118 episodes

Welcome to the Intentional Optimists, Unconventional Leaders podcast, created to help female leaders think critically, create imaginatively and lead effectively - in any situation, team or organization. Life stories from standout female leaders, combined with employing the tenets of Intentional Optimism will help you navigate your own leadership journey with inspiration and ease. Here, you will find inspiration to LEAD in your own, UNCONVENTIONAL way. Can’t wait to meet you! To learn more about Andrea Johnson and Intentional Optimism, visit www.theintentionaloptimist.com/links.

Intentional Optimists - Unconventional Leaders Andrea Johnson

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Welcome to the Intentional Optimists, Unconventional Leaders podcast, created to help female leaders think critically, create imaginatively and lead effectively - in any situation, team or organization. Life stories from standout female leaders, combined with employing the tenets of Intentional Optimism will help you navigate your own leadership journey with inspiration and ease. Here, you will find inspiration to LEAD in your own, UNCONVENTIONAL way. Can’t wait to meet you! To learn more about Andrea Johnson and Intentional Optimism, visit www.theintentionaloptimist.com/links.

    Episode 112 - Where There's a Will, There's a Way, with Carrie Schmidt

    Episode 112 - Where There's a Will, There's a Way, with Carrie Schmidt

    Carrie Schmidt is a Certified Life Mastery Consultant, Founder & CEO of Infinite SOULutions, LLC.  Carrie puts the SOUL in SOULutions by transforming lives personally and professionally. A dynamic, influential Thought Leader and Motivational Speaker, she has the ability to instantly captivate your mind, motivate your heart, and awaken your soul by empowering you to gain clarity on your purpose, overcome limiting beliefs, and have the courage to act on your dreams.
    Topics discussed in this episode:
    Leadership Principles: 
    Where there’s a will there’s a wayShow up consistentlyChallenge the status quoHabits to consider: 
    Strategic Planner:  Daily, Quarterly, Yearly & 5 yearExercise:  Walk and listen to a book or podcast.  Filling my mind with good resources in nature.Green Flags:
    Are you willing to step outside your comfort zone?Do you enjoy challenges and results?Do you have empathy and care for others?Advice:   
    Take action.  What is ONE thing you can do to test it?   Put the HOW on hold.  You may not know how you’ll get there but define where you want to go, decide for that vision, dream or goal.  Take baby steps as they will get you there.  Do something EVERY SINGLE DAY.

    Where to find Carrie:
    Website:  Transform your Life or Business
    Facebook: Carrie Schmidt
    LinkedIn:  Carrie Schmidt
    Instagram:  @coachcarrieschmidt

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    • 51 min
    Episode 111 - The Top Four Lessons I've Learned as "The Intentional Optimist"

    Episode 111 - The Top Four Lessons I've Learned as "The Intentional Optimist"

    John Maxwell says, “Experience isn’t the best teacher, evaluated experience is.”  What have I learned since I first ventured into the world of “The Intentional Optimist?” Well, some pretty big life lessons. I’ve been rather open about my quest as a 50+ year old woman to determine what I stood for, who I really am, and how I want to show up in the world, and I’m sharing the top FOUR lessons for me. 


    Topics discussed in this episode:
    The top four lessons I’ve learned are:
    4 - Figuring out who I am, was and IS, the “hardest” part. 
    3 - Most of the time, it’s the FIRST thing you thought it would be.
    2 - The answer is less literal than you think it is. 
    1 - Not everyone will appreciate you.


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    • 18 min
    Episode 110 - Upside Your Business & Your Life, with Lisa Marie Platske

    Episode 110 - Upside Your Business & Your Life, with Lisa Marie Platske

    Lisa Marie Platske is an award-winning certified master coach, leadership expert, speaker, and international best-selling author recognized by the White House and Small Business Administration.  Her mission is to transform lives through leadership by teaching mission-driven and service-based entrepreneurs, consultants, and corporate leaders how to live out their big mission in the world.
    Topics discussed in this episode:
    Leadership Principle: 
    The world needs you and your brilliance.  The fire inside, the light inside, the brightness inside, that is yours, the world needs.  It’s not just for you - it’s for everyone else.

    Habits to consider: 
    Keep your Core Values close by.  Get out and walk each day to stay present and focused on what matters most.S.N.A.P. (stop, notice, ask, pause/pray/pivot)Make sure there is enough play in the day.Green Flags:
    The best way to know if you’re ready to move forward is to get still (in whatever works for you), and listen. Listen to find any patterns in what you hear or sense.Advice:   
    Vulnerability isn’t something you do, it’s being honest with yourself about who you ARE. So, get to know YOU. Then you’ll be able to make decisions and take action based on who YOU are.

    Where to find Lisa Marie:
    Website:  Upside Thinking ™ | Upside Your Business & Your Life
    Facebook:  Lisa Marie Platske
    LinkedIn:  Lisa Marie Platske

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    30 Minute Free Consultation
    Health & Wellness: Plexus

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 109 - Happiness vs.Optimism

    Episode 109 - Happiness vs.Optimism

    What’s the difference between happiness and optimism (or intentional optimism), and can one exist without the other? Tune in and find out.
    Topics discussed in this episode:
    Happiness is a state of being, and optimism is a way of thinking. Happiness and Optimism are connected in such a way that they fuel each other. COMPLIMENTARY RESOURCE:
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    • 9 min
    Episode 108 - The Happiness Mentor, with Karyn Seitz

    Episode 108 - The Happiness Mentor, with Karyn Seitz

    Karyn Seitz is the Happiness Mentor and she empowers women to go from a lost sense of self to inner fulfillment & meaning so they can truly be happy and enjoy life. Everything you've been searching for is already in you - it just needs to be unlocked & awakened. Imagine finding true happiness and fulfillment - where you love the life you've got.  Karyn is an online course creator, teacher and thought leader in happiness.  
    Topics discussed in this episode:
    Leadership Principle: 
    Integrity:  
    1. Who you are when nobody is looking.
    2. Showing up as the person I say I am and doing the things I say I can do.
    Habits: 
    Morning routine:  Making myself important to me and showing myself that I value myself at the beginning of the day so I set myself to do it all day long.Green Flags:
    Have a desire and are open minded to taking responsibility.Look to yourself vs. pointing the finger at others.You feel called to get to know yourself and be the best version you can be.Advice:   
    Begin to normalize your experiences in life.  Don’t make everything a drama.Where to find Kary
    Website:  The Happiness Mentor
    Course:  Happiness Course - Awakened Grace
    Facebook:  The Art of Being a Happy Wife
    LinkedIn:  Karyn Seitz
    Become an Intentional Optimist!
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    30 Minute Free Consultation
    Health & Wellness: Plexus
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 107 - What A Good Coach Can Do For You

    Episode 107 - What A Good Coach Can Do For You

    There’s so much information out there about connections, mentors, sponsors, & coaches, it’s time to break it down and give you some guidelines on why it’s important to allow others to pour into your life, or support and guide you in your career, how to find them, what to ask for, and how to apply what they provide in order to grow.
    Topics discussed in this episode:
    Mentors, Sponsors and Coaches: 
    What role do they each play in your network? How is a Coach different from the sponsor and mentor? What types of Coaches are out there?How to determine if, or how, a coach could benefit you or your team.What a good coach can do for you.Become an Intentional Optimist!
    All my links
    30 Minute Free Consultation
    Health & Wellness: Plexus

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    • 17 min

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Positivity = Success

We all need this podcast for our life! I listened to the episode on the importance of having a coach and it couldn’t be more true. Love the short solo episodes and longer interview episodes that I can listen to when time allows.

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Positivity!

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