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Awareness and Confidence for Effective Leadership

Within by Savoir Relier via FutureLearn


Discover how looking inwards can help you become a better leader

On this course, you’ll explore the Savoir-Relier methodology, a new approach to leadership development.

As a current or aspiring leader, you’ll ask questions and reflect on your own self, in order to better understand who you are and how you can lead others.

Under the guidance of Professor Valerie Gauthier, you’ll increase your self-awareness through self-reflection and introspection, and grow your understanding of yourself through a unique exercise called the SOLO.

Learn how leadership development is linked to self-awareness

To grow as a leader, it is vital to first understand yourself and your own perspective.

Through her research Professor Gauthier brings you specific questions that unlock your inner self with sincerity and lucidity.

Use the four relationship circles to become more self-aware

The course will take you through the ins and outs of self-reflection, introspection, self-development, and self-confidence.

Using the key tenets of the Savoir-Relier methodology, you’ll build your self-awareness and, in turn, boost your self-confidence and self-esteem.

Undergo personal development training with Professor Valérie Gauthier

This course is created and delivered by renowned author, academic, and linguist, Valérie Gauthier.

Professor Gauthier holds a BS in Psychology, a Masters in Modern Literature and English, and a PhD in Comparative Literature and Stanford’s Graduate Business School’s Executive Program (EPSO).

Professor Gauthier has been teaching courses at HEC Paris, NYU Stern and MIT Sloan, and built multiple relational communication and leadership development. You’ll benefit from her wide-ranging expertise in linguistics and poetic translation, as well as leadership and cross-cultural relationships.

This course is open to anyone interested in undergoing leadership development training and who is interested in self-development.

No specific leadership experience is required as the course asks you to draw from your own personal experiences.


  • Beginning of your Journey to Self-Awareness
    • Course Introduction
    • The more I know, the more I don't know
  • The Power of Writing and Self-Reflection
    • Looking at yourself with sincerity
  • SOLO Part 1 - the Transformative Self-Awareness Exercise
    • Kickstart your SOLO
  • SOLO Part 2 - the Transformative Self-Awareness Exercise
    • Completing your first SOLO
    • Course wrap-up

Taught by

Valérie Gauthier


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