108: Jodi Flynn on Her Journey to Women Taking the Lead
After a successful career in Mutual Fund Operations as the Assistant Vice President of Corporate Quality, Jodi Flynn set off on a new adventure and founded her coaching business. Her specialty is partnering with women who experience self-doubt and feel overwhelmed to overcome stress, get organized, and start creating the business and the lifestyle they dreamed of having.
Her podcast, Women Taking the Lead, inspires women from humble beginnings to overcome self-doubt and lead with confidence, integrity and a sense of humor. The podcast has hit #1 in 3 categories of iTunes’ New and Noteworthy: Business, Careers, and Society and Culture.
Playing Small Moment
This happened after Jodi decided to not complete her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. She was looking in the newspaper back in 2000, for a job to pay the bills. She found jobs that paid from $22,000 to $24,000 and then there was a gap. She also saw jobs that paid $30,000 and up. She played small because she ended up going for the $22,000 job. As it turns out she was promoted 5 times over the next 6 years because the value she brought to her job went far beyond experience and technical skills.
The Wake Up Call
Jodi’s ‘aha’ moment happened when she was reading a book called a New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle. He compared human consciousness to the evolution of a flower and stated that we are in a time where we as humans are experiencing a leap in consciousness. Just like when the flower first came into existance, the environment does not fully support it. The more people that experience this awakening, the more suitable the environment will become for more and more people to have a shift in consciousness. This made Jodi feel like she was on fire; she had so much energy that started flowing through her body. Jodi realized at that moment, this is why she was here and it began her journey into coaching.
Style of Leadership
Jodi is very nurturing, supportive, and naturally looks for the strengths and skills in others. She gets a thrill out of helping someone realize how capable they are. Jodi is also a leader with high expectations. She is result oriented. Jodi’s favorite clients are the action takers.
What Are You Excited About?
Jodi is doing a free webinar called How to be Recognized and Rewarded For the Work You Do.
Jodi is very good at paying attention to people. She is sensitive to the vibe in the room. This is not make assumptions; she looks for the opportunity to support and connect with people.
Book to Develop Leadership
Advice For Younger Self
Don’t lose faith. Worry and despair represent symptoms of you trying to control things that you have no control over. Set your goals, do your best, find enjoyment, and trust that God is taking care of the rest.
“Life shrinks, or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~ Anaïs Nin
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller