99 episodes

A show for women who show up brave every day.

Brave Women at Work Jen Pestikas

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    • 5.0 • 45 Ratings

A show for women who show up brave every day.

    EP: 110 Plan for a Successful 2023 with Anna Runyan

    EP: 110 Plan for a Successful 2023 with Anna Runyan

    Here’s a fact about me. I’m a nerd for making a list and setting a plan. How about you? Planning is not making a resolution. It’s putting pen to paper, setting goals, and executing.
    My guest today, Anna Runyan, is the founder and CEO of Classy Career Girl, a career and leadership coaching platform for women. Anna and I met through another colleague in the personal development space.
    When I met Anna, I knew I had to have her on the show. Two of her superpowers are her planning tools and the systems she creates not only for herself but for her clients.
    During my conversation with Anna, we discussed:
    1. Her thoughts on her quarterly and annual planning process
    2. How often Anna revisits and reviews her plan
    3. The roadblocks to successful planning
    4. The affirmations that we can use daily to help us with our plan execution
    5. The systems that Anna uses to run her business that we can use if we have a corporate job, a business, or both
    6. Her 2023 Planning Workshop, which is an evergreen course you can take at any time if you are eager to build your own personal or professional plan
    Resources:
    Brave Women at Work: https://bravewomenatwork.com/
    Brave Women at Work Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bravewomenatwork
    Classy Career Girl:
    Classy Career Girl - https://www.classycareergirl.com/
    Classy Career Girl Planning Workshop: https://www.classycareergirl.com/planningworkshop-fp

    • 49 min
    EP: 109 Conquer Sticky Conversations with Jill Shroyer

    EP: 109 Conquer Sticky Conversations with Jill Shroyer

    Does having tough or let’s call them “sticky” conversations make you uncomfortable? Yeah, me too! It makes me sweat and want to procrastinate having them because I anticipate how uncomfortable and awkward they will be.
    Here’s the great news.
    Jill Shroyer, my guest today and CEO of HR Expeditions, loves these tough conversations and has a system for you to learn how to master them!
    Today’s show was so instructional for me, and I’m sure it will be for you too.
    During my conversation with Jill, we discussed the following:
    1. Examples of sticky conversations we may want to avoid
    2. Jill's formula for dealing with these tough discussions
    3. What to do if the conversation goes in the wrong direction
    4. Some timely sticky scenarios, including asking for a raise, more flexibility, and more
    Resources:
    Brave Women at Work: https://bravewomenatwork.com/
    Brave Women at Work Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bravewomenatwork
    Expedition HR: https://www.expeditionhr.com/
    Conquer Sticky Conversations Book: https://www.amazon.com/Conquer-Sticky-Situations-Empowering-Approach/dp/1736213407/ref=sr_1_5?crid=12172DCJ1PWDD&keywords=sticky+conversations+book&qid=1670593198&sprefix=sticky+conversations+boo%2Caps%2C145&sr=8-5
     

    • 59 min
    EP: 108 Bonus Episode: Everyone Has a Story Inside of Them with Shelia Higgs Burkhalter

    EP: 108 Bonus Episode: Everyone Has a Story Inside of Them with Shelia Higgs Burkhalter

    Today on the show, I have a special guest, Shelia Higgs Burkhalter.
    Shelia and I met the last year while we were working on the Brave Women at Work: Stories of Resilience book. Shelia is an absolutely rockstar author, professional, and person, and I appreciate her time during today's episode.
    During our conversation, we chatted about:
    1. Shelia’s experience on the Brave Women at Work project
    2. What she learned about herself, the ability to be vulnerable and share her story, and the publishing process as a whole
    3. Hope Mueller and her boutique publishing company, Hunter Street Press
    4. The upcoming Writers and Spa Retreat co-hosted by Brave Women at Work and C.L.I.M.B. Conferences
    5. How this writers retreat is for all aspiring authors and is an excellent opportunity to meet and learn from other authors.
    Resources:
    Brave Women at Work:
    https://bravewomenatwork.com/
    Brave Women at Work Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bravewomenatwork
    Shelia Higgs Burkhalter Coaching: https://shiggsbcoaching.com/
    Shelia Higgs Burkhalter LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheliahiggsburkhalter
    Writers and Spa Retreat – C.L.I.M.B. Conferences: C.L.I.M.B. - Hunter Street Press (hopey.net)
     

