Low self-esteem can be a greater barrier to one’s achievement than sexism and racism combined. In this interactive workshop that includes short exercises, Chaz discusses the root causes of people’s low self-esteem, which often leads to self-doubt and the fear of failure. As she shares her humorous personal experiences and creates an atmosphere in which attendees willingly share their own insecurities, she helps participants consider ways in which their self-doubt has kept them from realizing their potential. Participants are also given strategies to overcome self-doubt to position themselves for both personal and career success.
Chaz Pitts-Kyser is a writer and speaker with a passion for empowering college students, young professionals, and women to achieve personal and career success. She is also the founder of Careeranista, a company and website created to inspire, support, and educate women. She received a master’s degree in publishing from Pace University and bachelor’s degrees in journalism and sociology from Texas State University. In her career, she has worked as an editor, college journalism instructor, and as a consultant facilitating professional development and communications workshops.
At the age of 21, she became one of the youngest African-Americans in the nation to serve as the managing editor of a black-owned weekly newspaper. In 2007, she published her first career guide, Embracing the Real World: The Black Woman’s Guide to Life After College.
Given the success of the book, Chaz was inspired to develop a book for women of all ethnicities that was even more comprehensive and inspiring. Careeranista: The Woman’s Guide to Success After College is filled with information that has given countless young women the confidence and knowledge needed to build careers even more fulfilling than they imagined.