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

Women Taking the Lead Jodi Flynn | Executive Leadership Coach

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    • 4.9 • 298 Ratings

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

    [Coaching] Are They Really Judging You?

    [Coaching] Are They Really Judging You?

    Could anyone possibly meet the expectations you have for yourself?
    Many of the women I coach have such high expectations for themselves, they sacrifice health and happiness to meet them.
    Sometimes the driver is the thought that others are expecting a lot from you. But if you looked closely, is that true? Are others watching you and expecting you to overdeliver all the time?
    Or are you assigning them those judgments because in reality you’re judging yourself.
    I had a fantastic conversation with Andrea about trying to meet your own unrealistic expectations, delegating, having healthy boundaries, and asking for help.
    If you feel like you’re doing too much for everyone else, and not getting enough time for you, or for the people and things that are also important to you, listen in.
    Resources Episode Show Notes: Transcript and links mentioned in this episode.
    One-Hour Leadership Coaching Session: This session is designed to get to the heart of the challenges you are experiencing in your new role. You’ll be sent a quick questionnaire to fill out ahead of our meeting so we can make the most of our time together.
    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.
    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.
    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.

    • 38 min
    Facing Conflict Head On

    Facing Conflict Head On

    How would you describe your comfort level when it comes to confronting conflict?
    Do you look at it as an opportunity for growth and relationship building? Do you avoid it in the hopes that it will resolve on its own? Or do you find yourself somewhere in the middle? Perhaps at first observing and assessing the situation. But if it’s clear it’s not going away immediately you take steps to nip it in the bud.
    Some leaders choose to ignore conflict in the workplace in an attempt to “keep the peace.” Yet that can add fuel to the fire. By looking the other way, leaders create an atmosphere of non-trust. Addressing conflict early on is an important first step.
    A study by the American Management Association (AMA) found that managers spend 24% of their time resolving conflict. Instead of just “resolving” workplace conflict, transform it to cultivate a cutting-edge team that can effectively solve problems and develop creative new ideas.
    This episode covers facing conflict: how to address and mitigate it, and when to look to other professionals to step in.
    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.

    • 21 min
    What You Require to Reenergize

    What You Require to Reenergize

    Have you had a chance yet to hit the reset button or recharge your energy this summer?
    If you have and you are raring to go, amazing! But if you haven’t, this episode may be timely for you.
    It may be that you haven’t had a chance to take time away yet. Or, you had time away but came back even more tired than you left.
    In this episode, we’re covering how to identify the type of rest and recharge activities that are right for you. Because, like shoes, rest is not one-size-fits-all.
    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.

    • 14 min
    [Coaching] Constructively Dealing with Unconscious Bias

    [Coaching] Constructively Dealing with Unconscious Bias

    We all have unconscious biases. Men and women, young and old, people from every ethnic background and every socioeconomic class.
    While you may be able to catch one of your own implicit biases in a flash of awareness, it’s more likely someone else will point your biases out for you.
    Becoming aware of and removing your unconscious biases takes an openness to hear someone out. It takes reflecting on what they share with you, and considering behaving differently going forward.
    For many of us, critical feedback causes our defenses to go up. That's a natural human tendency. Because of this, it takes courage to point an unconscious bias out to another person.
    How the feedback is delivered matters if you want the other person to take in the feedback you are sharing with them. As a leader, you want to keep this in mind as you are preparing to talk to another person about an unconscious bias you've observed them display.
    This is what came up in a coaching session I had recently with, Jaime, a member of this community and a member of the military.
    The unconscious biases in others that are typically experienced by women leaders is around their competence. Even though women leaders score higher on competence than their male counterparts, women are still considered to be less competent than men.
    This is why mansplaining occurs and it's why a woman leader's reports and decisions are more likely to be questioned and second-guessed.
    How do you deal with this without losing your mind or your temper? Listen in.
    In this conversation Jaime shares her experiences and ultimately talks through the solution that feels right for her. I think her solution is going to resonate with you as well.
    Resources Episode Show Notes: Transcript and links mentioned in this episode.
    One-Hour Leadership Coaching Session: This session is designed to get to the heart of the challenges you are experiencing in your new role. You’ll be sent a quick questionnaire to fill out ahead of our meeting so we can make the most of our time together.
    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.
    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.
    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.

    • 43 min
    How to Hold Others Accountable to Lead Effectively

    How to Hold Others Accountable to Lead Effectively

    Do you dread one-to-one meetings because you’ll be asking the other person to account for an outcome or their performance?
    Many leaders want to have high performing teams but overlook the fact that accountability is at the heart these teams. If you want your team to deliver on expectations or communicate when they can’t, you have to be able to hold others accountable.
    Additionally, you need to look at yourself and ask what kind of role model you are to your team?
    In this episode, we cover how your ability to hold others accountable impacts your team’s performance and how to get best out of your team.
    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.

    • 16 min
    You, Seeing from Multiple Perspectives

    You, Seeing from Multiple Perspectives

    Have you experienced the eye-opening magic of seeing from more than one perspective?
    When we are children, we believe we are the center of the universe. At that stage in life, we have a difficult time considering why someone would see things differently than we do.
    If fact, if someone didn’t agree with us, we made up a story about why this person could possibly not agree with our outlook.
    It takes work to shake out of this default way of thinking and start making a habit of considering how other people are seeing things. However, the reward of staying open-minded and seeing things from multiple perspectives is new ideas, new opportunities and new solutions that you may have missed if you only look at things from your own vantage point. 
    Now take this ability as an individual and add to it a diverse team of people who all see the world differently. If this team can respect and appreciate each other for the unique perspectives and experiences they all bring to the table, this is your dream team.
    In this episode, we’re going to cover the skill of considering and incorporating multiple perspectives as a leader, why it’s so important, and how you can incorporate it into your leadership.
    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.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
298 Ratings

298 Ratings

KLF2022 ,

Always a warm place to land

As someone who has been actively “taking the lead” over the last 4 years, I have consistently leaned on the the information found in Jodi’s podcasts. They are chock filled with advice, sound facts and the direction I seek in becoming a better leader. I found inspiration in Jodi’s early episodes to step up and take a stronger hold of my career direction back in 2019- and I’ve been a a loyal listener ever since. Her warm & thoughtful delivery makes you feel like she’s taking directly to you. Wonderful job Jodi- I can’t wait to continue to listen to you grow!

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!

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