The Toolkit for the Modern Woman

OWN Your Space

Lori Milner, CEO of Beyond the Dress and Nadia Bilchik, CNN Editorial Producer & CEO of Greater Impact Communication are excited to announce the launch of their book
OWN Your Space: The Toolkit for the Working Woman

OWN Your Space

This ground-breaking handbook provides practical tools and insights gleaned from communication workshops held around the world and from interviews with some of South Africa’s most accomplished women. By mastering your physical and head space, interpersonal and networking skills and by overcoming the negative effects of past conditioning, you will learn how to develop the unshakeable confidence to accelerate your career and truly OWN your space in every aspect of your personal and professional life.
OWN your Space is the ultimate ‘toolkit in a handbag’ for the intelligent, capable South African woman who wants to unleash her potential, take her career to the next level and who ultimately strives to discover the true power within.

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“I think Own your Space is the perfect book for any young woman looking to just get a step up on her career, personal life and, yes, even her dress sense.”
– Sam Wright – Tech Girl

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About the authors

Nadia Bilchik
NADIA BILCHIK, President of Greater Impact Communication, is an internationally renowned television personality, professional development communication training expert, author and keynote speaker. Nadia’s clients include Home Depot Corporation, Turner Broadcasting and The Coca-Cola Company. Find out more at
Lori Milner
LORI MILNER is the engaging facilitator, thought leader and mentor known for her insightful approach to being a modern corporate woman. Beyond the Dress has worked with South Africa’s leading corporates and empowered hundreds of women with valuable insight on how to bridge the gap between work and personal life. Clients include Unilever, Siemens, Massmart, Alexander Forbes and Life Healthcare.

Highlights from the OWN Your Space launch event held on 4 March 2016

Find out what our attendees had to say

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Choosing the cover

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OWN Your Space Training

Communications experts Nadia Bilchik, CEO of Greater Impact Communication, and Lori Milner, CEO of Beyond the Dress, have worked with some of the biggest names in industry to empower women, including The Coca Cola Company, The Home Depot, Turner Broadcasting, Alexander Forbes, Massmart, Life Healthcare, FNB, Siemens, and SAB. Now, they have combined their winning techniques to empower organisations and individuals – both men and women – to reach their potential with a series of programs called Own Your Space.
Through keynote talks, half-day and full-day training & development programs, all of your employees, across all levels can learn to:

  • OWN your head space – help your workforce to thrive with a mind-set in which personal accountability and a positive attitude can boost job satisfaction and motivation.
  • OWN your physical space – master your physical presence, and learn how to leverage both your verbal and non-verbal communication skills to become more persuasive and engaging.
  • OWN your interpersonal space – boost productivity by bridging communication gaps, developing strong relationships, and dealing effectively with customer or workplace conflict.
  • OWN your virtual space – develop an awareness of the etiquette of email, phone and social media usage that is often overlooked, even though these communication channels are increasingly the face of an organisation.
  • OWN your time – learn to be more effective in achieving or exceeding business goals through powerful time management techniques.
  • OWN your network – develop online and offline networking skills and techniques to establish and enhance a well-connected business environment.
  • OWN your decisions, successes and failures – empower employees to become confident decision makers and understand how both successes and failures can be beneficial to their careers.
  • OWN your ASK – ensure your employees are never afraid or unsure of the best ways to ask for assistance, advancement, advice or guidance in a comfortable and confident manner.
  • OWN your podium – even the most reserved speakers will find a confident voice with a program designed to overcome nerves and present information in a compelling way.

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