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If you are ready to claim your power and change the world, then join women empowerment expert Eleanor Beaton for Fierce Feminine Leadership. Each week, Eleanor shares inspiring interviews with powerful women in business, along with practical tools and tricks you can use today to step into your power, smash your glass ceiling and take your seat at the tables where the big deals and decisions are made.
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Now displaying: February, 2018
Feb 27, 2018

Erica Dhawan is the founder and CEO of Cotential, a global organization that helps transform businesses through collaboration, not only among team members, but also across various stakeholders. She is one of the most provocative business thinkers today, and the author of the book Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence that ranked first on What Corporate America Is Reading. Erica continues to encourage business leaders to lead through a culture of innovation and provide results that guarantee global competitiveness and increasing value for their clients.

Erica joins me on this episode to share how she saw the power of connectional intelligence as a young girl while watching her father interact with people at the bowling alley. She discusses the different types of connectors, how to enhance your connectional intelligence so you and your team can collaborate, work together more efficiently, and see results sooner than expected.

 

“Using your connectional intelligence is about bridging generations, bridging skill sets.” - Erica Dhawan

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • The significance of making connections in Erica’s childhood years
  • What led her on a soul-seeking journey to find meaning and purpose
  • How she channeled her lack of certainty with her guiding principle in mind
  • What led to the creation of the concept: connectional intelligence
  • What connectional intelligence is and why it matters
  • The focus of her book
  • Three types of connectors
  • Determining connectors in the workplace and your personal life
  • What the 10-Minute Rule is and how to do it
  • Reaching an audience -- when it matters
  • How to make incremental changes that will have an impact on the long-term
  • Practical applications as people work and understand the power of their connectional intelligence

 

Erica’s Advice on How to Enhance Connectional Intelligence:

  • Open yourself up to new people and ideas.
  • Make connections and partnerships that you truly care about.
  • Leverage what has been done before.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Connect with Erica Dhawan:

 

 

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Are you a fan of the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast? If the tips and interviews we share in each episode have helped you gain the confidence and inspiration to become a better, more powerful leader, head on over to iTunes, subscribe to the show and leave your honest review to let us know! Each month, one lucky podcast reviewer will be selected to receive a free coaching session with me – Eleanor Beaton!

What are you waiting for? Head on over to iTunes, subscribe and leave a review to enter your name into this month’s drawing! 

 

And, if you really  want to ramp up your fierceness…

Reach out to us for a free  30-minute Bold Women in Business Makeover Session with me or one of the fabulous coaches on my team!

Explore your path and discover how you can be the fiercest lady-boss possible. Visit EleanorBeaton.com/discover.

 

 

Feb 22, 2018

No matter how confident we are, there are still moments when fierce feminine leaders will do anything in their power to avoid feeling judged. The fear of being judged can affect every aspect of our lives, but in order to perform at a high level, in business, and in life, you need to get over your fear of being judged.

On today’s episode, I’m sharing why you need to let go of your fear of being judged, how being self-conscious can affect your ability to perform at your highest level, and how to recognize this limiting belief. I also share strategies to help you overcome your fear of being judged so that you can take the reigns and achieve your goals, dreams, and aspirations.

 

“Going outside your comfort zone is uncomfortable for people - and that is the point.” - Eleanor Beaton

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Classic signs of being afraid of being judged
  • How not properly processing your fears of being judged can hold you back, professionally and personally
  • Various ways avoidance behaviors can manifest
  • How getting out of your comfort zone in spite of your fears can make you a more powerful leader

 

 

Practical Exercises to Overcome Your Fear of Being Judged:

  1. Name the people you think will judge you. Replace those names with people you know will support you.
  2. Continue to expose yourself to experiences and ideas that put you outside your comfort zone.

 

 

Find Your Voice. Change Your World!

 

Do you want to be a confident, influential leader that others highly look up to and promote in your industry? If you aspire to have your voice and your message heard as a respected influencer, do not miss this 3-day leadership retreat Your Million Dollar Message: Find Your Voice, Craft Your Strategy, Change the World that’s happening on March 23, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona!

