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Women Taking the Lead is a podcast containing conversations and audio blogs to help women grow into and thrive in Senior Leadership positions within organizations. Women Taking the Lead give you the tools to develop a success mindset, improve your communication skills, develop collaborative relationships, earn the money you deserve, and create more time for fun. Archived episodes include conversations with women who have faced self-doubt to attain their definition of success.

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Women Taking the Lead is a podcast containing conversations and audio blogs to help women grow into and thrive in Senior Leadership positions within organizations. Women Taking the Lead give you the tools to develop a success mindset, improve your communication skills, develop collaborative relationships, earn the money you deserve, and create more time for fun. Archived episodes include conversations with women who have faced self-doubt to attain their definition of success.

    Patsy Doerr on the Leadership We Need for the World We Live in Today

    Patsy Doerr on the Leadership We Need for the World We Live in Today

    Patsy Doerr is the Chief Executive Officer of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI). Patsy leads all facets of AJLI and serves as the face of the organization, advocating in both the public and private sectors.
    Patsy is a leading expert and thought leader in the field of corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability. She has been interviewed by a number of publications and programs, including Forbes, The Muse, The Hill and ThriveGlobal. Completing over 75+ keynote presentations, panel moderations and group discussion facilitations per year, Patsy is frequently tapped to discuss DEI issues.
    Her greatest passion is helping organizations build and develop initiatives that best position them for long-term success in a diverse, global environment.
    In this episode Patsy and I discuss... The work the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) is doing in the world to train women and get them ready for leadership in their local and global community. The people who make up the membership of AJLI and why they choose to get involved in the Junior League. The mission AJLI has in regard to its members. How understanding the qualities and values of the people drawn to your mission can help you support them and keep them engaged. Links Forbes Blog: https://www.forbes.com/sites/patsydoerr/#2b288ca43bca 
    Thrive Global Blog: https://thriveglobal.com/authors/patsy-doerr/ 
    Articles/Interviews:
    The Muse (Interview): My Job Is to Promote Diversity and Inclusion at a Major Company
    The Hill (Op-ed): Gender Equality is Good for Business
    Swaay (Byline): No Title No Problem:  How I Created My Own Positions Throughout My Career
    PokerDivas (Podcast Interview): It May Be Diverse But Is It Inclusive
    Sponsors Zebralove Web Solutions: Close your online marketing skills gap, learn how to remain relevant in a quickly changing marketplace, and get ongoing support in promoting your businesses online. Stay ahead of the game by signing up for these Digital Marketing Forum. Go to womentakingthelead.com/zebraworkshops to register.
    Resources Create Goals that are Worthy of you: If you are done with either pursuing vanilla goals, suffering through the struggle of goals that are not aligned with your strengths, or dealing with heartbreak of an unattainable goal this course is for you!
    Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: A simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.

    • 35 min
    Miki Feldman Simon on How to Make Jobs More Accessible to Women

    Miki Feldman Simon on How to Make Jobs More Accessible to Women

    Miki Feldman Simon, is a Career and Executive Coach and the founder of IamBackatWork, a company dedicated to helping women remain and return to the workforce. Miki is a seasoned professional who has held leading executive roles in human resource management, marketing, and business development. She has built and led resilient teams in high growth software companies with successful exits. Miki is a Certified Executive Coach, (CPC), has an M.Sc. (Master of Science) in Organizational Behavior and a B.A in Psychology and Educational Counseling. Miki is passionate about accelerating people’s personal and professional growth, enabling them to step into their full potential.
    In this episode Miki and I discuss... The current state of affairs with women in the workforce. Where women were before the pandemic and where they are now. The decisions that many women are having to make in order to meet the demands of taking care of their household, their children, sick relatives, and aging parents. The cost of this situation on our society, economy, the workforce, the advancement of women, etc. How Miki works with women to navigate these tough decisions. (Great tips here for yourself and to suggest to your employer) And finally, what Miki shares that we can be optimistic about. Links LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikifeldmansimon/
    Website: http://iambackatwork.com/
    Sponsors Zebralove Web Solutions: Close your online marketing skills gap, learn how to remain relevant in a quickly changing marketplace, and get ongoing support in promoting your businesses online. Stay ahead of the game by signing up for these Digital Marketing Forum. Go to womentakingthelead.com/zebraworkshops to register.
    Resources Create Goals that are Worthy of you: If you are done with either pursuing vanilla goals, suffering through the struggle of goals that are not aligned with your strengths, or dealing with heartbreak of an unattainable goal this course is for you!
    Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: A simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.

