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You're an achiever, but feel like you haven't reached your true potential. In spite of working hard, staying positive and doing "all the things", something is holding you back and you're just not where you're supposed to be. Join certified coach, former psychotherapist, and ADHD-powered entrepreneur, Diann Wingert for your weekly dose of no-BS straight talk that will take you from driven but distracted to focused, fired up, and flame retardant. Caution: Listening to this podcast will be detrimental to your limiting beliefs and may result in enlargement of your possibilities for success.

The Driven Woman Diann Wingert

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    • 5.0 • 45 Ratings

You're an achiever, but feel like you haven't reached your true potential. In spite of working hard, staying positive and doing "all the things", something is holding you back and you're just not where you're supposed to be. Join certified coach, former psychotherapist, and ADHD-powered entrepreneur, Diann Wingert for your weekly dose of no-BS straight talk that will take you from driven but distracted to focused, fired up, and flame retardant. Caution: Listening to this podcast will be detrimental to your limiting beliefs and may result in enlargement of your possibilities for success.

    The High Cost of Perfectionism

    The High Cost of Perfectionism

    If you are a regular listener of The Driven Woman Podcast, you are probably a perfectionist. The Driven Woman is ambitious,  hard working,  strives for excellence and wants to be the best at everything she does, there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours to the day to get it all done, to her satisfaction.  
    That’s why we are talking about perfectionism again this week.  If you want to go back to Episode #12, The Cure for Perfectionism,  you can get a double dose of pure-DW straight talk on the subject.  
    The truth of the matter is that no one is perfect and if we apply our impossibly high standards to everything we do, we will be tweaking our web copy while a competitor beats us to market.  Perfection is costly and the harsh reality is that most of the times, the things we are obsessing over don’t even matter all that much. 
    Our Pod Praise (podcast review) this week comes from CresnahF (a member of our Facebook group) who writes:  
    “I've checked if there is a podcast about intimidating women, (as people thought I am), and you're the first recommendation provided by Apple Podcast. I feel every word is talking to me, I felt it in my heart. I automatically subscribed. Thank you, Cresnah for this beautiful review and for supporting The Driven Woman Podcast.   (Cresnah is referring to episode# 35 - “Are you intimidating?” If you have heard you are intimidating, you definitely want to scroll back and listen!) 
    Remember,  if you leave a review for The Driven Woman Podcast, Diann will read it on a future episode. For Apple Podcasts,  click here: https://apple.co/2BZDFzc
    If you are an Android user,  please leave your review on Podchaser: 
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    Work With Me
    Are you ready to invest in making the summer of 2021 the time when you get back into momentum & move the needle?  Click here to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with Diann to see if her signature 12-week private coaching program is right for you.  Create an 
    This episode is brought to you by:
    The Driven Woman Facebook Group
    The place to be for like-minded and like-brained women who want an ADHD friendly business and life  (https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedrivenwoman) 
    Connect with Diann on social media: 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachdiannwingert/
    LinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/diannwingertcoaching/
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/diannwingertcoaching/ 

    • 20 min
    Elevating Women's Voices Through Story with April Adams Pertuis

    Elevating Women's Voices Through Story with April Adams Pertuis

    I first met today’s guest, April Adams Pertuis, in an online community for female entrepreneurs.  She was an award-winning journalist for many years, before deciding to take her skills online to reach as many people as possible. 
    April believes every woman has a story to tell and it’s her mission to teach them how.  There are so many fears to be identified and overcome, but there is so much power in our stories and when we share them, we inspire others to do the same.  
    If you struggle with fear of being seen,  rejection sensitivity,  imposter syndrome or the belief that your story doesn’t matter,  pull up your chair and turn up the volume.  This one’s for you! 
    Here are the highlights of our conversation:
    The importance of women's storiesHow to get more women to share their storyHow to get “unstuck” in a storyHow to look for stories in our everyday lifeThis week’s Pod Praise comes from Cher Kretz who writes: “As a woman who is driven, I am so glad I found this podcast. I can get powered up real fast and get out there, ready to make it happen! Thank you so much.” Thank you Cher for this thoughtful review. Cher is a counselor, coach and  the host of the Parenting 2.0 The Focused Mindset Podcast 
    Don’t forget to leave your own review of The Driven Woman Podcast, so I can read it on a future episode!    
    Apple: https://apple.co/2BZDFzc
    Android: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-driven-woman-1194485
    Are you ready to take things to the next level and work With Diann? 
    Are you ready to invest in making 2021 the year you get back into momentum & move the needle?  Click here to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with Diann to see if her signature 12-week private coaching program is right for you.  Create an ADHD-friendly business and life!https://calendly.com/diannwingert/free-consultation
    Connect with Diann Online: 
    The Driven Woman Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedrivenwoman/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachdiannwingert/
    LinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/diannwingertcoaching/
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/diannwingertcoaching/ 
    Here’s how you can connect with April Adams Pertuis, our fabulous guest: 
    Website: https://www.lightbeamers.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lightbeamers/Podcast: https://www.lightbeamers.com/podcast/Mini course: https://www.lightbeamers.com/find-your-story/

