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How do I get promoted into a leadership role if I’ve never managed people before? How do I communicate with more confidence? How can I feel completely happy and fulfilled? Is it really possible to make that passion project into a profitable business? How can I have extraordinary relationships in my life? The Lead Your Life podcast is a combination of inspirational life-stories, personal development, and REAL conversations that will help you live, lead and work on purpose. Every week your host, Natalie Barron, will bring you a variety of thought leaders, insights, and resources that will inspire you to not only THINK differently, but DO things differently. If you are ready to be BOLD, step into your POWER, and live the life of your DREAMS, then join our community of life leaders by hitting subscribe and listening each week. Now is the time for you to “Lead your Life”, so you can love your life.

Lead Your Lif‪e‬ Natalie Barron

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

How do I get promoted into a leadership role if I’ve never managed people before? How do I communicate with more confidence? How can I feel completely happy and fulfilled? Is it really possible to make that passion project into a profitable business? How can I have extraordinary relationships in my life? The Lead Your Life podcast is a combination of inspirational life-stories, personal development, and REAL conversations that will help you live, lead and work on purpose. Every week your host, Natalie Barron, will bring you a variety of thought leaders, insights, and resources that will inspire you to not only THINK differently, but DO things differently. If you are ready to be BOLD, step into your POWER, and live the life of your DREAMS, then join our community of life leaders by hitting subscribe and listening each week. Now is the time for you to “Lead your Life”, so you can love your life.

    Surviving is Just the Beginning with Jenn Cochran

    Surviving is Just the Beginning with Jenn Cochran

    If someone told you today that your time is limited - what would you change? In today’s powerful episode, I invite TedX speaker, author, movement specialist, and cancer survivor, Jenn Cochran, to share her moving story of not only surviving cancer but what life can look like after treatment. We get into important issues like self-advocacy, prioritizing your health, and how to better support others with cancer from the time of initial diagnosis through to treatment and beyond. Join us as Jenn gets real about life as a cancer survivor and how important it is for women to slow down and listen to their bodies. 
    We dive into:
    [4:55] Jenn’s career background and finding her passion for movement work after a period of burnout [7:10] Working with cancer patients and survivors in her early days of teaching movement [8:20] A common theme among high-achieving women (and what we need to do to avoid this!) [9:00] Jenn shares about her cancer diagnosis at age 43 while in the best shape of her life [12:50] Why she never used the word “cancer” in the early days of telling her story [14:45] How she advocated for herself early on in her treatment [20:20] The role that doctors played in Jenn’s journey (and something to remember about them that might change your perspective!) [21:50] Why Jenn became a Lymphedema Therapist after treatment (and what that means)  [26:10] Her journey from diagnosis to surgery [26:25] The catalyst for Jenn’s 1st emotional response after diagnosis [28:50] How she felt after her bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction  [36:40] Jenn’s advice for responding well to a friend or loved one’s cancer diagnosis  [38:40] Why Jenn says that “surviving is just the beginning” [41:35] One BIG takeaway from Jenn (this one is so important!) [45:00] Her BIGGEST advice if you want to provide support for someone with a cancer diagnosis


    An important resource from Jen:  Asking for help is  HARD!  It doesn't have to be!  9 ways to ask for, give, and receive help. Here is the link:  http://bit.ly/tips2ask4help
     
    To continue the conversation with Jen, follow her here:
    https://Fitnessdesignsolutions.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejennifercochran/
     Facebook Group:  https://facebook.com/groups/survivingisjustthebeginning
     LinkedIn:  www.linkedin.com/in/jennifercochran
     
    Join the Women Leading Powerfully -  Leadership Lab 
    We hear from women everywhere a deep craving for more. More fulfillment in their career, more desire to have a clear vision for their future, more readiness to take charge of their leadership and grow personally and professionally.
    In this season of unknowns, the Leadership Lab offers women the opportunity to get certain. You will make choices and increase your impact in more meaningful ways than ever before.
     
