Power Presence Academy | Leadership with Less Ego And More Soul

Janet Ioli, Executive Coach & Former Fortune 100 Executive

Welcome to the Power Presence Academy: Leadership with Less Ego And More Soul.

Embark on a transformative journey with Janet Ioli, a powerhouse in leadership and human development, as she and her guests unveil the secrets of career success and soulful leadership that drive change.

In each episode, Janet, a sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and a former executive with a track record in four Fortune 100 companies, becomes your host and guide through a path of leadership inspiration and knowledge.

Power Presence Academy is your go-to source for game-changing advice and a fresh take on navigating the challenges of leadership. Discover how to thrive in your current role leaving an indelible mark on your organization, all while reshaping the very fabric of leadership practices worldwide. Janet not only imparts practical tips but also introduces thought-provoking ideas that will challenge and expand your leadership mindset.

But that's not all – you get to join Janet as she sits down with leading executives and experts at the pinnacle of their game. They'll share their unparalleled wisdom and lessons learned from the frontlines of leadership. Get ready to be inspired, motivated, and armed with the tools you need to lead with less ego and more soul.

Whether you're a seasoned executive or an aspiring leader, Power Presence Academy is your gateway to mastering the art of leadership.


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E75: Leadership Lessons from a Successful Entrepreneur with Candace Nelson
Jul 10 2024
E75: Leadership Lessons from a Successful Entrepreneur with Candace Nelson
I know many of you might have missed some of our earlier episodes. So today I’m excited to bring back one of our most popular episodes from last year. Whether you're hearing it for the first time, or you're giving it a second listen, I hope you enjoy this insightful conversation.In this episode, I have a great conversation with Candace Nelson. She is a Serial Entrepreneur, NYT Bestselling Author, WSJ Contributor, Angel Investor, TV Personality, Executive Producer, and the Founder of Sprinkles, the world’s first cupcake bakery. Today’s leaders must learn to navigate change and uncertainty and continuously operate outside their comfort zone. Candace Nelson has so much wisdom of experience to share with all leaders about the rocky road to success.You'll hear all about Candace’s fascinating journey, her sweet success story, and the important leadership and entrepreneurship lessons she learned along the way that helped her turn her passion into profit.In this episode:Leaving behind the corporate path to pursue something she was truly passionate aboutHow the idea for Sprinkles was born and the importance of differentiating yourself“If you are for everyone, you are for no one”The process of learning to let go of control, trust your team, and create a clear visionThe secret to Candace’s sweet success as an entrepreneurCandace’s advice for aspiring (or current) entrepreneurs, founders, and leadersAnd more!The episode originally aired on Jan 17, 2023.Power Presence Academy | Leadership with Less Ego And More Soul is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose to lead with Less Ego and More Soul.Resource Links:You can find Candace Nelson’s new book, Sweet Success: A Simple Recipe To Turn Your Passion Into Profit HERE.Connect with today’s guest on LinkedIn: Candace NelsonConnect with Janet Ioli:Website: janetioli.comLinkedin: Janet IoliInstagram: @janetioliJanet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out Janet Ioli’s book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Select “Listen in Apple Podcasts,” then choose the “Ratings & Reviews” tab to share what you think. Produced by Ideablossoms
E74: The Mother Wound, Relationships, and Leadership with Mari Grande
Jun 26 2024
E74: The Mother Wound, Relationships, and Leadership with Mari Grande
“Part of the work of becoming a better leader is doing inner work.”Since great leadership starts from the inside-out, I have been inviting therapists and mental health experts on the podcast to talk about deeper issues that may impact the way we lead. While building leadership skills and competence is important, how we show up every day is driven largely by factors that are unconscious to us. The more we cultivate greater self-awareness about the drivers that cause us to react defensively or trigger negative emotions, the more we can learn to manage them and lead with greater emotional intelligence. In the latest episode, I had the pleasure to interview Mari Grande, a therapist based in New York City who specializes in the “Mother Wound”. Specifically, the early childhood attachment experiences we had with our mother dramatically impacts our relationship behaviors as adults. Since leadership involves relationships, understanding this unconscious driver can help us as we seek to improve all of our relationships with others.In this episode:The Mother Wound and how it impacts usAttachment theory and leadershipThe window of tolerance and your nervous systemOne thing you can do to help overcome your Mother WoundThe Mother Wound and how it manifests in leaders.Power Presence Academy | Leadership with Less Ego And More Soul is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose to lead with Less Ego and More Soul.Resource Links:Mari Grande is passionate about working with adults who have experienced a Mother Wound, and offers various online courses that provide guidance, support, and insight through the Overcoming the Mother Wound program.Overcoming the Mother Wound: A Transformative Journey of Healing and Empowerment by Mari GrandeConnect with today’s guest on LinkedIn: Mari GrandeConnect with Janet Ioli:Website: janetioli.comLinkedin: Janet IoliInstagram: @janetioliJanet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out Janet Ioli’s book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Select “Listen in Apple Podcasts,” then choose the “Ratings & Reviews” tab to share what you think. Produced by Ideablossoms
