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Lights on Europe shares raw, honest and vulnerable conversations from the EU’s capital Brussels, filled with the transformative journeys that both Lucia and her guests have walked in and outside of their career. Each episode is an opportunity for you to better understand the EU and appreciate the service of those co-creating it for you in the backstage of high-level political negotiations. Last but not least, Lucia hopes you will receive the podcast also as an invitation to consider how you can become a more active agent in a constructive conversation about the EU yourself.

Hosted by Lucia Klestincova - EU policy maker, EU careers coach and passionate advocate for new culture leadership, purpose-driven talent management and women empowerment. Tune in if you're also a coaching-junkie, EU aficionado or just aware of the importance of the inner work for how we show up as leaders in public space. Also available on YouTube on the channel of Lucia Klestincova - subscribe and invite your friends - spread the light further!

LIGHTS ON EUROP‪E‬ lightsoneurope

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Lights on Europe shares raw, honest and vulnerable conversations from the EU’s capital Brussels, filled with the transformative journeys that both Lucia and her guests have walked in and outside of their career. Each episode is an opportunity for you to better understand the EU and appreciate the service of those co-creating it for you in the backstage of high-level political negotiations. Last but not least, Lucia hopes you will receive the podcast also as an invitation to consider how you can become a more active agent in a constructive conversation about the EU yourself.

Hosted by Lucia Klestincova - EU policy maker, EU careers coach and passionate advocate for new culture leadership, purpose-driven talent management and women empowerment. Tune in if you're also a coaching-junkie, EU aficionado or just aware of the importance of the inner work for how we show up as leaders in public space. Also available on YouTube on the channel of Lucia Klestincova - subscribe and invite your friends - spread the light further!

    How to react to miscarriage | Sofia Beloka for Lights on Europe (3/3)

    How to react to miscarriage | Sofia Beloka for Lights on Europe (3/3)

    If you had a miscarriage and felt like it was your fault… If you are her partner and feel overlooked…. If you are their friend and don’t know how to react… If you are passionate about personal development and performance hacking and wonder how could anybody think of an incomplete pregnancy as an opportunity for growth…
     
    Watch this last part of the Shameless series and the beautiful sharing of Sofia about her experience of miscarriage and healing that followed. How come the notion of failure is even part of this conversation if during pregnancy so little is within the parents’ control? Why did Sofia decide to share more on social media not just about the news, but also about the awkward reactions received from her network?
     
    This episode unravels valuable advice about how to react and be supportive in such situations: 
    techniques to heal after a miscarriage without a trauma and victimising; 
    special insights into the process that the woman’s partner goes through; and if there’s a difference in the femine and masculine way of recovering after an incomplete miscarriage; 
    how it is related to hacking performance, personal growth and embracing vulnerability in life’s most challenging circumstances.
     
    You can catch up the remainder of this Shameless series here:
    PART 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSW_fsB2zOk&t=12s: how to achieve golden performance, inspired by strategies applied by elite athletes and Olympians? 
    PART 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqsD08mW5rw&t=1s: how to embrace fear of failure as leaders in business but also in intimate relationships, balancing between our masculine and feminine energy.  
     
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    Reach out if interested to COLLABORATE! 
     
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    Catch up with Listen to Lights on Europe PODCAST here: 
    My website: https://luciaklestincova.eu/podcast/​ 
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    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-152900427​
    Podbean: https://lightsoneurope.podbean.com​ 
     
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    Dr. Sofia Beloka is an Executive Performance Consultant, an Academic in Exercise Physiologist Ph.D., Human Behavior and Neuropsychology Mentor. Sofia thrives when she works with global leading companies that desire to optimize performance, resolve conflicts and win negotiations, breakthrough challenges and transform team dynamics. Sofia has been working with high performers, leaders, politicians, elite athletes, coaches & healers to transform their lives for over 20 years. She healed her own autoimmune pathology (esophageal achalasia) using the same methods transforming her personal and professional life and has since gone on to serve leaders experiencing challenges that sabotage their performance in business and in life. Her clients hire her to investigate the pattern that leads them to hit their glass-ceiling keeping them and their teams away from the breakthrough they need in order to create the metamorphosis they long in society and the world. You can find more about Sofia on www.drsofiabeloka.com.
     
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    ABOUT LUCIA KLESTINCOVA
     
    I am the stand for transformation of the EU via new culture of femi

    • 27 min
    Being feminine and a top performer? | Sofia Beloka for Lights on Europe (2/3)

    Being feminine and a top performer? | Sofia Beloka for Lights on Europe (2/3)

