162 episodes

The Influence & Impact podcast from leadership coach Carla Miller helps female leaders to tackle self-doubt, become brilliant at influencing and make more impact at work. It's personal development meets professional development to help you thrive in today's workplace. Episodes are short and sweet so you can start your working week feeling energised, inspired and empowered. Find out more at: https://www.carlamiller.co.uk/podcasts

Influence & Impact for female leaders Carla Miller

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The Influence & Impact podcast from leadership coach Carla Miller helps female leaders to tackle self-doubt, become brilliant at influencing and make more impact at work. It's personal development meets professional development to help you thrive in today's workplace. Episodes are short and sweet so you can start your working week feeling energised, inspired and empowered. Find out more at: https://www.carlamiller.co.uk/podcasts

    Ep 162 – How to Actually Enjoy Networking with Ellie Rich-Poole

    Ep 162 – How to Actually Enjoy Networking with Ellie Rich-Poole

     
     
    Networking is an idea that makes some of us cringe.  Others would love to network more but struggle to attend events due to workload and caring responsibilities. But what if networking didn’t have to be so uncomfortable and you could do it in a way that works for you? 

     

    That’s what Ellie Rich-Poole, career development coach and one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices for careers. 

     

    We cover… 

     

    Why networking is key to developing your career and accessing opportunities 
    How to build your network in a way that works for you 
    The power of making genuine connections rather than working the room 
    How to make yourself actually go to networking events 
    Making the most of networking opportunities 
    Creating a croissant not a bagel (you’ll have to listen to decipher that one) 

     

     

    This is the Influence & Impact podcast for women leaders, helping you confidently navigate the ups and downs of leadership and feel less alone on your journey as a leader. 

      

    My name’s Carla Miller, I’ve been coaching leaders for the past 15 years and I’m your leadership bestie.  I’m here to remind you of the value to bring to your organisation, to help believe in yourself and to share practical tools and insights from myself and my brilliant guests that will help you succeed in your career. 

     


    Come and join over 40 women in Women Leading – my community to help you lead without overwhelm.  It offers peer support calls, group coaching calls, regular menopause events and a live leadership and wellbeing workshop each month on topics including… 

     

    Managing an Overwhelmed Team 
    How and When to Coach Your Team 
    Reducing Drama in your Team 
    Giving Feedback Without Feeling Awkward 

     

    Find up more and sign up at https://www.carlamillertraining.com/womenleading  

     

    About Ellie 

     

     Ellie Rich-Poole is a Career Development Coach. She helps leaders find their perfect role and be brilliant in it, by playing to their strengths. She goes on the journey with them as a supporter and challenger to help them get to action and get results, particularly at times of transition. 

     

    She has over 25 years’ experience in HR, Recruitment and Head-hunting. She founded her business in 2016 to inspire and support others with their career development. 

     

    She enjoys leading group sessions and speaks on a range of career topics including ’12 ways to take control of your career’, ‘Learn to Love LinkedIn’ and ‘Stop hiding, start Networking.’ 

     

    She supports a range of DEI focused organisations as an Interview Coach, a Mentor and a Career Accelerator programme lead. She is the Chief Ambassador for Girls Friendly Society (GFS) a charity working with girls in the UK’s least privileged areas. She is passionate about helping individuals achieve their potential. 

     

    Ellie is a Mental Health First Aider and has lived experience of pre and postnatal anxiety. 


     

    She understands the challenges of managing a career and a family. 

    Ellie has lived and worked in the UK, Germany, Chile and Singapore and enjoys 

    supporting globally minded individuals and organisations, and making new friends. 

     

    She has studied at both Durham and Oxford University, and is an International Coaching Federation PCC level Coach. She is a Strengths Profile and Insights Discovery Practitioner. LinkedIn named her a LinkedIn ‘Top Voice’ for Careers in 2022. 

     

    https://www.ellierichpoole.com/organisations/  

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellierichpoole/  

     

     

     

     

    • 47 min
    Ep 161 – How to Navigate and Improve Difficult Relationships at Work with Jennifer McCanna

    Ep 161 – How to Navigate and Improve Difficult Relationships at Work with Jennifer McCanna

    In this week’s episode leadership coach Jennifer McCanna and I are answering your questions about dealing with difficult relationships in the workplace.
    We discuss…
    How to stop harsh feedback from impacting your confidence How to talk to your line manager when you’re struggling to work with a colleague Your expectations of your line manager and what to do when they aren’t being met Jen’s ‘What Next Wheel’ – a tool that helps you respond rather than react in tricky influencing situations  
    This is the Influence & Impact podcast for women leaders, helping you confidently navigate the ups and downs of leadership and feel less alone on your journey as a leader.
     
