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 13, 2022

For many leaders, hiring is scary enough but what about when you need to let someone go? As I promised, throughout Season 4 of Leadership Is Feminine, I’m tackling some of the most daunting and critical components of business mastery. And how to fire someone, and do it nicely, ranks right at the top for most leaders. 

Knowing how to kindly part ways is an invaluable skill, not only for yourself but for the other person. You are able to soften an already difficult and very uncomfortable situation when you know how to address the problem. In this episode, I teach you some guidelines and share some wisdom on how to cause the least amount of injury and pain to both you and them. 

“If I walked into your business today and asked people who worked for you if they knew what their goals were, if they knew what the result was that they’re responsible for, would they know? If your answer is ‘Ummm, maybe?’ or ‘Uh, probably not’, we already know we have a cocktail for confusion when it gets to potentially firing someone.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn 

  • Honor that pain exists in firing someone
  • Don’t surprise people
  • Never assume roles are self-evident
  • Come from a clean place

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Jun 6, 2022

What exactly is The Founder’s Curse? Of course, it’s not truly a curse but there is a genuine concept here. One that, for lack of a better description, plagues most founders.

As we journey together through Season 4 of Leadership Is Feminine, I want to focus on business mastery. You already have mastery of what you do in the world, that is, your subject matter expertise or practitioner expertise. But what about mastery of the necessities of running your business, such as how to lead and manage teams? We can all use more mastery in that area. And one block to building that mastery is overcoming The Founder’s Curse. I want to bring that into the light, discuss it, and help you conquer it.

“For as long as you keep believing that you’re the only one, ultimately, who will ever really know how to make it work, you will remain the only one, who really knows – ever – how to make it work. And you will keep working harder.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • What is The Founder’s Curse?
  • 3 ways you create delay
    • Reaffirming unproductive habit
    • Usurping
    • Crippling accountability
  • Recognizing you’ve got The Founder’s Curse
  • Overcoming it
  • Learning to leverage the skills, talents and minds of others

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If you’ve not heard all of the amazing, everyday women I had with me in Season 3 of Leadership Is Feminine, I encourage you to go back and listen to all the episodes. The encouragement, inspiration and wisdom you’ll gain is phenomenal.

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May 30, 2022

This episode starts Season 4 of Leadership Is Feminine. If you’ve not heard all of the amazing, everyday women I had with me in Season 3, I encourage you to go back and listen to all the episodes. The encouragement, inspiration and wisdom you’ll gain is phenomenal.

For Season 4, I want to focus on leadership excellence and mastery for women. In particular, I believe that the characteristic of resilience is a core quality. Embedded in resilience is consistency, and with consistency comes mastery. Mastery isn’t based on complex systems. It’s about basic truths, basic principles. In looking back on my own growth over the past 10 years, I’ve found that the same principles are still true, and they are what work.

“I love watching the powerful ability of a women, once she no longer feels helpless to managing and leading people… once she’s no longer helpless to the behaviors and choices of others… once she knows that there’s nothing in her business… she can’t handle… Watching that happen and being witness to women who experience that kind of resolve, and knowing, and wisdom has been so inspiring for me.” – Kris Plachy

What You’ll Learn

  • Changes for Season 4
    • Share real coaching calls
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  • Changes to connecting

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May 23, 2022

Changing your mindset as a leader is a magical gift. It allows you to manage yourself, and therefore, your team, with greater empathy. The beautiful truth about changing yourself is that some change can happen very quickly and it is always worth the investment.

In today’s episode, Dr. Camysha Wright and I talk about change as a leader. We discuss how empowering it is to make time for necessary changes, to refill your own tank so you aren’t always depleted, and the value in investing in your own leadership and management skills. We also revisit a very powerful statement Dr. Wright made during a previous discussion, one that has stuck with me ever since: many things can actually be accomplished in a day. And this can  include changing yourself. As you listen to this episode, I hope this truth encourages you as much as it does me.

“I think the biggest gift for me has been the change in mindset… learning how to deal with my own mind… managing your team is definitely very important but you also have to manage yourself… changing the way that I see things and how I analyze, like a problem, has been a huge gift…” – Dr. Camysha Wright

What You’ll Learn 

  • Stepping into the ins and outs of business
  • Empowering yourself to make time 
  • Investing in your own leadership and management
  • Expanding your mindset is a huge gift 
  • Giving space for refilling your own tank
  • Changing yourself in a day

Meet Dr. Camysha Wright

Dr. Camysha Wright is a Board Certified Ear, Nose and Throat Physician in Plantation, Florida and runs a full service clinic for children and adults. She is President-elect for the Florida Society of Otolaryngology head and neck surgeons and will serve as president in 2023. She is also currently the Allergy Director for ENT and Allergy Associates of Florida.

Dr. Wright is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. She is also board certified by the America Board of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Wright serves as Clinical advisor for NOVA University for physician assistants and allergy fellows.

She received her Medical Degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC and graduated with A0A honors and completed a General Surgery Internship and Otolaryngology Residency at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She also has obtained her Master of Public Health degree.

