Episodes
Anna Oakes is a consultant coach and caretaker of humanity. She combines her love for humanity with her 20 plus years of corporate experience. Now the magic, the intersection of her love for humanity and her love and understanding of corporate is what she's going to share with us today. She's not talking about something that she's read about, or something that she saw on TV, or an article that she read in an airplane magazine while she was on a flight. What she's bringing today is what she...
Published 09/29/20
There are some situations you don’t expect to learn anything from, like watching an episode of Columbo. I love that show, but I consider it pure entertainment and a light-version at that. I recently took a second look at it with a specific goal in mind–to consider what Columbo might say about our current uncertain times. At times like these, we could all use a role model who knows how to thrive in the most uncertain times. Hence, my ‘research’ into Columbo. In case you haven’t seen the show,...
Published 09/22/20
This episode was 17 years in the making. Joining me on the podcast is a woman who had to punch fear in the throat and shut down a successful business in order to chase her true dream. An award-winner in two different careers, Ana Lydia Monaco stopped by to walk us through her big, scary career pivot and let us know how the shift worked out! Her insights on being true to who you are and walking through life with grace are going to rock your socks. Growing up, nobody in Ana Lydia's immediate...
Published 09/15/20
Joining me on the podcast today is a super successful entrepreneur who knows a lot about battling low self-confidence and learning to appreciate her own beauty. Jeannell Darden is the Founder & CEO of Moisture Love. It's been quite a journey from a chance encounter at a natural hair store in Downtown Durham to the podcast, but I'm delighted that Jeannell finally made it. Getting comfortable with your own beauty is a complicated and life-long process. Jeannell breaks down how she has...
Published 08/18/20
There are actually many advantages to not caring if people like you and I walk through 5 in this week's episode. A couple of the reasons may surprise you!
Published 06/30/20
So many people are suffering right now. Between the global health pandemic and the scourge that is rampant racism here in America, people are suffering. And more than that, they are angry that the world changed without their permission and they are struggling to name what is going on with them. Joining me on the podcast today is a dear friend who is an Anti-Racism Consultant and Therapist. He's been doing the work helping people deal with grief and racial trauma for more than 20 years. He is...
Published 06/16/20
Sometimes it's hard to tell if you're being the real you, or a made-up version. Here are five ways you can determine whether or not you're being your authentic self.
Published 03/01/20
Published 01/28/20
When we think about the concept of the authentic self, most women focus mainly on being truthful and honest. These are valuable attributes, but really living an authentic life involves a lot more than just telling the truth. So, the bad news is that being honest is not enough.
Published 01/21/20
Before you get too upset, know that you are not the only one living a lie. It is an easy trap to fall into and can be a deep and difficult one to climb out of. But once you recognize the lie, it will be well worth the work to start living authentically. You'll be rewarded with a happier, healthier, more powerful life.
Published 01/14/20
You know super motivated women when you see them. They seem fearless in the face of any challenge and have more energy than that famous little drummer boy... but what exactly are the character traits that help them stay that way?
Published 01/07/20
Why do women give up? The truth will break your heart. There are few obstacles that can withstand a woman with enough desire and determination. Just think about how different your life would be if you never gave up on yourself!
Published 10/29/19
If you harness the power of saying no you can avoid the problem of over-committing. That's when you make a commitment. Then you make another. Before you know it, you're making yet another commitment. It’s a never-ending cycle. You overcommit to your job, your friends, colleagues, social causes, family, etc. These commitments add hundreds of hours and stress to your already over-scheduled life. One of the most important things to remember is that time is finite. No matter how hard you try,...
Published 10/01/19
Chelsey Brooke stops by the podcast to tell us about the rise of the powerful introvert. Introverts are often misunderstood and mis-labeled by people who don't understand the personality type. Often people think introverted women are boring or stuck-up because of the way they show up in the world. Those people couldn't be more wrong! Powerful introverts are fabulous and this episode outlines how we can shine in the workplace and increase our confidence. Chelsey is so passionate about...
