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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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Jan 22, 2017

Teena Evert inspires and empowers women to deepen and strengthen their greatest asset: their connection with themselves. Her extensive background as a marriage and family therapist and relationship coach, paired with her honest, gripping, compassionate speaking style fuses personal growth with finding and nurturing a loving relationship with a partner. Successful, driven women are moved to consider new possibilities in their quest to find a new relationship (or fortify the one they already have).

Click to tweet: .@TKEvert is sharing her story to inspire you on Women Taking the Lead https://womentakingthelead.com/195 #inspiration

Playing Small Moment

Teena recalls having a shirt with a patch that read, “Think Big,” while she was in elementary school. As a young girl, she thought that thinking big could make her taller, smarter and prettier. In her adult years, “Think Big” has a different meaning. Teena had to learn to embrace her self worth and know that she is valuable and more than good enough just the way she is.

The Wake Up Call

Teena was constantly enrolling in personal development courses and reading self help books that were supposed to help her figure out how to have a more fulfilling life. Teena did learn to practice yoga and meditation to calm her mind and balance her emotions. Teena was ultimately searching for a healthy relationship with herself and to build a relationship with a potential partner and these tactics didn’t help her achieve that. Unfortunately, she didn’t know how to get her needs met, or that she even had needs, which caused resentment to build. The universe kept hitting her over the head to get clear with what she wanted in a relationship and live in alignment with her core values.

Style of Leadership

Teena would say that her leadership style is full of moxie. She leads with courage and lots of guts. Teena also leads by example, shows up as her best self and is transparent about her struggles. If she can inspire someone to think big, then Teena feels like she is leading from her innate brilliance.

What Are You Excited About?

Teena is releasing her second book, Put Love First, a book for women who are smart, successful and driven that want to turn their love from hot mess into a hot success. The book teaches women how to prioritize their love life without losing ground in their business. 

Current Business Challenge

Teena’s biggest challenge is feeling uncomfortable. She acknowledges that whenever we up level our life, we feel really raw and uncomfortable. Recognizing this keeps Teena anchored, rather than feel paralyzed and ending up self sabotaging.

Your Support System

Women tend to be very independent; asking for support doesn’t come as our first choice. Teena had to learn to find the right support, and she did in a mentor and women’s tribe that keeps her honest. Without a tribe of women by her side, Teena doesn’t think she would follow through with her ideas.

Leadership Practice

Teena isn’t sure it is a practice, but she believes in “being real” every day, bringing the pretty and the ugly.

Resource to Develop Leadership

Conversational intelligence: How to Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results by Judith E Glaser

Advice For Younger Self

Teena would tell her younger self, “You’ve got this. Trust your gut. Don’t doubt yourself and say no more often so when you say yes you really mean it.”

Inspirational Quote

“One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are and what you believe in and where you want to go.” - Sheila Murray Bethel

Links

Website: http://www.teenaevert.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TKEvert

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/teenakevert

 

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Jan 18, 2017

TJ Jones is a leadership crusader, author, speaker, team-builder, and coach. He has spent 25 years first as a teacher and coach, then twenty years as a corporate sales executive and head of training and development. TJ crusades for fiercer caring; caring to be our best selves, caring for others, and caring for the greater cultural good. TJ’s mission is to Awaken, Influence, and Inspire others to become “Caring Warriors.”

A Woman Who Has Impacted You as a Leader

TJ has had the opportunity to work with many great leaders, but he thinks back to a particular senior executive who gave him his first opportunity. She was a great business woman, who was also very warm and likable, with a talent to balance those aspects beautifully. Ultimately though, it was TJ’s wife that made him into the leader that he is now. Without her love and support, TJ wouldn’t be crusading for much now.

What He Sees That Holds Women Back

One of the many bosses TJ has had was such an impressive woman, who was smart and analytical. During one of his performance reviews, she broke down and was clearly upset. Initially, TJ was shocked and wondering why it was happening during his review, but he felt she could trust him. She has received feedback that she was too harsh and intimidating. Lack of self acceptance can hold us back and cause us to overcompensate in certain areas.

What He Has Learned From Women

Instead of just opening up the laptop when you sit down with someone, TJ learned that particularly in the beginning, that it is better to discuss the expectations with an employee or peer. It is really important to have an open and honest conversation to start the working relationship.

What Changes Are Necessary for Women to Step Up as Leaders

TJ believes that women don’t need to change so much, but to become, to progress throughout our lives. TJ listened to one of Oprah’s commencement speeches, and she said after her show ended, that she wondered if she mattered anymore. We take the need to feel significant, to feel connected to the world into the professional environment. Expect to continue to grow and better yourself. If you aren’t getting that, ask yourself if this the right thing for you. Make necessary steps to continue and grow.

What Are You Excited About

Tj recently launched his first book, The Caring Warrior, which can be qualified as a self help book with leadership undertones. TJ wants to create a new generation of caring warriors.

