Karen Sill

Senior Financial Consultant at MD Financial

“To join a group of women who are fully prepared to support and empower other women is powerful, inspirational and reiterates that we can do anything we set our minds to.”

Karen Sill MD Management

Karen is a Senior Financial Consultant at MD Financial and is responsible for directly managing client relationships and contributing to the growth and achievement of corporate objectives. She was struggling with her confidence and was feeling stuck in her career.

“I was unmotivated and just going through the motions. My engagement was low. The organization has gone through, and continues to go through, significant change, several factors were interfering with my success.”

Karen was too uncomfortable in her role and was allowing fear, self-doubt, and negative self talk to keep her stuck. Her RVP, who had rejected her for several leadership opportunities due to lack of experience, recommended her to a Women in Leadership program the company was introducing. But she wasn’t motivated enough to invest the time in herself.

“I always put my job ahead of my own needs and wants.”

She wanted to develop her leadership skills, get a fresh perspective, and be open-minded to new possibilities. LeadHERship gave Karen the opportunity to learn more about herself and how her creative and reaction tendencies impact her personal and professional life. The opportunity to engage in a program with other women was incredibly meaningful to her.

“It’s a privilege to learn with like-minded women. To join a group of women who are fully prepared to support and empower other women is powerful, inspirational and reiterates that we can do anything we set our minds to.”

LeadHERship had a very positive impact on her confidence and personal relationships. She learned strategies for overcoming, managing, changing, and accepting her behaviours. Through a dialogue with like-minded women and the opportunity to share issues she was experiencing within a safe space and receive feedback from the group, Karen was able to grow personally and professionally. She is now more confident and no longer afraid to say “no.”

“My confidence level has increased. I am an incredibly valuable asset to any organization and have a lot to offer. I think the official realization is that I no longer belong at the company I work for.”