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As ambitious women, we talk a lot about goals. Setting goals, chasing goals, achieving goals. We’re driven by what’s next to chase. The next promotion, the next career move, the next health target. And to be perfectly honest, the journey toward the next achievement is a key ingredient in feeling fulfilled. What if I told […]

Episode #146: Your 2023 Bucket List

Episode #146: Your 2023 Bucket List

Positive Mindset

Slow your scroll… I’m popping into your feed with a gentle reminder. It’s okay to unplug! I know you are used to being 100% connected 24/7. We all are. But, even badasses like us need the space to rest and rejuvenate. Let’s all slow down this holiday season and savor the moment. I’ll share what […]

Episode #143: It’s Okay to Unplug!

Health

Have you been dreaming about starting a side hustle? Maybe it’s a business idea, a creative project, or a skill you’ve been dying to learn. You have the desire, but you never seem to have the follow-through to make it come to life. You are not alone. I felt that way for many years! But, […]

Episode #139: How I Started My Side Hustles

Episode #139: How I Started My Side Hustles

Women's Empowerment

Real talk time. Too many of us women are uncomfortable talking about money. Yes, as a whole, we are getting better at it. We’re negotiating better starting salaries. We’re speaking up when we feel overdue for a raise or promotion. But, would you be surprised if told you there’s a good chance you gave yourself […]

Episode #136: The Pay Cut You Gave Yourself

Episode #136: The Pay Cut You Gave Yourself

Women's Empowerment

You have a great idea that you know could make a difference at your company. So, why aren’t you speaking up? Too often we undervalue our ideas, thinking “well, someone must have thought of this already.” It’s easy to fall prey to these doubts. But, what IF you were the first person to have that […]

Episode #133: How to Pitch an Idea to Your Boss

Communication

Every company has guidelines and processes for how employees get officially recognized with promotions. Yes, there are factors that are outside of your control. The good news is there are plenty of factors that are squarely and exclusively within your direct control. In this episode, I break down a deliberate method to empower you to […]

Episode #131: Level Up Your Job Title

Episode #131: Level Up Your Job Title

Self-Promotion

Let’s talk about leveling up. There have been about a billion TikTok videos created with that soundtrack, right? That song is so popular because it taps into a core human thought. We all want more; we all want better. We all have our own unique versions of it, but we all have the same basic […]

Episode #128: Level Up Your Mindset

Episode #128: Level Up Your Mindset

Leadership

Conflict is necessary in business. A natural question that you may have is, “Well, if conflict is necessary in business, HOW DO I WIN?” Life is short, so let’s have a little fun with this uncomfortable topic. In this episode, I break down the rules and show you how to win in Corporate Fight Club. […]

Episode #125: How to Win in Corporate Fight Club

Episode #125: How to Win in Corporate Fight Club

Leadership

Your communication style is a critical part of your leadership presence. Your words matter. How you express them matters. Leaders need to be deliberate with the words they use and the style in which they communicate them. Great leaders have a communication style that is authentic to their true selves. Communication styles vary, but there […]

Episode #122: The Language Hack that All Great Leaders Use

Episode #122: The Language Hack that All Great Leaders Use

Leadership

If you want to be seen as a leader, there’s more to it than picking up experience and expertise in hard skills. There are certain intangibles—leadership qualities—that you must possess. One critical leadership quality is presence. Presence is how you show up in the world. In the office and outside of the office. Of course, […]

Episode #119: Warning: The Internet Is Forever

Episode #119: Warning: The Internet Is Forever

Leadership

I’m willing to bet that even seeing the word “feedback” you had some kind of emotional reaction. Maybe it made you smile because you are used to hearing praise. But, for most folks, I’m willing to bet it gave you an uncomfortable twinge in the pit of your stomach. We tie up so much emotional […]

Episode #116: A Healthy Reframing of Feedback

Leadership

Like most adults in the US, I have put on weight during this pandemic. It’s obvious to see how it all started, right? Lockdown set up the banana bread phase. We comforted our anxiety with comfort food and too much alcohol. What started feeling like a slumber party has now turned into two years of […]

Episode #113: It’s Time to Shed the Pandemic Pounds

Positive Mindset

We are in the thick of the holiday season. All this month on The REAL-WORLD FEMINIST® Podcast, we are focused on the important topic of navigating the busy seasons of our lives. It’s time to get real. You are wasting too much time on email. You know it, but you just can’t stop. It makes […]

Episode #110: Stop Wasting Time in Your Inbox!

Leadership

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Every introduction in corporate America starts with some version of the same request: “Tell me about yourself.” How do you answer that question? Do you mumble the quickest sentence possible so the spotlight can move to the next person? Do you present […]

Episode #107: How to Create a Kick-Ass Elevator Speech

Leadership

All November long, we’re going to be focused on the critical topic of raising your visibility in your workplace. This week, I bring you a real-world tactic to help you accomplish just that. No matter what your role. No matter what your company. There is a rockstar move that will get you noticed! I break […]

Episode #104: The Rockstar Move That Will Get You Noticed

Leadership

No matter how big or small a company, there are always people who stand out for all the right reasons. They earn the respect of their bosses and co-workers. They’re the kind of people that everyone wishes were on their team. The ones that other people look up to and admire. What do these high […]

Episode #101: The 5 Secrets of Corporate Success

Leadership

Episode #98: The Positive Mantra You Should Avoid One of the simplest, yet effective tools in positive psychology is a positive mantra. A mantra is a brief sentence or phrase you repeat to yourself. The words remind, coach, console, or inspire you. The best ones do all of those things. But, there’s a common mantra […]

