Hello and welcome to the Highly-Sensitive Leader Podcast with highly-sensitive certified coach, leadership expert and qualified teacher Muriel Kosovsky. This podcast provides leadership tips, education, insights, stories, and mind hacks to create a space for highly-sensitive leaders to self-educate, develop their career and fulfil their potential. This podcast will help you understand the HSP trait in depth and show you how to manage, embrace and use your HSP trait to your advantage in the corporate and business space. I will use my leadership expertise, my 20 years of experience being an HSP in high-stimulation and extremely demanding work environments, as well as my guests’ expertise and wisdom to promote an inclusive and sustainable leadership culture for HSPs. And remember, being highly-sensitive is first and foremost a superpower which we can learn to harness in order to shine bright as a leader and make a positive impact on the world. Now relax your nervous system, sit back and enjoy the journey!
38: 3 simple steps to Mastering your sensitivity
46:00This week we are going back to basics! Join the podcast this week as I teach you 3 gems which you will always be able to fall back on, every time your high sensitivity takes over and holds you back from fulfilling your potential. Although there is no one-size-fits-all magic response when it comes to managing your sensitivity while juggling responsibilities and an intense job, these 3 simple steps will give you the anchor you need to stay calm and consistent in the face of high stimulation and unpredictability. I am showing you how these 3 steps help you create a perfect balance between being in control and managing situations you don’t have as much control on. This is where it all starts. Let’s start NOW and make it simple, shall we? To follow my work, get inspired and take part, visit www.highly-sensitive-leaders.com
37: Breaking up with Guilt
36:00Guilt ranks amongst the top 5 most challenging areas that my Highly sensitive leaders want and need to work on. Our sense of responsibility for people and outcomes often take bigger proportions than is helpful for us or even productive for us in a leadership environment. Join me this week as I’m sharing why Highly sensitive leaders experience so much guilt, which might prevent us from being successful and using our full potential. I talk you through how guilt manifests in my own journey and that of my clients, as well as a simple three step process which will transform how you experience guilt, how you learn from it and how you use it to your full advantage in the leadership space. If you are a leader prone to guilt and self-blame, I can guarantee that this episode will leave you feeling a lot lighter and in control of your sensitivity! PS: If this episode resonates with you, you will for sure enjoy a deeper conversation around your HSP trait, your leadership and how we together can create a positive experience for you. Book your free 30 mins coaching session on www.highly-sensitive-leaders.com
36: How to go for big goals as a Highly Sensitive Leader
39:00Join me this week as I show you why we as highly sensitive leaders experience insecurity at every level of our leadership growth. I talk you through what comes up for us when we think about achieving big goals and how overwhelm can present itself and hold us back. I am showing you what’s going on in your mind when you are busy focusing on being overwhelmed and how you will always find reasons not to go for your dream goals. I offer some useful tools and strategies to focus instead on the unique and powerful contributions you are making as highly sensitive leaders, as well as exercises to start taking action towards your version of success. To start taking control of your sensitivity and fulfill your potential amongst a community of like-minded highly sensitive leaders, visit my website www.highly-sensitive-leaders.com
35: Being Overwhelmed in Advance (and what to do about it!)
41:00Tune in this week to discover the importance of mastering overwhelm as a Highly sensitive leader. I’m showing you what is going on in your HSP mind and body when you are busy focusing on being overwhelmed in advance at the thought of various leadership and professional scenarios. I am using my sports and competitive horse-riding experience to share how mastering overwhelm has completely changed my results. I’m sharing why pre-empting overwhelm is an important skill to develop for HSPs. I teach you 5 key strategies to help you focus on preparing yourself for the situation, letting go until it actually unfolds, and using your HSP superpowers and visualization techniques to create success for yourself and fulfill your potential in the leadership and business space. Book reference: "10-minute Toughness" by Jason Selk Join my workshop Making Business Work for Highly Sensitive Leaders here. For more information about my work, visit www.highly-sensitive-leaders.com
34: Level up your energy!
41:00Join me this week as I show you how important it is for highly sensitive leaders and professionals to maintain and regulate their energy levels. I explore what you need to do to avoid the up & down rollercoaster of energy when you experience it as an HSP. I am offering some examples of how depletion of your energy levels can affect critical leadership skills such as decision-making, emotional regulation and time-management and the detriments of not being intentional with how you regulate your energy levels in a way which suits your highly sensitive nervous system. I offer some easy and practical strategies you can apply straightaway and include into your routine. To learn more about my work with highly sensitive leaders and book a consult, visit www.highly-sensitive-leaders.com Join my free Facebook community "Highly Sensitive Business Leaders" here.
