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The Stress-Free Leader Podcast is aimed directly at you. Yes, YOU! The leader who is still answering texts well after hours, checking email while on vacation and saying yes when you should be saying no. This show is for you!

The Stress Free Leader Podcast Rhonda Y. Williams

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The Stress-Free Leader Podcast is aimed directly at you. Yes, YOU! The leader who is still answering texts well after hours, checking email while on vacation and saying yes when you should be saying no. This show is for you!

    Unleashing Your Inner Creative Leader

    Unleashing Your Inner Creative Leader

    Show Quote: “Creativity is the depth of the honesty you express towards your possibility.” –Paramahamsa Nithyananda.

    In this episode, we explore the importance of tapping into your leadership creativity to enjoy the ultimate leadership success.

    Today’s complex environment requires creative solutions. My guest, Ellia Harris, has been the embodiment of creativity and now helps leaders leverage creative problem solving for leadership success. Listen in as we discuss:

    · What it means to be a creative leader
    · The connection between motivation and creativity
    · The link between courage and creativity
    · The art of solving problems through communication
    · How leaders can use creative problem solving
    · The danger of problem solving for today instead of the future
    · And more!


    About Ellia:
    Ellia Harris is a Creative Thinking Consultant, which means she helps people solve problems in new ways.

    Ellia is hired by business owners and team leaders in aspirational organizations who are worried about the bottom line, frustrated about losing quality staff, and wake up at 3am feeling overwhelmed about how to plan for the future.

    Ellia’s mission is to guide and inspire leaders, unleash teams, and empower organizations to get from “no idea” to “brilliant idea!” and their desired future. She does this by using her creative problem-solving framework “Light Bulb Thinking™”, which employs play and diverse thinking as business development tools. Ellia’s clients experience how “serious” fun can lead to a steady flow of good ideas, staff that enjoy showing up, and a healthier bottom line as well as greater productivity, a kickass culture of innovation, and stronger happier teams.

    Connect with Ellia:
    https://ThePotentialCenter.com

    How to Become a More Persuasive Leader

    How to Become a More Persuasive Leader

    In this episode, we break down the art of persuasion and the connection to effective leadership.

    Aristotle identified 3 modes of persuasion, known as the 3 appeals. Ethos, Pathos and Logos are 3 essential parts of making a persuasive argument. Whether you are giving a speech, writing advertising or leading others, understanding these parts can make you more effective and persuasive leader. Listen in as we discuss:

    · Examples of persuasive leaders
    · Ethos – establishing leadership credibility
    · Pathos – tapping into the emotion of others
    · Logos – the role of logic 
    · The challenges of persuasive leadership
    · And more!


    About Rhonda:
    Rhonda Y. Williams is a former Chief Nursing Officer and hospital CEO. With 20+ years of leadership experience, Rhonda has personally experienced the joys and the stress. Today, Rhonda is an emotional intelligence strategist, and she is known as The Stress-Free Leader. Rhonda coaches’ leaders who are ready to STOP THE MADNESS and reconnect with the joyful, purposeful part of leading. She also works directly with teams who are ready to explore the organizational and bottom-line benefits of creating a stress-free culture. Additionally, she is the host of The Coffee with Rhonda Show.
    Thanks for listening!
    It means so much to us that you listened to our podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with us, head on over to http://www.thestressfreeleader.net. With this podcast, we are building a leadership community of change champions inspired to embrace a culture of stress-free leading. If you know someone who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.
    Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!
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    The Journey of Fixing You

    The Journey of Fixing You

    Show Quote: I like to solve problems. I know it is a skill set, but it’s also an obligation. I grew up with parents who believe that you don’t simply complain: you try to find solutions and fix what’s in front of you. –Stacy Abrams
    In this episode, we explore the work and journey of the inner work required for fixing you. Faust Ruggiero joins us for the conversation. Faust shares his perspective on where we go wrong and some of the strategy that can help us get back on track.
    As Faust mentions, it is important for leaders to contemplate the fact that everything we need is inside of us. As leaders in pursuit of excellence, the journey begins by an honest self-reflection of who we are and how we show up. As you are probably aware, one of the most effective tools a leader has is the ability to self-reflect. Listen in as we discuss:

    * The importance of understanding energy distribution
    * The need to create internal shifts before executing external shifts
    * Why you should take yourself off autopilot
    * Learning to be comfortable with being uncomfortable
    * Physically, intellectual and emotional balancing
    * Importance of getting away from your biases
    * And more!

    About Faust:
    My professional career spans over forty years.I have counseled clients ranging in age from five, and into senior living. I have counseled people and families in inpatient facilities, prisons, substance abuse counseling centers, in nursing homes, provided employee assistance programs to major corporations, and have extensive experience providing I continue to provide counseling services for veterans, first responders, law enforcement, and other emergency personnel. I have taught at the college level, and am published in several research journals.
    Connect with Faust:
    https://www.faustruggiero.com/media-appearances.html (https://www.faustruggiero.com/media-appearances.html)
    About Rhonda:
    Rhonda Y. Williams is a former Chief Nursing Officer and hospital CEO. With 20+ years of leadership experience, Rhonda has personally experienced the joys and the stress. Today, Rhonda is an emotional intelligence strategist, and she is known as The Stress-Free Leader. Rhonda coaches’ leaders who are ready to STOP THE MADNESS and reconnect with the joyful, purposeful part of leading. She also works directly with teams who are ready to explore the organizational and bottom-line benefits of creating a stress-free culture. Additionally, she is the host of The Coffee with Rhonda Show.
    Thanks for listening!
    It means so much to us that you listened to our podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with us, head on over to http://www.thestressfreeleader.net (http://www.thestressfreeleader.net/). With this podcast, we are building a leadership community of change champions inspired to embrace a culture of stress-free leading. If you know someone who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.
    Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!
    If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe on the podcast app on your mobile device. Click the image below to subscribe AND leave your review!
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    Allyship

