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She Got the Raise, the Title, and the Respect…

 

"She Got the Raise, the Title, and the Respect…"

Are you owning your value enough?

If that question made you take a pause, it’s ok. Not voicing our value or owning our worth has happened to most of us at one time or another.


But, it doesn’t have to. 

According to DiversityWomen Media, ‘Women are often less assertive than men in the workplace and tend to apologize or minimize the importance of what they say when they do speak up-even female executives in meetings with their peers.’

Part of the challenge is that owning our value is a counterculture for many of us.

That was the case for Sue (not her real name:), a 1:1 Limitless Leader client of mine who is a female senior executive in finance. She had a 30-minute call scheduled for her annual review. The call was actually 10 minutes (...her boss was 10 minutes late and left 10 minutes early.) 

She was rated as ‘far exceeds’ due to the growth of her line of business and progress on major...

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Spoken Over by Peers or Leadership?

 

Spoken Over by Peers or Leadership?

Have you ever found yourself as the ‘only’ in the room (or in the Zoom room)? According to the 2021 McKinsey Women in the Workplace Report, the pipeline for women in leadership is losing ground, and the frustration and emotional tax that goes along with feeling like you’re the ‘only’ adds to burn out and the resignation of our future female leaders.

Imagine if you’re a ‘double only’. The only woman AND part of a group that is further marginalized within our gender. The flame of contribution, conscious capitalism, compassion, and invaluable perspective and knowledge is likely extinguished or dimmed even more rapidly. 

Whether you’re an ‘only’ or a ‘double only’, how can your voice be amplified even more for the greater good of our cultures, companies, and the women coming after us?

Let’s start with having a bigger voice at your next meeting or presentation and...

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Want to Feel More Calm, Confident and In Control?

Big News!
FREE Limitless Leader Community Lunch and Learn / Q&A on 1.27.22

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, not sleeping well, dropping off your routine or your productivity is tanking... the good news is that you’re normal!

The not-so-good news is that you’re allowing your light to be dimmed. (Woo woo translation: your purpose-driven goodness that you are able to put into our family, your company, and into the world is slowing down, and in some cases stopping altogether.)

Maybe you’re feeling stuck? 

Not sure about a move to a new role, an internal shift where you’ll challenge your leadership to ‘get on the bus’ with a major initiative, or possibly going after a new board seat?

Purpose-driven clarity is like rocket fuel. It jolts you into action, honoring fear and doubt while not letting them get in the way of your progress.

To help you gain even greater purpose-driven clarity, I’d like to share something crazy I did this month,...

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Podcast Episode #98: "Growing Visibility for Women in Wealth Management" - an Interview with Brie Williams

Growing Visibility for Women in Wealth Management

In case you missed my LIVE interview with the remarkable Brie Williams (Vice President, Head of Practice Management at SPDR Exchange Traded Funds - State Street Global Investors), here are a few of the wisdom gems she shared:

  • Having an open mind and willingness to try something different, even if it's not what you've envisioned for yourself
  • Learning to get comfortable in failing fast and failing up
  • Building your confidence and strengthening your resilience through self-doubt and anxiety
  • Using your network of colleagues and partners as a safe forum for trying out your ideas
  • The importance and value of the give and take of the sponsorship/mentorship relationship
  • Being authentic to yourself and embracing the many shapes and sizes of diversity.

To be notified for future interviews be sure to connect with me here on LinkedIn AND to learn more about how to build the mindset and influence for real...

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There is Reason for Optimism in 2022

There is Reason for Optimism in 2022

I hope your year is off to a healthy, productive, and impactful start!

What do you love about what you do?

For me, I love being the guide so you, your team, or your colleagues can be the hero. While very aware of the importance of data, it’s not so exciting to me.

There was, however, some notable data that came out of 2021 that (I feel) is important for you to know, so we can learn and improve from it.

First, the "not so good news" uncovered from a pre-coaching assessment that was filled by the 10 female heart-centered leaders I was so honored to have worked with 1:1 in 2021 as well as the facilitations done for their managers and from the virtual speaking events that reached thousands.

  • Female leaders are still feeling silenced, overlooked, and disregarded by their leadership.
  • This is exacerbating overwhelm and burnout.
  • Change is happening, but these inequities are not spoken about or addressed quick enough.

