143 episodes

Welcome to the Joy to Lead Podcast, hosted by Kaylan Thompson. This is a podcast for entrepreneurs, business owners, and leaders who want to cultivate joyful, natural and confident leadership, lead teams of purpose and impact, and rise up a legacy of leaders in their wake. Every week we meet with business leaders to bring you life-giving strategies and encouragement to help you grow your team, scale your business, and step into the leadership role you were created for.

The Joy to Lead Podcast Kaylan Thompson

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    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Welcome to the Joy to Lead Podcast, hosted by Kaylan Thompson. This is a podcast for entrepreneurs, business owners, and leaders who want to cultivate joyful, natural and confident leadership, lead teams of purpose and impact, and rise up a legacy of leaders in their wake. Every week we meet with business leaders to bring you life-giving strategies and encouragement to help you grow your team, scale your business, and step into the leadership role you were created for.

    How to Fill Your Cup and Prevent Leader Burnout with Amber Zaricor of the Fill Your Cup Conference

    How to Fill Your Cup and Prevent Leader Burnout with Amber Zaricor of the Fill Your Cup Conference

    As leaders and business owners - and, well, humans - most of us will experience burnout at some point in our lives and careers. Leadership burnout is increasingly common, and entrepreneur burnout is coming in a close second.

    In this episode I'm talking with Amber Zaricor of the Fill Your Cup Conference. We explore the importance and practicalities of filling your cup as a leader, how to heal from burnout, and ways to encourage your team to fill their cup.

    Full shownotes are at www.joytolead.com/amber-zaricor-leader-burnout-fill-your-cup

    Don't Lead Alone!
    Through the Joy to Lead® Academy you can equip yourself for leading a team with our courses on leadership, team management, and recruitment and onboarding.
    In the Joy to Lead® Community, you can immerse yourself in a supportive, welcoming and bolstering community of leaders. In this membership community we have live coaching sessions every month, regular co-working and book discussions, and drop exclusive mini-courses and guides. This is the place to be if you’re craving a pillar of stability, support and encouragement from other leaders who are walking this crazy leadership journey alongside you. We hope to see you there! 

    • 56 min
    How I Prepped for a 5-Month Maternity Leave as an Entrepreneur

    How I Prepped for a 5-Month Maternity Leave as an Entrepreneur

    One year ago today I was preparing for my first maternity leave as a business owner. As an entrepreneur, I had no idea what to expect from creating my own maternity leave and there really weren't any resources available for how to prepare for a maternity leave as an entrepreneur. There still isn’t. 
    So, in today’s episode of the Joy to Lead Podcast I’m pulling back the curtain on my 5-month, 5-phase maternity leave, focusing specifically on how I prepared and structured the maternity leave as an entrepreneur and how you can do the same.

    Find shownotes and links at https://joytolead.com/maternity-leave-for-small-business-owners/

    Don't Lead Alone!
    Through the Joy to Lead® Academy you can equip yourself for leading a team with our courses on leadership, team management, and recruitment and onboarding.
    In the Joy to Lead® Community, you can immerse yourself in a supportive, welcoming and bolstering community of leaders. In this membership community we have live coaching sessions every month, regular co-working and book discussions, and drop exclusive mini-courses and guides. This is the place to be if you’re craving a pillar of stability, support and encouragement from other leaders who are walking this crazy leadership journey alongside you. We hope to see you there! 

    • 54 min
    3 Leadership Affirmations that Will Infuse More Joy in Your Team

    3 Leadership Affirmations that Will Infuse More Joy in Your Team

    What we believe becomes how we act, and our actions shape our reality. Therefore, in a way, what you believe to be true inevitably becomes true. This is why our inner critic is such a powerful voice, and why affirmations can be transformational for us as leaders. 
    In today’s episode of the Joy to Lead Podcast, we’re pulling back the curtain on affirmations and positive self talk and belief. We lead from the inside out!

    Find shownotes and links at www.joytolead.com/affirmations

    Don't Lead Alone!
    Through the Joy to Lead® Academy you can equip yourself for leading a team with our courses on leadership, team management, and recruitment and onboarding.
    In the Joy to Lead® Community, you can immerse yourself in a supportive, welcoming and bolstering community of leaders. In this membership community we have live coaching sessions every month, regular co-working and book discussions, and drop exclusive mini-courses and guides. This is the place to be if you’re craving a pillar of stability, support and encouragement from other leaders who are walking this crazy leadership journey alongside you. We hope to see you there! 

