to the next level.

Workshop topics will include:

  • Defining confidence and risk
  • Revisiting imposter syndrome
  • Assessing confidence
  • Creating a growth mindset
  • Understanding neuroplasticity and your brain
  • Appreciating your assets
  • Reviewing types of self-doubt
  • Overcoming fear
  • Retraining your brain
  • Creating momentum through your personal plan

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the definitions of confidence and risk-taking
  • Understand how you can work with your brain to instill habits that are confidence building
  • Identify areas to move forward in your own life
  • Have practical strategies to help move you forward

Who should attend this workshop?

Anyone who knows they have more to achieve but needs strategies to get started.


Theresa Bailey  founded Synergy Change Builders in response to her own passion for community based research, evaluation, and community development. She is sought-after for her facilitation skills and believes no one should have to endure an unproductive or dry meeting. Theresa holds a Masters in Community Psychology and has worked with numerous agencies and organizations to design and implement community based research and evaluation, complete strategic planning, and develop reports that can be used for the multiple audiences. She has three children and has used her community-building skills to congregate the largest community of Hockey Moms in the world, CanadianHockeyMoms.ca .


The WE-CAN Project is led by Queen’s University and supported by the Government of Canada. Its mission is to inspire and empower existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs by providing them with tools, resources, expert mentors, networks and community building to expand existing businesses and to launch new ventures.

The Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario ’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund  is providing $3.2 million for Queen’s University to design and deliver programs and services to accelerate, train, mentor and provide resources to women entrepreneurs and women-led companies in the community.

The focus of the WES strategy is to provide support to women entrepreneurs from diverse and underrepresented groups.