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May 16, 2022

How much do you allow yourself to have in regards to money? As women, we are conditioned to “tuck it in” when it comes to being extremely successful in earnings. Shame often accompanies this conditioning and holds us back from fulfilling our full potential both for ourselves and for those we love. But a woman’s relationship with money is more deeply connected than it appears on the surface.

In this episode, I talk about women and money with award-winning leader and creative founder of the #1 business and money certified coach training academy, Kendall Summerhawk. Kendall specializes in and emphasizes putting the power to make money into every woman’s hands. We discuss how critical it is to rewrite our relationship with money, the impact of money stories, choosing to control and not control, and so much more. I hope her wisdom and experiences help you shift into magical CEOing and having an abundant life.

“It isn’t selfish at all. If you’re making money through your business… you’re working for it, you’re offering value, you’re changing people’s lives… you have to be the guardian of your dream.” – Kendall Summerhawk

What You’ll Learn

  • You are in relationship with money
  • Who has earned the right to know
  • The impact of money stories
  • The fix is your own growth
  • Magical CEOing
  • Sharpening the blade
  • What you’ll learn working with Kendall

Meet Kendall Summerhawk

Kendall Summerhawk is an award winning leader and the creative founder of the #1 business & money certified coach training academy for Firestarter women who want to be high earning coaches.

When Kendall launched her coach certification academy, she pioneered a revolutionary approach that fills a gap other coaching schools miss.

Her revolutionary approach is why the women Kendall certifies make money, fill their coaching programs and stand in the power of creating financial independence.

Kendall runs a 7+ figure business working from home in Arizona, and enjoys riding dressage with her beautiful Spanish horses and spending time with her husband and business partner, Richard.

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May 9, 2022

No matter how long we’ve been working at something or how much money we make, doubts will creep in and times of uncertainty will come. But we must learn to listen to that little voice inside that guides us. Tuning into the wisdom of that inner voice, as well as listening to the wisdom of others will fuel us with resolve to carry on.

In this episode, I chatted with Deborah Perlman, founder and CEO of Cocus Pocus about listening to that inner voice. We discuss building your own Queendom, dancing with failure, dealing with hires that don’t work out, and more. Deborah shares how she was encouraged to leave corporate America and do for herself what she’d been accomplishing for others. As you listen to her share her experiences and what she’s learned since becoming an entrepreneur, I hope you are emboldened to follow your own little voice.

“I look at these people in these high level positions and it looks like a golden cage to me now.” – Deborah Perlman

What You’ll Learn 

  • Building your own Queendom
  • Rewriting expectations
  • Dancing with failure 
  • Dealing with hires that don’t work out
  • Changing your clothes
  • Sitting with the thoughts as they come
  • Listening to that little voice

Meet Deborah Perlman

Deborah is the Founder and CEO of Cocus Pocus, an international lifestyle brand that designs and curates clothes, art, accessories, gifts, stationery, and more. Their carefully curated goods are meant to cultivate a creative lifestyle and they are inspired by the power of friendship, the good old days, and all things fun. 

Cocus Pocus is also really into supporting their community of customers, fellow artists, and like-minded brands. They think there is room at the top for all of us.

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May 2, 2022

In our businesses, we all need someone who can help with the books. But we also need someone who can help us think forward. Someone who can help us forecast, not retract, and change our thoughts and habits around money. For me, that is my CFO and the owner of Nice Job, Inc., Emily Sandberg.

I wanted to have Emily on an episode to share some of her wisdom and magic, and she delivered. We discussed security, being properly connected to our money, leadership, protecting structures and roles, and much more. As a money genius, Emily gave several powerful statements revolving around how we think about money. She reminded all of us that money does not define us, and neither our businesses nor ourselves are fragile.

“One of the problems I see is women who use money to define who they are. They want the money to tell them they’re good enough, they’re smart enough, they’re capable enough. And so they think if they have enough money, then they’ll know that for sure. But when you're a leader, when you take leadership over the money, what you do then is you recognize money for what it is. It’s a tool.” – Emily Sandberg

What You’ll Learn

  • Safety isn’t in the money
  • Money doesn’t define you, it’s data
  • The power in how you think about making money
  • It’s never as bad as it feels
  • Dynamic changes around decisions and entrepreneurship
  • Protecting structure and roles
  • I’m not fragile and neither is my business

Meet Emily Sandberg

Emily Sandberg is the owner of Nice Job, Inc. She’s a money coach specializing in cashflow and forecasting for online coaches and course creators. While most accounting looks to the past for guidance, Emily works with her clients to know the future of money in their business, so they can make strategic decisions with their cash. Her work has helped dozens of clients go from running a money-hungry business to a predictably profitable enterprise, by simply following her profit-centered framework. When she’s not running scenarios for her clients’ Facebook Ad Spends, she can be found playing pickleball or hiking in the gorgeous red rocks of southern Utah with her family.

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Apr 25, 2022

As your business grows, your role as a leader should change and evolve. This includes what you do on a regular basis and what you relinquish to others. As you realign your leadership into co-creation, you’ll face countless challenges, including properly choosing and nurturing a team, letting go of all the things you once personally did, and even breaking old habits.