    Here is what you will walk away with after 12 weeks of group coaching:
    -Clarity and Confidence around what YOU really want
    -Awareness of what gets in your way
    -A vision statement for you as a leader
    -Tools for taking action that gets you from where you are to where you want to be
    -An easy way to measure your progress and get unstuck as you move forward
     
    So, if you are looking to build life-long connections and be in a community of like-minded women that have the same goals, then reach out to Natalie at natalie@corecreationcoaching.com for a complimentary coaching call to see if the Leadership Lab is the next step in your personal and professional journey!
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    Do you love the Lead Your Life podcast? If the insights, interviews and real conversations we share in each episode help you step into your power, and have more confidence to “lead your life, so you can love your life”, then please head over to  ‎Lead Your Life on Apple Podcasts and subscribe to the show. If you leave us a rev

    • 47 min
    How to Uplevel Your Networking Game with Karen Cormier

    How to Uplevel Your Networking Game with Karen Cormier

    Have you been thinking about taking that next step in your career? Maybe you have a passion project that really lights you up, but has been sitting on the back burner? In today’s show, I talk to the franchise owner of TEAM and the queen of networking, Karen Cormier, about why NOW is the time to invest in your dreams and build a referral network. We discuss why building a referral network for yourself, no matter what type of career you’re in (even if you are still in corporate!) is vitally important. Ready to uplevel your networking game? Then, let’s go to the show!
    We dive into:
     [4:55] Karen’s journey to becoming a networking guru and franchise owner of TEAM [8:30] What TEAM is and the powerful ways it is connecting people [12:00] Why you should spend time and effort building a referral network (especially in the times of Covid!) [15:00] One of the BIGGEST benefits of what TEAM provides [16:50] Some reasons why you may be resistant to networking (and how to bust through that block!) [17:20] The important tools that you can gain by getting involved in TEAM [20:00] Some TOP TIPS about how to network well [24:00] How Covid affected Karen’s business and how she pivoted from in-person trainings to remote [30:40] Why NOW is the time to build a referral network (even if you are still working in corporate!) [32:40] Some powerful advice from Karen on the art of networking [35:45] Why networking is a long game worth playing [37:20] A fun story from Karen that might surprise you  
    To reach out and learn more about TEAM Referral Network, contact Karen in the following places:
    Phone:  (818) 618-8867
    Email: Karen@karencormier.com
    FB:  facebook.com/karensteam or facebook.com/karenbarrcormier
    LinkedIn: Linkedin.com/in/1karencormier
    Instagram: Instagram.com/karenbarrcormier/
    Twitter: dreambig2
     
    Join the Women Leading Powerfully -  Leadership Lab 
    We hear from women everywhere a deep craving for more. More fulfillment in their career, more desire to have a clear vision for their future, more readiness to take charge of their leadership and grow personally and professionally.
    In this season of unknowns, the Leadership Lab offers women the opportunity to get certain. You will make choices and increase your impact in more meaningful ways than ever before.
    Here is what you will walk away with after 12 weeks of group coaching:
    -Clarity and Confidence around what YOU really want
    -Awareness of what gets in your way
    -A vision statement for you as a leader
    -Tools for taking action that gets you from where you are to where you want to be
    -An easy way to measure your progress and get unstuck as you move forward
     
    So, if you are looking to build life-long connections and be in a community of like-minded women that have the same goals, then reach out to Natalie at natalie@corecreationcoaching.com for a complimentary coaching call to see if the Leadership Lab is the next step in your personal and professional journey!
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    Love the show? Let us know!
    Do you love the Lead Your Life podcast? If the insights, interviews and real conversations we share in each episode help you step into your power, and have more confidence to “lead your life, so you can love your life”, then please head over to  ‎Lead Your Life on Apple Podcasts and subscribe to the show. If you leave us a review, you might win one of our monthly prizes!
    Join the Women Leading Powerfully Community!
    Would you like to join a community of high-achieving women that are supporting each other to play a bigger game, have a bigger impact, and live a more fulfilled life? Join us in the Women Leading Powerfully Facebook Group.  This free, private community is for strong, supportive, determined, badass women who are leading their lives at home and in the workplace. 
    If you’re ready to take your life and your business to the

    • 40 min
    Trusting Uncomfortable Action with Bridgette McCarville

    Trusting Uncomfortable Action with Bridgette McCarville

    When you think about taking any kind of action toward something in your life or career, does your mind jump to what could go wrong or how you could fail? If this sounds like you, don’t worry - you are not alone! But there is a way to quiet those inner voices that are sabotaging you. In today’s episode, I talk to marketing powerhouse and Leadership Lab Alumni, Bridgette McCarville, about her experience in the Women Leading Powerfully Leadership Lab and how taking uncomfortable action has led her to feel less stuck and ready to take the next step in her life and career. 
     
