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Women Taking the Lead with Jodi Flynn

Women Taking the Lead is a podcast containing interviews with women who have achieved success and men who help women develop their leadership; topical episodes giving insights and how-to's in the areas of leadership and personal and professional development, as well as "on-air" coaching episodes. The aim of Women Taking the Lead is to inspire you to overcome self-doubt so you can follow your true calling, earn the money you deserve, create more time for fun on your journey, develop relationships that support you, and to silence your inner critic, and make working on your mindset for success a top priority.
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Nov 30, 2016

Krystal is a branding, PR, and influence expert who helps women build expert brands that get them more opportunities to make an impact in the world, so they can finally get paid what they’re worth. She’s also an author and keynote speaker who loves helping people stand out.

Playing Small Moment

Krystal realized she was playing small early in her freelance career when she had difficulty charging people for her work. It wasn’t until she found the support of a networking group that she was able to become comfortable asking for her true value.

The Wake Up Call

Krystal started a free networking group named “Women of Denver.” When she decided to make it a subscription based group, she was overwhelmed with anxiety from the responsibility of it all. Her wake up call came when she realized she needed to build her own confidence before she could lead the group using her full potential.

Style of Leadership

Krystal wants people to know the why behind the things she preaches, and she allows people to see the mistakes she makes, and how she moves on to do better the next time.

What Are You Excited About?

Krystal is excited about launching her online course, Stand-out for Success.

Current Business Challenge

Krystal struggles with overbooking herself. She often needs to remind herself that it is ok to put something on the back burner.

Your Support System

It wasn’t always the case, but Krystal has become a master at asking for help. Her husband backs her up in life, and in business, and the leadership team from the “Women of Denver” provide her with welcome support.

Leadership Practice

Krystal allows herself to be authentic in front of other people.

Book to Develop Leadership

The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane

Advice For Younger Self

“You don’t need to have all the answers today, and you won’t have all the answers tomorrow, either.”

Inspirational Quote

Man cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ― Andre Gide

Links

Website: www.krystalcovington.com

Networking Group Website: www.thewomenofdenver.com

Twitter: @krystalgolead

Instagram: @krystalgolead

 

Find more resources at https://womentakingthelead.com

Nov 27, 2016

Naketa Thigpen, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Balance & Relationship Advisor took the best of her education, aptitude, and experience as a barrier-breaker, and founded ThigPro Balance and Relationship Management Institute to unlock passion, unleash innovation, and maximize profit. As the author of the forthcoming book, Selfish, and a sought-after speaker and podcast host, Naketa has set her daily intention to empower and motivate the willing to balance all that matters.

Playing Small Moment

Naketa takes us back to the first time she recognized she was playing small. She walked into a networking event and felt isolated based on her appearance and personality. She acknowledged she wasn’t comfortable in her “new skin” as an entrepreneur, when she changed her answers based on if the person who approached her was a male or a female.

The Wake Up Call

Naketa’s latest aha moment came when she decided to do a daily 5 a.m. Wake and Breakthrough on Periscope. She didn’t plan on her Grandfather’s words coming back to her to tell her she wouldn’t be good enough, but when they did, she realized she needed to move forward to her next level.

Style of Leadership

Naketa needs to be honest and transparent in order to lead others.

What Are You Excited About?

Naketa is excited about The Dreamer’s Blueprint, which is the new membership community she is creating.

Current Business Challenge

Naketa finds it difficult to find time for business priorities while simple to-do’s are left unanswered.

Your Support System

Naketa’s support system includes an amazing digital media strategist and guru, a dynamic accountability partner and her brain trust advisors sister friend, who she feels has completely transformed her business.

Leadership Practice

Naketa gives herself permission to pause several times daily.

Book to Develop Leadership

The Big Leap, by Gaye Hendricks

Advice For Younger Self

“It’s ok to ask for help, especially from people who truly want you to succeed in life.”

