Intentional Optimists - Unconventional Leaders

Intentional Optimists - Unconventional Leaders

There's a new wave of leaders on the horizon! Everyday, amazing women, who know there's something more - and who go after it. Women who are ready to contribute in new and different ways, making a difference right where they are. Welcome to Intentional Optimists Podcast - the podcast for Unconventional Leaders. Join host, Andrea Johnson - Certified Life Coach and DISC Consultant - each week for actionable tips and advice on how to grow, step up, make a difference and yes - LEAD! You’ll meet inspiring women who are making a difference in their local community, each leading in unconventional and creative ways. Discover how to use your unique interests and skills in your community - to help you become a role model, encouraging, empowering and mentoring other women to do the same. Because here’s the thing - YOU are the answer. YOU are the future of leadership, and the role models for future generations. To learn more about Andrea Johnson and Intentional Optimism, visit www.theintentionaloptimist.com, or join the Intentional Optimists Facebook Group, a global community of women helping women.

Episodes

May 23, 2022 36 min

Today I talked with Pam Sherman about the revelation that the work we do on ourselves is never a quick fix.  For long term staying power, we need to adjust our mindset and remember we’re in this for the long haul.  

 Tackle Mindsets:

  • Let go of your negative thoughts about yourself
  • Develop practices daily of gratitude and appreciation for your body
  • Develop Practices

  • Exercise every day / Log your food
  • Look at YOURSELF everyday
  • Talk to yours...
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    Seeing, identifying and understanding that you actually have options is part of two of the tenets of Intentional Optimism. If anything has been made clear to me through the last two guests on this podcast, it’s that the type, volume and availability of options is much greater than I realized.

     Tackle Mindsets:

  • You need a steady paycheck & benefits
  • A job is secure
  • You’ve invested too much time, or money into a career or profession
  •  D...

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    Dana stumbled upon becoming a clothing boutique owner after many career changes and finally following what she was most passionate about. She started using her experience to talk with other women and encourage them to not pay attention to clothing sizes but how the clothing makes the fee by helping them find clothing that worked with their bodies instead of against it.  Dana works with many women entrepreneurs in her local city to ...

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    As a franchise consultant, Diane works one-on-one with individuals who are ready to learn more about owning a franchise.  Curious? She helps you explore a variety of options to find the perfect fit for you—whether you want to be a hands-on business owner or you prefer to run an executive business model.  If you’re in a career transition, or you want to diversify your income stream, or if you’re in search of your “inner entrepreneur...

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    Empowered: having the knowledge, confidence, means, or ability to do things or make decisions for oneself. Developing leaders IS empowering them.  In this episode, I’ll share what I’ve learned and how you can begin your journey toward empowerment.

     Recipe for your empowerment journey:

  • Learn from other Leaders’ Stories
  • Learn from other Leaders’ Expertise
  • Adopt and practice a Personal Growth Plan - like Intentional Optimism
  • Become an Inte...

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    Suzanne Glover, a professional actress, sales pro and internet marketer with 35 years of experience helps you strategically leverage video to grow both business and enhance your life.  Suzanne gained recognition in the TV / film industry teaching secrets for top level actors.  She uses those same methods to teach people to connect through the camera and sell successfully in today's virtual world.  Suzanne has lived the midlife ...

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    Whether or not you will ever be a speaker, podcaster, teacher or trainer, understanding who you are, what your VOICE sounds like is important.  Today we’ll talk about some of the truths and falsehoods about Finding Your Story.

    3 Fallacies about our Story or our Voice

  • My story consists of only a specific piece to illustrate a point
  • My story is boring and won’t help anyone
  • I have to come up with my story or discover my voice on my own
  • 3 R...

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    Sophie provides executive coaching and nonprofit consulting with a passion for helping leaders craft compelling, mission-centered stories, and build strategic messaging throughout their organizations. She provides training and webinars on storytelling, how to craft winning pitches and presentations, and public speaking skills for leaders. Sophie is the author of an award-winning collection of poetry and a selected storyteller for W...

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    March 28, 2022 15 min

    My #1 Core Value is “Community.”  And by that, I mean “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals,” which is (coincidentally) one of the dictionary definitions of the word. 

