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Leadership is Feminine

For most women, when we are invited to study leadership the teachers, scholars, authorities and models are primarily… men. We are indoctrinated from the time we are born that men are the leaders and that natural male characteristics are the strengths you must also possess to be a good leader. Powerful. Strong. Authoritative. Direct. Assertive. Decisive. These and so many more are attributes that are typically associated with the male model of a leader. And so, for the better part of the last one hundred years as women have made their way into the fold, in a variety of leadership roles, we have learned and studied to walk the way of a men to achieve success. Women dismiss their own knowing because we’ve been so indoctrinated in male leadership models. We dismiss what we know for what others tell us to be and how to be seen. There is another way to lead. To be in alignment. To not feel like an imposter. It’s time for the reimagining of leadership. That’s not to disparage any of the progress that has come before us. Progress is progress. For those of us who stand in the footsteps of the women who came before us we are here because of their courage, bravery and resilience. I wonder instead if women equally looked to the characteristics they learned from their mothers for leadership. I wonder if we were taught to lean on different qualities to drive success. I wonder what might happen then? The traditional qualities of mothering are communication, nurturing, listening, strength, support, grace, and yes… love. What if to be the best leader you can be as a woman, you integrated the best of both? This is how women will stand with integrity in their role as leaders. As women, we can be assertive, direct, powerful, and authoritative but we need not only rely on those attributes for success. After 25 years of watching and studying leaders, I can tell you that for sure many traditional male attributes are effective in the short run, but they typically only serve a few. Whereas, when leadership is feminine. When the leader possesses the strengths of femininity and grace the results are for all. This podcast is my like my gentle request and invitation to my fellow female leaders that we reclaim the world leadership as one that is a feminine definition. That we continue to work with all of our allies to build organizations and systems that include more support, collaboration, grace and communication. And that we do so not because we are uncomfortable with the more traditional male-dominating models, but because we truly do know that leadership is a feminine strength and attribute. And the world needs more of us leading. Now more than ever.
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Jun 24, 2024

When was the last time you had a great idea? Where were you? Who were you with? What were you doing? When women have great ideas, they lead to successes not just in our own lives, but also for the people in our businesses, and they have a positive impact on the world around us.

In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, host Kris Placy invites us to look at examples of when we have created successes for ourselves, how to be able to recreate those amazing ideas, and the role of self-belief in this process.

Kris discusses how, as women, we need to trust, indulge, and allow our ideas to breathe. She urges that we need visionaries now, more than ever before to solve the world's problems. And too often, women aren’t tuned in to their ideas or they don’t want to do the work that it would take in order to actualize their ideas.

This episode serves as a reminder that it is worth investing in your own thinking. It can be easy to get caught up in the day to day actions of your business, but remember to recognize your potential and the power of your ideas.

I think women are going to solve the problems of the world. And we have got to start to believe in our own beliefs. We have got to start to believe in our own ideas and we have to start to believe in our own visions.”

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. The pivotal role of ideas: Importance of ideas as a driver of personal growth and business success

  2. Various types of ideation sources and environments and their influence on idea generation

  3. Necessity for self-belief and belief in one's potential: The courage required for visionaries to pursue their ideas despite difficulties

  4. Encouragement for women to devise strategies and systems that support innovation

  5. The positive effect of acknowledging one's accomplishments and giving credit to oneself

Contact Information and Recommended Resources

Join Kris to help impact 20 Million Women across the Globe!

Become a Visionary.CEO/catalyst and spread the word! Kris explains all the details on the podcast this week. Essential, go to www.theVisionary.CEO/catalyst, Register, Grab the Visionary.CEO/Podcast link from your dashboard and SHARE IT with all the women you know in your friend, colleague and network circles.

We'll be tracking links by Catalyst and awarding each Catalyst who shares her link to at least 20 women with a free digital course from Kris's Boutique

Get Access to LEAD LESSONS

The best leadership guidance and mentorship experience exclusive for women who lead. High performing teams require highly skilled, high performing leaders. It's time to develop exceptional leadership prowess. THE LEAD LESSONS for Women equip you with the tools and strategies to navigate the leadership landscape like a true visionary.