Inspirational Quote

“Does anything take more courage, is anything more challenging, and sometimes frightening than to live by your own mind, judgement and values? Is not self esteem a summons to the hero within us?”

- Nathanial Brandon

Links

Website: http://tjjonesleadership.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CaringWarriorTJ

Book Recommendation: The Confidence Code by Katty Kat & Claire Shipman

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Jan 15, 2017

Natalie Eckdahl is a business coach, professional facilitator, keynote speaker and host of the Biz Chix Podcast which iTunes ranked a #1 New Business Podcast in March 2014. Natalie has an international coaching practice where she works with female entrepreneurs desiring to grow a profitable business whether they are just starting out or have a million dollar company. She leverages her 20 years of business experience, graduate business degree and social media savvy to help her clients efficiently adapt their business to their family life and individual priorities. She is the busy mom of three children ranging in age from 2-14 and starts her day with a steaming cup of Ethiopian Coffee. 

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Playing Small Moment

When Natalie started her podcast, she thought her show would be an instant hit with the sponsorship to go with it. After a year with lots of expenses and absolutely no revenue, Natalie had to reassess her plan and focus on her niche audience. After a mentor suggestion, Natalie came up with a new plan which has helped her business soar. 

The Wake Up Call

In the Fall of 2015, Natalie and her husband sat down and discussed their financial goals for the upcoming year. With a set number of revenue that would be transferred to the family account each month, Natalie would be able to prioritize her expenses while also seeing the rewarding amount she had actually earned. 

Style of Leadership

Natalie is confident that just 60 minutes with her in a strategy call, she can help any entrepreneur with their business. Inside that very call, Natalie can become familiar with their current success and how to further develop it.

What Are You Excited About?

Natalie is excited about certain trends she discovered this year and has come to really understand the entrepreneurial woman. She is excited to help women profit their business and to see traction build in her own after 3 years. 

Current Business Challenge

Not wanting to cut corners, Natalie struggles to find time to create a bigger team she can properly delegate to. This is due to her very busy schedule.  

Your Support System

With Natalie’s current struggles of establishing a new team, her husband has agreed to step in to help and be her tech handyman. Natalie also has a mastermind that has helped her along the way.

Leadership Practice

A self-proclaimed podcast junkie, Natalie often learns from fellow podcasters through binge listening once she's found a favorite. This auditory practice helps to expand her show and interviewing skill, by exposing herself to a wide ranging set of styles.

Resource to Develop Leadership

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

Advice For Younger Self

If Natalie had the chance, she would tell her younger self that you can’t plan it all out. “You don’t know where life is going.” She had a whole plan in her 20s, and things have been so pleasantly different. It was through all of the things that weren’t in the plan that made her who she is today.

Inspirational Quote

“Do it scared.” 

Links

http://bizchix.com/ 

nat@bizchix.com 

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Jan 11, 2017

Julie Broad is an Amazon #1 Best-selling Author, recipient of the Top 20 under 40 award for Vancouver Island (2014), a successful entrepreneur, recognized real estate investor, and a popular speaker and workshop trainer.

Her first book, More than Cashflow, debuted at #1 overall on Amazon.ca, and went on to win an International Book Award. Her newest release, The New Brand You launched in July 2016, and recently won a Beverly Hills Book Award for Best Sales Book. 

Playing Small Moment 

After spending two months making a proposal Julie felt would transform a sales process in her organization, she presented it to the president. Without looking at her ideas, he mandated she follow his plan. Julie realized she had spent much of her life pursuing a path she didn’t want to be on. She was 100% accountable for things she had 0% control over. She knew she had to quit.

The Wake Up Call

Julie and her husband attended a personal growth seminar. During the exercises, she realized she did many of the things in her personal and business life because she wanted people to like her.

Style of Leadership

Julie leads by example. She would rather let the people around her see her taking action and making mistakes, than be afraid of making mistakes.

What Are You Excited About?

Julie is just a few weeks away from giving birth to her first child. She will also be starting a business to assist new self-published authors sell their books.

Current Business Challenge

Julie finds it challenging to be in her current transitional state.

Your Support System

Julie’s husband is her biggest supporter.

Leadership Practice

If Julie says she is going to do something, she does it without hesitation.

Resource to Develop Leadership

The New Brand You by Julie Broad

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Advice For Younger Self

“Be you. You are the only person worth being.”

Inspirational Quote

“The missing piece is always action.”

Links

Website: HaveMoreInfluence.com

Youtube: JulieABroad

Twitter: @TheJulieBroad

Facebook: JulieBroadSpeaker

 

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Jan 8, 2017

After nearly twenty years in senior leadership roles in communications at media giants Universal, Sony, and Turner Broadcasting, Libby founded executive coaching and consulting firm Libby Gill & Company, in November 2000. A sought-after international speaker, she guides established and emerging leaders to inspire purpose, and ignite performance, by building engaged cultures based on trust, respect, and hope.

