One of the things I try to do is encourage women to show-up as authentic leaders in their own lives. This means staying true to their values, knowing their strengths and weaknesses, always seeing the big picture and attaching meaning and purpose to their work.

It’s important to know that being a leader doesn’t necessarily mean you are a CEO or manager leading a team or organization. There are five different ways leaders present themselves. Each one is equally important and brings unique value to situations or challenges.

See if you can relate to any one or more of the following leadership styles….


The Leader in Front is the one you see up front and center projecting her authentic voice, holding a vision that has a strong “why” or story behind her cause.


Leaders Beside enjoy the partner or coach approach and co-creating an experience together.


The Leader Behind is a mentor, teacher, team member or good friend who wants the very best for others. They may not necessarily prefer the Leader in Front role but they certainly appreciate the vision and are willing to provide their support in any way they can.


Leader from the Whole relies on both her head and her heart to make choices. She knows when to use logic or simply trust her intuition and explores how she both thinks and feels about a situation. She always has the bigger picture in mind.


The Leader Within is where all four dimensions overlap. This is who you are being when you are at your best, trusting your innate inner compass, and taking responsibility for the leadership role you need to play, appreciate or support at any given moment.


Everyone will develop their unique blend of Leadership Style.

I encourage you to be the best leader you can.

I also encourage women to have each other’s backs and to always be supportive of others.

That’s why I created Te Hao, our online membership platform for wāhine in Aotearoa and beyond.

We are launching Te Hao on 1 July 2018 and it will only be opened twice a year. So, if you want to get on the membership waitlist CLICK HERE – TE HAO

I hope you join our community of authentic leaders – women who care as much about the business, the professional and personal success of others as much as they do their own. Is this you?


Mauri Ora