    We dive into:
    [7:10] Bridgette’s background in advertising and marketing and managing high profile, high-risk accounts [8:15] Landing a global soft drink account in New York City in her 20’s [10:05] Her experience in entertainment marketing and the skills needed to excel [13:15] Why Bridgette intentionally pushed pause in her career [14:50] What really prompted her to jump in and sign up for the Leadership Lab [18:20] Feeling stuck in her career and the goals Bridgette wanted to achieve in her 12 weeks in the program [20:25] Why she says that the program “put the air back in her tires” [21:30] Some common reasons women join the Leadership Lab [22:40] The advantages Bridgette got from the 1:1 coaching piece of the program [25:25] Making the decision to pivot her career [27:00] The changes that have come from getting comfortable with taking uncomfortable action [28:45] Why you do not need the confidence BEFORE taking the action [31:30] The mindset shift that allowed her to get clear on her strengths and weaknesses [33:00] What Bridgette calls “the secret sauce” of the Leadership Lab [39:35] The things she is celebrating now after her time in the program [41:00] Some of her experiences from participating in our mastermind group [44:05] Advice from Bridgette if you are feeling some hesitation around investing in yourself  
    Join the Women Leading Powerfully -  Leadership Lab 
    We hear from women everywhere a deep craving for more. More fulfillment in their career, more desire to have a clear vision for their future, more readiness to take charge of their leadership and grow personally and professionally.
    In this season of unknowns, the Leadership Lab offers women the opportunity to get certain. You will make choices and increase your impact in more meaningful ways than ever before.
    Here is what you will walk away with after 12 weeks of group coaching:
    -Clarity and Confidence around what YOU really want
    -Awareness of what gets in your way
    -A vision statement for you as a leader
    -Tools for taking action that gets you from where you are to where you want to be
    -An easy way to measure your progress and get unstuck as you move forward
    So, if you are looking to build life-long connections and be in a community of like-minded women that have the same goals, then reach out to Natalie at natalie@corecreationcoaching.com for a complimentary coaching call to see if the Leadership Lab is the next step in your personal and professional journey!
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    Love the show? Let us know!
    Do you love the Lead Your Life podcast? If the insights, interviews and real conversations we share in each episode help you step into your power, and have more confidence to “lead your life, so you can love your life”, then please head over to  ‎Lead Your Life on Apple Podcasts and subscribe to the show. If you leave us a review, you might win one of our monthly prizes!
    Join the Women Leading Powerfully Community!
    Would you like to join a community of high-achieving women that are supporting each other to play a bigger game, have a bigger impact, and live a more fulfilled life? Join us in the Women Leading Powerfully Facebook Group.  This free, private community is for strong, supportive, determined, badass women who are leading the