In this episode, I converse with Erika Sinner, founder and CEO of Directorie™ about numerous facets of leadership. We talk about setting healthy standards and expectations both for ourselves as leaders and for our team. Erika shares her wisdom regarding trusting yourself and following what you know, deep down, is the next right thing. As we talked, Erika dropped a truth bomb that even I was challenged by. I hope you’re challenged and encouraged as well. 

“When you think about things about your business, you always feel like… ‘We don’t have time to create training’, ‘We don’t have time to hire’... And if you replace that with ‘It’s not important to create training’... it changes! It shifts how you feel about the things you just said. Because when you really think about it that way, you have to prioritize the things that are important. Or something’s gotta give.” – Erika Sinner

What You’ll Learn 

  • Breaking corporate-world habits
  • Trusting yourself
  • Nurturing a growing team
  • Realigning your leadership to co-creation
  • Connecting for authentic validation
  • Choosing whose advice you heed
  • Replacing the “I don’t have time” mindset

Meet Erika Sinner

Enthusiasm, effort, and excellence: the keywords that embody all of Erika’s endeavors. And founding Directorie™ is no exception to this rule…she saw the need for a different model in the industry, and she stepped up to fill the void. 

For nearly 20 years, she’s built successful teams, brands, and managed a myriad of agency relationships in the pharmaceutical industry. Her experience spans rare disease, high-science, and traditional medications delivered in the hospital, community setting, or by focused specialists. From clinical development through commercialization and lifecycle management, she challenges her teams and clients to always imagine a unique solution with an empathetic basis. 

Erika extends that caring spirit to her family, foster families, and animal rescue organizations. You can participate in those adventures by joining her, her husband, Chris and her furbabies Kingston, Mishka, Edmond, and Theodore on Instagram @crazy4pei.

About Directorie™

Directorie™ is a highly-experienced team of pharmaceutical marketing pros ready to take projects to level 11. They confidently join teams with a whole stack of experience to commercialize and prepare organizations with one goal: Medications reaching patients who need them most.

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Apr 18, 2022

With the demands of life and business in our modern times, peace can be elusive. Yet, as female CEOs, we sometimes talk ourselves out of creating that necessary environment of calm. We wrongly believe we’re not worthy or that it’s indulgent or selfish, but it isn’t. It’s truly an investment in yourself and your business.

In this episode, I talk with interior designer Tara Fust (Tara Fust Design) about the value of peace. We discuss fostering peace in all endeavors, whether it’s in your surroundings or within relationships. She shares about the joy of finding common ground with other women, the pitfalls of taking on a business partner, and the power of staying present through failure. As you listen to our discussion, I hope you find the inspiration to build beauty and serenity into your life and business.

“When you can create those moments of peace and quiet where you can just kinda get back to who you are… So powerful.” – Tara Fust

What You’ll Learn

  • Finding common ground with others
  • Contemplating taking on a partner
  • Staying present in failure
  • Owning your wisdom
  • Investing in peace
  • Not asking for permission
  • Leaning into what you know

Meet Tara Fust

Tara is the founder and designer of Tara Fust Design. TFD is all about collected, casual, effortless style. It's home. The kind of place that makes you want to kick off your shoes, grab a drink, and hang out for a while.

Tara in her own words…
THE FAT: I'm the daughter of an interior designer who grew up living in homes that were constantly evolving, changing… being redone. Combine that with the sunshine and beaches of Southern California and it’s no surprise I’m living a creative life that’s inspired by easy, beautiful living.

THE SKINNY: A move South and the springboard of a little home furnishings store—plus a handful of great clients—and I’ve found my place. It's about creating homes and spaces that invite you in, beg you to stay, and make your day when you come through the door.

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Apr 11, 2022

The power of showing up, rather than serving in sacrifice, cannot be overstated. When we commit, when we are there, even when no one else is, a superpower is released that often comes in no other way. 

In this episode, I talk with Bernadette Doyle, owner and CEO of Bernadette about the superpower of showing up. Throughout our conversation, we discuss feminine leadership, thriving through the unknown, the disservice of sacrifice in business, and much more. I hope you receive a fresh perspective on the magic of committing to, and trusting, yourself.

“There is nothing, in my experience, that trumps that energy of just showing up, committed. I’m committed to serve. I’m here and I’m showing up, even if… you know, you do a Facebook live and you can see you might have no one on with you. But you just show up and you just give it your all anyway. And I think that is the powerpower.” – Bernadette Doyle

What You’ll Learn 

  • Thriving during the unknown
  • Relaxing into tough conversations
  • Embracing the feminine model of leadership
  • The superpower of committing
  • The disservice of sacrifice in business
  • Facilitating mental work
  • Recognizing existing support

Meet Bernadette Doyle

Bernadette Doyle has been helping coaches, consultants, trainers and therapists to get more clients organically for over 20 years. She is known for her down-to-earth, practical strategies that help her clients get results fast. Many of them are landing new clients within 48 hours following her approach. She gets a thrill from showing a simple path to 100k without complicated sales funnels, tech or constant launching. Having previously headed a 7-figure business with lots of complexity and moving parts, simplicity is now a core value. Embracing simplicity has allowed her space to run a multi-6 figure business from home, working less than 20 hours a week, so she has time for her passions of hot yoga and hiking.