Author of four books, including the award-winning YOU UNSTUCK: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking in  Work and Life, which has been endorsed by business leaders including Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh and Dr. Ken Blanchard.

Her latest book, CAPTURE THE MINDSHARE AND THE  MARKET SHARE WILL FOLLOW: The Art and Science of Building Brands, shows readers how to build brand loyalty through deep emotional connections.

Playing Small Moment

Libby has always worked behind the scenes, but she yearned to be front and center, in the theater. Instead of getting out in front and taking charge, she let her fear overcome her.

The Wake Up Call

Libby’s wake up call came when she received her head shot back from a touch-up artist, with too many notations.

Style of Leadership

Libby’s leadership style is a blend of candor and kindness. She found her sweet spot in not being too direct nor too nice.

What Are You Excited About?

Libby is excited about her new leadership course, which focuses on helping people rebuild their careers.

Current Business Challenge

Libby believes in the content she has created. Her next challenge is marketing it and sharing it with people.

Your Support System

Libby found having an accountability partner was meaningful, and she has an assistant whom she considers to be her right hand. She also has other people she employs, plus outsourced support.

Leadership Practice

Libby’s leadership practice is a 3-step vision process.

Resource to Develop Leadership

YOU UNSTUCK, by Libby Gill

Advice For Younger Self

“There are people out there to help you!”

Inspirational Quote

“To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.” ― Robert Lewis Stevenson

Links

Website: Libbygill.com

Website: Yourcareerquiz.com

Twitter: @LibbyGill

Facebook: MeetLibbyGill

Instagram: @LibbyGill_co

LinkedIn: LibbyGillLeadershipExpert

Email: AskLibby@Libbygill.com

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Jan 6, 2017

I’ve talked before about how the seasons impact our behavior. September tends to be a time of transition while December with it’s darker shorter days brings on reflection and going inward. Now that I know this happens I plan for it and take advantage of it.

But there were some things that came onto my radar unintentionally that prompted the topic of today’s episode: disclosing what I’m afraid to tell you.

Loving What Is

Two weeks ago I was listening to the BNI and the Power of One podcast. There is a segment of the show that happens about once a month where the host, Tim Roberts, brings on a co-host and together they discuss a book together. The book they reviewed that day was Loving What Is by Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell.

Though Loving What Is is not a business book but it’s what I refer to as a life book. These are books that have ideas that are so profound they ripple across every area of life and so can be used to impact business, career, health, finances, you name it.

I was intrigued by what was shared in this podcast and immediately went to Audible to download the audiobook.

The book is centered around what is now popularly called “The Work.” It’s four questions that help you to separate what’s real from what’s made up in your mind so you can let go of angst and suffering.

This book blew me away, has continued to do so, and the timing was perfect as I had a couple of clients who were engaged in doing deeper work to find peace and happiness. I was able to recommend this book to them and they’ve been reporting feeling more peace and freedom around things in their life that were troubling them.

The Lively Show

Then last week I was listening to another of my favorite podcasts, The Lively Show with Jess Lively. This podcast was recommended to me by Kendra Wheeler who has been a guest on Women Taking the Lead. I was hooked immediately. Jess Lively is about 10 years younger than I am which makes her a millennial and I have been appreciating her perspective on the world, work and life.

Jess is very open about her life and right after I started listening to her she went through some rapid and drastic life changes and she’s balance being respectful of the privacy of others and sharing a great deal of her thoughts and feelings knowing it has been helpful to her community. She’s not afraid to talk about finding flow and intuition and she’s interviewed people on her show that I dream about having on Women Taking the Lead. I get a happiness boost every time I see one of her episodes downloading onto my phone.

You can imagine my surprise when last week I hit play on her latest episode and she started talking about how she hasn’t been enjoying the thought of doing future episodes as much as she had in the past. When she did her own inquiry into why she was feeling this way she realized it was because she had been holding some things back and so didn’t feel like the podcast was a place that she could fully express herself like she had been in the past. To clear the air she listed out all the things that she had not been saying on her podcast and it was amazing.

Nothing she said was shocking or earth shattering but you could almost feel with each admission that her load was lifting and she was being herself without effort and letting that come forth however she was in the moment.

I was in awe of her and still am

I too have also been feeling the weight of responsibility with my podcast and my business and my relationships and her admission had me wondering where I have been holding back and being less than forthcoming.

I started doing Byron Katie’s “The Work” and also began listing out what I wanted for my business and my podcast and took a close look at what I had been keeping to myself – not in an attempt to deceive, but more because I wasn’t dealing with feelings that were nagging at me.

Here is my list of things I’ve been afraid to tell you...Listen in!

Resources

Private Facebook Community: Chat, share and collaborate with other women in the community!

Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to DoingA simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.

The Accomplished Community: A community of entrepreneurial Type A women uniting to achieve their biggest goals with confidence, integrity and a sense of humor.

