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For most women, when we are invited to study leadership the teachers, scholars, authorities and models are primarily… men. We are indoctrinated from the time we are born that men are the leaders and that natural male characteristics are the strengths you must also possess to be a good leader.

Powerful.
Strong.
Authoritative.
Direct.
Assertive.
Decisive.

These and so many more are attributes that are typically associated with the male model of a leader.

And so, for the better part of the last one hundred years as women have made their way into the fold, in a variety of leadership roles, we have learned and studied to walk the way of a men to achieve success.

Women dismiss their own knowing because we’ve been so indoctrinated in male leadership models.

We dismiss what we know for what others tell us to be and how to be seen.

There is another way to lead.

To be in alignment.

To not feel like an imposter.

It’s time for the reimagining of leadership. That’s not to disparage any of the progress that has come before us. Progress is progress. For those of us who stand in the footsteps of the women who came before us we are here because of their courage, bravery and resilience.

I wonder instead if women equally looked to the characteristics they learned from their mothers for leadership. I wonder if we were taught to lean on different qualities to drive success. I wonder what might happen then?

The traditional qualities of mothering are communication, nurturing, listening, strength, support, grace, and yes… love.

What if to be the best leader you can be as a woman, you integrated the best of both?

This is how women will stand with integrity in their role as leaders.

As women, we can be assertive, direct, powerful, and authoritative but we need not only rely on those attributes for success.

After 25 years of watching and studying leaders, I can tell you that for sure many traditional male attributes are effective in the short run, but they typically only serve a few. Whereas, when leadership is feminine. When the leader possesses the strengths of femininity and grace the results are for all.

This podcast is my like my gentle request and invitation to my fellow female leaders that we reclaim the world leadership as one that is a feminine definition. That we continue to work with all of our allies to build organizations and systems that include more support, collaboration, grace and communication. And that we do so not because we are uncomfortable with the more traditional male-dominating models, but because we truly do know that leadership is a feminine strength and attribute.

And the world needs more of us leading. Now more than ever.

Leadership is Feminine Kris Plachy

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 25 Ratings

For most women, when we are invited to study leadership the teachers, scholars, authorities and models are primarily… men. We are indoctrinated from the time we are born that men are the leaders and that natural male characteristics are the strengths you must also possess to be a good leader.

Powerful.
Strong.
Authoritative.
Direct.
Assertive.
Decisive.

These and so many more are attributes that are typically associated with the male model of a leader.

And so, for the better part of the last one hundred years as women have made their way into the fold, in a variety of leadership roles, we have learned and studied to walk the way of a men to achieve success.

Women dismiss their own knowing because we’ve been so indoctrinated in male leadership models.

We dismiss what we know for what others tell us to be and how to be seen.

There is another way to lead.

To be in alignment.

To not feel like an imposter.

It’s time for the reimagining of leadership. That’s not to disparage any of the progress that has come before us. Progress is progress. For those of us who stand in the footsteps of the women who came before us we are here because of their courage, bravery and resilience.

I wonder instead if women equally looked to the characteristics they learned from their mothers for leadership. I wonder if we were taught to lean on different qualities to drive success. I wonder what might happen then?

The traditional qualities of mothering are communication, nurturing, listening, strength, support, grace, and yes… love.

What if to be the best leader you can be as a woman, you integrated the best of both?

This is how women will stand with integrity in their role as leaders.

As women, we can be assertive, direct, powerful, and authoritative but we need not only rely on those attributes for success.

After 25 years of watching and studying leaders, I can tell you that for sure many traditional male attributes are effective in the short run, but they typically only serve a few. Whereas, when leadership is feminine. When the leader possesses the strengths of femininity and grace the results are for all.

This podcast is my like my gentle request and invitation to my fellow female leaders that we reclaim the world leadership as one that is a feminine definition. That we continue to work with all of our allies to build organizations and systems that include more support, collaboration, grace and communication. And that we do so not because we are uncomfortable with the more traditional male-dominating models, but because we truly do know that leadership is a feminine strength and attribute.

And the world needs more of us leading. Now more than ever.

