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Women Taking the Lead is a podcast containing conversations and audio blogs to help women grow into and thrive in Senior Leadership positions within organizations. Women Taking the Lead give you the tools to develop a success mindset, improve your communication skills, develop collaborative relationships, earn the money you deserve, and create more time for fun. Archived episodes include conversations with women who have faced self-doubt to attain their definition of success.

Women Taking the Lead with Jodi Flyn‪n‬ Jodi Flynn | Executive Leadership Coach | Women Taking the Lead

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Women Taking the Lead is a podcast containing conversations and audio blogs to help women grow into and thrive in Senior Leadership positions within organizations. Women Taking the Lead give you the tools to develop a success mindset, improve your communication skills, develop collaborative relationships, earn the money you deserve, and create more time for fun. Archived episodes include conversations with women who have faced self-doubt to attain their definition of success.

    Debra Boggs on Revealing Your Unique Brand to Potential Employers

    Debra Boggs on Revealing Your Unique Brand to Potential Employers

    As the Co-Founder of D&S Professional Coaching, Debra works with interesting, talented, and successful executives from all over the globe to equip them with the tools they need to advance in the modern job market.
    Debra has been recognized as a resume, LinkedIn, and job search expert by The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and many other career-related sites in addition to serving as an international speaker and top-rated podcast guest.
    Debra holds a Master of Science in Management, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and an Associate of Science in Labor Studies. She is also a Certified Digital Branding Strategist through Career Thought Leaders.
    In this episode Debra and I discuss... Your personal or professional brand and why is it important. How to create a personal brand for yourself that is unique. Where to begin when starting a job search. How job seekers can stand out to employers, given that it is a very competitive job market. Some things Debra specifically sees women do on their resumes or in their job searches that may be holding them back. Links Website: www.dsprocoaching.com 
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/debraboggs/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DebraBoggs_DS
    Sponsors Zebralove Web Solutions: Close your online marketing skills gap, learn how to remain relevant in a quickly changing marketplace, and get ongoing support in promoting your businesses online. Stay ahead of the game by signing up for these Digital Marketing Forum. Go to womentakingthelead.com/zebraworkshops to register.
    Resources Create Goals that are Worthy of you: If you are done with either pursuing vanilla goals, suffering through the struggle of goals that are not aligned with your strengths, or dealing with heartbreak of an unattainable goal this course is for you!
    Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: A simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.

    • 31 min
    100% Jodi: Are You Afraid of Success or Are You Afraid of More Responsibility?

    100% Jodi: Are You Afraid of Success or Are You Afraid of More Responsibility?

    Are you afraid of success or are you afraid of more responsibility?
    In this episode we’re going to explore why success can be so elusive and why self-sabotage rears its ugly head in moments when success is within reach.
    I don’t remember when I first heard the expression “Fear of Success”, but I do remember being baffled hearing it.
    Why would anyone fear success?
    At that time, to me, success meant a great job with a fancy title, more money than I needed, being fit, being in a great relationship, etc.
    That’s a pretty fantastic list. Most people want these things or some variation of them.
    Where is the fear coming from?
    As I started getting closer to actually having some of those things a light bulb went off.
    That list of great things I wanted, they in and of themselves weren’t the problem. It was the thought of all the things that come with them that had me start pumping the break.
    In a nutshell, it’s the added responsibility that causes us to cringe and hold back.
    When you think about the life you want to be living, what new responsibilities will you need to take on if you were to achieve that life? Is there anything that causes you to hesitate?
    If you are torn between the life and lifestyle you want to be living and an aversion to taking on even more responsibility, I invite you to do a Responsibility Remodel Session with me.
    This is a life-changing opportunity to restructure your commitments and obligations, and get you closer to where you want to be.
    In this 30-minute strategy session you will:
    get to the heart of the work you want to be doing, or only you can do, and identify the work someone else could be doing. know how to empower your team, clients, colleagues, etc., so you can work less (or refocus your energy) and still deliver. have language to communicate new expectations and gain buy-in so everyone is onboard. have the strategies to keep your to do list clear of non-essential time-wasters, allowing you to give your priority items your all. This is a special session offered to help you get past those mental and physical hurdles so you can make progress on the things that are the most vital to you, and open up opportunity for you to say yes to the things that will allow for the life you want to be living.
    You don’t have to work more or work harder to have that life. By restructuring what it is you do and do not do, you will actually be able to take on more responsibility and have the time and energy to enjoy the life you are living.
    For that reason, this session is being offered for $97. That’s 30 minutes with me focused on the things that are most important to you. I would love and be honored to support you to set up your work and your life in a way that feels good to you. A way that honors your core values, allows you to express your gifts and talents, and allows you to enjoy life as well.
    Go to https://womentakingthelead.com/remodel to find out more and sign up for your session. I cannot wait to chat with you.
    You deserve to have a life that works for you.
    As always, I hope this was of value to you, and here’s to your success!
    Thank You to Our Sponsors! Zebralove Web Solutions: Your website tells a story about your business! At Zebralove Web Solutions, Milly and her team are going to make sure your website tells the story you want your customers to hear. Connect with Milly at zebralovewebsolutions.com to create the impression you want to make!
    Resources Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: A simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.
    Create Goals that are Worthy of you: If you are done with either pursuing vanilla goals, suffering through the struggle of goals that are not aligned with your strengths, or dealing with heartbreak of an unattainable goal this course is for you!