 

Grab your tickets today by registering at YourMillionDollarMessageRetreat.com.

 

Dial Up Your Impact, Influence, and Income in 2018        

       Are you ready to take your leadership and influence to the next level in 2018? Join the Impact & Influence Leadership Lab for Women with Eleanor Beaton – the world’s premier leadership training and implementation program designed specifically for female leaders! This is a 8-week mentoring program for professional, ambitious women in business who are ready to take their leadership skills to the next level and truly step into their power. Visit the Leadership Lab for Women website to see all of the amazing content, tools, and services you will receive by registering today to claim your seat at the table!

 

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Love the show? Let us know!

Are you a fan of the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast? If the tips and interviews we share in each episode have helped you gain the confidence and inspiration to become a better, more powerful leader, head on over to iTunes, subscribe to the show and leave your honest review to let us know! Each month, one lucky podcast reviewer will be selected to receive a free coaching session with me – Eleanor Beaton!

What are you waiting for? Head on over to iTunes, subscribe and leave a review to enter your name into this month’s drawing! 

 

And, if you really  want to ramp up your fierceness…

Reach out to us for a free  30-minute Bold Women in Business Makeover Session with me or one of the fabulous coaches on my team!

Explore your path and discover how you can be the fiercest lady-boss possible. Visit EleanorBeaton.com/discover.

 

 

Feb 20, 2018

 

A former senior legal counsel at Facebook, Bari Williams is a diversity and inclusion expert who is also the Head of Operations at StubHub. On top of her powerhouse corporate career, Bari also advises startup organizations especially in matters of her expertise — diversity, and inclusion.

Bari joins me today to share the power of adding value outside your core function. She shares why this ninja tactic is essential to develop the skill of sharing your narrative -- what you’re trying to do, how you’re trying to do it, and how you made all those jumps and the leaps. Bari also discusses how she built a thriving career inside organizations while establishing herself as a thought leader and building her personal brand.

 

“Once you’ve gotten your footing, always add value in another place within the business.” - Bari Williams

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • What got Bari interested and involved in advising startups
  • How she expresses her creativity even though she’s not a designer
  • Some of the common challenges she has seen with startups
  • Measures she puts in place to pivot more effectively
  • What led her to make the shift to handling operations at StubHub
  • Diversity versus representation
  • Best practices for inclusion
  • What cognitive diversity is and why she’s troubled with this term
  • Where her passion for diversity and inclusion came from
  • How to integrate entrepreneurs into the ecosystem of the corporate world
  • Why her most significant decision was deciding not to be a litigator
  • Success principles that helped her advance her career
  • Why she loves efficiency and creating templates, processes, and standards
  • How she manages her time and tasks among her family, personal brand, and corporate career

 

Bari’s Advice for Fierce Feminine Leaders:

  • Give yourself 48 hours to grieve over lost plans.
  • Tap into your data points as you make your case to potential clients.
  • Don’t forget the basics -- “kill it” in whatever thing you’re hired to do.
  • If you want people to look to you as someone who gets things done, you have to do more than just the basics.
  • If you are someone who adds value in multiple places in your organization, you build a great amount of credibility.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

 

Connect with Bari Williams:

 

 

Love the show? Let us know!

Are you a fan of the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast? If the tips and interviews we share in each episode have helped you gain the confidence and inspiration to become a better, more powerful leader, head on over to iTunes, subscribe to the show and leave your honest review to let us know! Each month, one lucky podcast reviewer will be selected to receive a free coaching session with me – Eleanor Beaton!

What are you waiting for? Head on over to iTunes, subscribe and leave a review to enter your name into this month’s drawing! 

 

And, if you really  want to ramp up your fierceness…

Reach out to us for a free  30-minute Bold Women in Business Makeover Session with me or one of the fabulous coaches on my team!

