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Have you ever felt like the only person in your company, industry, community, or the only one in the room reaching for your unique dreams and vision? There’s power in being “The Only”. But how do you harness it as a strength and what can you learn from other “Onlys” to help you own your voice and power, step into your leadership and accelerate your success? Join keynote speaker, media/communication coach, former TV news anchor/reporter and “only” Angela Chee as she shares inspiring bold conversations with actionable takeaways. Each week, you’ll hear insider stories, insights and strategies of trailblazing “Onlys”, along with tools and resources to help you step up, speak up and make an impact. Discover the lessons learned from leaders breaking barriers, defying the odds and creating positive change. Learn more about the podcast and Angela at www.AngelaChee.com

The Power of the Only Angela Chee

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Have you ever felt like the only person in your company, industry, community, or the only one in the room reaching for your unique dreams and vision? There’s power in being “The Only”. But how do you harness it as a strength and what can you learn from other “Onlys” to help you own your voice and power, step into your leadership and accelerate your success? Join keynote speaker, media/communication coach, former TV news anchor/reporter and “only” Angela Chee as she shares inspiring bold conversations with actionable takeaways. Each week, you’ll hear insider stories, insights and strategies of trailblazing “Onlys”, along with tools and resources to help you step up, speak up and make an impact. Discover the lessons learned from leaders breaking barriers, defying the odds and creating positive change. Learn more about the podcast and Angela at www.AngelaChee.com

    82 The Power of Connection and Mindset with Professional Speaker Frank Kitchen

    82 The Power of Connection and Mindset with Professional Speaker Frank Kitchen

    Today I talk about the power of connection and mindset with professional speaker Frank Kitchen. Frank shares how he stepped out of his comfort zone as an introvert after some helpful advice and eventually became a professional speaker and performer.
    He says it is crucial to stop thinking about what others think and start thinking about what you want. We also tackle the touchy topic of code-switching and how we can use it as a way to connect with others.
    "It's the emotion of the result that has to be strung to the emotion of the work." - Frank Kitchen
    In today's show, we talk about why it is important to surround yourself with people who will tell you the truth and how to knock down your internal barriers to step into your power of the Only.
    "Stop thinking about what others think and start thinking about what you want." - Frank Kitchen
    Show Notes: How to knock down internal barriers What does the power of the Only mean to Frank Kitchen How did Frank step into his power What does the FRESH acronym stand for How to re-frame cons as pros "There are feelings and then there is truth." - Frank Kitchen
    3 Pieces of Advice or Action Steps: Recognize that you are amazing Be around amazing people Do amazing things "There are other Onlys out there you just have to the find the ones who are Only like you." - Frank Kitchen
    Connect with Frank Kitchen: Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | Frank Kitchen
    Thanks for being a part of this bold and powerful conversation on The Power of The Only!
    Whether you feel like the only one in your company, industry, or community or the only woman in the room, we're here to support you in stepping up, speaking up through power, presence, and representation, to make an impact in your personal and professional life.
    Get my Free YOU, Amplified! Video Training Series-7 Steps To Always Ready, Confidence, Clarity, and Connection On-Camera and Off! Click here Want even more insider tips, resources, and training to help you own your voice and power and step into your leadership?  Join me in my free, invite-only YOU, Amplified!™ community!
    You can also join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
    Learn more about this episode of The Power of The Only with Angela Chee at www.angelachee.com/82

    • 37 min
    81 The Power of Clarity and Stepping Into Your Leadership with Jennifer McCollum, CEO & Author of “In Her Own Voice - A Woman’s Rise to CEO

    81 The Power of Clarity and Stepping Into Your Leadership with Jennifer McCollum, CEO & Author of “In Her Own Voice - A Woman’s Rise to CEO