E73: Emotional Contagion and 3 Practices to Help You Manage Your Energy
Jun 12 2024
E73: Emotional Contagion and 3 Practices to Help You Manage Your Energy
“You carry a virus that spreads to your co-workers. It spreads wherever you are, but it definitely spreads at work. So, what is the result of the virus you carry?”In this episode, I talk about emotional contagion and how our emotional and energetic tones are picked up by those around us. Emotions are contagious. Do you ever find yourself energized and inspired when you're listening to an upbeat and uplifting story? Do you notice that you suddenly feel depressed or anxious when you are around someone who is negative, complaining,  and unhappy?Thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors carry energy. That energetic tone is picked up unconsciously and is indeed contagious. Tune into this episode to discover more about this phenomenon and how you can better manage your own energy and be more deliberate about the energetic impact you have on others.In this episode:The infectious nature of emotionsThe impact of emotional contagion on leadersThe science behind this phenomenonSetting energetic intentionsEmotional check-insModeling your own energyAnd more!Power Presence Academy | Leadership with Less Ego And More Soul is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose to lead with Less Ego and More Soul.Connect with Janet Ioli:Website: janetioli.comLinkedin: Janet IoliInstagram: @janetioliJanet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out Janet Ioli’s book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Select “Listen in Apple Podcasts,” then choose the “Ratings & Reviews” tab to share what you think. Produced by Ideablossoms
E72: The Impact of Trauma on Leadership with Kelly Campbell
May 29 2024
E72: The Impact of Trauma on Leadership with Kelly Campbell
Does childhood trauma impact leadership in organizations? Rarely is this topic discussed, which is why I'm eager to bring this episode to you today. To discuss this complex topic, I invited Kelly Campbell, trauma-informed leadership coach and author of the book "Heal to Lead". Kelly shares her personal journey of healing from childhood trauma and how that inspired her to do the work she does now.Trauma is something we've all encountered in one form or another.These past experiences of trauma can, and will, influence our behavior, emotions, and decision-making in our current leadership roles.  Kelly emphasizes the importance of developing self-awareness to recognize trauma-based patterns and reactions. She also provides strategies for trauma integration, including somatic work, plant medicines, and other modalities.Kelly argues that trauma-informed leadership can lead to better long-term results and sustainability for businesses. In this episode:Unconscious impacts of childhood trauma on leadership Developing self-awareness to recognize trauma patterns Trauma-informed leadership through supportive environmentsStrategies for trauma integrationAnd more!Power Presence Academy | Leadership with Less Ego And More Soul is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose to lead with Less Ego and More Soul.Resource Links:Kelly Campbell is an author, speaker, and coach helping leaders heal from trauma for improved leadership. In her book "Heal to Lead", Kelly shares how her own experiences with childhood trauma unconsciously shaped her leadership style as an entrepreneur, and how deeper healing work led to greater self-awareness and success. Her work aims to make trauma-informed practices the new competitive advantage for organizations.Heal to Lead by Kelly CampbellConnect with Kelly:Website: klcampbell.comLinkedin: Kelly CampbellInstagram: @kelly.l.campbellConnect with Janet Ioli:Website: janetioli.comLinkedin: Janet IoliInstagram: @janetioliJanet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out Janet Ioli’s book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Select “Listen in Apple Podcasts,” then choose the “Ratings & Reviews” tab to share what you think. Produced by Ideablossoms
E71: How to Lead with Respect: 4 Subtle Habits That Signal Disrespect
May 15 2024
E71: How to Lead with Respect: 4 Subtle Habits That Signal Disrespect
“Respecting others may be your intention. But your actual words and actions demonstrate  intentions to others.” In this episode, I discuss the difference between your intentions and your actual actions as a leader, particularly in the context of showing respect to others. "She may be smart, but she doesn't respect others."  This was an actual comment written on a feedback assessment a senior leader received. The feedback was jolting, as the woman receiving the feedback did not intend to show anyone disrespect. But comment after comment indicated that her colleagues and employees felt otherwise.What if there's a disconnect between our intentions and how they're perceived by others through our actions? When it comes to respect, we may assume we are demonstrating it in our interactions with others, but others may think we aren’t. In this episode of Power Presence Academy, I talk about four common behaviors you may be exhibiting that inadvertently signal disrespect. It’s a chance to do a quick self-check on some things you may be doing that show disrespect to others.In this episode:Identifying unconscious disrespectful behaviors you may unintentionally exhibit in your leadership roleFour common actions you take that can signal a lack of respectThe importance of being respectful of others’ time and schedulesShowing respect by being fully present instead of multitaskingAnd more!Power Presence Academy | Leadership with Less Ego And More Soul is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose to lead with Less Ego and More Soul.Connect with Janet Ioli:Website: janetioli.comLinkedin: Janet IoliInstagram: @janetioliJanet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out Janet Ioli’s book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Select “Listen in Apple Podcasts,” then choose the “Ratings & Reviews” tab to share what you think. Produced by Ideablossoms
