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Mapping Your Leadership Style

Leadership is difficult because it’s dynamic, and you only become a better leader by growing through experiences. No one wakes up one day as a phenomenal leader. You may have qualities that help you lead well, but a leader only becomes experienced through challenges, tough decisions, and experiences with their team.  Those who want to […]

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Leadership Journaling: 15 Prompts, 33 Uses, & Quick-Start Guide

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I would say that self-coaching is something I learned, honed, and employed intentionally and strategically through my experience in leadership – but that would be a lie. Self-coaching is something motherhood has taught me the most.  And by “taught,” I mean I had to adapt to survive. I struggle with anxiety and depression and motherhood […]

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Self-Coaching Tactics for New and Anxious Leaders

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As entrepreneurs and business owners, we’re told we must lead from the front. After all, leaders lead, and what better way to lead than by pointing the way forward, right? The belief that leaders always lead from the front is a misconception in today’s entrepreneurial culture. Leaders are not only found at “the top,” but […]

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Do You Have to Lead from the Front if You’re Leading a Team?

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As a leader, you may often feel like you have no idea what you’re doing. However, you have an innate leadership style – built from your beliefs, values, skills and strengths. ‘Knowing what you’re doing’ isn’t something a leader may ever feel, but understanding how to discover and deftly wield your leadership style is absolutely […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Discovering Your Own Leadership Strengths, Skills & Style

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As leaders and business owners – and, well, humans – most of us will experience burnout at some point in our lives and careers. Leadership burnout is increasingly common, and entrepreneur burnout is coming in a close second. In fact, studies have shown that in 2022 nearly 60% of leaders say they feel drained and […]

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How to Fill Your Cup and Prevent Leader Burnout with Amber Zaricor of the Fill Your Cup Conference

Amber Zaricor of Fill Your Cup Conference

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One year ago today I was preparing for my first maternity leave as a business owner. As an entrepreneur, I had no idea what to expect from creating my own maternity leave and there really weren’t any resources available for how to prepare for a maternity leave as an entrepreneur. There still isn’t.  I was […]

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How I Prepped for a 5-Month Maternity Leave as an Entrepreneur

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What we believe becomes how we act, and our actions shape our reality. Therefore, in a way, what you believe to be true inevitably becomes true. This is why our inner critic is such a powerful voice, and why affirmations can be transformational for us as leaders.  In today’s episode of the Joy to Lead […]

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3 Leadership Affirmations that Will Infuse More Joy in Your Team

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How often do you as a leader feel like you’re “winging it?” You’d never admit that to your team, of course, but there’s an underlying worry saying, “if only they knew. They’re going to realize it soon enough.” Without a leadership development plan, this is likely your norm. Listen to the Episode, or Read On! […]

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Become a Wildly Better Leader by Creating a Leadership Development Plan

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We all want to be a better leader, but it’s hard to picture what it’s like to experience our leadership – right? We try to communicate better, to have more team meetings, to ask our team members how they are doing, but at the end of the day we’re left wondering if it’s even enough. […]

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5 Things Your Team Members Aren’t Telling You – and How to Be A Better Leader for Them

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Following a difficult postpartum season, I went on an unintentional but amazing social media sabbatical. That social media sabbatical lasted about 9 months and helped me heal from anxiety and overwhelm in my life. Taking a social media sabbatical was one of the best decisions I’ve made as a business owner, mom, partner, and human […]

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5 Things I Did On My Social Media Sabbatical that Helped Me Obliterate Overwhelm

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