“Nothing will work unless you do.”
(Source: Maya Angelou)
Inspired by Maya Angelou‘s seminal autobiography, “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings“, the idea behind Uncaged Birds™ honors the realization that simply opening the door to our proverbial cage isn’t enough. Each of us must make the decision to step through the door – and take flight!
But sometimes that’s easier said than done!
Uncaged Birds™ is a collection of confidence- and skill-building programs created especially for women of African descent living and working in Europe by executive coach, trainer and consultant Trina Roach. Its individual coaching and training programs, retreats and topical forums were designed to address the specific needs of a group of people just like you – women committed to succeeding personally and/or professionally, despite the added challenge of living and doing business in a culture still not used to seeing people of color in a positive, non-stereotypical light.
Let’s be our own rôle models!
As women of color in Europe, rôle models who look like us are often few and far between. That is just one reason some women of African descent are looking for more support, encouragement and motivation from a neutral sparring partner who knows exactly what they are going through while also benefiting from the feedback and insight of their peers.
It is Uncaged Birds™ mission to help women like you more effectively tap into your innate individual and cultural strength as a powerful springboard to personal success – in a safe, stress-free environment that respects your heritage and history. Working with Uncaged Birds™ will support you in re-framing the way you see yourself, as well as how you approach life by challenging you to reflectively (re-)evaluate your life and professional goals against the backdrop of your own multifaceted identity and inherent values.
In addition to facilitating women as they recognize, acknowledge and (re-)claim their unique power, Uncaged Birds™ supports them in their commitment to personal and professional growth by partnering them in
○ defining S.M.A.R.T life and career goals,
○ bridging specific knowledge and skill gaps
○ staying on track to achieve their mid- and long-term goals
This support can encompass training to enhance specific professional skills, as well as grounded, impartial feedback and accountability partnering on
○ important career decisions
○ new business ideas
○ major life or career transitions
and includes any necessary strategizing about individual ways to address personal identity, and constructively counter stereotypes and successfully combat concrete prejudice that presents itself along with way.
Uncaged Birds™ is dedicated to supporting women of African descent as they establish themselves – both individually and collectively – as a positive power to be reckoned with in 21st century Europe.
The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.
(From: “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou)
Uncaged Birds™ – supporting you as you proactively wing towards – then embrace – your own brand of personal and professional freedom!
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