E70: Overcoming the Paralyzing Fear of Failure
May 1 2024
E70: Overcoming the Paralyzing Fear of Failure
“When we fail, we learn what doesn't work, we learn to adjust, we learn to bounce back and try a different approach. If we avoid failure, we can't learn.”In this episode on the Power Presence Academy podcast, I want to dive deep into a topic that resonates with so many, the fear of failure. Through my work as an executive coach I've heard countless stories of individuals struggling with the fear of failure, especially in high-pressure leadership or executive roles.Rather than seeing failure as personal inadequacy, I challenge you to view it as a natural part of growth and learning. Together, let’s discover how failure can pave the way for success. Join me as we confront the fear of failure and embrace the transformative power of resilience and learning.In this episode:The fear of failure and how it can consume one's identityCommon fears leaders have around perceived failureHow the fear of failure can paralyze action and learningReframing failure as an opportunity for growth and learningAnd more!Power Presence Academy | Leadership with Less Ego And More Soul is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose to lead with Less Ego and More Soul.Noteworthy Quotes from This Episode“The fear of failure - when we're focused on the fear, it paralyzes us.”“Is my need for personal and ego validation getting in the way of my overall impact?”"I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." -Michael Jordan"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool." -William ShakespeareConnect with Janet Ioli:Website: janetioli.comLinkedin: Janet IoliInstagram: @janetioliJanet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out Janet Ioli’s book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Select “Listen in Apple Podcasts,” then choose the “Ratings & Reviews” tab to share what you think. Produced by Ideablossoms
E69: What's Power Presence and Leadership Presence in Action?
Apr 17 2024
E69: What's Power Presence and Leadership Presence in Action?
“Presence is the energy you embody. We are energetic beings, and we all embody a presence.”How powerful is your presence?I received a question from a listener recently asking me about the meaning of the name of the podcast. Specifically, what is Power Presence? I decided to address his question in this episode.To do this I start by defining what I consider presence to be and sharing two examples of the impact of your presence as a leader. I then explain how to access your own Power Presence.In this episode:My definition of PresenceLeadership presence in action: The impact of a supportive teacher versus the impact of a dismissive advisorAccessing your own power presence Power Presence Academy | Leadership with Less Ego And More Soul is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose to lead with Less Ego and More Soul.Noteworthy Quotes from This Episode“Power is the capacity to act and influence. [...] They had capacity to act and influence based on their title, but I think all of us have the capacity to act and influence regardless of our title.”“I would define power presence as the ability to show up in an intentional, grounded, credible, connected, and interpersonally impactful manner wherever you are.”“Power presence is accessed by making an internal shift from reacting to our emotions and thoughts and the ego part of ourselves, to actually observing and intentionally choosing our thoughts and responses to what is needed in the moment.”Connect with Janet Ioli:Website: janetioli.comLinkedin: Janet IoliInstagram: @janetioliJanet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out Janet Ioli’s book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Select “Listen in Apple Podcasts,” then choose the “Ratings & Reviews” tab to share what you think. Produced by Ideablossoms
E68: Fostering Inclusion in the Workplace with Kelly McDonald
Apr 3 2024
E68: Fostering Inclusion in the Workplace with Kelly McDonald
“The best teams and the best leaders are the ones who will say: please tell me more about that.”  What is inclusion? How do we practice it in organizational life? In this episode, I talk with Kelly McDonald, a speaker and author on the topic with an extensive background researching consumer trends and changing demographics. We discuss how to create an inclusive workplace with practical strategies like acknowledging discomfort, understanding different perspectives, and overcoming unconscious biases. While we often talk about diversity and inclusion, Kelly insists that many leaders aren’t comfortable having the conversations that will produce deeper understanding and genuine inclusion. She shares practical tips to help leaders stop shying away from difficult conversations for fear of “saying the wrong thing”, and instead learn to ask questions and listen with curiosity and respect.Kelly highlights the importance of respect and listening fully to the experiences shared by diverse groups to foster real communication and inclusion.  