    Today's guest is Jennifer McCollum a CEO, speaker, and author of the book In Her Own Voice - A Woman’s Rise to CEO. With over 25 years of experience in leadership, Jennifer has a unique talent for crafting powerful visions and inspiring teams to turn them into reality.
    Her journey has taken her through organizations like Coca Cola and she made history as the first female CEO at Linkage, an SHRM company that has dedicated more than 35 years to advancing women and accelerating inclusion in leaders and organizations. Jennifer has also been published in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Chief Talent Development Officer, CEO Refresher, and Real Leaders. She is a member of the Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches.
    "The razor blade is part of my authentic self." - Jennifer McCollum
    In today's show, we talk about what Jennifer has learned as a CEO and how you can apply it to your career and life.  We also talk about how to embrace being The Only, how to step into your leadership, and why it's important to define what success looks like for you.
    Listen in to learn how to quiet your inner critic and how to embrace the changing face of leadership.
    "What it takes to be a woman and a leader as they rise in leadership ranks is very unique and we need women to understand those challenges so that they can be more aware, and we need to support women in overcoming them." - Jennifer McCollum
    Show Notes: How to embrace being an Only What does the power of the Only mean to Jennifer McCollum How do Onlys get stuck What is it like to step into a CEO position How to quiet your inner critic What is the double-blind for women Where do women thrive in business What is next for Jennifer McCollum "I stepped right into: 'I am the Only and I am going to embrace the Only." - Jennifer McCollum
    3 Action Steps: Prove your value Clarity Make the ask "This is never about fixing women or fixing the Only." - Jennifer McCollum
    Brand and Resource Mentions: Get a copy of In Her Own Voice: A Woman's Rise to CEO: Overcoming Hurdles to Change the Face of Leadership by Jennifer McCollum Connect with Jennifer McCollum: LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter
    Thanks for being a part of this bold and powerful conversation on The Power of The Only!
    Whether you feel like the only one in your company, industry, or community or the only woman in the room, we're here to support you in stepping up, speaking up through power, presence, and representation, to make an impact in your personal and professional life.
    Want even more insider tips, resources, and training to help you own your voice and power and step into your leadership?  Join me in my free, invite-only YOU, Amplified!™ community!
    You can also join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
    Learn more about this episode of The Power of The Only with Angela Chee at www.angelachee.com/81

    • 43 min
    80 How to Stop Hiding and Embrace the Power of You with Author and Board Director Tricia Montalvo Timm

    80 How to Stop Hiding and Embrace the Power of You with Author and Board Director Tricia Montalvo Timm

    "The impact that I had on the underrepresented employees of the company was something I did not expect and didn't realize that by simply telling my story, being visible, being vulnerable...what a gift that was to them." - Tricia Montalvo Timm
    How can we embrace the Power of You?
    Today we tackle the topic of owning your identity at work with Tricia Montalvo Timm, a board director, venture investor, speaker, and author of Embrace The Power Of You.
    Tricia is a first-generation Latina who rose through the ranks of Silicon Valley advising high-tech companies. Her work culminated in the sale of data analytics software company Looker to Google for $2.6 billion.
    "We can't control the world around us, but we can control our emotions and how we choose to show up." - Angela Chee
    In today's show, she shares how she struggled with being The Only and hid her identity for decades. She reveals how she finally stopped hiding at work and shows you how to step into your journey of acceptance.
    Listen to the episode to learn how Onlys can show up as our authentic selves, why Angela stopped using the word 'imposter syndrome', and how to achieve success and fulfillment and embrace yourself even as you continue to grow and change.
    "It is incredibly powerful to be someone with a different perspective; someone that can shine a light on so many other people and communities in the world." - Tricia Montalvo Timm
    Show Notes: How to embrace the power of you What does the power of the Only mean to Tricia Montalvo Timm Why Tricia never "came out" as Latina How to feel comfortable stepping into your power of being an Only Is the climate shifting for Onlys Why did Tricia change her name and how did it affect her What is it like to be on a board "We are a very diverse society. We need to have all of those different perspectives represented in the room." - Tricia Montalvo Timm
    3 Pieces of Advice or Action Steps: Self-reflection Find your people Model authenticity "I just didn't talk about my family. You know my maiden name, at the time I was really happy to get rid of Montalvo when I got married." - Tricia Montalvo Timm
    Connect with Tricia Montalvo Timm: LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter | Tricia Montalvo Timm
    Thanks for being a part of this bold and powerful conversation on The Power of The Only!
    Whether you feel like the only one in your company, industry, or community or the only woman in the room, we're here to support you in stepping up, speaking up through power, presence, and representation, to make an impact in your personal and professional life.
    Want even more insider tips, resources, and training to help you own your voice and power and step into your leadership?  Join me in my free, invite-only YOU, Amplified!™ community!
    You can also join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
    Learn more about this episode of The Power of The Only with Angela Chee at www.angelachee.com/80