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Jan 4, 2017

Jennifer Briney is the host of Congressional Dish, a twice-monthly podcast exposing the secrets drowned out by the partisan noise in the United States Congress. By interpreting legislation, summarizing Congressional hearings, and following the money, Jennifer Briney analyzes the actions of Congress that are generally ignored by the corporate media, delivering the information from the perspective of a fed-up taxpayer, who bears no allegiance to any political party or ideology. 

Playing Small Moment

For six months, Jennifer had an idea to make a podcast but never acted upon it. She allowed the naysayers in her life to influence her decision. It wasn’t until after her father had a near-death experience, that she decided to take his advice and run with the idea.

The Wake Up Call

Jennifer downloaded 30 episodes of Audacity to Podcast, and then followed through with every piece of information the host recommended. She’s embarrassed by those first episodes, but is so happy she did it!

Style of Leadership

Jennifer’s leadership style is hands-off. She wants people to be responsible for their own work; for this reason, she avoids hiring employees, and instead, gives work to freelancers.

What Are You Excited About?

Jennifer is excited about her new opportunity to outsource her busy work.

Current Business Challenge

Jennifer knows it will be challenging to deal with the new presidential administration and the new one-party House and Senate. She will need to buckle down and pay attention to everything.

Your Support System

Jennifer’s husband, Joe, is supporting her through the early days of this venture; her father; and Darrell Darnell of Pro Podcast Solutions, who does the audio editing. She also has a volunteer, who helps with her graphics.

Leadership Practice

Trust is Jennifer’s most effective leadership practice. But she really doesn’t consider herself a leader.

Resource to Develop Leadership

Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson, Adam Curry, Joe Rogan and Kara Santa Maria

Advice For Younger Self

“Don’t stress yourself so much. Do it in your own way, and you will be fine.”

Inspirational Quote

“You never know until you try.”

Links

Website: www.congressionaldish.com

Twitter: @JenBriney

Facebook: www.facebook.com/congressionaldish

 

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Jan 1, 2017

Carol Cox is the creator of Speaking Your Brand, which helps purpose-driven women entrepreneurs and leaders shape their business and personal brands, share their message, and become recognized as influencers in their field. She teaches business and marketing classes at a university, and during election seasons, serves as a Democratic political analyst on TV news.

Carol believes that as high-performing women, we change the paradigm, the perception of ambitious women, by more of us actively and visibly pursuing bigger audacious goals, raising our voices and sharing our stories about what really matters — on stages, in boardrooms, in our businesses, in the media, and in our families — so others can learn from our journeys, see themselves in ours, and become leaders in their own companies and communities. 

Playing Small Moment

Carol was in her early 30’s when she decided to finally run for chairperson. She obtained the position and enjoyed the success for a time, until her friends stopped supporting her. After that lesson, Carol started building multiple support systems so she always has support for her ventures.

The Wake Up Call

Carol’s wake up call came after an interview with a news organization. She had smiled her way through a serious topic with the intent of seeming likable. Later, she realized she had betrayed her emotions for the sake of feminine likability.

Style of Leadership

Carol is a hands-off leader. She trusts the people she is working with and they know the best way to complete their part of the work.

What Are You Excited About?

Carol is excited to be re-launching her online group coaching and Mastermind program this coming February.

Current Business Challenge

Scaling is Carol’s biggest business challenge right now.

Your Support System

Carol’s husband is her main support system. In addition, her Mastermind group allows her to interact with people who help to keep her focused and accountable towards achieving her goals.

Leadership Practice

Carol reads about a wide range of topics so she stays well rounded and can provide insights in different areas.

Book to Develop Leadership

Playing Big by Tara Mohr

Advice For Younger Self

“Move to New York City!” 

Inspirational Quote

“You can’t take people further than you have gone yourself.”
― Carl Jung

Links

Website: www.speakingyourbrand.com

Free gift for listeners:

www.speakingyourbrand.com/takethelead

Facebook Group:

www.facebook.com/groups/speakingyourbrand

@CarolMorganCox

 

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Dec 28, 2016

Lin Eleoff is an Internet startup lawyer, but she's more than that — she's the kind of lawyer that wants to help you avoid having to hire a lawyer, especially when you're just trying to grow your business, and money is tight.

That means she doesn't want you to hire her; she wants to show you how you can do a lot of the legal legwork yourself. Her "DIY Legal Toolkit" not only answers your legal questions, it provides you with checklists, templates, and the law you need to know about in order to "cover your assets online." Online entrepreneurs don't know what they don't know, and that means they're exposing themselves to liability, and they're putting their personal assets at risk.

Playing Small Moment

Lin says playing small for her was when she attempted to be all things to all people.

The Wake Up Call

Lin started her online business without knowing what she was doing. After some time, she made a 46-step checklist that she made into a book. A book she wished she had had access to when she first started her business.

