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  • Women Taking the Lead is a podcast containing conversations and audio blogs to help women grow into and thrive in Senior Leadership positions within organizations. Women Taking the Lead give you the tools to develop a success mindset, improve your communication skills, develop collaborative relationships, earn the money you deserve, and create more time for fun. Archived episodes include conversations with women who have faced self-doubt to attain their definition of success.
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  • 100% Jodi: Taking Time to Process

    May 24 2021
    In this episode I’m sharing some things I’ve been up to in the past year and what I’m doing for myself and my business in the coming months. For those of you who are new to Women Taking the Lead…hello and welcome! I’m Jodi Flynn and welcome to the Women Taking the Lead podcast. Being an executive leadership coach, author, speaker, workshop facilitator and I have the privilege to work with women leaders to hone the skills that will allow them to thrive in Senior Leadership. My absolute joy is to work with women who are still recovering from their last promotion. I am now settled in my new home in Norfolk, Virginia. And thanks to the beauty of technology, I’ve been able to continue to work with women all over the world as I transitioned from Maine to Massachusetts and on to Virginia. I do individual and group coaching as well as workshops and team retreats. I am the current President of the board for The Maine Women's Conference and on I’m the Board of Advisors for LeadHERship Global. There's Been a lot to Process I hope that this episode finds you healthy and well. There is so much change swirling around us right now and it’s so important for us to balance what needs to get done and be decided and taking time for yourself to pause and process everything that’s going on. Speaking of some things that are going on… Firstly, there are some exciting things going on behind the scenes with The Maine Women's Conference. We are actively producing our WeAreME Interview Series. This series features gritty, determined, and inspirational women from all over Maine. Sitting down live via Zoom to chat with a MEWC Board Member to share her story, the lessons she's learned, and her words of wisdom. In addition, participants on these calls have an opportunity to listen in and ask questions. The next WeAreME event is coming up on June 7th at 7 pm ET with Sherri Mitchell. Sherri is a Native American attorney, teacher, author, activist, and change-maker. Sherri will be sharing her story of advocating for Indigenous rights and environmental justice. Head over to TheMaineWomensConference.org to find out more! There’s also some exciting news coming out soon about The Maine Women's Conference 2021 event in November. Be sure you are subscribed to the Newsletter and or following The Maine Women's Conference on social media. You definitely don’t want to miss out! LeadHERship Global Secondly, I am also on the Board of Advisors for LeadHERship Global. LeadHERship Global is an incredibly impactful gathering of extraordinary women, connecting in a confidential, supportive and private community. Above all, LeadHERship Global is specifically designed for the unique opportunities and challenges of senior leaders. Members have access to independent, unbiased and expert advice on the most critical priorities facing leaders today, to accelerate their success. I've been taking advantage of the training, the virtual roundtables and networking opportunities the membership provides. What I love is there are plenty of opportunities to learn, network and get mentoring for your specific needs and stage in your career. You can find out more at LeadHerShipGlobal.com. Are you Active on LinkedIn? Thirdly, I’ve been getting much more active on LinkedIn and I’m really enjoying it. LinkedIn, for me, used to be a bit of a ghost town and the posts shared on LinkedIn were very formal. There are more people active on LinkedIn now and while the posts are primarily work and career related, which I like, they are much more engaging.  I’ve been active on these initiatives and working in my business. While that has brought me satisfaction and joy, I’ve also been feeling a pull recently to stop and reflect, and moreover, think about how I want to move forward with my business. And that includes the podcast. So many good things are happening right now. Moreover, I know I need to make sure everything I do is in service of my mission. That mission is serving you and making sure I’m providing what you need to overcome any self-doubt, so you can step gracefully into new levels of leadership and responsibility.   Hence, I need to slow down to process what’s been happening over the past 15 months, make some changes, and subsequently, come back refreshed and ready to support you. Are you thinking about making some new changes as well? I’d love to hear from you. Reach out to me at jodi@womentakingthelead.com or comment anywhere you find me on social media. Podcasts to Continue to Help You on Your Journey In the meantime, there is a back catalogue of 423 episodes! Can you believe that?!!! And rest assured, I’ll be back! I am a podcaster and I love this medium. And if you are looking for more great podcasts to listen to, here are some other podcasts I’m currently listening to on the regular. Living Life Well The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos NPR’s Life Kit Wine and Dime with Amy Irvine Career Focus LeadHERship Global ...
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    10 mins
  • 100% Jodi: Delegating as an Opportunity

    May 10 2021

    In the last 100% Jodi episode, we covered what to consider when you are reviewing your responsibilities to decide what you need to focus on and what needs to find a new home. In this episode we’ll cover your next steps to make those change so you are focusing on those tasks that only you can do or those tasks that will get you closer to accomplishing your goals.

