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Now is the time to stop sitting, stop waiting, and start listening. DARE to go after what matters most. Spend an hour with Elena and buckle up for some badass conversation, compassionate listening, and a solid connection that will challenge, inspire and empower you.

The Collective Corner with Elena Armijo Elena Armijo

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

Now is the time to stop sitting, stop waiting, and start listening. DARE to go after what matters most. Spend an hour with Elena and buckle up for some badass conversation, compassionate listening, and a solid connection that will challenge, inspire and empower you.

    Ep. 33 Helping Making Women’s Voices Heard - a Conversation About Podcasting and Music with John Biethan

    Ep. 33 Helping Making Women’s Voices Heard - a Conversation About Podcasting and Music with John Biethan

    John Biethan discusses the power of being heard, and podcasting’s unique ability to make that possible, because we all have something of value to say.
    What do you want to be known for in the world? What would you want people to say “thank you” for when you’re gone? 
    In her Weekly Coaching Tip, Elena provides insight on how to look into the future, consider the qualities you want to be remembered for, the legacy you want to leave, and how to work backwards from there to start making them a reality today.
    In her interview segment, Elena speaks with John Biethan, President and CEO of Imagine Podcasting. 
    John weaves a unique and fascinating lesson in audio for the listener, covering topics from podcasting’s beginnings, to music, to the creation of soundscapes and the feelings behind them. As the producer of Elena’s podcast, they discuss the dynamics of how to grow and maintain a media presence in today’s crowded landscape, as well as the current state of social media and where it’s going. You’ll hear about the newest “thing” in podcasting - private podcasting – and how it allows people to go deeper in their conversation and give the audience a more intimate experience. John also offers insight into leadership, responsibility and stewardship for women CEOs - that women often make better leaders than their male counterparts, and how everyone in business can benefit from slowing down and making an effort to really listen and hear what others have to say.
    Let’s Get Social! John Biethan
    Website:  https://www.imaginepodcasting.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnbiethan/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/imagepodcasting
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imaginepodcasting/
    This podcast was produced by the following amazing team:
    John Biethan, President of Imagine Podcasting
    Sam De Santo, Creative Director
    Rye Taylor, Podcast Design Strategist & Producer
    Alan Meaney, Audio Engineer
    Meg McCarley, Brand Designer & Social Media Manager
    Raejan Noh, Content Writer
    Jennifer Harshman, Content Writer
    Aaron Boykin, Musician & Artist (Get updates about Aaron’s music via Instagram)

    • 34 min
    Pregnancy and Fertility In The Workspace feat. Blaine Heck

    Pregnancy and Fertility In The Workspace feat. Blaine Heck

    In her weekly Coaching Tip, Elena provides insight on what it means to be vulnerable and highlights the benefits of emotional exposure.
    Blaine Heck discusses the complexities of fertility and pregnancy for women in the workplace, as well as the hurdles that must be overcome with a disability.
    What does “being vulnerable” actually mean? While conventional wisdom says being vulnerable is being exposed to the potential of physical or emotional harm, Elena gives her own thoughts, using an illustration from Brene Brown. Being vulnerable is actually all about the courage it takes to step into uncertainty, experience risk and to take a chance on emotional exposure. Deeper and richer connections are the reward. 
    In her interview segment, Elena speaks with Blaine Heck, Senior Publicist at Nardi Media. Blaine dives deep into her experiences with pregnancy and IVF, all while juggling challenges, workload and stress at the office. Together they discuss the culture of shame around miscarriages, and the surprising healing support of social media. While being pregnant does affect the work, full transparency and an awareness of how you are showing up go a long way in helping others understand your experience, and make room for it.
    Blaine also shares (and compares) her disability in the workplace, specifically dyslexia. She offers insightful advice to employers, namely, that those with disabilities are often more creative than you realize, and that the disability often gives the individual a heightened awareness elsewhere - you just need to be open-minded enough to find it.
    Let’s Get Social! Blaine on IG: https:/www.instagram.com/btodfield/?hl=en
    Blaine on LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blainetodfield/
    Nardi Media: https://nardimedia.com/ 
    Want to hear more from Elena? https://elenaarmijo.com/ and https://thec-suitecollective.com/
    This podcast was produced by the following amazing team:
    John Biethan, President of Imagine Podcasting
    Sam De Santo, Creative Director
    Rye Taylor, Podcast Design Strategist & Producer
    Alan Meaney, Audio Engineer
    Meg McCarley, Brand Designer & Social Media Manager
    Raejan Noh, Content Writer
    Jennifer Harshman, Content Writer
    Aaron Boykin, Musician & Artist (Get updates about Aaron’s music via Instagram)

    • 41 min
    Ep. 31 Bringing Spirituality to Very High-Achieving, High-Performing People feat. Meghan Smith

    Ep. 31 Bringing Spirituality to Very High-Achieving, High-Performing People feat. Meghan Smith