    Why is Community vital to your flourishing?

  • Shared camaraderie - knowing we aren’t alone and are accepted
  • It can be a barrier to threat or harm
  • Helps us understand who we are
  • Provides a sense of purpose and spi...
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    Kelly Hoey is a networking expert, and author.  Kelly offers a modern approach to this essential career skill together with practical strategies on how to connect for success in the social media age.  Kelly is a speaker on the topic of networking and career advancement, including networking into leadership roles, the networks both executive and entrepreneurial-minded women need, and deceptively simple ways to maximize networking op...

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    VISION is currently stated in the tenets of Intentional Optimism as: I courageously look to the vision I've been given to meet others' needs and add value, inspiring those around me.  In today’s episode, I share my renewed insights about having a vision, and how you can create YOUR own vision in life or business, and why it’s vital to your flourishing.

    Three Insights on Vision: 

  • Discovering your vision takes courage
  • Participat...
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    Michelle Tillis Lederman is a Connection Creator - a people expert who inspires organizations and individuals to build real relationships and get real results.  She's accomplished speaker, trainer, coach and author of 4 books, and has worked with organizations identifying the common struggle… people challenges.  A teacher at heart, designed her own ideal career, and founded Executive Essentials, a training company providing com...

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    Two and a half years after my very first post on “Being Present,” I’ve learned a few things. Practicing Presence is not yet something I’ve mastered, and based on what I see out there, we all need a refresher. So here are my takeaways.

    Three Insights on “Being Present”: 

  • Everyone’s Present is unique. 
  • Without curiosity, you’ll never get “there.”
  • If being “present” doesn’t produce kindness in you, then you’re doing it wrong.
  • So what shoul...

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    A retired dentist turned personal branding expert.  How life changed overnight.  Angela suffered a career-ending injury that killed her ability to drill.  Unsure of how to move forward, she realized she could keep her practice even though she could never drill again or sell the practice and find a new path.  Angela developed her speaking and branding practice helping thousands of people leverage the power of their personal branding...

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    Living with Intentional Optimism is not about always being sunny and happy. It’s about embracing life with all its ups and downs. Loss of a loved one, specifically a mother, is definitely a hard part of the journey, but learning how to grow through it all is part of what gives it purpose and meaning. Andrea & Kim have both lost their mothers to cancer, and this conversation is about the growing, the learning, and the legacy we ...

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    Sonia Frontera is a divorce lawyer with a heart.  After surviving adversity in many forms: domestic abuse, divorce and illness, her mission is to empower people to turn their adversity into fuel for personal transformation.  She shares the shortcuts from heartache to healing.  Sonia integrates the wisdom acquired through her personal journey along with her professional experience as an advocate speaker and empowerment trainer.  

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    The more we learn, the more we realize we need, and last week’s conversation Vicky Lowell reminded us that while we may not ever be experts in “all the things,” we can find the tools we need to be successful.  

    Topics discussed in this episode:  

  • WHY: We keep tools around for every imaginable task. Personal growth is no different.
  • WHAT: Everyone’s tools are different, but these are the things we can’t live without
  • Reminders on our phon...
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    Vicky Lowell is a leading financial advocate and coach, international bestselling author and the founder of Empowered Worth, a financial-education platform that empowers women to become active participants in their own financial future and well-being.  She created Empowered Worth as a resource for financial coaching and education for women looking to meet their immediate economic needs and long-term financial goals. 

    Topics discusse...

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    Starting something new, here!  Each interview spawns some kind of conversation between me and my friend/producer, Kim Pate. We’ve decided to start sharing some of those with you - this is the first!

    Last week’s episode with Michelle Eberhard caused us to really look at what WE thought about fear, what it is, what it isn’t, and how we handle it. Hope this is a helpful conversation for you!

     Topics discussed in this episode:  

  • What fear...
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    Former drag car racer, Michelle Eberhard was the youngest women executive leader in the tech world at 22.  Michelle’s journey has always focused on her fears to continuously push her boundaries and as a serial entrepreneur founded the Fear Battle Series.  Finding a ‘fun’ way to look at business she ‘gamified’ the process of starting a business.  Currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Ultimate Business Quest the goal is to support entr...

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