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Hi, I'm Nina Simonds and I love having REAL conversations with people who inspire me. In my 20+ years as a leadership and relationship coach I experience the most flow when I am learning in community with others. Let's Get Real is a place where my guests and I explore personal experiences that have been catalysts for our own growth. We also explore and share some of the tools that help us see others more fully and give us the confidence to lead and love well.

Let's Get Real Nina Simonds, PCC

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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Hi, I'm Nina Simonds and I love having REAL conversations with people who inspire me. In my 20+ years as a leadership and relationship coach I experience the most flow when I am learning in community with others. Let's Get Real is a place where my guests and I explore personal experiences that have been catalysts for our own growth. We also explore and share some of the tools that help us see others more fully and give us the confidence to lead and love well.

    Leadership Presence

    Leadership Presence

    Clients often come to me focused on learning tactics or strategies for being a better leader.   What I have learned over time is that effective leadership is as much about who you are being, your presence, as what you are doing and what you produce or accomplish.  Still there are a few misconception of what presence is and how to develop it. In this quick take,  I share the three critical access points for an effective and compelling leadership presence. 

    One-Moment Meditation 




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    • 11 min
    Resilience Inside & Out

    Resilience Inside & Out

    Sharmin Banu is an executive coach and the former president of the Washington State Chapter of International Coach Federation.   She is also the Pacific Regional Lead for Braver Angels, a grassroots organizations that seeks to depolarize American politics.   Sharmin shared candidly about a time when she moved from self doubt to self confidence.   We also explored how my cultural bias affected our collegial relationship.  Sharmin walked through an approach to being more empathetic with those who have different beliefs than our own. 

    Braver Angels
    Greenleaf Coaching
    Nina Simonds Coaching 
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    Four Mindsets for Greater Empathy

    Four Mindsets for Greater Empathy

    Nina shares four ways of being that cultivate empathy.  It's easy to focus on techniques and skills for building empathy. Your mindset and way of approaching others is equally important in being able to step into someone else’s shoes.  In this bite-sized episode Nina defines empathy and walks through the four mindsets that matter most for truly understanding and caring about others.   

    Satya Nadella on The Power of Empathy
    Microsoft's Cultural Transformation
    Design Thinking 


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    • 14 min
    Creative Expression with Abigail Morgan Prout

    Creative Expression with Abigail Morgan Prout

    Abigail Morgan Prout is a professional leadership coach and a midwife for emerging patterns toward a more feminine-forward leadership.  She is the author of a new collection of poetry - Walk Deep. In this conversation Abigail and I explored how writing fuels reflection and self awareness.  Abigail shared her passion for the written word, her accidental discovery of her own inner poet, and poets who inspire her  We also talked about how poetry gives us new language for not only our own experience but the times we live in.

    Walk Deep by Abigail Morgan Prout
    Amanda Gorman
    David Whyte
    Ada Limon
    Mary Oliver
    Ta-Nahisi Coates
    Poetry Unbound 
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    • 41 min
    Authenticity at Work with Jenny Leman

    Authenticity at Work with Jenny Leman

    Jenny Leman is the President at CareerPlug, a software and service company that makes hiring easier for small and mid-size businesses.  Native to Texas, Jenny graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004 and joined CareerPlug in 2017.   She works to build healthy and scalable internal systems to equip and empower the CareerPlug teams to bring the best for their clients.   In this conversation,  Jenny and I explored the trending topic of Quiet Quitting and what is most foundational in creating a workplace culture where people will thrive. Jenny also shared what identities matter most to her and what makes inner work so crucial to healthy and effective leadership.  The two of us also riffed about the power of tools such as The Hoffman Process and non-violent communication for creating personal and relational  transformation. 

    CareerPlug

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    Quiet Quitting

    The Hoffman Process

    Non-violent Communication 


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    • 43 min
    Mastering your Inner Critic

    Mastering your Inner Critic

    I share one of the essential tools for self-mastery - understanding the difference between your inner critic and your true nature.  This is the first of several conversations I will be having directly with our listeners.   

    Soul without Shame

    Mindfulness and the Ego 
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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Sharmin Banu ,

Deep and engaging

This is a very high quality podcast. The topics and the speakers are very relevant, the flow is smooth yet meaningful. There are no awkward pauses or turns. I am so glad Nina is giving her talent and focus for this important work serving the crucial need of our time.

RickBerman1957 ,

Impactful!

Thank you for your breadth and depth of the IMPORTANT topics!

Lynn Abate-Johnson ,

Tina Meyers Brings The Goods To This Conversation

When two women I trust and admire gather to discuss leadership, wholeness, and a vision for our world that we have yet to uncover, you’d better believe I rush to eavesdrop.

This is a must-listen for anyone interested in learning about how we can all be involved in global and transformational up-leveling, as human beings who care deeply.

And it’s FUN to listen in on - Nina is an extraordinary coach, conversationalist, activist. Her messages resonate deeply with me.

And Tina - she’s a magnificent pioneer in the realm of feminine leadership design, with newly emerging, unique perspectives and approaches, informing how we (quite literally) show up in our world, especially at THIS moment in time.

I’m also proudly part of Tina’s inaugural Warrior School and now enrolled in Warrior Grad School.
I’m learning so much about myself, my own voice, and my “place” in the world. This is priceless.

I highly recommend listening to this episode and subscribing to Nina’s Let’s Get Real Podcast. I know you’ll be inspired and moved to action as well!

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