“Emily Barrosse has been called to do this work emboldening women. She is generous, insightful, wise, kind, and projects just the right tone for this class: professional, yet playful, and open to possibility.”

Adrienne
“When I started with a new client who was a strong, well-known male business owner in DC, I made a few mistakes and oversights that were embarrassing. Instead of apologizing like a girl (“I’m so sorry I don’t know what happened!”) I apologized like a bold woman. “I apologize, I undercharged on the contract. Here’s what we agreed to.” Period. He replied when I showed him the correct figure, “This is fine with me.”

-Adrienne Hand, co- author of the business leadership book Make Way For Women

“I learned a lot of great strategies and tools to help me be more bold, and the community of women really learned from each other, pushed each other, and supported each other.”

“This course meets you where you are, and we all have room for growth when it comes to feeling comfortable proclaiming our strengths and asking for what we want without apology. I didn’t understand ahead of time how I would grow throughout this course, but I did, and if you approach it with an open mind and a willingness to be honest, you will too.”

-Laura B.

“I will use what I learned in the class regularly as I explore some leadership opportunities.”

“Since taking this course, I am much more confident in my choices at work. Even though I still struggle with it, I care significantly less about what others are thinking and my work has improved from that.”

“I am more confident, stronger and more successful at work because of this course. It will change my career trajectory.”

“You’ll take away more from the class than just a few lectures. Emily offers individual attention for each student to help them achieve their goals.”

-Stephanie A.

“Emily was warm, revealing, and inspired participation from me. I like that combination of accountability and nurture/support.”

phyllis
“Emily is a force for good. She brings a powerful presence to the task of helping others develop and find their place in organizational life, and she helps others develop a powerful presence as well. Emily’s counsel gave me great insight on a delicate and vexing issue I was facing. She not only helped me solve the problem, but also shifted my thinking about a whole category of problems in my life.

-Betsy Hostetler, Ph.D.

phyllis
“Emily is a creative, insightful thinker who brings the perfect blend of leadership, strategic thinking and creativity to her work. She is excellent at designing new strategies for new opportunities with a focus on maintaining the highest quality outcomes. Her judgment is grounded in broad and deep management experience which has helped us anticipate issues and revise strategy to save time and resources. Emily worked closely with our managers to add new skills and talent to our team. She is smart, an innovative thinker and a thought partner I could always count on. I highly recommend Emily as an excellent management consultant.”

-Phyllis Hillwig, Chief Business Strategist, Wisewire Education


“Smart, focused, and filled with interesting anecdotes, Emily’s negotiation training was clear, understandable, and memorable because of the richness of the examples she used from her experience negotiating tough agreements over a 30 year publishing career. Emily customized her negotiation seminar for our client, and she delivered an information packed workshop that was engaging and interactive. As a trainer, public speaker, and collaborator, I highly recommend Emily.”

-Butch Wardlaw, President, The Wardlaw Group