    • 43 min
    1 Year Podversary: Reflections on Finding My Voice

    1 Year Podversary: Reflections on Finding My Voice

    • 38 min
    Preventing Entrepreneurial Burnout with Cait Donovan

    Preventing Entrepreneurial Burnout with Cait Donovan

    Today I am joined by Cait Donovan,  who is a burnout expert, something that many female entrepreneurs are at risk of, especially the gifted, creative, sensitive ones.  Cait is not only a burnout coach, but she is also a licensed acupuncturist, speaker, author, course creator and fellow podcaster.  
    Like many driven women, Cait learned about burnout the hard way, by going through it. She figured out how she ended up there, how to bounce back and now she is on a mission to end burnout culture.   If we want to stay in the entrepreneurial game long enough to have a business that it both profitable and sustainable,  staying alert to where we feel resentment and setting healthier boundaries is a must.   You are going to love this conversation as much as I did! 
    This week’s Pod Praise comes from duckieduck64 (aka Marcie) who says: Welcome to a mind-blowing home for the ADHD professional, regardless of gender, to dive deeper into their adult ADHD journey, feel way less alone, and maybe learn a few tips along the way. Diann’s having profoundly intriguing conversations and so far, every episode I’ve listened to has deeply resonated in some way. So thankful to have found this pod, I really needed to hear it & feel hope!” 
    Come find her amazing textiles at: https://www.instagram.com/twistedthreadsfabric/
    Don’t forget to leave your own review of The Driven Woman Podcast, so I can read it on a future episode!    
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    Android: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-driven-woman-1194485
    Want to help me know exactly what content to feature?
    Click here to take this poll  “What’s Holding You Back?” 
    https://www.tryinteract.com/share/quiz/5e86e90dce39a3001432b6db
    Are you ready to take things to the next level and work With Diann? 
    Click here to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with Diann. 
    https://calendly.com/diannwingert/free-consultation
    Connect with Diann Online: 
    The Driven Woman Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedrivenwoman/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachdiannwingert/ 
    LinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/diannwingertcoaching/ 
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/diannwingertcoaching/ 
    Key Takeaways from this interview:
    The most important emotion you probably aren't even aware you are feeling How we abandon our energy -the energetic cause of burnout Cait's concept of The Knot - it will transform the way you think about being a helper or healer Link to Cait's:
    Podcast: https://www.friedtheburnoutpodcast.com/
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Bouncebackability-Factor-Burnout-Resilience-Change/dp/1735194905
    Mini-Course: https://www.caitdonovan.com/resentment-journal
    Social Media: 
    IG: @cait_donovan
    FB: @caitdonovanburnoutcoach
    LI: @caitdonovan

    • 53 min
    Is Rejection Sensitivity Hurting Your Business?

    Is Rejection Sensitivity Hurting Your Business?

    If you are an entrepreneur, a creative person or an indie professional who needs to make offers, close sales, market their products or services and have a presence in the world of social media, I don’t have to tell you that dealing with real or perceived rejection is one of the issues you need to gain mastery over in order to stay in business and make a living.  
    But, rejection sensitivity is not a disorder, a mental health diagnosis or illness.  It is also not a reason to hide your gifts from the world, work for free or barter yourself into business failure.  You can be both sensitive and successful and it is well worth learning to overcome your fears so you can make your difference in the world.  
    Our Pod Praise (podcast review) this week comes from Jerseyll who writes: “This is an amazing podcast packed full of actionable info you can put to use in your life right away. The Episode #48 interview Diann did with her friend, therapist, John Sovec on How to Keep Fear from Holding You Back, was so good that I’m going to listen to over again many, many times. Do yourself a favor and tune in!”   Thank you, Jerseyll for this awesome review and for supporting the podcast! 
    Remember,  if you leave a review for The Driven Woman Podcast, Diann will read it on a future episode. For Apple Podcasts,  click here: https://apple.co/2BZDFzc
    If you are an Android user,  please leave your review on Podchaser: 
    https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-driven-woman-1194485
    Want to help me know exactly what content to feature?
    Click here to take this poll  “What’s Holding You Back?”  I’m working on a brand new series on mindset blocks.  Tell me yours so I can create the perfect episodes for you! 
    https://www.tryinteract.com/share/quiz/5e86e90dce39a3001432b6db
    Work With Me
    Click here to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with Diann to see if her signature 12-week private coaching program is right for you.  Create an ADHD-friendly business and life! https://calendly.com/diannwingert/free-consultation/
    Resources mentioned in this episode: 
    Diann’s interview on rejection sensitivity & entrepreneurship on the ADHD Rewired Podcast: https://www.adhdrewired.com/entrepreneurship-and-rejection-sensitivity-with-diann-wingert-372/
    Kate Moryoussef’s interview on The Driven Woman Podcast: 
    https://www.diannwingertcoaching.com/blog/freedom-from-overwhelm-with-kate-moryoussef
    This episode is brought to you by:
    The Driven Woman Facebook Group
    The place to be for like-minded and like-brained women who want an ADHD friendly business and life  (https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedrivenwoman) 
    Connect with Diann on social media: 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachdiannwingert/ 
    LinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/diannwingertcoaching/ 
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/diannwingertcoaching/ 

