Many professional women aspire to advance their careers. Yet, many encounter common obstacles when navigating the landscape both at work and at home. From corporate cultures to internal chatter, high impact women are often searching for proven and actionable strategies to make their goals a reality. With firsthand experience in demanding roles while juggling the numerous demands outside of work, JJ DiGeronimo, a woman in tech turned award-winning author for working women, shares some of her best strategies to empower women at work and in life right here. From self-efficacy to self-boundaries, from asking for a raise to landing a board seat to maneuvering guilt, this podcast offers a series of proven initiatives for women looking to accelerate their professional paths. As many have already learned, much of what happens on the outside starts on the inside. So don’t be surprised if we chat about mindfulness, mediation, and ancient practices too! My goal with Career Strategies for Women that Work is to create safe places to learn, explore and identify what is no longer serving us with opportunities to unleash our inner knowing to illuminate our next level of impact. Through personal anecdotes, examples, and stories from those who have stumbled, fallen, and succeeded, this podcast shares insight to focus on specific actions to maximizes your talents and make your professional goals a reality.
Are You Searching for More? JJ shares the Intro Chapter from her Next Book
If you are tired of chasing standards that are imposed on you by others; if you are drowning in to-do lists that deplete your energy and maybe even your impact; or if you are swimming in negative thoughts and self-talk or seeking more meaning …You are not alone!
I, too, felt an internal tug for something more.
The pages in my new book include key findings, strategies, and insights to dig deep, release the guilt, and move toward my life's work.
By doing this inside job, I found far more joy, alignment, and fulfillment.
Interested in a few more chapters - DM me or contact me through www.JJDiGeronimo.com!
To read the chapter, please visit: https://jjdigeronimo.com/36
Micro-Dosing Bravery to Expand Your Resilience with Dr. Kristen Lee
There have been so many moments in my career where I could have used a bit of courage, or a “microdose” of bravery. And to be honest, I wish I would have known this week’s guest in those moments. I’m chatting with Dr. Kristen Lee, head of the Behavior Science Program at Northeastern University and author of Worth the Risk. In this week’s episode of Career Strategies for Women that Work, Dr. Lee is sharing how to create small acts of bravery and connection to regain self-confidence and the resilience we need to live full and meaningful lives.
This episode includes:
** Understanding Risk
** Small steps to Microdosing Bravery
** Ways to Grow Resilience
As a human resilience researcher and as a psychotherapist Dr. Lee was curious about resilience—what contributes towards it, what allows us to take risks, what contributes to it. And as someone with a lived experience with anxiety and perfectionism, she realized she needed to take the risk of being more explicit around the dual narrative of her story. “And that was a risk, for me, worth taking,” Dr. Lee says, “to become more comfortable with the uncomfortable in my own story to embrace that duality and then to share it more explicitly and wholeheartedly with the world.”
Dr. Lee’s journey is so beautiful and the authenticity that shines through her book, Worth the Risk, she is truly a reflection of her own resilience and bravery.
Self Worth & Negotiation at Work with Martha Aviles
As I was preparing this episode and talking to this week’s guest, two words that kept coming up for me were self-doubt and self-worth.
In this week’s episode of Career Strategies for Women that Work, I’m chatting with my friend Martha Aviles, she’s a woman in tech and has had a tremendous career journey, and together, we’re going to talk about how to catapult yourself into a direction you desire, even when you may be dealing with self-doubt.
And Martha has some experience here. She’s propelled herself to a place where she not only values the work that she delivers but where she also values herself and her self-worth. And she has so much to share!
In this episode, you’re going to learn:
Martha’s incredible story, and how she learned resilience as a first-generation AmericanHow to build your self-worth and confidenceThe keys to negotiation and how self-worth plays a roleWays Martha’s negotiated in her career and how you can too!Full Shownotes: www.jjdigeronimo.com/34
I so appreciate Martha’s authenticity and her stories because I feel like we learn through other people's journeys. Martha’s parting words for us in this episode are, “Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn.”
our guest, Martha Aviles, Vice President of Marketing for Talroo.com, the award-winning talent attraction platform based in Austin.
The daughter of immigrants from Nicaragua, Martha came to Miami when she was 10 years old with her parents and learned to speak English. Her Dad, who saw the value of her studying math and science, encouraged Martha to study both subjects – and as a result, she obtained her MBA.
Because of her Dad’s encouragement to know no boundaries, she now has 20+ years of B2B marketing experience in SaaS, semiconductor, networking, and network security at start-ups, private, and public companies. As an executive, she has successfully led through 20+ mergers and acquisitions, including managing several integration and acquisition exits. Prior to joining her present position at Talroo, Martha held senior leadership roles in marketing at RigUp (now Workrise) and Enverus - both companies have reached unicorn status.