Episode #98: The Positive Mantra You Should Avoid

Positive Mindset

Episode #95: 3 Tools to Help You Boost Your Productivity Chasing big dreams requires consistent ACTION! We all have the same number of hours in a day. But, let’s be honest—some of us know how to squeeze a little more juice out of those precious hours. In this episode, I give you a behind-the-scenes look […]

Episode #95: 3 Tools to Help You Boost Your Productivity

Women's Empowerment

Episode #92: How to Make Talking About Money Less Awkward Why is talking about money so hard? It’s not just you. So many of us feel this way. Whether it’s talking about our own salary, negotiating a big purchase, haggling in the every day—so many of us struggle with having productive conversations about money. In […]

Episode #92: How to Make Talking About Money Less Awkward

Women's Empowerment

Episode #89: Managing a Team Through a Busy Season All businesses have busy seasons. These windows of time pressure us to manage our lives around these increased work demands. While it’s difficult to manage busy seasons as individuals, there are special new challenges to tackle when we are in a position where we are leading […]

Episode #89: Managing a Team Through a Busy Season

Women's Empowerment

Episode #86: What I Learned from One Year in Quarantine It’s been a long haul. It’s hard to believe it’s now one year since we’ve been in quarantine! I’m not going to lie, nothing about this compromised way of living has been easy for me. This isolated way of being has made some truths newly […]

Episode #86: What I Learned from One Year in Quarantine

Health

Episode #83: Is It Possible to Reset a Relationship at Work? One of the wonderful things about working in Corporate America is that you have the chance to work with people with many different perspectives, personalities, and preferences. But, let’s be honest. All of those different personalities can also one of the most challenging aspects […]

Episode #83: Is It Possible to Reset a Relationship at Work?

Office Politics

Episode #80: Take Back Control of Your Day At the end of the day, do you look at the clock and wonder where the time went? Do you look back and feel like you didn’t accomplish anything meaningful? If you regularly feel this way, you have lost control of your calendar.  In this episode, I’ll […]

Episode #80: Take Back Control of Your Day

Time Management

Episode #77: The Myth That’s Derailing Your Success You’re a few days into the New Year and already you feel your energy about your resolutions waning away. What if I told you that there’s one big myth—a lie you are telling yourself—that is holding you back from good habits you are trying to create? In […]

Episode #77: The Myth That’s Derailing Your Success

Women's Empowerment

Episode #74: Let’s Learn from the Dumpster Fire Called 2020 (Part 1) Yes, 2020 has been a dumpster fire of a year. And yes, we didn’t accomplish nearly what we thought we would this year. But, before we shake it off and head into the New Year, let’s take some time to reflect. We want […]

Episode #74: Let’s Learn from the Dumpster Fire Called 2020 (Part 1)

Women's Empowerment

Episode #71: How to Plan for a Healthy Holiday Season! We all want a little extra comfort and cheer. This year, more than usual. But, let’s be real. Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Just because 2020 has been a dumpster fire doesn’t mean we should drive off into the […]

Episode #71: How to Plan for a Healthy Holiday Season!

Women's Empowerment

Episode #68: Yes, You Can Speak Up & Be the Brave One In Corporate America, groupthink is one of the surest pathways to failure. Sadly, it’s all too prevalent in a world of middle managers and complicated power structures. Want to stand out as an up-and-coming leader? Be the brave one who speaks up. In […]

Episode #68: Yes, You Can Speak Up & Be the Brave One

Women's Empowerment

Episode #65: 10 Things I’d Tell My Younger Self If I had a DeLorean with a flux capacitor, I would visit my younger self and drop these 10 truths about life. Since time travel is not yet possible, I’m going to share them directly with you instead. Tune in and let’s get after it! Looking […]

Episode #65: 10 Things I’d Tell My Younger Self

Women's Empowerment

Episode #62: How to Quit Your Job Gracefully The time has come. You’re ready to move on to a new job. Whether you loved or hated your job, it’s critical to leave your job gracefully. How you quit a job reflects the person you are and impacts the legacy you leave behind in the hearts […]

Episode #62: How to Quit Your Job Gracefully

Office Politics

Episode #59: How to Share Political Views Wisely on Social Media It’s an important election season during one of the most tumultuous years in recent history. These days, it seems like everyone is shouting their political opinions on social media. The simple fact is how you present yourself on social media matters. Before you share […]

Episode #59: How to Share Political Views Wisely on Social Media

Self-Promotion

Episode #56: Are You a Micromanager? A listener asked, “How can you tell if you’re micromanaging someone or managing someone who doesn’t like being told what to do?” This is an important question. Because acting like a micromanager is a career-limiting move. The simple fact is no one wants to work for a micromanager. That […]

Episode #56: Are You a Micromanager?

Management

Episode #53: What to Ask an Interviewer You landed the interview. You’re prepared and ready to speak thoughtfully about your professional experiences. But to stand out as a star candidate, you have to do more than be ready to answer questions. You need to ask your own smart questions. The best interviews are two-way conversations—not […]

Episode #53: What to Ask an Interviewer

Job Hunting

Episode #50: How to Stand Out at Work There are hundreds—maybe thousands—of other people working at your company. How do you stand out in the crowd as a star performer? The truth is there are small actions that you can take every day that will help you get noticed by the right people. In this […]

Episode #50: How to Stand Out at Work

Self-Promotion