    What is your current relationship with spirituality? We'll take a closer look at that in our coaching tip for the week. And in our interview segment, we’ll be joined by Meghan Smith, a spiritual teacher, leader, and coach.
    Learn more about how Elena can support you here https://elenaarmijo.com/ 
    Meghan completed the Accomplishment Coaching Program in Victoria, B.C. Canada in 2019 and stayed on in a leadership role with the company for an additional two years upon graduation. Her podcast “The Skeptic's Guide to a Spiritual Life” reflects her past as a very skeptical, logic-brained lawyer who had very little room for spirituality in her life. She is now passionate about bringing spirituality to very high-achieving, high-performing people in a way that allows them to explore.
    Elena and Meghan talk about how Meghan successfully starts the “spirituality” conversation with her clients. They talk about partnership in spirituality, the willingness to open up, and how to find the access point to start the conversation. Finally, they confront the challenges that come with partnership and the relationship to spirituality. 
    Part of Meghan’s journey includes her recovery from adrenaline addiction. She is an advocate of the 12-step process, and the wisdom that comes with it, and says that if there is any part of you that may have addictive tendencies to go find 12-step work immediately. 
    Finally, Meghan invites you to really “get” and understand that you don’t need “fixing”. There’s nothing “wrong” with you. You’re just having a human experience. 
    In her Coaching Tip, Elena asks you about your relationship to whatever it is you believe. What is your current relationship to spirituality? Everyone has different versions of what spirituality means. The conversation around spirituality versus religion is a deeply layered conversation.
    Oftentimes when clients are confronted with limiting beliefs around something or STOPS, as we like to call it in the coaching world (where you are getting stopped around a concept or belief), it helps to look at the relationship to it.
    So instead of fighting against the beliefs that you have around God or the universe, or not believing in anything at all that’s outside of yourself, it's easier to focus on who you are being about that belief. So, for me, there's a lot of gold in looking at the relationship to it. No matter what I believe and what my choice is, am I in alignment with it? Are my actions lining up with who I'm choosing to be and what I believe about it?
    Get clear about what's going on and then ask yourself: how do you want it to go? What kind of access would you enjoy with an ideal relationship with spirituality? What would it allow or make possible in your life?
    Get Social with Meghan Smith in any of these places Website: https://www.meghansmithcoaching.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachmeghansmith/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meghan-smith-coaching
    Podcast: https://www.meghansmithcoaching.com/podcast 
    Want to hear more from Elena? https://elenaarmijo.com/ and https://thec-suitecollective.com/
    This podcast was produced by the following amazing team:
    John Biethan, President of Imagine Podcasting
    Sam De Santo, Creative Director
    Rye Taylor, Podcast Design Strategist & Producer
    Alan Meaney, Audio Engineer
    Meg McCarley, Brand Designer & Social Media Manager
    Raejan Noh, Content Writer
    Jennifer Harshman, Content Writer
    Aaron Boykin, Musician & Artist (Get updates about Aaron’s music via Instagram)

    • 39 min
    Annikki Hill Shares an Interesting Perspective on Integrity

    Annikki Hill Shares an Interesting Perspective on Integrity

    With the Great Resignation, the current recession, and other issues, so many teams are facing several crises now. Find out what you can do to lead more effectively through all of these challenges and more.
    Did you know that what happens throughout an organization is magnified at the C-Suite or executive level? Of course, each department and each level of the organization struggles with certain things. Today’s guest says something that might surprise you: she says it moves upward. The person at the top is seeing all of it, feeling all of it, and carrying the weight of all of it. That’s a lot of pressure.
    In this episode of The Collective Corner, Elena speaks with Annikki Hill, who has spent much of her career in the international financial sector, first as an attorney, and then as a health insurance manager in the Cayman Islands. 
    In 2012, Annikki founded her coaching practice, Blue Island Oracle. She works with individuals and corporate groups around the world to create alignment in their lives and within their teams. Annikki’s experience as an industry leader has served her clients well as they explore and expand their own leadership. She shares an interesting perspective on integrity in this episode.
    Let’s Get Social! Want to hear more from Elena? https://elenaarmijo.com/ and https://thec-suitecollective.com/ 
    Connect with Annikki Hill in any of these places:
    Website: https://blueislandoracle.com/about/  
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blueislandoracle 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annikki-hill-llb-accc-a46a847/?originalSubdomain=ky 
    Instagram: @blueislandoracle https://www.instagram.com/blueislandoracle/
    This podcast was produced by the following amazing team:
    John Biethan, President of Imagine Podcasting
    Sam De Santo, Creative Director
    Rye Taylor, Podcast Design Strategist & Producer
    Alan Meaney, Audio Engineer
    Meg McCarley, Brand Designer & Social Media Manager
    Raejan Noh, Content Writer
    Jennifer Harshman, Content Writer
    Aaron Boykin, Musician & Artist (Get updates about Aaron’s music via Instagram)