Explore your path and discover how you can be the fiercest lady-boss possible. Visit EleanorBeaton.com/discover.

 

 

Feb 15, 2018

While taking up digital marketing in college, Amanda Tress was already doing her fitness business on the side. Today, Amanda is the creator of the best lifestyle-changing fitness program in the market called Faster Way to Fat Loss and the founder of a digital marketing agency, The Agency Side.

Amanda joins me on this episode to share how to scale a seven-figure fitness business. She discusses the strategies that work in today’s digital marketing, how to work with other entrepreneurs to create profitable partnerships, and the mindset you need to focus and sustain your business consistently in the long run.

 

“Confidence comes after getting into forward motion.” - Amanda Tress

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Why failing is significant to the growth and success of your business
  • How her fitness program started
  • What makes her fitness program the best of its kind
  • Why she chose to work with women entrepreneur
  • How she manages to boost and sustain her confidence level
  • How she built her audience
  • Game-changers for her in helping entrepreneurs market more effectively
  • Why micro-influencer marketing is the most important strategy to leverage
  • How partnerships can become distractions
  • The two biggest digital marketing mistakes people make

 

Amanda’s Advice for Fierce Feminine Leaders:

  • Surround yourself with people who can dream bigger than you.
  • Set clear and specific goals.
  • Have a bigger purpose for a “why.”

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Connect with Amanda Tress:

 

Love the show? Let us know!

Are you a fan of the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast? If the tips and interviews we share in each episode have helped you gain the confidence and inspiration to become a better, more powerful leader, head on over to iTunes, subscribe to the show and leave your honest review to let us know! Each month, one lucky podcast reviewer will be selected to receive a free coaching session with me – Eleanor Beaton!

What are you waiting for? Head on over to iTunes, subscribe and leave a review to enter your name into this month’s drawing! 

 

And, if you really  want to ramp up your fierceness…

Reach out to us for a free  30-minute Bold Women in Business Makeover Session with me or one of the fabulous coaches on my team!

Explore your path and discover how you can be the fiercest lady-boss possible. Visit EleanorBeaton.com/discover.

 

 

Feb 13, 2018

Throughout every industry, we frequently hear successful entrepreneurs say that it’s important to be authentic in the way you present yourself to the world. But, oftentimes, the reason why being authentic and being yourself is so important and the impact it can have on your career or business is rarely discussed.

My guest today is Amanda Coolong. She is the Senior Digital Media Executive, content strategist, and serves as the Co-Chair and Head of Content for the company, Women in Technology International – a global organization and leading authority for women in the technology trade. Additionally, she is a founding partner and COO at Tech Zulu, an established podcaster, and has interviewed hundreds of the top leaders in the tech ecosystem for a wide variety of events including CES, South by Southwest, and Blog World.

Amanda joins me today to share her insight and experience on how being you – unapologetically – and being unafraid to be seen, heard, and network with others can help you grow your network and give your career and business the success boost you need in 2017.

 

“It’s okay to toot your own horn. Do not be afraid to own your own work.” – Amanda Coolong

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • The things Amanda has done throughout her STEM career to excel in a technical field as a woman with a diverse, alternative background
  • The evolution of her career and the most significant turning points
  • The changes and adaptations she has made throughout her career to achieve success
  • The “soft skills” she developed and the payoffs of building a network
  • Her biggest career challenges and how she overcame them
  • The importance of having “personal cheerleaders,” mentors, coaches, and a strong support system
  • The benefits of positioning yourself as an angel investor

 

Amanda Coolong’s Advice to Women in STEM:

  1. Join WITI
  2. Support other women’s organizations in tech by joining and attending events
  3. Don’t be afraid to speak on panels
  4. Write about women in technology, the issues, the challenges, and the opportunities
  5. Get active on social media
  6. Start investing in women-led companies
  7. Invest in mentorship

 

Amanda’s Top 3 Success Tips:

  1. Be authentically you.
  2. Don’t be afraid. Fear is the mind-killer.
  3. Reach your hand out to help another woman.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Connect with Amanda Coolong:

 

Download the tip sheet HERE.

