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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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May 29, 2023

What about rest? True rest? What would that look like? Most of us are not very good at facilitating and executing true rest. We are, on the other hand, very good at having so much to do that we block our ability to rest. You know what I mean… having too many of those things that suck our time and leave us exhausted and overwhelmed.

So I’m calling this a summer of rest. The summer we detoxed from saying yes and said no more. I invite you to implement your own Visionary Summer Detox along with me. In this episode, I share my thoughts and ideas that I hope provide you with inspiration and some direction. Let’s get to resting.

“Let that toxicity of the unsaid words leave your body. It’s time. It’s exhausting to carry around unspoken conversations.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn 

  • Things we could detox
  • People we could detox
  • Decisions we could detox
  • Conversations we could detox
  • Perfections we could detox
  • Actions we could detox
  • Strategies for executing detox
  • The Elegant Core you need

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

  • CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead + the Advisory Hotline + Kickstart. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more!
  • Join Kris on her new playground: The Moxy Sage. There she will be sharing deeper content, have a private podcast and more. Sign up today.
  • The Leader In Crisis Training with Kris. Register at TheVisionary.ceo/crisis. This course will last 2 hours and is for those who are interested in participating and getting some direct support from Kris to work through the crisis in their business.

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May 22, 2023

We may not–yet–be able to address all the reasons there are not more women at the top of organizations, but we can address areas in which we have more control. We do have authority and agency over certain aspects of this current reality. So while we work toward systemic change, let’s also work on the daily decisions we make and with whom we choose to surround ourselves.

As we examine this together, I want to encourage us all to be bold in exploring our own beliefs about ourselves. Where might we be unknowingly limiting ourselves? How might we be unintentionally not advancing our leadership skills? How might we be unwittingly diminishing our presence, even within our own companies? There is a lot to consider, so let’s dive deeply into it.

“You don’t owe anybody any version of yourself other than the one that’s real. And we change. All of us change.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • One core piece that limits women
  • Supporting one another as women
  • Preventing our own ability
  • Hyper perfection and hyper control
  • Lacking support at home
  • Avoiding aspiration
  • There is no failure

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

 

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May 15, 2023

You need a crew, strong woman, a team. As women, we are conditioned to be the caregivers, the ones helping everyone else. Unfortunately, this can lead to extremes, such as being unable to allow ourselves to get connected to a team and becoming demanding or having a team but struggling to really allow them to help us and unintentionally compromising.

Regardless of where you are on this spectrum, it's time to take to heart the truth that you need some help. You need people to come alongside you to do the things that they can do, to free you to do what only you can do. Let’s talk about it.

“A strong woman recognizes that weakness does not exist in asking for help. Weakness only exists in suffering without help.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Strong woman isolation
  • Balance, emotional maturity
  • Necessary relentless pursuit
  • Keeping good people
  • Where weakness exists
  • Be willing

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  • SAGE WEEKEND - Let us know if you’re interested in the details: krisplachy.com/sageweekend.
  • CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more! 
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May 8, 2023

YOU are the prize and you do not chase. But, if this is true–and it is–why do we not live in this reality? Why do we find ourselves chasing, rather than living as the prize? 

As a woman who believes deeply in the value of women (not to say I don’t value men), I desire for you to see yourself as you truly are. Someone of worth. Someone with a beautiful gift to give. Someone worth being supported, listened to, respected... and living the truth that the prize does not chase–regardless of what we’ve been taught over our lifetimes.

“Why is it that not everybody lives by that? Because you don’t believe you’re a prize… You don’t believe you are worthy of not chasing.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Defining “The prize does not chase”
  • Why you don’t believe
  • Expectations of emotional support
  • Reasons / ways women chase
  • Who are you when you chase?
  • Know you are worth it

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

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  • Hawaii Retreat, June 2023: (open to anyone, you don’t need to be a current client). For info and details, register to join Kris for an Information Meeting and Q&A Session about ALL things Hawaii Retreat – krisplachy.com/hawaiiinfo.
  • SAGE WEEKEND - Let us know if you’re interested in the details: krisplachy.com/sageweekend.
  • CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more! 
  • I would love your testimonial to help other women find this podcast! It really does amplify the voice of this podcast by causing the algorithms to recommend Leadership Is Feminine. It only takes a few minutes on your podcast platform of choice and THANK YOU:
  • Websites: TheVisionary.ceo and How to CEO (krisplachy.com)
  • Email: hello@krisplachy.com
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May 1, 2023

There is a decision that has the power to separate you from where you are to where you want to be. But if you don’t even know what it is, if you’re stuck in the spin of crisis, how can you make that decision?

