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The Women Taking the Lead podcast is a resource for women leaders, allies, and organizations looking to promote more women into senior leadership. Episode formats include specific leadership challenges, "on-air" coaching with women leaders, and interviews with internal talent and organizational development leaders. Women Taking the Lead inspires women to overcome self-doubt and lead with confidence, integrity and a sense of humor.
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Feb 28, 2024

There are a lot of myths out there about what you need to do to be successful at work.

You may already be at a point in your career where you’ve realized this and had to shift gears.

And you may still feel like you are walking a tight rope of, for instance, needing to be more decisive but not too decisive because that can work against you as a woman. Or, advocating for yourself more but not too much because that also has consequences.

On this episode of Women Taking the Lead I’m joined by Analiza Quiroz Wolf to talk about the strategies and practices that will actually lead you to success in the workplace.

In this episode Analiza and I discussed:

·         How her own story influenced the need to debunk the myths of success and the research and experiences that went into it.

·         How our strategies for success often come from those who want the best for us but those strategies don’t always translate into success at work.

·         The notion that you will be seen, acknowledged and rewarded by focusing on your responsibilities and working hard.

·         How growing your influence is about developing relationships with others and again doesn’t involve a lot of hard work.

·         Letting go of leadership stereotypes so your own strengths as a leader can emerge.

Where you can find Analiza Wolf:

Website: www.analizawolf.com

Book: https://bit.ly/mythsbook

LinkedIn:

www.linkedin.com/in/analizawolf/

linkedin.com/company/bossmamas

Facebook:

www.facebook.com/womenofcolorrise

www.facebook.com/analizaqwolf/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/analizawolf/

Youtube: www.youtube.com/analizawolf/

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/list/19480823.Analiza_Wolf

Amazon: www.amazon.com/stores/Analiza-Quiroz-Wolf/author/B07VH11YVP

Resources

Leadership Coaching. Find out more about my coaching process, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode. Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? Apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

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

Feb 21, 2024

Would you describe yourself as being self-aware?

Most people do. But according to research done by organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich and her team involving 5000 participants, it may be that only 10%-15% of the population is actually self-aware.

Additionally, they found that when someone considers themselves to be highly experienced, that estimation may keep them from questioning their assumptions, seeking evidence that goes against their own position, or continuing to learn. This played out in more experienced managers overestimating their leadership effectiveness as compared to newer managers.  

In the last episode we covered how to lead with emotional intelligence, and benefits of utilizing empathy in your leadership.

In this episode we will expand on two of the five components of emotional intelligence: self-awareness and self-regulation. Additionally, you get a few suggestions on how to develop these abilities, so you feel more confident and creative in your role.

Resources

Leadership Coaching. Find out more about my coaching process, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode. Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? Apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

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

Feb 14, 2024

Ever had those moments in leadership where it's not just about spreadsheets but also about dealing with people's feelings?

Imagine having an insider secret to level up your leadership game—something that makes you a better manager, team player, and inspirational leader. The secret is emotional intelligence or EQ.

In this and the coming episode, we're digging into what honing emotional intelligence can do for your leadership style. Because emotional intelligence isn't just a nice-to-have, it's required if you want to lead effectively and have a positive impact on your team and your organization.

In this episode we cover:

  • The unique challenges women face in leadership roles.
  • Brief overview of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and its significance in leadership.
  • The growing recognition of the value of emotional intelligence in the workplace.
  • The unique strengths women in leadership posses
  • Empathy as a superpower

Resources

Leadership Coaching. Find out more about my coaching process, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode. Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? Apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

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

Feb 7, 2024

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt like you couldn't fully be yourself?

Maybe you hesitated to share an idea, express an opinion, never mind present an opposing view. Or maybe felt like you didn't belong?

And as a leader, have you ever been made aware of an employee having this experience at work?

I have Pasha Marlowe joining me to discuss the profound importance of psychological safety and belonging.