    • 54 min
    79 The Power of Creating Your Own Table with Insights from Reese Witherspoon & Highlights From Hello Sunshine’s #ShineAway Event

    79 The Power of Creating Your Own Table with Insights from Reese Witherspoon & Highlights From Hello Sunshine’s #ShineAway Event

    "Instead of vying for a seat at the table, you may need to create your own table." - Angela Chee
    What will be the next chapter for you?
    I recently participated in Hello Sunshine's Shine Away event in Los Angeles and I want to share the highlights and takeaways from this incredible event that brought powerful women together for important conversations. The day served as a reminder of how powerful we are and that all of us have many chapters and seasons in our lives. I hope this episode can also serve as a reminder for you. Let this be your moment of inspiration to step up and shine in your role as an Only.
    "The power of the Only is about seeing, understanding, and feeling what others don't, leveraging this unique perspective to achieve your goals." - Angela Chee
    In today's show, I talk about ways to cultivate the power of the Only and what that power looks like in action. I also explain how your life can change when you step into your power and share the four words that changed Tracy Ellis-Ross's entire outlook on life.
    "You do not have to wait for everything to change to step into your greatness." - Angela Chee
    Show Notes: What does the power of the Only look like in action How to define the power of the Only Ways to cultivate the power of the Only What happens when you step into your power Why aren't there more women's stories "The power of the only is cultivated through years of navigating challenges in different situations as an Only and it allows you to make the most of every opportunity regardless of the environment you find yourself in." - Angela Chee
    Thanks for being a part of this bold and powerful conversation on The Power of The Only!
    If you would like a free copy of The Power Of The Only principles and a Clarity and Vision worksheet to help apply them in your business and life click here to get access. Whether you feel like the only one in your company, industry, or community or the only woman in the room, we're here to support you in stepping up, speaking up through power, presence, and representation, to make an impact in your personal and professional life.
    Get my Free YOU, Amplified! Video Training Series-7 Steps To Always Ready, Confidence, Clarity, and Connection On-Camera and Off! Click here Want even more insider tips, resources, and training to help you own your voice and power and step into your leadership?  Join me in my free, invite-only YOU, Amplified!™ community!
    You can also join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
    Learn more about this episode of The Power of The Only with Angela Chee at www.angelachee.com/79

    • 14 min
    78 The Power of The Pack with Female Quotient CEO and Founder Shelley Zalis

