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The Influence & Impact podcast from leadership coach Carla Miller helps female leaders to tackle self-doubt, become brilliant at influencing and make more impact at work. It's personal development meets professional development to help you thrive in today's workplace. Episodes are short and sweet so you can start your working week feeling energised, inspired and empowered. Find out more at: https://www.carlamillertraining.com

Influence & Impact for female leaders Carla Miller

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The Influence & Impact podcast from leadership coach Carla Miller helps female leaders to tackle self-doubt, become brilliant at influencing and make more impact at work. It's personal development meets professional development to help you thrive in today's workplace. Episodes are short and sweet so you can start your working week feeling energised, inspired and empowered. Find out more at: https://www.carlamillertraining.com

    Ep 114 - Women Taking The Lead with Jodi Flynn

    Ep 114 - Women Taking The Lead with Jodi Flynn

    More women in senior management and leadership positions is win-win-win. For women, for organisations and for workplace equality. So how do individuals and organisations create more opportunities to get to the top and thrive there?
    This week, I’m pleased to be speaking to Jodi Flynn of Women Taking the Lead. Jodi is an executive leadership coach, speaker, host of the critically acclaimed Women Taking the Lead podcast and author of the Amazon bestseller ‘Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing’.
    Listen for:
    The four common struggles women experience when promoted to senior leadership How empowering team and delegating more makes you more promotable What organisations can do to support more women into leadership positions A discussion on women’s rights and equality in work and society  
    MORE ABOUT JODI
    Jodi works with organisations to support their women leaders to develop the skills needed to grow into and thrive in senior leadership. She is President of the board for The Maine Women’s Conference and has been featured in Entrepreneur and Forbes magazines. Jodi has spoken at the Massachusetts Conference for Women, the Women in Banking and Emerging Leaders Conferences, and Podcast Movement.
    Visit the Women Taking The Lead website: https://womentakingthelead.com/
    Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodiflynn/ 
    Women Taking The Lead Podcast: https://womentakingthelead.com/podcast/
    Accomplished: How To Go From Dreaming To Doing: https://womentakingthelead.com/accomplished/
     
    ORDER MY BOOK
    “Closing The Influence Gap: A practical guide for women leaders who want to be heard” is now in paperback and on Kindle.
    Closing the Influence Gap empowers women leaders to successfully navigate the workplace, leading their way and changing it for the better. It is a reference tool packed with practical strategies and a troubleshooting section which women can draw on daily to tackle the challenging conversations, decisions and situations they face.
    Find out more and order you copy here: https://www.carlamillertraining.com/book
     
    BE BOLDER - STARTING ON WEDNESDAY!
    Increase your confidence and assertiveness at work in Be Bolder, my 4 session course for women.
    Learn how to set healthy boundaries, say no more often, speak up more confidently in meetings, worry less about what others think of you, have the courage to have challenging conversations and be more assertive in your communication.
    Each session is delivered as a 90-minute online workshop with bite sized videos and coaching exercises to do between sessions. Our next cohort starts this Wednesday 5 October. 
    Find out more here: https://www.carlamillertraining.com/be-bolder
    CONNECT WITH ME:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlamiller1/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisiscarlamiller/
    Website: https://www.carlamillertraining.com/
     
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    Thank you for listening, see you next week!
     
     

    • 48 min
    Ep 113 - Communication that builds connection with Felicity Dwyer

    Ep 113 - Communication that builds connection with Felicity Dwyer

    First off, a huge thank you to everyone who supported the book launch for Closing the Influence Gap which went straight to the top spot in Leadership and Management on Amazon Kindle.
    In this week’s episode, I speak with Felicity Dwyer, an independent facilitator, trainer, coach and speaker who specialises in communication and leadership skills about how we can create connection when we communicate.
    We discuss:
    How to stay calm and connected in difficult conversations How to truly listen to another person Why your body is important in communication MORE ABOUT FELICITY
    Felicity Dwyer helps individuals and teams to connect and communicate, so that people feel heard and understood.
    Her clients include charities, small businesses, membership bodies, and public sector health and heritage organisations. She is the author of “Crafting Connection: Transform how you communicate with yourself and others”. The book introduces Felicity’s Connecting in 3D model. It’s packed with practical ideas to help you connect with yourself, and build better relationships with other people.
    Visit Felicity’s website: https://felicitydwyer.com/
    Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/felicitydwyer/  
    Felicity’s book Crafting Connection: https://felicitydwyer.com/crafting-connection/
    BE BOLDER
    Increase your confidence and assertiveness at work in Be Bolder, my 4 session course for women.
    Learn how to set healthy boundaries, say no more often, speak up more confidently in meetings, worry less about what others think of you, have the courage to have challenging conversations and be more assertive in your communication.
    Each session is delivered as a 90-minute online workshop with bite sized videos and coaching exercises to do between sessions. Our next cohort starts on Wednesday 5 October. 
    Find out more here: https://www.carlamillertraining.com/be-bolder
     
