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Get ready to accelerate your leadership learning. This podcast is for women who are ready to step into their leadership and change the world. Strong Women. Stronger World.

Strong Women. Stronger World‪.‬ strongwomenstrongerworld

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Get ready to accelerate your leadership learning. This podcast is for women who are ready to step into their leadership and change the world. Strong Women. Stronger World.

    How to overcome obstacles to meet your goals with Julia Pimsleur

    How to overcome obstacles to meet your goals with Julia Pimsleur

    Julia Pimsleur is a scaling coach, mindset expert, speaker and best-selling author. She is the founder of Million Dollar Women, a New York City-based social venture, which has helped thousands of women entrepreneurs scale up their businesses. Prior to that, she founded and built Little Pim, language learning for young children, into a multi-million dollar company.


    Pimsleur is the author of the best-selling Million Dollar Women (winner of Axiom Business Book Award) and Go Big Now: Eight Essential Mindset Practices to Overcome Any Obstacle and Reach Your Goals, about getting and keeping the go big mindset. She speaks on entrepreneurship, mindset and building mental resilience. See here for more on her talks or to bring her in as a speaker.


    Pimsleur interviews guests and shares go big tips on her live show, CEO Check-In (on IGTV) and on the Million Dollar Mind podcast.  Pimsleur lives in New York City with her family and is an avid scuba diver. Her mantra is “Fortune Favors the Brave.”

    • 35 min
    Creating Confidence in Chaos with Becky Graebe

    Creating Confidence in Chaos with Becky Graebe

    Becky Graebe is Senior Director, Communication Expert at Dynamic Signal, the leader in employee communication and engagement platforms headquartered in San Bruno, CA.


    Based in Raleigh, NC, she works with global organizations and communicators to help connect, align and engage employees in modern and meaningful ways, wherever they are and in the manner they choose. She is an advocate for empowering the workforce to reach beyond individual roles, connect to subject matter experts throughout the enterprise, and influence the organization’s overall image and reputation via social advocacy.


     

    • 29 min
    Don't Let the No Own You: The Ultimate Freedom with Christina Ho

    Don't Let the No Own You: The Ultimate Freedom with Christina Ho

    Christina received the US Treasury Secretarial Meritorious Service Award in recognition of her superior achievement in leading the government-wide implementation of the DATA Act in 2017.  She also received multiple awards from industry for her innovative work and leadership in technology, open data, and GRC (governance, risk and compliance). She is a frequent blogger and public speaker and has been featured in publications including AICPA Issue Brief, IBM Center for the Business of Government Magazine, AGA Journal, Nextgov, NACUBO Business Officer Magazine, Federal News Radio, and Government Matters TV.


     


    Key Takeaways:


    0:00 Intro


    2:21 Christina shares her background and story on what led her to the topic of saying no today


    5:06 Christina explains why it is so hard for people to hear the word no, and what to do to get used to it more often 


    8:57 Christina talks about why people should view no as a necessary step to the yes and to the success and as an important perspective and mindset that helps us think about no differently


    13:32 Christina talks about saying no and shares her thoughts, experience and advice around being able to say no strategically


    16:40 Christina advice people to have an accountability partner to help us as we continue to grow and practice, either being able to say no or yes, depending on the situation


    18:12 Christina talks about how she personally is not afraid of getting a no answer now as compared to the past and how she has developed that ability 


    21:26 Christina talks about practical steps to help people who are practicing to say no and overcoming fear of not being perceived as a team player when you say no


    24:15 Christina also talks about how as a leader you can help others to really embrace the power of the no


    25:28 Christina also shares some tips on what makes her feel strong and grounded to do what she does 


    Shows Mentioned: 
    Kids Baking Championship: Under Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli's guidance, young bakers under the age of 12 compete against each other in a series of challenges to win the grand prize.


    Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu Limited, commonly referred to as Deloitte, is a British multinational professional services network. Deloitte is one of the Big Four accounting organizations and the largest professional services network in the world by revenue and number of professionals, with headquarters in London, England.


    Elder Research: They hand-craft innovative data analytics solutions that inform decisions, deliver value, and transform businesses.


