Brave Women at Work podcast

EP: 47 Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway with Natalie Benamou

0:00
45:26
Spola tillbaka 15 sekunder
Spola framåt 15 sekunder

Have you ever had a situation where you shrank back and let fear win? You didn’t pursue the thing or the next step personally or professionally because you let fear or Imposter Syndrome get the best of you? Well, this story is not about fear taking center stage.

This podcast is about feeling the fear and taking steps anyway. I think we can all agree that fear is a natural part of life. We all feel fear at some point in our lives, and often at many points. It’s what we do next that can define us.

My conversation with Natalie Benamou, owner and President/CEO of HerCsuite, was about just this. Natalie provides us with several examples of how she felt fear and still took steps towards her goals. She never thought that she “couldn’t”. It was more about the question, “Why not me?” I think if we all asked that same question, “Why not me?” when we are facing something scary head-on, it would often, if not always, have a different outcome.

So, if you’re facing something scary in your world right now, ask that question. “Why not me?”

During my conversation with Natalie, we also discussed:

- What the career lattice is and how it's different than the career ladder - How networking and building a community of women can help you in your career

- How to take failures or disappointments and turn them into something positive

- The superhighway to success and the qualities of top leaders Resources:

Brave Women at Work Website:

https://www.bravewomenatwork.com/

Brave Women at Work Freebie: https://www.bravewomenatwork.com/freebie

Join the free, private Brave Women at Work Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bravewomenatwork

HerPower 2Lead: https://herpower2.com/

HerCsuite: https://go.hercsuite.com/

HerCsuite Radio Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/hercsuite-radio-for-women-leaders-on-the-move/id1560722516

HerCsuite Radio Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80ZmZlZTc5Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==

Fler avsnitt från "Brave Women at Work"

  • Brave Women at Work podcast

    EP: 50 Find Your Red Thread with Tamsen Webster

    46:21

    So, you’re probably wondering, “What is the red thread?” A red thread is the through-line of any story. It’s the answer to why people should care. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve blurted out my ideas without fully thinking them through. The words fall out of my mouth because of habit or because I’m afraid I’m going to forget my idea if I hold onto it. Can you relate? During my conversation with Tamsen Webster, author of Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible, TedX speaker, and consultant, we discussed the importance of fully forming our ideas and presenting them with impact. When we follow these steps, people will buy into our ideas and endorse them. And who doesn’t want that? Tamsen and I also discussed:   The back story behind the red thread A few tips on how we can find our own red threads What the idea gap is and how we can fill it What mental hurdles may be stopping us from sharing our big ideas   This was such a fun and enlightening conversation. I hope you enjoy it and find your red thread as a result! Resources: Brave Women at Work: https://www.bravewomenatwork.com/ Brave Women at Work Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bravewomenatwork Tamsen Webster: https://tamsenwebster.com/ Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible: https://tamsenwebster.com/book/   
  • Brave Women at Work podcast

    EP: 49 Put Your Oxygen Mask on First

    20:43

    With many working women feeling a bit drained around this time of year, I thought it would be a good reminder for all of us to put our oxygen masks on first. So, what do I mean by this? The phrase comes from the information that flight attendants give everyone before flying. The flight attendants say to put your mask on before helping everyone else, even your children and family members. So, what does this mean in reality? It simply means to make sure you are taking care of yourself before others. I know. Scandalous! We are so used to taking care of our boss’s needs, our partner’s needs, our children’s needs, our family and friends’ needs, and on and on. When we take care of everyone else, we can get pushed to the wayside. Neglecting ourselves can lead to illness and burnout, which doesn't benefit anyone. So, I’m here to remind you that you need to put yourself at the top of the list in small ways every day. Listen in to learn how! Brave Women at Work Site: https://www.bravewomenatwork.com/ Download the 10 Ways to be Braver at Work Freebie: https://www.bravewomenatwork.com/freebie  
  • Brave Women at Work podcast