    Allyship

    Allyship: Going Beyond the Basics
    Show Quote: I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.” – Maya Angelou
    In this episode, we discuss the important topic of being an ally. There are many definitions of what it means to be an ally and I’ll share two that speak to me personally. Of particular importance is simply understanding the basics of being an ally and how you can support people of color or those from marginalized communities.
    But here is a question for you. Are you ready to go beyond the basics of allyship? Being an ally is an action-oriented state of being. It is far beyond believing and more about doing. It is not about being on the right side, it is about doing the right thing to create an inclusive culture where people of color and team members from other marginalized communities can feel a sense of belonging. Let’s break down some aspects of effective allyship. In the episode we explore:

    * The importance of listening differently
    * Why representation matters
    * How to create space for the “only”
    * The process of building trust
    * Why you must stop leting it go
    * How to recognize gaslighting and how to shut it down

    About Rhonda:
    Rhonda Y. Williams is a former Chief Nursing Officer and hospital CEO. With 20+ years of leadership experience, Rhonda has personally experienced the joys and the stress. Today, Rhonda is an emotional intelligence strategist, and she is known as The Stress-Free Leader. Rhonda coaches’ leaders who are ready to STOP THE MADNESS and reconnect with the joyful, purposeful part of leading. She also works directly with teams who are ready to explore the organizational and bottom-line benefits of creating an inclusive and stress-free culture. Additionally, she is the host of The Coffee with Rhonda Show.
    Thanks for listening!
    It means so much to us that you listened to our podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with us, head on over to http://www.thestressfreeleader.net (http://www.thestressfreeleader.net/). With this podcast, we are building a leadership community of change champions inspired to embrace a culture of stress-free leading. If you know someone who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.
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    The Confident Female Leader

    The Confident Female Leader

    Show Quote: In fact, the Confidence of the people is worth more than money” Carter G. Woodson

    In this episode, we explore confidence and in particular, why it can be so challenging for women leaders. Ms. Edna Howard joins us for the conversation. She shares how she executed her strategy of “see a need, fill a need” and how it led to the launch of her platform designed to uplift and empower women through Voices of Encouragement.

    Here is a question for you. Are you living in the past, present or future? Return to this question as you listed to the discussion. Often when we dive into the topic of confidence for women and confidence for women leaders, a familiar theme emerges. Can you hear it? Listen in as we discuss:

    · Why women often have a lack of self-confidence
    · The role your past plays in your confidence level
    · How confidence holds women back
    · Are you living in a program? In the matrix?
    · Strategies women can use to increase their confidence
    · Strategies the confident woman can use to reduce stress
    · Stress factors women and leaders are dealing with today
    · And more!


    About Edna:
    Edna is a Parallel-Preneur. By day, she is a Strategic Information Management Consultant and by night,  she manages Voices of Encouragement, LLC., and ICE Coaching & Consulting, organizations designedto empower women.

    She brings 20+ years of IT experience and has worked at companies in multiple IT roles. In addition, to her IT career, her entrepreneur spirit led her to pursue managing and operating her own successful business in the Health and Beauty Industry as a Sr. Sales Director, Coach, Mentor, Motivational Speaker, and Trainer.  She has a passion for empowering and motivating women to pursue their goals. She is the founder and board member of Voices of Encouragement, LLC, an organization designed to empower women. She is a certified Goals Success Life Coach as well as a certified Professional Workshop Facilitator.

    The Journey to Stress-Free Leading and Living

    The Journey to Stress-Free Leading and Living

    Where does the road to stress-free leading and living begin?

    In this episode, we int...

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ellia ,

Are Creative Leaders Born or Built?

I know the episode hasn't aired yet, Rhonda, but I want to thank you for a stimulating conversation. The way you took us from one topic to the next felt very natural, and I love that we shared similar perspectives. Can't wait to hear how people respond to the episode once it's released!

eeeare ,

Expert tips and support

Rhonda Y Williams is laser focused on helping leaders reduce stress. Episodes contain practical ways to examine stress and how to reduce it, as well as some fine leadership tips to implement. I appreciate the focus on communication, which is an important leadership tool.

P31princess ,

Great for leaders looking to become more effective and create work life balance.

Great podcast! Rhonda gives tangible nuggets to support every leader in becoming their best selves in the workplace! Her points and perspectives for reducing stress provide essential skills for progressing in various aspects of your role, and are particularly helpful in navigating difficult situations as a leader! Thank you Rhonda for sharing your experiences and strategies with your audience! This podcast aligns with key elements of empowerment needed to overcome the challenge of workplace balance!

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