 

Style of Leadership

Lin would like to be a leader who leads with grace, to enable those who have the guts and the grit to go for it. She throws in some humor and some sarcasm, just to lighten things up.

What Are You Excited About?

Lin is really excited about her new Mind, Body, Business Freedom Mastermind. She wants to make an affordable community for women who want to find success when starting their own online businesses.

Current Business Challenge

Lin says it has been challenging finding a group of like-minded women who are willing to go all-in.

Your Support System

Lin belongs to a high-level Mastermind Group, she has a business coach, a virtual assistant, and a tech support system.

Leadership Practice

Asking questions is Lin’s practice that makes her a better leader.

Book to Develop Leadership

The Dance of Anger, by Harriet Lerner

The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz

Advice For Younger Self

“You are on the right track. Keep doing what your heart is telling you to do. Yes it’s scary. Keep moving forward.”

Inspirational Quote

“This too shall pass.”

Links

Website: CoverYourAssetsOnline.com

Website: DIYLegalToolkit.com

 

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Dec 25, 2016

Dana Zarcone, known as “The Liberating Leadership Coach,” is passionate about helping her clients live all-in and full-out, step into their power, and enjoy epic success in life and business. Dana has her masters in counseling, is a national certified counselor, certified core energetics practitioner, certified life coach and energy healer. She’s the founder of Source Your Joy™ and is a motivational speaker, author, and host of The Your Shift Matters podcast.

Playing Small Moment

When Dana was growing up, her parents had her life already roadmapped for her. She did exactly what was expected of her. Dana’s playing small moment came after receiving her mother’s discouragement after she told her mom she was going back to college, after becoming successful in corporate America. She ended up staying the course and continuing her work, when it wasn’t what she wanted to do.

The Wake Up Call

Dana decided to leave the corporate world to become an entrepreneur and coach. When she took the leap, she realized that she didn’t know who she was. She had identified herself with her job title and her paycheck for so long, she had no idea how much confidence she lacked. After a breakdown and some soul searching, her wake up call came when she realized she had a purpose in this world. 

Style of Leadership

Dana’s leadership style is about being compassionate, sympathetic, humble, and non-judgmental. She firmly holds people accountable.

What Are You Excited About?

Dana is co-authoring a book, The No-BS Truth: What it Really Takes to Build a Business. She is also really excited about her energy work, and having Jodi as a guest on her new podcast, Your Shift Matters.

Current Business Challenge

Dana underestimated just how much work having a podcast is, so she is in the market for a Virtual Assistant.

Your Support System

Friends and family are supportive of Dana’s ventures. Her virtual friends have really been great sounding boards and mentors. She is thankful for these women she considers some of her dearest friends.

Leadership Practice

Dana does a 5-minute energy routine.

Book to Develop Leadership

Thrive, by Arianna Huffington

Eat That Frog, by Brian Tracy

Who Moved My Cheese, by Spencer Johnson

Advice For Younger Self

“Don’t let other people’s opinions about you and about life determine how you feel about yourself and what you can accomplish.”

Inspirational Quote

“Our deepest fear isn’t that we are inadequate. It’s that we are powerful beyond measure; and there is nothing enlightened about shrinking so others won’t feel insecure around you.”
― Marianne Williamson

Links

Website: http://www.DanaZarcone.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danazarcone

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanaZarcone

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

Podcast: http://www.YourShiftMatters.com

  

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Dec 23, 2016

In this holiday season while we are putting more effort into being forgiving, cheerful and jolly I thought I’d go over some of the reasons why you might want to continue the effort throughout the year…at least until it doesn’t require as much effort.

We’ve all needed to vent at one time or another. The pressure builds inside of us and we need to release it to a close and trusted confidant.

The mistake I see some women make is bringing that behavior into their professional life assuming everyone they are talking to is on the same page as they are. They voice their grievances indiscriminately and without any commitment to create change for the better.

Another reason I’m doing this episode is as a reminder to myself to always be mindful of the impact I have on others. I’m generally known as a positive person but I have my moments of negativity and I’d like those moments to be fewer and farther between in the future.

Also, if you are a win-lose kind of person I can tell you when you go negative in a relationship you lose. The person being the most negative appears to be the more immature, unstable person and thus will appear to be the source of the problems.

Protect your reputation and your peace of mind by being aware of what comes across as negative and work towards keeping a more positive frame of mind.

Obvious ways we tend to go negative

  1. Complaining about another person, especially when framed in a way to make yourself look good.

This is also a form of gossip and it is as damaging to the other person as it is to you. You may not realize it but you are sending a message to those you are talking with that you don’t know how to handle conflict, that you are not capable of resolving issues.

While you may find people who agree with you and validate your position you also make yourself look weak and untrustworthy. Those around you will believe you to be the type of person who will sell them out as well should you get mad at them.

Instead, find a way to resolve your conflict with the source. If you need to talk through your strategy with someone first, find a trusted confidant who will listen objectively and keep your conversation confidential.

