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SPARK: Ignite Great Leadership through Exceptional Self-Leadership

This On-Demand event was originally presented on July 16, 2024 (60 min)


In March 2021, Gallup scored employee engagement as low as 15%. Add to this the current Great Resignation and the fact that, according to SHRM, less than 10% of employees actually use their organization’s EAP services – something has to change! Managers develop support and development for today’s landscape. Professional and leadership development go hand in hand.

Today, more than ever before, the foundational skills of time management, organizing, planning, and communication must be matched with managers and leaders also having confidence, influence, and courage for productivity, engagement, role, and life success.

Self-leadership is the ability to lead oneself: if you can’t effectively lead yourself, then this directly impacts the effectiveness of leading others. Ponder this: would you follow you? Dee Hock, founder of Visa, has been quoted saying, “If you want to lead, invest at least 40% of your time in leading yourself.”

Self-leaders understand that their influence, courage, and confidence impact performance, profit, and people. Great leadership starts with great self-leadership, and Office Professionals are more and more being seen as the essential leaders they always have been. This interactive and collaborative webinar will help fire up confidence, courage, and influence through self-leadership.

Attendees will learn

  • How to explore the need for self-leadership.
  • How to identify the three V’s for improving your self-leadership.
  • How focusing on these three V’s will make you a more confident, influential, and courageous office professional.
  • How to identify the nine strategies that ignite exceptional self-leadership.
  • How to deeply connect with your value.
  • How to identify, set, and hold real and respectful boundaries.
  • How to rid the imposter syndrome, unleashing your personal power for better self-leadership and career success.
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SPARK: Ignite Great Leadership through Exceptional Self-Leadership

Special offer from our sponsor

Email Sally at with the subject line HRDQ-U Freebies to receive

  • Chapter One of Spark
  • Chapter One of The Productive Leader
  • The Management Success Skills eWorkbook
  • The Self-Leadership Whitepaper


Click the link below to purchase Sally’s book, Spark: 9 Simple Strategies to Ignite Exceptional Self-Leadership


Sally Foley-Lewis inspires skills managers to be high-performing, purposeful, and productive. Obsessed with leadership and professional development that ensures people reach their potential. Sally’s presentations and programs positively impact your confidence, leadership, and results.


  • 2021 University of Southern Queensland – Outstanding Alumnus of the Year – Business and Enterprise
  • 2021 A.I. Influential Businesswoman – Winner – Most Inspirational Leadership Development Specialist (Australia)
  • 2021 ROAR Success Awards – Silver Leadership Award
  • 2020 Gold Stevie Award – Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services
  • 2020 Bronze Stevie Award – Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Consumer Services
  • 2020 Breakthrough Speaker of the Year by Professional Speakers Australia
  • 2019 finalist for Australian Learning Professional of the Year
  • 2019 Australian Champion Sole Trader winner – Australian Small Business Champion Awards
  • One of the 25 LinkedIn Top Voices for Australia for 2018 for her thought leadership.


She is a global professional speaker and has authored multiple books. The drive to support and skill managers comes from her own CEO and senior leadership experiences. Sally delivers presentations, keynote speeches, workshops, and coaching – live online and face-to-face – to skill managers and boost productivity and self-leadership.

Blending 20+ years of working with a diverse range of people and industries in Germany, the Middle East, Asia, and across Australia. Sally has extensive qualifications, a wicked sense of humor, and an ability to inspire and make people feel at ease. Sally’s your first choice for mastering skills, facilitating action, and achieving results.

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“Definitely good food for thought, leading yourself before you can lead others sounds straightforward, but there’s a lot that goes into it!”

Chelsie B.
Corporate Trainer

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“Very relevant and helped me learn about how to apply myself.”

Earl A.
Senior Planner
York County Planning Division

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“It was helpful and refreshing to consider our values, our voice, and our visibility and how we can influence all three.”

Joyce L.
Workforce Solutions Manager
Community College Workforce Alliance

3 Responses

  1. Question: What are your thoughts on the 24-hour rule?

    Answer: I’m not too sure exactly what you mean by 24-hour rule, Megan, but I’m going to I assume it means that you don’t need to be switched on, plugged in, tuned in, ramped up 24 hours a day, seven days a week, unless that’s what you’re paid to do. So if that’s what you mean, then I absolutely think it’s important that if you’re a leader, your role modeling, you’re not paying your people to be to be working 24 hours a day, it is unhealthy.

  2. Question: How do you lead yourself when you are a perfectionist?

    Answer: Well, it’s good to know that you’re a perfectionist. If you know you’re a perfectionist, then you have a choice, don’t you? You have a choice to work on that and to understand that further. And I think, you know, like, taking on board programs and training and learning around the strategies you can do and the feedback that you get from others will help you with that as well.

  3. Question: How effective and feasible do you think self-leadership is, particularly in a work environment, where you’re constantly controlled by the surrounding environment? What are likely the results in such cases?

    Answer: Self-leadership could be an inner journey, and I think it’s important that when we work on that, we can find strategies to deal with that, and I’m going to work through a few of them, and some of these might resonate for you. Hopefully that that might make sense as we work through some of these.


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