As I’ve worked with my clients, I’ve found that in dealing with a crisis, there is typically just one decision that is preventing all other decisions from happening. Literally it is one decision standing in your way, causing everything else to stall and stagnate. But when you can identify that decision within the swirl of all that is happening, and deal with it… all else begins to be resolved as well. Let’s talk about it.

“It was just one decision that would lead to one action. And then, that one action would allow for everything else to be resolved.” – Kris Plachy


What You’ll Learn 

  • Crisis in your business
  • Just one decision
  • What are you perseverating on?
  • Why we don’t decide
  • Easy in the eye of the beholder
  • Fear of something that doesn’t exist yet

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

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  • Hawaii Retreat, June 2023: (open to anyone, you don’t need to be a current client). For info and details, register to join Kris for an Information Meeting and Q&A Session about ALL things Hawaii Retreat – krisplachy.com/hawaiiinfo.
  • SAGE WEEKEND - Let us know if you’re interested in the details: krisplachy.com/sageweekend.
  • CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more! 
  • I would love your review to help other women find this podcast! It really does amplify the voice of this podcast by causing the algorithms to recommend Leadership Is Feminine. It only takes a few minutes on your podcast platform of choice and THANK YOU:
  • Websites: TheVisionary.ceo and How to CEO (krisplachy.com)
  • Email: hello@krisplachy.com
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Apr 24, 2023

As we go along in our journey, especially as visionaries, we grow, we change, our thinking evolves. It can be liberating and scary and wonderful and nerve-racking, all at the same time. But it is inevitable. We don’t stay the same, and I would say this is good, as we shouldn’t stay the same in many regards.

In this episode, I talk about the visionary’s journey. About my journey. I share my thoughts, my heart, and how I’ve changed in the way I think about what I do as a result of my journey. If you’re a visionary, it’s likely you’re on your own journey. So I hope by sharing some of mine, I might offer you some insights and encouragement. Please come with me.

“That may mean that the business doesn’t have the same trajectory that it did under the visionary but that doesn’t make the trajectory bad.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Roadblocks to the visionary moving on
  • Adjustments in trajectory
  • Recognizing the time for change
  • Building it to be independent of you
  • Learning to lead, not just manage

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

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  • Get on my Private Subscriber List! Hear about things no one else does: including opportunities, coming attractions, and more… Sign up TODAY: krisplachy.com (scroll down slightly and click “JOIN THE LIST”).
  • Hawaii Retreat, June 2023: (open to anyone, you don’t need to be a current client). For info and details, register to join Kris for an Information Meeting and Q&A Session about ALL things Hawaii Retreat – krisplachy.com/hawaiiinfo.
  • SAGE WEEKEND - Let us know if you’re interested in the details: krisplachy.com/sageweekend.
  • CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more! 
  • I would love your review! It honestly is very helpful. If you can, lease leave one on your favorite podcast platform:
  • Website: How to CEO
  • Email: hello@krisplachy.com
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  • Medium
Apr 17, 2023

Visionaries are more than simply dreamers. Visionaries focus not only on what might be but how to make it into reality. They hold a deep belief that what they dream can–and will–happen. To me, this is a sense like smelling or hearing. But what happens if this asset you’ve always relied upon suddenly isn’t there?

Every visionary has times when she cannot see. And it’s disorienting. It’s stifling. It’s paralytic. It’s shameful. But don’t worry, it’s okay. You’re not broken. It’s not a character flaw. After all, vision is ether. Let’s talk about it.