Our unique blend of Digital Lessons and live Mentorship-calls delivers the real-world practices you need for confident and consistent leadership. thevisionary.ceo/nextstep

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Jun 17, 2024

You have built a successful business. You have a team and you’re making money, but something is just not right. It doesn’t feel the way it’s supposed to. Those are the gaps. And while they may be easy to recognize, it might not feel as easy to solve them.

In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, host Kris Plachy explores the idea that leadership isn’t a skill, but an outcome resulting from a collection of behaviors, abilities, and most importantly, human behavior. She emphasizes that a gap exists in every leader’s capability, often resulting from internalised beliefs and insecurities. And while that may feel like a lot, Kris shares the reminder that all of it is fixable.

A lot of women come to coaching with the hope of getting the specific issues addressed. When really, Kris acknowledges, these leaders know how to solve the problems, they just don’t trust themselves to do it. Kris shares that the work then is to then look at what you believe about yourself, and to overcome insecurities and internalized beliefs that might be getting in the way.

Kris reminds us that leadership isn’t just about how we handle our team, but about how we handle ourselves. As a leader, you owe it to yourself to develop and get stronger, so the frustrations of your business can become less charged and more navigable. If you find your emotions running high when you should be running your business, don’t worry. It’s not you, it's just the gap, and it is totally solvable.

If you are in a leadership role and you know you have gaps, the one person you owe it to to develop that and move through it and get stronger is you.”

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. The Complex Nature of Leadership: Leadership isn’t a skill, but instead, is the outcome.

  2. The Gap in Leadership: Discussing issues related to the lack of results despite having a team

  3. Importance of Effective Communication in Leadership: The need to learn effective negotiation techniques with team members.

  4. Solving Leadership Problems: Diagnosing, understanding, and addressing the underlying gaps

  5. Reflecting on the need for self-growth and the importance of standing up for one's truth

Contact Information and Recommended Resources

Join Kris to help impact 20 Million Women across the Globe!

Become a Visionary.CEO/catalyst and spread the word! Kris explains all the details on the podcast this week. Essential, go to www.theVisionary.CEO/catalyst, Register, Grab the Visionary.CEO/Podcast link from your dashboard and SHARE IT with all the women you know in your friend, colleague and network circles.

We'll be tracking links by Catalyst and awarding each Catalyst who shares her link to at least 20 women with a free digital course from Kris's Boutique

Get Access to LEAD LESSONS

The best leadership guidance and mentorship experience exclusive for women who lead. High performing teams require highly skilled, high performing leaders. It's time to develop exceptional leadership prowess. THE LEAD LESSONS for Women equip you with the tools and strategies to navigate the leadership landscape like a true visionary.

Our unique blend of Digital Lessons and live Mentorship-calls delivers the real-world practices you need for confident and consistent leadership. thevisionary.ceo/nextstep

Work with Kris and Her Team:

Jun 10, 2024

You’ve checked all the boxes and you’ve reached a point where many other people would be satisfied, but you know you are ready for more. Do you know what life looks like when you get ‘there’?And do you know how to get from here to there?

In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, host Kris Plachy talks with guest and former client, Clotilde Dusoulier. Clotilde is a food writer and coach, helping men and women better the relationships with themselves and define success on their own terms.

Clotilde's podcast "Change Ma Vie" and her new book "La Methode Change Ma Vie" are all about defining your personal success and avoiding the trap of toxic positivity. It's not about avoiding difficulties, but rather learning how to negotiate them.

Ever felt that unsettling feeling or like something is missing? Clotilde explains that for many, they choose to push away those feelings with temporary relief in the form of buying more or eating more. Instead, she recommends sitting with the discomfort and being inquisitive in order to determine what needs to change on the inside, and that by answering those questions, life will naturally and beautifully unfold.

Kris and Clotilde also focus on the importance of seeking out new projects and maintaining a commitment to growth. Change in life is inevitable, and it is critical to avoid stagnation and find ways to be flexible. As Clotilde says: "We need to create a life in which we can appreciate what we have and where we are, and also be sowing the seeds of something new and pursuing growth."

This is an enlightening conversation between two kindred spirits, both committed to helping people live exceptional lives. Tune in to Leadership is Feminine and find out how to be the difference for yourself and for others!

Guest Bio

Clotilde Dusoulier is a Master Certified Coach, and founder of the coaching company Change ma vie, the reference for life coaching in France.