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Apr 4, 2022

The power of attraction can be magical for a female CEO. Attraction brings clients, connections and even team members. And when building a quality team, in particular, it can be a secret weapon. People naturally want to work for someone they respect and who is generating good within a particular space. This alleviates the need to go looking for high caliber team members. It also allows the CEO to look into someone who expresses interest in working for them, without making any commitment to hire.

But what, exactly, is the power of attraction? In this episode, I discuss what it is and what it is not with successful CEO and entrepreneur, Karin Carr. Karin is the real estate team owner and CEO at Georgia Coast Homes, the creator of YouTube for Agents, and a coach for those in the real estate business (Karin Carr Coaching). We talk about creating solutions, learning to delegate, turning mistakes into opportunities, and the superpower of understanding attraction. I hope you’ll be inspired and moved to action by this chat. Before you listen, I’ll give you one tiny spoiler alert: The power of attraction isn’t about you looking a certain way. 

“You don’t have to be young, you don’t have to be skinny, you don’t have to be gorgeous… By being on camera, yes, there may be trolls that say something negative. But you know what? We can’t let it stop us. You can have such an amazing career if you’re just willing to put yourself out there.” – Karin Carr

What You’ll Learn 

  • Moving into helping others
  • Building a team through attraction
  • Being the primary breadwinner
  • Learning to let go and choosing what makes sense
  • Responding to and making use of mistakes
  • Allowing yourself to be seen

Meet Karin Carr

Karin Carr is the real estate team owner and CEO at Georgia Coast Homes, the creator of YouTube for Agents, and a coach for those in the real estate business (Karin Carr Coaching).

Karin has been a REALTOR® since 2005. She heads the GCH team with Real in Savannah, GA. Upon relocating to a new city in 2017, she decided to start uploading videos to YouTube to help her become known in her new market. 

Her business exploded and within two years she had formed a team that now generates more than 80% of their closings from YouTube. With more than 13,000 subscribers, her YouTube channel, Georgia Coast Homes, gets more than 40,000 organic views a month. Serving markets throughout GA and SC, her team averages 3-5 inbound leads per day without buying leads. Karin’s love of all things YouTube led her to create a training program for other agents around the world who want to generate a steady stream of inbound leads through video marketing. 

She is the founder and CEO of Karin Carr Coaching and is thrilled to see the amazing results her students are getting. She is also the host of the free Facebook group, YouTube for Real Estate Agents, which has over 20,000 members. 

Karin is also a national speaker on video marketing. She was named the #1 BombBomb Real Estate Video Influencer in 2019 (in the Consumer Education category) and has been featured on Fox News and She has spoken at real estate conferences around the country and is a frequent livestream and podcast guest talking about the effectiveness of video marketing. 

She is also the Amazon bestselling author of YouTube for Real Estate Agents - Learn how to get FREE real estate leads and never cold call again.

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Mar 28, 2022

Whatever your individual purpose is, you are designed to make a difference. Finding precisely how, although, can be a winding path. The very focus on making a difference can cause unwelcome detours, typically caused by fear… Fear of failure, lack of knowledge, feelings of inadequacy… But when you settle into being yourself, follow your heart, and trust in that, you will also achieve your goal of making a difference.

In this episode, I chatted with Jennifer Krepps, the owner of Kritter Kare’s Howliday Inn and Kritter Kare’s Pet Sitting all about this. We discuss wanting to bring an increase in the level of respect in her industry, the desire to thrive and not simply survive, moments that define your legacy, and much more. During our time together, Jennifer wisely compares scenic stops to enrichments in our life journey and I hope this podcast is a scenic stop for you.   

“You’ve got to pursue what’s in your soul, what really matters to you. And, I think, in doing that, you will make a difference at the same time.” – Jennifer Krepps

What You’ll Learn 

  • Making a difference by being yourself
  • Scenic stops
  • Reinventing how to pull people in
  • Thriving versus surviving: Who are you listening to?
  • Moments that define your legacy
  • Lies of sunny skies
  • Scared but doing it anyway

Meet Jennifer Krepps

Jennifer in her own words…

“I am a down-to-earth, Midwest lady with a drive to design a life and legacy that reflects my core values in giving quality time and service to others.”

About Kritter Kare 4 U LLC (DBA Kritter Kare’s Howliday Inn)

Kritter Kare is a boutique style dog care facility & in-home pet sitting service located in Columbia, Illinois. They started providing in-your-home pet sitting/dog walking services in June 2009, and Jennifer Kreps, company owner, explained at that time what the company purpose was then and still today, “Kritter Kare is not just a pet sitting business, we are a pet caring company. That is our foundation. That is our focus.”