Inspirational Quote

I feel adventurous. There are so many doors that need to be opened, and I am not afraid to look behind them.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor

Links

Website: Thigpro.com

LinkedIn: Naketa Thigpen

Twitter: @BalanceBoldly

 

Find more resources at https://womentakingthelead.com

Nov 23, 2016

Robin Bates is a new small business owner, as of June of this year. She creates unique children’s books, where your precious little one is the star of the story. Prior to starting Jewels Custom Books, she took a four-year hiatus from her 25+ year career as a preschool teacher. She and her husband, Marc, currently have three children, and they were her main motivation in starting Jewels Custom Books. The love of reading is a gift they wish to instill not only to their children, but to as many other kids as possible.

Playing Small Moment

Robin recognizes that some people view teaching as being a glorified babysitter, but she knows what she is doing is very important. Teaching is actually one of her superpowers.

The Wake Up Call

The book, The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats, had a profound influence on Robin at a very early age. Later, when her husband introduced custom books as a business idea she loved it because she knew what it felt like for a child to be the star of the story.

Style of Leadership

Robin believes in mentoring others, and using questions as a learning tool with those she leads.

What Are You Excited About?

Robin is excited to incorporate her own stories into the variety of books her business offers to customers.

Current Business Challenge

Robin is challenged with getting her new product out to the masses.

Your Support System

Robin’s husband is a relationship and business partner, her niece helps put books together, and her various networking groups make her support system complete.

Leadership Practice

Robin likes to go the extra mile for people, and she always treats them the way she wants to be treated.

Book to Develop Leadership

The Bible

Advice For Younger Self

“Just keep doing what you are doing. Stay on the path.”

Inspirational Quote

Fear is false evidence appearing real.”

Links

Website: www.jewelscustombooks.com

Email: robin@jewelscustombooks.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jewelscustombooks

Phone: 1-207-221-6973

 

Find more resources at https://womentakingthelead.com

Nov 20, 2016

Boom Shikha is a serial entrepreneur, wanderluster, online-business owner, yogi, author, and avid meditator. She's interested in helping you find your life purpose, and get to your Level 10 life.

Playing Small Moment

The last time Boom felt like she was playing small was in the corporate world. She says they almost set up the environment for people to play small by hiding their creativity and not being themselves.   

The Wake Up Call

Boom was working at her previous job when she planned an overseas vacation. Shortly before she was ready to leave, the management team told her about an upcoming launch she would miss if she continued with her travel plans. Boom went to Asia and upon her return, her boss told her how disappointed she was that she missed the launch and that she must not care about the company. Her wake up call was the realization she wanted to control her own time. 

Style of Leadership

Boom trusts her gut and considers herself an intuitive leader.

What Are You Excited About?

Boom is excited about her current artist’s workshops and the desire to become an improv performance artist.

Current Business Challenge

Boom is challenged by continuing to trust and believe in the path the universe has for her, and keeping her ‘keeping on’ mindset.

Your Support System

Boom has a weekly Mastermind Group which gives her a community to build and grow with. Her family also supports her in her business efforts.

Leadership Practice

Meditation is a leadership practice that is crucial to Boom, making her a better leader.

Book to Develop Leadership

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Advice For Younger Self

“Don’t go to University and start your business right away!”

Inspirational Quote

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

~ Marianne Williamson

Links

Website: http://www.themillionairehippie.com/

Facebook Group: http://www.whatsyourfreedomnumber.com

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/boomshikhacoach

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/boomshikha

 

Find more resources at https://womentakingthelead.com

Nov 16, 2016

Changing the world is the reason Daniel Bielak wakes up in the morning. A dynamic speaker and presenter, Daniel’s desire for change has led him to start the Youth Empowerment Podcast, and business danielbielak.com. On the podcast, he has interviewed some of the world’s greatest influencers, leaders and inspirational people.

With a passion for entrepreneurship, helping others and changing the world, don’t be surprised if he’s impacting one hundred thousand youth by the end of 2016, and one million within 3 years. Look out for him in 2035 when he is sworn into office and becomes Prime Minister of Canada.

