Tulia Lopes is a Brazilian based in Zurich. She is a multifaceted entrepreneur, public speaker, a natural leader, and very active member of Toastmasters International since 2009. She is soon publishing a book “Leading in high heels”.
Her stage fright moment
Never had. She started dancing onstage, since very early in her life. But-as being very spontaneous person-something that came to her mind often when she started speaking in public was: is my audience understanding what I mean?
Leading in high heels and AWE Summit
Leadership is a BIG name, for many people. The goal of AWE Summit (Assertive Women Entrepreneurs) originally was to give women voice, more opportunities to speak in public. “Leading in high heels” is a program focused on leadership for women, in which Tulia uses the metaphore of: Flat heels, Wedges heels, High heels.
You have to be a good leader of yourself, before leading others. It starts with self-awareness. Not only making your own decisions, but also knowing that you’re the only responsible for your actions. “If you don’t take the leadership of your life, someone else will”.
“Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.” — Pablo Picasso
7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen Covey
Routine to Shine
Plan ahead, and using your agenda, write only three things per day. This avoids feeling overwhelmed with many activities that are not achieved by the end of the day. Include times for breaks, exercise and reading (never stop learning).