  1. Talking at length about how hard you have it

Everyone is going through something. No one has it easy. It’s okay to share with your friends and close associates an update on some challenges you have to let them into your world and possibly brainstorm some solutions. If the conversation is focused on finding a solution it can actually be energizing, especially to those who love problem solving.

And before you share your challenges, weigh whether or not it is even worth sharing. You’ll be surprised that if you are able to let some things go and not focus on them by engaging in a conversation about them, fewer things will bother you.

We all have things to be grateful for, share those instead.

  1. Saying anything snarky

It’s unprofessional. I’ve seen people try to be snarky in mixed company thinking that it was a good joke but instead it landed like a lead balloon. Sarcasm is easily misunderstood so outside of the private conversation with your other sarcastic friend, avoid it. It’s not worth taking the chance.

Subtle forms of going negative

  1. Disagreeing with everyone’s ideas without expressing any alternatives or offering to help in the solution

It’s okay not to agree with others but when you shoot down other people’s ideas and don’t have a logical reason for it or an alternative you run the risk of looking contentious. Rather than disagreeing outright politely ask questions that would help the other party see the gaps in their plan or reveal information that would help you to see the validity of the idea.

  1. Expressing your opinions without being asked for them.

Have you ever been around someone who was constantly blurting out, “I don’t like that”? Oy!

When asked for your honest opinion it’s okay to be honest, just hold back from laying it on thick.

  1. Moping

This passive-aggressive tactic is usually employed after someone has not gotten their way. Rather than accepting what has been decided they choose to disengage and refuse to participate in protest. This is considered childish behavior and it makes the situation uncomfortable for everyone.

Rather than moping either completely remove yourself from the situation or organization if it’s that intolerable or shake it off and start participating again.

Be the person others want to be around

We all can agree that it’s draining to be around people who are constantly complaining. Don’t be the person others want to avoid because you have a tendency to go negative on occasion.

I go over all the triggers to this behavior and how you can be the person others want to work with, promote and support as you move toward your goals in my book, Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3LH7S0

Resources

Private Facebook Community: Chat, share and collaborate with other women in the community!

Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to DoingA simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.

Find more resources at https://womentakingthelead.com

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Dec 21, 2016

Michelle McQuaid is a best-selling author, workplace well-being teacher, and playful change activator. With more than a decade of senior leadership experience in large organizations around the world, shes passionate about translating cutting-edge research from positive psychology and neuroscience, into practical strategies for health, happiness, and business success. She blogs for Psychology Today, Huffington Post, and Live Happy, and her work has been featured in Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Boss Magazine, The Age, and more.

Michelle lives to help people discover their strengths, move beyond their fears, and finally discover what it truly takes to flourish with confidence.

Playing Small Moment

Michelle says her playing small moment came when she requested coffee with a friend who was a C-level executive from a large financial firm, to ask for some career advice. When her contact said she should take on a new role, Michelle was embarrassed, because she didn’t think she had what it would take for a role of that size.

The Wake Up Call

While watching TV one evening, Michelle was amazed to learn there is a science behind how we show up every day. This was her wake up call that maybe she had plateaued in her current position, and it was time for her to learn more about positive psychology.

Style of Leadership

Michelle practices positive leadership. She has a weekly check in and asks her team members “What lit you up the most?”

What Are You Excited About?

Michelle’s book, Lead Like a Woman, was released in early 2016. When she and her partner saw the incredible results, they devised a way to get it in front of more women, through an online program.

Current Business Challenge

Michelle finds it challenging not to be attached to outcomes, and to give her best efforts to the daily processes.

Leadership Practice

Michelle looks for the best in people.

Book to Develop Leadership

Lead Like a Woman, by Michelle McQuaid &
Megan Dalla-Camina

Advice For Younger Self

“Be gentler on yourself.”

Inspirational Quote

“What if everything you dreamed was entirely possible?”

Links

Website: https://www.leadlikeawoman.net

Website: http://www.michellemcquaid.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/chellemcquaid

Character Strength Assessment: http://www.viacharacter.org/

 

Find more resources at https://womentakingthelead.com

Dec 18, 2016

Andrea Goulet is the CEO of Corgibytes, a software development shop dedicated to maintaining and modernizing software applications. Named by LinkedIn as one of the top ten professionals in software under 35, Andrea is the founder of LegacyCode.Rocks, and hosts a podcast dedicated to changing the way we think about legacy code. She keynotes frequently about building a business based on balance, empathy, and trust; the perils of the technical/non-technical divide; and the technical philosophies around working with legacy code. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys helping other people learn how to code, and writing about the intersection of empathy and software. She loves watching her kids explore the world, and is a sucker for a good physics documentary. You can recognize her by the JavaScript tattoo on her wrist.

