UPFRONT confidence for women 0.3 by Lauren Currie

UPFRONT confidence for women

This 6-week course (18th January 2020 - 1st March 2020) is the confidence playbook you’ve been waiting for. Learn all things public speaking, power, presence and confidence. 

  • Early bird ticket sale ends 2nd Dec 
  • Ticket sales end Monday 11th Jan
  • Email me lauren@laurencurrie.co for discount code for charities and students
  • Tickets are free for women on no income or maternity leave. Email me for the code. No questions asked.

"Thank you so, so much for this brilliant course. This year is treating everyone like crap but at least I've got something great out of it - more confidence, conviction, and self-belief!" Naomi, Bond 2

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UPFRONT online is for every woman looking to find and use her voice.

The UPFRONT course has been called "The couch to 5K" for confidence. I share practical and inspirational tools, and insights to help you be UPFRONT in every aspect of your life. If you are a woman with something to say but struggle when speaking up for yourself and others, if you suffer from imposter syndrome, or are held back by physical symptoms of low confidence, this course was and is made for you.

"Would I recommend it? Yes, absolutely. To every woman I know. In every job, or no job. Those speaking out once a year or twice per day. Those managing corporations or households. I would also suggest you make it available to your teams. I have recommended it to my own employers. If you do want to enrol, do it wholeheartedly. Try all the activities. Join in with the group. Ask questions. Say what you think." Nicola Donnelly

I believe that speech is power. It is more important than ever for women to have the ability to influence, persuade and inspire. I've built this course for all self-identifying women - extroverts, introverts and everyone in between. I've loved making this course. It's been an intense 3 year labour of love! My aim is for you to feel the most confident you've ever felt. To know you're equipped with new tools for speaking in public, in meetings or networking situations, in pitches or around the dinner table - and for you to love it too.

"I can't begin to tell you how this course is already changing me on a day to day basis. My communication, my conversation - everything you've taught is at the forefront of my mind before I act."  Samiya Wahla

What you will learn 


✔ What makes you extraordinary (yes you are, you'll see) 
✔ The who, what, where and why of Imposter Syndrome
✔ What professional visibility looks like (Hint; it looks different for everyone)   
✔ Why and how women's low confidence is a consequence of our environment and the patriarchy
✔ How to feel more confident at work and at home
✔ How to introduce yourself and others 
✔ How to strengthen your voice 
✔ Strategies to give yourself and others status
✔ How to combat and overcome nerves
✔ What vocabulary can take away your power, and most importantly what vocabulary can give you power
✔ Vulnerability; how to build it and how to find it
✔ How to take up more physical space (yes, it's time to stand tall)
✔ The importance of building ladders around you, and amplifying others
The course includes:

💡  2+ hours of practical and condensed knowledge 
📼  Immediate access to the entire collection of 26 tutorial videos
🙌  Actionable, easy-to-digest 5-min videos
📝  Exercises to apply what you learned for every module. You're encouraged to share your output, progress and learning with the UPFRONT course community
👏  Valuable links and reading lists for every lesson
✅ Showing up in the UPFRONT community group (hosted on Circle.so) with the work you’ve been invited to share, so that I can personally give you hi-fives, feedback and support 
🚀​A weekly LIVE Q&A with me. You can submit your questions in  advance, and catch up later or you can be there with me in conversation in the comments. 


What others say: 


"Lauren Currie you are CHANGING LIVES 👏👏👏 Hearing you speak feels like the best girlfriend giving me a hug and telling me ‘you can do this’ if I was about to do something scary, like stand up and talk in a room full of men. Thank you!”

