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Women Taking the Lead is a podcast containing interviews with women who have achieved success and men who help women develop their leadership; topical episodes giving insights and how-to's in the areas of leadership and personal and professional development, as well as "on-air" coaching episodes. The aim of Women Taking the Lead is to inspire you to overcome self-doubt so you can follow your true calling, earn the money you deserve, create more time for fun on your journey, develop relationships that support you, and to silence your inner critic, and make working on your mindset for success a top priority.

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 interviews with women who have achieved success and men who help women develop their leadership; topical episodes giving insights and how-to's in the areas of leadership and personal and professional development, as well as "on-air" coaching episodes. The aim of Women Taking the Lead is to inspire you to overcome self-doubt so you can follow your true calling, earn the money you deserve, create more time for fun on your journey, develop relationships that support you, and to silence your inner critic, and make working on your mindset for success a top priority.

    Nicole Tersigni on Using Humor and Creativity to Address Social Issues

    Nicole Tersigni on Using Humor and Creativity to Address Social Issues

    Nicole Tersigni is a comedic writer who lives in Metro Detroit with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. Since childhood, Nicole has felt an intense need to diffuse uncomfortable moments with laughter, so writing a book that finds humor in dealing with tiresome, entitled men was inevitable. Drawing on her experience in improv comedy and women's advocacy, Nicole is excited to combine these worlds and bring some much-needed levity to the fight against the patriarchy. When she's not writing feminist humor books, she's working on screenplays, or (more likely) cracking jokes on Twitter.
    In this episode Nicole and I discuss... In this episode Nicole and I discuss…
    😯 The concept of mansplaining and when it starts to impact women 😯 What caused Nicole to take up the crusade to call out mansplaining 😯 The post on Twitter that caught fire and inspired the book 😯 The five types of mansplaining Nicole pokes fun at in her book 😯 The galling assumption that is at the heart of mansplaining 🤨 Raising daughters to recognize mistreatment and deal with it in a way that allows the other person to hear the critical feedback Links Twitter @nicsigni 
    Instagram @nicsigni_writes
    Book Men to Avoid in Art and Life
    Website: https://www.nicoletersigni.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.
    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.

    • 30 min
    Dr. Carmen Landrau on "You've Got This!"

    Dr. Carmen Landrau on "You've Got This!"

    Dr. Carmen W. Landrau is a board-certified cardiologist and professional keynote speaker who uses her experience navigating a male-dominated career, to empower women to embrace their talents and acknowledge their achievements so that they may transform into phenomenal leaders.
    Carmen is a keynote speaker at corporate conferences and associations events and has participated in panels, workshops and national TV interviews with great acceptance. Her talks are sought-after by those actively involved in the advancement of women into senior executives of an organization.
    Her ability to elevate an event and engage the audience is repeatedly well received. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, exercising and spending quality time with her husband and kids.
    In this episode Carmen and I discuss... Her journey from cardiologist to keynote speaker in women’s empowerment How making a difference is what can help you overcome fear and take action If you are called to do something new, no matter what you try, that feeling is not going away and you will only feel better if you explore the possibility The importance of celebrating your successes, big and small Tips for women to take that next step Links Website:  www.drlandrau.com
    LinkedIn: www.Linkedin.com/in/drlandrau
    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.
    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.

    • 29 min
    Ellen Miller on Being a Pioneer to Advance to the Top

    Ellen Miller on Being a Pioneer to Advance to the Top

    Ellen Miller grew up in rural Maine and is a leadership coach and operational executive for TRC Companies and Former Vice President of AVANGRID. She understands the challenges of being a pioneer and breaking trail in a non-traditional role. As a leader, she has experienced digging in, charging ahead, and rising above both personally and professionally. She is curating on Instagram, “Illuminating: Women In The Shadows”, to highlight and honor women pioneers in the past to inspire and empower the women pioneers of today.
    In this episode Ellen and I discuss... Why all women are pioneers, whether a business owner or an employee forging new paths for women to succeed. We have to blaze trails and make inroads that require us to engage and motivate people all around us. Why starting with vision, mission, vision sounds cliche but is an absolute must if you want to avoid the common pitfalls involved in leading a team. How Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) can be used to motivate your team and reduce stress. Why it is crucial to be able to redefine success, especially when you are in a crisis, so you and those around you can focus on what's important. Links LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mpoweredus/
    Instagram:  @mpoweredus
    Email: ellen@mpoweredus.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.
    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.

