Are you a thought leader? Or just someone with a few good Thoughts here and there?
To establish yourself as a thought leader in your industry you have to have a plan. If your followers are going to look to you as the expert in your field, they need to believe that you know what you’re talking about. You need to show consistency, clarity, and be noticeably different than others who have similar knowledge.
So how do you go about establishing yourself as a thought leader? How do you decide what to be a thought leader on? Being a thought leader is much more subtle than possessing subject matter expertise. It involves knowing your origin story, sharing insights from your unique perspective, leading with vulnerability and empathy, and influencing others to adopt your point of view.
The best thought leaders tell personal stories that have clear and explicit values. They are driven to leave a positive social impact and to shape popular opinion in their image. The best thought leaders are transformational visionaries and they have a clear strategy for how to realize that vision.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a corporate executive, a nonprofit leader, or anyone with big ideas of how you want to see change in the world, becoming a thought leader is an important step in your professional journey.
I can help you devise a plan based on your strengths, vision, values, and areas of expertise to become a thought leader through writing, speaking, and/or leading your team to new heights. I work with you as an accountability and thought partner, co-creating and co-ideating content strategy, building editorial calendars, and providing regular developmental and editorial feedback as we build and implement your plan. Together we shape and empower you to stand out in your field so that you can shape and empower others to do the same. Sound good?