The Cost of Shame

confidence mindset Oct 06, 2021

I am no stranger to the experience of shame. I bet you aren't either. Shame may not be the most universal of all human emotions, but it's common enough that Brene Brown’s Ted Talk on the subject has had over 5 million views, leading to a full-length documentary. There must be whole lotta folks experiencing a whole lotta shame out there and Brene Brown has made an entire career out of speaking and writing about it.

Why are so many people so interested in the topic of shame?...

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Client Success Story: Meet Kris

 

This week’s Client Success Story episode features Kris Zarnoch who is a podcast editor and producer, wife, and mom of a special needs son. Kris hired me to help her with productivity challenges related to being a creative freelancer, who was working from home, during the pandemic.  She struggled with setting boundaries and establishing the value of her work.

 

During our work together, Kris learned how to say no & leverage her time by:

  • Hitting the pause button...
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Something to Prove with Kellie Roy

confidence mindset Sep 20, 2021
 

Today’s guest, Kellie Roy, knew from the age of 18 that she wanted to be a casting director, even before she knew what it was called.  She loved movies and had her favorite actors and actresses, often thinking “I wish this actress would get a chance to appear in bigger movies so more people would know how awesome she is.” Once she learned that there was a job where she could do exactly that, she was determined to follow that path and has never looked...

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The Confidence Habit

confidence mindset Sep 13, 2021
 

I have been working with women for many years and one of the more perplexing things I have encountered is how often I witness bold, brilliant, badass women doubting themselves, settling for less than they really want, and holding themselves back from the level of success they deserve.  

I believe that all behavior is habit-forming, so in order to become more confident, women need to stop thinking so much and just act. We need to commit to doing work that is good...

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Crowdsourcing Your Self Esteem

Even though I am fascinated by the internet and its impact on culture, I am deeply grateful that I grew up before this digital age. It was hard enough navigating adolescent angst, sexual exploration and trying to figure out who the hell you were and what you wanted, all before senior ditch day for my generation. It seems infinitely more complicated today. As I observe the pressures experienced by Gen Y youth through the eyes of my nieces and younger clients, it's not the least bit surprising...

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Driven by Purpose with Kyra Mitchell-Lewis

 

My special guest today is Kyra Mitchell Lewis, who started Glow Up, Gyrl, an online membership community for women who are looking for balance and purpose in their lives, and Glow Getter University, with tracks for personal evolution and entrepreneurship.  There’s a link to a free account if you scroll down in the show notes. 

If you have been listening to The Driven Woman Podcast for a while, you have heard me say that any woman can be an entrepreneur if she really...

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Client Success Story: Meet Tanya

 

One of my favorite things about Client Success Story episodes is that I get to reconnect with some of my favorite people.  Today we are joined by Tanya, a project manager, wife and mom who had already burned out once and was on the fast track to a second round.  When she first decided to work with me, after hearing me being interviewed on a podcast, Tanya was feeling overwhelmed, defeated by her own mindset and had lost confidence in her ability to manage her...

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Your Zone of Genius

Many of my clients hire me because they have plateaued in their business and don’t know how to move to the next level.  If I was a typical business coach, I would fire up a spreadsheet,  start talking about business models, paid advertising and scaling their offer.  But, I have learned from my own entrepreneurial journey that until you truly understand your Zone of Genius,  you won’t find more satisfaction at the next level, in fact, you’re probably...

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Actually, It Is All About You

blog confidence Jul 21, 2021

Have you ever been in the position of needing to find a way to fit in, belong or make connections in a new city? I am reminded of this right now because I moved from Los Angeles, where I had lived since birth, to Portland, OR two years ago. I didn't know a single person here, but I was ready for a change and my plan is to make Portland home. Well, thanks to the pandemic, I still only got a chance to meet a handful of people, but I'm still an extrovert by nature, so it's only a matter of...

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Stretch, Don't Settle

Whether you're looking for a romantic partner or searching for your next job opportunity, we're essentially talking about supply and demand. Having something to offer (aka being "marketable") is obviously important, but so is what we are thinking about our situation. One of my clients is a 47-year-old man who is changing jobs and my 20-year-old niece is single and looking for her next boyfriend. I'm struck by the similarities in their unconscious beliefs about themselves and the world, even...

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