    Missa inte ett avsnitt av Brave Women at Work och prenumerera på det i GetPodcast-appen.

    iOS buttonAndroid button
  • Brave Women at Work podcast

    EP: 48 Build Your Brand Story with Athena Golianis

    53:36

    I have a quote for today’s discussion on personal branding. It is “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you're than you!” This quote is from Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss was right. There is no one you-er than you. And each person that you encounter has their own unique strengths and perspectives. You can call it their personal brand. Today we’re going to explore what a brand is and why you should care about your own personal brand. If you are thinking, “Jen I have no idea what you’re talking about,” no worries. My guest today, Athena Golianis, and I will also share the steps you can take to find your own personal brand. I’m going to give you a spoiler alert on why this topic is important. Your brand is important because it’s the perception that people have of you. It’s the story they tell themselves in their heads about you. And while I’m not saying that we should be overly concerned about the opinions of others, we should be cognizant of the story we’re contributing to because it can impact whether we get the new job, the promotion, the opportunity to lead the project, whatever. Remember, "You too are a brand. Whether you know it or not. Whether you like it or not." This quote is from Marc Ecko, a fashion designer, and entrepreneur. Enjoy this episode and take action today to build and reinforce your personal brand! Here’s more about Athena: Athena Golianis: CEO, Creator PINKK LLC and President, Founder of AGW Idea Group, Inc. She has worked on venerable blue-chip brands like Arthur Andersen, Sears, Kraft Foods, Wal-Mart Sam’s Club, Hillshire Farms, Sara Lee, Midas, Alberto Culver haircare brands, (Unilever) Beltone, the City of Chicago in addition to name a few for many formative years. In 2005 she became a dedicated entrepreneur and opened her own agency AGW Idea Group and has successfully run her marketing consulting and branding agency for over 15 years and continues to do so. She has launched start-ups and helped to grow and rebrand others like VENeffect, BreatheAmerica, Precision HealthCare, Citadel Healthcare, Kiva Recovery, Diamond Bank (now Wintrust) amongst others. At this time as she is also taking her understanding of building brands to create PINKK and using her experience and knowledge to empower, inspire, coach, mentor, and provide resources for women with this brand experience and platform. Resources: Brave Women at Work: https://www.bravewomenatwork.com/ Brave Women at Work Freebie: https://www.bravewomenatwork.com/freebie Join the free Brave Women at Work Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bravewomenatwork Athena Golianis - PINKK - https://pinkknow.com/ Flying by the Seat of Their Skirts Book: https://www.amazon.com/Flying-Seats-Their-Skirts-Inspiring/dp/1944027386 Start Withy Why Book by Simon Sinek: https://www.amazon.com/Start-Why-Leaders-Inspire-Everyone/dp/1591846447/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Start+with+Why&qid=1635623977&qsid=132-4956091-0978944&s=books&sr=1-1&sres=1591846447%2C6020628833%2C1074149793%2C0143111728%2CB00DGZKQM8%2C1736117904%2C0991081420%2C0735211299%2C1949759229%2C1416622632%2C1984820389%2C0066620996%2CB08JJRZ3Y4%2C0615895778%2C1250007550%2C1984878107&srpt=ABIS_BOOK CliftonStrengths Assessment: https://www.gallup.com/cliftonstrengths/en/252137/home.aspx Myers-Briggs Assessment: https://www.mbtionline.com/?utm_source=MBF&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=online
  • Brave Women at Work podcast

    EP: 47 Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway with Natalie Benamou

