50 episodes

Was Lady Macbeth a cunning, evil, manipulative, murderous villain, or a fierce, smart, badass influencer who did what needed to be done? Now I’m not saying conspiring to murder your husband’s boss is OK! (it’s bad!) But what’s a woman to do when she has IDEAS, a POINT OF VIEW and a PLAN and absolutely no “right” to show up in her power?

I’m calling you, beckoning you, down a dimly lit hallway, a gravelly, uneven path, where we will hold up Lady Macbeth as our cautionary tale of what happens when you step outside the socio-political roles that history has written for YOU, for US, as WOMEN.

When we say - THIS IS WHAT I WANT, and then go after it.

When we show up in our sovereignty as WOMEN.

When we let our AMBITION show, even just a little.

When we stand naked and visible in our POWER.

We are going to LAY BARE all that history has given us on female agency, ambition and power by having juicy conversations with leading experts on women and gender studies, Medieval experts, and Shakespearean scholars about what life was actually like for women during Lady Macbeth’s time in history vs. the experience we live today.

We’ll also talk with bad-ass women (like you!) who have laid their ambition out for all to see and have suffered the overt and subliminal consequences that are built into our social, corporate, and family structures.

We’ve been conditioned for thousands of years as women to give up, deny and side-step our own agency. To not rock the boat and to never show up visibly in our own power. OR ELSE.

This show is all about revealing our current reality by unearthing the past, all in an effort to create change at scale in our future, for women everywhere. The BIG questions we will be grappling with are, “How far have we, as women, REALLY come since the Middle Ages?” and “How can we normalize women’s ambition, help them activate their agency, and stand firmly and boldly in their power?”

Defending Lady Macbeth Tracy Oswald

    • Education

Was Lady Macbeth a cunning, evil, manipulative, murderous villain, or a fierce, smart, badass influencer who did what needed to be done? Now I’m not saying conspiring to murder your husband’s boss is OK! (it’s bad!) But what’s a woman to do when she has IDEAS, a POINT OF VIEW and a PLAN and absolutely no “right” to show up in her power?

I’m calling you, beckoning you, down a dimly lit hallway, a gravelly, uneven path, where we will hold up Lady Macbeth as our cautionary tale of what happens when you step outside the socio-political roles that history has written for YOU, for US, as WOMEN.

When we say - THIS IS WHAT I WANT, and then go after it.

When we show up in our sovereignty as WOMEN.

When we let our AMBITION show, even just a little.

When we stand naked and visible in our POWER.

We are going to LAY BARE all that history has given us on female agency, ambition and power by having juicy conversations with leading experts on women and gender studies, Medieval experts, and Shakespearean scholars about what life was actually like for women during Lady Macbeth’s time in history vs. the experience we live today.

We’ll also talk with bad-ass women (like you!) who have laid their ambition out for all to see and have suffered the overt and subliminal consequences that are built into our social, corporate, and family structures.

We’ve been conditioned for thousands of years as women to give up, deny and side-step our own agency. To not rock the boat and to never show up visibly in our own power. OR ELSE.

This show is all about revealing our current reality by unearthing the past, all in an effort to create change at scale in our future, for women everywhere. The BIG questions we will be grappling with are, “How far have we, as women, REALLY come since the Middle Ages?” and “How can we normalize women’s ambition, help them activate their agency, and stand firmly and boldly in their power?”

    How to Have a Difficult Conversation

    How to Have a Difficult Conversation

    Today I have a quick episode that outlines EXACTLY how to have a difficult conversation. Whether it’s with your team, your boss, your partner or your child, this technique will allow you to have ANY difficult conversation even when you are afraid. I’ve used this technique for years and it works, full stop.

    • 13 min
    How to use ‘The Doorway Effect’ to Grow

    How to use ‘The Doorway Effect’ to Grow

    New Years Eve is one of the ultimate portals, or doorways to the NEW. We shed the old, in favor of the new and we celebrate what’s possible in the year ahead. But what it we could do this all the time? Shed old information and ways of being in order to make room for what we want to accomplish and who we want to become? Today, we’re talking about “The Doorway Effect”, the science behind it and how to use it to create the life you want.

    • 27 min
    My Five Wishes for You in 2022

    My Five Wishes for You in 2022

    It’s that magical week between Christmans and New Year. As you’re thinking about your 2022 goals and plans, I want to offer 5 things I’m focusing on in 2022 and offer them to you as my wishes for your incredible New Year!

    • 32 min
    How To Give Yourself Permission

    How To Give Yourself Permission

    As high achieving women We are TAUGHT to value what we GET vs. what we NEED. We never even stop to consider what it is that we WANT. Today we’re talking about AGENCY, what it is and the 3 most common ways we avoid our own growth because we’re waiting for “permission.”

    • 34 min
    High Achievers LIVE Series 12: When More ACTION Does NOT Get You The Results You Want (and what to do instead)

    High Achievers LIVE Series 12: When More ACTION Does NOT Get You The Results You Want (and what to do instead)

    If you're struggling to make something happen, hit your goals, or create some kind of change in your work, life our BOTH, our first go-to strategy is to simply take more ACTION. Work harder. Be more productive. Just. Do. More. uggghhhh! And while taking action has gotten you success before, it could be the very thing that's NOT working right now! Join us as we talk about the funny way that ACTION can work against us, and learn what you can do to create a different and better outcome!

    • 38 min
    High Achievers LIVE series 11: Perfectionism and How to Recognize When You're IN It!

    High Achievers LIVE series 11: Perfectionism and How to Recognize When You're IN It!

    Fear of FAILURE is a BIG one for high achievers! And the funny thing is that our brains don't even allow us to SEE when we're 'doing it again', and curtailing our own growth.
    Learn WHY this happens to high-achieving women, and how to spot it for yourself.
    So YOU can decide what to do next (and not leave it to your brain.)

    • 33 min

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