    My name’s Carla Miller, I’ve been coaching leaders for the past 15 years and I’m your leadership bestie.  I’m here to remind you of the value to bring to your organisation, to help believe in yourself and to share practical tools and insights from myself and my brilliant guests that will help you succeed in your career.
     
    I’ve just launched Women Leading – a community to help you lead without overwhelm.  It offers peer support calls, group coaching calls, regular menopause events and a live leadership and wellbeing workshop each month on topics including…
    How to Say No Managing an Overwhelmed Team How and When to Coach Your Team Reducing Drama in your Team Giving Feedback Without Feeling Awkward  
    Find up more and sign up at https://www.carlamillertraining.com/womenleading
     
    About Jennifer
    Jen is sought after as a leadership coach who helps clients overcome even the most horrible work challenges, helping them rebuild their confidence and self-belief and realise their ambition. She supports clients to manage their energy and navigate their emotions so they can feel calm and resourceful at work.
     
    Not only an experienced coach with the international coaching federation, Jen is a emotional freedom technique (EFT) practitioner, leadership development expert and valued member of the Women Leading faculty!
     
    She works with clients across the charity, corporate and public sectors including the UK’s Department for Education, Oxfam, HSBC, Sheffield City Council, Pancreatic Cancer UK and hundreds of small charities delivering services across the country.
     
    Ever experienced a toxic work relationship, badly handled restructure or the challenge of an HR process which rumbles on and on? Feel it knocked you for six a bit? Then Jen is your coach! In life before coaching Jen managed high profile fundraising events and diverse teams of fundraisers so she knows first hand the influencing skills, self awareness and sense of humour needed to lead a team within an organisation.
     
    Jen has so many valuable resources on her website including Coffee Break
    Coaching which includes 5 great exercises – everything to increase your insight
    about someone you’re struggling to build a relationship with, to a reflection for the rubbish days when you just need to feel a notch better to find the motivation to get on with things.
     
    Website:  mccannacoaching.co.uk
    You can follow her on LinkedIn Jennifer McCanna 
    And on Instagram (@jen_the_leadership_coach) 
     
     
     

    • 56 min
    Ep 160 – The secret to building a happy team with Richard Clarke

    Ep 160 – The secret to building a happy team with Richard Clarke

    As leaders we’d all like to have happy teams but how do we create the right environment to achieve that?  I interview Richard Clarke, creator of the popular Happy Teams substack newsletter, about his experience building a company centred on team happiness and the work he does helping companies create happier teams.
    We discuss…
    What makes people happy at work The 5 factors that influence team happiness Who is responsible for your team’s happiness Richard Clarke is the founder and ex-CEO of Secret Source, an IT company based in Spain. In 2014 he had a theory, if he set up a company whose main KPIs were team and client happiness then the team would collaborate better, be more aligned with their clients and perform better and all the traditional measures of success, profit, revenue, growth would naturally follow. For 10 years Richard studied the science of happiness in the workplace and applied it in his company. In 2022, with almost 50 employees Richard handed over the role of CEO and he now dedicates his life to sharing his knowledge. He writes, speaks and teaches leaders and organisations how to use the science of happiness and wellbeing to build better teams.
     
    Richard’s white paper on team happiness: richardclarke.eu/podcastgift 
    Happy Teams substack: happyteams.substack.com 
     
    This is the Influence & Impact podcast for women leaders, helping you confidently navigate the ups and downs of leadership and feel less alone on your journey as a leader.
     
    My name’s Carla Miller, I’ve been coaching leaders for the past 15 years and I’m your leadership bestie.  I’m here to remind you of the value to bring to your organisation, to help believe in yourself and to share practical tools and insights from myself and my brilliant guests that will help you succeed in your career.
     
    I’ve just launched Women Leading – a community to help you lead without overwhelm.  It offers peer support, live Q&A with me, access to the Leadership Skills Lab, menopause events and a live workshop each month on topics including…
    How to Say No Managing an Overwhelmed Team How and When to Coach Your Team Reducing Drama in your Team Giving Feedback Without Feeling Awkward Until 1 May 2024 you can access a discounted price at https://www.carlamillertraining.com/womenleading  
     

    • 37 min
    Ep 159 – When Being the Problem Solver Becomes a Problem

    Ep 159 – When Being the Problem Solver Becomes a Problem

     
    It feels good to be able to solve the problems people bring to you. It makes you feel needed and helpful and you can tangibly see the value you’re adding. But it comes at a cost which could be holding back your career and hindering the growth of your team members 

    In this episode I’m going to share… 

    Why being the problem solver could be holding you back in your career  
    How to elevate your level of working and empower your team 
    How to analyse why your team are relying on you to solve their problems  
    What you can do to empower your team to become problem solvers 
    How to retrain your team to think for themselves using one of my favourite questions 

     

    This is the Influence & Impact podcast for women leaders, helping you confidently navigate the ups and downs of leadership and feel less alone on your journey as a leader. 

