The world needs to hear from a more diverse range of voices.
It needs you to step forward, speak up, and share your wisdom and your work.
Welcome to Smash the Patriarchal Mindset
Smash the Patriarchal Mindset is a short course for women who want to use their voices and share their ideas.
Women who are tired of the conditioning that keeps them playing smaller than they'd like.
To understand why you might need a course to help you with this, let me introduce you to visibility blocks
Visibility blocks look like fears about...
- speaking up,
- being criticised for not knowing enough,
- not being educated enough,
- being judged for being too successful, or
- being too different, and/or too much.
Visibility blocks stop you from:
- building your business,
- speaking up in your home or to your colleagues,
- writing your book,
- making money as an artist,
- pursuing your dream speaking gig, or
- advocating for your favourite cause.
The thing is...
Visibility blocks that women come up against didn't arise from nowhere.
We've all inherited a patriarchal mindset designed to minimise women's voices, experiences, and stories.
And that mindset affects how comfortable you are with:
taking up space,
sharing an opinion (without shrinking for fear of being labelled too 'loud' or 'opinionated'), or
how confident you feel about advertising, marketing, and selling.
To break down the patriarchal mindset and live truly free in this world...
To say what you're here to say and show up in the way that feels most natural to you...
...you have to work
from the inside, out.
Because dismantling the patriarchy is as much of an inside job as it is an external one.
"This has really made me think about how I hold myself back in my coaching business. I must have cleared a few layers of stuff this week.
I just surprised myself by posting about what I do on my fb biz page and also on my personal fb page! WOW! I'm shocked at myself. I've definitely cleared some visibility blocks."
- Mary, London, UK
Smash the Patriarchal Mindset is a short course you can take over 4 days.
You'll work through three key areas in which the patriarchal mindset is affecting your willingness and capacity to speak up and be seen and heard in the world.
And you'll explore how that's affecting the operation of your business.
The three key areas are:
- The way you engage with other people (including how comfortable you are with setting boundaries, whether you suppress your own desires or consider other people's needs before your own, and/or unconsciously wait for permission before presuming to behave as a leader in your industry).
- The way you relate to money (including how comfortable you are receiving it, charging for your services, and/or raising your prices).
- The way you take up space (including the type of branding you choose for your business, how confident you are in expressing your opinions online, in meetings, or on a stage, and/or how comfortable you are with having people see you promoting your work regularly in multiple spaces).
The course ends on day 4 with a deep healing and block clearing exercise to help liberate you from a system designed to keep you playing small and insignificant.
Which means you'll feel more confident to step forward and make a significant contribution to your industry. Possibly sharing controversial opinions or challenging the status quo.
Help us tackle period poverty.
To celebrate International Women's Day 2022, throughout March, for every purchase of 'Smash the Patriarchal Mindset' we'll pay for reusable sanitary pads for 5 girls in Tanzania (covering them for the next 3 years).
"There's a lovely synergy between your voice recordings, your written examples and the use of the workbook and visibility clearing practices. They all combined together to help safely draw attention to my inner knowledge.
You've created a lovely safe space with really positive encouraging feedback. Much gratitude for the experience."
- Trudy, Kingscliff, Australia
Plus you'll receive a bonus visibility exercise:
Releasing the People Pleaser
This guided visualisation will help you identify and release the fears and stories that drive people-pleasing behaviour.
Once they're released you'll be able to connect more easily with your own needs and desires, and express them without shame, guilt, or embarrassment.
And you'll be able to model that for the community of women you're building (which, in turn, gives them permission to live free in their own lives).
Smash the Patriarchal Mindset is delivered via a membership site with audio recordings, worksheets, and clearing exercises to help you dig out patriarchal beliefs and stories that are holding you back.
Help us tackle period poverty.
To celebrate International Women's Day 2022, throughout the month of March, for every enrolment in 'Smash the Patriarchal Mindset' we'll purchase reusable sanitary pads for 5 girls in Tanzania (covering them for the next 3 years).
You deserve to be seen and heard
It's time to be more visible.
To share your opinions with confidence.
To release internal blocks so you can build your business, write your story, pursue your dream speaking gig, or advocate for your favourite cause.
"I loved the suggestions around how visibility blocks may be showing up in business and the opportunity to reflect on this for myself. I now realise that these patterns that feel stuck and limiting are not of my volition. They're conditioned and I refuse to let them just happen to me anymore. Thank you!"
- Nadia, Sydney, Australia
When you can release the stories that have been repeated to women and girls for thousands of years:
- you're not enough
- you're not worthy
- your voice is shrill
- you don't belong
- you're less intelligent
- your opinion is irrelevant
- you can't be trusted with money
- power is not for you,
then you'll be able to eliminate imposter syndrome forever.
You'll engage differently with your colleagues or with the women in the community you're building, creating an environment of collaboration rather than competition.
You'll set clearer boundaries in your home life and find ways to be better supported so the mental load isn't yours and yours alone to carry.
You'll no longer become 'too busy' when invited to use your voice and contribute to creating change in the world.
You'll never again experience that feeling of dread you get when someone encourages you to do more live stream videos or pitch yourself to your favourite influencer.
You'll stop feeling uncomfortable about promoting your work and asking for the sale.
Most importantly, you'll have stepped toward expressing your voice in a way that's uniquely yours and which embodies a power that isn't bullying or hierarchical, but which is strong and compassionate, self-respecting and inclusive.
Wondering who's behind Smash the Patriarchal Mindset?
That would be me - Samantha Nolan-Smith. I'm the CEO and founder of The School of Visibility (an online school that supports women to be seen and heard in the world).
I work with women to overcome their visibility blocks so they feel comfortable speaking up, sharing their wisdom, and creating positive change in the world.
I believe you were born to be heard. I believe your voice matters.
I believe you have something valuable to say and that the world will be a better place when women become visible on their own terms.
Help us tackle period poverty.
To celebrate International Women's Day 2022, throughout the month of March, for every purchase of 'Smash the Patriarchal Mindset' we'll purchase reusable sanitary pads for 5 girls in Tanzania (covering them for the next 3 years).
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"Sam and her team live their beliefs and commitment to providing the best service with personal awareness, humour, fluidity and focus to create a new paradigm, empowering women to deliver our inspirations to the world.
I think Sam is a miracle worker, pioneer in her field and it's a blessing to have access to her support and intelligent inquiry."
- Diana, New Zealand