    ORDER MY BOOK
    “Closing The Influence Gap: A practical guide for women leaders who want to be heard” is now in paperback and on Kindle.
    Closing the Influence Gap empowers women leaders to successfully navigate the workplace, leading their way and changing it for the better. It is a reference tool packed with practical strategies and a troubleshooting section which women can draw on daily to tackle the challenging conversations, decisions and situations they face.
    Find out more and order you copy here: https://www.carlamillertraining.com/book
     
    CONNECT WITH ME:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlamiller1/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisiscarlamiller/
    Website: https://www.carlamillertraining.com/
     
    HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?
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    I would love to hear your feedback on this week’s podcast. Please leave a review or come say hello on social!
    Thank you for listening, see you next week!
     

    • 44 min
    Ep 112 - Creating effective, engaging & enjoyable meetings with Mamie Kanfer Stewart

    Ep 112 - Creating effective, engaging & enjoyable meetings with Mamie Kanfer Stewart

    Meetings are a part of every job and the higher you progress in your career, the more meetings you need to attend. But are all meetings necessary and are they achieving a specific outcome for your team, project or organisation?
    In this week’s episode, I’m joined by Mamie Kanfer Stewart, a coach and consultant who trains teams and organisations to develop a healthy and productive meeting culture.
    We discuss:
    How to establish whether you need a meeting and the alternatives to holding one Ways that leaders and participants can prepare for meetings effectively How to chair meetings inclusively for different personalities and thinking styles Different approaches to running successful hybrid meetings This episode is packed full of practical tips so make sure you note them down and put them into action in your team!


    MORE ABOUT MAMIE
    Mamie Kanfer Stewart learned about organizational culture and management from her family business--GOJO Industries, inventors of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer--before launching Meeteor.
    Meeteor’s mission is to help people individually and collectively work smarter, happier and thrive. Through training, coaching and consulting, Meeteor enables teams and organizations to develop a healthy and productive meeting culture.
    Mamie holds degrees from New York University Stern School of Business and Kansas City Art Institute.
    Mamie’s website: https://www.mamieks.com/
    Momentum: Creating effective, engaging and enjoyable meetings: https://www.meeteor.com/momentum
    The Modern Manager Podcast: https://themodernmanager.com/
    Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mamiekanferstewart/
    Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mamieks/  
     
    ORDER MY BOOK
    “Closing The Influence Gap: A practical guide for women leaders who want to be heard” is now available on Kindle and the paperback is out on Tuesday 20 September.
    Closing the Influence Gap empowers women leaders to successfully navigate the workplace, leading their way and changing it for the better. It is a reference tool packed with practical strategies and a troubleshooting section which women can draw on daily to tackle the challenging conversations, decisions and situations they face.
    Find out more and order you copy here: https://www.carlamillertraining.com/book
     
    BE BOLDER
    Increase your confidence and assertiveness at work in Be Bolder, my 4 session course for women.
    Learn how to set healthy boundaries, say no more often, speak up more confidently in meetings, worry less about what others think of you, have the courage to have challenging conversations and be more assertive in your communication.
    Each weekly session is delivered as a 90-minute online workshop with bite sized videos and coaching exercises to do between sessions. Our next cohort starts on Wednesday 5 October. 
    Find out more here: https://www.carlamillertraining.com/be-bolder
     
    CONNECT WITH ME:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlamiller1/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisiscarlamiller/
    Website: https://www.carlamillertraining.com/
     
    HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?
    Subscribe
    Share this episode with a friend
    Leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify
     
    I would love to hear your feedback on this week’s podcast. Please leave a review or come say hello on social!
    Thank you for listening, see you next week!
     
     

    • 56 min
    Ep 111 - You Don't Need Fixing

    Ep 111 - You Don't Need Fixing

    You don't need fixing. You're not broken. And there's nothing wrong with you.
     In fact, the thoughts and feelings you're having and the challenges that you're facing at work are completely normal.
    Not only do I want you to know that, I also want you to understand why you might be feeling that way.
    In this week’s episode, I talk about the systemic gender bias that women face at work and how the daily experiences of being undervalued, unheard and not fitting in causes many women to doubt and criticise themselves, and question their worth.