    • 32 min
    EP: 107 Get Out of Your Money Fog with Mikelann Valterra

    EP: 107 Get Out of Your Money Fog with Mikelann Valterra

    Many of us start the new year with resolutions. And saving a certain amount, paying debt, or creating a financial or retirement plan may be on your resolution list.
    My guest today, Mikelann Valterra, is Seattle's money coach. Mikelann helps women with their thoughts and feelings around money; after our conversation, I learned that how we feel about money, saving, debt, etc., has a lot to do with reaching our financial goals!
    During my conversation with Mikelann, we discussed:
    1. Why do women feel anxiety when it comes to money
    2. Money fog and why we get trapped in it
    3. Financial anxiety is not only about overspending; it can also be about money hoarding too
    4. How to deal with golden handcuffs
    5. The role money plays in relationships
    6. The importance of women having a retirement plan
    Resources:
    Brave Women at Work: https://bravewomenatwork.com/
    Brave Women at Work Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bravewomenatwork
    Mikelann Valterra site: https://www.seattlemoneycoach.com/
     

    • 49 min
    EP: 106 The Best of Brave Women at Work - Be More with Less with Courtney Carver

    EP: 106 The Best of Brave Women at Work - Be More with Less with Courtney Carver

    Happy Holidays! I am practicing what I preach at Brave Women at Work and taking a break over the holidays. I am bringing back one of my favorite episodes before the end of the year to remind you to take care of yourself during this busy season.
    During this episode, my guest, Courtney Carver, blogger, author, podcaster, and speaker talks about the importance of minimalism and being more with less. I
    n a season of "all the things," it's a breath of fresh air to think we can simplify and declutter our professional and personal lives.
    During this conversation, Courtney and I discuss the following:
    1. What minimalism is, and why it is important
    2. What led Courtney to minimalism
    3. How simplifying can help us professionally and personally
    4. And much more!
    Resources:
    Be More with Less - https://bemorewithless.com/
    Project 333: The Minimalist Fashion Challenge That Proves Less Really is So Much More https://www.amazon.com/Project-333-Minimalist-Fashion-Challenge-ebook/dp/B07X6RPYL3/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Be+more+with+less&qid=1614711932&sr=8-2
    The Simplicity Space: https://courses.bemorewithless.com/the-simplicity-space/
     

    • 42 min
    EP: 105 The Best of Brave Women at Work - Stress Reset with Sarah Marie Liddle

    EP: 105 The Best of Brave Women at Work - Stress Reset with Sarah Marie Liddle

    Happy Holidays! I am practicing what I preach at Brave Women at Work and taking a break over the holidays. I am bringing back two episodes for the end of the year to remind you to take care of yourself during this busy season. If you haven't yet listened to Stress Reset with Sarah Marie Liddle, it's a must. Sarah is an expert in stress management and burnout recovery.
    During my conversation with Sarah, we discussed:
    1. The blatant and subliminal signs of stress.
    2. The relationship between stress and overwhelm.
    3. Ways that we try to override our stress.
    They can be positive and not-so-positive. Netflix binge or Ben and Jerry’s, anyone?
    4. Micro steps we can take today to start resetting our stress.
    Resources:
    Brave Women at Work: https://www.bravewomenatwork.com/
    Brave Women at Work FB Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bravewomenatwork
    Sarah Marie Liddle: https://sarahmarieliddle.com/
     

    • 54 min

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45 Ratings

45 Ratings

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Fixed vs Growth mindset

Early in career hesitant to admit what I didn’t know - Many of can relate.

Listening to this episode reminds me I can and am willing to bust out of my comfort zone.

Q-TIP quit taking it personally was a wonderful reminder.

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Entertaining, knowledgeable podcast

If you are a woman who wants to thrive in your professional and personal life, this podcast is for you! The host Jen Pestikas is a very knowledgeable coach who is passionate about helping listeners get unstuck and build fulfilling careers, and she has brought interesting experts on air to share their perspectives and practical tips as well.

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Fun and Inspiring!

I love listening to this podcast for inspiration, new tools and practical tips in navigating the world of work! Jen, the host is gracious and brings levity to the content and conversations.

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