    Embracing Challenges: Clotilde Dusoulier's Perspective on Living an Extraordinary Life | E165

    Embracing Challenges: Clotilde Dusoulier's Perspective on Living an Extraordinary Life | E165

    You’ve checked all the boxes and you’ve reached a point where many other people would be satisfied, but you know you are ready for more. Do you know what life looks like when you get ‘there’?And do you know how to get from here to there?
    In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, host Kris Plachy talks with guest and former client, Clotilde Dusoulier. Clotilde is a food writer and coach, helping men and women better the relationships with themselves and define success on their own terms.
    Clotilde's podcast "Change Ma Vie" and her new book "La Methode Change Ma Vie" are all about defining your personal success and avoiding the trap of toxic positivity. It's not about avoiding difficulties, but rather learning how to negotiate them.
    Ever felt that unsettling feeling or like something is missing? Clotilde explains that for many, they choose to push away those feelings with temporary relief in the form of buying more or eating more. Instead, she recommends sitting with the discomfort and being inquisitive in order to determine what needs to change on the inside, and that by answering those questions, life will naturally and beautifully unfold.
    Kris and Clotilde also focus on the importance of seeking out new projects and maintaining a commitment to growth. Change in life is inevitable, and it is critical to avoid stagnation and find ways to be flexible. As Clotilde says: "We need to create a life in which we can appreciate what we have and where we are, and also be sowing the seeds of something new and pursuing growth."
    This is an enlightening conversation between two kindred spirits, both committed to helping people live exceptional lives. Tune in to Leadership is Feminine and find out how to be the difference for yourself and for others!
    Guest Bio Clotilde Dusoulier is a Master Certified Coach, and founder of the coaching company Change ma vie, the reference for life coaching in France.
    She is the creator of the top-rated coaching podcast Change ma vie : Outils pour l’esprit, with 40+ million downloads to date. Every Thursday, with her signature voice of precision and modernity, she delivers the tools to understand the way your brain and your feelings work, so you can create the life you want.
    With her stellar team of coaches, she runs a life coaching membership called Change ma vie : Mode d’emploi, helping people who have checked all the boxes yet feel unfulfilled and lost. Through the unique methodology she has developed, this program supports them in developing the VISION, FOCUS and DRIVE to create their extraordinary life.
    She is the author of the book La Méthode Change ma vie (Robert Laffont, 2024), in which she walks the reader through her coaching methodology. She lives in Paris, France, with her husband and two sons.
    Website: changemavie.com
    La Méthode Change ma vie on Kindle
    Instagram: @ouichangemavie
    Key Takeaways From This Episode Definition of Personal Success: Creating your own markers for success in order to get where you want to go
    Necessity of having a focus and a vision for an extraordinary life
    Counterproductive Approaches to Life: The harm from toxic positivity, realistic expectations about happiness.
    The importance of ongoing pursuits and growth for well-being: The dangers of complacency and stagnation and contribution to vitality
    Coaching and Personal Development: Discussing the impact of coaching on Clotilde's relationships and limiting beliefs.
    Contact Information and Recommended Resources Join Kris to help impact 20 Million Women across the Globe! Become a Visionary.CEO/catalyst and spread the word! Kris explains all the details on the podcast this week. Essential, go to www.theVisionary.CEO/catalyst, Register, Grab the Visionary.CEO/Podcast link from your dashboard and SHARE IT with all the women you know in your friend, colleague and network circles.
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    • 31 min
    Where Are You Following More Than You Are Leading? | E164

