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.

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May 3, 2021 65 min

Michelle has had 4 diverse careers, global and local lawyer-corporate peacemaker, founder of a social enterprise law firm, thought leadership practice, and currently Podcast host of Life & Leadership: A Conscious Journey. A unique destination for learning about Leadership + Conscious Stewardship + Legacy. A place for dialogues that create community/tribe, a circle of influence, transcendency of compassionate leadership ...

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Today we’re talking about your thoughts. How they influence, and even control, your emotions, actions and results - and how to use them to your advantage.  

Intentional Optimism - Your Vehicle for Personal Growth:

  • Optimistic = The hull, the vehicle that gets you from island A to island B.
  • Present = The centerboard - keeps you upright, focused, centered.
  • Energetic = The sail - captures & harnesses the wind, propelling yo...
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    Heather helps entrepreneurs structure their ideas, clarify their message and hone their speaking skills so they can deliver magnetic live presentations, videos and workshops that grow their authority.  Before starting her company, she was an executive at a top management firm in healthcare. Heather lives in Portland, OR with her husband and two young sons (who definitely test her communication chops daily).

    Topics discussed in this ...

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    April 12, 2021 20 min

    Today we’re talking about cultivating generosity, adopting an abundance mindset in every area of life. Sometimes it’s hard. It can feel contradictory. But this is how we are meant to live - and how I WANT to live.  How about you? 

    Intentional Optimism - Your Vehicle for Personal Growth:

  • Optimistic = The hull, the vehicle that gets you from island A to island B.
  • Present = The centerboard - keeps you upright, focused, centered.
  • E...
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    Lindsey Hardegree is the Executive Director of the Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia.  She is responsible for leadership and management of the organization, including annual and planned giving campaigns, board and volunteer management, grant administration,  communications, and operations. Lindsey served as the first Development Director for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and as Special Events & Boar...

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    March 29, 2021 21 min

    Today we’re talking about how to embrace the positivity of confidence, which is the second piece of the tenet Optimistic.

    Intentional Optimism - Your Vehicle for Personal Growth:

  • Optimistic = The hull, the vehicle that gets you from island A to island B.
  • Present = The centerboard - keeps you upright, focused, centered.
  • Energetic = The sail - captures & harnesses the wind, propelling you forward.
  • Courageous = The rigg...
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    Iggy has spent a lot of time outside entreating fifth graders to jump out of trees while hooked to ropes or scaring the crap out of them by hiking in woods at night under the guise of environmental education.  After ratcheting up the intensity she progressed to instructing personal growth oriented canoe/backpacking and dogsled/ski expeditions in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  Doing this work with teens and adults made ...

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    March 15, 2021 16 min

    Today we’re talking about how to live with Purpose. It’s not as difficult as you might think. Purpose is the first piece of the tenet of Intentional.

    Intentional Optimism - Your Vehicle for Personal Growth:

  • Optimistic = The hull, the vehicle that gets you from island A to island B.
  • Present = The centerboard - keeps you upright, focused, centered.
  • Energetic = The sail - captures & harnesses the wind, propelling you forwa...
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    Valerie Zaric is a futuristic career strategist who helps her listeners and clients handle career uncertainty. She has over a decade of experience in corporate operations specializing in leadership, data analysis, relationship building, and the customer experience. With an undergraduate degree in Art and master’s degree in Library and Information Science, she was inspired to combine her corporate experience with her creative backgr...

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    March 1, 2021 20 min

    Today we’re talking about how seeking and cultivating understanding builds unity and fosters community.  Understanding is the first part of the tenet of Wisdom.   

    Intentional Optimism - Your Vehicle for Personal Growth:

  • Optimistic = The hull, the vehicle that gets you from island A to island B.
  • Present = The centerboard - keeps you upright, focused, centered.
  • Energetic = The sail - captures & harnesses the wind, propel...
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    Morgan Emo is a stay-at-home mom and small business owner of Child Life Coffee. The first year of her son’s life was full of tremendous emotional and spiritual tribulation, yet amazing spiritual and emotional growth. She and her husband started Child Life Coffee, realizing a dream to provide support to child life programs through the sale of fresh roasted coffee. Their mission and goal is to ensure that other hospitalized families ...