Powerful Words - 5 Shifts to Harness Your Power
Words matter. It’s not only about how you talk to yourself, but what you say and how you engage with others. Words can shift our perspective. They can empower us or prohibit us. And in this week’s episode of Career Strategies for Women that Work, we’re going to discuss five powerful word shifts that will make a difference in your life. These have not only given me new opportunities, but they’ve also given me insight into how I talk to myself, what I align to, and where I want to take my energy next. I know they’ll hold the same power for you.
I don't know about you, but it seems like things are really starting to pick up pace. There's more phone calls, there's more events. Just a few weeks ago, I drove down to the Eastern Kentucky Women's Leadership Conference. And it just happened to be the day after I held my first in-person retreat for professional women, looking to align more with their flow in Vermilion, Ohio. It was on an estate on Lake Erie, and it was just fantastic.
So, believe it or not, I was actually looking forward to the five hour drive down to Kentucky. It's funny because, as I go from event to event, I'm always nervous and I never know who I'm there to meet or who may cross my path. But one of the most exciting pieces of all my travels and especially my work with women's groups is how similar we are in our desire to have more influence and impact. Many of us are just looking for ways to do more of what we love, align to the things that matter to us, and spend time with loved ones.
There are five powerful words that I have shifted to over the last couple years that have helped me get closer to those things I desire.
5 powerful word shifts
I really had to work on listening to what I was saying and then shift how I was saying things—especially to myself. Once I started paying attention, I found five words that made a difference in so many aspects of my life.
1. Have >> ____________________________
2. Should >>___________________________
3. Blame >> ___________________________
For many of us, really thinking about the words that we use with other people and with ourselves can shift not only the energy but the power you feel that you have in your life. Make sure you're choosing powerful words that empower you to make good decisions and live a life that aligns with who you are and where you want to throw your energy. Take a listen to get the full scope and more examples of how to make this power shift for yourself.
Shifting the words you use isn’t always easy, it takes attention and time. But I’m rooting you on! Connect with me on Instagram – @JJDigeronimo, and share some of the perspective shifts you’re making now.
7 Lessons From A Recovering Overachiever with Karen Mangia
We think we have to do more, have more, be more, and that will sum up to success. And as women, we feel like we have to try to make it look easy, and be pleasing and agreeable on top of that. It can get very overwhelming very quickly and lead to serious burnout. Well, in this week’s episode of Career Strategies for Women that Work, I’m chatting with my friend Karen Mangia, tech veteran, TEDx speaker, and author, about what it’s like being a perpetual overachiever and how to “recover” from it. Listen in for the 7 lessons from a recovering overachiever.
In this episode, you’re going to learn:
Why we, as women, often feel the need to overachieveHow to evaluate and redefine successHow to put yourself first (without the catalyst of a medical emergency)A few practical tips for finding calm and stepping away from overachievingTrust me, Karen’s story is truly incredible and it’ll leave you feeling totally inspired!
7 Lessons From A Recovering Overachiever
2:39 – Divest before you invest
8:07 – Choose your words carefully
12:11 – #3
15:30 – #4
17:50 – #5
19:35 – #6
23:32 – #7
For the full show notes: https://jjdigeronimo.com/32
This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Karen’s story! I too can fall into the trap of trying to overachieve, and it’s so encouraging to know that someone as amazing as she has not only been there with me but has overcome that feeling too!
Stepping away from overachieving and constantly pushing toward “success” can be scary, but I’m rooting for you! Connect with me on Instagram – @JJDigeronimo, and share some of the ways you’re redefining success in your life.
Using Fear As A Force with Dawna Jones
Fear drives a lot of what we do as humans. We often make decisions based on fear, and those don’t always land us in the best of spots. So, how do you use fear as something to propel you to a place of impact and influence? In this week’s episode of Career Strategies for Women that Work, I’m chatting with my friend Dawna Jones.
Dawna has a knack for seeing beneath the surface to identify what is going on and then coming up with novel ways to transform it into a positive impact. Specializing in getting past learned limitations and constricted thinking on complex systemic issues.
Fluent with complex uncertain conditions Dawna brings more than intellectual horsepower and extensive experience in working with team-organizational dynamics and takes time to share what it means to use fear as a force!
Dawna's Website: http://www.frominsighttoaction.com/
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Great info with actionable steps
JJ provides actionable and well though our actions anyone can take. She breaks it down and explains the why, how and what of the matter. Every woman should have her and her tips in their back pocket and now they can!