    45:26

    Have you ever had a situation where you shrank back and let fear win? You didn’t pursue the thing or the next step personally or professionally because you let fear or Imposter Syndrome get the best of you? Well, this story is not about fear taking center stage. This podcast is about feeling the fear and taking steps anyway. I think we can all agree that fear is a natural part of life. We all feel fear at some point in our lives, and often at many points. It’s what we do next that can define us. My conversation with Natalie Benamou, owner and President/CEO of HerCsuite, was about just this. Natalie provides us with several examples of how she felt fear and still took steps towards her goals. She never thought that she “couldn’t”. It was more about the question, “Why not me?” I think if we all asked that same question, “Why not me?” when we are facing something scary head-on, it would often, if not always, have a different outcome. So, if you’re facing something scary in your world right now, ask that question. “Why not me?” During my conversation with Natalie, we also discussed: - What the career lattice is and how it's different than the career ladder - How networking and building a community of women can help you in your career - How to take failures or disappointments and turn them into something positive - The superhighway to success and the qualities of top leaders Resources: Brave Women at Work Website: https://www.bravewomenatwork.com/ Brave Women at Work Freebie: https://www.bravewomenatwork.com/freebie Join the free, private Brave Women at Work Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bravewomenatwork HerPower 2Lead: https://herpower2.com/ HerCsuite: https://go.hercsuite.com/ HerCsuite Radio Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/hercsuite-radio-for-women-leaders-on-the-move/id1560722516 HerCsuite Radio Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80ZmZlZTc5Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==
  • Brave Women at Work podcast

    EP: 46 Radical Self-Acceptance with Emily Nolan

    46:12

    Have you ever looked in the mirror and called yourself fat or ugly? Have you felt body shame because you didn’t feel good in the body you are in? I’ve definitely been there. There were years that I felt like I wasn’t thin enough or tried to hide out in baggy clothes. I would over-exercise because I thought if I exercised more than enough, it could make up for how I felt. I’m sure I’m not alone here as I say this out loud on the podcast for the first time. When I met Emily Nolan, a true body awareness advocate, I felt like I met someone that really understood. On today’s show, Emily and I talked about • Her story with modeling and being every size to try to fit into the modeling world • How body-shaming can impact our self-concept and have very negative repercussions on how we show up in the world, and that also means how we show up at work and what our productivity looks like • What steps we can take to radically accept who we are right now at whatever size and look we are Here’s a bit more about Emily: Emily Nolan is the host of Brave Talks, a podcast sharing radical honesty and self-acceptance. She’s been recognized as one of the “Most Influential Thought Leaders in Wellness” by Mind Body Green (MBG), “Women to Watch: The Body Reformer,” by Ocean Drive, and one of the “Rockstar Yogis Leading the Body-Positive Movement,” also by MBG. Her work as a model at 16 sizes (0-16) and founding Topless Yoga, a bras-on bellies-out self-confidence event, has been recognized by hundreds of global leaders and media sources. Emily has presented in four countries to thousands of women, students, and athletes. A former model and Division 1 athlete who struggled deeply with disordered eating, body dysmorphia, and plastic surgery–breast implants, followed by full-body liposuction, and a breast explant–Emily regularly shares her story and message via her award-winning blog, EmilyNolan.com, and across multiple social media platforms, where she has over 250,000 combined followers. She’s been featured in Elle, Elle Canada, Cosmopolitan, ESPN, Ocean Drive Magazine, Popsugar, Seventeen, Women’s Health, and Yoga Journal, among many other places, and has appeared on the Today Show. She holds a BA in Entrepreneurship and Business Development and Leadership Studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, a Masters Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell, and is a Registered Yoga Teacher. She lives in Virginia with her husband, Matt, son Oliver, and rescue dog, Spunky. Important Links: Brave Women at Work Website: https://www.bravewomenatwork.com/ Brave Women at Work Freebie: https://www.bravewomenatwork.com/freebie Join the free, private Brave Women at Work Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bravewomenatwork Emily Nolan: https://emilynolan.com/ Brave Talks Podcast: https://emilynolan.com/category/brave-talks/
  • Brave Women at Work podcast

