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The Pausecast is a podcast series to support you to rise to your next level of leadership using the insights and tools of Emotional Intelligence, Neuroscience, Mindfulness, Human Potential, Psychology, Existentialism, and Personal Development. Get tips & expert guests known for cutting edge work as you develop your BEING in service to your LEADING.

Rachael O’Meara, MBA, MA, ACC is an exec leadership coach, TEDx speaker and Author of Pause: Harnessing the Life Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break and Pause The Journal: How to Intentionally Write to Create Your Dreams.

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The Pausecast is a podcast series to support you to rise to your next level of leadership using the insights and tools of Emotional Intelligence, Neuroscience, Mindfulness, Human Potential, Psychology, Existentialism, and Personal Development. Get tips & expert guests known for cutting edge work as you develop your BEING in service to your LEADING.

Rachael O’Meara, MBA, MA, ACC is an exec leadership coach, TEDx speaker and Author of Pause: Harnessing the Life Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break and Pause The Journal: How to Intentionally Write to Create Your Dreams.

    Ep. 143 How to Heal Lonely Leader Syndrome (LLS)

    Ep. 143 How to Heal Lonely Leader Syndrome (LLS)

    In Ep. 143 of The Pausecast...

    - learn the 5 signs you qualify as a lonely leader - How many signs do you have?

    - How to get out of lone wolf mode and how women leaders tend to fall into LLS

    - Next steps you can take for exiting lonely leader syndrome, once and for all



    Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xJUCZrY2kqc



    #podcast #emotionalintelligence #leadershipdevelopment #executivewomen #leadershipcoaching #supportleader #changingwork




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    Ep. 142 How to 10x your downtime as a corporate leader

    Ep. 142 How to 10x your downtime as a corporate leader

    In Ep. 142 of The Pausecast...

    It's all about the 3 steps to 10x your downtime - whether it's this weekend, a summer trip, or time to think.

    Have you ever found yourself anticipating joy and fun for an upcoming holiday trip, only to find yourself pre-occupied with thoughts or issues before jetting off? The entire trip seems like a blur and you realize you are no more rested or refreshed than before you left.

    Despite our best efforts, it is all too easy to feel shortchanged after a holiday, usually because we spend more time planning what to do ("see this", "visit that", "spend time with x") versus little to no planning on the quality of how we want to experience and feel during our time away.

    The good news is that with a few minor tweaks you can set yourself up for a blockbuster holiday by strategizing how and what you plan in three simple steps:

    1.    Create your vision

    2.    Set your intention

    3.    Create your plan



    We dive into this Episode 142 which will translate to...

    - Feeling like time expands

    - Feeling more rested, relaxed and refreshed

    - Ready to re-engage and come out of whatever your next down time is ready for action and feeling like you actually did take a break, rest, or pause.



    Watch Ep. 142 on YouTube: https://youtu.be/mOWe3pjTFVQ






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    • 17 min
    Ep. 141 PRACTICE When I am true to myself I align with my purpose

    Ep. 141 PRACTICE When I am true to myself I align with my purpose

    Research tells us that cultivating a sense of calm and presence through breathwork, you can make better decisions, communicate more effectively, and lead with authenticity and compassion.

    Here's a few more research-backed benefits to know about the power of conscious breath:


    Stress Reduction: Significantly reduce stress levels by activating the body's relaxation response. This can lead to lower levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, and promote feelings of calmness and relaxation.
    Improved Mental Clarity: Enhance cognitive function and mental clarity. Research suggests that deep breathing techniques can increase oxygen flow to the brain, improving focus, concentration, and decision-making abilities.
    Enhanced Emotional Regulation: Regulate emotions more effectively. Studies have indicated that mindful breathing practices can help decrease negative emotions such as anxiety, depression, and anger while promoting feelings of positivity and emotional balance.
    Better Sleep Quality: Promotes relaxation and improve sleep quality by calming the nervous system and reducing bedtime stress.
    Increased Resilience: Research suggests that incorporating breathwork into daily routines can improve resilience and overall well-being.
    Enhanced Immune Function: There is evidence to suggest that meditative breathwork can positively impact the immune system. Increase the activity of immune cells, improve circulation, and support overall immune function, helping the body better defend against illness and disease. Yes, please! 🙌🏼
    Reduced Blood Pressure:


    So, my leader friends, do take a moment today to pause, breathe with me, and connect with yourself on a deeper level.



    Your body and mind will thank you for it. 🌟 #MeditativeBreathwork #HealingTrauma #CEOsuccess



    In Ep. 141 of The Pausecast...