    Quotes Mentioned:
    “A lot of time we self eliminate ourselves before other people do because we are so afraid of that rejection”
    “We should be able to say yes to ourselves.”
    “No is a necessary step to yes.”
    “Hurry up and get to the failure so you could pivot and then get to the success ultimately.”
    “If you take the no as a starting point where you can pivot and understand the no, and then that will get you to the ultimate yes.”
    “If we let that initial no to stop us or even try, we would not even get to the yes at all.”
    “It’s better to get to that no and then you can move on to get one step closer to the yes.”
    “Practice makes perfect.”
    “Auditors always have to go to places where people are not welcoming.”
    “The key no and yes is do you have a vision for yourself to be the best you can be and reach your fullest potential.”
    “Start with something small that you don't have as much at stake.”
    “It always takes someone who knows you to see your potential.”


    Guests Social Media Links:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christina-ho-859b751/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/policy_insights 
    Website: http://www.policyinsights.us/ 
    Website: https://www.elderresearch.com/people/christina-ho/ 

    • 28 min
    Staying Power - How to Keep Employees Longer with Cara Silletto

    Staying Power - How to Keep Employees Longer with Cara Silletto

    Cara Silletto is a national speaker and consultant on bridging generational gaps in the workplace, and currently sits in a unique sweet spot for this specialty. She is an early Millennial herself, born in 1981, yet she has more than 13 years of experience learning the unwritten expectations of seasoned managers and business owners in order to advance her own career. As the Founder and President of Crescendo Strategies, she is committed to reducing unnecessary employee turnover for clients by making managers more effective in their roles. Cara earned a Corporate Communication degree from the University of Indianapolis and an MBA from the University of Louisville’s top-ranked Entrepreneurship program. Cara is a true connector and active member of several professional associations. In 2013, she was featured in both “Today’s Woman” and “BG” magazines as the featured young entrepreneur, and in early 2014, she was named a Top 3 Finalist for the One Southern Indiana James W. Robinson Young Professional of the Year Award. She was recently named a “Game Changer” by Workforce magazine in Chicago, and is the co-author of “What’s Next in HR.”


     


    Key Takeaways:
    0:00 Intro


    2:32 Cara shares a little bit of background about her journey and what led her to focus on retention


    4:38 Cara shares some of the reasons that make employees leave or stop working in a certain company 


    7:51 Cara talks about what managers and business owners can do remotely due to Covid to instill the sense of belongingness and make their employees feel valued 


    11:10 Cara talks about the importance of checking in with your people as an employer and how it affects the business and the employees 


    12:14 Cara also talks about how leaders or managers keep their employees informed and in the know


    15:23 Cara talks about the challenges that comes with the boomers, the Gen X, the Millennia's and the Gen Z and how they play into retention


    21:12 Cara talks about how the pandemic caused more layoffs and the advice she would give managers expecting people left at work to work two or three people's jobs


    24:37 Cara talks about what she is working on next especially the disconnect between frontline workers and managers and what is next in the field of retention 


    29:14 Cara shares some tips on what makes her feel strong so that she can keep doing what she does 


    Books Mentioned:
    Staying Power; Why Your Employees Leave and How to Keep Them Longer by Cara Silletto and Leah Brown


    Shows Mentioned: 
    Magnet Culture: We shift manager mindsets and bridge generational gaps to dramatically reduce turnover costs, increase employee loyalty, and ensure high-quality products and services are delivered.


    https://www.recruiter.com/ 


    Quotes Mentioned:
    “You have to solve a business problem, so keep your ears open.”
    “Work smarter not harder.”
    “People won’t even entertain other offers if they're happy and if they feel valued.”
    “Check in with your people when you contact them.” 
    “It is not all about business.”
    “Are you really approachable and do your people feel like you have the time and energy for them?”
    “People were raised differently and yet we expect the people around us to have a similar outlook on life that we do.”
    “Don’t ever depend on a company because they can cut you any day.”
    “You have got to have a plan.”
    “The whole model of do more with less, that's supposed to get people through a tough time.”
    “Getting in tune with the reality of the day to day struggles and priorities of your frontline workforce can make you a much stronger leader and help retain workers.”
    “Continue to invest in your people.”
    “You can't fill everything and you can't be everything to everyone.”