A Woman Who Has Impacted You as a Leader

Daniel was born nine weeks premature, and diagnosed with asthma. He spent most of his childhood sick, due to his allergic reaction to the asthma medication he was prescribed. His mother took him to the Mayo clinic when she was tired of seeing her son suffer.

His Impact on Women as Leaders

Daniel’s initiative is to empower men to embrace their feminine aspects -- which he knows will, in turn, empower the females in their lives.

What He Sees That Holds Women Back 

Daniel sees women challenged with the confidence to ask questions or to challenge an idea.

What He Has Learned From Women

Daniel is learning to be emotionally open and more vulnerable from the women he works with.

What Changes Are Necessary for Women to Step Up as Leaders

Daniel believes women can benefit from leadership classes, but internally leading their own lives towards their visions and goals before they attempt to lead a team, is a best practice. He says “find out who you are, and then drive your leadership towards it.”

What Are You Excited About

Daniel is excited about his podcast and about publishing the new “You Empower” magazine.

Inspirational Quote

“There is no not.” ― Daniel Bielak

Links

Website: www.danielbielak.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YouthEmpowermentPodcast

LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/danielbielak

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/daniel_theman_bielak

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf5KACREN213KTZxK9PHRpg

 

Find more resources at https://womentakingthelead.com

Nov 13, 2016

Dr. Tiffany Stewart is a national speaker, professional coach and mentor, trained licensed therapist, and tenured associate professor of counseling. She works with individuals, teaching step-by-step how to create the life they want and desire. Her passion is to help individuals, who may be stuck in some area of life, tap into their power and give themselves permission to step into their purpose and create the life they want to live. She is the creator of the L.E.A.P. Success System.

Playing Small Moment

Dr. Stewart’s playing small moment was a large portion of her past, when she was following along with everything she thought she was supposed to do. She didn’t consider that she could think outside of the box and explore her other abilities.

The Wake Up Call

Dr. Stewart was working with a mentor early in her career, when she was looking for guidance. She questioned her own worth, because her ideas were being rebuffed. But when she noticed her ideas were being regurgitated back to her, she experienced her wake up call. This is when she started to trust in herself and her intuition.

Style of Leadership

Dr. Stewart trusts her support group to take care of their responsibilities, but requires them to go hard like she does. She believes in work/life balance for herself and her team.

What Are You Excited About?

Dr. Stewart is super excited about her life right now, as she is creating her life’s work.

Current Business Challenge

Dr. Stewart is challenged as she tries to streamline her work. Her past beliefs of hard work all the time go against her work/life balance philosophy.

Your Support System

Dr. Stewart’s business coach and mentor supports her during her transitions, and helps her feel comfortable as she achieves new levels in her life.

Leadership Practice

Discipline and consistency are the two ruling practices that allow Dr. Stewart to be a good leader.

Book to Develop Leadership

The 4-Hour Workweek, by Tim Ferriss

Advice For Younger Self

Don’t be so hard on yourself.

Inspirational Quote

“I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” ― Thomas Edison

Links

Web: www.tiffanystewartphd.com

Email: tiffany@tiffanystewartphd.com

Facebook: Dr.TiffanyStewart

Twitter: @drtiffphd

Instagram: @drtiffphd

 

Find more resources at https://womentakingthelead.com

Nov 11, 2016

Accomplished: How to Go From Dreaming to Doing is in Amazon!

Knowing the pain of needing coaching yet not being ready for it I took my coaching system, wove it with personal stories, descriptions [and a free companion course with videos and worksheets] and put it into Accomplished: How to Go From Dreaming to Doing.

Go here to grab your copy and share with a friend:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3LH7S0

Nov 9, 2016

Katie Grant is the co-owner of Dirigo Public House, a craft beer pub located in Yarmouth, Maine.  After many years in the service industry, she and her chef husband, Ben, opened Dirigo in 2015 where they share their love of great food and drink and a welcoming community with their guests. Katie has a BS in Media Arts & Design from James Madison University and has worked in the corporate design world as well successfully running her own graphic design company after graduating from JMU in 2010.  Katie is a proud life-long Mainer and feels incredibly fortunate to live, work and raise her family in such a beautiful place.