    Let’s do a quick recap. In the episode, Are You Afraid of Success or Are You Afraid of More Responsibility?, I challenged you to consider that what might be holding you back from pursuing your next big opportunity may be an underlying concern that if you take anything else on, you’ll get crushed by the weight of responsibilities.

    If you feel like you are narrowly hanging on in your current role, the thought of an expanded role would logically be out of the question. However, what I typically find working with women leaders is that they are more than competent to take on a greater role, but they have not adjusted how they are operating as a leader to allow more bandwidth.

    There are many reasons for this and some are easy to address by asking a question, making a decision and following up to see it through.

    Some reasons require addressing our mindset and the identity we are holding on to that is trapping us in a situation where we are doing work that we don’t need to do or could reassign.

    In the episode, What Responsibilities Should You Keep?, I guided you through a process of deciding what responsibilities needed to be realigned based on the resources you have, your values, and your goals.

    If you have not listened to those episodes yet hit pause and go back to give them a listen. These episodes will set you up to get the most out of what I’m going to cover with you now.

    I hope with these 3 episodes you now see the opportunity that delegating and realigning your commitments can create.

    I’ve gotten feedback from some of you that you need a place to start to begin the process. I hear you and this past week I created a quick and simple worksheet that will help you identify all the variables you need to think about as you start having conversations and making decisions.

    If you would like work with me on any of this, I invite you to sign up for a Responsibility Remodel Session. I would love to help you lift some of the weight of responsibility off your shoulders and do it in a way that makes you and those around you feel good.

    I hope this was of value to you and here’s to your success!

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    Resources

    Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to DoingA simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.

    Create Goals that are Worthy of you: If you are done with either pursuing vanilla goals, suffering through the struggle of goals that are not aligned with your strengths, or dealing with heartbreak of an unattainable goal this course is for you!

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    16 mins
  • Denis Gianoutsos on Women Leading into the Future

    May 3 2021

    Denis is the CEO and Founder of Leading Change Partners. An organization that transforms business and leaders to lead a bigger game in a disruptive world. A highly respected International Facilitator and Executive Coach. He is the host of the Podcast, Leadership Is Changing.

    Denis is a professional, with 30 years’ experience successfully working in the Business and Human Resource space. A strong leader and communicator that has the ability to articulate, connect and work with all levels of an organization.

    Denis was the Global Delivery Lead, Executive Development and Top Talent programs for Hewlett Packard, a Fortune 20 company.

    Denis is also the co-author of a book called ‘Secrets of Inspiring Leaders Exposed’ and currently writing another book on Leadership.

    In this episode Denis and I discuss...

    • The training and development programs he provides, and what outcomes he is looking for.
    • What Denis has identified as critical components of training and development, particularly for women leaders.
    • Some of the wins he’s seen as a result of the women he has worked with going through his training program.
    • Where he sees the focus of training and development for women going in the future.

    Links

    Website: www.LeadingChangePartners.com

    Email: denis@leadingchangepartners.com

    Podcast: Leadership Is Changing

    Apple Link  https://podcasts.apple.com/nz/podcast/leadership-is-changing/id1517844848

    Spotify Link  https://open.spotify.com/show/3vKxUEsnnWXlXrO8cfRCMF?si=9DMeJFGhRayWxGmWqedCnQ    

    Join Denis in the various communities;

    FaceBook – Leadership Is Changing Group 

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/

    LinkedIn – Leadership Is Changing Page 

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast

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    Resources

    Create Goals that are Worthy of you: If you are done with either pursuing vanilla goals, suffering through the struggle of goals that are not aligned with your strengths, or dealing with heartbreak of an unattainable goal this course is for you!

    Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to DoingA simple, step by step system that gives you the foundation and structure to take your goals and make them happen.

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    37 mins

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