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The podcast that helps women in tech accelerate their influence, step into their dream leadership career and break through the glass ceiling.

200: Celebrating Women in Tech, Beating the Burnout, and Letting Go of Needing to Be Like the Men in the Room with Lindsay Kulzer, Allison Williams, and Jennifer Peters

Ready to dive into the empowering journeys of three extraordinary women in tech?

In today’s episode, I invite three amazing women I have the honor of supporting to dive into their experiences, insights, and triumphs through the lens of executive coaching. Lindsay, Allison, and Jennifer candidly share their motivations for seeking executive coaching, its transformative impact on their professional development, and powerful career lessons around overcoming imposter syndrome, burnout, gender bias, and more. We explore the pivotal moments that led them to join The Lit Up Leadership Academy, the biggest successes they’ve achieved, and the one thing they wish they had known about themselves a decade ago.

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198: Mindfulness in Leadership: Cultivating Presence

Mindful leadership is powerful leadership!

Let’s talk about the power of mindfulness and how cultivating presence in your leadership will benefit your professional journey.

In today’s episode, I dive into the important role mindfulness plays in leadership development and elevating your executive presence – and how to cultivate it! I explore how key elements of executive presence such as adaptability, strategic vision, and confident communication can be improved through mindfulness, and the practical steps you can take toward more presence in these areas to become a more mindful leader.

Ready to use mindfulness to elevate your executive presence and transform your leadership?

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197: Getting Started With Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with Jacqui Barrett

If you’re interested in being a leader that promotes a sustainable, enjoyable, and nurturing work environment, prioritizing equity, diversity, and inclusion is a must.

In today’s episode, I invite Jacqui Barrett, CEO of Wider Thinking, to share her inspiring career journey and passion for fostering inclusive workplaces and driving organizational change. We dive into an important discussion on equity diversity and inclusion (EDI) and share actionable insights on creating nurturing work environments, implementing strategies like flexible working arrangements to promote diversity, and overcoming burnout as we strive to apply EDI in our careers.

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195: Hold Don’t Carry with Lindsay White

In this episode, HR veteran turned Executive Coach, Lindsay White, joins me to discuss learning to hold space without shouldering undue burdens and how this skill sets great leaders apart. We dive into the nuances of holding emotional space as a leader, cultivating resilience and stamina by “not carrying”, using lead and lag measures effectively, and the roles accountability and delegation hold within the “Hold, Don’t Carry” paradigm.

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193: Learning to Look at Failure Differently with Lydia Bai

Failure can be a fascinating contributor to our career success or career hurdles – and it’s determined by the way we look at it.

Let’s talk about failure and learning to look at it differently.

In this week’s episode, I invite recovering investment banker and life coach, Lydia Bai, to discuss failure, how her toxic relationship with achievement impacted her ability to thrive at work, and how burnout, imposter syndrome, motivation, and self-confidence can all be linked to the way we perceive our failure.

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192: Leadership Lessons From My Dad

Many of the key traits that I teach and live by as a woman and entrepreneur were developed by learning from my dad.

His persistence, patience, and passion…all helped make me a better leader.

Today, I want to share a very special and personal episode with you as I honor my dad and tell you about the powerful impact he had on me and others, and how these leadership lessons can bring insight to your own life and leadership journey.

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191: Are You Staying in Your Lane? with Julie Tschida Brown

Do you have dreams that seem out of reach or outside the traditional path of your education or experience?

If you have dreams of being in the boardroom, achieving a senior leadership role, or you’re already there but keep getting shut down or shut out, this episode is for you.

This week, I invite Financial Capital Executive in HR, Julie Tschida Brown, to talk to us about whether or not you should “stay in your lane” and how to properly understand and contribute to the business you’re in so you can reach your highest career goals.

Ready to step OUT of your lane and into the boardroom?

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190: Trauma in the Workplace: What It Is and What You Can Do About It

What is workplace trauma, and what can you do about it?

Let’s talk about workplace trauma, how it affects us and our teams, and what organizations and leaders need to know to support themselves and others through it.

We often associate trauma with more obvious experiences such as car crashes, the loss of a loved one, or something far worse. However, the sad reality is that trauma is a universal workplace phenomenon and needs to be acknowledged. In today’s episode, I discuss the 4 main contributors to workplace trauma, exploring the symptoms you might see in yourself or your team, and how to respond as a leader to prioritize your and your team’s well-being.

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189: Ethics, AI, and Being a Woman in Tech in 2024

It’s time for an important discussion about AI and the role we need to be playing in 2024 as women in the tech industry.

In today’s episode, I invite Sonal Shah, Barclays Vice President, coach, and author of Amazon bestseller “She Chose Tech”, to discuss her non-traditional background and journey to tech and how you can leverage allies, mentors & sponsors to thrive in your tech leadership career. We dive into topics like closing the gap for women in tech and how to tackle the current AI leadership problem in our industry.

Ready for the resiliency tools you need to thrive during the surge of AI and break barriers as a woman in this male-dominated industry?

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188: Personal Boundaries for Professional Success

Boundaries underpin our professional success and can determine longevity in our careers. Are yours in the right place?

Let’s talk about personal boundaries for professional success.

In today’s episode, I discuss why developing boundaries is so crucial for our tech careers, what happens when we don’t maintain them, and how to create a boundary toolkit of your own to ensure you’re mitigating burnout and building a sustainable leadership career that you love.

Ready to set your priorities at work, and learn the magic of boundaries?

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