Allegra Sinclair is a life and confidence coach. The Your Confident Self Podcast focuses on increasing self-confidence and self-esteem and helping you reclaim your life. Each episode provides tips and motivation for helping women be their most powerful selves and do work they love.
Show notes can be found at https://allegrasinclair.com/podcast
Reclaiming Your Career During a Pandemic
Anna Oakes is a consultant coach and caretaker of humanity. She combines her love for humanity with her 20 plus years of corporate experience. Now the magic, the intersection of her love for humanity and her love and understanding of corporate is what she's going to share with us today. She's not talking about something that she's read about, or something that she saw on TV, or an article that she read in an airplane magazine while she was on a flight. What she's bringing today is what she knows because she has walked it, she has been on the ground. and she's walked it and talked it. And she's going to tell us how we visualize what our next best step is, how we move from where we are to where we want to be, and most importantly, how we reclaim ownership of our career in a way that lights us on fire.
In this episode we discussed:
How COVID has affected our spirits, family and work dynamics
How to determine what you should keep doing and what you should change
Why now is the perfect time for organizations to change
How we’ve lost control of our own careers
How the pandemic has changed the way we view work
How we can reclaim ownership, direction, energy for our careers?
The number one cause of burnout right now in the world of work
How to bridge the gap between self awareness and self advocacy
The difference between being managed and being led
Full show notes and transcript available at https://allegrasinclair.com/082
What Columbo Can Teach Us About Thriving in Uncertain Times
There are some situations you don’t expect to learn anything from, like watching an episode of Columbo. I love that show, but I consider it pure entertainment and a light-version at that. I recently took a second look at it with a specific goal in mind–to consider what Columbo might say about our current uncertain times.
At times like these, we could all use a role model who knows how to thrive in the most uncertain times. Hence, my ‘research’ into Columbo. In case you haven’t seen the show, he always got the most puzzling cases to solve, or he got what seemed to be a simple case and immediately complicated it before he solved it.
In every instance, no matter how uncertain the case seemed, Columbo kept smiling and showing up authentically until he solved the case. Let’s see how he did this so we can learn to thrive in the most uncertain times.
Full transcript and shownotes at https://allegrasinclair.com/081
How to Be Brave Enough to Chase Your Dream
This episode was 17 years in the making. Joining me on the podcast is a woman who had to punch fear in the throat and shut down a successful business in order to chase her true dream. An award-winner in two different careers, Ana Lydia Monaco stopped by to walk us through her big, scary career pivot and let us know how the shift worked out! Her insights on being true to who you are and walking through life with grace are going to rock your socks.
Growing up, nobody in Ana Lydia's immediate family was encouraging her to pursue her dreams. In fact, she was told her dreams wouldn't come true so she should abandon them. In their world she was supposed to go to college and become a doctor, lawyer, or accountant. That was what they knew, so that's all they encouraged her to pursue. There is nothing wrong with being a doctor, lawyer or accountant, as long as that's what you want to do. Listen in to find out how she found the courage to buck that system.
In this episode we discussed:How Ana Lydia helped engineer my most embarrassing celebrity moment
What made her decide to shutter her award-winning PR business
What made her keep going when people told her to stop
When she knew she wanted to be a filmmaker
How she handled the pressure of being a young, latina woman breaking barriers in entertainment
You can find full show notes at https://allegrasinclair.com/080
Finding your Inner Confidence and Beauty
Joining me on the podcast today is a super successful entrepreneur who knows a lot about battling low self-confidence and learning to appreciate her own beauty. Jeannell Darden is the Founder and CEO of Moisture Love. It's been quite a journey from a chance encounter at a natural hair store in Downtown Durham to the podcast, but I'm delighted that Jeannell finally made it.
Getting comfortable with your own beauty is a complicated and life-long process. Jeannell breaks down how she has worked on this (and continues to work on this) to be more successful. Many of her obstacles were internal versus external challenges. Her story will inspire you and help you see how you have been ignoring your own magic.
In this episode we discussed:How Jeannell Darden went from Engineering to Entrepreneurship
Why she kept damaged hair for 3 years and what she did when she finally cut it
Why you shouldn't make promises you can't keep
How she got to a place where she accepted her beauty
How she grew more confident in her appearance
How I made her eyeballs sweat
How to raise confident girls and what this leads to
The advice she would give to her 17-year-old self
Full show notes and the transcript are available at https://allegrasinclair.com/079
Find Jeannell on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/moisturelove/
5 Reasons to Stop Caring if People Like You
There are actually many advantages to not caring if people like you and I walk through 5 in this week's episode. A couple of the reasons may surprise you!
Learning to Manage Grief and Racial Trauma
So many people are suffering right now. Between the global health pandemic and the scourge that is rampant racism here in America, people are suffering. And more than that, they are angry that the world changed without their permission and they are struggling to name what is going on with them.
Joining me on the podcast today is a dear friend who is an Anti-Racism Consultant and Therapist. He's been doing the work helping people deal with grief and racial trauma for more than 20 years. He is uniquely positioned to acknowledge what is going on in many people's heads and give us action steps to continue to show up during this incredibly difficult time.