Meet Pasha Marlowe:

Pasha Marlowe (she/they) has 30 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist and neurodiversity coach. She specializes in the intersection of neurodiversity, disability, and LGBTQIA+. Pasha speaks to organizations and ERGs about neurodiversity-affirming practices, psychological safety, and neurobelonging. She encourages leaders to have a lens of inclusion and intersectionality to allow all, including those with the most marginalized identities, to be seen and heard.

In this episode Pasha and I discussed:

  • How Pasha got into such a specialized field of work.
  • How as leaders we can create environments for psychological safety to exist.
  • Shaping our words and actions to contribute to psychological safety.
  • Continuing your own development to sharpen your lens of inclusion and intersectionality.
  • The work Pasha is doing for organizations.

Where you can find Pasha:

Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pashamarlowe/

https://pashamarlowe.com/

pasha@pashamarlowe.com

Neurobelonging.org

Resources

Leadership Coaching. Find out more about my coaching process, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode. Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? Apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

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

Jan 31, 2024

Have you ever wondered why some teams do okay while others effortlessly tackle challenges?

The secret lies in one word: TRUST. In fast-paced environments, team cohesion is more crucial. A cohesive team, built on trust, can leverage diverse skills, tools, and resources to conquer any obstacle.

Building and maintaining trust is not a one-and-done exercise. Everything you do is either growing, maintaining, or diminishing the level of trust on your team.

This episode explores the role of team trust and how it can transform your team dynamics. I'm covering the key benefits of team trust, the obstacles that destroy trust - or at the very least prevent it from growing, and how you can build trust on your team if trust is low.

Resources

Leadership Coaching. Find out more about my coaching process, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode. Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? Apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

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

 

Jan 24, 2024

Are you at a loss for how you can actively support and empower women of color to thrive in leadership?

I often look at reports showing the current numbers of people in all levels of leadership. And, regardless of the level of leadership, the industry, etc., women of color are in the lowest percentiles.

This conversation with Rebecca Muriuki explores positioning yourself for a leadership promotion as a woman of color. We discuss the challenges women of color navigate, and how we can all be part of the diversity change that we want to see in corporate leadership.

This conversation will give you practical tips to create environments for women of color to feel a sense of belonging in their current teams, while also helping them feel empowered in their career ambitions.

In this episode Rebecca and I discussed:

·         Rebecca’s path to advancement as a woman of color.

·         Implementing strategies for creating inclusive workplace environments.

·         Navigating the unique challenges and opportunities faced by women of color in leadership.

·         Fostering leadership skills that empower managers to advance their careers and drive positive change in their organizations.

·         The #1 mistake to avoid when reducing barriers to leadership opportunities to have more diversity in leadership.

Resources

Leadership Coaching. Find out more about my coaching process, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode. Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? Apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

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

Jan 17, 2024

Do you have a strong leadership style that has been mislabeled as harsh or uncaring?

Every now and again, as I’m connecting with each of you on LinkedIn, I’ll ask if you have any topic suggestions for the podcast. I recently got a response that immediately piqued my interest.

The response read, “One thing I struggle with as a leader is gender stereotypes and expectations on how a female leader needs to act. People assume female leaders need to always be nurturing and soft, and when they need to be direct or decisive people find that harsh. If you have a podcast that addresses this issue and how to overcome it, I would love to listen.”

Me too! So here it is.

Resources

Leadership Coaching. Find out more about my coaching process, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode. Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? Apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

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

Jan 10, 2024

Have you ever received a promotion in which your manager becomes your peer?

If you have you know it’s a big transition on top of an already big transition. The intensity of the change in relationship will depend on the relationship you already had with your former manager, but even in the best circumstances it will be a little unsettling. Especially if you have differing opinions in a management meeting.

I have Liz Johnson with me for a coaching episode of the podcast today and this is one of the things we’re discussing. Let me tell you about Liz.

