Professional women who want to create more influence in male-dominated industries

Learn how to turn your ideas and vision into action at the leadership table

Does any of this sound familiar?

  • You’re frustrated that your ideas are not heard in the workplace.

  • You’re exhausted from being stuck in a “doers” job rather than working in your zone of genius.

  • You’re so busy with the day-to-day demands that you’ve lost touch with what you really want. You know you’re missing out on more fulfilling opportunities.

  • You feel guilty that work gets most of your attention and that your relationships are suffering.

  • You’re afraid you’re going to burnout with the stress of both work and family life.

  • You hate to admit it, but you’re over-eating, drinking, shopping and/or exercising to cope.

If so, I’m really glad you’re here. You’re not alone. I know these challenges myself and would be honored to support you.

Imagine instead…

  • You’re owning the room, sharing experiences, being sought out for your ideas and you are influencing decisions.

  • You’re operating in your zone of genius, daily.

  • You’re clear on exactly what you want so you can identify and take full advantage of more fulfilling opportunities.

  • You’re relaxed and at ease, knowing you’re giving your attention to your priorities in both work and relationships, and both are thriving.

  • You’re slowing down (without feeling guilty) and learning how to delegate so you enjoy both work and family life more, without doing

  • You’re enjoying food, shopping and exercise, as well as other fun, healthy activities, rather than using them as numbing-out survival strategies.

If this sounds too good to be true, I’m here to tell you, it’s not. This is the life I now lead, and I want this for you, too.

As a Strategist and Leadership Coach, I’ve supported hundreds of women to take their seat at the table and speak confidently, so their ideas and visions are heard. With my coaching, they step into greater leadership and influence, even in male-dominated industries.

There was a time when I struggled to speak up and have my own voice heard.

As a Sales Director in the press, covering the international oil and gas industry for 20 years, I experienced first-hand the challenges of working in a male-dominated industry. But it wasn’t until the market crashed in 2014 that I experienced a major clash with my organisation.

I was working 24/7 to find ways to increase revenue. My frustration level hit an all time high when my concerns for my team, and ideas for alternative solutions, weren’t being heard. I knew what I wanted to say, but after being shut down several times before, I’d lost my confidence. I doubted myself, “Perhaps I’m wrong? Perhaps the focus should be on the revenue and not the people?”

As if this wasn’t stressful enough, my son, who was suffering from a rare disorder called Hurler Syndrome, was in and out of the hospital. I was so exhausted and overwhelmed that I started drinking wine every night to unwind and try to find a sense of calm in the midst of the chaos.

One morning, after being at my son’s bedside all night, I realized I either had to quit my job or get help, otherwise I was headed for a breakdown.

I started working with a life coach who challenged me to slow down and reflect on my victories. In doing so, I finally acknowledged how I’d spoken up and used my voice to fight for my son’s life. It was because of me and my tenacity that we found a medical solution that saved my son’s life and so many other people’s lives, too.

In working with my coach, I discovered my purpose and gained greater clarity in my leadership and abilities. I was surprised that slowing down to do this deep work sped up my success.

Over the next several weeks, I started speaking up and once again sharing my ideas at work. Being tapped into my purpose and confidence made all the difference. I was able to influence key players and get my suggested solutions acted upon. Because of my key role in organizational conversations, we were able to thrive during the recession of the energy sector.

But there came a time when I knew I had to leave the organization to start my own coaching business and pay it forward.

The day I resigned from my role as Sales Director, I committed myself to serving women in male-dominated industries.

I know you have important ideas to bring to the table that can lead us to more sustainable solutions. I want to support you in having the influence and impact you desire.

Which is why I invite you to join me for…

Join us for this experiential and engaging workshop, where you will:

  • Discover your unique PURPOSE (when you know this, making decisions, taking risks and communicating authentically becomes easier)

  • Craft a compelling vision so that you have meaning behind your goals and feel confident in the decisions you are making

  • Discover your zone of genius so that work is fun, exhilarating, and meaningful

  • Get clear on what you want so you can identify and take full advantage of more fulfilling opportunities

  • Clear out the the BS (aka Bogus Story) that has been holding you back

  • Identify the True Story that increases your confidence and trust in yourself

  • Tap into your PASSION to fuel your vision

  • Develop an inspiring and strategic PLAN to live your purpose

  • Identify what demotivates you and why and how to turn that discomfort or demotivation into a positive force for action

  • Learn how to get out of you head and communicate from your innate wisdom and inner passion

  • Identify priorities on the critical path to achieving your objectives and how to make space and time for those, even and especially when you least feel you have the time for them

  • Learn how to have conversations, especially those that feel most uncomfortable, so you can clearly articulate your goals and vision

  • Get insight into which activities provide the biggest payoff, financially and emotionally

  • Deeply connect with other like-minded women and create a network you can leverage after the workshop

My approach to the confidence issue, and how to step into greater leadership as a woman in a male-dominated industry, is to guide you to discover the core of who you are. When you know who you are and what’s important to you, you build trust in yourself and your abilities.

When you see your vision as a full expression of your purpose and passion, you stand solid in yourself and the way you communicate. You unleash unstoppable confidence.

  • Igniting insights, aha’s, deep trust and laughter

  • Getting to really know yourself, and how important your voice and ideas are

  • Going deep and rolling up your sleeves to create a plan you’ll put into action RIGHT AWAY

  • Customizing a unique Blueprint for Success which becomes your personal (evolving) road map that leads to greater influence and more fulfilling work, relationships and home life

  • An overload of information and how-to’s

  • Training on communication techniques and confidence postures

  • Creating a polished purpose to hang on your office wall without having a clue of how to implement and live it

Bonus #1: A Group Pre-Workshop Planning Call (Valued @ $500)

During this group call you’ll meet the other participants and cultivate connections right away.  A maximum of six like-minded women will be part of your Shestainability – Your Blueprint for Success group. We’ll discuss your unique situation and map out a plan for how to gain maximum results from the workshop.