    78 The Power of The Pack with Female Quotient CEO and Founder Shelley Zalis

    Today's guest was "an Only and a Lonely" her entire career. Shelley Zalis is the CEO of The Female Quotient, an equality services company that creates platforms for women and solutions for organizations committed to closing the gender gap in the workplace. Their "Equality Lounges®" at the world's largest business and industry conferences, from CES to DAVOS, SXSW, Cannes Lions, and more — along with an audience of more than 2 million — bring conscious leaders together to close the gender gap.
    In this episode, Shelley shares her "whoosh" moment that changed how she looks at her work.
    She also opens up about the moment she knew she needed to be her own boss.
    "Representation only matters if it's not just about reflection." - Shelley Zalis
    In today's show, we talk about the communication skills you need for people to really hear you and how to thrive and make your job fun, despite your environment. Shelley says in business, there is always a yes you just have to find it. Listen in to learn how men and women must work together to close the gender gap, the origins of Imposter Syndrome, and how to shift these labels.
    "It wasn't about men. It wasn't about women. It was about closing the gap." - Shelley Zalis
    Show Notes: What does the power of the Only mean to Shelley Zalis What was the inspiration for the Girls' Lounge Why do men and women need to work together to close the gender gap How to stay true to your power Is the gender gap closing How to cultivate the power of the Only What is Shelley still working to improve Where does imposter syndrome come from "The collective power of women was quite remarkable." - Shelley Zalis
    3 Pieces of Advice or Action Steps: Be yourself because everyone else is taken Know your value Speak up, speak out, and speak together "It took a while for women to own their feminine." - Shelley Zalis
    Brand and Resource Mentions: Check out this Giftedness and ADHD Venn Diagram Check out Shelley's Forbes column that offers virtual mentorship for women in middle management Connect with Shelley Zalis: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn
    Thanks for being a part of this bold and powerful conversation on The Power of The Only!
    Whether you feel like the only one in your company, industry, or community or the only woman in the room, we're here to support you in stepping up, speaking up through power, presence, and representation, to make an impact in your personal and professional life.
    Want even more insider tips, resources, and training to help you own your voice and power and step into your leadership?  Join me in my free, invite-only YOU, Amplified!™ community!
    You can also join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
    Learn more about this episode of The Power of The Only with Angela Chee at www.angelachee.com/78

    • 53 min
    77 The Power of Being Underestimated and How to Fully Step Into Your Only with Caulipower Founder Gail Becker

    77 The Power of Being Underestimated and How to Fully Step Into Your Only with Caulipower Founder Gail Becker

    "You can't be so focused on what you think success looks like that you don't enjoy the journey." - Gail Becker
    What are you waiting for?
    My guest today Gail Becker is the Founder of Caulipower, a cauliflower pizza crust and frozen food company named one of the top 10 World’s Most Innovative Food Companies in 2022 by Fast Company.
    Gail's career spans journalism, government service, and marketing, but says being an entrepreneur and starting Caulipower was what she was meant to do all along.  She is a fierce advocate for female entrepreneurship and healthier food for all.
    "We disrupted a five billion dollar category out of nowhere. Nobody saw us coming." - Gail Becker
    In today's show, we talk about our shared experience as latchkey kids, how she navigated the competitive food manufacturing industry as an "Only" and an outsider, and how to break through barriers and keep going during the dark days. Gail shares what she would tell her younger self and why it’s better to say "oops" than "what if."
    Listen in to find out how she discovered her superpower and how you can also apply it to your life when you feel like an outsider or an Only.
    For listeners of The Power Of The Only: Gail is also offering a FREE Caulipower product.
    “To receive a coupon link for any free CAULIPOWER product, simply follow @CAULIPOWER or @AngelaCheeTV on any one of their social channels and send @CAULIPOWER a DM and mention ‘The Power of the Only".
    "Why would you want to be like everyone else?" - Gail Becker
    Show Notes: What does the power of the Only mean How to turn your differences into your superpower Where did the name Caulipower come from What is Gail most proud of Why being an Only is an opportunity How to maintain an abundance mindset How to get a FREE Caulipower product gift "I don't think I will ever be more proud of just taking that first giant step." - Gail Becker
    3 Pieces of Advice or Action Steps: Always bet on yourself Incorporate your Only into your business Better to say oops than what if "You can't be so focused on what you think success looks like that you don't enjoy the journey." - Gail Becker
    Connect with Gail Becker: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | CAULIPOWER
    Thanks for being a part of this bold and powerful conversation on The Power of The Only! 
    Whether you feel like the only one in your company, industry, or community or the only woman in the room, we're here to support you in stepping up, speaking up through power, presence and representation and to make an impact in your personal and professional life.
    Want even more insider tips, resources, and training to help you own your voice and power and step into your leadership?  Join me in my free, invite only  YOU, Amplified!™ community!
    You can also join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
    Learn more about this episode of The Power of The Only with Angela Chee at www.angelachee.com/77

    • 45 min

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