Megumi Miki

Leadership and culture consultant. Founder of the Quietly Powerful movement.

Megumi Miki is an author, speaker and consultant in leadership, culture and diversity and inclusion, with a background in strategy, economics and finance. With a client list including NAB, BNZ, Ernst & Young, Roche, smaller for-profit, not-for-profit and government organisations and speaking at a range of conferences, Megumi challenges the status quo in leadership to unlock the hidden talent and collective potential. She is the author of Start inspiring, stop driving: Unlock your team’s potential to outperform and grow and Quietly Powerful: How your quiet nature is your hidden leadership strength.

Quietly powerful: Unlock your hidden leadership strength

The Quietly Powerful conversation will teach you that far from being a weakness, your quieter nature can be an advantage in the workplace.

  • Have you ever doubted your ability to take on leadership roles because you are quieter?
  • Do you feel exhausted having to be vocal and trying to look confident?
  • Are you hesitant about promoting yourself to get ahead?
  • Do you find it difficult to be heard to influence and lead?

In this session, Megumi will share experiences from her own career, her coaching program participants and insights from interviews with Quietly Powerful Leaders who succeeded by using their quiet strengths. You will find out:

  • How to stop holding yourself back as a quiet professional
  • How to use your quiet nature as your leadership strengths
  • The critical ingredient you need to adapt without having to change yourself

Quietly powerful: The changing face of leadership

In the uncertain, changing, global and inter-connected world, the traditional ‘alpha’ or ‘hero’ leadership style alone is outdated and inadequate. We unconsciously look up to the all-knowing, confident leader that takes charge without fully considering their effectiveness and impact on the people around them.

Quietly Powerful expands the definition of what good leadership looks, sounds and feels like. By expanding the definition, organisations can lift the quality of leadership and stop wasting real and diverse talent who are overlooked because they do not ‘fit’ the traditional style.

In this session, Megumi Miki will discuss the Quietly Powerful leadership research that turns our traditional view of powerful leadership on its head and reflect on how you can apply it to your leadership