What does being professional look like for a small business?
Is professionalism more than the way you dress and talk?
How can you be professional but still show up in a way that feels right for you?
"I want to be respected for who I am, my knowledge, skills, and the way I make people feel instead of the way I look”
- Rachel Kurzyp
Topics discussed in this episode:
How do we define professionalism? Is it different when you’re running a business?
How the idea of professionalism has developed over time.
You don’t have to ‘look the part,’ you have to be the part.
Why putting aside time to improve your expertise, skills and knowledge is important.
Practical ways you can look, act and be professional.
Why women are judged on their appearance and how this is not OK.
Resources discussed in this episode:
Where did business suits come from?
What is a professional? A textbook definition.
Women, professionalism & habits that minimize opportunities.
Is it ever OK to cry at work?
Why supporting other women at work is harder than it looks, according to science.
“Training, education and skill development is absolutely crucial to my personal definition of what it means to be professional”
- Sophia Colquhoun
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