“I think you don’t know because the answer doesn’t exist yet. And we have to trust that.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Discomfort of visionary blindness
  • When you can't see what’s next
  • Triggers of visionary shame
    • Uncertainty
    • Changing the built thing
    • Altering course
  • The answer doesn’t exist yet; but it won’t pass you
  • Just make room

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

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  • Get on my Private Subscriber List! Hear about things no one else does: including opportunities, coming attractions, and more… Sign up TODAY: krisplachy.com (scroll down slightly and click “JOIN THE LIST”).
  • Hawaii Retreat, June 2023: (open to anyone, you don’t need to be a current client). For info and details, register to join Kris for an Information Meeting and Q&A Session about ALL things Hawaii Retreat – krisplachy.com/hawaiiinfo
  • SAGE WEEKEND - Let us know if you’re interested in the details: krisplachy.com/sageweekend.
  • CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more! 
  • I would love your review! It honestly is very helpful. If you can, lease leave one on your favorite podcast platform:
Apr 10, 2023

There is a myth that authority and leadership looks and sounds a certain way. Traditionally, this has been the expected look and voice pattern of a white, well-educated male. And, as a society, we’ve insidiously allowed that strangely ingrained falsehood to remain and grow deep roots. But it’s completely false.

Leadership does not have a specific look nor sound. Rather, it has characteristics. First of all, authority does not automatically equal leadership. One can have authority but not really be a leader or one can have and be both. Secondly, leadership isn’t telling other people what to do. That is authority. Leadership is so much more. Let’s talk about these important distinctions.

“What if it isn’t authoritarian approach? ‘Do what I say’. What if it’s more, ‘Hey, I’m doing this thing… Do you wanna come?... What if your primary role was the nurturing of and development of the future that you imagine?” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Traditional look of authority
  • Authority isn’t automatically leadership
  • Analyzing what we’ve known
  • Leading with your voice
  • Presence not authoritarian
  • Production of fear isn’t leadership

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

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  • SAGE WEEKEND - Let us know if you’re interested in the details: krisplachy.com/sageweekend.
  • CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more! 
  • I would love your review! It honestly is very helpful. If you can, lease leave one on your favorite podcast platform:
Apr 3, 2023
  • As visionaries, it is vital we create and embrace the flexibility to be able to pivot within our businesses and our focuses. Even if and when things are going extremely well, there is always development we continue to need as women, both individually and as an overall group, plus as CEOs. Unfortunately, the fear of making changes–especially big ones–is where many leaders end up stuck.

    The Kris Plachy Team has watched these truths unfold as we’ve worked with nearly countless female CEOs over many years. That’s why I am so very excited to have my team with me for this episode. Recently, I made the decision to change up a lot of what we do and they agreed to come on the podcast to talk about things they’ve both seen and experienced. Michelle, Crista and Chelsea opened up about topics like filling the vision hole, reconfiguring the picture, reassuring your team, embracing the spirit of possibility, and much more.

    “I think all of us who run businesses… we have to have these moments where we’re willing to be in suspension, in the in-between. It’s where we get a lot of really good insight.” – Kris Plachy

    What You’ll Learn

    • Initial team reactions: what to expect
    • Filling the vision hole
    • Reconfiguring the picture
    • Reassuring your team
    • Embracing the spirit of possibility
    • Receiving hard truths

    Contact Info and Recommended Resources

    Book:

    Company of One: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business by Paul Jarvis

    I want to thank my team, Michelle Arant, Director of Operations and Coach with the Kris Plachy Coaching Group, Crista Grasso, Fractional CMO, and Chelsea Sheridan, Executive of All Things Social Media, Landing Pages & Digital Marketing, once more for being on this episode with me!

    Connect with Kris Plachy

    • Get on my Private Subscriber List! Hear about things no one else does: including opportunities, coming attractions, and more… Sign up TODAY: krisplachy.com (scroll down slightly and click “JOIN THE LIST”).
    • Hawaii Retreat, June 2023: (open to anyone, you don’t need to be a current client). For info and details, register to join Kris for an Information Meeting and Q&A Session about ALL things Hawaii Retreat – krisplachy.com/hawaiiinfo. The info session will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. PDT.
    • SAGE WEEKEND - Let us know if you’re interested in the details: krisplachy.com/sageweekend.
    • CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more!
    • I would love your review! It honestly is very helpful. If you can, lease leave one on your favorite podcast platform:
Mar 27, 2023

Keeping a schedule may not come naturally to you. But developing the habit of holding specific hours gives you the boundaries and structure you need. Why? Not because you need to work more. But because you need to work less. Stick with me here…

Let’s be real, you don't need more “how to” courses or workbooks or whatever. You need time to sit with yourself, listen to yourself, talk about yourself, and come into the powerful place where you accept the reality that there can be so much more for you. I long to help you, to come alongside you, to hold that space for you. And it starts with setting appropriate office hours and honoring your priorities.

