Fierce Feminine Leadership

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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May 2, 2016

According to research, over half of today’s workforce is made up of women professionals, but far less have achieved their goals of landing a top position within their company. Statistics show that by mid-career, these powerful women with leadership potential lose their desire to reach the top midway in their careers.

In this episode, I am going to share with you the top three career derailers that are the most common reasons for great, aspiring women to lose their desire and confidence in landing that top spot.

  1. Broaden Your Career Focus

Women tend to specialize in specific roles within their company. Specializing in a particular field can all too often limit your chances for successfully landing a top position or becoming the company’s next CEO. Ladies, if you want to become an influential woman leader, you need to learn and appreciate how your organization works as a whole, and to do that, you need to start making lateral moves into unknown territory.

Until you learn how your company works as an entity, you won’t be able to lead it.

  1. Become a ‘People Person’ – Learn How to Work with People You Don’t Like

Being a “people person” does not mean that everyone has to like you – or that you have to like everyone. It means that you have successfully mastered the art of communicating and working with people whose personalities may conflict with your own. Mastering this skill is an incredibly important attribute to have when you are trying to land a top seat in your company or organization.

After all, you don’t think Sheryl Sandberg likes everyone she ever worked with at Facebook and Google, do you? Of course not, but by learning how to build solid working relationships with people, it enabled her to become a top women leader.

  1. Take Smart Risks

Being a CEO often involves taking smart risks. If you want to be a CEO of your company, you need to learn how to get out of your comfort zone and make the decision to take a smart risk. Ask for tough assignments, even if they are only short-term projects. Raise your hand at the next meeting and allow your voice and opinions to be heard. Volunteer new ideas to your boss and ask for new and different roles in the company. Some new positions may require you to accept a demotion, but that’s okay! It will only help your career in the long-run.

There are too many women in the workforce playing it safe at work. If you want to be CEO, you cannot be one of them. Get the courage to speak up, take risks, and lead your career YOUR way.

Only you have control over the direction of your career. It’s time to get the courage you need to take action and be the Fierce Feminine Leader we all know you can be!

If you’d like to learn more about the top 7 career competencies for women CEOs, feel free to click the link below and enter your email address, so we know where to send the checklist on the critical skill sets women need to obtain the top spot in their company.

Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our channel so you never miss a single episode of the Fierce Feminine Leadership show!

Until next time…

Stay Fierce!



Apr 29, 2016

Are You A Tall Poppy

Tall Poppy Syndrome, what is it? It is a social phenomenon throughout the industry, often affecting women – but sometimes men, too – in which great people of merit are criticized or resented because of their achievements. Tall Poppies often “play small” because they are worried that they will be criticized for showing up in the world as brilliantly as they really are. The term, “Tall Poppy Syndrome” was coined by New Zealand Researchers, and many women in business unconsciously allow it to affect their business growth. In this episode, I explain three ways that Tall Poppy Syndrome is preventing you from stepping into your power as a female leader.

3 Ways Tall Poppy Syndrome is Preventing You from Being a Powerful Female Leader

  1. Tall Poppy Syndrome makes you self-conscious
  • Research shows that self-consciousness inhibits high performance.
  1. Tall Poppy Syndrome can hold you back from accepting high-profile assignments
  • Own your brilliance!
  1. Tall Poppy Syndrome can prevent you from building a powerful personal brand
  • Tall Poppies often hold back from highlighting their achievements.


If you are a Tall Poppy, know that you are not alone!

For tips to overcome Tall Poppy Syndrome, download the Checklist Tip Sheet below.



Apr 27, 2016

Getting The Seat On The Board

Women make up about 50 percent of the workforce today, but did you know that only a small percentage of these working moms hold a seat on the Board of an organization? It’s true, and what many women in business may not realize is the significant impact that holding a seat on the board of a non-profit or corporate organization can have – on their own businesses as well as the organizations they support. Today on the Fierce Feminine Podcast, I share three power ninja moves that you can do to help you get a board seat!

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  1. How to Prove Your Medal
  • Quantify Everything
  • List your top 10 career highlights.
  1. Boost Your Financial Knowledge
  • Take time to learn how to read financial statements.
  1. Build Your Network
  • Invest time into building a solid network and make it known that you are interested in a board position.
  • Download the worksheet below. This powerful tool will help you create your career highlights list, as well as help you translate that information into business results.

