Influence & Impact for
Female Leaders 

A podcast from Carla Miller

Ep 126 - 7 things confident women do

Jan 23, 2023

 

We want to be more confident as women in the workplace yet it can be challenging, especially when we face gender bias on a daily basis.  Increasing your confidence is easier than you think and in this episode I share 7 things confident women do – and some of them might surprise you!

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Confidence and competence are often confused in the workplace which is why we are at a disadvantage if we are not confident
  • The experience of gender bias causes women to doubt themselves in the workplace
  • Confidence isn’t about becoming someone who never doubts themselves – self-doubt is a totally normal part of the human experience
  • You don’t have to have all the answers to be confident
  • Confident women support and encourage others and can also own their own strengths and achievements
  • Confident women can have the courageous conversations, set boundaries and say no
  • Confident women speak up when their Inner Critic is very vocal
  • Confidence involves trusting...
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Ep 125 - How to set and hold your boundaries in 2023

Jan 09, 2023

 

The new year is a great opportunity to change how you approach your work life to make it work better for you. One way you can do this is by getting clear on some meaningful and realistic boundaries.

There is an art to both setting and holding boundaries, particularly when it feels uncomfortable to say no or disappoint someone else.

This episode is inspired by Beth Stallwood’s debut book - WorkJoy: A toolkit for a better working life.  The tools and practices are from her insightful and practical chapter on boundaries.

I share:

  • The four signs you need to set or update your boundaries
  • The three types of boundaries you should have
  • How to create clear boundaries in your career and personal life
  • Three steps to holding your boundaries confidently

Make sure you get your copy of WorkJoy: A toolkit for a better working life.  
You can get the Kindle version for 99p on Monday 9 January!

 

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Ep 124 - Setting your intentions for 2023

Jan 04, 2023

 

Welcome to 2023 and a fresh new year! This mini episode is a really valuable and practical exercise that I’ll be coaching you through.   

We’ll be reflecting on the year just been, celebrating your achievements and who you’ve become, and setting your intentions for the year ahead.

Make yourself a cuppa, get your notebook and cosy up with some undisturbed time to reflect and plan for the year ahead.

 

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Learn how to set healthy boundaries, say no more often, speak up more confidently in meetings, worry less about what others think of you, have the courage to have challenging conversations and be more assertive in your communication.

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Ep 123 - 5 practical strategies you can use to worry less

Dec 19, 2022

 

Is your worry taking up too much of your mental and emotional energy, causing you to doubt yourself and stopping you from being your best in life?

You are not alone and I’m here to help you worry less in this super practical episode!

Listen for:

  • Effective strategies for shifting your attention away from worrying thoughts
  • How to distinguish between productive and unproductive worries
  • Two ways to turn your overthinking into a positive superpower  

This episode is part 2 of my series on worry so if you missed it, listen to part 1 “Taking Control of your Worrying” here.

 

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Ep 122 - Taking control of your worrying

Dec 12, 2022

 

Do you find yourself worrying a lot? You might ruminate on the past or worry about what could happen in the future and how you might deal with it.

Or perhaps you worry that you’re not good enough at your job or that people are judging you.

If that’s you, then you’re not alone. This week’s podcast is the first of a two-episode series on worry.

I talk about why our brains worry, share a simple way of recognising that worry isn't serving you, and give you some strategies to help you change your perspective and be more present.  

In part two, I am going to talk through some really practical strategies that you can use to switch out of a worrying state.

 

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Ep 121 - Do you worry that you don't know enough?

Dec 05, 2022

 

Do you feel like your ability to do a good job depends on how much experience or how many skills or qualifications you have? And you never feel like you have enough.

Do you worry that you don’t know enough to confidently answer questions in meetings or move to the next level in your career?

If you’re nodding your head, then this week’s episode is a must listen. I share:

  • The very real reason why women doubt their skills and experience more than men do
  • Why the desire to be seen as an expert could be holding you back and how to recognise this
  • How to feel confident NOT knowing all the answers

You worth at work is not determined by how much you know and I hope this episode reminds you of that.

 

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The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It – Valerie Young

 

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Ep 120 - Developing your career with Fay Wallis

Nov 28, 2022

 

Are you ready to progress to that next level in your career, expand your skills or make the move to a new role and organisation?

There are many ways you can develop your career and this week’s episode is your guide on how to do that.

I speak to Fay Wallis who is a career coach, the founder of Bright Sky Career Coaching and the host of the 5-star rated podcast - HR Coffee Time.

Listen for:

  • Fay’s top tip for a CV that gets noticed
  • The three Es model for career development and what you can do at each step
  • How managers can facilitate valuable career conversations with their team

Prepare to be surprised about what you need to focus on the most to take the next step in your career!

 

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Fay is a career coach, with a background in HR who specialises in coaching HR & People professionals. She is the Founder of Bright Sky Career Coaching and has a 5 star rated podcast called HR Coffee Time, where you can hear free career advice and ideas every week....

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Ep 119 - Are you trying to do it all?

Nov 21, 2022

 

Are you at full capacity but still saying yes to whatever is asked at you at work and home?

In this episode, I’m sharing tips, strategies and ways of reframing your thinking to help you if you’re overwhelmed from trying to do it all.

Listen for:

  • How to let go of the “shoulds” that are adding to your to do list
  • My top tip for saying no with confidence

I hope this episode helps you to do less and create more space and rest in your life.

 

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Ep 118 - 3 steps to reduce the tension between your team & other teams

Nov 14, 2022

 

What can you do when you’re constantly dealing with tensions between your team and another team that they can’t resolve for themselves?

I get asked questions like this a lot from my coaching clients so in this week’s episode, I’m teaching you my three-pronged approach for resolving friction between teams.

This is a super practical episode and I share a couple of my best leadership tools you can put into practice.

Listen to discover…

  • How you can coach your team to approach situations differently
  • How to negotiate with your peers
  • When to push an issue upwards and when to tackle it yourself

 

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Ep 117 - Are you asking for what you want?

Oct 24, 2022

 

How good are you at asking for what you want or what you need?  It could be flexible work hours, a pay rise, resources for your team, professional development or even just for help when you need it.

Many women struggle to ask for what they want and are often more comfortable putting other people’s needs ahead of their own.

In this week’s episode, I share how to get clear on your wants and needs, know that you deserve whatever it is that you're asking for and some top tips for making that ask.

 

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Ep 75 - Are You A People Pleaser?

Ep 87 - Having The Career Conversation With Your Line Manager

Ep 96 - Negotiating Your Salary With Michelle Gyimah

 

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