“Do you honor that vision that you had for yourself… that you wanted to be flexible, that you didn’t want to work 40, 50, 80 hours a week. That you weren’t going to create a  job for yourself. Have you created a job that you’re trapped in?... A business that you’re trapped in?” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Ultimately creating ease
  • You need time, not more to do
  • Office hours boundaries
  • An interesting conundrum
  • Planning and honoring priorities

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

  • Get on my Private Subscriber List! Hear about things no one else does: including opportunities, what’s happening, and much more… There’s even a special preview experience coming up soon. So sign up NOW: krisplachy.com (scroll down slightly and click “JOIN THE LIST”).
  • Hawaii Retreat, June 2023: (open to anyone, you don’t need to be a current client). For info and details, register to join Kris for an Information Meeting and Q&A Session about ALL things Hawaii Retreat – krisplachy.com/hawaiiinfo. The info session will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. PDT.
  • Recommended episodes that pair well with this one:

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  • SAGE WEEKEND - Let us know if you’re interested in the details: krisplachy.com/sageweekend.
  • Access Kris’s Favorite Questions for a Personal Retreat: krisplachy.com/Retreatquestions.
  • The CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more! 
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Mar 20, 2023

Sometimes you just need to be reassured: You are incredibly important, you are amazing, you are worthwhile. But I know you question from time to time. And you permit things in your life that aren't in your best interest. That's why I’m here to remind you of the truth of your worth. 

As I’ve spoken into the lives of women over many years, I’ve always advocated strongly for them to value themselves more highly and to have agency in their lives. I want to help guide you into a place of vulnerability – not to other people, but within yourself. To explore and work through those spaces in your life where you know you’re working against yourself but don’t know how to stop. If this resonates within, this episode is my love letter to you.

“That little dark corner becomes a corner you use to define who you are in the world. And that is a lie. You are incredible. You are capable.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Little dark corner lies
  • You’re not here to be a target
  • True honesty
  • Walking the path of the answer
  • Necessity of going outside yourself

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

  • Get on my Private Subscriber List! Hear about things no one else does: including opportunities, what’s happening, and much more… There’s even a special preview experience coming up soon. So sign up NOW: krisplachy.com (scroll down slightly and click “JOIN THE LIST”).
  • Hawaii Retreat, June 2023: (open to anyone, you don’t need to be a current client). For info and details, register to join Kris for an Information Meeting and Q&A Session about ALL things Hawaii Retreat – krisplachy.com/hawaiiinfo. The info session will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. PDT.
  • Recommended episode that pairs well with this one:
    EPISODE 100: HOW TO LEAD

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  • SAGE WEEKEND - Let us know if you’re interested in the details: krisplachy.com/sageweekend.
  • Access Kris’s Favorite Questions for a Personal Retreat: krisplachy.com/Retreatquestions.
  • The CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more! 
  • I deeply appreciate your reviews! It really makes a difference. Please leave me a review on your favorite podcast platform:

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Mar 13, 2023

Growing in leadership involves asking yourself: Where did I learn those things that aren’t really right? Especially as women. For instance, where did we learn to basically shut off our prefrontal cortex when it comes to making decisions? Particularly when leadership is involved? And where did we ever get the idea that we just need more templates, more how-tos, more quick fixes?

There are so many successful, competent and confident women in leadership who have the capacity to stand in their decisions but they waver. Why? It’s not that they don’t know. They are aware they’re abdicating their authority. And that needs to stop. We all, as female leaders, need to move into conscious competence. We each need to become the woman who knows who she is. Let’s talk about this.

“Templates… will not resolve the emotional distress you have as a leader… The only thing that’s gonna resolve that is you upleveling the way that you think about yourself as the woman who leads your company.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Wrong learning 
  • Abdicating authority
  • Moving into conscious competence
  • You don’t need templates
  • Becoming the woman who knows who she is
  • Choosing to not be alone

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

Recommended episode that pairs well with this one:

Season 6 Episode 13: Entrepreneurial Boredom

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  • The CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more! 
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Mar 6, 2023

Feeling bored, unmotivated, even lazy in building our businesses is normal. We hit inflection points in which we need to make and implement decisions that will change the course of our business – and often ourselves. Some things may need only slightly tweaking, some need almost completely retooled, and some need to be retired altogether. This is the inevitable evolution of business.