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Mar 21, 2022

The mindset of an intrapreneur (an introverted entrepreneur) is one of determination to fix what is wrong, even while it is not in their nature to seek a position of leadership. Rather, intrapreneurs frequently find others inquiring of their wisdom, following their suggestions, and asking them to lead. Insight and depth of caring flourish in the intrapreneur, fueling their innate drive to improve processes and ideals in order to improve the lives of others.

In today’s episode, I talked with Dr. Evelyn Hsu, MD, a natural intrapreneur. She discusses how, as a physician, clinician, teacher and researcher, she has found herself in leadership positions without seeking them. She shares at length about pushing past fear and discomfort to achieve worthwhile ends. We discuss the mindset of being an intrapreneur leader, current and necessary paradigm shifts, and how being maladapted (I love this term she uses) can actually be your superpower. 

“I can’t accept things just being bad… Accepting the risk to do what’s right is something I’m really willing to do… You can be afraid of everything and do it anyway.” – Dr. Evelyn Hsu, MD

What You’ll Learn 

  • Defining the intrapreneur
  • Navigating difficult conversations
  • The power of doing it afraid
  • Allowing curiosity of how things work in this great organism
  • Shifting the physician’s paradigm
  • Capturing the quiet

Meet Dr. Evelyn Hsu, MD

Evelyn in her own words…

“The only way we can change this system for the better is to stay in it as leaders.

I am an academic physician; I am a clinician, a teacher, and a researcher. I’m a former people-pleaser and perfectionist in recovery.

I love academic medicine for the space that it allows for ideas and research, and for the opportunity it gives us to shape the future of what is possible. I don’t love academic medicine for how it is deeply steeped in patriarchy, and the way it encourages us to pay for our progress with our blood, our sweat, and our tears.

I’m in it as a leader and a coach because I want to bring calm to your chaos without compromising your dreams, cutting down your time, or quitting your job. Simply by getting to the point you are at, you are brilliant and effective. Coaching can get you to the next step faster, and with more joy.

I know what it is like to exist within the system that factors in the combined pressure of clinical work, administrative responsibilities, teaching, leadership, and research excellence.

Only a coach who is also a physician can understand the unique pressures of academic medicine.

We will begin with career visioning and goal-setting. Follow-up modules will be tailored based on your needs.

Module topics inclusive of but not limited to: time management, relationships, people pleasing, perfectionism, negotiation, stress, anxiety, writing, projects and mind/life clutter.”

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Mar 14, 2022

When life doesn’t go the way we think it will, it can seem like a reason to stop dreaming. Tragedy, especially, drives us into a place of acute grief, followed by days where just putting one foot in front of the other is our limit. Krista St-Germain, Life Coach for Widowed Moms, founder of Mom Goes On and host of The Widowed Mom podcast has lived this. Widowed at age 40, Krista discovered grief recovery through coaching and the ability to dream again.

In this podcast installment, Krista shares her warrior coach power and offers her viewpoints and advice regarding business, life and grief coaching. She touches on unexpected grief, unexpected growth, working with a team, the power of failure, and much more. I hope through hearing this episode, you are buoyed and strengthened in your own journey.

“‘Wait a minute, what lights me up here? What would just absolutely feel like a dream to do here? And then follow that.’ And then, boom! I solved the problem that I was so stressed out and losing sleep over. And then in an hour, it felt totally different.” – Krista St-Germain

What You’ll Learn

  • Unexpected tragedy, unexpected growth
  • Unplanned obligations
  • The who, not the how in business
  • Not minimizing grief in a society focused on happiness
  • Loving what you do and who you help
  • Going for the next evolution despite the fear
  • The strength in making things fun
  • The power of failure

Meet Krista St-Germain

Krista in her own words…

“When my husband was killed by a drunk driver, I was devastated.

Therapy helped me survive the tidal wave of grief and unfurl myself from the fetal position.

I went back to work. Everyone kept telling me how “strong” I was. I acted strong in front of my kids. But inside I felt hollow. All my dreams had included him.

I desperately wanted to believe I could still have a happy, fulfilling life but I wasn’t sure how. Then I began to research grief, trauma and healing extensively. I studied cognitive behavioral coaching and read every book I could find. I combined what I learned about Post Traumatic Growth with cognitive science-based coaching tools and figured out how to turn my loss into a strategy for growth.

I learned to see myself as stronger because of what I’d been through instead of using it as a reason to stop dreaming.

I created a new life using small, manageable steps and techniques that made sense. The changes I experienced were so profound I became a Master Certified Life Coach and created a group coaching program for widows like us called Mom Goes On.”

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Mar 7, 2022

When you are fully dedicated and intricately tied to your mission, it will attract clients to you and allow you to build a team that is also devoted to that same purpose. The work becomes less about you, and more about the vision. One of the ways that allows business owners and CEOs to be able to do this and to make seven figures is through divine spiritual laws. In this episode, I’m excited to talk with Elizabeth Purvis as we dive into a conversation about bringing magic to the mainstream, the global shifting consciousness, and how she uses alternative transformational work to amplify leaders and their businesses.