Meet Liz Johnson

Liz Johnson is the VP of Research and Development for a private, mid-sized biopolymer company located in the upper Mid-West of the United States. She holds a BA in Chemistry and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering specializing in implantable polymeric biomaterials. She grew up on the East Coast, studied in the Mid-West and West Coast. She is now back in the Mid-West where she lives with her husband, 3 kids and 2 dogs. Liz’s passion is bringing people, process, and technology together to launch great products. 

In this Coaching Episode Liz and I discussed:

  • How homing in on your personal mission will help you navigate career choices.
  • Strategies for reducing overwhelm and setting priorities.
  • Reframing your perspective and questions to ask your team to identify opportunities to delegate.
  • How to gain buy-in when decisions need to be made quickly.
  • Finding common ground with someone you used to report to, who is now your peer.

Resources

Leadership Coaching. Find out more about my coaching process, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode. Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? Apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

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

Jan 1, 2024

It’s a big day for the Women Taking the Lead podcast and it’s not just because we’re ringing in 2024. This is the 500th episode of Women Taking the Lead!!

This episode is covering some of the changes and milestones that this podcast has experienced and I’m sharing 20 of the most downloaded episodes.

Can you join in the celebration and help me expand the reach of the Women Taking the Lead podcast?

This helps more leaders hone their skills so they can advance in their career, and still enjoy their sanity and a personal life.

Select from any of the gifts below:

1)    Leave a rating or review in your preferred podcast app.

2)    Share the show directly with a friend, family member or colleague, especially a specific episode you believe they would find valuable.

3)    Subscribe to the podcast in your preferred podcast app. I’ll leave some links in the comments.

4)    Post about the show on social media. Feel free to tag me so I can like and comment. I’m @jodiflynn on LinkedIn and @jodimflynn on Instagram.

5)    Give this post a “Love” and leave a comment below to expand the reach.

6)    Do some other great thing to help me reach more women that I have not thought to ask.

Thank you SO MUCH for your generosity and support.

I hope these 500 episodes are of value to you and here’s to your success!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🥂🎇

Top 20 Most Downloaded Episodes*

1. Two Reasons You Got Tripped Up After You Started Your New Role - 2/14/2022

2. 100% Jodi: Taking Time to Process - 5/24/2021

3. Two "Soft" Skills That Exponentially Uplevel Your Leadership - 5/30/2022

4. [Coaching] You Are the Leader to Develop Other Leaders - 6/27/2022

5. How to Set Explicitly Clear Expectations to Prevent Disappointment - 3/8/2023

6. [Coaching] Are They Really Judging You? - 8/8/2022

7. Facing Conflict Head On - 8/1/2022

8. Infuse Your Leadership with Bold Requests - 2/21/2022

9. How to Hold Others Accountable to Lead Effectively - 7/11/2022

10. Carla Miller on Creating Influence - 9/19/2022

11. How to Make Staying Organized Easy to Do - 9/26/2022

12. A Model for You to Process Change and Emotions - 10/10/2022

13. [Coaching] How to Turn Being the Bearer of Bad News into a Coaching Opportunity - 5/23/2022

14. [Coaching] Do You Need to Name the Priority? - 8/29/2022

15. [Coaching] Constructively Dealing with Unconscious Bias - 7/18/2022

16. How to Show Your Team Your Appreciation...Especially if it Doesn't Come Naturally to You - 5/16/2022

17. How to ask Your Company to Sponsor You to be Coached - 3/7/2022

18. Avoid Being a Bargain Deal by Knowing When to Negotiate - 10/31/2022

19. Unlock Your Mindset and Reveal Your Genius - 3/1/2023

20. How to Keep Motivated and Moving Forward - 10/24/2022

Resources

Leadership Coaching. Find out more about my coaching process, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Register for the How to Get Mentally Fit webinar: Learn the 3 core muscles to build to gain mental fitness.