She is the creator of the top-rated coaching podcast Change ma vie : Outils pour l’esprit, with 40+ million downloads to date. Every Thursday, with her signature voice of precision and modernity, she delivers the tools to understand the way your brain and your feelings work, so you can create the life you want.

With her stellar team of coaches, she runs a life coaching membership called Change ma vie : Mode d’emploi, helping people who have checked all the boxes yet feel unfulfilled and lost. Through the unique methodology she has developed, this program supports them in developing the VISION, FOCUS and DRIVE to create their extraordinary life.

She is the author of the book La Méthode Change ma vie (Robert Laffont, 2024), in which she walks the reader through her coaching methodology. She lives in Paris, France, with her husband and two sons.

Website: changemavie.com

La Méthode Change ma vie on Kindle

Instagram: @ouichangemavie

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. Definition of Personal Success: Creating your own markers for success in order to get where you want to go

  2. Necessity of having a focus and a vision for an extraordinary life

  3. Counterproductive Approaches to Life: The harm from toxic positivity, realistic expectations about happiness.

  4. The importance of ongoing pursuits and growth for well-being: The dangers of complacency and stagnation and contribution to vitality

  5. Coaching and Personal Development: Discussing the impact of coaching on Clotilde's relationships and limiting beliefs.

Contact Information and Recommended Resources

Join Kris to help impact 20 Million Women across the Globe!

Become a Visionary.CEO/catalyst and spread the word! Kris explains all the details on the podcast this week. Essential, go to www.theVisionary.CEO/catalyst, Register, Grab the Visionary.CEO/Podcast link from your dashboard and SHARE IT with all the women you know in your friend, colleague and network circles.

We'll be tracking links by Catalyst and awarding each Catalyst who shares her link to at least 20 women with a free digital course from Kris's Boutique

Connect with Kris Plachy

Private Subscriber List: Get on the list today! TheVisionary.ceo

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Jun 3, 2024

Are you abiding by someone else's model of success or are you forging your own path? There’s a lot of noise when it comes to what it means to be a leader and we often find ourselves following the advice of others instead of listening to our own instincts. In this episode of Leadership is Feminine, host Kris Plachy invites listeners to ask themselves where are you following instead of leading?

For many leaders, there’s a point where you start to defer to the people you bring in to your business, your queendom. And slowly, you find yourself being less of a leader and more of a follower. Kris reminds the audience that even though it’s not easy, it is important to not acquiesce to those ideas. Instead of finding someone with the answers, seek out those who ask you questions.

Kris opens up about her own personal journey with social media, revealing her struggle to find a fulfilling and authentic relationship with the platform. She describes the journey she has taken in order quiet the noise, and be able to use the platforms in a way that is aligned with her values and the type of leader she is.

She provides compelling insights into the drawbacks of mimicking someone else's "kit" or model of success instead of figuring out your own unique composition. The episode thoughtfully explores how to navigate the pressures of following the herd, asking more questions than providing answers, keeping you critically engaged. Nonetheless, Kris emphasizes that in spite of the struggles, we have the ability and indeed, the right, to carve our own path.

And so if you were to get really honest with yourself, where are you not leading? Where are you following? Where are you hoping someone else will just throw you the answer?

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  1. The Concept of Balance in Leadership: Proposal to balance masculine and feminine perspectives on leadership.

  2. Reevaluation of Social Media and its Impact: Kris shares her personal experience with social media, specifically its performative aspect.

  3. Analyzing the Influence of Others on Our Decisions: Discussion about remaining true to one's values even when they conflict with others' opinions.

  4. The ‘Kit’ Analogy and Self-Discovery: Emphasizing the importance of exploring one's own attributes instead of following others

  5. Reimagining Leadership Structures: Encouragement to pursue genuine leadership.

Contact Information and Recommended Resources

Join Kris to help impact 20 Million Women across the Globe!

Become a Visionary.CEO/catalyst and spread the word! Kris explains all the details on the podcast this week. Essential, go to www.theVisionary.CEO/catalyst, Register, Grab the Visionary.CEO/Podcast link from your dashboard and SHARE IT with all the women you know in your friend, colleague and network circles.

We'll be tracking links by Catalyst and awarding each Catalyst who shares her link to at least 20 women with a free digital course from Kris's Boutique

Connect with Kris Plachy

Private Subscriber List: Get on the list today! TheVisionary.ceo

Work with Kris and Her Team:

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