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The Women Taking the Lead podcast is a resource for both women leaders 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 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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Dec 28, 2022

Have you had a chance yet to hit the reset button or recharge your energy this season?

For the northern hemisphere this is a time of slowing down and taking stock. It’s time for some rest and coziness in your life.

Even if you are in the southern hemisphere, the New Year holiday will also prompt you to take a step back and think about what you want to accomplish in the coming year.

This is a replay of a previous episode where I covered how to identify the type of rest and recharge activities that are right for you. And as I stated in the intro of that previous episode, rest is not one-size-fits-all.

Resources

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

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.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz 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, schedule a call with me.

Dec 21, 2022

Much-need time off to reconnect with loved ones and reenergize body, mind and soul is about to commence but while I’m away I have some episodes lined up, starting with this one that will replay previous episode that are worth hearing again.

These episodes were specifically curated for this time of year to support you to take some time away if you want it or need it, and to reenergize and reconnect with yourself.

There will also be a brand-new episode in the mix coming out just after New Year’s on the topic of post-pandemic fashion trends and getting in tune with looks that align with you and your body. I loved this conversation and I think you will too.

I’m already lining up interviews in the New Year with some interesting women, and more solo episodes on communication and setting expectations.

As a reminder, I’m always game if you are interested in doing an on-air coaching call in 2023.

Now let’s dive into the importance of taking time off! 

Resources

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

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.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz 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.

Dec 14, 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work within organizations has gotten a lot of press lately. But what does it take for a company to truly become more diverse, equitable and inclusive?

To dive more deeply into the topic for this episode, I have brought on Wema Hoover.

Meet Wema Hoover, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leader

Wema is a DEI leader and former Global head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Google. She has also held executive roles at multiple Fortune 500 companies including Chief Diversity Officer and Global Head of Culture, Inclusion & Diversity at Sanofi and Global Diversity & Inclusion Lead at Pfizer.

Wema is a frequent speaker to business leadership audiences. She is working on a book and has authored many articles such as How to Transform DEI Energy Into Action in the Workplace from INC., and has been featured on Diversity Inc. and other podcasts.

In this episode Wema and I discuss...

  • The approach to embed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into people processes in an organization
  • Gauging company readiness, metrics to measure progress, and creating environments for people to thrive
  • What women can do to create more diversity in their own company

How to find Wema:

Connect on LinkedIn

Resources

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.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching. Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

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. Find 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.

Dec 7, 2022

Do you have a hard time setting boundaries at work for fear that it will make you look bad?

In this episode I’m going to answer a listener question on this very topic.

Resources

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

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.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz 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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Nov 28, 2022

How comfortable are you being idle?

As a high achieving woman, you might dream of utter relaxation. But the internal and external pressure to stay productive and highly efficient might sabotage your attempts at restoration.

While action is required to achieve results, action without strategy, reflection, and rest can result in needless activity and wasted time.

This episode covers why always being busy is counterproductive and keeping you from achieving your biggest goals.

Resources

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

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.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz 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.

Nov 21, 2022

What's in a title?

To what extent does your title concern you?

Titles may be a thing at networking events or cocktail parties. And your family and friends will celebrate a title upgrade with you.

But are titles that important? A few years ago, many online publications said they absolutely were important, especially in a job search. 

However, is this still the state of affairs?

To dive more deeply into the topic for this episode, I reached out to a colleague of mine, Alicia Canario.

Meet Alicia Canario

Alicia is a strategic HR leader with 25+ years global experience leading high performing teams and partnering with leaders to execute business objectives. She has a successful track record of leading manufacturing organizations through change management and proven experience securing top talent to meet business objectives.

Her educational credentials include a B.S in psychology from the University of Illinois-UC, M.S. degree in Human Resources from Loyola University Chicago, MBTI (Meyers Briggs) certification, and senior level certifications from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

In this title episode Alicia and I discuss...

  • How our drive to get big titles can cause us to end up in positions that do not suit or fulfill us.

  • Alicia’s journey to find the right fit, regardless of title.

  • How realizing what you don't want can help you pivot to what you do want.

  • Questions you can ask yourself to get out of a "not right fit" position.

  • The mindset challenges that you need to overcome to take action.

How to find Alicia:

Connect on LinkedIn

Resources

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.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching. Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

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. Find 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.

Nov 14, 2022

Do you cringe thinking about the mistakes you’ve made?

If you have high standards for yourself, and I’m guessing if you’re listening to this podcast you do. These high standards, combined with any tendency to be hard on yourself, may cause you to want shy away from fully owning your mistakes.