When you find yourself at such an inflection point, it may also hit you that you’ve become a bit of a lone wolf during the building of your business. Things are going well, and you're successful, but the team you’ve built does most of the work now. And you, as the business owner, find yourself at loose ends… experiencing entrepreneurial boredom. You feel trapped and tied down to your business, where once you felt invigorated and free. So you wonder, is it time to change what I’m personally doing? Yes. Let’s talk about it.

“But these inflections, these moments where you feel incredibly dis-eased, very uncomfortable, in your own business, this is what we’ve got to pay attention to… Let’s figure out what’s going on here for you. ‘Cause you’re spinnin’.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Onset of entrepreneurial boredom
  • Inflection point emotions
  • Unconsciously or Consciously and Incompetent or Competent
  • Willing to go there – holding space
  • Time for sage, CEO

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

  • SAGE WEEKEND - Let us know if you’re interested in the details: krisplachy.com/sageweekend.
  • LEAD LIKE A WOMAN: LIVE, IN-PERSON EVENT – Are you ready to really step up as a leader, step into your own voice and feel amazing, confident and competent? Join Kris and her team May 9th, 10th and 11th, 2023 in El Dorado Hills, CA. Get all the details at krisplachy.com/lead.

Recommended episode that pairs well with this one:

Season 6 Episode 11: LIVE PODCAST: How To CEO Your Business When It’s Time For Massive Change

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Feb 27, 2023

As we go through life, we are given time to accomplish what we’re supposed to accomplish. Some get more time given to them than others. But every person’s fulfillment of what they were to do is valuable and special.

In this episode, I want to encourage you to look at what you are spending your time doing. Are you fulfilling your promise of a lifetime? Are you doing what you’re meant to do? Or are you dismissing what you’re capable of because you’re afraid? Let’s talk about it right now, before another moment passes.

“You don’t need more stuff. You need to get inspired. You need to be inspired to the point that you touch and tap into your own genius.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • The time is now
  • Fulfilling or dismissing
  • Ignoring your own truth
  • You don’t need more stuff
  • Reconnect through disconnect (aka personal retreats)
  • Suppressive behaviors
  • You’re worthy of time alone

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The CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more! 

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Feb 20, 2023

I almost called this episode, How Do You CEO Your Business When You Wanna Burn the Whole F-ing Thing Down? Because, let’s be honest, sometimes it seems like it would just be easier to wash your hands of the whole thing, right?

If you resonate with this feeling even a little bit, you’re in the right place. In this episode, I discuss the three biggest gaps I see over and over again that either cause massive change or are the result of it. I also tackle the underlying psychological components you’ll need to sit with, such as getting clean and clear, as well as preparing for people to take change personally. Finally, if after listening to this episode you realize you’re ready for more specific advice, I would love to work with you. 

“Every visionary confronts moments where they don’t believe in their own vision.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Clean and clear
  • Gaps for change
    • Skill
    • Support
    • Belief
  • Stop self-flogging
  • People make it personal

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The CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more! 

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Feb 13, 2023

If you’re like so many business owners, you absolutely love what you’re doing, what you’re bringing to the world… But managing people? Not so much. In fact, if you could do everything without needing to lead others, you would. Unfortunately, you have to have help. You simply can’t do it all alone.

Regardless of where you feel you land on the capability scale, let me assure you: You can develop the necessary skills to lead well the gorgeous business you’ve been kissed with. But before you can make leading people easy, you must first believe it’s even possible. Let’s talk about it.

“The stillness of your own mind, without the clutter of the story, is where ease exists.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Creation of meaning
  • Power of labels
  • We get to choose
  • Facts are just facts
  • First decide
  • Where ease exists

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My How to CEO program begins February 16, 2023 – The updated version of How to CEO includes the opportunity for management training for anyone on your team, while you go through the program.

The CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more!

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The All-In Coterie for 2023: Helping women identify what they really want to achieve and really getting over their own hangups about it.