  

Love the show? Let us know!              

              

Are you a fan of the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast? If the tips and interviews we share in each episode have helped you gain the confidence and inspiration to become a better, more powerful leader, head on over to iTunes, subscribe to the show and leave your honest review to let us know! Each month, one lucky podcast reviewer will be selected to receive a free coaching session with me – Eleanor Beaton!               

              

What are you waiting for? Head on over to iTunes, subscribe and leave a review to enter your name into this month’s drawing!               

              

               

And, if you really want to ramp up your fierceness…               

              

Reach out to us for a free 30-minute Bold Women in Business Makeover Session with me or one of the fabulous coaches on my team!               

              

 

Feb 8, 2018

Being a fierce feminine leader can sometimes be exhausting. High performing leaders often wear so many hats in our professional and personal live, thinking about other people’s needs and wants, that we often forget about our own. Whether you are running a business or climbing the corporate ladder, you need to stay in peak physical and emotional condition to continue to perform well.

But, how do you keep in top physical condition to have the energy you need to stay at the top of your game? What does it take to have the energy and vitality to underscore your ambitions? As your professional career grows, the self-care needs that once worked for you may change and grow with you.

My guest today, Kristen Nolan, is a powerhouse in the woman’s health industry. Kristen is a high-performance health mentor and fitness and metabolism expert that is passionate about helping busy professional women take control of their bodies and feel energized, physically fit, and confident in their business and life. We discuss what you need to do to take better care of yourself as a high-performing female professional and the physical and dietary changes you may need as you advance in your career.

 

“When you increase your energy and brain focus, you have so much more power and presence in your area of work and at home.” Kristen Nolan

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • How to identify when you need to tweak your diet to perform at a higher level.
  • How stress affects your metabolism and overall health.
  • Ways to bring mindfulness into your day and how it helps reduce stress and improve performance.

 

 

Stress-Reducing Strategies for High-Performing Women:

  1. Move your body for at least 5 to 10 minutes per day.
  2. Eat at regular intervals and balance your snacks.
  3. Spend 5 to 10 minutes per day meditating – focusing on something that calms you.

 

Connect with Kristen Nolan:

 

 

 

Love the show? Let us know!  

 

Are you a fan of the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast? If the tips and interviews we share in each episode have helped you gain the confidence and inspiration to become a better, more powerful leader, head on over to iTunes, subscribe to the show and leave your honest review to let us know! Each month, one lucky podcast reviewer will be selected to receive a free coaching session with me – Eleanor Beaton!  

 

What are you waiting for? Head on over to iTunes, subscribe and leave a review to enter your name into this month’s drawing!  

 

  

And, if you really want to ramp up your fierceness…  

 

Reach out to us for a free 30-minute Bold Women in Business Makeover Session with me or one of the fabulous coaches on my team!  

 

Explore your path and discover how you can be the fiercest lady-boss possible. Visit EleanorBeaton.com/Discover.  

 

Feb 6, 2018

Have you ever felt as though you were sabotaging your own success? Many women in business – especially those in leadership roles – unknowingly, unintentionally, unconsciously self-sabotage their potential for success and drastically limit the scope of what is possible for themselves in their careers, their income, and their lives.

On today’s episode, I want to share some of the top five ways many high-performing, highly motivated, fierce feminine leaders tend to sabotage their own potential for success – and what you should do to avoid making the same mistakes.

When you use the word ‘can’t’ – you make it true.

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • The first step to avoiding self-sabotaging actions and behaviors is to understand the most common ways it happens.
  • You have a choice. The choice to deal with the discomfort of playing small, or the choice to deal with the pain and discomfort of being seen.

 

How to Avoid Self-Sabotaging Your Success:

  • Instead of saying “can’t” – ask yourself: “How might I…”
  • If you have a goal, go for it. The time is now. Make the time.
  • Ask yourself what assumptions you are making.
  • Be scientific and rigorous about applying logic to the ideas and beliefs that you are assuming to be true.

