105 episodes

The Courageous Leaders Club podcast aims to inspire leaders to step into their courageous zone, be the leader they know they can be and discover the mindset skills and behaviours to take their leadership to the next level. 
So listen in, get inspired on how you can grow your leadership impact. Leave a legacy you can be proud of, and build an environment for future leaders to thrive. 

Who is Joanna Howes?
Joanna Howes is an award-winning international coach, behavioural expert, specialising in leadership and performance coaching and No 1 best selling international co-author. 
Her focus is to help individuals and teams activate their full potential, so they can step into their courageous zone to maximise their influence, build their resilience and take the action needed to become high performers and future-ready leaders.
Joanna is a unique phenomenon within her industry, with over 20 years’ experience working internationally with some of the world's most awarded advertising agencies and leading them to operational and leadership success. Her blend of both innovative operational and transformative change solutions empowers organisations to create environments that are supportive and fearless for their employees. 

 Website: www.thechangecreators.com
 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thechangecreators/
 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Vg3gBtCL1e0C1hVDsnXyA
 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joanna_howes/709686

The Courageous Leaders Club Joanna Howes

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The Courageous Leaders Club podcast aims to inspire leaders to step into their courageous zone, be the leader they know they can be and discover the mindset skills and behaviours to take their leadership to the next level. 
So listen in, get inspired on how you can grow your leadership impact. Leave a legacy you can be proud of, and build an environment for future leaders to thrive. 

Who is Joanna Howes?
Joanna Howes is an award-winning international coach, behavioural expert, specialising in leadership and performance coaching and No 1 best selling international co-author. 
Her focus is to help individuals and teams activate their full potential, so they can step into their courageous zone to maximise their influence, build their resilience and take the action needed to become high performers and future-ready leaders.
Joanna is a unique phenomenon within her industry, with over 20 years’ experience working internationally with some of the world's most awarded advertising agencies and leading them to operational and leadership success. Her blend of both innovative operational and transformative change solutions empowers organisations to create environments that are supportive and fearless for their employees. 

 Website: www.thechangecreators.com
 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thechangecreators/
 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Vg3gBtCL1e0C1hVDsnXyA
 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joanna_howes/709686

    098: Conrad Persons: Leap of Leadership: Ensuring Your Team Jumps with You

    098: Conrad Persons: Leap of Leadership: Ensuring Your Team Jumps with You

    In episode 98 of the podcast, I speak with Conrad Persons, President of Grey, London.

    Join us as we discuss the importance of sharing your ideas with your team first to make sure they’re on the same page as you and want to jump out of the “plane” alongside you. He also shares the hard lessons learned from when your team stays on the plane instead of following you.

    Conrad also discusses how we spend our time as leaders and the necessity for candid
    reflection and prioritisation when managing our time.

    Key takeaways include:

    ● The power of focusing on the smaller interactions instead of grand gestures to motivate people
    ● Dealing with defensiveness when ideas are contested
    ● Why you need to separate personal identity from ideas
    ● Managing your emotions and having strategic patience
    ● The danger of overplanning when stepping into a new role
    ● Understanding both individual and group mindsets
    ● The impact of your daily decisions on productivity

    Conrad is an entrepreneur and current President of Grey, London. Conrad leads the flagship London studio, which is home to award-winning work, partnering with iconic clients P&G, Haleon, Kellogg, and Arla.

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    • 36 min
    097: Joanna Howes: A Closer Look at the Hidden Dangers of Excessive Resilience

    097: Joanna Howes: A Closer Look at the Hidden Dangers of Excessive Resilience

    In this week’s episode of the podcast, I’m going solo to discuss the topic of excessive
    resilience—a challenge I've personally grappled with, nearly breaking me in the process.

    Join me as I delve into the seven components of resilience and offer some helpful insights into cultivating resilience for yourself or your team members.

    I'll also be sharing my own experiences of placing immense pressure on myself to be the hero in others' lives, and how this has influenced my perspective as a leader.

    Key takeaways include:

    ● The impact of excessive resilience on personal health
    ● Experiencing false hope syndrome and its impact
    ● The impact of worrying about what other people think
    ● Toxic work environments with public humiliation
    ● Recognising if you are reaching for unattainable goals

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    • 22 min
    096: Melissa Chapman: Courageous Leadership: Breaking Norms, Shaping the Future

    096: Melissa Chapman: Courageous Leadership: Breaking Norms, Shaping the Future

    In episode 96 of the podcast, I speak with Melissa Chapman, CEO of Jungle Creations.

    Join us as we discuss how to effectively overcome resistance to change within your
    organisation by approaching it in a way that makes people feel like you are all in it together.

    Melissa also discusses the challenges of having ADHD when it came to her habits as a leader and why giving herself permission to be her authentic self allowed her to fully embrace who she is as a leader.

