Interviewed by Deirdre Breakenridge, women around the globe share their incredible stories--from the heights of success to the agony of defeat.
Is Your Professional Association Empowering You?
Not all professional associations are created equal but one thing is universal. For the most part, you get out of them what you put into them. Joel Stern has spent his career as in-house counsel for an insurance company but left to become the CEO of Namwolf, a professional association for women and minority lawyers.
How Are You Innovating in Your Role?
Innovation is a key component of growth in the medical and pharmaceutical industry. No one knows this better than Patricia Zilliox, Ph.D. She has spent 25 years in global clinical development in ophthalmology and 30 years at Alcon. Her work has helped further the quest for solutions to degenerative eye diseases in children.
Have You Been Taking Advantage of Video in Your Career?
Are you properly using video to tell your brand’s story? No matter if you’re climbing the corporate ladder or building your own corporation, you have a brand and a story. Video is one of the best media to connect with your ideal audience and April Pertuis is helping women everywhere to own it.
Are You Learning, Growing, and Sharing Your Knowledge?
For Ruth Gotian, learning has always been a compulsion. The desire to know more and have a greater understanding of her passions has always driven her. She’s here to share how you can dig deeper into your passions and keep the knowledge train moving.
Let’s Talk About the Power of Words
The words you speak and share have the power to change lives. This is true of everyone but even more so of our leaders and politicians. Helio Fred Garcia has spent his life studying the power of language because of his own experiences as a child. He knows first hand how words can change the world.
What’s Holding You Back?
I recently posed a question to my social media community asking them what was holding them back. It was very interesting to note that while I got a bunch of likes and hearts, there were very few comments.
Now that could mean one of two things. Either everyone is killing it and taking risks and putting themselves out there to learn and grow in life and business. OR it didn’t feel like a safe space to really dig into the things that are holding you back.
If you’ve been experiencing those feelings of doubt and unease, then I have three tips to help you overcome your blocks and barriers.
First, look internally to understand and then scale those barriers. There’s so much noise out there, but that noise is a distraction from the truth of your personal blocks. Look internally and work on your internal voice.
In that same vein, stop being so hard on yourself. When you take risks, you will make mistakes. That’s how you learn and the best way to grow. Allow yourself the grace to take the risk and if you fall, just remember to get back up.
Then always listen to your internal GPS. If an opportunity comes your way and you feel excited about it, then don’t listen to the voices that later make you doubt yourself. Your initial gut feeling was likely right and that opportunity should be yours.
So, what’s holding you back? How can you overcome it?
Show Notes: [01:03] Welcome back to Women Worldwide. [02:03] Why people may not have responded to my question about what’s holding them back. [03:07] Don’t look at the external. Look internally to overcome your barriers. [04:23] Stop being so hard on yourself. Mistakes pave the path to true learning. [05:36] Listen to your inner GPS. [07:29] Hear a quick recap of the three tips.
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Download and break off the knob! Deirdre is so insightful, she does vast research on each guest to bring out the most difference-making, usable, immediately enriching content for her listeners. Women Worldwide delivers power-packed concepts and information to help all listeners tackle barriers and soar to new heights. A must-listen.
I love this podcast first and foremost for the level of authenticity of the host. She is so inviting and draws out great stuff from each guest. I guess the second thing I love is that the guests are so varied. Many times I get on a podcast kick and I have to eventually try something else out because the niche is just too repetitive. I love not knowing what subject to expect, but hearing from gret women (and occasionally men) from around the world. I highly recommend this podcast.