    • 11 min
    Stephen Josephs on Transcending Your Ego to Resolve Conflict

    Stephen Josephs on Transcending Your Ego to Resolve Conflict

    Stephen Josephs, Ed.D. is a leadership development expert. He is dedicated to helping leaders shape their culture and bring out people’s best work in ways they haven’t thought of before. He is particularly interested in the strengths women bring to their leadership roles, and he helps them build their capacities and skills to thrive in today’s business environments. In his 40 years of leadership development work in corporations he has integrated mindfulness as a central part of developing executives.
    His recent course, Mindfulness 2.0 for Engineers, has received high ratings from participants.
    In this episode Stephen and I discuss... How taking on a new role is a good fit and sometimes you have to make it your own. The challenges faced after taking on a new role when you bump up against the culture. A role play that can help you get a win-win in a confrontational conversation, and create an opportunity to transform your relationships with those whom you had perceived as adversaries. How to get at the original source of inspiration that is there for all of us. A powerful practice that allows you to build rapport and a connection with anyone. Links Books: Dragons at Work and Leadership Agility 
    Website: http://www.stephenjosephs.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenjosephs
    Sponsors Zebralove Web Solutions: Close your online marketing skills gap, learn how to remain relevant in a quickly changing marketplace, and get ongoing support in promoting your businesses online. Stay ahead of the game by signing up for these Digital Marketing Forum. Go to womentakingthelead.com/zebraworkshops to register.
    Resources Create Goals that are Worthy of you: If you are done with either pursuing vanilla goals, suffering through the struggle of goals that are not aligned with your strengths, or dealing with heartbreak of an unattainable goal this course is for you!
    Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: A simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.

    • 40 min
    100% Jodi: How to Face Our Leadership Challenges

    100% Jodi: How to Face Our Leadership Challenges

    What guides you as a leader when you are faced with a moral dilemma?
    In this episode I’m going to call out some of the dilemmas we are faced with as leaders and some perspectives you can take to help you through them.
     
    Thank You to Our Sponsors! Zebralove Web Solutions: Your website tells a story about your business! At Zebralove Web Solutions, Milly and her team are going to make sure your website tells the story you want your customers to hear. Connect with Milly at zebralovewebsolutions.com to create the impression you want to make!
    Resources Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: A simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.
    Create Goals that are Worthy of you: If you are done with either pursuing vanilla goals, suffering through the struggle of goals that are not aligned with your strengths, or dealing with heartbreak of an unattainable goal this course is for you!

    • 11 min
    Stacy Henry on Engaging Sponsors for Women Leaders

    Stacy Henry on Engaging Sponsors for Women Leaders

    Stacy Henry is owner and founder of CenterBranch, a consulting and coaching firm dedicated to helping both companies and individuals perform to their highest potential. With services that include keynote speaking and workshop facilitation, women’s development, and leadership and executive coaching, CenterBranch enables people to be their best so they, and the companies they work for, may flourish. Stacy has twenty-five years of experience from a variety of global industries as a leadership development expert, executive coach and HR business partner for C-suite leaders.
    In this episode Stacy and I discuss... A critical piece of women’s leadership development that can increase the efficacy of any training and development program for women.
    How to engage senior leaders so they are also engaged participants in the efforts to increase the number of women in senior leadership.
    Some of the components in a leadership development program that address the specific needs of women.
    The benefits to the participants of such a program – and to the people around them.
    How Stacy is applying this ideology in her consulting an coaching work through her company, CenterBranch.
    Links In her new book, Get Rooted!, Stacy identifies common values and provides readers with a visual framework to understand their roots. 
    Website: www.CenterBranch.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stacyhenry01/
    Email: stacy.henry@CenterBranch.com
    WTL Leadership Survey I’d love it if you could help me to do some research on the coaching and training that is most needed right now. I’ve put together a quick survey (5-10 minutes) to gather this information so I can make sure you are getting exactly what you need as a leader right now and in the near future.
    Go to womentakingthelead.com/survey to add your voice to this project.
    Thank you so much for your help!
    Sponsors Zebralove Web Solutions: Close your online marketing skills gap, learn how to remain relevant in a quickly changing marketplace, and get ongoing support in promoting your businesses online. Stay ahead of the game by signing up for these Digital Marketing Forum. Go to womentakingthelead.com/zebraworkshops to register.