    “To experience success and overcome failure we need to play the masculine game but also enable the feminine game to support our leadership. Nothing is right or wrong. Both feminine and masculine styles of leadership coexist, like in a couple relationship.” In the second part of the Shameless series we unravel the secrets for boosting our everyday performance as business and community leaders. We reflect on the notion of success and failure in contexts that are way more complicated and not entirely linear as the world of sports, which we explored in part 1 of this series. Sofia gives us her insights in transforming fear into strength; tips on how to achieve AND maintain top performance; and how to make our goals come true, building on the bulletproof strategies applied by top athletes she supports for Olympic games.
    You will find out how to:
    Implement elite athletes’ strategies in our everyday lives;
    Fuel our sense of service without a risk of burning out;
    Master the gentle dance between masculine and feminine energy: by switching from being a CEO to a sexy goddess in a heartbeat. Especially in times of lockdown!
    As this is part 2 of a 3-part series:
    - here is part 1 on the most hidden secrets that get silver medalist achieve a golden performance in Olympic games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSW_f...​
    - for part 3, subscribe to this channel not to miss the grand finale once it’s released!
    So don’t forget to:
    1. SUBSCRIBE to this channel if you’re interested to follow my journey, watch my shows, and get inspired by the possibility of a new era of leadership becoming a reality in the EU.
    2. LIKE this video and SHARE with your friends
    3. Leave your COMMENT below 4. GO TO https://luciaklestincova.eu/book/​ for more info about what I stand for in the world and get my book on values guiding careers of leaders who shine lights on Europe. 5. Reach out if interested to COLLABORATE! 
     
    Find us on socials:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/klestincoval...​
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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luciaklesti...​
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucia-kle...​
     
    Catch up with Listen to Lights on Europe PODCAST here:
    My website: https://luciaklestincova.eu/podcast/​​
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...​
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5wJSFtu...​
    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-152900427​​
    Podbean: https://lightsoneurope.podbean.com​​
     
    Dr. Sofia Beloka is an Executive Performance Consultant, an Academic in Exercise Physiologist Ph.D., Human Behavior and Neuropsychology Mentor. Sofia thrives when she works with global leading companies that desire to optimize performance, resolve conflicts and win negotiations, breakthrough challenges and transform team dynamics. Sofia has been working with high performers, leaders, politicians, elite athletes, coaches & healers to transform their lives for over 20 years. She healed her own autoimmune pathology (esophageal achalasia) using the same methods transforming her personal and professional life and has since gone on to serve leaders experiencing challenges that sabotage their performance in business and in life. Her clients hire her to investigate the pattern that leads them to hit their glass-ceiling, keeping them and their teams away from the breakthrough they need in order to create the metamorphosis they long in society and the world. You can find more about Sofia on www.drsofiabeloka.com. In this series, Sofia shares her insights of 20+ years long career of researching and coaching top athletes and business executives, enabling us to understand their notions of failure, juggling priorities, resisting distraction and getting back in the flow. 
     
    ABOUT LUCIA KLESTINCOVA
    I am the stand for transformation of the EU via new culture of feminine leadership. A Slov

    • 28 min
    Be shameless. Olympian tricks to perform like elite athletes with Sofia Beloka.

    Be shameless. Olympian tricks to perform like elite athletes with Sofia Beloka.

    “The more shameless you are, the more authentic you can become, the more you can pursue that mastery and that gold performance and maintain it”.
    What is the magical ingredient to achieve the energetic balance for extreme performance? What gets an Olympic athlete from a silver to gold medal? Is there a way to get re-motivated once you hit the rock bottom? Can shame deep down block your energy? 
    Search no more! In part one of this Shameless series, Sofia Beloka guides us through the back door of peak performance, sharing insights of her 20+ years long career of researching and coaching top athletes and business executives. You will hear how they think of failure, juggling priorities, resisting distraction and getting back in the flow. Sofia unravels secret tricks for energy mastery and achieving top performance mindset:
    How to keep on pushing, be persistent and self disciplined when the world seems to be closing on you.
    What can we learn from Olympic athletes and their approach to failure and performance.  
    What is the role of shame as a performance saboteur and whether we should become shameless.  
    Sneak-peak into the training strategies of paralympians - how accidents, and our response to what life brings, materialize in the world of elite performers. 
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    Soon you’ll have a chance to tune into the second part of the series so don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE! We dive into the secrets of our everyday performance as business and community leaders - where the mainstream notion of success and failure is way more complicated than in the world of sports! Sofia guides us through strategies to transform fear into strength, how to achieve AND sustain top performance - if we choose it as our goal.
    ...don’t forget to:
    SUBSCRIBE to this channel if you’re interested to follow my journey, watch my shows, and get inspired by the possibility of a new era of leadership becoming a reality in the EU. 
    LIKE this video and SHARE with your friends 
    Leave your COMMENT below 
    GO TO www.luciaklestincova.eu for more info about what I stand for in the world and get my book on values guiding careers of leaders who shine lights on Europe.
    Reach out if interested to COLLABORATE! 
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    Find us on socials: 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/klestincoval...​ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/LKlestincova​ 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luciaklesti...​ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucia-kle...​ 
     
