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“Just be you!” That’s what they all say. But it hasn’t always been safe or smart for high performing women - at school, at work, at church, at the PTA or even that exclusive networking event. Holding back kills your authenticity, and limits your impact. Just because we live in a world that is more friendly to strong, female leaders, that doesn't mean you feel "safe" being you. That's why it's imperative to know you, how you fit (or don’t) into the greater expectations of society, and understand that cookie-cutter leadership solutions will never be the answer. Each solution is as unique as the leader it is for.

This podcast was created for high performing female leaders who are ready to make an impact by discovering the safety that comes from understanding their own value and exercising their authority. It’s time to truly “be you,” to Stand Tall & Own It.
To learn more about Andrea Johnson and Intentional Optimism, visit www.theintentionaloptimist.com/Links.

Stand Tall & Own It Andrea Johnson

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    • 4.8 • 35 Ratings

“Just be you!” That’s what they all say. But it hasn’t always been safe or smart for high performing women - at school, at work, at church, at the PTA or even that exclusive networking event. Holding back kills your authenticity, and limits your impact. Just because we live in a world that is more friendly to strong, female leaders, that doesn't mean you feel "safe" being you. That's why it's imperative to know you, how you fit (or don’t) into the greater expectations of society, and understand that cookie-cutter leadership solutions will never be the answer. Each solution is as unique as the leader it is for.

This podcast was created for high performing female leaders who are ready to make an impact by discovering the safety that comes from understanding their own value and exercising their authority. It’s time to truly “be you,” to Stand Tall & Own It.
To learn more about Andrea Johnson and Intentional Optimism, visit www.theintentionaloptimist.com/Links.

    Unlocking Leadership Potential: Exploring the Power of DISC in Coaching

    Unlocking Leadership Potential: Exploring the Power of DISC in Coaching

    Join me in this episode as we explore the transformative power of the DISC assessment tool in leadership coaching. DISC is the tool I use most often with my clients, and I'm using powerful examples from my own DISC profile to illustrate its impact.

    We'll delve into understanding the dynamics of Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Compliance (DISC) and how it can unlock your leadership potential. From uncovering your own leadership style to navigating team dynamics, we look at practical strategies and real-world examples.

    Whether you're a seasoned executive or aspiring leader, this episode offers invaluable insights to elevate your leadership journey. Tune in and discover the untapped potential understanding DISC will have in your leadership.

    Let’s Stand Tall and Own it.

    Learn more here: Get involved!
    DISC Cheat Sheet
    DISC Services
    What Is Intentional Optimism?
    Core Values Exercise

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    • 23 min
    DISC Profile Unveiled: Insights from a Maxwell Team Trailblazer, Deb Ingino

    DISC Profile Unveiled: Insights from a Maxwell Team Trailblazer, Deb Ingino

    In this enlightening episode, we delve into the fascinating world of DISC profiles with none other than Deb Ingino, a trailblazer within the world renowned Maxwell Leadership Team. Deb, instrumental in bringing DISC methodology to the forefront of leadership development, shares invaluable insights gleaned from her extensive experience.

    Discover how understanding your DISC profile can unlock profound self-awareness and empower you to become a more effective leader. From recognizing your unique strengths to navigating interpersonal dynamics with finesse, Deb offers practical strategies and real-world examples to help you harness the power of DISC in both personal and professional contexts.

    Tune in to gain exclusive access to Deb's expertise and uncover the transformative potential of embracing your DISC profile. Whether you're a seasoned leader or aspiring to enhance your leadership skills, this episode promises to be a game-changer on your journey towards growth and success.

    Let’s Stand Tall and Own it.

    Learn more here: Get involved!
    DISC Cheat Sheet
    What Is Intentional Optimism?
    Core Values Exercise
    Core Values Course

    Check us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/PKeVYkHsh_E

    For a deeper discussion, DM me @theintentionaloptimist (IG or LI) or email me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.com. 

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    • 41 min
    Permission Granted: What's Your Next Move?

    Permission Granted: What's Your Next Move?

    If there was one thing I would tell my 25 year old self, it would be “Andrea, you have permission to make your own choices and decisions… Basically, to think for yourself.”

