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Authentic Self Promotion

Explore valuable resources for diverse perspectives on Authentic Self Promotion – a top-requested skill development area among Menttium mentees. Demonstrate confidence in your abilities, and exhibit the best version of yourself with the value you bring to leaders, co-workers, clients, and other stakeholders.

Conversation Starters

Leverage these conversation starter examples as questions to ask yourself and others to gain insight on the topic of Authentic Self-Promotion.


Reframe How You Approach Your Value

Be Your Authentic Self

Reframe the way you think about the value that you bring to be beneficial to you and your organization.

Ha-Keem Abdel-Khaliq
Career Coach & Author

Practical advice about taking the good and bad advice and being able to know the difference as well as being true to your authentic self.

Artie Lynnworth
Retired SVP & Author

Align your skills to company needs

Tips for Being Your Best

Use your annual performance review as an opportunity to align your skills with the company’s needs.

Artie Lynnworth
Retired SVP & Author

Insights on how to get the most out of your career by focusing on the value that you bring to others.

Roz Tsai
Vice President of Talent, Learning & Org Effectiveness

TED Talks

You are contagious

Vanessa Van Edwards is an interpersonal intelligence expert and public speaker. After analyzing thousands of hours of TED talks to determine what makes speakers successful, Vanessa reveals that our behavior, from hand gestures to how we say ‘hello’, changes the way others perceive our confidence.

Your body language may shape who you are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can boost feelings of confidence. Trick your brain into having confidence, even when you are experiencing imposter syndrome.


Tricia Price Headshot


Tricia Price, SVP of Customer Experience Operations for GM Financial discusses her experiences with imposter syndrome, being authentic, and thriving in a male-dominated industry. She highlights how hard work, continuous learning, and adopting a servant-leadership mindset have been key elements in her success. She reminds us that confidence is a skill that can be developed, oftentimes with the help of a mentor. Tricia also reveals her strategies for creating best-in-class customer service.

Karen Laos


Communication expert Karen Laos, reveals a proven four-step process for asking for what you want. Karen offers strategies for getting clear on what you want, overcoming self-doubt, building a case for your idea, and asking in a way that makes it hard to say no. Listeners will learn to ask for what they want with greater confidence and ease.



Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently

The most effective leaders know how to connect with people. It’s not about power or popularity, but about making the people around you feel heard, comfortable, and understood. While it may seem like some folks are just born with a commanding presence that draws people in, the fact is anyone can learn to communicate in ways that consistently build powerful connections.


Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

By accessing our personal power, we can achieve “presence,” the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we’re making on others and instead adjust the impression we’ve been making on ourselves. As Harvard professor Amy Cuddy’s revolutionary book reveals, we don’t need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behavior, and mind-set in our day-to-day lives.


What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Whether you are near the top of the ladder or still have a ways to climb, this book serves as an essential guide to help you eliminate your dysfunctions and move to where you want to go. Marshall Goldsmith is an expert at helping global leaders overcome their sometimes unconscious annoying habits and attain a higher level of success.


Authentic Self-Promotion Assessment

Take our quick assessment to pinpoint areas for improvement in your self-promotion skills. Plus see 5 practical steps to improve your authentic self-promotion.