Feb 6, 2023

In my definition, addiction is doing anything against your own will, knowing it’s not good for you. After all, if you weren’t addicted, you wouldn’t do it. I believe people do things they know aren’t healthy for them because it’s a distraction from disquieting and distressing emotions.

Yet, in our society, being busy, hustling, going after it are applauded, encouraged, rewarded. Needing to work, wanting to work, those are accepted reasons to avoid all kinds of things. Therefore, I see a failure in our society to properly address this unhealthy addiction. But how do we know if we’re addicted to work? And what should we do about it? Let’s talk about this sensitive issue, love.

So for a lot of women who are opening up their laptop after the kids go to bed and saying, ‘Oh, I’ve got to work’: What are you not doing?... What do you have to confront in your life if you don’t have work as an excuse?” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Society’s wrong rewards
  • Business as a buffer
  • Becoming a meddler
  • Self-care solution
  • Deep rest
  • Be honest and evaluate

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My How to CEO program begins February 16, 2023 – The updated version of How to CEO includes the opportunity for management training for anyone on your team, while you go through the program.

The CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more!

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Jan 30, 2023

The feminine CEO formula. What does it entail, exactly? How do you go from being kissed with an idea to having a thriving business with an incredible team? How do you transition from making so many decisions yourself to ascending into the next level of yourself where you’re not as involved anymore? Such transformation takes time and intentionality.

I want to help you with this intentional process. Walk beside you as you take the time and make the time to grow and change. As with anything, it’s always best to begin at the beginning so I decided to record this episode – a start here to become the CEO. Obviously, we cannot cover everything in one brief podcast but I want to offer my perspective regarding this road, both the positives as well as the pitfalls. It’s super crazy fun and super terrifying, so let’s go.

“What river do you want to be in? Do you wanna be in the one where you’ve got those frickin’ paddles and you’re working so hard to get there? Or do you want to try to figure out how to get into that river with the current that’s gonna help you move?” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Who your first hire should be
  • Build clear framework
  • More sales isn’t the answer
  • The endless nature of life
  • You’re the roadblock
  • New you, moving forward
  • Lies we believe
  • Stop getting in your own way

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My How to CEO program begins February 16, 2023 – The updated version of How to CEO includes the opportunity for management training for anyone on your team, while you go through the program.

The CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more!

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Jan 23, 2023

Being supported is a vital need but we struggle with seeking and accepting support. We know, intellectually, that leadership is an inside job yet we resist. The insights and changes that must take place in order for us to be more competent and confident women stay on a surface level.

Let’s call it out: female entrepreneurs struggle with support. Whether through societal conditioning or other influences, we act as though we don’t need help. Like we’ve got it all under control. The biggest issue with this fallacy is that it only harms us and holds us back. We can learn plenty of solid techniques and methods for success but those systems will only take us so far. If we cannot internalize insights and information, make them mean something to ourselves and our business, we will fall short of our potential. I don’t want to see that happen to you so let’s tackle it head on.

“You have to believe that you are worthy of being supported.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Too dependent on self
  • Believe support exists
  • You’re worthy of support
  • An assignment executed with honesty
  • Be willing and do the work
  • Money factor

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My How to CEO program begins February 16, 2023 – The updated version of How to CEO includes the opportunity for management training for anyone on your team, while you go through the program.

The CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more!

I’d love to hear your feedback! Leave me a review on your favorite podcast platform:

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The All-In Coterie for 2023: Helping women identify what they really want to achieve and really getting over their own hangups about it.

Jan 16, 2023

With calling comes responsibility. In order to fully embrace your calling, you first must know what it is – not just generally, but specifically. Then you must be ready to fully embrace the responsibility that comes with that calling. Yet, in order to embrace responsibility, it’s integral to identify the influences of your calling.

Who we are and who we’re called to be is interwoven with threads of influence, whether they be threads of encouragement or discouragement, of vocalization or of silencing. Leadership training, philosophies, and so on, creating vision and purpose, are most often based on ideas that came from the minds of men. Which I’m not saying is a bad thing. But if you believe as I do, that women often speak a different language, and that there is a divine element behind your calling, that this is about the soul of your business, this all deserves investigation.

