Leadership is intense at the best of times. Most female leaders are suffering in silence because they’re on the verge of burning out and have no one to talk to.
Smart Women on Fire host, Kafi London is here to take a closer look at how we ignite the fire within, go after big, juicy dreams and rediscover the joy of dancing with life.
You’ll hear personal successes and sorrows from the host's 27-year career in leadership and the transition from corporate to creating a coaching practice to help other leaders achieve better performance, health, happiness without paying the price of success.
You'll also hear insights from guests who are making a huge impact as they embrace the quest to create a better future for themselves and their loved ones.
If you're a female leader with a track record of success behind you and you'd love to rediscover the joy of dancing with life - listen in.
040 - The circle of life & Season 1 finale
I am dedicating this episode to my father who recently passed.
In between the waterworks, I think about the happy memories we created together. I know deep in my belly that he lived a full life and indeed it is the circle of life.
As hard as losing a loved one is…the end of one chapter brings birth to something new.
So, as I pay homage to my father it is also the perfect time to wrap up Season 1 of the podcast.
Season 2 will be coming soon.
039 – Permission to press pause – Part II
If you missed the last podcast episode (#38 – Permission to press pause – Part I), be sure to check it out.
We talked about the importance of giving yourself permission to pause so you can enjoy the “in-between” moments of life.
Today’s episode is recorded live from a private villa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where I am co-hosting the Recharge leadership retreat with Katerine Johnson.
Our personal development sessions have been curated to remind our attendees that tension is a teacher and that we must not ignore the warning messages that continue to show up.
In today’s episode, we’ll review how quickly tension can consume the mind, body and spirit if we let it get out of control.
It’s time to get going…so, dive in and enjoy the episode!
038 – Permission to press pause – Part I
I have been talking about it for months – now the time is finally here.
Yes, I am hours away from facilitating the Recharge Leadership Retreat, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
I will be joined by the amazing Katherine N Johnson (who is an amazing mentor and coach and I’m honored to call my friend) – and together, we will let the experience we have been curating for the last 18 months unfold beautifully.
What’s interesting is, one of the most respected careers is leadership - but we are all so busy chasing success that we forget to pause long enough to recharge. I have decided to take action and lead the way and so I hope you take the opportunity to do the same.
If you are joining me in Puerto Vallarta this week, I look forward to serving you - it’s going to be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
If you are unable to join us this time, then check out this episode for the three keys (Awareness, Appreciation and Action) of giving yourself permission to pause.
Now, take a breath, breathe and if you are joining us then I can’t wait to see you in Mexico!
037 – Let's go...from survivor to conqueror
I don't know about you, but sometimes I need a little kick in the pants to get me going again.
It is sooooo easy to fall off “the wagon” right? – and, if we don’t have the right support, before long, moments will turn into months and we will be down and out for much longer than is necessary and that is definitely not a good thing!
Today, I’m supplying you with a little rocket fuel, that I hope will be the first step to getting you all “juiced-up” and going again.
Relax, kick off your heels and tune into today’s episode.
BTW: Here is the link to the Real Women Atlanta Magazine I mentioned at the beginning of the show. It is currently published in digital format so check it out at your leisure.
036 – Putting wisdom into action
As leaders chasing success, we (unknowingly) often take on one of the following three leadership personas:
The planner – focuses on the big picture creating roadmaps of what to expect ahead The thinker – loves investigating, researching and getting caught up in the weeds The go-getter – focuses on moving forward and is unphased by obstacles and roadblocks
This episode provides insight into the importance of putting wisdom into action if we are going to achieve fundamental success.
As part of the discussion, the episode takes a bird's-eye-look at eight leadership archetypes originally discussed in a Harvard Business School (HBR) Article.
035 – Other currencies of success – measuring more than money
When working with ambitious, high-potential leaders who are actively chasing success, often the key measure at the core of that success is money.
In today’s episode, we unpack other currencies of success that may be worth considering.
Besides money, we take a look at the currency of time, love, energy, happiness, status and independence.
Enjoy the episode.
Love the podcast!
Inspiring, warm-hearted and real, Kafi London’s podcast proves she’s a Smart Woman on Fire and she will help you be one too!
Ideal for high producers!
Excellent content and very engaging host! Kafi London’s style is uniquely sassy!