    • 35 min
    Debra Boggs on Revealing Your Unique Brand to Potential Employers

    Debra Boggs on Revealing Your Unique Brand to Potential Employers

    As the Co-Founder of D&S Professional Coaching, Debra works with interesting, talented, and successful executives from all over the globe to equip them with the tools they need to advance in the modern job market.
    Debra has been recognized as a resume, LinkedIn, and job search expert by The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and many other career-related sites in addition to serving as an international speaker and top-rated podcast guest.
    Debra holds a Master of Science in Management, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and an Associate of Science in Labor Studies. She is also a Certified Digital Branding Strategist through Career Thought Leaders.
    In this episode Debra and I discuss... Your personal or professional brand and why is it important. How to create a personal brand for yourself that is unique. Where to begin when starting a job search. How job seekers can stand out to employers, given that it is a very competitive job market. Some things Debra specifically sees women do on their resumes or in their job searches that may be holding them back. Links Website: www.dsprocoaching.com 
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/debraboggs/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DebraBoggs_DS
    Sponsors Zebralove Web Solutions: Close your online marketing skills gap, learn how to remain relevant in a quickly changing marketplace, and get ongoing support in promoting your businesses online. Stay ahead of the game by signing up for these Digital Marketing Forum. Go to womentakingthelead.com/zebraworkshops to register.
    Resources Create Goals that are Worthy of you: If you are done with either pursuing vanilla goals, suffering through the struggle of goals that are not aligned with your strengths, or dealing with heartbreak of an unattainable goal this course is for you!
    Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: A simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.

    • 31 min
    100% Jodi: Are You Afraid of Success or Are You Afraid of More Responsibility?

    100% Jodi: Are You Afraid of Success or Are You Afraid of More Responsibility?

    Are you afraid of success or are you afraid of more responsibility?
    In this episode we’re going to explore why success can be so elusive and why self-sabotage rears its ugly head in moments when success is within reach.
    I don’t remember when I first heard the expression “Fear of Success”, but I do remember being baffled hearing it.
    Why would anyone fear success?
    At that time, to me, success meant a great job with a fancy title, more money than I needed, being fit, being in a great relationship, etc.
    That’s a pretty fantastic list. Most people want these things or some variation of them.
    Where is the fear coming from?
    As I started getting closer to actually having some of those things a light bulb went off.
    That list of great things I wanted, they in and of themselves weren’t the problem. It was the thought of all the things that come with them that had me start pumping the break.
    In a nutshell, it’s the added responsibility that causes us to cringe and hold back.
    When you think about the life you want to be living, what new responsibilities will you need to take on if you were to achieve that life? Is there anything that causes you to hesitate?
    If you are torn between the life and lifestyle you want to be living and an aversion to taking on even more responsibility, I invite you to do a Responsibility Remodel Session with me.
    This is a life-changing opportunity to restructure your commitments and obligations, and get you closer to where you want to be.
    In this 30-minute strategy session you will:
    get to the heart of the work you want to be doing, or only you can do, and identify the work someone else could be doing. know how to empower your team, clients, colleagues, etc., so you can work less (or refocus your energy) and still deliver. have language to communicate new expectations and gain buy-in so everyone is onboard. have the strategies to keep your to do list clear of non-essential time-wasters, allowing you to give your priority items your all. This is a special session offered to help you get past those mental and physical hurdles so you can make progress on the things that are the most vital to you, and open up opportunity for you to say yes to the things that will allow for the life you want to be living.
    You don’t have to work more or work harder to have that life. By restructuring what it is you do and do not do, you will actually be able to take on more responsibility and have the time and energy to enjoy the life you are living.
    For that reason, this session is being offered for $97. That’s 30 minutes with me focused on the things that are most important to you. I would love and be honored to support you to set up your work and your life in a way that feels good to you. A way that honors your core values, allows you to express your gifts and talents, and allows you to enjoy life as well.
    Go to https://womentakingthelead.com/remodel to find out more and sign up for your session. I cannot wait to chat with you.
    You deserve to have a life that works for you.
    As always, I hope this was of value to you, and here’s to your success!
    Thank You to Our Sponsors! Zebralove Web Solutions: Your website tells a story about your business! At Zebralove Web Solutions, Milly and her team are going to make sure your website tells the story you want your customers to hear. Connect with Milly at zebralovewebsolutions.com to create the impression you want to make!
    Resources Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: A simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.
    Create Goals that are Worthy of you: If you are done with either pursuing vanilla goals, suffering through the struggle of goals that are not aligned with your strengths, or dealing with heartbreak of an unattainable goal this course is for you!