“A calling is serving a soul.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • “You Are a Goddess”
  • Language of women
  • Divine calling
  • Soul of a business
  • Changing your relationship with your business

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Book: You Are a Goddess by Sophie Bashford

My How to CEO program begins February 16, 2023 – The updated version of How to CEO includes the opportunity for management training for anyone on your team, while you go through the program.

The CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more!

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Jan 9, 2023

What are you all in on? Does it show? What happens to you when you think about going all in on what matters to you most? What precious things… and, more importantly, what discomforts… come to mind?

That's really the crux of the whole thing, isn’t it? Making the lasting behavior changes necessary to move through, to work in spite of, the discomforts. Love, let me give it to you straight: I’ve come to the place where I’m willing to be a hot mess, even in public, in front of others, for the sake of the thing I want most. Are you? Let’s talk about it.

“Are you willing to forgo comfort to achieve the thing you say you want most?” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Admitting the discomfort
  • Willing to forgo, willing to be a mess
  • Avoiding feelings
  • Buffering behaviors
  • Becoming the woman, not perfecting processes

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

The All-In Coterie for 2023: Helping women identify what they really want to achieve and really getting over their own hangups about it.

My How to CEO program begins February 16, 2023 – The updated version of How to CEO includes the opportunity for management training for anyone on your team, while you go through the program.

The CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more! 

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Jan 2, 2023

Firing people is extremely uncomfortable, to state the obvious. What may not be quite as obvious, however, is exactly why you’re not firing them, why you should and why you should right now. Don’t drag the same problems you’ve been having into another year.

To help you, I’ve gathered several thoughts I hope are enlightening, empowering and freeing. As I share, I want you to sit and really listen. Absorb the truth that you are not alone in this issue, that you must make firing “that” person happen, and that you can do it. Your business depends on it, your other team members depend on it, and you depend on it. If you don’t, you’ll continue to struggle, to lose sleep, and to stifle the growth of the business you’ve been kissed with. Let’s not let that happen. Let’s face this tough issue and deal with it.

“We don’t hire people to save them.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Why you have to fire them NOW
  • We don’t hire to save
  • What else they're ruining
  • Let us help you
  • You can’t change or force them
  • How it will feel afterwards

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My How to CEO program begins February 16, 2023 – The updated version of How to CEO includes the opportunity for management training for anyone on your team, while you go through the program.

The CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more! 


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Dec 26, 2022

I do not believe that the strongest, loudest or most commanding are necessarily leaders. While there are some with great ideas or charisma, those qualities don’t automatically equate with leadership. And in many cases, there are people who are influential, even powerful, but their motivations for leading aren’t pure. What, then, is a true leader?

First and foremost, I believe women are born leaders. The idea that only men are true leaders is false. Secondly, and just as importantly, I believe it all boils down to leadership mindset. We must be willing to work hardest on ourselves. Dig deep into our own minds and deal with what we find there. Let’s talk about it, love.

“The leader has to understand the wake she leaves behind.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn 

  • When you raise your hand
  • Power to disrupt and build up
  • Mindset, not position
  • Time for new
  • Discomfort is not a stop sign
  • You must understand yourself
  • Tend the asset

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

My How to CEO program begins February 16, 2023 – The updated version of How to CEO includes the opportunity for management training for anyone on your team, while you go through the program.

The CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more! 


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Dec 19, 2022

This week I’m featuring my friend Tanya Dalton on the Leadership is Feminine Podcast and I’m so excited!

You see, Tanya is the yin to my yang.

She helps my crazy visionary brain settle down and find the simplicity of what I want to create.

She’s able to do this so well, because she totally gets it. She is, after all, a very successful CEO of several companies she created and then sold!

So when Tanya decided to conduct a four week strategic planning circle this past November, I immediately registered. And of course it was brilliant, because she is brilliant! I was able to sort through my ideas and come up with some amazing plans for 2023. But not only did I come up with the plans, but I also put them on the calendar and really thought through all of the needs I have when it comes to achieving these big goals.

Well, Tanya and I just discussed that she’s going to do it again and she’s going to host the Strategic Planning Circle in January. I decided that I wanted to be able to provide access to this course to all of my clients.