Saboteur Assessment: Find out which Saboteurs are impacting your performance, wellness and relationships, and how they do it.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode. Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? Apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

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

Dec 20, 2023

Have you ever worked on a team going through a lot of change?

I’m guessing you have many times and in many different scenarios. I’m also guessing your experience of that change had a lot to do with the level of trust that the team had for one another and the leaders of the team and/or organization.

When there is a high level of trust the impacts of the change are softened. When there is low trust change can be traumatic.

Clearly, we want to work in teams that have high trust but if that’s not the current condition, how do we get there? To answer that question I’ve asked Malia Monaco to join me for this episode.  

In this episode Malia and I talk about:

·         The work that Malia does for leaders and organizations through Positive Intelligence involving change management and trust building.

·         What it takes to build trust in teams and what becomes possible when trust grows.

·         Why it’s important to get to the root of the problem rather than tackling the symptoms, which is where many organizational initiatives go wrong.

·         How our belief system will shape what we see around us and determine whether we bring harsh judgment or blameless discernment to our reactions.

·         While insights are important, they only make up 20% of sustainable long-lasting change what makes up the other 80%.

Resources

Episode Show Notes: Other resources and links mentioned in this episode.

Saboteur Assessment. Find out which Saboteurs are impacting your performance, wellness and relationships, and also how they do it.

Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

Where to find Malia Monaco

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

Email: malia@positiveintelligence.com

Dec 13, 2023

Corporate wellness programs are very common now but how effective are they?

Many people talk about what their company offer but when you dig in many of these programs are underutilized. The reasons, and they vary, include the programs don’t fit the demographics of the organization, there’s a lack of awareness of what the company offers, lack of accessibility to the programs.

I recently met a consultant who had a fresh take on corporate wellness and I asked her to have a conversation with me to give you an opportunity to think about your own wellness programs, if your company offers one, and if it’s meeting the needs of the entire organization, especially yours.

Meet Tawn Williams

A renowned leader in the wellness space, Tawn Williams is a wellness consultant, speaker, and leadership development expert. She currently functions as the CEO and Head Holistic Experience Curator at House of Anaya, a platform she founded to help people access tools for wellness. One of only a handful of women of color in the corporate wellness consulting space, Tawn holds over 20 years of industry experience, having worked with international leadership teams at Intel, Avnet, and BRP. Tawn uses her unique lens and extensive background to help design corporate and individual wellness plans that feel holistic, personal, and inclusive.

In this episode Tawn and I discuss:

  • Why, despite corporate wellness programs being a $53 billion dollar industry, burnout and stress continue to be at an all-time high.
  • How well thought out wellness initiative, folded into the culture give companies a strategic advantage in today's competitive recruiting landscape.
  • How effective wellness programs take into account not only physical and mental health but emotional, social, financial, and spiritual well-being.
  • Anaya Wellness’s upcoming Impact Leadership Summit and Retreat

Resources

Episode Show Notes: Other resources and links mentioned in this episode.

Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

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

Where you can find Tawn

Website: https://www.anayawell.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tawn-williams/

Dec 6, 2023

Several weeks ago I released Ep 492 How to Release the Grip Imposter Syndrome Has on You with Kim Meninger. So many of you responded with follow-up questions that I asked Kim if she would be open to doing a Live Stream to answer questions on Imposter Syndrome.

Kim was happy to do it and we promoted that event for anyone who wanted to attend live and put a call out for question submissions from those who would not be able to attend or would like to remain anonymous.

In this episode Kim and I discuss:

  • What causes the condition of Imposter Syndrome, the consequences of its development and the ages that are most at risk.
  • How to head off an episode of Imposter Syndrome before you get triggered into a fight or flight response.
  • How to discern the difference between Imposter Syndrome and realistically not being qualified to do something.
  • How to interact with others when you are both the youngest leader in your organization and the youngest person on your team.
  • How to manage others who are experiencing Imposter Syndrome.

