50 episodes

The podcast for confident professionals to help move through overwhelm, burnout and self-doubt by sharing actionable strategies and practical steps that can have an immediate impact.

With a mix of solo and guest episodes you will get everything I've learned and applied over the last 13 years that has enabled me to create an extremely successful HR career and since then a profitable and thriving business while blending it all with everyday life and motherhood.

I have also coached and empowered over 150+ clients through one-on-one coaching and group programmes to transform their lives and careers using these strategies and tools to confidently thrive as their best selves, and now I want you to have access to all of the goods too!

This is a perfect spot if you're new to your career, a seasoned professional or aspiring into people leadership and want to Lead with Less so you can live and work with more confidence, clarity and energy. 🤨

Lead with Less Tash Pieterse

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The podcast for confident professionals to help move through overwhelm, burnout and self-doubt by sharing actionable strategies and practical steps that can have an immediate impact.

With a mix of solo and guest episodes you will get everything I've learned and applied over the last 13 years that has enabled me to create an extremely successful HR career and since then a profitable and thriving business while blending it all with everyday life and motherhood.

I have also coached and empowered over 150+ clients through one-on-one coaching and group programmes to transform their lives and careers using these strategies and tools to confidently thrive as their best selves, and now I want you to have access to all of the goods too!

This is a perfect spot if you're new to your career, a seasoned professional or aspiring into people leadership and want to Lead with Less so you can live and work with more confidence, clarity and energy. 🤨

    EP 49. 5 Must Do's to Taking Your Next Career Step

    EP 49. 5 Must Do's to Taking Your Next Career Step

    This week I share five essential steps to take before making your next career move, with an emphasis on being intentional in your decision-making and understanding your strengths and gaps.

    Becoming an effective leader involves assessing your readiness, developing your value pitch, outlining an action plan, and networking to build your personal brand. Networking and personal branding are key to unlocking more career opportunities and showcasing how you want to be seen and known. I dive into all of this in the episode, and introduce a really great quiz that you can take to assess if you’re ready to step into a leadership role.

    In this episode, you will learn:


    Five essential steps to take before making your next career move
    Why leadership should be an intentional choice, not an accidental movement
    How to cultivate necessary skills for leadership
    The importance of considering how you want to be known as a leader and the impact you want to have on others
    How you can unlock more career opportunities through networking and personal branding
    How to intentionally showcase your desired image, build awareness, authority, and credibility

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    What were your key takeaways from this episode? I would love to know. Feel free to get in touch with me via Instagram or LinkedIn. Also, if you know someone else would benefit from listening to this week’s episode, please pass it on.

    Resources Mentioned:EP3 - Unleash Your Awesome by Using Your Strengths with Daria WilliamsonEP47 - How to Stand Out From Everyone Else‘Are You Ready to Step Into a Leadership Role?’

    Success Sessions: Success Sessions have officially kicked off! This is a free monthly workshop for ambitious and skilled professionals like you. Do you want to enhance your thinking, grow your influence, strengthen your relationships, and effectively show up in both your professional and personal life? Join me for the next one HERE.

    Connect with me:Website: tashpieterse.com Instagram: @tash_pieterse LinkedIn: tashpieterse

    Are you enjoying the Lead With Less podcast? You can leave a review on Apple or Spotify, or submit a question in the Q&A section on Spotify and we’ll get back to you!

    • 29 min
    EP 48. Mid Year Success Check-in: How Are You Doing?

    EP 48. Mid Year Success Check-in: How Are You Doing?

    Can you believe we are already halfway through the year?! Now is the perfect time to reflect and reset for the remainder of 2024. This week, I discuss how examining emotions, mindset shifts, and successes can provide valuable information to guide your thoughts and focus moving forward.