      

    My name’s Carla Miller, I’ve been coaching leaders for the past 15 years and I’m your leadership bestie.  I’m here to remind you of the value to bring to your organisation, to help believe in yourself and to share practical tools and insights from myself and my brilliant guests that will help you succeed in your career. 

     

    I’ve just launched Women Leading – a community to help you lead without overwhelm.  It offers peer support, live Q&A with me, access to the Leadership Skills Lab, menopause events and a live workshop each month on topics including… 

    How to Say No 
    Managing an Overwhelmed Team 
    How and When to Coach Your Team 
    Reducing Drama in your Team 
    Giving Feedback Without Feeling Awkward 

    Until 1 May 2024 you can access a discounted price at https://www.carlamillertraining.com/womenleading  


     

     

    • 31 min
    Ep 158 - Is Your Workplace Toxic with Aoife O'Brien

    Ep 158 - Is Your Workplace Toxic with Aoife O'Brien

    In this episode, I’m talking to Happiness at Work expert Aoife O’Brien about the red flags in toxic workplaces that you need to be aware of. 

    We look at: 

    How we identify a toxic work environment 
    How to establish if it is generally toxic for everyone or just toxic for you  
    What to do if you feel stuck in a toxic environment  
    How to make sure the next workplace you move to is much healthier 

     

    Aoife O’Brien founded Happier at Work to solve the problem that 85% of employees are disengaged at work. Using her research-based Happier at Work framework, she partners with leaders to focus on: workplace culture; cultivating balance; and empowering leaders. Her award-winning podcast, Happier at Work® which I’ve guested on, features a combination of interview-based episodes as well as solo podcasting. 

    This is the Influence & Impact podcast for women leaders, helping you confidently navigate the ups and downs of leadership and feel less alone on your journey as a leader. 

    My name’s Carla Miller, I’ve been coaching leaders for the past 15 years and I’m your leadership coach.  I’m here to remind you of the value to bring to your organisation, to help believe in yourself and to share practical tools and insights from myself and my brilliant guests that will help you succeed in your career.  This is now a top 2% global podcast so thanks for being part of that and do keep on spreading the word buy sharing a favourite episode with someone today. 

     

    You might also enjoy these episodes… 

     

    Episode 152 – Is it time to leave your job? 

    Episode 102 – Happier at work with Aoife o’Brien 

     

    Sign up to the Women Leading waitlist at https://www.carlamillertraining.com/earlybird  

     

    Contact Aoife… 


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/aoifemobrien 

    https://www.instagram.com/happieratwork.ie  

    https://www.twitter.com/happieratworkHQ  

    https://www.youtube.com/@happieratworkhq  

    https://happieratwork.ie  

    https://www.impostersyndrome.ie 

     

     

     

     

    • 44 min
    Ep 157 – Asking Your Employer to Invest in You

    Ep 157 – Asking Your Employer to Invest in You

    Have you thought about getting a coach or joining a course but immediately dismissed it because your organization has no budget?   

    Have you considered asking your employer to invest in you but felt too awkward about it to actually make the ask?   

    Do you feel bad booking yourself onto training because it would be taking training budget away from your team? 

    If so, in this episode I am going to… 

    Help you shift your mindset so you feel more comfortable asking your employer to invest in you 
    Share how the leadership multiplier effect means your development benefits others 
    Provide strategies for making the ask 

    This is the Influence & Impact podcast for women leaders, helping you confidently navigate the ups and downs of leadership and feel less alone on your journey as a leader. 

     

    My name’s Carla Miller, I’ve been coaching leaders for the past 15 years and I’m your leadership coach.  I’m here to remind you of the value to bring to your organisation, to help believe in yourself and to share practical tools and insights from myself and my brilliant guests that will help you succeed in your career. 

     

    Sign up to the Women Leading waitlist at https://www.carlamillertraining.com/earlybird  

     

     

     

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

GVandegrift ,

Great relatable podcast and great guest interviews

Carla covers great topics on all episodes whether it’s her sharing her knowledge and experience alone or when she is interviewing her guests! Must listen for all women!!

GLDuke ,

Top Quality Topics and Guests

Carla has so much business wisdom. I great enjoy listening to her podcast. I’ve also been impressed with her guests and topics. I love learning new leadership tips.

Pin_Addict ,

Actionable Advice, Simply Brilliant

When listening to Carla, I feel like she's in the room coaching me through whatever topic she's speaking about. I enjoy that she gives you action steps and the ability to pause and work through it in real time. Brilliant!

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