100% Jodi: Taking Time to Process

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In this episode I’m sharing some things I’ve been up to in the past year and what I’m doing for myself and my business in the coming months.

For those of you who are new to Women Taking the Lead…hello and welcome!

I’m Jodi Flynn and welcome to the Women Taking the Lead podcast. Being an executive leadership coach, author, speaker, workshop facilitator and I have the privilege to work with women leaders to hone the skills that will allow them to thrive in Senior Leadership. My absolute joy is to work with women who are still recovering from their last promotion.

I am now settled in my new home in Norfolk, Virginia. And thanks to the beauty of technology, I’ve been able to continue to work with women all over the world as I transitioned from Maine to Massachusetts and on to Virginia.

I do individual and group coaching as well as workshops and team retreats. I am the current President of the board for The Maine Women’s Conference and on I’m the Board of Advisors for LeadHERship Global.

There’s Been a lot to Process

I hope that this episode finds you healthy and well. There is so much change swirling around us right now and it’s so important for us to balance what needs to get done and be decided and taking time for yourself to pause and process everything that’s going on.

Speaking of some things that are going on…

Firstly, there are some exciting things going on behind the scenes with The Maine Women’s Conference. We are actively producing our WeAreME Interview Series. This series features gritty, determined, and inspirational women from all over Maine. Sitting down live via Zoom to chat with a MEWC Board Member to share her story, the lessons she’s learned, and her words of wisdom. In addition, participants on these calls have an opportunity to listen in and ask questions.

The next WeAreME event is coming up on June 7th at 7 pm ET with Sherri Mitchell. Sherri is a Native American attorney, teacher, author, activist, and change-maker. Sherri will be sharing her story of advocating for Indigenous rights and environmental justice. Head over to TheMaineWomensConference.org to find out more!

There’s also some exciting news coming out soon about The Maine Women’s Conference 2021 event in November. Be sure you are subscribed to the Newsletter and or following The Maine Women’s Conference on social media. You definitely don’t want to miss out!

LeadHERship Global

Secondly, I am also on the Board of Advisors for LeadHERship Global. LeadHERship Global is an incredibly impactful gathering of extraordinary women, connecting in a confidential, supportive and private community. Above all, LeadHERship Global is specifically designed for the unique opportunities and challenges of senior leaders.

Members have access to independent, unbiased and expert advice on the most critical priorities facing leaders today, to accelerate their success. I’ve been taking advantage of the training, the virtual roundtables and networking opportunities the membership provides. What I love is there are plenty of opportunities to learn, network and get mentoring for your specific needs and stage in your career. You can find out more at LeadHerShipGlobal.com.

Are you Active on LinkedIn?

Thirdly, I’ve been getting much more active on LinkedIn and I’m really enjoying it. LinkedIn, for me, used to be a bit of a ghost town and the posts shared on LinkedIn were very formal. There are more people active on LinkedIn now and while the posts are primarily work and career related, which I like, they are much more engaging. 

I’ve been active on these initiatives and working in my business. While that has brought me satisfaction and joy, I’ve also been feeling a pull recently to stop and reflect, and moreover, think about how I want to move forward with my business. And that includes the podcast.

So many good things are happening right now. Moreover, I know I need to make sure everything I do is in service of my mission. That mission is serving you and making sure I’m providing what you need to overcome any self-doubt, so you can step gracefully into new levels of leadership and responsibility.  

Hence, I need to slow down to process what’s been happening over the past 15 months, make some changes, and subsequently, come back refreshed and ready to support you.

Are you thinking about making some new changes as well? I’d love to hear from you. Reach out to me at jodi@womentakingthelead.com or comment anywhere you find me on social media.

Podcasts to Continue to Help You Process on Your Journey

In the meantime, there is a back catalogue of 423 episodes! Can you believe that?!!!

And rest assured, I’ll be back! I am a podcaster and I love this medium. And if you are looking for more great podcasts to listen to, here are some other podcasts I’m currently listening to on the regular.

Living Life Well

The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

NPR’s Life Kit

Wine and Dime with Amy Irvine

Career Focus

LeadHERship Global

Pioneers at Work

Women Amplified with Celeste Headlee

Business Focus

Coach Pony with Christie Mims

Speaking Your Brand with Carol Cox

The BizChix Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs

The Brainy Business with Melina Palmer

Sales Focus

Linking In with Louise

Sales Maven with Nikki Rausch

Women Making Big Sales with Melinda Chen

News and History

The History Chicks

The Daily

As always, I hope this has been of value to you, and here’s to your continued success. Remember to process!

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