    HELPFUL LINKS
    E 99: The authority gap with Mary Ann Sieghart: https://www.carlamillertraining.com/blog/theauthoritygap
    The Authority Gap: Why We Still Take Women Less Seriously Than Men: https://www.maryannsieghart.com/the-authority-gap/
    Ep 84: Breaking the bias: https://www.carlamillertraining.com/blog/ep-84-breaking-the-bias
    Why Men Win At Work – Gill Witty-Collins: https://gillwhittycollins.com/why-men-win-at-work
    JOIN THE BOOK LAUNCH SQUAD
    My book - “Closing the Influence Gap: A practical guide for women leaders who want to be heard” – is launching on Monday 19 September. I would love you to be part of my Book Launch Squad, get the book on the Amazon best-sellers list and get free access to my new career development community!
    To join the Book Launch Squad, all you need to do is sign up at the link below and then on Monday 19 September, buy the book on Kindle for the special price of 99p and share it with as many people as possible.
    Join the Book Launch Squad here: www.carlamillertraining.com/launchsquad
     
    MORE ABOUT THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY
    The career development community I'm creating for women is almost ready to pilot. My aim is for it to be an all-in-one solution for female talent development from early careers to senior leaders. To start with it will be a brilliant library of career development resources combined with an online community and spaces for women to come together and support each other.
    I will be running a free beta version from 1 October – 31 December 2022 to build the community and refine the idea. To be part of it, you just need to pre-order my book and send a copy of your receipt to hello@carlamiller.co.uk with the subject line “Pre-Order”, or join my launch book squad!
    Pre-Order Closing the Influence Gap: A practical guide for women leaders who want to be heard: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Closing-Influence-Gap-practical-leaders/dp/1788603613/ref=sr_1_1?crid=32SFPA2L60FCM&keywords=closing+the+influence+gap&qid=1649087866&sprefix=closing+the+influence+gap%2Caps%2C91&sr=8-1
     
    BE BOLDER
    Increase your confidence and assertiveness at work in Be Bolder, my 4 session course for women.
    Learn how to set healthy boundaries, say no more often, speak up more confidently in meetings, worry less about what others think of you, have the courage to have challenging conversations and be more assertive in your communication.
    Each weekly session is delivered as a 90-minute online workshop with bite sized videos and coaching exercises to do between sessions. Our next cohort starts on Wednesday 5 October. 
    Find out more here: https://www.carlamillertraining.com/be-bolder
     
    CONNECT WITH ME:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlamiller1/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisiscarlamiller/
    Website: https://www.carlamillertraining.com/
     
    HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?
    Subscribe
    Share this episode with a friend
    Leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify
     
    I would love to hear your feedback on this week’s podcast. Please leave a review or come say hello on social!
    Thank you for listening, see you next week!
     

    • 25 min
    Ep 110 - How to stop overthinking re-release with Tahirih McLaren-Brown

    Ep 110 - How to stop overthinking re-release with Tahirih McLaren-Brown

    Are you an overthinker? Perhaps you ruminate on past situations, worry about future events or are fearful of the judgement of others?
    This re-release of one of my most popular podcasts with Tahirih McLaren-Brown is for you.
    Overthinking can affect both our work and personal lives as well as how we show up with confidence as a leader. Our thoughts also directly impact the levels of daily stress we experience and how quickly we can recover from it.
    We discussed:
    What mindfulness is and how it can benefit you How you can have more awareness and control of your thoughts and emotions What you can do if you’re feeling worried or anxious about returning to the office Ways you can handle uncertainty and even embrace it A quick mindfulness exercise you can do anywhere to instantly ease your stress  
    If you’d like to learn the Four Step Pause that Tahirih shared and get access to seven days of guided meditations for overthinkers, you can find those here: https://tahirih-mclaren-brown.newzenler.com/courses/free-mindfulness-kit
     
    JOIN THE BOOK LAUNCH SQUAD
    My book - “Closing the Influence Gap: A practical guide for women leaders who want to be heard” – is launching on Monday 19 September. I would love you to be part of my Book Launch Squad, get the book on the Amazon best-sellers list and get free access to my new career development community!
    To join the Book Launch Squad, all you need to do is sign up at the link below and then on Monday 19 September, buy the book on Kindle for the special price of 99p and share it with as many people as possible.
    Join the Book Launch Squad here: www.carlamillertraining.com/launchsquad
     
    MORE ABOUT THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY
    The career development community I'm creating for women is almost ready to pilot. My aim is for it to be an all-in-one solution for female talent development from early careers to senior leaders. To start with it will be a brilliant library of career development resources combined with an online community and spaces for women to come together and support each other.
    I will be running a free beta version from 1 October – 31 December 2022 to build the community and refine the idea. To be part of it, you just need to pre-order my book and send a copy of your receipt to hello@carlamiller.co.uk with the subject line “Pre-Order”, or join my launch book squad!
    Pre-Order Closing the Influence Gap: A practical guide for women leaders who want to be heard: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Closing-Influence-Gap-practical-leaders/dp/1788603613/ref=sr_1_1?crid=32SFPA2L60FCM&keywords=closing+the+influence+gap&qid=1649087866&sprefix=closing+the+influence+gap%2Caps%2C91&sr=8-1
     
