Heidi Melin, a Strategic Marketing Leader, Board Director, and Go-To-Market Advisor, has navigated the complexities of the business world with unparalleled finesse. Her career has evolved from operational roles to advisory capacities, making her a go-to expert for those contemplating a similar transition.
This interview is a goldmine of practical advice and actionable insights. If you're an executive mulling over your next career move or an up-and-coming leader looking to expand your skill set, Heidi's experience offers a roadmap worth following. Don't miss the opportunity to glean wisdom from a leader who's been there, done that, and continues to redefine success.
Be Open to Unexpected Opportunities
Being receptive to opportunities that come from unexpected places...
Many times, to have an even greater impact in our roles, we need to partner with others, especially with our leadership. Having a bigger voice and gaining buy-in from your leadership, especially when there are many competing interests can be tough.
Today, I want to share an exciting sneak peek in my journey—one that shares the transformative power of collaboration and partnerships. It's a story about how I came to join forces with Rali, a remarkable software company that shares my passion for fostering positive change. Through this experience, I have learned the profound importance of collaboration and the potential they hold to unlock limitless possibilities. Join me as I recount the steps that led me to this decision which just may help you as well!
But first, I wanted to share that the Fearless Female Leadership journey was initiated because of some not so easy to swallow constructive criticism. So, the next time you receive constructive criticism (from someone who has your...
Aleta Jeffress, Senior Vice President at CGI, is a seasoned professional with a diverse array of experiences who embodies the principles of continual learning, discipline, and the power of a positive mindset. From her emphasis on the importance of professional growth to her insights into building and nurturing successful teams, Aleta's journey stands as an amazing example for those aiming to succeed in our new work climate.
In this insightful interview, Aleta dives deep, offering a fresh perspective on leadership, mindset shifts, and the art of team-building. As you listen, you'll find Aleta's wisdom not just enlightening but also a compelling call to action.
[7:40] Continual learning and professional growth
[11:43] The importance of discipline and consistency
[12:41] Shifting from a lack mindset to an abundance mindset
[16:04] Building and nurturing a successful team
[24:20] Focusing on your wins
Continual Learning and Professional Growth: It's crucial to...
As we move forward in this dynamic year, full of twists, turns, opportunities, and challenges, it's not uncommon to find ourselves in the thick of things. We're so often swept into the whirlwind of our immediate tasks and short-term goals that we might lose sight of our broader objectives.
As the year feels like it’s zipping by, you can slow time and take back control to create the triumphs you’d like to see AND how you’d like to feel.
This is the moment to get crystal clear on how you want to wrap up the year, how you want your leadership story to unfold, and what milestones you want to achieve.
There’s a powerful and proven tool that can help you take back control of the remaining weeks in the year and reach your desired destination: Clarity.
Here are 3 key insights from my new enterprise digital journey, Fearless Female Leadership which will be released later in the year. Clarity is where your journey starts, and these should help you to plan a successful...
Coletta Vigh, former head of Head of Worldwide Channel Strategy and Growth Initiatives for Check Point Software Technologies, is a testament to the power of adaptability, cultural immersion, and relentless pursuit of excellence. From her early days in the hospitality sector in Japan to her pivotal role in shaping global channel strategies, she has consistently demonstrated the importance of a positive mindset and the value of diverse experiences.
In our discussion, Coletta dives deep into the challenges she faced, the pivotal moments that shaped her amazing career, and the significance of fostering diverse teams. Whether you're an emerging professional or a seasoned expert, Coletta's insights will undoubtedly inspire and provide valuable lessons for all.
6:27: Comfort zone: The conversation shifts to the importance of stepping out of one's comfort zone
8:48: Positive mindset- Coletta emphasizes her positive and persistent approach to challenges.
11:57: Hire smart -...
If you find yourself worried about how to motivate your team you're in good company. This challenge has been on the minds of many lately, and it's a topic I've repeatedly addressed with my clients. In fact, I recently sent out a message sharing strategies to take on these very concerns.