Elizabeth Purvis is a master offers and messaging strategist, business coach, and metaphysical teacher to thousands of women worldwide. Her personal mission is to be a part of the movement to bring magic to the mainstream and to help thousands so that we can shift and elevate consciousness on the planet. With a background in computer science and engineering, she is grounded in the practical, while also fully embracing the “woo-woo” of magic and metaphysics. I absolutely loved this conversation and I hope it leaves you as motivated and excited as it did me.

“I attract people who want to be a part of something bigger and who want to bring their skills and their talents to be a part of something much bigger.” - Elizabeth Purvis

What You’ll Learn

  • The secret sauce of your offers
    • Optimizing your message
    • Relying less on social media
  • Using magic to make our lives better
    • Law of desire
    • Finding and following your passion
  • The energetic container of your business
    • Mission, vision, and values
    • Creating your business foundation
  • Elizabeth’s biggest challenges
    • Stepping back from service delivery
    • Your team is your most important client
  • Creating magic for the people inside the business
    • Creating the space for expansion
    • Making the shift from “I” to “We”
  • Tapping into magic and leveraging it in your business
    • Starting with universal spiritual laws
    • Metaphysical teachings that go along with business teachings

Meet Elizabeth Purvis

Elizabeth Purvis is a master offers + messaging strategist, business coach and metaphysical teacher to thousands of women worldwide. She is the creator of Feminine Magic® series of metaphysical teachings and is the Founder/CEO of 7-Figure Goddess®, the premiere business mentoring company for “magicians” – coaches, healers, energy workers and spiritual teachers wanting to bring their Highest Level Work to the world by way of a high income, high profit business. Her proprietary scaling methodology, the Sustainable Scaling Method™, empowers coaches, healers, energy workers and spiritual teachers to create consistent high PROFIT months – without webinars, launches, events or sales calls.

7-Figure Goddess® is the go-to business mentoring group for transformational leaders who are ready to SCALE... without all the “marketing hustle.” Our proprietary scaling methodology, the Sustainable Scaling Method™, empowers coaches, healers, energy workers and spiritual teachers to create consistent high PROFIT months – without webinars, launches, events or sales calls. Through highly efficient Hot Offers and effective messaging, we give our clients a clear path to scale to multi-six and 7-figures in two years or less, while cutting marketing and sales time in half.

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Feb 28, 2022
Naturally following your passion in life will lead you to success. Pair natural talent with tackling new skills, and you can become an unstoppable force. You only need to lock in and conquer those areas you find intimidating or scary or that seem insurmountable. By avoiding the lure of simply abdicating responsibilities and choosing instead to stand in your CEO role, you can wield the power of a confident woman. In this episode, I’m excited to chat with Erica Tingey, CEO of Women in the Mountains, all about this topic. As a former champion national and international mountain biker, Erica embodies lasting endurance, seeking skills improvement, building confidence, and releasing feminine prowess. A certified Master Mountain Bike Coach, Life Coach and Weight Loss Coach, Erica coaches, equips, trains and encourages other female athletes. I hope this episode invigorates you as much as it did me.

“The power of a woman confident on her bike is undeniable and far reaching in the world.” – Erica Tingey

What You’ll Learn

  • Choose confidence
    • Seek to learn
    • Not knowing doesn’t equal disqualification
  • It’s normal to want to hide or quit
    • Employ mini-retreats
    • This is not the day
  • A slippery thought: “Someone can do it better than me”
    • Abdication = disaster
  • Humans are hard
    • Team temperatures; people weather
    • Donning the right weather gear
  • Bigger expectations
    • The delight of being a powerful women
    • Stepping into the mindset
  • The magic
    • The beautiful life of a female athlete
    • Creating a path for others

Meet Erica Tingey

Erica Tingey is the CEO of Women in the Mountains. She has been coaching mountain bike skills clinics since 2011 and has worked with over 2,000 athletes! Working with beginners to pro racers, she has been able to connect with every level of rider to help them build on their skills progression. Her Women’s Mountain Mastery Course offers both in person coaching and online coaching.

Erica raced mountain bikes professionally from 2010 to 2017. She raced to the front of the field to secure multiple podiums on the National level over her career and raced several international World Cups on the mountain bike. She won 2 Masters National Championship titles on the road (Time Trial and Road Race).

She and her husband have a teenage son and live in Park City, Utah. With a great support crew and loving family, she is able to fulfill her dreams of empowering women on and off the bike. Along with being a master mountain bike coach, Erica is a certified Life Coach and Weight Loss Coach.

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Feb 21, 2022

When women have their own money (and lots of it), they have a voice and a choice. Through financial security, women are no longer indebted to anyone and can change the world. Their superpowers are set free by not being beholden to anything. It’s time for women to claim more of a place in this world.

For this episode, I’m beyond thrilled to have Fabienne Fredrickson with me to discuss all this, along with some of the how behind making it happen.  As a celebrated business coach for over 21 years, Fabienne has been helping thousands of female entrepreneurs scale their businesses to 10K a month and beyond. Through her signature program, The Leveraged Business, Fabienne and her team help take the overwhelmed woman from being controlled by her business to controlling her business. A woman in the place of financial freedom and security can open and follow the path of getting everything else back as well: her life, her body, and her sanity!