It may be a knee-jerk reaction, to want to move on quickly, pretending the mistake didn’t happen. But as a leader, the best course of action is to own your mistake and learn from it.

Not only is it good for you as a leader, it’s good for the morale and performance of your team. 

This episode covers how to own your mistakes in a way that allows you and your team to grow in experience and trust.

Resources

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

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.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

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.

Nov 7, 2022

As a woman leader you are constantly being sent the message to be more assertive and confident.

Confidence and assertiveness do have their place and most times I would encourage women leaders to embrace confidence and feel free to be assertive. However, never is this at the expense of honestly admitting when you don’t know.

If you don’t know the answer to a direct question, ‘I don’t know’ is the beginning of a good conversation. But, balancing your confidence as a leader and owning up to a lack of knowledge or competence in a certain area can be tricky.

This episode covers how to graciously admit when you don’t know and handle the situation in a way that engenders more confidence in you as a leader.

Resources

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

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.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

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.

Oct 31, 2022

Did you know...?

  • Women make just 83 percent of what men do, and that gap is wider for women of color.
  • According to a new Equal Pay Day study released by Credit Karma, 31% of women say they still don’t feel comfortable asking their employer for a raise.
  • 66% of women say their current salary is holding them back from reaching their financial goals, including paying off debt and saving for retirement.
  • 35% of women surveyed said their low salaries were preventing them from being able to afford necessities like rent.
  • Nearly 60% of women never negotiate their pay at all.

In this episode Anna and I discuss...

  • Key times in your career that impact how much money you make
  • The story behind the creation of Shift Profile
  • The mindset that keeps women from asking for what they are worth
  • Always be negotiating!

Resources

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

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.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

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.

Oct 24, 2022

Are there some days when you can't seem to muster the motivation to do what's right in front of you?

First, let me state that this happens to all of us. It is common.

But some people have figured out how to tap into sources of motivation when this occurs. And this ability to effectively self-motivate oneself distinguishes high-achieving professionals from everyone else.

And, to make it a little more complicated, motivation is a personal experience. What works for one person might not work for you.

This episode covers common strategies to consistently stay motivated that work for most people.

Resources

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

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.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

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.

Oct 17, 2022

Do you work in a fast-paced environment? Or, do you contribute to different departments or divisions?

If that’s the case it can be very difficult to be confident that what you are giving your time to is exactly what needs your time attention right now.

If you’re not careful pretty soon things that are incredibly important to other people become your top priority at the cost of your own goals and initiatives.

This episode covers how to prioritize your projects, initiatives and tasks so you know exactly what the priority is.

Resources

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

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.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz 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 10, 2022

According to an article in the Harvard Business Review, every organization has an emotional culture, even if the culture is one of suppressing emotions. “By not only allowing emotions into the workplace, but also understanding and consciously shaping them, leaders can better motivate their employees.”

To dive more deeply into this topic, I reached out to a colleague of mine, Joy Stickel. Joy is an accomplished and highly motivated global human resources leader with a deep passion for work in the talent and culture space. Her HR career spans over 25 years and extends across a range of industries including hospitality, high tech, life sciences, and pharma. She is currently the Executive Director of Talent Management and Development for Sumitomo Pharma.

Resources

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

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.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz 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 26, 2022

There’s a French cooking term mise en place that means to set in place. It is a method of preparation taught all over the world that maximizes efficiency and reduces errors.

There are 5 steps to mise en place:

  1. Know your recipe — necessary ingredients, cookware, and baking times
  2. Prepare your ingredients — clean, chop, mince… whatever is required
  3. Arrange your ingredients — appropriate size bowls, positioned logically
  4. Prepare your workstation — set the oven temperature, clean the utensils
  5. Arrange your tools — similar logic applied to cookware and necessary equipment

This level of organization in advance, not only increases the chances of an optimal outcome for the recipe, it provides an easier and even enjoyable experience for the cook. 

There’s no scrambling around looking for that tool or ingredient. There’s no disappointment after serving the dish realizing an ingredient has been missed or measured incorrectly.

This episode covers how staying organized at work increases your chances of optimal outcomes, and makes work easier and more enjoyable. Not only that, staying organized makes you look good in the process.

Resources

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

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.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz 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 19, 2022

Do you sometimes feel like you are not being listened to? Or, that you don’t have the influence you need to make an impact at work?

This is common early in our career but truth be told, this impacts women up and down the leadership ladder. And even to women who have been leaders in their company for decades.

In this episode I have an expert who is here to talk about how you can gain more influence so you can make a big impact at work.

