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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.

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 106 - Understand What You Need, with Limor Bergman Gross

    Episode 106 - Understand What You Need, with Limor Bergman Gross

    Limor Bergman Gross has been working in the tech industry for over 20 years, so she knows firsthand how it is to be a woman in a very male dominated field.  After years in the US, she moved to her home country and decided to focus on her passion for supporting women’s career growth in tech.  From one-on-one coaching to personal branding on LinkedIn, Limor is here to help.
    Topics discussed in this episode:
    Leadership Principle:   Lead with humility and authenticity.  
    Habits: 
    Exercise - almost daily - taking care of the body helps keep everything balanced.Taking care of yourself first allows you to stay authentic by taking care of the most valuable resource we have.Green Flags:
    Find a good mentorFind a good coachKnow the differenceAdvice:   
    Start looking at people you already know and see if any of them can help you.Personal connection is important.Passion is supporting women.Where to find Limor:
    Website:  Limor Bergman Gross
    Podcast: Women in Leadership in a Male Dominated Industry with Limor Bergman Gross - Ciircles
    LinkedIn:  Limor Bergman
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    • 54 min
    Episode 105 - All The Pretty Planners

    Episode 105 - All The Pretty Planners

    Today it’s time to look at where we are and where we’re going.  This week starts the 4th quarter of the year.  Can you believe it?  So let’s start looking at 2023.
    Topics discussed in this episode:
    Why Make A PlanWhat Makes a Good PlanTools to Help You Execute Your PlanDownload the Free Resource: Andrea’s Favorite Planning & Productivity Tools
    Become an Intentional Optimist!
    All my links
    30 Minute Free Consultation
    Health & Wellness: Plexus
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    • 19 min
    Episode 104 - Lose the Chaos, with Tabatha Perry

    Episode 104 - Lose the Chaos, with Tabatha Perry

    Tabatha Perry is the ultimate go to person for the woman who wants to get her daily life on track.  With over 15 years of experience in the criminal justice system and a master's in social work, Tabatha is a Life Coach who helps women find their direction.  She helps women understand that creating simple and small edits in their own daily lives can help you thrive personally and professionally.  Tabatha believes that everyone has a story and has value. Everyone. And she wants THEM to see that, too. That’s right, that means you too. 
    Topics discussed in this episode:
    Leadership Principle: 
    Just Show Up - You may not know what to say or how to do it, and you don't feel equipped - just show up.  It makes the biggest impact.
    Habits: 
    Weekly PlanningSchedule “Jammy Days”Invite other couples to schedule “dates” via calendar link Green Flags:
    Be willing to try something even if it might fail?Keep showing up.Advice:   
    Write it down! You’re more likely to do it, and you’ll remind yourself.Make a statement of ‘I AM”Don’t forget what inspired you to start.Where to find Tabatha
    Website:  Tabatha Perry Life Coach
    Podcast:  Tabatha Perry Life Coach
    Facebook:  Tabatha Perry, LifeCoach
    Instagram:  @tabathaperrylifecoach
    LinkedIn:  Tabatha Perry
    Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want
    by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy
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    30 Minute Free Consultation
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 103 - Personal Responsibility as Self Care

    Episode 103 - Personal Responsibility as Self Care

    Today we take a personal deep dive into some topics I’ve only heard surface information about, because I was busy working, with a side-hustle, and (to be honest) there are some topics that are just, well, hard.  Let’s dig into these together as we learn how to care for ourselves by taking Personal Responsibility.
    Topics discussed in this episode:
    How to own your ‘stuff’ and be able to let it go.
    Understanding boundariesOwn your issuesQuestions to ask yourself:
    How well defined are your boundaries?In what areas of your life do you need to take personal responsibility?What issues do you have that need to find a place on a shelf and do you need help with that?Become an Intentional Optimist!
    All my links 
    30 Minute Free Consultation
    Health & Wellness: Plexus
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    • 9 min
    Episode 102 - Radical Responsibility, with Marsha Vanwynsberghe

    Episode 102 - Radical Responsibility, with Marsha Vanwynsberghe

    After spending 28 years as a Kinesiologist and Personal Trainer coaching and mentoring people on how to make both physical and emotional transformations of their bodies and lives, she underwent a major life and family crisis.  After navigating herself and her family through that process she now shares those lessons with others.  Marsha’s deepest passion is to help others not feel alone or isolated and to let go of shame, blame and guilt while learning to care for themselves in the middle of chaos.  
    Topics discussed in this episode:
    Leadership Principle:  Everything I was learning was happening FOR me.  
    Habits: 
    Make one small change at a time and then layer onGreen Flags:
    Look for the spots of joy or happiness - that’s where you start.Can you see what’s working?  How can it be better?Regardless of circumstances, how can I change my story?Advice:   
    Stop living in the external - all the answers are inside.Do it for you - not for anybody else.Be HONEST to yourself and ask the “what if” questionsWhere to find Marsha
    Podcast #1:  Own Your Choices Own Your Life
    Podcast #2:  Every Body Holds A Story
    Website: Marsha Vanwynsberghe
    Instagram:  @marshavanw
    Facebook:  Marsha Vanwynsberghe
    LinkedIn:  Marsha Vanwynsberghe
    Become an Intentional Optimist!
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    30 Minute Free Consultation
    Health & Wellness: Plexus
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    • 44 min
    Episode 101 - What Happens When the Dog Catches the Car

    Episode 101 - What Happens When the Dog Catches the Car

    In today’s episode, we look at self sabotage.  Why we are afraid to succeed, and how we can learn to short-circuit those terrible little cycles inside our heads that keep us from achieving what we are both capable of, and created for.

    Topics discussed in this episode:
    Self sabotage - is it the fear of success or is it something else?
    Fear of being seen / knownFear of failing or being discovered as a fraudFear of rejection or not meeting expectationsFear of scarcity - not having enough money to pay my billsSuccess pathways:
    Disrupt the cycle - do something drastic or different.Put one foot in front of the other.Remember who else is invested and make it about them instead of youBeing accountable to others.  Don’t live on an island alone - listen to those who have been there and support you.Become an Intentional Optimist!
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    30 Minute Free Consultation
    Health & Wellness: Plexus
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    • 20 min

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Consistency, doing what you say you're going to do and looking at weight as taking care of your body and your health!
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