    BE BOLDER
    Increase your confidence and assertiveness at work in Be Bolder, my 4 session course for women.
    Learn how to set healthy boundaries, say no more often, speak up more confidently in meetings, worry less about what others think of you, have the courage to have challenging conversations and be more assertive in your communication.
    Each weekly session is delivered as a 90-minute online workshop with bite sized videos and coaching exercises to do between sessions. Our next cohort starts on Wednesday 5 October. 
    Find out more here: https://www.carlamillertraining.com/be-bolder
     
    CONNECT WITH ME:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlamiller1/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisiscarlamiller/
    Website: https://www.carlamillertraining.com/
     
    HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?
    Subscribe
    Share this episode with a friend
    Leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify
     
    I would love to hear your feedback on this week’s podcast. Please leave a review or come say hello on social!
    Thank you for listening, see you next week!
     

    • 54 min
    Ep 109 - Are you being too humble? Re-released episode featuring Stephanie Sword-Williams

    Ep 109 - Are you being too humble? Re-released episode featuring Stephanie Sword-Williams

    If you are more comfortable talking about your team's achievements than your own, then this re-release of episode 28 is a must listen!
    I am joined by Stef Sword-Williams, Forbes 30 under 30, TEDx speaker and author of F*ck Being Humble. Stef is on a mission to change the way the world views self-promotion and encourage people to be unapologetically proud of their achievements. 
    In this episode, we talk about the fear of sounding stupid, how to get paid what you are worth and how to network in a digital world.
    MORE ABOUT STEF
    Stef Sword-Williams is an entrepreneur, author, public speaker, community builder and the founder of F*ck Being Humble
    Stef is on a mission to change the way the world views self-promotion. Originally started as a side hustle, F*ck Being Humble is now a global consultancy, online community, book and event series that teaches people how to be unapologetically proud of their achievements.
    Read F*ck Being Humble:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Being-Humble-self-promotion-isnt-dirty/dp/1787135136/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=9781787135130&qid=1575296840&sr=8-1&tag=smarturl-gb
    Visit Stef’s Website: https://www.stefanieswordwilliams.com/
    Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fbeinghumble/
    Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefanieswordwilliams/
     
    JOIN THE BOOK LAUNCH SQUAD
    My book - “Closing the Influence Gap: A practical guide for women leaders who want to be heard” – is launching on Monday 19 September. I would love you to be part of my Book Launch Squad, get the book on the Amazon best-sellers list and get free access to my new career development community!
    To join the Book Launch Squad, all you need to do is sign up at the link below and then on Monday 19 September, buy the book on Kindle for the special price of 99p and share it with as many people as possible.
    Join the Book Launch Squad here: www.carlamillertraining.com/launchsquad
     
    MORE ABOUT THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY
    The career development community I'm creating for women is almost ready to pilot. My aim is for it to be an all-in-one solution for female talent development from early careers to senior leaders. To start with it will be a brilliant library of career development resources combined with an online community and spaces for women to come together and support each other.
    I will be running a free beta version from 1 October – 31 December 2022 to build the community and refine the idea. To be part of it, you just need to pre-order my book and send a copy of your receipt to hello@carlamiller.co.uk with the subject line “Pre-Order”, or join my launch book squad!
    Pre-Order Closing the Influence Gap: A practical guide for women leaders who want to be heard: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Closing-Influence-Gap-practical-leaders/dp/1788603613/ref=sr_1_1?crid=32SFPA2L60FCM&keywords=closing+the+influence+gap&qid=1649087866&sprefix=closing+the+influence+gap%2Caps%2C91&sr=8-1
     
    CONNECT WITH ME:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlamiller1/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisiscarlamiller/
    Website: https://www.carlamillertraining.com/
     
    HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?
    Subscribe
    Share this episode with a friend
    Leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify
     
    I would love to hear your feedback on this week’s podcast. Please leave a review or come say hello on social!
    Thank you for listening, see you next week!
     

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Brummie Novice ,

Ep. 96. What you always wanted to know about asking for a pay rise

A great episode with some real practical tips on how to get comfortable with the pay discussion and asking for what you are worth.

**MaggieB** ,

Avid listener

I am an avid follower of this podcast series. I commit to listening to the series as one of my first activities in my working day. The podcasts can be used as mini CPD sessions. They are easy to listen to and raise questions which are applicable to all organizations. Thankyou Carla

Mama Diggle ,

Fab podcast

Such a helpful and thought provoking podcast. Thanks very much, Carla.

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