Resources

Episode Show Notes: Other resources and links mentioned in this episode.

Register for the How to Get Mentally Fit webinar: Learn the 3 core muscles to build to gain mental fitness.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

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

Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Where you can find Kim

Website: www.KimMeninger.com

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/KimMeninger

TED Talk: How to Bring Your Diverse Voice to the Workplace

Nov 22, 2023

Sometimes you’re looking for a mindset shift and transformation. And sometimes what you need is help STAT!

If you have no bandwidth and you are at your wits end, stay with me because I’ve got a woman who can help you.

Meet Kelly Nolan

Kelly Nolan is an attorney-turned-time management strategist and mom of two. After experiencing overwhelm as a young patent litigator in Boston, Kelly figured out a time management system that helped her show up in the ways that she wanted at work and at home – without requiring her brain to somehow magically remember it all. 

She now empowers other professional working women to manage their personal, family, and career roles with less stress and more calm using her realistic time management system, the Bright Method. 

The Bright Method has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, and Kelly's work has been published in Forbes, Fast Company, Insider, and Parents. Kelly also hosts the Bright Method podcast. Most importantly, the Bright Method works for real women, helping them manage it all with more clarity, less stress, and the confidence to hold boundaries at work and at home.  

In this episode Kelly Nolan and I discuss:

  • Our differing approaches to time management and how to know which one is right for you
  • The four pillars of Kelly’s realistic time management system, the Bright Method. 
  • Systemization and reducing mental load
  • How to know with confidence what you can say Yes to
  • Building flex-time in your calendar to absorb curve balls

Resources

Episode Show Notes: Other resources and links mentioned in this episode.

Register for the How to Get Mentally Fit webinar: Learn the 3 core muscles to build to gain mental fitness.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

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

Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Find Kelly:

Free 5-day program, the Reset & Refresh: https://kellynolan.com/refresh

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_kellynolan_/ 

Nov 15, 2023

How are you at knowing exactly what you need in any given moment?

This may sound silly but, really, how tuned in are you to what you really need, and not what you think you need or think you want.

Many of us get swept away by the day and how we think we should be functioning. When the workday comes to a close, we’re a little dizzy thinking about what happened. On these days, if you’re honest with yourself, you probably also realize you put your needs – be they physical, mental or emotion needs – on the back burner to get through the day.

This would be something you could easily recover from if it happened once in a blue moon. However, if busy days are your normal, and you don't regularly check in with yourself to determine what you need, this episode is perfect for you.

Resources

Episode Show Notes: Other resources and links mentioned in this episode.

Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Register for the How to Get Mentally Fit webinar: Learn the 3 core muscles to build to gain mental fitness.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

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

Nov 8, 2023

Does the thought of stepping into a new role, surrounded by new faces and greater responsibilities, send a ripple of anxiety through your core?

If so, you’re not alone.

The first 90 days post-promotion can feel much like navigating through uncharted waters. However, with the right mindset and strategies in place, you can steer through this phase effectively, emerging as a capable and confident leader.

This transition period is pivotal not just for personal growth, but also for establishing a solid foundation for your new team and manager.

In this episode, we’re delving into imposter syndrome, establishing authority and credibility, and fostering relationships with new team members as you stabilize post-promotion.

Resources

Episode Show Notes: Other resources and links mentioned in this episode.

Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Register for the How to Get Mentally Fit webinar: Learn the 3 core muscles to build to gain mental fitness.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

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

Nov 1, 2023

Do you ever wonder if your financial decisions are aligned with your values and goals?

Money can be a murky topic, especially if you don't feel 100% competent or confident around money management. And considering most women between the ages of 30 and 60 are getting pulled in many directions when it comes to money, it can be a topic that induces stress.

And as I've shared recently on this podcast, I can relate to that feeling. That's why I've asked Allison Bishop to join me in this episode to inspire you to take charge of your finances, make informed decisions, and live with purpose.

