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Meet leaders who recognized their own pain, worked through it, and stepped up into greater leadership. Each week, we dive into how leaders like you deal with struggle and growth so that you can lead without burnout or loneliness. If you're eager to make an impact in your community or business, Rebecca Ching, LMFT, will give you practical strategies for redefining challenges and vulnerability while becoming a better leader. Find the courage, confidence, clarity, and compassion to step up for yourself and your others--even when things feel really, really hard.

The Unburdened Leader Rebecca Ching, LMFT

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0, 22 Ratings

Meet leaders who recognized their own pain, worked through it, and stepped up into greater leadership. Each week, we dive into how leaders like you deal with struggle and growth so that you can lead without burnout or loneliness. If you're eager to make an impact in your community or business, Rebecca Ching, LMFT, will give you practical strategies for redefining challenges and vulnerability while becoming a better leader. Find the courage, confidence, clarity, and compassion to step up for yourself and your others--even when things feel really, really hard.

    EP 02: How Self-Leadership Saves You From The Relentless Drive To Succeed with Richard Schwartz

    EP 02: How Self-Leadership Saves You From The Relentless Drive To Succeed with Richard Schwartz

    My body was telling me to take a step back and reevaluate.
    Five years ago I had pneumonia and I couldn’t really do anything other than prop myself up on the couch and breathe...
    ...breathe and think about how I ended up in this mess
    I’d run myself into the ground. My schedule was full-to-overflowing. My life was packed and stretched to the edges. I had no margin for error, no space to breathe, no time to connect to who and what mattered to me.
    What was I really chasing? Why had I packed my life so full? What was really driving me to try to be all the things to all the people?
    The trauma of betrayal, abuse, shame, and the constant search to prove myself worthy–it was humbling and frustrating to see these recurring struggles and how they were hijacking my drive.
    I needed to do more work to lift those burdens, so I could move forward in a way where my drive was aligned to what matters most to me instead of taking me further away.
    In the last episode, Jonathan Merritt and I talked about how sometimes our bodies give us an SOS whether we like it or not. That SOS is an opportunity to take stock and make changes so we can get back to the work of leading.
    Today, I am talking with an incredible thinker and one of the most generous leaders I have ever met about what to do when you get slammed into that wall and need to make changes.
    DR. Richard Schwartz created Internal Family Systems (IFS) after years as a systemic family therapist and academic. This framework has been instrumental in my own work as a therapist and coach for leaders.
    We dig deep into the story of his own personal journey, what led him to course-correct on his early teaching on healing, and how unchecked drive can hijack other parts of you–your playfulness, your ability to rest, and your ability to handle what comes up when you finally take a break.
    Listen to the full episode to hear:

    * How we overcome overwhelm and why resistance always creeps in
    * How a near-death experience in Hawaii helped Richard to reach a better understanding of Self-leadership
    * How he was saved by his IFS practice and was inspired to bring the model to the world
    * Why Richard feels like his methodology is a powerful support in an age of gas lighting culture
    * How you can deal with all that comes up when you slow down, pause, or even have a hard stop like we all are currently experiencing now during this global pandemic

    Learn more about Richard:
    (https://ifs-institute.com/)

    (https://ifs-institute.com/)
    * (https://ifs-institute.com/)Internal Family Systems (https://ifs-institute.com/)

    Learn more about Rebecca:

    (https://www.rebeccaching.com/)
    * Work With Rebecca (https://www.rebeccaching.com/work-with-me)
    * Sign up for the Weekly Rumble Email (https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5ececca2ff83f400265bbaab)
    * (https://www.rebeccaching.com/)rebeccaching.com/ (https://www.rebeccaching.com/)

    • 1 hr 4 min
    EP 01: Take Time For The Deep Work So Trauma Doesn’t Take You Out with Jonathan Merritt

    EP 01: Take Time For The Deep Work So Trauma Doesn’t Take You Out with Jonathan Merritt