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    February 15, 2021 13 min

    Today we’re talking about what it means to be an Industrious, the first part of the Tenet of Energetic. Hard-working, diligent, conscientious, persevering through new experiences and ideas… applies to us as leaders in our families and our communities.? Having an industrious bent allows us to provide for ourselves, our families and others, in ways that empower.? ?

    Intentional Optimism - Your Vehicle for Personal Growth:

  • Optimistic ...
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    After 25 years in a male dominated service component in the Air Force, Kamille Thomas wanted to pick a new career that would fulfill her desire to mentor and teach. She had been teaching in Air Force Leadership schools, annual training, and in individual organizations and senior leaders summits.  She is a Certified Master Resilience Trainer, and a certified John Maxwell Team Speaker, Trainer and Coach.  She now shares her wisdom an...

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    February 1, 2021 17 min

    Today we’re talking about what it means to be an Unconventional Leader.  Built loosely around Prov. 31 Woman - a strong woman who just so happens to be a great Leader.  

    Unconventional Leaders LEAD At EVERY level, in ANY area, using their UNIQUE gifts but there are certain characteristics that highlight an Intentionally Optimistic and Unconventional Leader. 

    The Sailboat of Intentional Optimism:

  • Optimistic = The boat - the hull, t...
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    January 25, 2021 80 min

    International best-selling author and Soul Nutrition ROKU TV & Amazon FireStick show host, The Soul Nutritionist Reina Rose shares her unique experience and expertise on the importance of nourishing the soul. Digging deep into the question of what truly satisfies our inner life, Reina distills ancient wisdom into practical tools useful for today's modern audiences. As a former fitness professional and lifelong student of hu...

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    January 18, 2021 16 min

    Today we’re talking about Grown Up Wonder.  
    Wonder is one of the three aspects of Tenet #2 of Intentional Optimism, being Present.

    Intentional Optimism using The Sailboat Analogy:

  • Optimistic = The boat - the hull, the vehicle that gets you from island A to island B.
  • Present = The centerboard - keeps you upright, focused, “centered,” if you will.
  • Courageous = The rigging - this holds everything together and makes it work - y...
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    January 11, 2021 56 min

    Kathe Morrison leads a group of women working the Cinderella Project of the Shenandoah Valley.  This project was founded in 2003 as a Christian mission project dedicated to helping young men and women with financial need for semi-formal and formal attire for their school events at no cost.  This promotes self-esteem and the encouragement of all to believe and achieve their dreams.  Kathe volunteers her time, effort and money while ...

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    January 4, 2021 20 min

    Are you ready to live with Intention in 2021? Today’s episode examines the sixth Tenet of Intentional Optimism: Intentional.

    Topics discussed in this episode:

    Living with Intention includes three key steps:
    1. Know your Purpose. [4:12]
    2. Make a Plan. [7:10]
    3. You need to Grow [12:09]

    Intentional Optimism using The Sailboat Analogy:

  • Optimistic = The boat - the hull, the vehicle that gets you from island A to island B.
  • Present = T...
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    December 14, 2020 14 min

    In today’s episode we look at what it is to “see through the lens of HOPE”.  This is one of the three aspects of Intentional Optimism Tenet 1: Being Optimistic.

    Intentional Optimism - a refresher [.57]

  • Optimistic - hopeful, positive, proactive
  • Present - having a sense of wonder, generous, kind/open
  • Courageous - lead, adventure, resilient
  • Energetic - industrious, energetic and life-focused
  • Wise - understanding, words, respect
  • Intentional -...
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    Jennifer McCune is a Midwestern girl at heart who moved to Virginia over 20 years ago to attend graduate school. Although she loved her past professional years in education and fundraising, her three children motivated her to start her own business over 8 years ago, which she loves. Mompreneurship has given her the time and flexibility to focus on other passions including travel, philanthropy, and public speaking, and empowering an...

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