In this episode of the Women Taking the Lead we'll:

  • Discover why talking about money is essential, whether it's with your family or in professional settings.
  • Understand the importance of being intentional with money, making decisions that match your priorities.
  • Delve into how every financial choice impacts another, highlighting the necessity for strategic planning.
  • Debunk common misconceptions about financial literacy, retirement planning, and debt management.
  • Learn why having a firm grasp of your finances today can lead to a more stable and fulfilling tomorrow.

Resources

Episode Show Notes: Other resources and links mentioned in this episode.

Register for the How to Get Mentally Fit webinar: Learn the 3 core muscles to build to gain mental fitness.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

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

Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Oct 18, 2023

Let’s talk about Imposter Syndrome.

While Imposter Syndrome is a universal experience there are times when this experience is activated more than others.

A common trigger for Imposter Syndrome is when we take on new and expanded roles. There’s excitement at first and then the potential for doubting yourself will creep in.

Imposter Syndrome, and the reactions women often have to it - overpreparing or withdrawing, can hobble women just as they are given an opportunity to make a greater impact.

In August I had an opportunity to speak on a panel for Aspen Tech’s Women’s Leadership Forum. That is where I met Kim Meninger. We instantly clicked and the added bonus is Kim specializes in Imposter Syndrome and even did a TED Talk on the subject.

In this episode Kim and I discuss:

  • Imposter Syndrome as a fear response: Kim likens imposter syndrome to our brain's fight or flight response and offers practical steps to manage it.
  • How everyone experiences imposter syndrome but men and women tend to respond to it in different ways.
  • The importance of recognizing individual triggers and patterns that activate imposter syndrome.
  • How to approach your work in a way that prevents over-preparation or withdrawal.
  • Giving yourself space and grace when taking on a new role.

Where you can find Kim

Website: www.KimMeninger.com

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/KimMeninger

TED Talk: How to Bring Your Diverse Voice to the Workplace

Resources

Episode Show Notes: Other resources and links mentioned in this episode.

Register for the How to Get Mentally Fit webinar: Learn the 3 core muscles to build to gain mental fitness.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

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

Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Oct 4, 2023

Have you and your coworkers been grappling with burnout at work?

Burnout has been a hot topic and yet it continues to persist because the symptoms are often dismissed as run-of-the-mill stress or overwork.

In this episode I’m chatting with Julia Coit and Lindsay Coit, two of the breakout session speakers for The Maine Women's Conference coming up on October 25th. They shared their personal stories and their insightful perspectives on burnout at work.

In this episode Lindsey, Julia and I discuss:

·         The current state of affairs in regard to burnout.

·         The myths of burnout that keep us from eradicating it.

·         Why learning about burnout makes you a better leader.

·         The Solution: a marriage of individuals and corporations.

·         Where to get started

Resources

Episode Show Notes: Other resources and links mentioned in this episode.

Attend The Maine Women's Conference. Use code mewc_jodiflynn_10% at check out to get 10% off.

Register for the How to Get Mentally Fit webinar: Learn the 3 core muscles to build to gain mental fitness.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

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

Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Where to find Julia and Lindsey:

Julia Coit’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julia-coit/

Lindsey Coit’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsey-coit/

Julia’s email: julia@capitalhconsultants.com

Lindsey’s email: lindsey@capitalhconsultants.com

Sep 27, 2023

We are unpacking a big topic today. We’re exploring developmental trauma broadly and child poverty trauma specifically, and the impact it has on leaders.

Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Nikki Yardy joined me to create more awareness around this topic and how you can explore this topic as an individual and support others as a leader.