    Where Are You Following More Than You Are Leading? | E164

    Are you abiding by someone else's model of success or are you forging your own path? There’s a lot of noise when it comes to what it means to be a leader and we often find ourselves following the advice of others instead of listening to our own instincts. In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, host Kris Plachy invites listeners to ask themselves where are you following instead of leading?
    For many leaders, there’s a point where you start to defer to the people you bring in to your business, your queendom. And slowly, you find yourself being less of a leader and more of a follower. Kris reminds the audience that even though it’s not easy, it is important to not acquiesce to those ideas. Instead of finding someone with the answers, seek out those who ask you questions.
    Kris opens up about her own personal journey with social media, revealing her struggle to find a fulfilling and authentic relationship with the platform. She describes the journey she has taken in order quiet the noise, and be able to use the platforms in a way that is aligned with her values and the type of leader she is.
    She provides compelling insights into the drawbacks of mimicking someone else's "kit" or model of success instead of figuring out your own unique composition. The episode thoughtfully explores how to navigate the pressures of following the herd, asking more questions than providing answers, keeping you critically engaged. Nonetheless, Kris emphasizes that in spite of the struggles, we have the ability and indeed, the right, to carve our own path.
    And so if you were to get really honest with yourself, where are you not leading? Where are you following? Where are you hoping someone else will just throw you the answer?
    Key Takeaways From This Episode The Concept of Balance in Leadership: Proposal to balance masculine and feminine perspectives on leadership.
    Reevaluation of Social Media and its Impact: Kris shares her personal experience with social media, specifically its performative aspect.
    Analyzing the Influence of Others on Our Decisions: Discussion about remaining true to one's values even when they conflict with others' opinions.
    The ‘Kit’ Analogy and Self-Discovery: Emphasizing the importance of exploring one's own attributes instead of following others
    Reimagining Leadership Structures: Encouragement to pursue genuine leadership.
    Contact Information and Recommended Resources Join Kris to help impact 20 Million Women across the Globe! Become a Visionary.CEO/catalyst and spread the word! Kris explains all the details on the podcast this week. Essential, go to www.theVisionary.CEO/catalyst, Register, Grab the Visionary.CEO/Podcast link from your dashboard and SHARE IT with all the women you know in your friend, colleague and network circles.
    We'll be tracking links by Catalyst and awarding each Catalyst who shares her link to at least 20 women with a free digital course from Kris's Boutique. 
    Connect with Kris Plachy Private Subscriber List: Get on the list today! TheVisionary.ceo
    Work with Kris and Her Team: TheVisionary.ceo CEO Boutique Email: hello@thevisionary.ceo Linkedin Instagram Facebook Pinterest

    • 25 min
    Nurturing Future Leaders with Intent and Grace from Dr. Camysha Wright

    Nurturing Future Leaders with Intent and Grace from Dr. Camysha Wright

    Are you building a business with intention? Have you thought about the kind of culture you want to cultivate in the workplace? This week on Leadership is Feminine, host Kris Plachy, talks with her guest, Dr. Camysha Wright about what it looks like to be a practicing physician and how to thoughtfully create a workplace with grace and empathy.
    Dr. Wright is a board certified otorhinolaryngologist, otherwise known as an ENT. She serves on the board of governors for the Florida Society of Otolaryngologists, and operates her own practice for going on 10 years. She is also a published author who recently released Breathe Easy: An Overview of Allergies and the Unified Airway.
    In their discussion, Dr. Wright discusses the importance of meeting patients where they’re at and how her book aims to provide a simple resource for patients to be able to identify what they are experiencing when it comes to allergy and inflamation-related illnesses.
    Dr. Wright also details her experience of what it was like to build a business. “As a physician… I would say that we get a lot of training about medicine, about how to save a life… but you don’t get any really direct guidance on how to run a business or how to lead your team.” She stresses the importance of intentionality, respect for employees, and building a rock-solid team. She's all about creating turnover opportunities for growth and attracting top talent with a culture of empathy and grace.
    So, whether you're a young female doctor stepping into your own practice, or just keen on some top-tier leadership advice, this episode is packed with gems to elevate your game. Tune in to Leadership is Feminine and let's make leadership more inclusive, intentional, and empowering together!
    Guest Bio Dr. Wright received her Medical Degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC and graduated with A0A honors. Dr. Wright completed a General Surgery Internship and Otolaryngology Residency at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She also obtained her Master of Public Health degree
    Dr. Wright is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. She is also board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Wright served as Clinical Assistant Professor at Florida State University College of Medicine Fort Pierce Campus for 4 years, teaching medical students about Otolaryngology.
    Dr. Wright offers evaluation and treatment for the full range of problems affecting the ears, nose and throat. She has advanced training in Allergy, which is her focused area of interest. Dr. Wright’s goal is to provide the highest quality care through a balance of grace, empathy, and innovation.
    Website: thewrightent.com
    Breathe Easy on Amazon
    Key Takeaways From This Episode Intentional Leadership and Team Building
    Fostering Employee Growth and Turnover: Attracting top talent and future leaders through intentional culture building
    Creating a Thriving Culture in Healthcare: Balancing empathy and grace with maintaining clear standards
    Leadership Advice for Women Doctors: Self-understanding and defining business values
    Progress in Women's Leadership: Creating pathways for more women to become prominent leaders
    Contact Information and Recommended Resources Join Kris to help impact 20 Million Women across the Globe! Become a Visionary.CEO/catalyst and spread the word! Kris explains all the details on the podcast this week. Essential, go to www.theVisionary.CEO/catalyst, Register, Grab the Visionary.CEO/Podcast link from your dashboard and SHARE IT with all the women you know in your friend, colleague and network circles.
    We'll be tracking links by Catalyst and awarding each Catalyst who shares her link to at least 20 women with a free digital course from Kris's Boutique. 
    Connect with Kris Plachy Private Subscriber Li