    • 42 min
    100% Jodi: Being Influential vs Being Forceful

    100% Jodi: Being Influential vs Being Forceful

    In this episode I’m going to cover being forceful versus being influential. We all have an idea of what we want and there are many strategies we can utilize to accomplish our goal. However, in regard to using force, which many of us can default into because of the short-term gains, there are many more benefits to cultivating influence even though it takes more time and conscious intention.
    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 they’ll need 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 have been living in Maine for the past 18 years and thanks to the beauty of technology I’ve been able to work with women all over the world.
    I do individual coaching as well as workshops and team retreats. I am currently in the processes of taking my coaching system and turning it into an online course for those who prefer a Do-It-Yourself model of learning.
    I am the current President of the board for The Maine Women's Conference and I am a Curriculum Partner for a Women’s Leadership development program through Real Women Collective Action (RWCA).
    I spend my free time catching up with friends and family, planning trips to Virginia to visit my guy, working out and watching the Great British Baking Show.
    Communication and Relationships Because of my expertise in communication and relationship building there have been times I’ve been approached by organizations looking for scripts of what to say. And hearing what this episode was going to cover, you may also have wondered if there are the right things to say to be more influential.
    I always respectfully hear what they have to say and why they want these scripts and then I explain to them that communication, relationship building, and gaining influence are more about who you are being that what you are saying.
    When I talk about who you are being, I’m referring to your demeanor, your attitude and the overall experience you are creating for the other person or people around you.
    You’ve probably heard this before: communication is comprised of only 7% word choice or verbal communication. The other 93% is split 38% vocal (think tone of voice, inflection, volume, etc.) and the final 55% is nonverbal communication (facial expressions and body language).
    That means, that while you may have 7% of your communication nailed down the other 93% of what you are communicating may not be in your conscious control. Even if you can get conscious control of some of your vocal and nonverbal communication and get that percentage up to 50% or 60%, you still have 40%-50% of your communication sending different messages.
    [Listen in to get more information on transforming subtle force, which only gives you short-term gains, into influence.
    How to Increase Your Influence Have a strong sense of integrity; keep your word Be clear on your core values and live by them Be confident and secure in who you are and your abilities Continue to develop yourself personally and professionally Respect and treat the people you lead with fairness Own up to your mistakes and make amends Be inclusive, invite others in, letting them be a part of the process Make others feel valued and heard Be agile and flexible, especially when faced with challenges Demonstrate openness, transparency, humility and intelligence Have a good sense of humor; value fun and enjoyment in the workplace and elsewhere Take your work seriously but don’t take yourself too seriously Be curious and embody a sense of possibility Assume good intent Inspire people by sharing your vision with them and helping them to see themselves