How to find Carla:

Website: www.carlamillertraining.com

Connect on LinkedIn

Get your copy of Closing the Influence Gap

Listen to the Influence & Impact podcast

Watch her free How to be a Respected Leader masterclass

Resources

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

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.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz 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 12, 2022

Do you get stuck in analysis paralysis when trying to make a decision?

While rushing into decisions is something to avoid, putting off a decision can also be harmful to your time, energy, work performance, and those depending on you.

Putting off decisions will prevent progress, cause frustration, and can undermine how others perceive you as a leader.

This episode covers the skills to develop and the effective approach to improve your ability to make timely decisions.

Resources

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

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.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz 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, schedule a call with me.

Sep 5, 2022

Are you constantly feeling like a hamster on wheel? 

As though no matter how fast or how long you work, you are always behind on your to do list.

We all have the same number of hours in each day. Why is it that some people are able manage their time efficiently, while some of us cannot seem to find enough time to complete our tasks and projects on time? Not without working long hours and weekends, that is.

You may not realize it, but there are time wasters just waiting for you to fall into their grasp. 

Sneak peak… beating yourself up for making a mistake is a Time Waster!!

This episode covers the impacts of time wasters and what you can do to take back control of your day. 

Resources

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

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.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz 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, schedule a call with me.

Aug 29, 2022

Are you pulled in so many directions you’re busy all day, but when the day ends you don’t feel like you accomplished much of anything?

Just like you, the women I coach are in demand. They have teams that want their attention, clients to serve, and tasks that need to get done. I’ve been there myself on many occasions.

There are different responses to this state of affairs. You might be in the camp of looking out at some point in the future. You convince yourself that once you get there, it will be a lot better. I did that for years and guess what? As that point in time got closer my calendar filled up and I had all new projects on my plate. This cycle perpetuated for a long time before I realized what I was doing.

You might be researching to find new strategies for time management and productivity and making a few strides but still needing some relief. Or, you might have started to give up hope that it will get any better.

Regardless of what camp you are in, you’re going to get a lot out of this on-air coaching call. I’m chatting with Madison who is wearing many hats as her company is experiencing and gearing up for even more growth.

She and I talk through many of her responsibilities and strategize how to organize by priority and organize her calendar. We look at leveraging members of the team who are experienced and eager to do more.

And there’s an added bonus, and what I believe may have been a pivotal point in our conversation. We also talked about what might be going on when a team member isn’t changing their behavior after you’ve given them feedback.

If any of this is resonating with you, listen in. This is a good one!

Resources

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

One-Hour Leadership Coaching Session: This session is designed to get to the heart of the challenges you are experiencing in your new role. You’ll be sent a quick questionnaire to fill out ahead of our meeting so we can make the most of our time together.

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 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, schedule a call with me.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz 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.

Aug 22, 2022

Has the swirl of summer left you feeling a bit unbalanced?

In this episode we’re going to acknowledge that this season requires a bit of letting go of control and going with the flow. Because summer is a swirl!

Resources

Episode Show Notes: Transcript 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, schedule a call with me.

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.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz 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.

Aug 8, 2022

Could anyone possibly meet the expectations you have for yourself?

Many of the women I coach have such high expectations for themselves, they sacrifice health and happiness to meet them.

Sometimes the driver is the thought that others are expecting a lot from you. But if you looked closely, is that true? Are others watching you and expecting you to overdeliver all the time?

Or are you assigning them those judgments because in reality you’re judging yourself.

I had a fantastic conversation with Andrea about trying to meet your own unrealistic expectations, delegating, having healthy boundaries, and asking for help.

If you feel like you’re doing too much for everyone else, and not getting enough time for you, or for the people and things that are also important to you, listen in.

Resources

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

One-Hour Leadership Coaching Session: This session is designed to get to the heart of the challenges you are experiencing in your new role. You’ll be sent a quick questionnaire to fill out ahead of our meeting so we can make the most of our time together.

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 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, schedule a call with me.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz 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.

Aug 1, 2022

How would you describe your comfort level when it comes to confronting conflict?

Do you look at it as an opportunity for growth and relationship building? Do you avoid it in the hopes that it will resolve on its own? Or do you find yourself somewhere in the middle? Perhaps at first observing and assessing the situation. But if it’s clear it’s not going away immediately you take steps to nip it in the bud.

Some leaders choose to ignore conflict in the workplace in an attempt to “keep the peace.” Yet that can add fuel to the fire. By looking the other way, leaders create an atmosphere of non-trust. Addressing conflict early on is an important first step.

A study by the American Management Association (AMA) found that managers spend 24% of their time resolving conflict. Instead of just “resolving” workplace conflict, transform it to cultivate a cutting-edge team that can effectively solve problems and develop creative new ideas.