    I will cover strategies for staying on track, including mindset reminders, reframing negative thoughts, and leveraging support and accountability. I will also provide you with prompts throughout the episode for reflection, AND I have a special offer for listeners to help you achieve your goals.In this episode, you will learn:


    How to align goals and intentions with desired feelings
    How you can use challenges and unsettling experiences as information to guide you
    The importance of celebrating successes, both big and small
    What you need to do first when setting goals
    How to set yourself up for success
    Ways to reframe negative thoughts and leverage support to stay on track

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    I would love to know if this episode helped you to reflect and reset. Feel free to get in touch with me via Instagram or LinkedIn. Also, if you know someone else would benefit from listening to this week’s episode, please pass it on.

    Resources Mentioned:EP45 - 3 Keys for a Success Mindset

    Success Kick Start:If you’re unsure how to move forward with your vision or goals for the rest of 2024, check out my success kickstart offer. It includes a 75-minute coaching session and two weeks of ongoing coaching support. Find out more HERE. 

    Success Sessions: Success Sessions have officially kicked off! This is a free monthly workshop for ambitious and skilled professionals like you. Do you want to enhance your thinking, grow your influence, strengthen your relationships, and effectively show up in both your professional and personal life? Join me for the next one HERE.

    Connect with me:Website: tashpieterse.com Instagram: @tash_pieterse LinkedIn: tashpieterse

    Are you enjoying the Lead With Less podcast? You can leave a review on Apple or Spotify, or submit a question in the Q&A section on Spotify and we’ll get back to you!

    • 26 min
    EP 47. How to Stand Out from Everyone Else

    EP 47. How to Stand Out from Everyone Else

    In this week’s episode, I share insights on how professionals like you can stand out from everyone else and remain valuable, especially given the rise of AI.

    I cover the importance of developing critical thinking, problem-solving, and self-management skills that AI cannot easily replicate and introduce a value pitch framework to help you recognise and leverage your unique genius strengths, perspectives, and ability to deliver impactful results.

    In this episode, you will learn:


    What standing out really means and why it’s more important than ever
    How to develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and self-management skills that AI cannot replicate
    My value pitch framework that helps you stand out amongst the rest
    Ways to identify and focus on your genius strengths to deliver great results
    How to own your unique perspectives and mindset to add immense value to projects
    How to create an impactful value pitch to stand out and advance your career

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    What was your key takeaway from this episode? I would love to hear from you. Feel free to get in touch with me via Instagram or LinkedIn. Also, if you know someone else would benefit from listening to this week’s episode, please pass it on.

    Resources Mentioned:EP3 - Unleash Your Awesome by Using Your Strengths with Daria WilliamsonEP4 - The Mindset Reset: Rewiring Your Thinking for Positive Change

    Sign up: V.I.P Leaders Programme

    Success Sessions: Success Sessions have officially kicked off! This is a free monthly workshop for ambitious and skilled professionals like you. Do you want to enhance your thinking, grow your influence, strengthen your relationships, and effectively show up in both your professional and personal life? Join me for the next one HERE.

    Connect with me:Website: tashpieterse.com Instagram: @tash_pieterse LinkedIn: tashpieterse

    Are you enjoying the Lead With Less podcast? You can leave a review on Apple or Spotify, or submit a question in the Q&A section on Spotify and we’ll get back to you!

    • 21 min
    EP 46. Taking Charge of Your Career with Richard Westney

    EP 46. Taking Charge of Your Career with Richard Westney

    This week, I am joined by Richard Westney, a seasoned HR professional with over twenty years of experience. We discuss the importance of mentorship in career development, when and how professionals should seek out mentors, how you can take ownership of your career path, and more.Richard shares insights from his extensive career journey, which includes working with a diverse range of industries and roles across multiple countries. You’ll get his top tips for how to proactively manage your career trajectory and leverage mentorship as a tool for growth and advancement, as well as gain practical strategies for initiating mentorship connections, whether within or outside your current workplace.In this episode you will also learn:


    What mentorship is and how it empowers career growth
    The foundations of a successful mentoring relationship
    How to seek out the right mentorships for you
    What impact talent development programs have on organisations
    Why it’s important to advocate for your development needs within the workplace

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    We would love to know what you thought of this episode. Feel free to get in touch with me via Instagram or LinkedIn, or if you wish to reach out to Richard please use the links below. If you know someone else would benefit from listening to this week’s episode, please pass it on.