33: It's a journey! From Inside & Out Leadership to The Highly Sensitive Leader Podcast
26:00I am very excited to introduce my new podcast brand, The Highly-Sensitive Leader Podcast, which follows on from my previous podcast, Inside & Out Leadership. Join me on today’s transition episode where I share elements of my journey into re-branding the podcast and my journey of being a highly-sensitive person. I share how I have discovered my trait, managed it over the years and used it to my advantage in the education space but also in the leadership and business space. Today I am also uncovering key topics which will help you get started (the hardest part!) on the work needed to achieve your full potential as a highly-sensitive leader. Sit back, relax your nervous system and get started! Join my Highly Sensitive Business Leaders Facebook group here. Visit https://www.highly-sensitive-leaders.com/ for more information.
32: The Leader's Zone of Genius with Anna Liebl
50:00Have you found your Zone of Genius as a leader? Or perhaps you lost it somewhere along the way and want to have it back... Join me this week for a insightful conversation into growing one's leadership from the inside out with my guest Anna Liebl. She talks to us about building the mindset and stamina on which to thrive and become proactive leaders instead of constantly putting out fires! Anna is committed to shifting workplace practices to empower brilliant employees and business owners to become the Genius Leaders they can be. We dive into the notion of productivity, which is central to Anna's work, and how to enjoy the ride! You can get in touch with Anna Liebl through the following: -LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-liebel/ -Weekly calls for Genius Leaders https://mailchi.mp/52efc81189bd/weeklygeniusleadercall -Genius Leadership: Overcoming Everything podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/is/podcast/genius-leadership-overcoming-everything-podcast/id1546885895 If you are passionate about Inside & Out Leadership and would like to feature on the podcast, please contact me via LinkedIn here.
31: Human-Focused Leadership with Céline Williams
59:00Join me this week for a deep-dive into Human-focused leadership with Founder, award-winning Executive Coach and Culture design specialist Céline Williams. We discuss how Human-focused leadership is about putting people first and placing them at the core of the organisation’s culture. We talk about Inclusion being central to Human-focused leadership, and allowing employees and contributors to bring their whole self to work in order to create a safe space for both performance and enjoyment. Céline is very passionate about culture design and share stories and tips of how leaders can overcome barriers when it comes to transitioning into a new culture. We discuss what to be aware of and how to best transition into a leadership style that asks of leaders to relinquish their control and interact with the employees’ lived experience. Discover more about Céline Williams on her website and socials: www.linkedin.com/in/celinewilliams instagram.com/revisionary_celine facebook.com/revisionary_ca www.revisionary.ca podcast: www.leadingthroughcrisis.ca Get in touch to feature on the Inside & Out Leadership podcast here.
30: LGBTQ+ Leaders, Be Proud
50:00Join me this week as I celebrate some of the most successful LGBTQ+ leaders and the values that they promote through their leadership. I also discuss the current picture of what the LGBTQ+ community experiences at work and in the leadership space - what is going well, what is not and what can be done to improve. We still have a long way to go. My perspective on Pride month and on the LGBTQ+ community is that of an ally. I want everyone to be able to lead form a place of authenticity, without having to hide, cover or battle with prejudice and hatred. I want to create a space where everyone is comfortable bringing their whole self into work and into their leadership responsibilities. I want to support LGBTQ+ employees, business owners and corporate leaders to grow, apply for promotion, be part of the decision-making process and have an impact on the positive change we want to see when it comes to inclusion. Get in touch with me here to leave feedback on the podcast. Articles and reports used for this episode: People Matter Catalyst LGBT in Britain Work report LGBTQ+ Voices - McKinsey
29: Time-management IS Self-management
25:00Join me this week as I am showing you an alternative approach to time-management based on self-management and mindset. We explore four core areas which lay the foundations to effective and consistent time-management: energy levels, top-down time-management, setting boundaries and discipline. I share useful concepts, strategies and coaching stories to show you that time-management has nothing to do with managing minutes and hours and everything to do with how we manage ourselves as leaders! Get in touch or leave a comment via LinkedIn here. My brand new workshop “Making Business Work for Highly-Sensitive Leaders” is available to book here – next date 3rd of July!