This episode covers facing conflict: how to address and mitigate it, and when to look to other professionals to step in.

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

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.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz 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, schedule a call with me.

Jul 25, 2022

Have you had a chance yet to hit the reset button or recharge your energy this summer?

If you have and you are raring to go, amazing! But if you haven’t, this episode may be timely for you.

It may be that you haven’t had a chance to take time away yet. Or, you had time away but came back even more tired than you left.

In this episode, we’re covering how to identify the type of rest and recharge activities that are right for you. Because, like shoes, rest is not one-size-fits-all.

Resources

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

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.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz 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, schedule a call with me.

Jul 18, 2022

We all have unconscious biases. Men and women, young and old, people from every ethnic background and every socioeconomic class.

While you may be able to catch one of your own implicit biases in a flash of awareness, it’s more likely someone else will point your biases out for you.

Becoming aware of and removing your unconscious biases takes an openness to hear someone out. It takes reflecting on what they share with you, and considering behaving differently going forward.

For many of us, critical feedback causes our defenses to go up. That's a natural human tendency. Because of this, it takes courage to point an unconscious bias out to another person.

How the feedback is delivered matters if you want the other person to take in the feedback you are sharing with them. As a leader, you want to keep this in mind as you are preparing to talk to another person about an unconscious bias you've observed them display.

This is what came up in a coaching session I had recently with, Jaime, a member of this community and a member of the military.

The unconscious biases in others that are typically experienced by women leaders is around their competence. Even though women leaders score higher on competence than their male counterparts, women are still considered to be less competent than men.

This is why mansplaining occurs and it's why a woman leader's reports and decisions are more likely to be questioned and second-guessed.

How do you deal with this without losing your mind or your temper? Listen in.

In this conversation Jaime shares her experiences and ultimately talks through the solution that feels right for her. I think her solution is going to resonate with you as well.

Resources

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

One-Hour Leadership Coaching Session: This session is designed to get to the heart of the challenges you are experiencing in your new role. You’ll be sent a quick questionnaire to fill out ahead of our meeting so we can make the most of our time together.

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 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, schedule a call with me.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz 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.

Jul 11, 2022

Do you dread one-to-one meetings because you’ll be asking the other person to account for an outcome or their performance?

Many leaders want to have high performing teams but overlook the fact that accountability is at the heart these teams. If you want your team to deliver on expectations or communicate when they can’t, you have to be able to hold others accountable.

Additionally, you need to look at yourself and ask what kind of role model you are to your team?

In this episode, we cover how your ability to hold others accountable impacts your team’s performance and how to get best out of your team.

Resources

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

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.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz 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, schedule a call with me.

Jul 4, 2022

Have you experienced the eye-opening magic of seeing from more than one perspective?

When we are children, we believe we are the center of the universe. At that stage in life, we have a difficult time considering why someone would see things differently than we do.

If fact, if someone didn’t agree with us, we made up a story about why this person could possibly not agree with our outlook.

It takes work to shake out of this default way of thinking and start making a habit of considering how other people are seeing things. However, the reward of staying open-minded and seeing things from multiple perspectives is new ideas, new opportunities and new solutions that you may have missed if you only look at things from your own vantage point. 

Now take this ability as an individual and add to it a diverse team of people who all see the world differently. If this team can respect and appreciate each other for the unique perspectives and experiences they all bring to the table, this is your dream team.

In this episode, we’re going to cover the skill of considering and incorporating multiple perspectives as a leader, why it’s so important, and how you can incorporate it into your leadership.

Resources

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

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.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz 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, schedule a call with me.

Jun 27, 2022

The work I do with my clients often centers around adapting to a new role or promotion. It sounds easy, and many of my clients beat themselves up because they assumed it should be an easier transition than it actually is.

Taking on a promotion typically looks like being further away from the hands-on work that is being done. Trying to stay close to the work, while coming from a good place of wanting to make sure the work his high quality, can overwhelm your to-do list and train some bad habits in your team.

Each new role you take on requires you to shift the way you think of yourself and how you think you provide the highest value.

This was something a woman in our community, T, realized while we were recording this on-air coaching session.

Take a listen to this episode and let me know if any of this resonated with you. I'm offering T some tips and new perspectives, along with a book recommendation that may be helpful to you as well so stay ‘til the end.

Resources

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

One-Hour Leadership Coaching Session: This session is designed to get to the heart of the challenges you are experiencing in your new role. You’ll be sent a quick questionnaire to fill out ahead of our meeting so we can make the most of our time together.

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.

Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!

Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz 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.

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