Playing Small Moment

Katie’s playing small moment came when she joined a larger team of graphic designers. She was new to the team and the youngest of the group which made her unsure of her abilities.

The Wake Up Call

Katie’s wake up call slowly evolved as she took control of the managerial activities at Dirigo. Her confidence is continually rising as she is confronted with each new challenge.

Style of Leadership

Katie respects everyone she works with tries to be clear and transparent with them in her leadership role. She and her husband approach leadership as a team.

What Are You Excited About?

Katie is excited to roll out a new menu at the restaurant! She created a new design to go along with the new menu items.   

Current Business Challenge

Katie finds it challenging to train new team members and being patient as people are learning.

Your Support System

Katie’s support system consists of her husband Ben,their families and a community of regular clients and it means the world to Katie.

Leadership Practice

Katie’s daily yoga practice helps her to silence self-doubt and it keeps her happy and grounded. 

Advice For Younger Self

Ask questions when you are unsure!

Inspirational Quote

“We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.” ~ Charles Bukowski

Links

Website: http://dirigopublichouse.com/

Facebook: http://facebook.com/dirigopublic

Instagram: @dirigopublichouse & and @kt.grant

 

Find more resources at https://womentakingthelead.com

Nov 6, 2016

Stacey Brown Randall has one focus in life: to help business owners avoid business failure. She knows – she’s been there, done that, and received the t-shirt. What Stacey learned when her first business failed – and through years of researching successful business owners – is now what is making all the difference with her current business’ success. And she is sharing all of her secrets. As a business growth accelerator, Stacey’s online programs and live coaching provide a blueprint to follow, to take control of your referrals, your client experience, your business, and your days.

Stacey received her Master’s in Organizational Communication, and is married with three kids.

Playing Small Moment

Not talking about her failed business was Stacey’s playing small moment. She spun a story and told people a corporate job was a better option for her, but it wasn’t. It is a cornerstone of where she is today.

The Wake Up Call

Stacey’s aha moment came as she was reading paperwork for a conference. She read a question aloud as her husband was walking by, and he brilliantly answered the question for her.

Style of Leadership

Stacey says three things make up her personal leadership style. She is not a bossy leader, she plans ahead so decision makers have time to prepare, and she understands that not everyone thinks like she does.

Current Business Challenge

Stacy finds it challenging, balancing her time and effort between the coaching side of her business and the online programs. 

Your Support System

Stacey has the full support of her husband, her family and her virtual assistant. She outsources everything in her business that can be outsourced.

Leadership Practice

Stacey takes deep breaths, and isn’t afraid to take a step back.

Book to Develop Leadership

Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl

Advice For Younger Self

Success isn’t the end result. Be happy in your successful moments.

Inspirational Quote

“Be you, bravely.”

Links

Website: http://www.growthbyreferrals.com

Custom Page for Today’s Podcast: http://www.growthbyreferrals.com/womenlead

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StaceyBrownRandall

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/staceybrandall

Skype: StaceyBRandall

Find more resources at https://womentakingthelead.com

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Nov 4, 2016

Hello everyone, and thank you for listening in to this bonus episode. Things are getting very exciting and very hectic around here as I put the finishing touches on my book and all the supporting materials that will go along with it.

I recently stopped referring to a “working title” and have said the title with confidence several times so I feel great to finally share it with you. The title of my book is, Accomplished: How to go from Dreaming to Doing.

To help promote the book I’ll be offering it for free for the first several days. If you want me to notify you when the book is live in Amazon send an email today to jodi@womentakingthelead.com and put “I want the book” in the subject line. You’ll get a grateful email from me the day the book is live and you’ll be able to snag a copy while the book is being offered for free.

This episode is a little bit longer than usual but I’ve got a story to share and this is actually an excerpt right from a chapter of the book and it starts with this quote from an unknown source:

“When the why is clear, the how is easy.” ~Unknown

When I was a young girl, I knew in my gut that God had put me on the Earth to do something special. I heard the bible stories, and I knew that, some day, I would have a dream in which God or an angel would speak to me and tell me what my special mission was.