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    100% Jodi: The Inconvenience of Happiness

    100% Jodi: The Inconvenience of Happiness

    Do you prefer convenience or happiness?
    You may be thinking, “Both!” But the reality is our long-term happiness and satisfaction usually requires a long series of inconveniences. In this episode I’m making a case for why you actually want to be inconvenienced a lot more.
    Hello, I’m Jodi Flynn and welcome to the Women Taking the Lead podcast. I’m an executive leadership coach, author, speaker, workshop facilitator and I have the joy to work with women leaders who want to hone the skills that will allow them to thrive in Senior Leadership. I know I’ve met a woman I would love to work with when we start having a few laughs about our tendencies toward perfectionism and people pleasing.
    I had been living in Maine for the past 18 years, but I am currently in Massachusetts staying with family while I prepare to make my final move to Virginia. Thanks to the beauty of technology, I’ve been able to continue to work with women all over the world even in the midst of so much movement and transition.
    I do individual coaching as well as workshops and team retreats, and I am the current President of the board for The Maine Women's Conference.
    I spend the free time I have catching up with friends and family, coordinating my move to Virginia, and finding calm by watching the Great British Baking Show.
    Applied knowledge is power If you spend any time with teenagers and young adults you’ve probably witnessed many occasions where they choose the short-term pleasure or convenience over the long-term gain.
    Currently living in a home with a 9-year-old, 13-year-old, and 19-year-old, I am treated to many conversations and behaviors around this very topic. I’ve also had a very direct conversation with my 21-year-old nephew about this.
    We’re always faced with things, great and small, that we’d rather not have to do. But if we want to reach our goals and find satisfaction and fulfillment – the things that truly make us happy – we have to make some sacrifices.
    You might be thinking, “Jodi, why are you taking a podcast episode to talk about this? I already know this.”
    I absolutely know that you know this. What I would ask you is, how closely are you living this?
    When working with my clients we make the distinction between what we know and what we believe.
    Sometimes we hear an idea or theory and think, “That sounds about right. That makes sense to me.”
    And if there is some science to back it up, we then consider ourselves to “know it.”
    There’s the saying, knowledge is power, but that’s not exactly true.
    Knowledge is potential power. Applied knowledge is power.
    If you are making the sacrifices necessary to achieve satisfaction and fulfillment in your life, great!
    If not, use this episode as a gentle reminder. Though we may “know” something it’s often helpful to have reminders to live what we know.
    In this episode are some examples of the short-term sacrifices or inconveniences I invite you to make so you can live a life that brings you satisfaction and fulfillment. 
    I'm also sharing suggestion for how to make it easier to make those sacrifices.
    I hope this is of value to you and here’s to your success!
    Thank You to Our Sponsors! Zebralove Web Solutions: Your website tells a story about your business! At Zebralove Web Solutions, Milly and her team are going to make sure your website tells the story you want your customers to hear. Connect with Milly at zebralovewebsolutions.com to create the impression you want to make!
    Resources Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: A simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.
    Create Goals that are Worthy of you: If you are done with either pursuing vanilla goals, suffering through the struggle of goals that are not aligned with your strengths, or dealing with heart

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Customer Reviews

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287 Ratings

Sekenny ,

Inspiring and honest!

This podcast really takes a look at what it means to be a woman in business or in corporate and the common struggles and pitfalls women have to deal with and how you can overcome anything by leaning into who you are and what your values are based off of.

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Amy Irvine Planning Your Future

Great show Jodi filled with awesome advice for plannig our future dealing with all the changes from COVID 19. Love the virtual Happy Hour to share ideas., challenges and successes. Thanks Pattie Grimm

MEthyme ,

Just what I need to hear

Every time I listen to one of Jodi’s episodes, it seems that it is just what I need to hear that moment. Truly authentic conversations with amazing women of all ages and talents, sharing their challenges and accomplishments. Jodi’s warmth and desire to support shines through! Congrats on 5 years! @terridecoster.coach

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