Bonus #2: A Group Post-Workshop Mastermind Call (Valued @ $500)

It’s critical to check in post-workshop to bolster your confidence and commitment to your unique Shestainability – Your Blueprint for Success. We’ll also re-assess your plan so you move forward with even more confidence and clarity.

“Before working with Rita, I was overwhelmed and frustrated. I was exhausted from back to back meetings but was always misunderstood. I didn’t know how to communicate in a way that got the results I wanted.

“Through participating in the Shestainability Blueprint for Success workshop, I have achieved more than I ever expected. As a result of developing my leadership style I’ve moved closer to realising my vision for formally creating a new offering and content area within my organisation and establishing myself at its head.

“Though I have always considered myself to be quite driven, Rita has empowered me to push beyond my comfort zone and move even further towards my goals than I would normally have pushed myself. Through working with Rita in her long term program Mastery of Self Awareness, I have learned that most of the barriers I perceived to my success are constructs of my own imagination and self-limiting beliefs. Together, we have built a blueprint for success which I can continuously reference to understand how to remove these barriers and drive myself and my vision forward in the future.”

— Anne, Energy industry

“The Shestainability Blueprint for Success workshop allowed me to recover my self-confidence and motivation. Rita guided us to identify our purpose and focus on the right strategies to achieve our vision. I particularly enjoyed the structured approach, the listening without prejudice, along with the strong connections with the empowering women who took part in the workshop.”

— Ons, TEDx Speaker Coach

“The Shestainability Blueprint for Success workshop has taken my goals, thoughts, dreams, and fears, and given them a focused order and priority that has strengthened my determination to live out my purpose and create my motivational vision. This has been a transformational workshop for me. My confidence level has reached new heights. My foundation has become more solid.”

— Vorian, CBDM / Fishing Industry

I care so much about this work because it saves lives – others and our own! I have had first-hand experience of the types of solutions women bring to the table when they are clear on what they fight for. Personally, I have brought unique solutions to the medical world through the fight for my son’s life, suffering from Hurler Syndrome. I have worked with women who after discovering their purpose, have successfully brought their ideas and innovations out in the open, and contributed to greener solutions in the Energy Industry, which makes for a more sustainable planet for all of us.

If I held my ideas back, my son and other children would not have lived a longer, happier life. We need access to women’s ideas and visions. We need access to YOUR ideas and visions.


“The Shestainability Blueprint for Success is an awesome workshop that will help you find clarity on your purpose and vision. It’s a program that digs deep to excavate the attributes that make you unique while giving you an opportunity to bring to light issues that have hindered you from living a purposeful life.”

— Monique, Vice President / Energy

“I had the privilege of participating in Rita’s Shestainability Blueprint for Success workshop. Rita has a unique ability to see people. She is not afraid to ask the tough questions and she will not accept answers that are “the correct ones” — she wants the truth. I now have a better understanding of what my purpose is, and what I need in my life to be the best version of myself! In order to really create a change in your own life, you must be ready to change yourself. Rita is the person to help and guide you through that journey.”

— Eline, Advisor / Energy Industry

“Being part of Rita’s Shestainability Blueprint for Success workshop has been an intense, transformative and empowering experience. It was a rich process of self discovery, where we outlined our purpose, passion, core values, breaking of limiting beliefs and setting up our true narratives to create a clear vision.

“I’m immensely grateful for Rita Hausken for daring to live her truth and her willingness to give herself fully; for creating safe space for self discovery and support for women; and for her ability to inspire and bring out the light in others. She is the embodiment of a true leader, and a role model for the future self I want to become.

“With Rita’s guidance I experienced the power vulnerability and the impact of showing up as myself. It felt like a homecoming; a feeling that you might not necessarily dare to dream or imagine, but have always been craving. It was a testimony to the magic that happens when you show up as your true self, sincerely and ready to do whatever it takes to get where you want to be. Her ability to create an atmosphere of trust and be a catalyst to true connection and change was impeccable and inspiring. I feel honored and privileged to have been part of this experience.”

— Miriam, Radiographer / Pharmaceutical


Rita Hausken, Founder of Shestainability, is a Strategist, Leadership Coach, Advisor and Speaker who has coached hundreds of women on how to take their seat at the leadership table and confidently share their ideas and visions.

She has a proven track record of changing cultures in male-dominated industries by supporting women to step into greater leadership and influence. She cares so much about this work because she has seen how women bring unique solutions to important issues of our time.

For 20 years, Rita worked as a Sales Director in the press, covering the oil and gas industry.  She led teams of 20+ people and navigated them through some of the worst economic downturns. Rita experienced first-hand the challenges women face in a male dominated industry, which is why, in 2017, she resigned to start her own coaching company. Now, Rita is on a mission to help women ensure that busyness, stress and pressure don’t hijack their lives, and instead, to let their innermost values and vision guide them and be at the forefront of everything they do.

Rita holds a PCC from the International Coach Federation, a CPC from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and is an Energy Leadership Master Practitioner. She is the Community Lead for Lean in Energy, Europe and is a mentor for TechStars and PWN. Rita lives in Norway with her big family of six under the same roof. She has an adventurous spirit and loves to dive, fish, hike and ski.