When more women feel unapologetically safe and powerful, there’s nothing they can’t do. – Fabienne Fredrickson

What You’ll Learn

  • Why it’s crucial for women to make their own money
    • Controlled or in control
    • Stepping into your rightful place
    • Why you absolutely must work less for business growth
  • The biggest mindset shift
    • Rejecting societal constructs
    • Femininity with power
    • Feminine energy versus masculine energy
  • Crucible moments
    • Getting out from under the thumb
    • The only choice
  • Universal spiritual laws around making money
    • As above, so below; as inside, so outside
    • Work through your incongruence
  • Entrepreneurship thrives on feminine energy
    • Planning your energy
    • Worthiness
    • Being unapologetic

Meet Fabienne Fredrickson

Fabienne Fredrickson is a powerful mentor for solo business owners who seek to make the greatest impact they can in their work, all while creating certainty in their business and financial security in their lives. She believes that when women make their own money (and lots of it), they experience a profound feeling of safety in their life.

As the founder of and, Fabienne has been a mentor to tens of thousands of women business owners over more than 20 years. Her predictable process, taught in The Leveraged Business program, practically guarantees that a business owner will multiply their results with more downtime, once implemented fully. Her company has repeatedly been recognized by the media, and Inc. Magazine has named it one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for three consecutive years.

She is the celebrated author of The Leveraged Business: How You Can Go From Overwhelmed at Six Figures to Seven Figures (and Get Your Life Back) and Embrace Your Magnificence: Get Out of Your Own Way, and Live a Richer, Fuller, More Abundant Life.

Her Tedx Talk on Activating Your Potential for Greatness has gone viral. Fabienne is an inspiring speaker - sometimes even speaking to audiences as large as 7,000 attendees - and has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., FastCompany, Amex Forum, and the New York Times.

In addition to teaching women (and heart-centered men) how to get out of overwhelm, and reach a million or more in their business with their life back, Fabienne sprinkles self worth and mindset principles onto all of her teachings. In everything she does, she teaches you to fight self-doubt, become infinitely more confident, believe in yourself, value your unique brilliance, and then get out of your comfort zone so you can create a magnificent life you love.

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Feb 14, 2022

Whether good or bad, a leader is one who inspires others to follow. Beyond this definition, however, there are deep questions. What, exactly, makes a leader powerful and effective? What is the element that goes beyond strategies, methods and competency and taps into hidden CEO magic?

A big component is the currency of energy. To understand the existence of the currency of energy and to use that is huge. It releases the magic we all need and want. That, in turn, releases what I hold to be the most important leadership characteristic. I invite you to join me as I explore and share that magical characteristic in this episode.

What You’ll Learn

  • The currency of energy
    • Magic, hope and the power of your mind
  • Making sense of the unseen
    • Spirituality
    • Leading and creating your business
    • Attracting followers
  • The most important leadership characteristic
  • When it’s hard
  • Choosing, no matter what comes

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Feb 7, 2022

When people feel heard, they feel known, valued – and this is desperately needed in our modern culture. It is, perhaps, an even deeper need for women in powerful leadership positions. Others listen to accomplished, successful women for the express purpose of acquiring knowledge for their own gain. But who truly hears and sees the strong, powerful women, herself, who is dispensing said knowledge?

Out of this reality comes the wisdom that all need to be truly seen and heard. To not be is quite lonely. As women especially, we naturally possess the ability to listen and alleviate this need, if we are intentional to sharpen our skill. Leaders who do so will draw others to themselves who are at the same level, which is both desirable and mutually beneficial. Through this episode, I hope to ignite in you the desire to awaken the deep, pure magic of being a leader who truly listens and sees.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why we typically feel unheard
    • Pursuit of knowledge
    • Self-focused society
  • The magic of listening
    • Connect with people at the same level
    • Hold others in high value
    • Some proofs you’re truly listening
  • Cultivate being listened to yourself
  • Find people who see and hear you

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Jan 31, 2022

Holding others accountable, especially employees, is one of the biggest and most common issues leaders face. Why is it so hard to get people to do what you want or assess performance and address issues? Why is holding people responsible so uncomfortable? I believe the core issue is this: We associate accountability with punishment.

Borne from the traditional masculine authority figure dynamic, we anticipate or associate a penalty exacted for an offense. We see this throughout society in various forms. And although punishment is a form of accountability, it isn’t the type needed nor desired in business. It is neither relevant nor applicable. What we need and desire from those we lead is ownership, obligation, and investment in the outcome. We need proper accountability. So how do we nurture that desired environment of personal responsibility? To start, we must disassociate punishment from accountability.

