Leonie Smith: Thoughtful Workplaces where Every Voice Matters
Business: Founder of The Thoughtful Workplace
What is at the heart of your business?
At The Thoughtful Workplace, we help organisations and their leaders transform perceived difficult conversations into opportunities for building a shared vision around work. We also create systems, based on what people need, to do great work by integrating principles that invite every voice to matter in organisations.
Why did you join a women’s coworking and wellness community?
I was looking for a space that was positive, encouraging, and where I also felt I could give back. There is a strong alignment in the work of Shecosystem and what I am offering the community through my work.
What does thriving look like to you?
Living and working with clarity and in alignment with purpose.
Shecosystem’s core values are openness, community, collaboration, accessibility, sustainability, feminism, and wellness. Which of these resonates most with you and why?
Community and collaboration. I am a woman who is setting out on my own path. I believe that community is necessary to support transition and to give courage to bringing my unique voice to the world through my work. I like being in a place where I can give to and receive from the community. Collaboration is where I thrive. I love to hear from many voices and to find ways of working that are inclusive and fun.
What do you wish to give and/or receive from this community?
Mutual support, connection, skill-building and information on peaceful ways of getting work done.
Tell us one way you integrate self-care into your working life:
What’s your top piece of advice for other women entrepreneurs?
Give yourself the gift of finding and learning to tap into your inner voice. That is where your courage lives.
Anything else we should know about you?
I read a lot and I love reading circles as a way of learning and reflection.