    • 32 min
    The Path to More: How to Create an Exceptional Life After Success | E162

    The Path to More: How to Create an Exceptional Life After Success | E162

    You’ve worked hard to build a successful and thriving business and you feel like you’ve reached the top that everyone talks about. And yet, you look around and think, “I’m ready for more”. You are a visionary, ready to create a full life alongside your business, and you want to know how to get there.
    In this episode, host Kris Plachy shares what it means to be a Sage, to be that woman who feels compelled to ask even more questions. In this honest conversation, Kris defines the qualities of a Sage and illustrates the journey these women have in their business and in their lives. The path of a Sage is an exploration of your purpose, your growth, and your coming into your own.
    The Sage CEO, as explained by Kris, isn't a playbook or a how-to guide. It's an idea, a mindset, a state of being that transcends being merely a program. This episode is highly recommended for those women feeling the restless stirrings of curiosity, those women who are never quite satisfied, who are always asking, ever evolving, always wanting to do more, be more, and achieve more - but in unique and meaningful ways.
    Kris pinpoints that the journey to becoming a Sage Visionary CEO is one where self-discovery is your navigation system, and curiosity is your compass. So, if you're ready for more than a taste of the extraordinary, if you're yearning for an exceptional life, if you're ready to explore, connect, and truly step into your visionary power, then this is an episode designed for you.
    "Your growth, your investment in yourself is not a selfish act...I believe that every woman who is listening to this podcast is worthy of who she is."
    Key Takeaways From This Episode What it means and feels like to be a Sage woman: The process of self-exploration and questions Sage women may grapple with
    Living an Exceptional Life as a Sage Woman
    Struggles That Successful Women Often Encounter
    The Importance of Meaningful and Connected Conversations
    The Value of Surrounding Ourselves With Others On This Journey
    The Sage Program: What the program can offer and who it's for
    Encouragement for women to seek out what enriches their lives.
    Contact Information and Recommended Resources Join Kris to help impact 20 Million Women across the Globe! Become a Visionary.CEO/catalyst and spread the word! Kris explains all the details on the podcast this week. Essential, go to www.theVisionary.CEO/catalyst, Register, Grab the Visionary.CEO/Podcast link from your dashboard and SHARE IT with all the women you know in your friend, colleague and network circles.
    We'll be tracking links by Catalyst and awarding each Catalyst who shares her link to at least 20 women with a free digital course from Kris's Boutique. 
    Connect with Kris Plachy Private Subscriber List: Get on the list today! TheVisionary.ceo
    Work with Kris and Her Team: TheVisionary.ceo CEO Boutique Email: hello@thevisionary.ceo Linkedin Instagram Facebook Pinterest

    • 23 min
    Who Are You Without Distractions: The Value of Original Thinking for Female Entrepreneurs | E161

    Who Are You Without Distractions: The Value of Original Thinking for Female Entrepreneurs | E161

    In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, Kris Plachy invites you to ponder a compelling question: What would your thoughts be if they weren't constantly shaped by external stimuli? She challenges you to reflect on the nature of your thinking—how much of it is truly original, and how much is reactive to your daily interactions, from conversations to the media you consume.
    Kris encourages you to embark on a journey of self-awareness and self-exploration, emphasizing the importance of understanding and reflecting on your own thought processes. This exploration isn't just about identifying what you think, but why and how your environment influences those thoughts.
    She suggests that true leadership requires a keen self-awareness that allows you to critically assess and navigate your thoughts, which in turn shapes your actions and leadership style. Kris's conversation is a call to action for you to cultivate a more mindful approach to your thoughts and leadership, freeing yourself from automatic responses to create space for genuine self-discovery and growth.
    “I think our lives are better if we're willing to invest in them and investigate them and seek out ideas and insight and explore all that we already have within us to know.”
     Key Takeaways From This Episode
    Exploring Self-Introspection: Reflecting on personal behaviors and thoughts  What might you think without external stimuli? The concept of living in an "algorithm": Disrupting the algorithm to think differently Importance of self-discovery in leadership: The idea of openness to transformation and exploration Contact Information and Recommended Resources Join Kris to help impact 20 Million Women across the Globe! Become a Visionary.CEO/catalyst and spread the word! Kris explains all the details on the podcast this week. Essential, go to www.theVisionary.CEO/catalyst, Register, Grab the Visionary.CEO/Podcast link from your dashboard and SHARE IT with all the women you know in your friend, colleague and network circles.
    We'll be tracking links by Catalyst and awarding each Catalyst who shares her link to at least 20 women with a free digital course from Kris's Boutique. 
    Connect with Kris Plachy Private Subscriber List: Get on the list today! TheVisionary.ceo
    Work with Kris and Her Team: TheVisionary.ceo CEO Boutique Email: hello@thevisionary.ceo Linkedin Instagram Facebook Pinterest