In this episode Nikki and I:

·         Discuss manners, etiquette, and class levels in society

·         Explore the concept of poverty trauma and its impacts on identity and self-worth

·         Define developmental and complex trauma and its influence on Imposter syndrome in the workplace

·         Underscore power of EMDR and its impact on trauma recovery

You may find this episode speaks directly to your own experience but even if you don’t relate to growing up poor or having experienced any childhood trauma, chances are someone on your team has. And while other peoples’ experiences and their journeys are their own, having more information on this topic could give you insights on how to be a better leader to them.

Resources mentioned in this episode

Glennon Doyle Etiquette vs. Manners.

Classy with Jonathan Menjivar

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Where to find Nikki:

Free Webinar: Understanding Trauma

Email: nikki@viragowellness.com

Website: https://www.nikkiyardy.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikkiyardy/

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

Other Resources

Episode Show Notes: Transcript and links mentioned in this episode.

Saboteur Assessment: Find out which Saboteurs are impacting your performance, wellness and relationships, and how they do it.

Register for the How to Get Mentally Fit webinar: Learn the 3 core muscles to build to gain mental fitness.

Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.

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

Sep 20, 2023

Have you ever wondered why women often find themselves juggling a multitude of tasks and responsibilities both at home and in the workplace?

Why is it that women seem to be burdened with an invisible load that is attached to the roles traditionally assigned to them?

This episode aims to shed light on the concept of the "mental load" carried by women and how it differs from their male counterparts. We will explore the various dimensions of this complex issue, its historical roots, its impact on women's lives, and the urgent need for change in societal norms.

Resources

Episode Show Notes: Transcript and links mentioned in this episode.

Saboteur Assessment: Find out which Saboteurs are impacting your performance, wellness and relationships, and how they do it.

Register for the How to Get Mentally Fit webinar: Learn the 3 core muscles to build to gain mental fitness.

Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.

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

Sep 13, 2023

Are you ready to redefine failure and discover how to tap into confidence?

I’m chatting with Dr. Brittney Ezell, a former athlete and motivational speaker, who shares her unique perspective on failure, courage, and quitting. Here are the key takeaways from this thought-provoking discussion:

1. Failure is Not the End. Brittney emphasizes that failure is not the opposite of success but an integral part of it. It's an event, not a quality of a person. Instead of fearing failure, we should embrace it as an opportunity to learn and grow.

2. Courage is a Choice. Courage isn't an inherent trait; it's a choice we make when faced with challenges. By acknowledging that courage can be summoned when needed, we can build our confidence over time.

3. Confidence is Rooted in Past Success. Confidence is not something we can instantly generate. It's a product of our past successes. Building confidence is like stacking small wins, which eventually lead to a strong belief in oneself.

4. The Importance of Mentorship. Surrounding yourself with mentors who hold up a mirror to your potential can be transformational. They help you see your unique strengths and capabilities.

5. Quitting vs. Pivoting. Quitting is giving up on yourself; it's discarding your skills, experiences, and unique qualities. Pivoting, on the other hand, is about redirecting your path while retaining your core self.

Dr. Brittney Ezell will be a keynote at The Maine Women's Conference on October 25 in Portland, Maine. This conversation is a little taste of what she is going to share at the conference and I encourage you to come to Maine, come to the conference and see Brittany in person. The link to get your ticket below. Be sure to Use code mewc_jodiflynn_10% at check out.

Resources

Episode Show Notes: Other resources and links mentioned in this episode.

Attend The Maine Women's Conference. Use code mewc_jodiflynn_10% at check out.

Register for the How to Get Mentally Fit webinar: Learn the 3 core muscles to build to gain mental fitness.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

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

Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Sep 6, 2023

How is the new season impacting you?

You may be VERY aware of these changes (Hello new school year!). Or, only mildly considering the change.

Before the fall, Q4, or winter holidays fully ramps up, let's take a moment to go into the season mindfully.

Resources

Episode Show Notes: Transcript and links mentioned in this episode.

Saboteur Assessment: From the Find out which Saboteurs are impacting your performance, wellness and relationships, and how they do it.