    In this week’s episode, we walk through the deceptively simple concept of how to give yourself permission - in any area. How many times have you said (this week) “I can’t?” Well, what if you actually could?

    Permission granted.
    Now what?

    Let’s Stand Tall and Own it.

    Learn more here: Get involved!
    What Is Intentional Optimism?
    Core Values Exercise
    Core Values Course

    Check us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/eMw4dTGJ8ZQ

    For a deeper discussion, DM me @theintentionaloptimist (IG or LI) or email me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.com.

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    • 19 min
    Demystifying Deconstruction, The Hidden Gem of Personal Growth

    Demystifying Deconstruction, The Hidden Gem of Personal Growth

    Deconstruction is a HOT topic right now - especially for the faith community. But here’s the thing… it’s not as big of a deal as people are making it out to be.

    In this episode, I give you a simple definition, share ways in which you are probably already DOING deconstruction, a few (of the many) clear benefits of it, and then some “bottom line” truths and expectations you can walk away and apply - today.

    Time to Stand Tall and Own it.

    Learn more here: Get involved!
    What Is Intentional Optimism?
    Core Values Exercise
    Core Values Course
    Check us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Zw9itT-3Zhk

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    • 35 min
    Personal & Professional Growth Magic....Know Your Core Values

    Personal & Professional Growth Magic....Know Your Core Values

    Are you dissatisfied, unfulfilled or disempowered in your work? Have you tried “all the things,” followed all the rules, and still aren’t where you want to be? Are you frustrated with constantly defending your personal boundaries, or struggling to make important decisions?

    In this episode, I (finally!) share the magic of understanding your Core Values!

    No more guessing - with a clear definition, simple explanation and actional tips on how to move forward uncovering your own Core Values, this episode is one of the most valuable resources I’ve shared, to date!

    Learn more here: Get involved!
    What Is Intentional Optimism?
    Core Values Exercise
    Core Values Course

    Check us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/be1mOMUWs4w

    For a deeper discussion, DM me @theintentionaloptimist (IG or LI) or email me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.com.

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    • 35 min
    Intentional 2024: A Thoughtful Approach To Resolutions & Goals

    Intentional 2024: A Thoughtful Approach To Resolutions & Goals

    Do you set resolutions? Do you keep them? What about goals? What if all you needed in order to achieve your goals for 2024 was to understand your values and set some intentions?

    In this episode you’ll learn the importance of knowing you and how you function, then tailoring your “goals” to help you thrive.

    For a deeper discussion, DM me @theintentionaloptimist (IG or LI) or email me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.com. I’d love to hear how you will embrace this challenge in 2024.

    Episodes & Resources Mentioned:
    The Ultimate DISC Cheat Sheet
    A Quick & Easy Guide to Personal Boundaries
    Self-Awareness: Uncovering Assumptions, Beliefs & Conditioning for Personal Growth
    Episode 116: BONUS:  Core Values -  A Conversation with Tabatha Perry
    Episode 10: DISC - What I love (the basics)
    Episode 11: DISC Among Friends - with Kim Pate & Andrea Johnson

    Learn more here: Get involved!
    What Is Intentional Optimism?
    Core Values Exercise
    Core Values Course

    Check us out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/i7s7jB6EOtE

    Please leave us a rating and review!
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Lisa Marie Platske ,

Great podcast!

Being respected as a leader isn't about a list of attributes, it's about being true to who you are, especially embracing the ways you are unconventional. I was honored to join this conversation with Andrea about the authenticity and vulnerability it takes to truly lead and inspire--breaking the mold of what many expect. This energetic conversation had too many highlights to name. Definitely tune into this podcast with a notebook in hand and find your own gems.

Merit K ,

Fun, insightful & easy to listen to

I found this podcast when I was invited as a guest and I’ve been hooked ever since! Great interviews and great outlook on life.

katiebrinkley ,

Positivity = Success

We all need this podcast for our life! I listened to the episode on the importance of having a coach and it couldn’t be more true. Love the short solo episodes and longer interview episodes that I can listen to when time allows.

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