    • 47 min
    Special One Year Podiversary Episode: Patrick Dancy Interviews Me

    Special One Year Podiversary Episode: Patrick Dancy Interviews Me

    Are you doing what lights your soul on fire? If not, is there ever going to be a better time for it? In today’s episode, we celebrate one year of the podcast with a special interview! My dear friend, actor, and entrepreneur, Patrick Dancy, interviews me about my path to entrepreneurship and my personal journey to finding my purpose and doing what truly lights me up.
    We dive into:
    [4:20] A look at my humble upbringing and how it impacted my journey [6:20] Why I see myself as an intimate extrovert [8:00] An impactful moment I had as a child around financial struggle [10:15] My first entrepreneurial experiences as a kid (and why I was the only girl!) [13:00] The BEST job I had in high school and how it aligned with my values [13:35] Why I never had a summer off as a kid [15:40] Being the first in my family to go to college (and why USC wasn’t a good fit) [19:00] A determining moment at a career fair and how it landed me my 27-year corporate job [24:30] Pivoting my big career goals to focus more on family [27:05] An IMPORTANT question from my husband that changed everything! [31:15] How a pole dancing class changed my life [35:00] Working through the guilt of asking for a divorce and how it conflicted with my #1 core value [38:45] What I had to realize about safety and security to realize my dreams of entrepreneurship [43:20] How I dealt with jumping off the corporate cliff after 27 years! [46:25] The development of the Women Leading Powerfully Leadership Lab [50:45] One of the MOST COMMON struggles that holds women back from pursuing their dreams [53:45] My personal goal over the next ten years and how I am going to see it through!  
    Connect with Patrick: https://www.instagram.com/patrick_dancy/?hl=en
    Join the Women Leading Powerfully -  Leadership Lab 
    We hear from women everywhere a deep craving for more. More fulfillment in their career, more desire to have a clear vision for their future, more readiness to take charge of their leadership and grow personally and professionally.
    In this season of unknowns, the Leadership Lab offers women the opportunity to get certain. You will make choices and increase your impact in more meaningful ways than ever before.
    Here is what you will walk away with after 12 weeks of group coaching:
    -Clarity and Confidence around what YOU really want
    -Awareness of what gets in your way
    -A vision statement for you as a leader
    -Tools for taking action that gets you from where you are to where you want to be
    -An easy way to measure your progress and get unstuck as you move forward
    So, if you are looking to build life-long connections and be in a community of like-minded women that have the same goals, then reach out to Natalie at natalie@corecreationcoaching.com for a complimentary coaching call to see if the Leadership Lab is the next step in your personal and professional journey!
     
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    Love the show? Let us know!
    Do you love the Lead Your Life podcast? If the insights, interviews and real conversations we share in each episode help you step into your power, and have more confidence to “lead your life, so you can love your life”, then please head over to  ‎Lead Your Life on Apple Podcasts and subscribe to the show. If you leave us a review, you might win one of our monthly prizes!
    Join the Women Leading Powerfully Community!
    Would you like to join a community of high-achieving women that are supporting each other to play a bigger game, have a bigger impact, and live a more fulfilled life? Join us in the Women Leading Powerfully Facebook Group.  This free, private community is for strong, supportive, determined, badass women who are leading their lives at home and in the workplace. 
    If you’re ready to take your life and your business to the next level, join us in this exclusive and amazing community of women today!

    • 58 min
    Influencing for Impact with CHLA’s Dawn Wilcox

    Influencing for Impact with CHLA’s Dawn Wilcox

    Being of service and making an impact in our community can elevate our lives and our careers in such beautiful ways. In today’s episode, I invite the Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Dawn Wilcox, to talk about her leadership journey and how her passion for philanthropy has shaped her life and the lives of others. Join us as we discuss how Dawn is helping change lives through the powerful mission of creating hope and healthier futures for all children and how you can impact your community through harnessing your own powerful and intentional leadership. 
    We dive into:
    [4:35] The BIGGEST thing that Dawn learned from her educational journey [6:50] Her journey to helping non-profits and corporations create philanthropic platforms [7:50] Starting her work at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and her passion for raising awareness [9:10] Dawn’s core values and how they influence her life and career [10:50] A look at the work CHLA does and the focus on a philanthropic mission  [12:55] How being a mother has impacted her and her work at the hospital [16:30] A powerful first-hand story from Dawn’s work at CHLA [23:35] The 3 BIG things that fundraisers rely on (and how Covid tested that strategy during 2020) [25:10] The #1 thing that made the fundraising efforts successful in 2020 and how this applies to relationships and leadership [30:45] Ways for YOU to donate or get involved in the Children’s Hospital efforts [32:40] The BIGGEST gift Dawn’s first boss ever gave her and how it shaped her leadership [35:25] A practice that she implements in her professional career that actually led to her job at CHLA! [37:10] Dawn’s advice for dealing with unmet expectations as a leader [44:35] One important way you could be holding yourself back from professional development [48:00] Dawn’s dream for the future and why philanthropy is at the forefront


    If you were inspired by the episode and would like to make a donation to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to help kids and families, then visit www.chla.org to learn more.  You can also reach out directly to Dawn Wilcox here:
     
    @dawnmwilcoxonInstagram 
    @dmwprgirlonTwitter
    @dawnwilcoxonLinkedIn 
    dwilcox@chla.usc.edu
     
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    Join the Women Leading Powerfully -  Leadership Lab 
    We hear from women everywhere a deep craving for more. More fulfillment in their career, more desire to have a clear vision for their future, more readiness to take
    charge of their leadership and grow personally and professionally.
     