    ✅ Discover the power of intentional practice using meditative breathwork how it is 10x more powerful than m🙃ediation alone

    ✅ Learn the breath pattern: Halo active (2 part breath), blow breath shorter inhale/exhale snapping belly out, top. hold x2)

    ✅ Discover why it's important to align so that you can show up more in your own empowered leaders self



    Watch and subscribe on YouTube: https://youtu.be/mQrIq7N5SiA



    Reading Reference: Pocket Mantras by Tanaaz Chubb


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    Ep. 140 Jessica Grossimer Reimagining Workplace Well-Being

    Ep. 140 Jessica Grossimer Reimagining Workplace Well-Being

    In Ep. 140 of The Pausecast...

    - Join a Pause led by Jessica

    - Jessica's story and her "crisis of purpose"

    - How to take a long pause from work and feel even more purposeful

    - How Jessica's book, Reimaging Workplace Well-Being works for culture and purpose

    - The biggest 50th birthday gift Jessica gave herself in 2021

    - The No. 1 Question to ask yourself if you're looking for feel more purposeful and better well-being, and how well-being usually doesn't address it

    - How to address what can come off as spiritual at work regardless of what you believe or your background

    - How to support purpose-driven practices from the company / leadership side

    - How you can honor your spiritual path at work

    - The 3 things needed to update your corporate wellbeing scorecard



    Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nzw8zso64c4



    About Jessca Grossmeier:

    Jessica Grossmeier, PhD, MPH is an award-winning researcher, speaker, and author of Reimagining Workplace Well-being. She is a leading voice in workforce well-being and was recently recognized as one of the most influential leaders in health promotion. Jessica currently works with employers and well-being service providers to identify evidence-based practices to support employee well-being and foster a culture of health.



    About host Rachael O'Meara

    Rachael O’Meara, MBA, MA, ACC is a leadership and executive coach helping successful leaders learn the proven tools and strategies to rise to their next level of leadership - without the overwhelm. Her previous thirteen years at Google helps her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful leader as partner of SIC Venture Studio and in her private practice. Her first book Pause was a top business book for your career, and Pause the Journal came out in 2022. She's been featured in the New York Times, WSJ.com, HBR, and on the TEDx stage. Learn more at www.rachaelomeara.com 


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    Ep 139: How to go to the next level of thinking as a high EQ leader

    Ep 139: How to go to the next level of thinking as a high EQ leader

    In Ep. 139 of The Pausecast...

    - What and why you need to know about wEQ as a high EQ leader

    - The evolution of going from IQ to EQ to wEQ in the workplace, and why wEQ is necessary now more than ever in the business world.

    - How IQ doesn't cut it anymore as a corporate leader, period.

    - How EQ doesn't cut it anymore as a corporate leader, but wEQ does.

    - What systems thinking is, and how to think in terms of systems at work

    - What the function of a system is and how it has to do with wEQ

    - The impact you and your team can experience going from EQ to wEQ in the workplace. It's big!


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    Ep. 138 - How to be a focused exec and NOT do 'all the things'

    Ep. 138 - How to be a focused exec and NOT do 'all the things'

    In Ep. 138 of the Pausecast, I delve into the common struggle of not staying focused as a corporate leader. In other words, stop chasing all the things, aka shiny objects. Are you constantly jumping from one task to the next, feeling overwhelmed by the myriad of distractions at work?



    I share insights on why we leaders tend to scatter our attention and offer practical strategies for regaining focus and clarity as the leaders we were born, and aspire to be!


    In this Ep. 138 of The Pausecast...
    - Discover the underlying fears that drive executive leaders to pursue "all the things" and learn how to recognize and address them.
    - Explore the importance of being present and how sensory perception can anchor executive leaders in the moment.
    - Uncover the power of knowing your "why" and how it can guide priorities and actions in the corporate world.
    - Develop emotional intelligence skills to navigate feelings of fear and uncertainty, paving the way for more intentional decision making and productivity.


    Join me as I empower executive leaders to break free from the cycle of distraction and step into a more focused, purposeful way of leading.


    Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JDdfMTNf3dU


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Just what I needed!

Thank you Rachel for giving me the tools to take an intentional pause to reclaim my time! I feel so at peace after listening to your podcast!

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Such a breath of calm!

Love this podcast — Rachael has a special way of connecting us all to some much needed calm.

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Pause to learn more about emotional intelligence and leadership

The Pausecast is great! Rachael calls a pause and intentional shift in behavior and that’s exactly what this show is - an opportunity to pause and learn from Rachael and her guests on what I can do differently to create the shifts in life that I want to create.

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