Playing Small Moment

Andrea says she still plays small sometimes, and she feels the anxiety that accompanies her fear may always be there for her. She finds herself focusing on the negative comments about her work, so she welcomes positive feedback about the impact she is making.

The Wake Up Call

After hearing her husband describe her as non-technical, Andrea realized she was the person who had been holding herself back. He had used the exact words to describe her as she had used to describe herself just days before.

Style of Leadership

Andrea encourages her team members to go outside of their comfort zones. She considers herself a gardener who sets seeds and lets them grow, and tries not to get in the way.

What Are You Excited About?

Andrea is ready to dedicate her time to writing a book and getting it published. She is also excited about the community of LegacyCode.Rocks.

Current Business Challenge

As Corgibytes continues to grow, Andrea is challenged with embracing the growth, while maintaining her original vision.

Your Support System

Andrea’s business partner Scott, who is also her husband, provides her with amazing support. Scott’s parents provide child care which gives them freedom to run their business. All of the team members are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Leadership Practice

Shared daily journals have been a transformative practice.

Book to Develop Leadership

Daring Greatly, by Dr. Brene Brown

Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, by Dr. Lois Frankel

Advice For Younger Self

“Recognize no matter what you do, you are gaining an important lesson you can use later.”

Inspirational Quote

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

Links

Website: Corgibytes.com

Website: LegacyCode.Rocks

Twitter: @AndreaGoulet

LinkedIn: AndreaMGoulet

GitHub: AndreaGoulet

 

Find more resources at https://womentakingthelead.com

Dec 14, 2016

As CEO of Successful Culture, Marissa helps CEOs master the three most critical aspects of business growth: leadership development, strategy formulation and execution, and organizational culture assessment and improvement. Marissa also helps CEOs build the supporting communities they need to grow, including advisory boards and CEO roundtables. Successful Culture ensures organizations have the strongest internal infrastructures and external support systems required to build their greatest organizations, and reach their greatest potential.

Playing Small Moment

When Marissa worked for a company before starting her own business, she was a protégé to the CEO. She had built a business case about why she deserved a raise and the CEO told her she would never be worth more than $34K to his company. For a moment, Marissa thought maybe I am only worth a certain amount. She then remembered her mother saying “Never let anyone else determine your value.”

The Wake Up Call

After a government initiative to only accept lowest-cost providers, Marissa decided her values were not alignment with this style of business, so she left for her own company.

Style of Leadership

Marissa is a servant leader. She believes in a supreme service model for those who work for her and those she works for.

What Are You Excited About?

Marissa’s book, Built to SCALE, helps companies build advisory boards. She is excited to work with CEOs to implement the SCALE model. She also is introducing new roundtables to an existing project, and working on her third book.

Current Business Challenge

Marissa has a tremendous vision for successful culture, and her biggest challenge is to execute all of the many pieces she has planned.

Your Support System

Marissa has a dedicated team of advisors, a Mastermind group, and an EO forum, and her girlfriends are her lifeline of emotional and moral support.

Leadership Practice

Marissa intentionally educates herself, and is constantly aware of the information she takes in.

Book to Develop Leadership

The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz

Advice For Younger Self

“Hire more slowly and fire faster,” and, “Surround yourself with great people.”

Inspirational Quote

Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

“The trouble is, you think you have time.”

Links

Website: SuccessfulCulture

Facebook: Successful Culture

Twitter: @MarissaLevin

LinkedIn: Marissa Levin

Instagram: @MarissaLevin1

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Find more resources at https://womentakingthelead.com

Dec 11, 2016

Upon the creation of Wreaths Across America™ in 2007, Karen Worcester was chosen for the position of executive director. With over 40 years’ experience in the administrative stewardship of various Worcester enterprises, Karen is a passionate champion and spokesperson. As a co-founder of Wreaths Across America, Karen tenaciously works on ways the organization can best remember the fallen; honor those who serve; and teach our children that our freedoms are purchased at a great cost.

Playing Small Moment

When Karen’s second child was born two months premature, she blamed herself. It put things in perspective for her, and she knew if she could survive that, she could survive anything.

The Wake Up Call

Karen struggles with self-doubt and realizes many people just want to be loved and needed. She feels blessed to have understood from a young age, she didn’t need to be perfect, and she could only do the best that she could do.

Style of Leadership

Karen is respectful of the fact that we all have different skill sets and she wouldn’t ever set someone up to fail. She enjoys making other people feel successful.

What Are You Excited About?

Karen is working on a living history project through Wreaths Across America. Through reenactments, they are teaching people about the character of the men and women who stepped up to serve.

Current Business Challenge

Karen finds it challenging to raise funds to get wreaths for all the graves at Arlington National Cemetery.

Your Support System

Volunteers step up and take the responsibility to get sponsorships and make the ceremonies. Many people in her organization don’t take a salary and she gets a lot of support from the community.

Leadership Practice

Karen practices patience, and this makes her a better leader.

