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Social Courage AT WOrk

STEP OUT OF SELF DOUBT

STEP INTO LEADERSHIP PRESENCE

Begin to:

Advocate for yourself without fear

build connections based on mutual respect

Navigate conflict with strength

Feel Energized by Collaboration

Show up as your authentic self

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A five-month cycle of
courageous change
 

This five-month coaching program builds interpersonal confidence and is shaped by evidence-based research and nearly 2,000 hours of working directly with clients like you.

 Features include:

  • 10+ hours of live programming

  • Twice monthly coaching

  • Skill-building activities

  • Companion workbook with curated reflections & exercises

  • Optional: Opportunities to practice with others in a small, safe setting

what SOCIAL COURAGE PARTICIPANTS say about THE PROGRAM:

Jean-Michel Garcia

Director of Product Management,

Sysdig

"The Social Courage program ranks among the most transformative experiences of my life. Before the program, I was caught in a cycle of disempowerment, close to burnout, and mistakenly attributing my unhappiness to my workplace. I discovered the power of vulnerability, mutual respect and boundary-setting, which allowed me to better express my needs and have my voice heard, significantly reducing my work-related stress."

Ryan Vincente

Associate Director of Commercial Excellence, Geron Corporation

"The ROI of the Social Courage program has been astronomical. Looking at myself today, I see a completely different person. Before the program, I effectively felt like I had zero control of my life. I now feel a sense of agency and optimism. Most importantly, I now have the building blocks within me to begin feeling self-love. This is the first time I've felt this or knew that I even needed it."
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Do You...

  • Run (far) away from conflict?

  • Have trouble asking for help?

  • Struggle with managing up?

  • Sacrifice your boundaries to please others?

  • Rely on external validation to feel confident?

  • Ruminate after meetings?

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then, the social courage program is designed for you

Month 1:
CULTIVATING SELF-AWARENESS
Re-discover yourself - your needs, values, story and what you want to be known for
Month 2:
finding peace with your INNER CRITIC
Identify your unique social self-doubt patterns, including your limiting beliefs and inner critic’s voice
Month 3: EMBODYING EMPATHY
Explore how to engage with yourself and others from a place of curiosity, generosity and empathy
month 4:
BRINGING COURAGE TO THE WORKPLACE
Learn relationship and conflict management skills to support you with stepping into Social Courage and start to gently push yourself out of your comfort zone with leadership presence
month 5: SUSTAINING CHANGE
Develop a long-term plan for sustaining your Social Courage and strategies for how to manage hurdles along the way
HOW THE PROGRAM IS IMPACTING PARTICIPANTS

Belinda

Finance Director

"I came into the Social Courage program hoping it would have a positive impact on my work, but it has impacted my entire life. I was lacking the confidence to advocate for myself and my people pleasing tendencies were having a detrimental effect on my well-being. Meredith challenged me to work towards my goals and vision for my life and I found myself regularly taking risks that resulted in increased confidence."

Reecha

Head of Delivery & Change

“Meredith is an empathetic, skilled leadership coach filled with golden nuggets. She helped me imagine a reality in which I could be direct with others while staying true to my compassionate nature. Everything we discussed had immediate and lasting application to real-life situations. If you’re looking to transform your relationships with others and yourself, look no further!"

Christina

Data Scientist

"The Social Courage program’s formula helps demystify relationships. It breaks down human connection into simple, understandable concepts. You learn to how to de-code what may be happening in any given connection and prepare yourself for advocacy, repair or strengthening the bond. I feel like we're cheating with this program, like we found out something big but no one else knows it."

Hello

My name is Meredith Benedict

It's wonderful to meet you and I hope to be a part of your courageous journey.

My coaching practice Sonder Coaching [sonder = the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own] provides leadership coaching for career transformation. I'm an ICF-certified (PCC) Leadership Coach with nearly 2,000 hours of coaching experience with 300+ clients and extensive training in relational dynamics and emotional intelligence. My 18+ year career encompasses product and marketing leadership roles at Fortune 50 companies (including Meta/Facebook) and startups. I also have an MBA from the University of California-Berkeley.

 


Throughout my life, I’ve struggled with social self-doubt, and the worst of it was in the workplace. My strategy for managing this was to attempt to hide it during the workday and be completely depleted by night. This cycle lasted for years and, superficially, it paid off. I graduated from a top business school, landed jobs at prestigious companies and excelled in performance reviews. But, underneath, I was exhausted.

 

On the verge of burnout, I embarked on a self-discovery journey to understand, manage and transform my social self-doubt. By being vulnerable and acknowledging it as a part of myself, I’ve released myself from the shame I was feeling. I feel lighter, less self-critical and out of my head.

 

My mission is to help others who are struggling with similar challenges.

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Take a courageous step

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