When Laura Raynak, Principal and Owner of Raynak Executive Search, became a search consultant, she was one of the only women in the room. She soon realized what we know as the glass ceiling is more like a sticky floor, and embracing what are seen as feminine approaches and believing in yourself were the keys to getting unstuck. In this episode, Laura shares her journey of camaraderie with other women in business and the value of self-worth, sponsorship, and embracing feminine energy. Listen in to hear her insights on the importance of investing in other women and businesses that help the progressive world grow.
“Leadership is not about a title or a role, it’s a mindset and set of behaviors. Which means that every single one of us has an opportunity to show up as a leader in our life.” When you lean into the messiness of life and take time for self-reflection, you can learn how to get out of your own way and increase your positive impact on those around you. In this special bonus episode, I am joined by my friend, Nikki Lewallen Gregory, fellow podcaster and Founder and Chief Meaningful Work Officer at the PeopleForward Network. We discuss the power of investing in personal development to become a better leader and the most authentic version of yourself.
So many of us are in a go-go-go mentality. We have too many things to do and accomplish. When that happens, we forget to stop and reflect—a critical aspect of being an effective leader. This episode explores the importance of pausing to think and how to build a reflective practice that provides gratitude and growth.
As a person who creates a lot of content, I used to get down on myself quite a bit… “I’m not saying anything truly original or that hasn’t been said before, so what’s the point?” “If it’s not completely new and innovative, it doesn’t have value.” “Who cares what I have to say?” These are...
Rom LaPointe, Founder and CEO of Capricorn Leadership, found himself in leadership roles he never expected to be in and learned the hard way that success means taking care of yourself as well as your team. He realized change management, understanding your team’s needs, and a clear delegation of priorities are the keys to making the journey smoother. In this episode, hear how Rom encourages his team to take care of themselves and why asking questions is sometimes better than giving answers. He believes autonomy is essential for teams to reach their goals and stay healthy. Listen in to hear Rom’s insights on creating healthy habits and how this supports well-being and encourages leaders to prioritize self-care for themselves and their teams.
“I want to change corporate life for the better. It didn’t have to be as hard as it was for me. I want it to be better for the women that are coming behind us now.” Helen Appleby, Executive Coach and Women’s Leadership Trainer, is passionate about helping people, particularly women, navigate their careers and write their own rules for success. In this episode, Helen discusses how she uses her past experiences to help other women make their work visible while navigating uneven corporate standards. Listen in to learn strategies for reducing unconscious biases and giving women the recognition they deserve.