59 episodes

We all want to get to the next level of our career, but so many of us get stuck. Longtime leadership coach Muriel Wilkins takes you inside real-life leadership coaching sessions with high performers working to overcome professional challenges and grow as leaders. Listen in on real conversations and leave with new insights and practical guidance for your own career.

The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.

Coaching Real Leaders Harvard Business Review

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 442 Ratings

We all want to get to the next level of our career, but so many of us get stuck. Longtime leadership coach Muriel Wilkins takes you inside real-life leadership coaching sessions with high performers working to overcome professional challenges and grow as leaders. Listen in on real conversations and leave with new insights and practical guidance for your own career.

The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.

    How Do I Stay on the Fast Track to the Next Level of Leadership?

    How Do I Stay on the Fast Track to the Next Level of Leadership?

    She has moved up in her organization quickly and often feels like she’s playing catch up. But she also has gotten positive feedback from senior executives that she’s performing well. Now, as her company grows and the advancement opportunities narrow, she wants to be strategic about how to get to the next level of leadership. Host Muriel Wilkins coaches this leader to think through how she needs to adapt to move forward.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    How Do I Get Results Without Feeling Burned Out?

    How Do I Get Results Without Feeling Burned Out?

    He’s a leader with a passion for going the extra mile and achieving results. But he’s struggling with how long he can sustain the level of effort and time required to meet the demands of his new role. Host Muriel Wilkins helps this leader unpack what drives his work habits, redefine how he demonstrates his value, and align his workload with his overall goals.

    • 50 min
    How Do I Balance My Career Goals with My Company’s Needs?

    How Do I Balance My Career Goals with My Company’s Needs?

    She held many positions all over the world before landing her dream leadership role. But then she took on a different position at her company to be closer to where she wanted to live permanently. Now she’s missing her previous role and hopes to return to it, but is unsure how to make it happen since the company needs her where she is. Host Muriel Wilkins coaches her through understanding how to articulate her career goals and navigate what’s next.

    • 41 min
    Coming Soon: Season 7

    Coming Soon: Season 7

    Executive coach Muriel Wilkins is back March 11 with a new season of the podcast that takes you behind the scenes of real life executive coaching conversations. On this season of Coaching Real Leaders, you’ll listen in on coaching sessions with leaders working through pressing career challenges like:

    How can I craft my next role to avoid burnout?
    Should I return to the C-suite?
    How can I find a new role that makes use of my strengths and brings me happiness?
    Can I adjust my workload while still making an impact?

    Listen in, learn with them, and be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode.

    • 2 min
    How Do I Handle Negative Feedback from My Team?

    How Do I Handle Negative Feedback from My Team?

    She’s grown her entire career at one company, but now she’s in a new leadership role and she recently felt blindsided by negative feedback from her team. She’s struggling to process the feedback and respond. Host Muriel Wilkins coaches her through how she can move forward with her team.

    • 53 min
    Should I Continue to Climb the Corporate Ladder?

    Should I Continue to Climb the Corporate Ladder?

    She’s a high-achiever who has defined herself through her achievements and promotions. But she’s hit some bumps in her career and she’s feeling less engaged in her work. Now she’s questioning the leadership track she’s on. Host Muriel Wilkins coaches her through defining what success looks like for her moving forward.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
442 Ratings

442 Ratings

Vulcan In The Streets ,

The most helpful and practical career podcast out there.

Sometimes this podcast feels like going to church.

Thank you so much for the amazing content. I always walk away learning something new about myself and how I can show up better, for myself, at work and in life.

LL_1 ,

One of the best

Great coaching and I love her ability to connect and jointly problem solve. She’s one of the best for sure. I have personally learned from each episode how to best navigate career development

SarahKC313 ,

A staple for me

I often feel bogged down in the day-to-day work of being a mid level professional. This podcast helps me bring my head up and be strategic in my observations and in my actions. Nearly every episode is helpful to me — even the ones that I don’t connect with at the beginning. By the end, I see how the content relates to me or to someone in my network. Hearing Muriel walk people through such a thoughtful evaluation — of self and of their environment — is truly something special. Thank you!

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