    • 23 min
    Become a Wildly Better Leader by Creating a Leadership Development Plan

    Become a Wildly Better Leader by Creating a Leadership Development Plan

    How often do you as a leader feel like you’re “winging it?” You’d never admit that to your team, of course, but there’s an underlying worry saying, “if only they knew. They’re going to realize it soon enough.” Without a leadership development plan, this is likely your norm.

    Shownotes and links can be found at joytolead.com/leadership-development-plan

    Don't Lead Alone!
    Through the Joy to Lead® Academy you can equip yourself for leading a team with our courses on leadership, team management, and recruitment and onboarding.
    In the Joy to Lead® Community, you can immerse yourself in a supportive, welcoming and bolstering community of leaders. In this membership community we have live coaching sessions every month, regular co-working and book discussions, and drop exclusive mini-courses and guides. This is the place to be if you’re craving a pillar of stability, support and encouragement from other leaders who are walking this crazy leadership journey alongside you. We hope to see you there! 

    • 24 min
    5 Things Your Team Members Aren't Telling You - and How to Be A Better Leader for Them

    5 Things Your Team Members Aren't Telling You - and How to Be A Better Leader for Them

    We all want to be a better leader, but it's hard to picture what it's like to experience our leadership - right? We try to communicate better, to have more team meetings, to ask our team members how they are doing, but at the end of the day we're left wondering if it's even enough.
    Today on the Joy to Lead® Podcast we're diving into the ways your team members wish you were stepping up in your leadership - things they wouldn't say to your face (or, things they don't have the words for).

    Full shownotes and links can be found at www.joytolead.com/be-a-better-leader

    Don't Lead Alone!
    Through the Joy to Lead® Academy you can equip yourself for leading a team with our courses on leadership, team management, and recruitment and onboarding.
    In the Joy to Lead® Community, you can immerse yourself in a supportive, welcoming and bolstering community of leaders. In this membership community we have live coaching sessions every month, regular co-working and book discussions, and drop exclusive mini-courses and guides. This is the place to be if you’re craving a pillar of stability, support and encouragement from other leaders who are walking this crazy leadership journey alongside you. We hope to see you there! 

    • 28 min
    5 Things I Did On My Social Media Sabbatical that Helped Me Obliterate Overwhelm

    5 Things I Did On My Social Media Sabbatical that Helped Me Obliterate Overwhelm

    Following a difficult postpartum season, I went on an unintentional but amazing social media sabbatical. That social media sabbatical lasted about 9 months and helped me heal from anxiety and overwhelm in my life.
    Taking a social media sabbatical was one of the best decisions I've made as a business owner, mom, partner, and human being. It's also something I'm going to be repeating regularly. 
    On today's podcast I'm going to share some of the things that made this social media sabbatical so effective, as well as my major takeaways and learning experiences.

    Shownotes can be found at www.joytolead.com/social-media-sabbatical

    Don't Lead Alone!
    Through the Joy to Lead® Academy you can equip yourself for leading a team with our courses on leadership, team management, and recruitment and onboarding.
    In the Joy to Lead® Community, you can immerse yourself in a supportive, welcoming and bolstering community of leaders. In this membership community we have live coaching sessions every month, regular co-working and book discussions, and drop exclusive mini-courses and guides. This is the place to be if you’re craving a pillar of stability, support and encouragement from other leaders who are walking this crazy leadership journey alongside you. We hope to see you there! 

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Eva Jannotta ,

A fantastic resource for women entrepreneurs focused on growth

I love Kaylan’s practical advice for how manage a growing team, and importantly what it challenges us to become as leaders. She cheats great guests and her solo episode are fantastic—Kaylan is warm and open and funny and it listening really feels like having an intimate conversation with a good friend.

Arabellamandy ,

Amazing content to help you lead and grow!

Kaylan is equipping business owners everywhere to step into leadership! She shares helpful and impactful content, and I love learning from her! This podcast is a must for business owners that are ready to grow their team!

Teresa A White ,

Leadership Lessons with Heart!!

This podcast is filled with leadership goodness. Kaylan’s passion for leadership fills every episode and you leave with some take action tips that will up level your leadership skills. Perfect for entrepreneurs building a team!!

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