What You’ll Learn

  • Defining proper accountability
    • The origin of punishment within accountability
    • Emotions and personal investment triggers
  • Dirty vs clean accountability
    • Remembering the purpose of having employees
    • Divorcing emotion: loyalty, love and poor performance
  • Accountability is professional commitment
    • Being held to account for ability is rare
    • The uncomfortable place of being the first
    • Clear expectations, clear agreement, and not meeting them
  • Earning their way up? or earning their way out?
    • Neutral, not personal; steering clear of punishment
    • Navigate with maturity and addressing commitment
    • Sort your emotions before acting

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Jan 24, 2022

We tend to be organized, especially as a society. Structured, linear thinking is expected and natural. This leads to us believing not only do we know what will happen but also why. And therefore, we believe we have control over things. This control thought-pattern then breeds a constant stream of how. How are we going to do this, how are we going to do that?

But what if not investing all our energy into the how frees us to lean into belief? Frees the magic of the creative process and fuels success for our vision? Let’s recapture the what we’ve been kissed with through embracing the magic of NOT knowing how.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why we lose the magic

    • Vision getting lost

    • Not knowing the how

  • An example from my life

    • Absolute clarity, without any idea of the how

  • Loving what you do releases the magic

    • Lean into joy

    • Commit to being more of you

  • The missing piece

    • How versus the energy of truly believing

    • More than just tactics

  • Worry robs us

    • Increased capacity

    • Release your need to know

  • Ways the how generates more easily

    • Nurture what you’ve been kissed with

    • Refuse anxiety triggers

    • Be healthy, thriving, open, free

    • Achieve through proper work


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Jan 17, 2022

Does how you do things as a leader really matter? I absolutely believe it does. The typical CEO is tired and overwhelmed, and this often results in unwittingly creating problems. But CEO magic leadership can be the solution. It can take your business from just surviving to thriving. But how, exactly, do you learn to possess and dispense CEO magic?  

In this episode, I talk briefly about CEO magic. It all starts with correctly identifying the root of problems, and properly addressing the mindset that perpetuates them. From there, you begin to grow, thrive, be filled with joy, and drive yourself and your team in a more positive direction. From that magical place of leadership, success abounds. After sampling the basics I cover in this episode, I invite you to consider diving deeper through my program, How To CEO. I’ve helped many leaders find their magic, and I cherish the opportunity to help you find yours. 

What You’ll Learn 

  • Confusing leadership and management 
    • Evolution of your own growth
    • Properly assigning blame
    • Mistakenly perpetuating problems
    • Correcting your mindset
  • How to CEO in 8 Weeks
    • Power of a thriving leader
    • Wield emotional fortitude
    • Triage immediate needs
    • Implement right changes
    • Increase your revenue
    • Identify repeating patterns
    • Supportive team = Magic
    • Resolve issues
    • Deliver on your promises
    • Clarity attracts the right people


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Jan 10, 2022
Do you truly celebrate your business wins? Or do you tend to just blow right past them and move on to the next goal? Yes, it’s important to look forward, make plans, to do all the things to move yourself and your business forward. But might I suggest one additional but ultra-important thing to do? Let me encourage you to do what feels good. That is, celebrating yourself and your successes!

As humans, we create things first in our minds. Magical things happen when we imagine them, then make them reality. Through that process, we feel. And great things come to us through feeling. That’s why giving space to celebrating, leaning into accomplishment, and allowing pride, joy and wonder to manifest will foster even more success. Celebrating your success breeds more success!

What You’ll Learn

  • Make your list of magic
    • What are the wins you didn’t roll around in this past year?
    • Feel your wins deeply
  • Explore why one success really hit you but another did not
    • Is there unnecessary guilt or shame?
    • Are you mistakenly building an entitlement environment?
  • Stop. Start. Continue.
    • Thoughtfully choose
    • Create from feelings
    • Connect with feelings and allow yourself to feel…
      • Wise, competent, brave
      • Loved, worthy, valued
  • Trust your own wisdom
    • Honor your success
    • Use visuals to hold that space

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Jan 3, 2022

Happy New Year! How are you?! I love the energy whenever the new year comes around! It’s a great
time to pause and focus on your goals, intentions, whatever, right? So, I thought that, following the
theme of CEO Magic, I would do a different kind of episode that would encourage you (as female
entrepreneurs) to invest in yourselves and your wisdom. I saw that there were no affirmations for
female entrepreneurs so I thought I would create some for you. Take from these what resonates as you
launch into this new year.

What You'll Find in This Episode

1. Information about the upcoming cohort of How to CEO, the next Advanced Leadership Coach
certification class, and the Sage CEO program.
2. Affirmations that will empower you into the new year.

Dec 27, 2021

Should you pay a year end bonus and give your employees extra? We expect certain results from the
people we hire, and we pay them a salary for those results. Not for their time. Not for their experience.
We can give them a bonus for just the simple joy of giving a gift or we can give them a bonus based on
their individual results/ extra work. Making payment commitments to employees is a serious decision to
make and should be greatly considered. A gift can turn into an expectation for your employees and a
headache for you. No matter how you decide to pay your people it is an important thing to consider.

What You'll Find in This Episode:

1. Having a consistent payment philosophy is key.
2. Bonuses are extra pay for extra results (or they’re gifts).
3. Paying a bonus out over a year is a good way to ensure that the bonus won’t be wasted.

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