    Leaders often struggle to make time for healing until their body sends out an SOS.
    They postpone and avoid the need for deeper healing and then get slammed by illness, exhaustion, or burnout.
    And at the heart it? There is usually the burden of unaddressed trauma.
    Insomnia, chronic pain, hair and skin issues, digestive distress, mood swings, and illness after illness–if you’re experiencing these symptoms without relief, you might be one of these leaders. The cost of avoiding or bypassing the deep work and healing ends up costing you time, opportunity, and your physical and emotional well-being.
    We need more leaders to show up and model what it means to prioritize healing by doing the deeper work to change.
    That's why I'm excited to share today’s conversation with Jonathan Merrit.
    Jonathan knows a thing or two about the deep work of healing because he has lived this truth in action.
    He is a model of tenacity and commitment toward the long-game work of healing. The process has transformed how he is showing up not only when writing about the hard and controversial things around culture and faith but also in his vulnerability when sharing his journey and risking failure when making big life decisions.
    Jonathan Merritt is one of America’s most prolific writers focused on religion, culture, and politics. He is the author of Learning to Speak God From Scratch and serves as a contributing writer for The Atlantic and contributing editor for The Week.
    Listen to the full episode to hear:

    * What it looked like to choose to not to bypass pain, repressed anger, and shame
    * How psychological trauma and stress can manifest physically and ways to address that trauma
    * How to listen to the sacred whisper and choose the risk of failure over the feelings of regret
    * How Jonathan communicates his facedown moments in his relationship to his body and his own journey with languaging his faith

    Learn more about Jonathan:
    (http://jonathanmerritt.com/)

    * jonathanmerritt.com/ (http://jonathanmerritt.com/)
    * Facebook: Jonathan Merritt Writer (https://www.facebook.com/JonathanMerrittWriter/)
    * Instagram: @jonathan_merritt (https://www.instagram.com/jonathan_merritt/?hl=en)
    * Twitter: @JonathanMerritt (https://twitter.com/jonathanmerritt?lang=en)

    Learn more about Rebecca:

    * Work With Rebecca (https://www.rebeccaching.com/work-with-me)
    * Sign up for the Weekly Rumble Email (https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5ececca2ff83f400265bbaab)
    * rebeccaching.com (https://www.rebeccaching.com/)/

    • 55 min
    Introducing The Unburdened Leader

    Introducing The Unburdened Leader

    Meet leaders who recognized their own pain, worked through it, and stepped up into greater leadership. Each week, we dive into how leaders like you deal with struggle and growth so that you can lead without burnout or loneliness. If you're eager to make an impact in your community or business, Rebecca Ching, LMFT, will give you practical strategies for redefining challenges and vulnerability while becoming a better leader. Find the courage, confidence, clarity, and compassion to step up for yourself and your others--even when things feel really, really hard.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

JONOFALL ,

THE Podcast for Holistic Leaders

Rebecca Ching is a name to remember. Her empathy for leaders paired with her credentials and years of experience create a powerful mix of knowledge and heart. Love this podcast!

Nicole CO ,

Truly A Must-Listen

Rebecca is so wise and her depth of knowledge on leadership is unmatched. I can't wait to hear her insights and her conversations with her guests. If you are in leadership of any kind (including self leadership), you don't want to skip this podcast.

Sunnilou ,

Powerful and timely.

As an entrepreneur, leadership has been on my mind for many years now - I’ve seen its absence in dozens of teams and organizations and the current dearth of it at the national level has had devastating consequences. Leadership with integrity, moral clarity, courage and a real understanding about interconnectedness has always been important. Now it is more important than ever. This podcast is sure to continue offering not just interesting leadership lessons but practical how-to’s and personal stories you can see yourself in. I’m grateful for this timely subject matter that’s TRAUMA-INFORMED, since unmet wounds are an incredible source of poor leadership and ongoing abuses of power. I’ll be listening and sharing for quite some time.

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