There are more seats around the table of success than we realize, but what does it take to truly become a person of impact? Each week, join Cicely Simpson, a nationally known public speaker, and leadership coach, as she speaks with groundbreakers and thought leaders about creating conversations where they are desperately needed. If you want to learn how to change your career, this is the podcast for you, Pull Up Your Chair with Cicely Simpson from Forbes Books.
From Impostor to Empowered: Dr. Jill Stoddard on Defeating Self-Doubt (Part Two)
After discussing the prevalence of imposter syndrome and Dr. Stoddard's personal experiences, the conversation shifts to practical strategies for growth and change. Dr. Stoddard provides research-backed techniques to help quiet negative self-talk and build self-confidence. As she explains, learning to silence your inner critic is key to overcoming feelings of fraudulence. She introduces the acronym PAVE to help listeners remember four powerful skills of psychological flexibility. Tune in as Dr. Stoddard outlines simple yet profound ways we can all incorporate PAVE into our daily lives to conquer self-doubt, act authentically, and bring our best selves forward. This inspiring discussion provides takeaway tools to help listeners cultivate self-compassion on their journeys from imposter thinking to empowerment.
From Impostor to Empowered: Dr. Jill Stoddard on Defeating Self-Doubt (Part One)
On the latest episode of Pull Up Your Chair, Cicely sits down with Dr. Jill Stoddard to discuss her new book Imposter No More. In this insightful conversation, Dr. Stoddard opens up about her own struggles with imposter syndrome and provides research-backed strategies to help listeners overcome feelings of self-doubt. As an award-winning teacher, TEDx speaker, and co-host of the popular Psychologists Off the Clock podcast, Dr. Stoddard has a talent for making complex psychological concepts accessible. Tune in as she shares practical advice for building confidence, overcoming perfectionism, and silencing your inner critic. Whether you struggle with imposter syndrome or simply want to cultivate a healthier self-image, this empowering episode will leave you feeling inspired and equipped to become your most authentic self.
Living and Leading Without Apology: Insights from Kemi Nekvapil (Part Two)
In the second half of Cicely's conversation with Kemi Nekvapil, they dive deeper into the challenges professional women face in trying to balance work and family. Kemi shares advice for women who struggle with feeling they must be in service to others and that it's a zero-sum game between their career and personal life. Kemi also talks about the importance of women seeing themselves as equals and partners both at home and in the workplace, rather than subservient caretakers. She provides insights on how to advocate for your needs and values while also caring for others with compassion. Tune in for Kemi's wisdom on embracing your power as a woman to thrive in both your career and personal life.
Living and Leading Without Apology: Insights from Kemi Nekvapil (Part One)
Pulling up a chair this week is Kemi Nekvapil, a highly sought-after speaker, bestselling author, and executive coach dedicated to helping leaders reach their full potential. With over 28 years of studying purpose, yoga, meditation, and mindfulness, Kemi brings deep wisdom to her work. As a Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator who has worked directly with Dr. Brené Brown, Kemi is a powerful advocate for a connected, values-based life. Her new bestseller, "POWER: A Woman's Guide to Living and Leading Without Apology," shares her insights on helping women lead authentically. Tune in as Kemi pulls up a chair to discuss finding your voice as a leader, leading with compassion, and cultivating team diversity and belonging. Don't miss this inspiring conversation with a transformative teacher guiding others to lead without apology.
How to Navigate Life Transitions and Find Your Purpose with Bruce Feiler (Part Two)
Cicely Simpson wraps up the second part of her conversation with Bruce Feiler, the author of The Search: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World. Bruce is a life transitions expert who has spent decades studying how people cope with change and find their purpose in their work. In this episode, they dive deeper into some of the challenges and opportunities that come with finding meaningful work in a post-career world. He’ll share some of the lessons he learned from interviewing hundreds of people who have gone through their own transitions. And he’ll give us some practical tips and tools that we can use to start or continue our own search. So pull up your chair and get ready for another amazing talk with Bruce Feiler.
How to Navigate Life Transitions and Find Your Purpose with Bruce Feiler (Part One)
This week Cicely welcomes bestselling author, TED speaker, and life transitions expert, Bruce Feiler! He is here to talk about his latest book, THE SEARCH: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World, a bold new roadmap for finding joy and fulfillment in what you do. We’re going to learn how to dig into our past, identify our core values, and trust ourselves to make the best decisions for our future. Bruce has spent decades studying the stories of individuals and communities who have faced major challenges and changes in their lives. He has discovered that the key to navigating these transitions is to embrace them as opportunities for growth and discovery. Bruce calls this process “the search”, and he has developed a practical framework to help anyone find their purpose and passion in their work. Whether you’re looking for a new job, a career change, or a way to make your current work more meaningful, this episode is for you. So pull up your chair and get ready for an amazing conversation with Bruce Feiler. Let’s go! 🎧
Best Leadership Podcast
There are very few podcasts that draw my attention the way Pull Up Your Chair does. Cicely's monthly guests are experts in their field; and each topic is so intriguing. It's the first thing I listen to the Monday mornings that new episodes go live. The podcast has something for everyone, whether you're looking to grow in your current job, start a new business, or just be more successful in life. Cicely is a great host, and she always manages to get her guests to open up and share interesting stories and insights. If you're looking for a podcast that's informative and enjoyable, I highly recommend Pull Up Your Chair.
Power-packed and no fluff. Pure Leadership Gold!!!
Cicely asked the perfect questions to pull out the nuggets of gold from her first guest. This is going to be a go-to podcast for me. I’m pulling up my chair. #Boom!!!