"Rarely the word “community” encompasses its true definition. I’m proud to be part of the #UPFRONT community because authenticity and empathy are key for me. Thank you Lauren Currie OBE for creating a “home” for so many of us." Vera Daskalaki

"The learnings and people on this course will stay with me forever. I have just delivered my first training course and wouldn’t have signed up to do so if it wasn’t for UPFRONT. I have new motivations for showing up: so yesterday when I was getting pre presentation jitters, I surprised myself by defaulting to ‘you are doing this for other women, showing up in an industry that is male dominated’ [...] This course has given me another and important reason for being visible and speaking up. Thank you. P.s. My new best friends include silence and pauses.” Emma Bill

"Lauren has a gift for creating very warm and safe spaces. To be honest I've never really witnessed something happening so successfully before and it was a very powerful thing to be part of. I can't stop telling everyone about it!"

"UPFRONT has changed my life"

"Although it sounds bloody obvious, hearing other women's voices and stories struggling with confidence/public speaking/you name it has made me realize it's not just me. Maybe this should upset or anger me but actually, I feel excited, I feel we can change it. Cultural expectations haven't been in our favor but we are always stronger as a team." Siobhan Canavan ⠀

"My attitude has changed. My confidence has soared. I no longer question sharing my views with the world. Join. You can't fail to benefit from it". Jessica Heagren

"Over the past 6 weeks, I’ve had the privilege of being part of an incredible community of game-changing women. [...] One theme that I have felt running through every facet of this course was that of cheerleading. For too long, the people who are underrepresented in spheres of power have been told that there’s not enough room. This encourages us to fight each other over that one seat at the table. But there is another way, when we band together, rally around and build each other up, we become stronger than the sum of our parts." Hanna Anderson


How it works


The course is divided into 4 chapters to make sure you get the smoothest learning experience possible, starting from the fundamentals all the way to being UPFRONT. 🎉

  • Why You and Why Now - the UPFRONT philosophy
  • Culture and Systems - confidence at work, being visible, and privilege 
  • Let’s Get Physical - breath, voice, posture, pace and status
  • Reality - story telling, practising, presenting, and amplifying others

The course runs in 6 week cohorts. Inspired by the collective noun for a group of women, each cohort of women that graduate from this UPFRONT course form a bond. 

The UPFRONT bond has it's very own private group hosted on Circle.so (technology built especially for course communities) - me, you, and the other women learning to be UPFRONT.

You can watch the 26 module videos in your own time. They last 2+ hours. Each module has it's very own reading list and activity, so you can dig deeper put what you've learned into practice. It's all designed to help you build your confidence muscle 💪  

Each week there will be a live Q&A with me, where I'll bring energy, solutions, and optimism (and Beyonce tunes)

The final week will be a chance to celebrate your progress, solidify what you've learned, get further feedback, and set goals for how you'll be UPFRONT for the rest of 2021 and beyond.


Why should I buy this course?


I'll give you two reasons why you should buy this course right now: 

1. Your investment in this course will quickly be paid back even just by implementing some of the techniques I share with you. There are hundreds of little nuggets to choose from, making this course the best investment in YOU. 

2. Instead of struggling and convincing yourself you are not as quick-witted, beautiful, or interesting as others, you can join a community of women who are all genuinely supporting each other to stand up for themselves and each other.

Here's my hand.

Together let's be UPFRONT
Love Lauren 
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What's included?

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Contents

Full Course 'Resources' Outline
1. What it means to be UPFRONT
8 mins
2. Let’s bust the confidence myths
4 mins
3. You are extraordinary
3 mins
4. Your mindset matters
3 mins
5. Learning the language
7 mins
6. Being visible
5 mins
7. Building a writing habit
4 mins
8. Speaking up
3 mins
9. Citing diversely
3 mins
10. Building a confidence culture at work
10 mins
11. How to be a good audience
3 mins
12. Whiteness and privilege
7 mins
13. Breath
5 mins
14. Voice
7 mins
15. Posture
3 mins
16. Pace
4 mins
17. Hands and arms
6 mins
18. Status
12 mins
19. Choosing what you want to talk about
10 mins
20. How to design your story
3 mins
21. How to practise
5 mins
22. Presenting
12 mins
23. Being on a panel
11 mins
24. How to answer "tell us about yourself and your work"
4 mins
25. Introducing yourself and others
6 mins
26. Lifting others up and building ladders around you
5 mins

FAQ's

What is a bond?

