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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 61: What does it mean to master your EQ as a woman in corporate?

    Ep 61: What does it mean to master your EQ as a woman in corporate?

    What does it mean to master your EQ as a woman in corporate? 

    EVERYTHING! 😎 

    Seriously though, I break this down into 3 things: 

    1) Get a seat at the table, seen and heard - hold yourself with more presence and confidence. that is infectious and contagious. 

    2) like you have a treasure map or secret hidden superpower - you can read the room, you can sense who holds the anxiety, you can notice how you are doing - and respond accordingly 

    3) improve all the skills that make you a better leader - better listener, better attuned to others, able to build better trust and rapport

    Have a listen and let me know what you are most excited to start with - we all start somewhere when it comes to mastering your emotional intelligence!

    It may as well be where you spend most of your time and support you to show up in ways you truly want to.


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    Ep 60: Why Surrender Matters as a Corporate Leader

    Ep 60: Why Surrender Matters as a Corporate Leader

    When you feel stuck, what are your coping strategies to get unstuck as fast as possible, and move forward?

    It’s easy to get caught up in accepting ‘stuckness’ as “just the way it is”

    And then cope from there, but it doesn't have to be this way.


    You spend way to much criticizing yourself saying things like, “Why do I suck at this?” or something equally non-productive.
    You stop spending time on your favorite hobbies like going to the farmer’s market or painting because you decided “you don’t have time”
    You compare yourself to others, instead of celebrating the moves you made from a year ago.

    Learn how the power of surrender can serve you as a leader in corporate so you can access your intuition more and free up some mental space to stay focused and calm to make the kind of impact you want.

    Join Rachael for 2 minutes of breathwork practice using the mantra, "I surrender"

    What do you think of bringing the concept of surrender into work? Have you tried it? What happened?






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    • 17 min
    Ep. 59: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor and Whole Brain Living

    Ep. 59: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor and Whole Brain Living

    In this episode 59 of The Pausecast...


    Meet Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Author of Whole Brain Living and Stroke of Insight
    How Pausing is essential to Whole Brain Living
    Meet the 4 main characters of the brain
    How to use the Brain Huddle exercise to get out of trigger moments and live more from the whole brain

    Meet Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

    Dr. Jill is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey (published in 2008 by Viking Penguin), which is still often the #1 book about STROKE sold in the Amazon marketplace. In addition, her second book WHOLE BRAIN LIVING: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life was published in May of 2021 by Hay House and is now readily available.

    In 2008, Dr. Jill gave a presentation about her experience with stroke at the TED Conference in Monterey, CA, which was the first TED talk to ever go viral through the internet. TED and Dr. Jill became world-famous instantaneously and that TED talk has now been viewed well over 27.5 million times. This 18-minute presentation catapulted Dr. Jill into the public eye, and within six weeks of presenting that TED talk, she was chosen as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, she was the premiere guest on Oprah’s Soul Series webcast, and her book My Stroke of Insight became a New York Times bestseller and remained on the list for 63 weeks.

    For more info including her latest book, visit: https://www.drjilltaylor.com/ 


    About Rachael O'Meara

    Rachael is an Executive Leadership Coach and author who helps her fellow humans at every level of leadership to amplify their impact, plan for success and press pause if burnout or overwhelm are looming.

    I wrote the book Pause and shared it and my own experience of burnout on the TEDx stage - to help other high-achieving and dedicated individuals learn the tools and strategies that have helped me step off the hamster wheel - for good. 

    My goal is always to help my clients feel more empowered, calm, and confident so they can reclaim their lives, have more fun, and do what they came here to do. If your life is already high velocity, you can still find the tools to sustain that pace and soar even higher; but do so with focus and a firm grasp on your wellbeing.

    As a six time rowing National Champion who has lived in every time zone and pushed herself to the limit, I know what it feels like to have your eyes on the prize and to give every shred of your energy to your dreams. 

    I also know and live by the idea that you create the space that serves you and in which your truth comes alive. 

    What space, truth and reality do you want to create together?

    Links:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/romeara/

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/bethepause

    The gram: www.instagram.com/rachael_omeara

    Get my free guidebook: 3 Keys to Turn Burnout into Thriving at work: pages.rachaelomeara.com/guidebook 






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    Ep 58: Next Top Things To Love About Being an EQ Leader

    Ep 58: Next Top Things To Love About Being an EQ Leader

    Join me for this part 2 of my series called, "Top Things to Love about Being a High EQ Leader"

    In Ep. 58, we explore the next top 10 things below as listed, and go into each one just a bit.

    Why should we love these things as a high EQ leader?