    In this season of unknowns, the Leadership Lab offers women the opportunity to get certain. You will make choices and increase your impact in more meaningful ways than
    ever before.
     
    Here is what you will walk away with after 12 weeks of group coaching:
     
    -Clarity and Confidence around what YOU really want
    -Awareness of what gets in your way
    -A vision statement for you as a leader
    -Tools for taking action that gets you from where you are to where you want to be
    -An easy way to measure your progress and get unstuck as you move forward
     
    So, if you are looking to build life-long connections and be in a community of like-minded women that have the same goals, then reach out to Natalie at natalie@corecreationcoaching.com for a complimentary coaching call to see if the Leadership Lab is the next step in your personal and professional journey!

    • 51 min
    Taking Unfailed Action

    Taking Unfailed Action

    What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? I know at times it can seem impossible to just go for it, but don’t worry - I have the cure for being stuck in inaction! In today’s episode, I discuss all the things that can get in the way of achieving our goals and share my top tips for taking unfailed actions toward them so you can unleash your genius on the world and make all your dreams come true this year!
    I dive into:
    [3:50] The BIGGEST barrier that stands in the way of you reaching your goals [5:15] Some reasons why you might not be taking action toward your dreams [8:20] How social media could be contributing to your feeling of being stuck [9:50] Why you have to STOP putting limitations on yourself and your dreams! [11:05] Several stories to inspire you that it’s never too late to go all-in on your dreams [15:30] How your failures are setting you up for future success [16:10] What to do if you have a fear of taking risks so you can start taking action TODAY! [18:00] The secret to building self-confidence (hint: it’s not about evidence!) [18:45] One of the BIGGEST excuses for inaction that could be keeping you stuck [24:15] How impatience might be holding you back from achieving your goals [26:00] The Self Discrepancy Theory and how you can use it to avoid regret [29:10] A practical, small step you can take RIGHT NOW toward your big dreams!


    Join the Women Leading Powerfully -  Leadership Lab 
    We hear from women everywhere a deep craving for more. More fulfillment in their career, more desire to have a clear vision for their future, more readiness to take
    charge of their leadership and grow personally and professionally.
     
    In this season of unknowns, the Leadership Lab offers women the opportunity to get certain. You will make choices and increase your impact in more meaningful ways than
    ever before.
     
    Here is what you will walk away with after 12 weeks of group coaching:
     
    -Clarity and Confidence around what YOU really want
    -Awareness of what gets in your way
    -A vision statement for you as a leader
    -Tools for taking action that gets you from where you are to where you want to be
    -An easy way to measure your progress and get unstuck as you move forward
     
    So, if you are looking to build life-long connections and be in a community of like-minded women that have the same goals, then reach out to Natalie at natalie@corecreationcoaching.com for a complimentary coaching call to see if the Leadership Lab is the next step in your personal and professional journey!
     
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    Love the show? Let us know!
    Do you love the Lead Your Life podcast? If the insights, interviews and real conversations we share in each episode help you step into your power, and have more confidence to “lead your life, so you can love your life”, then please head over to  ‎Lead Your Life on Apple Podcasts and subscribe to the show. If you leave us a review, you might win one of our monthly prizes!
    Join the Women Leading Powerfully Community!
    Would you like to join a community of high-achieving women that are supporting each other to play a bigger game, have a bigger impact, and live a more fulfilled life? Join us in the Women Leading Powerfully Facebook Group.  This free, private community is for strong, supportive, determined, badass women who are leading their lives at home and in the workplace. 
    If you’re ready to take your life and your business to the next level, join us in this exclusive and amazing community of women today!

    • 32 min

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38 Ratings

itsme.nikimarie ,

Great episode!

Wow, this episode really spoke to me! Thanks for encouraging us to take these uncomfortable actions!

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Where grace and passion collide

Natalie is a fabulous podcast host. It was a joy to be on her show and to share in the tide that lifts others. I highly recommend her podcast!

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Leadership Lessons

Good perspectives from people experienced in their fields. I enjoyed the episode with Sabina Anthony and found it very helpful when she mentioned her three tips to navigate through all the emotional turmoil of 2020. I highly recommend this podcast.

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