Click here for the Stopping Self-Sabotaging Behaviors worksheet

  

Love the show? Let us know!       

Are you a fan of the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast? If the tips and interviews we share in each episode have helped you gain the confidence and inspiration to become a better, more powerful leader, head on over to iTunes, subscribe to the show and leave your honest review to let us know! Each month, one lucky podcast reviewer will be selected to receive a free coaching session with me – Eleanor Beaton!       

What are you waiting for? Head on over to iTunes, subscribe and leave a review to enter your name into this month’s drawing!       

           

And, if you really want to ramp up your fierceness…            

Reach out to us for a free 30-minute Bold Women in Business Makeover Session with me or one of the fabulous coaches on my team!             

Explore your path and discover how you can be the fiercest lady-boss possible. Visit EleanorBeaton.com/Discover.       

      

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors      

     

This episode was made possible by our wonderful sponsors, BMO – Bank of Montreal – The Bank for Women.    

 

Join the conversation at BMO for Women to gain the insight, knowledge, and support you need to succeed and to truly understand how to manage your money! 

 

Feb 1, 2018

Kishau Rogers started her career as a programmer 24 years ago. Today, she is a serial technology entrepreneur and the CEO of Websmith Studio, Inc., a company that develops software for its partner organizations worldwide. Kishau is an active advisory board member of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Engineering and WAAW Foundation. She has been honored with the Wells Fargo STEM Award and the Lyn McDermid Community Impact Award and spends her time building her tribe and working on tech projects that can solve real problems.

Kishau joins me on today’s episode to share her mission to make thinking sexy again by applying computer science thinking principles as tools in building real solutions that matter. She talks about how leaders can effectively wrangle with complexity by hiring thinkers as well as her insights on the power of building tribes with the latter being the key to unlocking true diversity and inclusion, not only in the workplace but also in the world.

 

“If people help you define it, then they own it with you.” - Kishau Rogers

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • The critical elements of keeping women in STEM
  • The “secret sauce” that allowed her to thrive in the industry
  • When she realized she needed more thinkers in her group
  • The advantages of having thinkers in the team
  • What a “tribe” is
  • How to start building a tribe
  • Where things go wrong when creating a team
  • What triggered her to start her own company
  • How she developed the discipline to restructure the business and do what she’s good at
  • How the business shifted when she restructured her organization
  • Why scaling and having big ideas you can’t execute are the biggest challenges for her
  • What gave her the desire to open another startup business

 

Kishau’s Advice for Fierce Feminine Leaders:

  • You have to be clear about what you’re good at, what you can offer, and what people need.
  • Resourcefulness gives you creativity and helps you figure out how to stay alive.
  • Be transparent and clear on outcomes.

 

Connect with Kishau Rogers:

 

Find Your Voice. Change Your World! 

Do you want to be a confident, influential leader that others highly look up to and promote in your industry? If you aspire to have your voice and your message heard as a respected influencer, do not miss this 3-day leadership retreat Your Million Dollar Message: Find Your Voice, Craft Your Strategy, Change the World that’s happening on March 23, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona! Grab your tickets today by registering at YourMillionDollarMessageRetreat.com.

 

Love the show? Let us know!

Are you a fan of the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast? If the tips and interviews we share in each episode have helped you gain the confidence and inspiration to become a better, more powerful leader, head on over to iTunes, subscribe to the show and leave your honest review to let us know! Each month, one lucky podcast reviewer will be selected to receive a free coaching session with me – Eleanor Beaton!

What are you waiting for? Head on over to iTunes, subscribe and leave a review to enter your name into this month’s drawing! 

 

And, if you really want to ramp up your fierceness…

Reach out to us for a free 30-minute Bold Women in Business Makeover Session with me or one of the fabulous coaches on my team!

Explore your path and discover how you can be the fiercest lady-boss possible. Visit EleanorBeaton.com/Discover.

 

 

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