Register for the How to Get Mentally Fit webinar: Learn the 3 core muscles to build to gain mental fitness.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

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

Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Aug 30, 2023

Have you ever experienced a transformational time in your workplace that demanded agile thinking, new combinations of skills, a higher level of collaboration, and a growth mindset? This week I have Anuradha Mayer of Wind River on the podcast to discuss the importance of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) for any company looking to thrive as we move into the future of work.

In this episode Anuradha and I discuss:

🔸 Wind River's focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) as one of their core values.

🔸 The importance of vulnerability and trust in building strong teams and relationships.

🔸 Strategies to address biases in the hiring process, such as diverse interview panels and candidate slates.

🔸 How commitment to healthy, rigorous debate in teams leads to better business outcomes and a culture of trust and collaboration.

🔸 Adopting agile approaches in talent management, including continuous feedback sessions, for better employee development.

 

Listen in to hear more about how embracing curiosity, a growth mindset, and an openness to healthy debate will strengthen you as a leader, your team as a cohesive unit and your organization as a whole. Connect with Anuradha on LinkedIn to stay updated on her inspiring insights and connect with the wonderful team at Wind River Careers for exciting opportunities! 🚀

Resources

Episode Show Notes: Transcript and links mentioned in this episode.

Register for the How to Get Mentally Fit webinar: Learn the 3 core muscles to build to gain mental fitness.

Saboteur Assessment: Find out which Saboteurs are impacting your performance, wellness and relationships, and how they do it.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

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

Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Aug 23, 2023

Have you heard the terms management skills and leadership skills being used interchangeably?

It sounds like they refer to the same skills but they are, in fact, different.

And as a leader in an organization, finding the balance between management skills and leadership qualities is vital for achieving success. The ability to balance these two skill sets is also essential in fostering a cohesive and high-performing work environment.

This episode explores the difference between these two skill-sets, the significance of combining management skills with leadership qualities. I’m also going to provide strategies for you to achieve this balance effectively.

Resources

Episode Show Notes: Transcript and links mentioned in this episode.

Register for the How to Get Mentally Fit webinar: Learn the 3 core muscles to build to gain mental fitness.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

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

Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

Aug 16, 2023

Are you aware that a 2022 Women in the Workplace study shows that women make up 48% of entry level positions, but only 26% of C-Suite positions?

These numbers can be even more stark in male-dominated industries. You can only imagine how delighted I was to meet Sarah O’Hare of Freudenberg Group, a global solutions company that is developing innovative technologies across 40 market segments.

Meet Sarah O’Hare

Sarah O'Hare serves as the President, North America and Global Head of Human Resources. The company is based in Weinheim, Germany and employs 51,000 people worldwide.

As the Global Head of HR, Sarah focuses on strategic benchmarking in order to ensure ample opportunities are in place for women. These efforts have resulted in a 32% increase in women holding specialist and management positions and she’s going to share another mind-blowing stat in our conversation to come.

Immersing herself in various cultures and countries across the globe and spearheading initiatives in her various career roles, Sarah remains passionate about cultivating a culture that lifts its people up.

In this episode Sarah and I discussed:

💙 The power of presence and collaboration: the importance of showing up, contributing thoughtfully, and aligning with others.

💙 How diverse perspectives fuel innovation and problem-solving.

💙 Customizing strategies promoting diversity in male-dominated companies based on the company's culture.

💙 The importance of CEO support and individual actions in promoting inclusion. This includes holding executives accountable, setting measurable goals, and creating a culture that values diverse voices.

💙 And, leaving a legacy. Your time is limited. What do you want to impact in the time you have?

Resources

Episode Show Notes: Transcript and links mentioned in this episode.

Register for the How to Get Mentally Fit webinar: Learn the 3 core muscles to build to gain mental fitness.

Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.

Leadership Operating System Inventory. Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST self-assessment and find out more about yourself as a Leader.

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

Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach.

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