Published 09/17/19
Today we will look at 10 ways to stop your critics from stealing your dream. I never wanted to be a cop but I do love those shows. I’m fascinated by the techniques they use to prevent crimes. So I’m going to apply some of that investigative wisdom to protecting your dream. Have you ever gotten excited about doing something, only to be shot down by the people that you thought would support you? It happens all the time. Maybe you decided you wanted to train for a marathon, only for some super...
Published 09/10/19
When most of you started your professional journeys you likely thought your most important responsibility was managing yourself and your work tasks. Over time, the most successful among you learned managing your manager had a much bigger impact on career success. Trying to talk to your boss can be intimidating, uncomfortable and awkward. But if you know the right way to approach your manager, you can not only survive the conversation, you can thrive in your workplace. In this episode we...
Published 08/06/19
Confident women should refuse to do certain things. Why? Because their strengths lie in focusing on the right things and ignoring the wrong ones. Confident women do and think certain things, but they also avoid thinking and doing certain things. If you want to have more confidence, consider avoiding these things, too. It’s easier to climb a mountain without carrying a rock. Drop the habits and other behaviors that burden your ability to feel confident. Without these obstacles getting in...
Published 07/24/19
Let's talk about how you gave up on the dream career you want. Once you have given up, what are you supposed to do next? I ended a recent podcast episode by saying one of the most important things about hope is that it prevents you from giving up. (If you need to learn the basics of the power of hope, be sure to go back and listen to Episode 062.) I also pointed out that some people may have given up even though they aren't aware of it. In this week's episode I'll help you figure out: ...
Published 07/09/19
When things suck it's hard to feel gratitude but I have 7 ways to feel gratitude that will help you get through it. Gratitude is one of the most powerful emotions that you can experience. It connects you to what is really important in your life. It reminds you that as long as you’re breathing, everything is going to be okay. And it helps frame your day, your expectations, and your actions. Life is unpredictable and occasionally things suck. Each day we're faced with situations that test our...
Published 06/25/19
How can you tell if you really like yourself? It's probably something you don't think about because you just assume that you do. But, according to an American sociologist, at any given moment, 80% of the world doesn't like themselves. I'm a little scared of the answer, but I need somebody to do research on what the number would be for women. Do you think it's higher or lower? This morning I found myself thinking, 'I really like myself'. That's not the first time I've had that thought, or...
Published 06/11/19
In this week's episode of the podcast I am going to take a look at what hope is and why you should care. The weight of all the mayhem in the world gives me pause, too. However, I actively choose to focus on the things that I can control. That’s not always easy, but it is always necessary. If there is something I can do, I need to be brave enough to do it. If not, I need to flourish in my spot so that my influence grows. If I want to be able to tackle bigger problems, I have to build a...
Published 05/28/19
I know you want to take control of your career and remove fear. With all the rapid changes in the workplace it's natural to experience some fear. Will the company stay profitable? Will you be able to continue to progress and move up the organization? Are you going to be replaced by a robot? We delve into these questions and more in today's episode of the podcast. Many of my coaching clients are accomplished, mid-career women who: Are worried that the changing workplace seems to be...
Published 05/21/19
If you change the content you see, your life will improve. You may not realize it, but you are ‘bathed’ in content every day. And the content you see affects you in many ways. If you expose yourself to a lot of negative content, you will experience anxiety and self-doubt frequently. In fact, absorb enough negative content and you will start having epic levels of self doubt. But, if you bathe yourself in positive content, your life will improve. For the purpose of this discussion,...
Published 05/14/19
I thought LinkedIn was a place to post your resume if you were actively looking for a job. And that's all I did, check in every 4 years or so and make a half-hearted attempt at keeping my resume updated. Usually I would hop on there when I started getting a bunch of email notifications that people were congratulating me on a work anniversary for a company I'd left several years before. I’m comfortable not knowing everything and I love finding people who I can tap into for specific...
Published 04/30/19
What if the things you have always believed aren't true? What if it's within your power to do and believe new things? This is your introduction to the startling power of 'what if'. I know how strongly we hold our beliefs. I’m not necessarily talking about limiting beliefs, I’m speaking in more broad terms. We are a nation that questions a lot of things but what we believe, we REALLY believe. And to our credit, it's hard for us to shake off things that we believe in strongly. There are...
Published 04/16/19