    • 15 min
    Mary Cheyne on How to Speak Up Fiercely and Femininely

    Mary Cheyne on How to Speak Up Fiercely and Femininely

    Mary Cheyne is a TEDx speaker, MBA and Transformational Public Speaking Trainer & Coach who has trained over 15,000 people in 30 cities internationally. Mary is the 2009 World Champion of Public Speaking first runner-up, out of 25,000 contestants from 14 countries and is also the best-selling author of the book, “Present” Yourself in Public Speaking – Tell Your Inner Critic to SHUT UP! And the Real You to SPEAK UP!
    Mary is proof that transformation is possible, as she began her career as a self-conscious, introverted computer programmer!
    Two fun facts about Mary is that she also holds a Karate Black Belt rank and plays the ukulele. 
    In this episode Mary and I discuss... The invisible force that causes you to hesitate to speak up even though you know what you’re talking about How to manage your inner critic so it doesn’t sabotage your best efforts Public speaking is not people’s #1 fear. Do you know what is? What it means to wake up the warrior woman with yourself How to be confident and assert yourself in any situation Links Download the “Bypass Your Inner Critic” Cheat Sheet:  https://magneticpodium.com/InnerCriticSummary/
    Website: https://www.magneticpodium.com
    Watch Mary’s TEDx Talk: The Hidden Power of Bruce Lee that We All Have https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq7FxNyKURY
    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.
    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.

    • 33 min
    100% Jodi: Are You Ready to Take Some Action?

    100% Jodi: Are You Ready to Take Some Action?

    Were you one of the people who, when the pandemic shut downs began, took a step back to reflect on how you were living your life; checking in to see if you were on the right track?
    If you didn’t like what you were seeing, you’ve probably been doing some research to see what changes you could make and how to make those changes. From there, the next natural step is to get into action.
    When the pandemic began, I redid a series on the Cycle of Change and completed 3 of the 4 phases that make up the Cycle of Change. The phases I covered were: The Toss-In Phase or the ending of a cycle, The Shuffle Phase which includes deciding what you want to do next, and The Deal Phase when you decide what strategy you’ll utilize in the next phase.
    The timing did not feel right to cover the final phase back in the spring but I am feeling it now.
    In this episode, we’re going to cover the fourth and final phase of the cycle of change, Play the Game.
    Hi, 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 they’ll need 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.
    Originally from Massachusetts I have been living in Maine for the past 18 years. Thanks to the beauty of technology I’ve been able to work with women all over the world. If you have a device and Wi-Fi we can work together.
    I do individual coaching as well as workshops and team retreats. I am currently in the processes of taking my coaching system and turning it into an online course for those who prefer a Do-It-Yourself model of learning.
    I am the current President of the board for The Maine Women's Conference and I am a Curriculum Partner for a Women’s Leadership development program through Real Women Collective Action (RWCA).
    I spend my free time catching up with friends and family, FaceTiming my boyfriend who lives in Virginia, working out and watching the Great British Baking Show.
    Play the Game (Action!) “Play the Game” is an exciting and mostly positive time during the Cycle of Change when you are all-in to live your dreams and reach new levels of success, fulfillment and well-being.
    Whereas in previous stages you were either reflecting on the past or imagining the future, this phase is about being fully in the moment.
    You are living the strategy and the plan you created in The Deal Phase.
    It is a time of action but the amount of action you will take in this phase is based on your personality, how clear you are on your goal, how feasible your plan is and how much support you have.
    That’s why The Deal Phase is so crucial to set you up for success in this phase, though most plans will work if you can only get out of your own way.
    What that means is in the Play the Game Phase it’s important to manage your inner critic, which always comes to life when you are doing something new, big or scary. This is where self-doubt can start to plague you and if you allow it too much power you will unconsciously begin to self-sabotage.
    Know that it is natural and normal for your inner critic to try to have a field day with you. Change the perspective that hearing your inner critic is a bad thing. Rather, hearing your inner critic means you are playing full out and that’s a great thing.
    If you are able to manage your inner critic you will, for the most part, feel harmonious, optimistic, determined and fully alive.
    If you are able to remain flexible you will be able to pivot and adjust if things don’t go according to plan. Let’s face it, things rarely go exactly according to plan so it’s important not to get too attached to the plan or judge yourself and others t

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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

allison in maine ,

A little dab of inspiration!

I’ve been listening to this podcast for about 18 months now and I love it! Jodi is so warm and open and tackles topics that are relevant to women everywhere. Interesting guests, and I love the episodes that are about Jodi opening up about her own challenges. She shows us that she’s not afraid to be vulnerable.

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