I’d like to...

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Your Great Re-Design of 2022

Your Great Re-Design of 2022

Just like an ultra-marathoner, here we are. We’ve covered a ton of ground, have LOTS to be grateful for, touched many lives with our heart and accomplishments, climbed some big mountains, celebrated milestones, but we are tired.

As we likely sped past Hanukkah and now head into Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s, we’ll cherish time with family, give gifts, give love, give time, give money to amazing causes and organizations, and (for my fellow Jewish Limitless Leader subscriber family), make and give lots of food, LOL!

But there is one thing that some of us may need to unapologetically receive, so we can re-design our upcoming year.

Time.

Time to pause.

Time to reflect.

Time to recharge...

...and time to plan for a year that we’d like to create. So, in the holiday spirit, I invite you to gift yourself some time alone to do just that.

Yes, before we map out our personal and professional goals, it may be a good time to...

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Two Ways to Get Clear on What Really Matters in 2022

 

Two Ways to Get Clear on What Really Matters in 2022

Do you ever get distracted or veer from what’s most important? Maybe you’re too overwhelmed to think about it, or you’re not even clear on what it is anymore! If so, you’re definitely not alone. Maybe it’s time to course-correct and get more strategic about the year you want to have and the impact you’re going to create in 2022…

This has certainly been a year of reflection, and it’s the perfect time to get clear on what matters most to you, how you’d like to achieve it, and how you’d like to feel in the process.

Maybe you’re so busy that you don’t have time to make a shift, or you are not sure where to start. As we wind up the year, here are a couple of things that might help create the impact you want and deserve on your terms.

Consider that goals are not just about your career, such as meeting/exceeding projections, having more influence with leadership,...

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Sharing an Attitude of Gratitude / Special Announcement

gratitude Nov 24, 2021

Sharing an Attitude of Gratitude / Special Announcement

I hope the upcoming holiday will be a safe and joyous time for you and your loved ones. Just a reminder (I remind myself often too!), even in challenging times, we all have things to be grateful for, be they big or small. Focusing on our gratitude helps keep our stress levels lower and makes our celebrations even more special!

Grateful for YOU!
I’d like to express how deeply grateful I am for YOU and my Limitless Leader community! You have something SO special and unique placed within you, and it’s a real honor to provide content, tools, and resources to help you access what is already there!

It’s my sincere hope you will rest well over the holidays, so your reverence, hope and action for 2022 will be epic.

“One person can change the world.”
- Rosa Parks

Your voice is needed now more than ever, and I truly believe that one person CAN change the world. Can you imagine what we can do collectively?!

Grateful...

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Want to Rise More in 2022?

Want to Rise More in 2022?

If you know you’re doing a great job, but you feel like you’re getting overlooked, excluded or not on leadership’s radar enough, it could be the perfect time to get a plan in place to dial up your visibility and rise more. While there may be many things that are not controllable, there is one thing that is 100% under your control, and that’s the impact that YOU decide you want to have. Likely having greater impact means getting leadership on the bus with your ideas and seeing you as a confidant and trusted advisor. Let’s make sure you have a visibility plan in place now, so you can have as impactful a year as possible.

Here are a few questions that will help you take the first step, gaining personal clarity, to rise more in 2022. Deciding on the answers to these questions and taking action on them is a way of accepting where you’re being called for your highest sense of leadership. They will also help lay the foundation...

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No Tricks, Just a Treat!

"3 Strategies for Women to Take Control of Their Visibility and Impact"

Have you ever had the courage to speak up in a crucial conversation or to your leadership and then felt like someone pooped in your cereal? (I know that’s gross, but I cannot take credit! A recent C-level client said it yesterday:).

If so, I am EXTREMELY excited to share this with YOU! On November 5, I’ll be hosting a global live masterclass for VMware’s 6000 member Women in Leadership group, and I wanted to give my Limitless Leader family access to these important tools!

So, here’s the treat...:ghost:

A sneak peek of the outline...

Why?

Because it’s YOUR time to speak up, be heard, and share your unique area of genius even more.

While we have come a long way in terms of equality for women in the workplace, we are not there yet and likely will not be in our lifetime.

According to the recent (September 27, 2021) McKinsey report, 1 in 3 women are considering leaving the workplace.

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