    • 16 min
    Overcoming Internal Obstacles for Effective Leadership | E160

    Overcoming Internal Obstacles for Effective Leadership | E160

    In this thought-provoking episode of Leadership is Feminine, host Kris Plachy dives deep into how we view and face leadership challenges within ourselves. Instead of assigning blame to external influences or people, Kris encourages us to turn inward and explore how our own behaviors, attitudes, and thoughts inform the way we lead.
    She shares from her list of 30 truths, derived from years of working closely with female entrepreneurs. As she goes through each statement, Kris urges listeners to reflect and ponder on their truthfulness and examine the parallels between personal habits and management styles, handling 'difficult' people, the importance of understanding your business's numbers, and so on.
    Wherever you find yourself, Kris assures that it's okay to feel uncomfortable, upset or even disagree with some of her insights. In fact, it may just be the signal indicating there's something to explore further. As leaders, the ability to objectively assess oneself, one's team, and the business needs is invaluable. This episode is a deep-dive into what makes us tick as leaders and how we can change our thought patterns to achieve better results.
    This discussion is perfect for those in leadership roles that are willing to delve deeper into understanding the fundamentals of their leadership style and how it affects their business operations.
    “Leadership means the ability to objectively assess yourself, people on the team, the needs of the business, all of it. Anything that feels off, it's just interesting to explore, be curious. Curiosity is always available." 
    Key Takeaways From This Episode The connection between personal life traits and leadership capabilities: The importance of maintaining boundaries in both personal and professional life
    The dangers of people-pleasing for leaders
    Impact of Emotional Understanding on Leadership: The importance of managing emotions for creating high-performing teams
    Importance of Effective Communication: The importance of transparency and clarity in leading
    Fear and Risk in Leadership roles: The implications of fear and evasion in making decisions in business and in life
    Becoming a better leader by working through difficulties: Difficult people are only difficult due to our perceptions
    Importance of Business Acumen: The significance of financial awareness and avoiding blind spots
    Making a distinction between "having a job" and "leading a business"
    Contact Information and Recommended Resources Join Kris to help impact 20 Million Women across the Globe! Become a Visionary.CEO/catalyst and spread the word! Kris explains all the details on the podcast this week. Essential, go to www.theVisionary.CEO/catalyst, Register, Grab the Visionary.CEO/Podcast link from your dashboard and SHARE IT with all the women you know in your friend, colleague and network circles.
    We'll be tracking links by Catalyst and awarding each Catalyst who shares her link to at least 20 women with a free digital course from Kris. thevisionary.ceo/store
    Connect with Kris Plachy ONE HOUR LEADER Transform your current team into the million dollar self-directed team you wish you had in as little as one hour per week.
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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

25 Ratings

glorniemi ,

Incredible wisdom

I look forward to each weeks new release- it’s my treat to take a walk by myself and have Kris’ voice in my ears. A reminder for me to think bigger than where I’m at, and a voice that reminds me of where I want to go. Thanks Kris for sharing your heart with us here. ❤️

Helen S. ,

A thought leader and a sage 💫

Kris is a coaching thought leader and a wise, deep thinking sage, wrapped in a beautiful package of a woman. Her podcasts are timely and timeless, light and spontaneous, yet thought provoking. If you want to think and live intentionally, this podcast is a must-listen. Enjoy! 💁‍♀️

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Just found this goodness!

So excited to listen to all the episodes, will be starting at the beginning for sure. Found my new walking buddy;) couldn’t have happened at a better time as I’m planning to expand my team this year!

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