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Women Taking the Lead is a podcast helping women within organizations to grow into and thrive in Senior Leadership. Women Taking the Lead gives you the tools to develop a success mindset, improve your communication skills, develop collaborative relationships, and create more time for you.

Women Taking the Lead Jodi Flynn | Executive Leadership Coach

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 295 Ratings

Women Taking the Lead is a podcast helping women within organizations to grow into and thrive in Senior Leadership. Women Taking the Lead gives you the tools to develop a success mindset, improve your communication skills, develop collaborative relationships, and create more time for you.

    [Coaching] How to Turn Being the Bearer of Bad News into a Coaching Opportunity

    [Coaching] How to Turn Being the Bearer of Bad News into a Coaching Opportunity

    How are you at delivering unwelcome news to one of your team members, and then coaching them through the feedback? Sometimes as leaders we have to tell a team member that they are off-track or that they’re not going to get what they want.
    It’s not the best part of a leader’s job, but in these conversations are opportunities for growth and development. Not just for our team member, these conversations are great for our growth and development as a leader as well.
    In this on-air coaching call that’s exactly where a member of our community, Crystal, was at the beginning of the call.
    Join us in this episode to hear how you can find these opportunities right before your eyes.
    Resources Episode Show Notes: Transcript and links mentioned in this episode.
    Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.
    Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!
    Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz and find out more about yourself as a Leader.
    Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: The book containing a simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.
    Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach, schedule a call with me.

    • 42 min
    How to Show Your Team Your Appreciation ...Especially if it Doesn't Come Naturally to You

    How to Show Your Team Your Appreciation ...Especially if it Doesn't Come Naturally to You

    Does your team know how much you care about them? 
    Do they know how much you want them to experience growth, success and happiness as a part of your organization?
    Or, do you assume that they know because they should know? 
    In this episode we’re covering why consistently show interest in and appreciation for those around you is so important and how to do it effectively. Because, whether you know it or not, your people don’t all like to be appreciated in the same way.
    Resources Episode Show Notes: Transcript and links mentioned in this episode.
    Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.
    Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!
    Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz and find out more about yourself as a Leader.
    Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: The book containing a simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.
    Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach, schedule a call with me.

    • 15 min
    Are You Leading by Example?

    Are You Leading by Example?

    Are you leading by example?
    This is a trick question because the reality is you are always leading by example. The question is whether you want the people you lead to do what you are doing.
    Like it or not, people are watching what you're doing and they're listening closely to what you're saying. And, the higher you go up the leadership chain the bigger an example you become. There's a saying when you reach senior leadership, you are whispering from a megaphone.
    Your people are watching you closely to determine what is acceptable behavior and attitudes, and what is not. The question is, are you exemplifying the behavior that you would like to see in the people that you lead? Are your actions consistent with your message?
    Leading by example may not always be easy but it’s a must if you want the best chance of hitting your goals and having harmony in the workplace.
    In this episode we’re covering what it means to lead by example and how to gauge how effectively you are modeling the behavior you want to see.
    Resources Episode Show Notes: Transcript and links mentioned in this episode.
    Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.
    Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!
    Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz and find out more about yourself as a Leader.
    Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: The book containing a simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.
    Leadership Coaching: If you are interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach, schedule a call with me.

    • 12 min
    Do You Feel Worthy to Invest in Yourself?

    Do You Feel Worthy to Invest in Yourself?

    As with the last episode of Women Taking the Lead I’m asking, for your career, who do you go to for help and support?
    Help comes in many forms and from a variety of sources. Some help you can get for free and some help costs money.
    While I always recommend utilizing your free help when appropriate, and for as many things as you can, it’s important to know that free resources will only get you so far.
    We can get stuck in our careers or with a situation at work because we keep going back to the people in our lives whom will offer their help for free, but who don’t have the expertise to guide us through our challenges effectively.
    Knowing whom you can go to for what will save you time and energy, and not put any undue pressure on those in your support system who want to help, but can’t give you what you need.
    This episode will cover the types of career helpers you want to pay for, and how to utilize those people.
    Resources Episode Show Notes: Transcript and links mentioned in this episode.
    Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.
    Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!
    Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz and find out more about yourself as a Leader.
    Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: The book containing a simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.
    Leadership Coaching: If you interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach, schedule a call with me.

    • 20 min
    Who are your free helpers?

    Who are your free helpers?

    For your career, who do you go to for help and support?
    Help comes in many forms and from various sources. Some help you can get for free and some will cost money.
    I recommend utilizing the free resources when appropriate and for as many things as you can. And, it’s important to know that free resources may only get you so far depending on what your goals and challenges are.
    I’ve seen many women get stuck in their career or with a situation at work because they keep going back to the people in their life who will offer their help for free, but who don’t have the expertise to guide this woman through her challenge effectively.
    Knowing whom you can go to for what will save you time and energy, and not put any undue pressure on those in your support system who want to help but can’t give you what you need.
    This episode will cover the types of help you can receive in your career for free, and how to utilize those people.
    Resources Episode Show Notes: Transcript and links mentioned in this episode.
    Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.
    Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!
    Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz and find out more about yourself as a Leader.
    Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: The book containing a simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.
    Leadership Coaching: If you interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach, schedule a call with me.

    • 17 min
    Do You Want to be More Effective as a Leader? Move.

    Do You Want to be More Effective as a Leader? Move.

    How are you doing getting regular physical activity into your weekly routine?
    No judgement here. When there’s a lot going on it’s easy to free up time by skipping the workout, walk or bike you had already planned.
    In an emergency this is a logical move, but how often it is vital to skip the workout to handle a true emergency?
    Physical activity is not neutral. There are either benefits to getting in some activity or there are consequences for not being active. These consequences effect you mentally as well as physically.
    Given that, it is vital that you get regular movement in. And, you don’t need a gym membership or do intense workouts to be physically active.
    This episode is building on the last episode on mental and emotional wellness and making the case for exercise as a leadership development practice.
    Resources Episode Show Notes: Transcript and links mentioned in this episode.
    Apply to be on an “On-Air Coaching” episode: Are you a female leader who has been promoted in the last year? You are invited to apply to be on the podcast.
    Checklist to Ask Your Company for Coaching: Would coaching help you become a stronger leader? Wondering if your company would pay? It doesn't hurt to ask!
    Leadership Operating System Quiz: Wondering what kind of Leadership traits you have? Take this FREE, FAST quiz and find out more about yourself as a Leader.
    Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing: The book containing a simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.
    Leadership Coaching: If you interested in finding out more about my coaching process, the cost of coaching, or how to ask your employer to pay for you to work with a coach, schedule a call with me.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
295 Ratings

295 Ratings

Cwalsh12 ,

Empowered!

Wow, I just started listening to this podcast and I can’t wait to listen to more. This podcast is relatable, informative, and inspiring! To be a female leader is such a unique way of life and we need to continue to use that energy for the better.

The Hobo Named Bob ,

Must Listen!

Jodi's insights and stories are truly motivational. Her show is all around incredible and you definitely need to give it a listen!

EricaBushwell ,

Awesome podcast!

Jodi, host of the Women Takign the Lead podcast, highlights all aspects of careers and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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