    • 27 min
    Which Ship is Your Life? An Interview with Alex Terranova

    Which Ship is Your Life? An Interview with Alex Terranova

    Where are you neglecting to celebrate in your life? We'll look at that in our coaching tip for the week. In our interview segment today, we have Alex Terranova, professional certified coach, founder of The Dream Mason, Inc., and author of Fictional Authenticity. Elena says of him, “I love this man so much. We met in our coach training program, and after an entire year of intense immersive training, we came out better humans and coaches for the world.”
    Learn more about how Elena Armijo can support you in seeing and using the power that resides within you.
    If your life were a watercraft, would it be a pirate ship, a US Navy vessel, or a Disney cruise? You’ll want to listen in to hear the meanings of these and to figure out where your ship is headed. You’re in control of so much. Have you pointed your life in the right direction, and what will you do to create the life you want?
    In her weekly coaching tip, Elena asks you about the things you can celebrate and encourages you to do so because too often, we skip celebrating.
    In Elena’s interview segment, she talks with Alex Terranova, Performance Alchemist & Coach. He is the author of Fictional Authenticity and Redefining Masculinity and the host of The DreamMason podcast and The Frequency Shifters Show. Alex works with men whose achievements and financial successes have not created the rewarding, joyful, and fulfilling life and business they desire. In this episode, he brings up some important things you’ll want to consider: race, politics, professionalism, personal responsibility, and more.
    Let’s Get Social! Want to hear more from Elena? https://elenaarmijo.com/ 
    Connect with Alex Terranova, Performance Alchemist & Coach at his website, TheDreamMason, by email, or on social media. Here are his links:
    https://www.instagram.com/inspirationalalex/
    https://www.facebook.com/DreamMasonInc/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvRU3eZLTS0n_Aj01w6McMg
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexterranova/
    https://www.tiktok.com/@dreammason
    This podcast was produced by the following amazing team:
    John Biethan, President of Imagine Podcasting
    Sam De Santo, Creative Director
    Rye Taylor, Podcast Design Strategist & Producer
    Alan Meaney, Audio Engineer
    Meg McCarley, Brand Designer & Social Media Manager
    Raejan Noh, Content Writer
    Jennifer Harshman, Content Writer
    Aaron Boykin, Musician & Artist (Get updates about Aaron’s music via Instagram)

    • 47 min
    Hilary Hoffman Founder of the SOTO Method

    Hilary Hoffman Founder of the SOTO Method

    In this episode, Elena talks with Hilary Hoffman about how she got integrated into the C-Suite Collective. After nearly a decade in finance, spending her time most notably at Goldman Sachs and Oaktree Capital Management, Hilary Hoffman launched her fitness platform The SOTO Method in 2021. The SOTO Method is a program she initially created for herself; strapped for time, she craved a more efficient burn. The workout needed to reflect her reality: she had only 35 minutes, and every single second needed to count.
    Through Hilary’s extensive knowledge of isometrics, SOTO delivers approachability, efficiency and results. In class, you will be reminded to stay in the “can” mindset time and time again. This means physical strength starts with believing four words, “I can do this.”
    “After my time at Goldman, I made a pivot within the industry, and I landed in a spot that I was not particularly happy in. And that unhappiness brought me to a place of self-discovery. During that whole process, what I decided to do was instead of thinking, This is what I want to do next, I would have conversations with as many humans as I could. There was no agenda other than, ‘Tell me why you love your job. Tell me what you love about the day-to-day of your role at this company.’ I started to learn that people who loved their jobs the most had a sense of agency that they got to access on a daily basis. And more importantly, they were in roles where they felt like they were utilizing their strengths on a daily basis. And I had come to a place where a lot of the friction I experienced in finance . . . I was good enough at my job where I could have 100% been happy if I had stayed there and pivoted companies once. However, I decided to figure out what were my strengths and where can I best express them? And during this time, the SOTO method was something that I'd always come back to.”
    Hilary says, “It's such a powerful exercise of just saying out loud, ‘What is holding me back from taking that next step?’”
    Join us to learn more. 
    Contact Hilary Website: https://www.sotomethod.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sotomethod/
    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-soto-method
    Credits: This podcast was produced by the following amazing team: 
    John Biethan, President of Imagine Podcasting 
    Sam De Santo, Creative Director 
    Rye Taylor, Podcast Design Strategist & Producer 
    Alan Meaney, Audio Engineer 
    Meg McCarley, Brand Designer & Social Media Manager 
    Raejan Noh, Content Writer 
    Jennifer Harshman, Content Writer 
    Aaron Boykin, Musician & Artist (Get updates about Aaron’s music via Instagram) 

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

Marge321 ,

Super Insightful!

I love Elena’s life coaching tips segment. Super quick and simple practices that I can apply in my own life. The people she has interviewed are so diverse in their practice areas. The interviews are short so they get right to the good stuff. Elena is a businesswoman powerhouse and at the same time her content is incredibly relatable. Love it.