    EP: 45 Stay in Your Power: Avoid Weak Words

    20:56

    I’m sorry for the inconvenience. Maybe that was a bad idea. Does that make sense? I was just….fill in the blank. I’m sorry I bumped into you. That was good, right? I’m still policing myself for using weak language. Weak language takes us out of our power at work and puts us in a lower position of credibility. Weak words don't help us get our point across, present our ideas, sell the thing and help us rise up the ladder or lattice of our careers. I welcome you to listen to the list I’ve compiled of weak words we all use and to reflect if you use any or all of these. If you recognize yourself in this list, don’t beat yourself up over it. We are conditioned when we are little girls to use this language, whether it’s at home, school or at work. It’s cultural and environmental. All I ask is that after you listen to this show that you start to notice your language. If you start to notice your language, you’re already on the path to changing it. When you notice you are using weak language, you can change it. And standing in your power and using powerful language are key ways to being braver at work. Resources: Brave Women at Work site: https://www.bravewomenatwork.com/ Brave Women at Work freebie: https://www.bravewomenatwork.com/freebie Join the free, Brave Women at Work Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bravewomenatwork Sources for Podcast: https://www.careercontessa.com/advice/powerful-language-at-work/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/bonniemarcus/2011/12/09/do-you-sabotage-yourself-by-using-weak-language/?sh=2dc9f42b1987 https://www.fastcompany.com/90562682/4-words-that-make-you-sound-weak-to-your-co-workers https://koolkanya.com/blogs/career/heres-how-you-can-avoid-using-weak-language-at-work/  
  • Brave Women at Work podcast

    EP: 44 Lessons From The Lemonade Stand

    9:33

    In this special episode, I'm joined by my daughter, Charlotte, to talk about what she learned from running a lemonade stand this summer. Making this episode was such a special memory for us, I call Charlotte 'little Yoda' because she is wise beyond her years!  Charlotte will tell you what motivated her to keep going even when it seemed like customers had dried up. And what makes her a brave (young) woman.    Resources: Brave Women at Work Website: https://www.bravewomenatwork.com/ Brave Women at Work Freebie: https://www.bravewomenatwork.com/freebie Join the free, private Brave Women at Work Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bravewomenatwork  
  • Brave Women at Work podcast

    EP: 43 Get Quality Sleep and Improve Your Performance with Deb Vyskocil

    45:52

    When someone asks you how you are, what do you say? Most likely, you say that you’re busy. All this busyness and this going, going, going is stacking up to a lack of sleep among most Americans, which includes us working women out there. I looked up what the average American worker gets in terms of sleep each night and it is 6.8 hours. That is less than what we need. According to the National Sleep Foundation, we need 7 – 9 hours of sleep each night. On the show today, I talked with Debbie Vyskocil. Debbie is the founder of Optimal Edge Performance and an expert is sleep and its impact on personal and professional performance. During our discussion, we talked about: • How sleep impacts performance • Ways you can improve your sleep tonight • Why naps are important • Why I may have “anger issues” after naps • What revenge sleep procrastination is • What steps people with insomnia and other longstanding sleep issues can take to improve their sleep. Here’s more about Debbie: As President of Optimal Edge Performance, Debbie works with individuals and leading corporations coaching clients to become more resilient, increase their performance and take their brains to an optimal balance. Passionate to help as many as possible, Debbie speaks regularly to corporations, organizations. Debbie leverages her expertise in neuroscience to coach clients on how to reach peak levels of achievement. With a focus on productivity and creativity, she delivers an understanding of how neuroscience can enhance performance for leadership and their teams. “Building high-performance teams by winning individual head games” is the basis of Debbie’s work. Debbie has an electrical engineering background, a psychology degree, extensive neuroscience training, and is board certified by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Her unique combination of science and emotional acumen led her to work with some of the business world’s highest performers. She has trained with coaches who focus on the “head game” for Olympiads and World Cup champions. Debbie shares her expertise as a TEDx speaker and writer for the Naval Institute publication, Proceedings, along with online publishing platforms, Medium and Thrive Global. Important Links: Brave Women at Work Website: https://www.bravewomenatwork.com/ Brave Women at Work Freebie: https://www.bravewomenatwork.com/freebie Join the free, private Brave Women at Work Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bravewomenatwork Optimal Edge Performance: https://optimal-ep.com/ Sleep Your Way to Success: High Performance Through Restorative Sleep - https://debbievyskocil.mastermind.com/masterminds/18551
  • Brave Women at Work podcast