    • 26 min
    Leveraging ADHD as a Serial Entrepreneur with Angela Proffitt

    Leveraging ADHD as a Serial Entrepreneur with Angela Proffitt

    Today I am joined by Angela Proffitt,  who describes herself as “a southern gal with a potty mouth” (so you know I was taken with her instantly) and is the founder and CEO of Angela Proffitt, LLC a consulting firm out of Nashville, Tennessee.  Angela is a productivity consultant, speaker, author, online course creator, podcaster, 8-figure serial entrepreneur, AND a driven woman with ADHD.  
    Her story is full of twists and turns, good luck, and bad choices, but what is most impressive to me about Angela is her mindset and how she made over her life from being a total workaholic on the verge of burnout to one where she is in control of her time, energy, clients, and money.  
    Angela Proffitt just may be one of the most inspiring women I’ve met, with or without ADHD, and whether you are an entrepreneur or not, you will learn a ton from this conversation.  
    This week’s Pod Praise comes from GalFriday612 who says: “Give this show a listen, ADHD or No. Diann cuts to the heart of the topic at hand - no fluff, no filler, just concentrated Exactly What You Need To Hear. The podcast feels like sitting down for an intimate chat with your friend who always gives the best advice to get you unstuck.”
    Don’t forget to leave your own review of The Driven Woman Podcast, so I can read it on a future episode!    
    Apple: https://apple.co/2BZDFzc
    Android: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-driven-woman-1194485
    Want to help me know exactly what content to feature?
    Click here to take this poll  “What’s Holding You Back?”  I’m working on a brand new series on mindset blocks.  
    https://www.tryinteract.com/share/quiz/5e86e90dce39a3001432b6db
    Are you ready to take things to the next level and work With Diann? 
    Are you ready to invest in making 2021 the year you get back into momentum?  Click here to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with Diann to see if her signature 12-week private coaching program is right for you.  Create an ADHD-friendly business and life! https://calendly.com/diannwingert/free-consultation
    Connect with Diann Online: 
    The Driven Woman Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedrivenwoman/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachdiannwingert/ 
    LinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/diannwingertcoaching/ 
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/diannwingertcoaching/ 
    Organizations mentioned by our guest in this episode:
    SCORE: https://www.score.org/
    EO (Entrepreneur’s Organization): https://www.eonetwork.org/
    Want to connect with Angela Proffitt, our fabulous guest? 
    Website: https://theprofitableshift.com/
    Podcast:  https://theprofitableshift.com/podcast/
    GSD Academy: https://angelaproffitt.lpages.co/gsdwaitlist/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angelaproffitt/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwdB7cvwDh9BKAmDSzc_RYQ

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Td traveler ,

My new Business BFF!

Diann’s perspective of driven entrepreneurs is a breath of fresh air. She is such a role model for all of us because she’s vulnerable and bold enough to speak about what we are all thinking and at the same time, holds space for those in the messy middle of reaching their goals. Thank you Diann for being a great example of what’s possible for us all.

lightbeamers ,

Powerful Voice in a Noisy World!

Diann is a force!!! I’ve fallen in love with her calm yet very direct delivery— and smart topics here on the podcast! Her stories are so relatable and chock-full of wisdom! I’ve added this podcast to the top of my weekly rotation!

duckieduck64 ,

Brilliant, thoughtful & HERE FOR IT

Welcome to a mind-blowing home for the ADHD professional, regardless of gender, to dive deeper into their adult ADHD journey, feel way less alone, and maybe learn a few tips along the way. Diann’s having profoundly intriguing conversations and so far, every episode I’ve listened to has deeply resonated in some way. So thankful to have found this pod, I really needed to hear it & feel hope!

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