These were the stories I grew up with. The Old Testament is full of them. God was constantly talking to people. I couldn't wait!

And then, as I got a little older, another element of these stories appeared. These stories didn't always have happy endings. 

In fact, the ones who didn't die a horrible death usually didn't live a great life either. Poor Moses was kept out of The Promised Land after all he went through. 

Being called on by God didn't seem so great anymore. I prayed one night for God NOT to call on me. I asked to live an ordinary life.

And for a time I had my way. My life was an ordinary life, and I did ordinary things. In college and throughout my 20s, I envied those people who knew exactly what they were meant to be doing. All the while, I still had this growing feeling in me that I was meant for more, that I should be doing more, and that I was throwing my life away to live an ordinary existence. 

[Listen in]

Thank you so for taking the time to listen in today. If you are not already in the Women Taking the Lead Private Facebook group and would like to be a part of the community go to facebook and enter Women Taking The Lead in the search bar at the top. You’ll see Women Taking The Lead the podcast and there will also be Women Taking The Lead Private Group in the list. Click on the private group and then once on the page click on the button to ask to join. And as always there will be a link in the blog post at womentakingthelead.com

Don’t forget to email me at jodi@womentakingthelead.com and put “I want the book” to get a notification when my book, Accomplished: How to go from Dreaming to Doing, goes live and is free in Amazon.

Thank you for becoming a part of my journey and here’s to your success!

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Nov 2, 2016

Jen Edds is a musician, and HBIC (Head Broad in Charge) at The Brassy Broadcasting Company. She believes that our voices are the most undervalued assets in our businesses, and an often overlooked superpower. Jen serves a diverse client base that includes coaches, healers, and other do-gooders. She is on a mission to get them in the ears, heads, and hearts of their audiences by helping them incorporate podcasts and other audio content into their platforms.

The common thread through her work, in both podcasting and music, is the desire to help others share their stories and voices.  In 2012, she quietly walked away from her comfort zone and a steady paycheck to live her passion and start The Brassy Broadcasting Co.

Playing Small Moment

Jen muses she played small for the first 39 years of her life but she acknowledges she needed a kick start to start singing. Her friend encouraged her to pick up the mic and broadened her horizons.

The Wake Up Call

Jen had an opportunity to play a ranch gig in front of people and other musicians she admired. The other musicians came up on stage did a few numbers which made Jen realize “Why not me?” 

Style of Leadership

Jen’s goal is to help other people be successful and to a place where they don’t need her guidance. She plays roles ranging from hand holder, drill sergeant and cheerleader.

What Are You Excited About?

Jen is getting ready to launch Season 2 of the Brassy Broadcast! She decided to go out of her comfort zone and choose a subject on one thing she has never done.   

Current Business Challenge

Jen is seeing more and more opportunities coming her way but she needs to filter them by factors such as where can she do the most good and where can she help the most people.

Your Support System

Jen is able to be successful because her wife supports her and encourages her to make the necessary changes required for her to be content. She also has a community of talented and supportive musicians surrounding her. 

Leadership Practice

Jen has a morning ritual of meditation and journaling which helps her to become a better leader. 

Book to Develop Leadership

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Advice For Younger Self

Read the Four Agreements. Nothing is about you.

Inspirational Quote

“Do or do not, there is no try.” ~ Yoda

Links

Website: http://brassybroad.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jen-edds-470351b

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brassybroadcastingcompany/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jenedds

Twitter: @brassybroadjen

Instagram: @brassybroadjen

Snapchat: Brassybroadjen

 

Find more resources at https://womentakingthelead.com

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Zebralove Web SolutionsYour website tells a story about your business! At Zebralove Web Solutions, Milly and her team are going to make sure your website tells the story you want your customers to hear. Connect with Milly at zebralovewebsolutions.com to create the impression you want to make!

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