    EP: 42 Step into Who You Were Meant to Be with Kristin Harrison

    46:30

    Have you ever had a time where you met someone and they felt like an instant friend? That’s the situation that happened to me when I met Kristin Harrison. Kristin is someone that I’ve worked with and eventually connected with via email and phone. We’ve never met in person and we live pretty far apart from one another, but I’m sure that if we lived closer we’d be hanging out on the regular. In this show, we talk about: • Kristin’s parenting journey of 4 children, including one set of triplets! • Her gut-wrenching decision to end her marriage after entering into a surprising relationship with a woman • Navigating divorce and a new family unit • Rebuilding your career and taking steps even when you’re afraid • Continuing to build your skills and challenge yourself, especially during uncertain times During my conversation with Kristin, we talked about her back story and what’s lead to where she is today, how she’s had to be brave in her decisions to the point of completely re-envisioning her personal and professional life and how her story is very similar to that of Glennon Doyle of Untamed. Glennon Doyle is a famous author and her book Untamed has sold over 2 million copies. I had such a fun time talking with Kristin! I’m sure you’ll get something from the show, no matter where you are in your life or career. The underlying theme of this show is to take brave steps personally and professionally. That’s what Brave Women at Work is about! As a final note, this show is explicit. Kristin and I let the language fly a bit, so listen to this away from little ears or on your earbuds. Important Links: Brave Women at Work Website: https://www.bravewomenatwork.com/ Brave Women at Work Freebie: https://www.bravewomenatwork.com/freebie Join the free, private Brave Women at Work Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bravewomenatwork Brene Brown: https://brenebrown.com/ Untamed: https://untamedbook.com/ Kristin Harrison LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristin-harrison/
  • Brave Women at Work podcast

    EP 41: Detox Your Workplace with Melanie Pump

    45:14

    Have you heard about the great resignation happening in the workplace right now? Here’s what Google has to say about this term: The Great Resignation, a term first coined in 2019 by Texas A&M's Anthony Klotz to predict a mass, voluntary exodus from the workforce, is here, and it's quite real. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, during the months of April, May, and June 2021, a total of 11.5 million workers quit their jobs. And it’s definitely not over. One of the reasons I believe that the Great Resignation is happening is that employees are not willing to accept toxic workplaces or places that don’t really align with their values, what they believe they are worth, how they want to work, or where they want to take their careers. And what’s interesting is that employees are not afraid to go and get it. The concept of a toxic workplace may not be new, but I think it’s definitely top of mind. When I met Melanie Pump and learned that she’s writing a book about detoxing our workplaces, I knew I needed to have her on Brave Women at Work. In this show, we talk about: • The physical and emotional symptoms of a toxic work environment • What steps we can take to resolve a toxic workplace; spoiler alert, it’s not just a management issue • How toxicity can directly feed into Imposter Syndrome • How COVID-19 has created new toxicity at work and what we can do about it • Melanie’s new book, Detox: Managing Insecurity in the Workplace Before my conversation with Melanie, I hadn’t given much thought to toxicity in the workplace. Now I see my past work experiences and how we’re moving through this Great Resignation period in an entirely new light! Important Links: Brave Women at Work Website: https://www.bravewomenatwork.com/ Brave Women at Work Freebie: https://www.bravewomenatwork.com/freebie Join the free, private Brave Women at Work Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bravewomenatwork Melanie Pump: https://www.melaniepump.com/ Detox: Managing Insecurity in the Workplace: https://www.melaniepump.com/book

Kom åt alla poddsändningar i gratisappen GetPodcast.

Prenumerera på dina favoritpoddar, lyssna på avsnitt offline och få spännande rekommendationer.

iOS buttonAndroid button