    Are you enjoying the Lead With Less podcast? You can leave a review on Apple or Spotify, or submit a question in the Q&A section on Spotify and we’ll get back to you!

    Sign up: V.I.P Leaders Programme

    Success Sessions: Success Sessions have officially kicked off! This is a free monthly workshop for ambitious and skilled professionals like you. Do you want to enhance your thinking, grow your influence, strengthen your relationships, and effectively show up in both your professional and personal life? Join me for the next one HERE.

    Connect with Richard:Blog: www.hrmannz.co.nzLinkedIn: Richard WestneyTwitter: HRManNZ

    Connect with me:  Website: tashpieterse.com Instagram: @tash_pieterse LinkedIn: tashpieterse

    • 48 min
    EP 45. 3 Keys for a Success Mindset

    EP 45. 3 Keys for a Success Mindset

    With the inundation of external influences from social media, news, and everyday conversations, it's easy to let our minds wander aimlessly. By intentionally directing our thoughts and focusing on what we want to experience, we can regain control and create resilience.This week I discuss why setting up our mindset is critical and explore three simple keys to feeling more successful, regardless of external circumstances.In this episode you will learn:


    How your brain highlights what you focus on
    Strategies for directing your mindset towards what you want to experience
    What ‘bright spotting’ is and how it helps you foster creativity and problem-solving
    Practical techniques for setting clear intentions
    Ways you can positively influence areas of your life
    How to let go of situations that drain energy or hinder progress
    Ways you can cultivate resilience
    The potential long-term benefits of adopting a success mindset

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    What was your key takeaway from this episode? I would love to hear from you. Feel free to get in touch with me via Instagram or LinkedIn. Also, if you know someone else would benefit from listening to this week’s episode, please pass it on.

    Success Sessions: Success Sessions have officially kicked off! This is a free monthly workshop for ambitious and skilled professionals like you. Do you want to enhance your thinking, grow your influence, strengthen your relationships, and effectively show up in both your professional and personal life? Join me for the next one HERE.

    Connect with me:  Website: tashpieterse.com Instagram: @tash_pieterse LinkedIn: tashpieterse

    Are you enjoying the Lead With Less podcast? You can leave a review on Apple or Spotify, or submit a question in the Q&A section on Spotify and we’ll get back to you!

    • 22 min
    EP 44. How to Say Yes that Actually Supports YOU

    EP 44. How to Say Yes that Actually Supports YOU

    While saying “no” is frequently emphasised in discussions about boundaries, in this week’s episode I talk about the often overlooked art of saying “yes”, and explore a more nuanced approach to both. Drawing insights from works like ‘The Coaching Habit’ by Michael Stanier and ‘Essentialism’ by Greg McKeown, I share a strategy that fosters alignment with personal values and goals.Mastering the art of saying “yes” and “no” is essential for personal and professional growth. By aligning your decisions with your values and goals, you can navigate life's complexities with confidence and clarity.In this episode you will learn:


    The strategic importance of saying “yes” and “no”
    Why clarifying questions are key for making aligned decisions
    What to do before committing to a “yes”
    How to say a “yes” that supports you
    What you can do to say “no” effectively
    Ways to navigate difficult conversations with ease

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    Was this episode helpful? I’d love to hear your feedback and what stood out for you the most. Feel free to get in touch with me via Instagram or LinkedIn. Also, if you know someone else would benefit from listening to this week’s episode, please pass it on.

    Success Sessions: Are you interested in my free monthly Success Session workshops? Find out more HEREConnect with me:Website: tashpieterse.com Instagram: @tash_pieterse LinkedIn: tashpieterse

    Are you enjoying the Lead With Less podcast? You can leave a review on Apple or Spotify, or submit a question in the Q&A section on Spotify and we’ll get back to you!

    • 27 min

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