Women are often more willing to give credit where credit is due, but they struggle to claim credit for their successes. If you want to land a board position, you need to highlight your accomplishments; be proud of what you have achieved, and share them with the members of the board that you want to help!

It’s okay to tell yourself – and others – “I did this, and I’m proud of it!”


Apr 25, 2016

The Monster That Is Working Mom Guilt

Welcome back to the Fierce Feminine Podcast! On today’s episode, I will discuss the “dirty little secret” of working mothers: Working Mom Guilt. Working Mom Guilt has a nasty habit of reaching virtually every working mother. I have worked with dozens of working mothers; every single one of them have expressed, at one point or another, that they have experienced Working Mom Guilt at some point in their career. So, today I will share some tips with you on ways you can cope with the monster of Working Mom Guilt.

  1. Know and Understand that You’re in Good Company
  • Remember that you are not alone! There are a lot of successful working moms feeling Working Mom Guilt.
  1. Go for Good Enough
  • Release your intention and need to be a perfect parent.
  • Lower your “mom standards” from being perfect to being “good enough.”
  1. Expect Working Mom Guilt to Go for the Jugular
  • Anticipate and prepare for Working Mom Guilt.
  • Realize you can’t be in two places at once – and that’s okay!
  • Notice the feelings of Working Mom Guilt and tell yourself this: “Oh! I’m experiencing Working Mom Guilt. My ego must be believing a story about what it means to be a perfect mother. How interesting?”
  • Observe your thoughts and feelings about Working Mom Guilt – but don’t invest in them.
  1. Quality, Not Quantity
  • Remember: distraction is the enemy of joy!
  • Take time at the end of your workday to decompress.
  1. Give Yourself Permission to “Let It Go”
  • Give yourself permission to “let go” of Working Mom Guilt.
  • Remember: guilt is not a constructive or useful emotion!

The world needs more examples of how women can be a successful working mother – juggling work life and family life – and doing it their way!

Be the example of a bold woman leader.

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Apr 9, 2016

Your network truly is your network…but too many women aren’t networking strategically. In this episode, Eleanor Beaton shares the 3 types of people every women leader needs in her network.

Apr 9, 2016

While women make up half the workforce and are starting businesses faster than ever, too few of us make it to senior leadership roles in big business. In today’s episode Catalyst CEO Deborah Gillis shares insights from her rise to the top.

Apr 9, 2016

Cancer survivor, mother of three, speaker, internationally recognized entrepreneur Kelsey Ramsden shares the incredible story of how she built an 8-figure business in a male dominated industry AND how we faced the biggest fight of her life.

Apr 9, 2016

Powerful women leaders understand that the single most important thing they can do to up level their careers, businesses and lives is to focus on getting RESULTS. In this episode, Eleanor Beaton shows you one powerful concept you can use each day to radically improve your RESULTS.

Apr 9, 2016

Internationally-recognized online entrepreneurial expert Ali Brown literally invented the online blueprint for success. Then she listened to her heart and re-focused on supporting high achieving women entrepreneurs. She shares her story with Eleanor in this episode of Fierce Feminine Leadership.

Apr 9, 2016

For women who want to lead in business, building a powerful network isn’t enough. We must learn how to leverage our networks in order to create opportunities, advance our careers and grow our businesses. In this episode Eleanor shares practical tips for monetizing your network.

Apr 9, 2016

Learning how to network with powerful people is critical for women in leadership. In this episode, Eleanor shares a set of simple, powerful tools to help you build a powerful network filled with heavy hitters who will got to bat for you.

Apr 9, 2016

In this episode, powerhouse entrepreneur Sharon Lechter shares her secrets on how she built multiple 8-figure businesses. Sharon Lechter is a CPA, internationally bestselling author and globally recognized entrepreneur. Credited as the genius behind the Rich Dad, Poor Dad brand, Sharon was hand-selected by the Napoleon Hill Foundation to revitalize the iconic personal development brand. Her mission is to help entrepreneurs claim their power through smart planning and financial literacy.

Apr 9, 2016

Women are starting businesses at twice the rate of men. Our incomes are set to hit $80 trillion by 2018. And we control 80% of consumer spending. But when it comes to stepping into our power and taking our seats at the tables where the big decisions get made, there’s lots more work to do. In this episode, women’s leadership expert Eleanor Beaton shares the WHY behind Fierce Feminine Leadership.

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