    Key takeaways include:

    ● How courage is being willing to break the norms and focus on the future
    ● The blend of courage and guardian leadership in an organisation
    ● The pros and cons of transitioning from Co-CEO to CEO
    ● Practicing patience and valuing different working styles within the team
    ● Utilising stress and challenge as a catalyst for growth
    ● The importance of saying no and managing expectations with the team
    ● Why we need a balance of optimism and pessimism to grow
    ● Managing measured risk and the importance of timely decision-making
    ● The fine line between resilience and recognising when to let go
    ● Why you must recognise your worth and ask for what you feel you deserve

    Melissa Chapman is CEO at Jungle Creations, a leading social publisher and agency, where she sets the overall business vision and growth strategy. Melissa was Jungle's first employee in 2014 and since has scaled Jungle's owned audiences from 1M to 140M+, working with clients including MLB, PepsiCo, and Red Bull.

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    • 35 min
    095: Joanna Howes: People Power: Unlocking Potential Through Understanding

    095: Joanna Howes: People Power: Unlocking Potential Through Understanding

    In episode 95 of the podcast, I am diving into the need to understand other people.

    Have you ever found yourself getting frustrated with others for not understanding what you’re trying to say? It may make perfect sense to you but they just aren’t getting it. This is because we all think differently and the way you understand things isn’t necessarily the way other members of your team do.

    When we take the time to not just know each other, but really understand each other, we can achieve deeper connection and increased performance.

    Key takeaways include:

    ● The key to a successful team
    ● The impact of ego on team connection
    ● How you can enter the world of others to improve performance
    ● How too many assumptions are being wrongly made due to a lack of understanding
    ● The fastest way to build trust with those around you

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    • 16 min
    094: Sarat Pediredla: Navigating Acquisitions and Downturns: Building a Resilient C-Suite and Making Unpopular Decisions with Purpose

    094: Sarat Pediredla: Navigating Acquisitions and Downturns: Building a Resilient C-Suite and Making Unpopular Decisions with Purpose

    In episode 94 of the podcast, I speak with Sarat Pediredla, CEO of hedgehog lab.

    Join us as we discuss the importance of recognising that everyone has their strengths, but some people are just not right for your company. While it can be tempting to people please and get curious about how you can fix poor performance from team members, investing in the wrong people can inevitably be a risk to your organisation.

    We also delve into the power of building a culture of psychological safety amongst your team and why this is an important measure of the team’s overall success.

    Key takeaways include:

    ● The challenges of navigating the acquisition of a company and building a new C-suite
    with a 20% downturn
    ● The realities of having at least 50% of the current decisions being unpopular and how
    to respond to this
    ● Being challenged over focusing on culture at the expense of business
    ● The key to creating a strong leadership team is knowing and understanding each other in and outside of work
    ● The danger of believing that asking for help is a weakness and how much time that can cost you
    ● Surrounding yourself with the right people is the best way to navigate challenges.
    Sarat, once bound to be a brain surgeon, shifted to software engineering and moved to the UK.

    With hedgehog lab, he aspires to lead the world’s biggest and best digital product
    consultancy.

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    • 42 min
    093: Joanna Howes: Putting the Right Part of You In Charge of Your Leadership

    093: Joanna Howes: Putting the Right Part of You In Charge of Your Leadership

    In episode 93 of the podcast, I’m exploring how you can make sure that you are putting the right part of you in charge of your business and leadership.

    This idea comes from Internal Family Systems, which was created by Dr. Richard Schwartz. It’s the idea that we as humans are all made up of a system of protected parts that we can manage and use when needed. Think of it like your own internal leadership team.

    It’s risky not to have the right part of you in charge, so join me as I explore how you can make sure you have the right part in the driver’s seat of your leadership.

    Key takeaways include:

    ● Understanding your internal world in order to self-lead
    ● How to identify the different parts of you
    ● Tips for managing your own internal board of directors
    ● How G.I. Jo and Hippie Jo help champion me

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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Ellie_Jo ,

Great podcast, 100% recommend listening

A variety of great guests who make some good points based on there experiences. A podcast we could all learn something from.

amyprior ,

Amazing listen

It’s been brilliant listening to such an inspiring podcast, the vulnerability shared is admirable and made me realise a lot of us are going through similar struggles.

So many useful tips have been shared that have really helped me to develop my leadership.

Can’t wait for the next series😁

BlueZebra28 ,

An inspirational podcast for leaders

Truly great podcast. Being a leader I often find it lonely and as if I have the weight of the world on my shoulders. It is good to hear that I am not alone. Hearing other leaders vulnerabilities has really helped me gain some perspective. Well done Jo keep up the good work!

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