So, she has agreed to provide all of my current clients a $500 discount, taking what is normally $2500 to $2000. The amount of value that she provides in these four weeks for $2000 is amazing. Tonya is such an accomplished wizard when it comes to productivity and efficiency, I feel like she’s practically giving this away for free.

So, if you’re a current client, we will be sending you a private link to use to register for Tanya’s course. (Please watch your email for that link.) If you are not a current client, and you become a current client before December 23, 2022, we will also send you the link to register for her amazing event. 

In the meantime, you can learn everything you want to learn about this awesome experience by going to tanyadalton.com/2023. On that page Tanya will explain to you what’s included in this program and all of the deliverables you can expect. 

I also invite you to tune in to the podcast this week to learn even more and to experience what Tonya’s philosophy is and what it would be like to work with her. I know you won’t be disappointed! 

“By not planning, you are giving away your power.” – Tanya Dalton

What You’ll Learn

  • Who’s driving the bus?
  • Creativity through planning
  • Giving away your power
  • The Decision Making Machine
  • Flexibility through vision
  • Up and out
  • Business around life
  • Kris’s gift

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Tanya Dalton is a best-selling author, speaker, and nationally recognized expert on purposeful productivity. She helps women step into intentional leadership in their professional and personal lives. 

In addition to having her first book, The Joy of Missing Out, being named one of the Top 10 Business Books of the year by Fortune Magazine, Tanya’s podcast, The Intentional Advantage has received millions of downloads from listeners around the world. She is also a featured expert on several networks including NBC and Fox and is a VIP contributor for Entrepreneur.com. 

Tanya has been featured in some of the world’s leading publications including Forbes, Inc, Fast Company, and Real Simple. She has been awarded the elite Enterprising Women Award and has been named the Female Entrepreneur to Watch for the state of North Carolina.

Tanya is also the founder of inkWELL Press Productivity Co., a multi-million dollar company providing tools that work as a catalyst in helping women do less while achieving maximum success. 

Her highly anticipated second book, On Purpose: The Busy Woman’s Guide to an Extraordinary Life of Meaning and Success, launched last fall through HarperCollins Publishing.

Kris’s Gift: If you're a current client of Kris’s, you'll be receiving a $500 discount via email from Kris for Tanya’s 2023 Strategic Planning Circle!

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The CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more! 

My How to CEO program begins February 16, 2023 – but if you get on the REGISTERED NOW, you’ll get some amazing early registration offers. The updated version of How to CEO includes the opportunity for management training for anyone on your team, while you go through the program. PLUS early registration includes work you can do right now, even before the program begins, AND you’ll lock in the lower 2022 price for yourself! So don’t delay! Get registered by December 23, 2022.

Dec 12, 2022

Operations managers (or similar) often go into the work field and do great work for a CEO with training in things like operations, business management, and similar. And yet, they lack training in how to lead, how to manage people, and how to make decisions in challenging situations. As CEOs, it’s easy to overlook this integral component. What we think our management team ought to handle might be too narrowly focused or we might think they should intuitively know and effortlessly execute these parts of their job. But they don’t. 

That's why in this episode, I explore why CEOs should train up their management team. Bottom line, you can’t do it all. Nor should you. That makes it critical to the building of your business. Without a management team who can lead effectively, your business growth will eventually stall. The solution is to invest in quality leadership training for your top people. It’s an investment both in your business and in yourself.

“It doesn’t do any good for you to have all this great leadership management and insight and practices and tools if you then don’t have a right-hand who can do the same. Because the goal… is to get to the point where you’re really not necessary in the business.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • The ecosystem
  • Necessity of same training
  • How you’ll grow faster
  • What if they don’t stay?
  • How we help you know
  • Manager’s point of view

Contact Info and Recommended Resources

The CEO Boutique: Digital Clinics offered by Kris Plachy: Essential Practices for Women Who Lead. Shop what’s available, including Kickstart Team Ops, Team Audits, Dealing with Difficult People and much more! 

My How to CEO program begins February 16, 2023 – but if you get on the WAITLIST NOW, you’ll get some amazing early registration offers. The updated version of How to CEO includes the opportunity for management training for anyone on your team, while you go through the program. PLUS early registration includes work you can do right now, even before the program begins, AND you’ll lock in the lower 2022 price for yourself! So don’t delay! Get registered before prices increase in January.

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