    Guests Social Media Links:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carasilletto/ 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cara.silletto 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MagnetCulture 
    Website: https://www.magnetculture.com/speak

    • 31 min
    Manifesting Goals: Step Up. Step Aside. Step Back. with Amanda Moskowitz

    Manifesting Goals: Step Up. Step Aside. Step Back. with Amanda Moskowitz

    Amanda is a strategic creationist, engagement advocate, and compulsive planner. She love's the number three, alliteration, and pink. She support Microsoft in their stance on the great space debate (one, not two). And she has a deep passion for using communication, content, and creative to connect communities and create change. She's the author of two books, "Alice the Bee" and "Baba the Monkey and all That Noise" She recently left her corporate career to venture out on her own. The universe doing what she does, led her to a part-time consulting gig at BlackRock Center for the Arts. She fell in love with the people, the work, the mission. After just three short months, she became the Director of Marketing Communications at a cultural arts center that is not only providing access to the arts for all but has evolved into providing life-saving relief for vulnerable community members impacted by the coronavirus. 

    • 45 min
    Banish Burnout with Janice Litvin

    Banish Burnout with Janice Litvin

    Janice Litvin is on a mission to help leaders and teams banish burnout in their organizations. She does this through keynote speeches, workshops, and accountability groups. As an award-winning speaker, certified virtual presenter, and official SHRM Recertification Provider, she wants to help as many people as possible take care of their physical and mental health, including teaching them to manage stress to prevent burnout, fall in love with fitness, and eat healthier. In these ways, she is helping people change their lives. She has developed unique strategies to maximize engagement in workplace wellness and has also developed a stress management methodology available through her workbook, Banish Burnout Toolkit.


    Key Takeaways:


     


    0:00 Intro


    2:11 Janice talks a little bit about her background, her journey and what led her to focusing on banishing burnout


    4:40 Janice talks about ways in which the pandemic is impacting stress for employees and just for everyone in general


    8:08 Janice shares advice and tips to managers to tap into emotional intelligence and be there for their employees especially in these difficult times such as giving employees a break


    12:32Janice talks about the importance of starting a meeting with some fun and funny icebreaker exercises instead of going straight to who’s doing what


    13:20 Janice explains the importance of also having some kind of personal interest interactions going on once a week in a company to reduce stress of work and the pandemic 


    14:40 Janice also explains how people start to know some of the triggers and the things that are leading to burnout


    17:08 Janice talks about resting and why it is important for people who are working to rest after working hard


    19:06 Janice talks about why people should try to find something different to do for fun on the weekends to you get the happiness chemicals


    21:24 Janice also talks about how managers should treat their employees to help them prevent a burnout


    23:25 Janice explains how as an employee you set your own healthy boundaries at work especially in the environment right now such as pausing and thinking before you react


    26:45 Janice shares advice and tips to people who didn’t lose their jobs due to Covid on how they can work more effectively and efficiently without getting the burnout


    29:01 Janice talks about her book and how ‘should’ is another way of saying I'm not good enough and how to consciously start to shift and use different language


    32:58 Janice talks about how parents play a big role in instilling the limiting beliefs that children have and how they can help them overcome them 


    34:46 Janice explain that it’s up to you to take charge and only you can change the way you react to stress by banishing your burnout


    35:50 Janice shares the things that make her feel strong and keeps her focused on doing what she does 


    Books Mentioned: 
    The Banish Burnout Toolkit by Janice Litvin 


    Shows Mentioned: 
    Zumba is an exercise fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Pérez during the 1990s. Zumba is a trademark owned by Zumba Fitness, LLC. 


    True Grit: On a mission to find her father's killer, a 14-year-old girl and the US Marshall she hires are joined by a Texas Ranger. The trio's true grit is tested as they embark on a quest for justice.


    Gallup, Inc. is an American analytics and advisory company based in Washington, D.C. Founded by George Gallup in 1935, the company became known for its public opinion polls conducted worldwide.


    Quotes Mentioned:
    “Most people hate to exercise.”
    “Loneliness is a huge problem, a very big feeling of disconnection and isolation.”
    “A good manager has to be able to read between the lines.”
    “Expectations have to be lower in these difficult times.”
    “If you just care, sometimes that really goes a long way.”
    “People need to have a break and sleep.”
    “We are human beings, not machines.”
    “People forget t

    • 40 min

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