The Soul Led Leaders podcast is for business leaders who are making waves and changing the rules - with their hearts, not just their heads.
Where others stress about the status quo, you're the action-taker who drives the changes. Making a difference and being a crusader is hard-wired into your DNA. You want to lead from your heart in a head-based world, but it can feel lonely and exhausting out there on the leading edge.
Episodes include interviews with trailblazers, sharing the secrets of how they've achieved their success, and inspirational how-to, to create breakthroughs on topics as diverse as Imposter Syndrome, natural resilience, and influencing authentically, to have the impact your ideas and dreams deserve.
Your host is Clare Josa, law-changer, 8x author and international speaker. After a corporate career in engineering, specialising in Six Sigma, and as Head of Market Research for one of the world’s most disruptive brands, she has spent the past fifteen years helping leaders and high-achievers to clear out the glass ceilings they never realised they had put in their own way.
Published on Monday mornings - and absolutely free to listen to - you'll get Clare's unique blend of the psychology and neuroscience of performance, an engineer's common sense, and demystified ancient wisdom. Her clients call it 'Soul-Engineered Solutions’ - that get you taking inspired action on your dreams, creating breakthroughs in minutes, not months.
It's time to step up to let your inner Soul Led Leader shine - showing up with all of who you really are - making the difference you know you are really here to make in the world, with clarity, confidence and passion!
How To Bring Up The Subject Of Imposter Syndrome When You Think A Colleague Might Be Struggling With It
One of the things I'm asked most often by leaders, at the end of a keynote, is how to bring up the subject of Imposter Syndrome with a colleague or team member - and then what to do to help them.
It's so easy to freeze, or talk ourselves out of broaching it, or worry that the other person will react badly, or that we won't know what to say or do next...
... So we avoid it. And that leaves the person stuck. It perpetuates the taboo. And we feel bad, because we wanted to make a difference.
So in today's Soul Led Leaders podcast episode I'm going to share with you what you can do, mistakes to avoid, and how to find out what to do to move beyond 'tea and sympathy' if you've got it right and the person wants help.
In today's episode of the Soul Led Leaders podcast, you'll discover:
Why we bottle it!
The risks of getting it wrong
The two things you must (I don't use that word lightly!) do, before you take that deep breath and leap in
How to start the conversation
The five super-common mistakes to avoid
And how to actually help the person to turn things around
Show notes and the gift PDF training I mention are here: https://www.clarejosa.com/soulledleaders/27/ (soulledleaders.fm/27/)
Why Having Mental Health First-Aiders Isn't Enough #WMHD
As people are heading back into the office, bringing with them the impact of 18+ months of chronic stress, anxiety, and burnout warning signs, there has never been a more important time to proactively support mental health in the workplace.
In fact, in the near future, UK employers will be required to take action to create a culture that supports psychological and emotional wellbeing.
But is training up Mental Health First-Aiders enough? And why might that be leaving things too late?
In this episode of the Soul-Led Leaders podcast, you'll discover:
Why Mental Health First-Aiders are a great initiative
But how these MHFAs are having their remit stretched beyond what is safe
What's missing from most organisations' mental health strategies
How the three pillars of burnout unlock the key to preventing the vast majority of mental health crises
And the one question that all employers need to ask themselves, to figure out what to do next
Show notes and resources are at https://www.clarejosa.com/soulledleaders/26/ (https://www.soulledleaders.fm/26/)
Imposter Syndrome First-Aider training can be found here: https://www.clarejosa.com/firstaider/ (https://www.clarejosa.com/firstaider/)
Don’t Tell Me To Be Resilient! Why Classic Resilience Causes Burnout – And What We Need Instead
Do you feel like you're running on empty, and that nothing seems to top up your batteries any more? Is it getting harder to concentrate and easier to make mistakes?
Do you find your fuse is shorter than ever and that smaller things are stressing you out? And if one more person tells you to be resilient they might find that the 'bouncing back' is at the end of your virtual fist? You are not alone!
In this episode of the Soul Led Leaders podcast you'll discover why, far from being the antidote to burnout, classic resilience actually causes it, and the five-step solution we need, instead.
What You'll Cover Today On Why Classic Resilience Causes Burnout:What burnout is - and what it isn't
Why it's not a sign of weakness
The three pillars of burnout
The problem with classic resilience and why it's not the antidote to burnout
Insider secret: how classic resilience causes burnout
Why the opposite of being burnt out is not turning into a couch potato
The five-step solution we need instead
Show notes and additional resources: http://www.ClareJosa.com/soulledleaders/25/ (www.ClareJosa.com/soulledleaders/25/)
A Of Two Lockdowns And How To Make Hybrid Working ‘Introvert-Friendly’ – Interview With Joanna Rawbone
Joanna is a champion of the cause to remove 'extraversion bias' from organisations. She has seen first-hand how it can undermine engagement, productivity and performance, as well as impacting mental health.
In her interview, she'll be covering the myths about introversion and why this is so vital for hybrid working, how to include introverts naturally, and how to enable introverts to play to their strengths.
What We Cover In This Interview:The myths and misconceptions around introversion
A tale of two lockdowns
Understanding what hybrid means to different personality types and why they will have preferences
What we can do to make the working environment introvert-friendly
We've got to stop judging introverts!
Avoiding FOMO with team building
Brilliant battery boosters for hybrid-working introverts
Show notes and additional resources: http://www.clarejosa.com/soulledleaders/24/ (http://www.clarejosa.com/soulledleaders/24/)
Burnout: 5 Hidden Ways That Imposter Syndrome Triggers It & What We Need To Be Doing About It – Now
HR Directors are telling me that burnout is one of their biggest concerns for the rest of 2021. Companies are trying everything from wellbeing days to free mindfulness app subscriptions to beanbags in meeting rooms, but they're not seeing results.
In this episode, you'll discover why. And what we need to be doing, instead.
Today's Soul Led Leaders episode is taken from a masterclass I ran in June 2021 and in it you will learn:
5 hidden ways that Imposter Syndrome leads to burnout - and how to spot the early warning signs
Why the 'bridge of coping strategies' approach falls apart in times of change - and what you need to be doing instead
Clare's favourite 'Emergency Quick Fix' strategy to help you to reset your stress response in under sixty seconds
Why 'resilience' is such a dirty word - one that makes your teams want to throw rotten tomatoes at you
How Clare's 5-step Natural Resilience Method™ can slash stress levels, boost confidence, and prevent burnout, in ways that are fast, fun and forever
And I can't wait to hear what your 'next 24 hour action' is - all will become clear!
Show notes and additional resources: http://www.clarejosa.com/soulledleaders/23/ (www.clarejosa.com/soulledleaders/23/)
What Inclusion Really Means With Hybrid Working – Interview With Annique Simpson
A senior consultant specialising in internal communications and managing change, Annique Simpson is passionate about creating true inclusion by helping make sure we "listen with the intention of taking action".
In this inspirational interview, she shares the practicalities of how to do this, as a leader or line manager, how to avoid the common pitfalls, and how to make sure people don't feel they have to vote with their feet, to make their voice heard. We're talking about:
What Inclusion Really Means With Hybrid WorkingWhat We Cover In This Interview:
Who is really controlling the hybrid employee experience
The vital importance of employee voice - and how to hear it
How leadership's priority needs to be engaging with employees to design in work-life balance
How to connect with people who aren't in the building
How to predict and avoid the unintended consequences of decisions
Shownotes and more: http://www.clarejosa.com/soulledleaders/22/