    Being a high EQ leader means you're the best of the best - you are a master influencer, orchestrator, and compelling human others naturally follow and want to be around.

    When we get these things and hold them as important skills on our leadership journey - they can help us feel so much more clear and motivated, every step of the way.

    So here's part 2 - and the 10 for today - which ones do you most resonate with or want to work on?

    Which ones are you doing sufficient in?


    Vulnerability is a strength of leading.
    As a leader, set aside time for thinking. It's as important than anything else or more.
    Confident leaders make decisions and stick to them because they are in touch with their emotional side and their cognitive side.
    If you don't know how you feel, you are less likely to make confident decisions because you'll be waffling back and forth. The key is to be clear with what you want first so that the decision makes sense and you can clearly and effectively communicate it to others.
    Asking others how they feel about something is as important as giving them guidance through what you think is best.
    Leadership is a privilege. Knowing that others are following you is an honor and treated as such. Do not take advantage of those who are working hard to get things done.
    Think your team and those who work for you. Thank them more than once, and thank them when they've done exceptional work. There should never be someone who said my boss never thanked me for a job well done. When it was.
    Truly listening and being present is a skill and effective leaders have this and do it well.
    You can have fun and Lead effectively. A common myth is that you need to be serious and not joke around and that won't work.
    You can be a heart faced and mind had based leader! That means you check in with how you feel about things and that you're in alignment first before you actually Act.


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    • 14 min
    Ep 57: Top 10 Things To Love about Being a High EQ Leader - Part 1

    Ep 57: Top 10 Things To Love about Being a High EQ Leader - Part 1

    Join me for this part 1 of my series called, "Top Things to Love about Being a High EQ Leader"

    In Ep. 57, we explore the top things below as listed, and go into each one just a bit.

    Why should we love these things as a high EQ leader?

    Being a high EQ leader means you're the best of the best - you are a master influencer, orchestrator, and compelling human others naturally follow and want to be around.

    When we get these things and hold them as important skills on our leadership journey - they can help us feel so much more clear and motivated, every step of the way.



    So here's part 1 - and the 10 for today:


    Leadership is an inside job..
    You know the definition of leadership is the ability to influence.
    If I'm not aware of what I want and need then no one else will be aware of what I want and need.
    I don't need a title, I can leave my life in any way I choose and it doesn't matter what my title is.
    I am not defined by work as my title or my job.
    Leadership means being in authority and not in superiority.
    Meeting people where they're at and seeing them in mutuality.
    Team Dynamics is part of leadership, and the ability to read the room. To do this, I need to be aware of how I'm feeling and if there's tension who is holding the anxiety and who's holding what role in the room.
    The right hand man literally sits to the leader in the right-hand seat.
    First followers are as important as the leader. If you don't have a first follower, it's much more difficult to get anyone else behind your ideas. So work with people to follow you and influence them to do so.



    Which one do you relate to the most? 

    Which one feels the most daunting, or like a gap for you?

    Leave me a message, I'd love to hear!

    Next week we'll continue with the list, but for now just think about these 10 things and how you are doing in each one - they are not small potatoes but big skills to master!




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    • 15 min
    Ep 56: How to Have a Fulfilling Life as a Corporate Leader

    Ep 56: How to Have a Fulfilling Life as a Corporate Leader

    How do you identify what you need and want..as not only a corporate leader, but as a PERSON?

    And..how can you tell the difference between what you WANT, and what you NEED? 

    I have a fun experiment for you to try about this...check out this episode, and see what you can come up with. Answer the poll below too - how would you rate yourself when it comes to knowing what you want and need...it's actually a pretty advanced skill to want ANYTHING your heart desires, and claim it. So many of us think that it's "not ok" to want more money, or our dream partner, or a private chef...yet, if you want it, what's wrong with owning that? 

    It works the same way in the corporate world my friends. Let's get to the bottom of knowing what you want and need, so you can feel more fulfilled as you claim it for yourself, notice what beliefs come up against you claiming or thinking about these things, and then being ok with that!

    As a corporate leader, if you aren't equipped to know what you need (e.g. a day off) and want (e.g. to not have emails to answer after 7pm), you will not feel as fulfilled, fall short on what you're capable of, and not set the example that you can to inspire yourself, and others around you.

    This podcast episode was inspired by my Wright performative learning assignment, Wants and Needs and my post about it when I was "in it"! - Read that article here:  https://medium.com/@romeara1/-bc4dcfb6f836


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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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Erric Solomon episode

I just listed to episode 29. This was my first time listening to The Pausecast. Rachael’s guest Erric Solomon had profound but also practical suggestions for feeling less anxious and finding meaning in our always-on world.