    Catch up with Listen to Lights on Europe PODCAST here: 
    My website: https://luciaklestincova.eu/podcast/​ 
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...​ 
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5wJSFtu...​ 
    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-152900427​
    Podbean: https://lightsoneurope.podbean.com​ 
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    Dr. Sofia Beloka is an Executive Performance Consultant, an Academic in Exercise Physiologist Ph.D., Human Behavior and Neuropsychology Mentor. Sofia thrives when she works with global leading companies that desire to optimize performance, resolve conflicts and win negotiations, breakthrough challenges and transform team dynamics. Sofia has been working with high performers, leaders, politicians, elite athletes, coaches & healers to transform their lives for over 20 years. She healed her own autoimmune pathology (esophageal achalasia) using the same methods transforming her personal and professional life and has since gone on to serve leaders experiencing challenges that sabotage their performance in business and in life. Her clients hire her to investigate the pattern that leads them to hit their glass-ceiling keeping them and their teams away from the breakthrough they need in order to create the metamorphosis they long in society and the world. You can find more about Sofia on www.drsofiabeloka.com.
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    ABOUT LUCIA KLESTINCOVA
    I am t

    • 31 min
    Margrethe Vestager on managing your career skills and new EU tax

    Margrethe Vestager on managing your career skills and new EU tax

    Will she introduce a new tax to feed the budget of the European institutions? Which of the current executives is her greatest role model? If she wasn’t a top EU politician, would she be a dancer, an engineer, or stay-at-home mom? All this and many more secrets disclosed in this last episode of a series of exclusive interviews with Margrethe Vestager. 
    Also catch up on the previous ones:#1 on feminine leadership - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuEUmD1IHC0#2 on political enemies, team management, intuition and burnout prevention - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRt8SzoPv_s
    And then, warmed up to inquire more about the values driving careers of leaders in Brussels, remember to check out my book dedicated to this subject: https://luciaklestincova.eu/book/ 
    .... and don't forget to:
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    Listen to Lights on Europe PODCAST here:
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    Podbean: https://lightsoneurope.podbean.com
     
    Margrethe Vestager, age 52, is Executive Vice President of the European Commission for a Europe fit for the digital age. She previously served as Commissioner for Competition (2014-19). She was Minister for Economic Affairs and the Interior (2011-14) and Minister for Education (1998-2001) of Denmark. She was Political leader of the Danish Social Liberal Party (2007-14) and worked for the Danish Ministry of Finance (1993-95). Ms. Vestager holds an MSc in Economics (University of Copenhagen).

    • 16 min
    Margrethe Vestager on political enemies, marriage and burnout

    Margrethe Vestager on political enemies, marriage and burnout

    "You don't have to learn from your biggest critics, knowing they want to hurt you... and you don't have to decide immediately either." She's the ultimate role model but also a provocateur for many pseudo-leaders triggered by her commitment, authenticity and laser focus. 
    Check out this second episode of an exclusive series of interviews with one of the most powerful women leading the European Union: Margrethe Vestager.
    You might found out about:- Discovering your inner voice and trusting your gut when taking some of the most costly decisions on the planet- Staying authentic even if political enemies want to destroy or at least hurt you with their criticism- Power of the team, trusting your intuition and collective intelligence when taking executive decisions- Work-life balance, women having it all, parenting challenges - Her well-being practices and advice to avoid burnout trap. 
    In the first interview, she shared intimate secrets about unleashing her feminine leadership. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRt8SzoPv_s
    SUBSCRIBE NOW to be notified about the next episode of this series - the most exclusive Q&A packed with challenging & fun questions she was never asked before! 
    CHECK OUT MY BOOK with powerful insights into the values driving careers of leaders in the Brussels bubble - check it out here! https://luciaklestincova.eu/book/ 
     
    .... and don't forget to:
    SUBSCRIBE to this channel if you’re interested to follow my journey, watch my shows, and get inspired by the possibility of a new era of leadership becoming a reality in the EU.
    LIKE this video and SHARE with your friends
    Leave your COMMENT below
    GO TO www.luciaklestincova.eu for more info about what I stand for in the world
    Reach out if interested to COLLABORATE!
    Say hi on social:
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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luciaklesti...
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    Listen to Lights on Europe PODCAST here:
    My website: https://luciaklestincova.eu/podcast/
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5wJSFtu...
    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-152900427
    Podbean: https://lightsoneurope.podbean.com
     
    Margrethe Vestager, age 52, is Executive Vice President of the European Commission for a Europe fit for the digital age. She previously served as Commissioner for Competition (2014-19). She was Minister for Economic Affairs and the Interior (2011-14) and Minister for Education (1998-2001) of Denmark. She was Political leader of the Danish Social Liberal Party (2007-14) and worked for the Danish Ministry of Finance (1993-95). Ms. Vestager holds an MSc in Economics (University of Copenhagen).

    • 10 min
    Margrethe Vestager on awakening her feminine leadership

    Margrethe Vestager on awakening her feminine leadership

    Exclusive sharing of one of the most admired female EU leaders about how she awakened her leadership style, which is now admired, feared and respected worldwide. Margrethe Vestager on what is feminine leadership and how she stepped into her own power. The first out of a three-part series! Available also on YouTube of Lights on Europe host: Lucia Klestincova.

    • 9 min

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