Book to Develop Leadership

The Bible

Advice For Younger Self

“Don’t eat the bread.” and “Don’t let a day go by that you don’t appreciate your family, your country, and what you have. Don’t have a pity party, and don’t let the sun go down being unhappy with people around you.”

Inspirational Quote

Give freely, love deeply and always reach down and grab another gear.”

Links

Website: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WAAHQ/?fref=ts

 

Find more resources at https://womentakingthelead.com

Dec 7, 2016

As a lifelong pianist, Jennifer Eklund has embodied the American entrepreneurial spirit since she was a teenager. She worked as a performer and teacher for twenty years before diving head-on into running her music book publishing company, Piano Pronto Publishing, full-time, starting in 2014. A trailblazer in the evolving print music industry, Eklund is an avid composer of educational piano music and now represents and publishes the works of a growing number of independent composers.

Playing Small Moment

Jennifer says for musicians small moments can come on an almost daily basis. She had created a curriculum she felt needed to be seen in the publishing industry. She accepted many rejection letters before standing her ground and questioning them on why they thought the world didn’t need it.

The Wake Up Call

Jennifer had a contract meeting with a major publisher which made her feel like she would be signing away her life. They edited her piece of music and took all the fun out of it. She knew at that moment she needed to stay independent so she would have control over her own work.

Style of Leadership

Jennifer has a very personal and hands-on leadership style.

What Are You Excited About?

After a summit, Jennifer offered to mentor someone she knew from social media. The venture has since turned into her core business at Piano Pronto. She is excited to create a loyal community of composers who wish to publish their works.

Current Business Challenge

Jennifer is challenged with managing her time. She realizes she needs to take more time for herself and her creative endeavors.

Your Support System

When Jennifer first started her business she was responsible for every function of the business. She now has a team of people she can rely on to help run the business.

Leadership Practice

Jennifer wakes up really early to review her list of short-term and long-term goals.

Book to Develop Leadership

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, by John Maxwell

Linchpin, by Seth Godin

Advice For Younger Self

“Be more curious about the inner working of things.”

Inspirational Quote

You are the star, and the life is your stage. It’s up to you whether or not the audience shouts for an encore.”

Links

Website: www.PianoPronto.com

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pianoteachercentral/

 

Find more resources at https://womentakingthelead.com

Dec 4, 2016

Milly Welsh is the founder of Zebralove Web Solutions, a web development company in Portland, Maine, that specializes in web design & development, mobile app development, and search engine optimization. Milly started Zebralove in 2006 and loves to help businesses, small and large, achieve the online presence they need, to grow to the next level. Milly is currently working on a mobile app, called VibeSquirrel, that will come out for iOS and Android in early 2017.

Playing Small Moment

Milly’s playing small moment was when she took on an enormous project, and because she was a self-taught developer, she didn’t ask for help from other developers. She feared they might think her a fraud.

The Wake Up Call

Milly realizes that by helping other people she is able to grow her business to the next level.

Style of Leadership

Milly is developing her leadership style through collaboration. She knows it takes longer than giving directives but she believes better ideas come out of it.

What Are You Excited About?

Milly is excited about developing her own mobile app, VibeSquirrel, which is a random positive messaging app. She is raising money through Kickstarter to cover the marketing costs.

Current Business Challenge

Milly is challenged by getting all the pieces of her business in place. She may be reaching the tipping point of having to hire additional people.

Your Support System

Milly’s support system consists of her husband, her team members and her dad.

Leadership Practice

Milly has a heart-to-heart conversation with new team members so she can assess where they fit into her team, and how she can help them to move forward.

Book to Develop Leadership

The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper

Advice For Younger Self

“Don’t think too much,” and “Trust your gut.”

Inspirational Quote

Each of your cells is a galaxy in the universe that is your body. You are full of amazing things.” ― VibeSquirrel

Links

Website: www.vibesquirrel.com

Website: http://zebralovewebsolutions.com/

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

 

Find more resources at https://womentakingthelead.com

Dec 2, 2016

Today, for this bonus episode, I want to talk to you about bartering. This topic is relevant if you have a business or not, so stick with me.

First, let’s start with selling. The idea of selling, for many women, is an icky thing. We are taught as young girls to be of service and to give for the sake of giving. Usually when we were transacting with money the price was set by someone else and we were not to haggle over it.

And as a coach, the idea that I was selling conversation – something I gave away for free all the time – that was even more difficult.

I remember when I became a newbie coach there was a lot of advice and opinions on what to charge for services and how to have those conversations. I remember being told not to barter my services; that my services are a valuable commodity and I needed to respect that. I can see how this advice was well intended but I have evolved as a coach and a business owner and I want to share my new understanding with you in the hopes that it is helpful to you and gives you some freedom.

Resources

Private Facebook Community: Chat, share and collaborate with other women in the community!

Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to DoingA simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.

Women Taking the Lead Website: Find more resources to help you on your leadership journey.

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

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