    • 11 min
    Stephen Josephs on Transcending Your Ego to Resolve Conflict

    Stephen Josephs on Transcending Your Ego to Resolve Conflict

    Stephen Josephs, Ed.D. is a leadership development expert. He is dedicated to helping leaders shape their culture and bring out people’s best work in ways they haven’t thought of before. He is particularly interested in the strengths women bring to their leadership roles, and he helps them build their capacities and skills to thrive in today’s business environments. In his 40 years of leadership development work in corporations he has integrated mindfulness as a central part of developing executives.
    His recent course, Mindfulness 2.0 for Engineers, has received high ratings from participants.
    In this episode Stephen and I discuss... How taking on a new role is a good fit and sometimes you have to make it your own. The challenges faced after taking on a new role when you bump up against the culture. A role play that can help you get a win-win in a confrontational conversation, and create an opportunity to transform your relationships with those whom you had perceived as adversaries. How to get at the original source of inspiration that is there for all of us. A powerful practice that allows you to build rapport and a connection with anyone. Links Books: Dragons at Work and Leadership Agility 
    Website: http://www.stephenjosephs.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenjosephs
    Sponsors Zebralove Web Solutions: Close your online marketing skills gap, learn how to remain relevant in a quickly changing marketplace, and get ongoing support in promoting your businesses online. Stay ahead of the game by signing up for these Digital Marketing Forum. Go to womentakingthelead.com/zebraworkshops to register.
    Resources Create Goals that are Worthy of you: If you are done with either pursuing vanilla goals, suffering through the struggle of goals that are not aligned with your strengths, or dealing with heartbreak of an unattainable goal this course is for you!
    Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: A simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.

    • 40 min
    100% Jodi: How to Face Our Leadership Challenges

    100% Jodi: How to Face Our Leadership Challenges

    What guides you as a leader when you are faced with a moral dilemma?
    In this episode I’m going to call out some of the dilemmas we are faced with as leaders and some perspectives you can take to help you through them.
     
    Thank You to Our Sponsors! Zebralove Web Solutions: Your website tells a story about your business! At Zebralove Web Solutions, Milly and her team are going to make sure your website tells the story you want your customers to hear. Connect with Milly at zebralovewebsolutions.com to create the impression you want to make!
    Resources Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: A simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.
    Create Goals that are Worthy of you: If you are done with either pursuing vanilla goals, suffering through the struggle of goals that are not aligned with your strengths, or dealing with heartbreak of an unattainable goal this course is for you!

    • 11 min

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