Bond is the collective noun for a group of women. Each cohort of women that graduate from this course form a bond. You will be part of Bond 3 if you join today.

Is this just for public speaking on stages?

Not at all! When we talk about public speaking, that just means speaking to more than one person - like a room full of friends, or an office of colleagues, or a boardroom or conference hall. Anywhere you want to be more confident, we want to help.

What technology is used for the course?

I did a lot of research on the different platforms before making my choice. I’ve chosen an exciting new kid on the block: Circle (comes highly recommended by people I trust). Think of Circle as a cross between Slack, Facebook Groups, and LinkedIn— BUT it's intuitive. It's clean. It's distraction free and it’s not owned by evil privately educated white men.

Our community lives on Circle and the course itself lives here on Podia.

Who's the target audience for this?

Any self-identifying woman who wants to feel more confident - no matter what level of technical skills or ability you have. Bond 2 welcomed women from Dublin, Toronto, Slovenia, Sydney, Portland, Frankfurt, Lisbon, Austin, Madrid, Barcelona, Brooklyn, Croatia, Tokyo and Munich.⠀

What do I need to have done to join?

You don’t need any experience in anything!  We welcome anyone from any background, so long as you're interested in finding and using your voice.

What is UPFRONT?

UPFRONT is a business on a mission to change confidence. It was founded in 2016 by Lauren Currie.

Who is teaching this course?

This course is designed and taught by Lauren Currie, you can learn more about Lauren here.

How does the course work?

This course is divided into 4 chapters to make sure you get the smoothest learning experience possible, starting from the fundamentals all the way to being UPFRONT 🎉

How much does this course cost?

Early bird tickets are £390 and full price tickets are £482. There are discounts available for charities, students and bulk buying - email me on lauren@laurencurrie.co for discount codes.

Can I bulk buy tickets for my team or employees?

Yes, if you'd like to buy tickets for your team message me lauren@laurencurrie.co for a discount code.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

Try the course! If you watched all of it, did all the exercises, gave it your all, and you're still not satisfied, contact me in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.

Do I need any specific resources for this course?

Nope,  you'll need a notebook, a pen and a device to watch the videos.

Can I ask a question if I get stuck?

Absolutely! We are in this together. Everyone on the course will get access to Circle our online community, where we can talk and learn from each other.

Do I need to have specific skills or experience to do this course?

No prior knowledge is needed for this course. You need to be willing to do the work and we'll do the rest together.

What does the course include?

💡  2+ hours of practical and condensed knowledge 
📼  Immediate access to the entire collection of 26 videos
🙌  Actionable, easy-to-digest 5-min videos
📝  Exercises to apply what you learned for every module
👏  Valuable links of further resources for every lesson
✅ Monthly group video calls with me 
🚀An online space to meet and learn with the other women on the course

When does the course start and finish?

The course runs in 6 week blocks. The next one starts on the 11th of January 2021 and ends on the 18th March 2021. 

When you sign up, you get immediate access to the entire collection of videos and exercises. You also get access to our private community space. 

Are there any discounted places available?

Yes, message me lauren@laurencurrie.co for a discount code for charities, students and teams. This course is free for women on maternity leave and women on no income. No questions will be asked and no explanation is required.

Can I buy UPFRONT as a gift for someone?

Yes and I'm damn sure it will one of the most brilliant and impactful gifts you've ever given. Click this link to buy someone the gift of UPFRONT.
This is Lauren Currie's course, and this is a bit of copy about her. She's CEO of Stride and Founder of UPFRONT, keynote speaker and Trustee of Pregnant Then Screwed and The Design Council . In 2017, Lauren was awarded an OBE for her services to design and diversity. That's not giving you a lot of detail is it?  You can read more about her here.

UPFRONT confidence for women 0.3

Learn how to be more confident from one of Britain's best public speakers

Launches on January 18th, 2021