Since this subject is so vital, I wanted to share these transformative tips that have made a real difference for the teams I've been working with.
Based on the last 30 years of high performance research, here are a few strategies to help teams navigate through these uncertain times.
1. Acknowledge and Validate the Struggle (Maybe with Humor!)
Acknowledge and validate your team’s challenges. Having a little well placed humor can help as well. If a target looks crazy, say it! Lean into the discomfort. Embracing the struggle together creates an environment where it's okay to acknowledge that things are tough. It humanizes the experience and sets a positive tone for what lies ahead.
2. Focus on...
So many times, whether in a professional setting or personal life, having influence or getting through to someone that you're in disagreement with can seem like an uphill battle. I know I've wrestled with it, and from my recent message to my client about these very challenges, it's clear many others do too. But since this is such an important topic, I didn't want to stop there. I wanted to share these insights with you as well.
When emotions are running high, conversations can quickly escalate into conflict, leaving both parties feeling frustrated and misunderstood. But it doesn't have to be that way. There are strategies we can all learn to communicate more effectively, even in the most emotionally charged situations. These strategies are not about manipulation but about understanding, empathy, and collaboration.
Whether you're trying to negotiate at work, talk to a family member about a sensitive topic, or have any crucial conversation that's potentially emotionally...
We all have ideas, feelings and wisdom that deserve to be heard AND that may have a profound impact on others. I almost look at it as an obligation. Whether you feel like you are influential or not, you can learn to become more influential, and it starts with gaining an influential mindset.
Keep in mind that you believe what you consistently tell yourself, so use your internal voice wisely! You may have to be an actor or actress in the beginning.
I DON'T mean "fake it until you MAKE it."
I DO mean, "fake it until you BECOME it."
The first step to gaining the influence at work OR at home, is to believe that what you desire is possible.
Fortunately, there's a great tool you can use to do just that! It's a positive affirmations app that myself and my 1:1 clients use called ThinkUp. Used...
If you missed my live interview on building innovative and profitable teams with Susan O'Sullivan, a seasoned executive and VP US Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Ingram Micro, here are a few of the main takeaways. With a wealth of experience and a passion for empowering teams, Susan offers invaluable insights and practical strategies for aspiring leaders who strive to create impactful and high-performing teams.
During our interview, we discussed the essential elements that contribute to team success. Whether you're a budding leader or a seasoned professional, Susan's wisdom will inspire you to cultivate an environment of collaboration, courage, and continuous growth.
(4:40) - Foster a culture of transparency and frankness within teams to encourage genuine discussions, innovative solutions, and a shared sense of purpose.
(5:20) - Surround yourself with supportive and forward-thinking individuals who challenge and inspire you, as they play a vital role in your personal...
Today, I want to share an exciting update with you that speaks to the power of taking risks and knowing when the time is right to go bigger.
As you may know, I have been offering the Limitless Leader Launchpad Digital Course, a step-by-step coaching system designed specifically for ambitious, heart-centered female leaders, emerging leaders, and male allies. It has been an incredible journey witnessing the transformation and growth of those who have embraced this course.
But recently, an opportunity knocked on my door that made my heart skip a beat. I was approached by Rali, an exciting and innovative platform that specializes in connecting teams, fostering community-based learning, and driving engagement to facilitate effective organizational change for critical initiatives. Their belief in the science of change, behavior-centered design, and the power of people truly resonated with me.
Planning day in Atlanta with the Rali team. It’s truly taking a village to...
Do you feel like everything is catching up with you?
Overwhelmed by your current schedule and possibly underwhelmed by the progress you’re making on initiatives that matter to you?
It’s definitely that time of year, and you are not alone. The good news is that you can have a "mini intervention" with yourself, your schedule, and the impact you’re having, so you can feel less overwhelmed and more in control and on purpose. You’ll likely be more fun to be around too:)
This "Get to Know Yourself" questionnaire will help you next-level your understanding of who you are and what’s important to you. You’ll be looking from a perspective that may be unfamiliar, but this can be a catalyst to ignite momentum and inspire consistent action.