Have you ever wondered what happens when women take off their heels for the day and unwind with a glass of red or a finger or two of whiskey? What stories would they tell? What meetings have they walked into unannounced to take back the power?
If These Heels Could Talk takes you behind the scenes with two women in the business world who have seen it all. They’ve been at the bottom of the ladder and the top of the ladder. They’ve been underestimated and they’ve had their ideas stolen. And they’ve also broken through the glass ceiling and started their own successful businesses.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn about entrepreneurship and empowerment as a woman in business without all the frills and the lies, this podcast was created for you. Michelle and JoyGenea take off the uncomfortable heels, the lipstick, the pantyhose, the bra with the underwire poking out, and they give it to you straight. Learn everything you need to know about taking your rightful place as a woman of power and importance from two women who have experienced the ups and the downs of being a woman in business. Find your voice and gain your footing in the business world as they recount both stories of horror and of triumph over their decades of experience.
Eps 147 Waiting For Permission
For some people, getting permission from others feels necessary in order to take action. Sometimes the most important person we need to get permission from is ourselves.
In this podcast, Michelle and JoyGenea explore all of the different ways that we grant ourselves permission or hold ourselves back by not granting permission. They also explore ways that micromanaging and waiting for permission can limit people from being great employees.
Eps 146 Quiet Firing
Quiet quitting is on everyone’s minds at the moment. But not only is it not a new concept, there have been many names over the years - work to rule, blue flu, even malicious compliance.
There are some assumptions in such an emotionally charged phrase. Namely, that there is no resolution to an inherent conflict between an employer and employees. Listen in as Michelle and JoyGenea discuss this conflict, how to avoid it, how to see it early, and how to solve it. Out loud.
Eps 145 Experience vs New things
Old hat? New ideas? When does experience become stagnation? When does comfort stop progress?
These are the questions JoyGenea and Michelle are asking in this episode of If These Heels Could Talk. In business, often we get comfortable with the status quo. Even if the status quo has pain points. Our change threshold is often higher than minor annoyances. But minor annoyances add up. And they’re felt differently by different people. Something that may be a minor annoyance to a leader could be a reason for an excellent employee to leave. Checking the leadership privilege and questioning the status quo is about inviting challenge - and seeing if current solutions stand up to that challenge.
Eps 144 To Do Lists - stressors and helpers
Does your to do list leave you feeling accomplished or anxious? For JoyGenea, a to do list is a must. Her rolling to do lists are detailed and break large tasks down into smaller tasks that feel more immediate and manageable. For Michelle, a to do list is simply another way to fail and creates immense anxiety.
Which one is better? Neither - organization systems are only as good as a person’s ability and willingness to use them. And our abilities and willingness changes over time. The quest for a ‘perfect’ organization system that works for every one in every situation is a waste of time. And so is helpful organization advice between Michelle and JoyGenea. As they discover in this episode.
Eps 143 When Employees Freeze-Up - Now what?
You’ve heard of fight, flight, or freeze. You also may have realized that you have a harder time problem solving in those states. But recent research has shown just how much cognitive ability, in terms of function IQ, is lost during those states.
Listen in as Michelle and JoyGenea talk about how problem solving and critical thinking skills can be impacted at work by what people bring to the office with themselves.
Eps 142 What Haven't You Learned Yet
Michelle really took JoyGenea by surprise with this topic! After a brief chat with her coach, Michelle’s brain started working on this question: What Haven’t You Learned Yet?
Thinking ahead to life and business experiences that have provided valuable insight to others but haven’t been personally experienced yet - have you already learned along the way? What more will there be to learn if, or when, these happen in your life or business?
Listen in as JoyGenea and Michelle ponder the life lessons they’ve already had and the ones that are sure to come in the future!
Two very smart, articulate ladies. If I’d had the opportunity to hear some of their conversations before I started my own small business, I would have done many things differently, and better.