We discuss how to lead diverse teams effectively by tapping into different backgrounds and viewpoints to drive innovation, business success, and a more collaborative culture.In this episode:What it means to create an inclusive workplaceThe importance of respect and listeningHow to lead diverse teams effectivelyAnd more!Power Presence Academy | Leadership with Less Ego And More Soul is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose to lead with Less Ego and More Soul.Resource Links:Kelly McDonald is the President of McDonald Marketing, she has over 20 years of experience advising global brands on marketing strategies.  Through her bestselling books, like "How to Work with and Lead People Not Like You", she shares practical tools for overcoming unconscious bias and creating respect across differences.Connect with today’s guest on LinkedIn: Kelly McDonaldConnect with Janet Ioli:Website: janetioli.comLinkedin: Janet IoliInstagram: @janetioliJanet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out Janet Ioli’s book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Select “Listen in Apple Podcasts,” then choose the “Ratings & Reviews” tab to share what you think. Produced by Ideablossoms
E67: What to Look for Instead of Happiness to Feel More Alive And Fulfilled?
Mar 27 2024
E67: What to Look for Instead of Happiness to Feel More Alive And Fulfilled?
“What can you do today to feel more alive and fulfilled  with meaning and purpose?” Our pop culture and  the media is flooded with methods and strategies to help us become happy, or at least happier.  Today, let’s discuss this happiness trap and reconsider and reframe this relentless pursuit of happiness. Instead of searching for happiness, I suggest we pursue deeper meaning, purpose, significance and fulfillment in our lives. Feeling happy is a temporary state. Being driven by meaning and purpose is a lasting state, regardless of circumstance.In this episode of Power Presence Academy, I talk about the pursuit of meaning over happiness, emphasizing that happiness is fleeting and often disconnected from a sense of fulfillment. I also talk about the importance of making a difference in our environments and how impactful actions may not always coincide with feelings of happiness. I remind listeners about the power of choice and encourage leaders to reflect on their strengths and use them to make a positive impact in the world. In this episode:The pursuit of meaning over happinessImportance of making a differenceThe power of choice and reflectionUsing your strengths for greater fulfillment and impactAnd more!Power Presence Academy | Leadership with Less Ego And More Soul is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose to lead with Less Ego and More Soul.Resource Links:Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor FranklConnect with Janet Ioli:Website: janetioli.comLinkedin: Janet IoliInstagram: @janetioliJanet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out Janet Ioli’s book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Select “Listen in Apple Podcasts,” then choose the “Ratings & Reviews” tab to share what you think. Produced by Ideablossoms
E66: So You Want To Be A Leadership Coach?
Mar 20 2024
E66: So You Want To Be A Leadership Coach?
“You've got to decide whether this is going to be a hobby, or if it's going to be a business. And those are two very different things.”Have you been thinking about becoming a leadership coach ? Are you already a leadership coach, but struggling with turning your passion and aspirations into a successful business?In this episode, I address the growing interest in executive coaching as a career transition, especially among former executives, HR professionals, and leadership development experts. I discuss the need for a clear understanding of whether their coaching endeavor is intended as a hobby or a business, highlighting the significant differences between the two approaches.In this episode:Distinguishing between coaching as a hobby and coaching as a businessEssential skills and training for coachingBusiness considerations for coachingWhat to think about to create a profitable coaching businessAnd more!Power Presence Academy | Leadership with Less Ego And More Soul is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose to lead with Less Ego and More Soul.Resource Links:Executive Coaching Bootcamp starting in August. Contact support@janetIoli.com for more information!Connect with Janet Ioli:Website: janetioli.comLinkedin: Janet IoliInstagram: @janetioliJanet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out Janet Ioli’s book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Select “Listen in Apple Podcasts,” then choose the “Ratings & Reviews” tab to share what you think. Produced by Ideablossoms
E65: Learning to Listen to Yourself (Even When You Don't Like What You Hear)
Mar 13 2024
E65: Learning to Listen to Yourself (Even When You Don't Like What You Hear)
“Listening to yourself takes courage, because sometimes you may not like what you hear.”Have you ever had something happen to you that feels like a signal from the universe, but you just dismiss it as meaningless?In this episode, I want to talk about the notion of listening, but listening from a very different vantage point than you'd expect. As leaders, we often talk about listening to others, but today we are talking about the art of listening to yourself. Your own deep wisdom is talking to you all the time, you just need to take the time to hear it. We are so conditioned to look for the rational that our deeper knowing and intuition is dismissed or ignored. In this episode:The importance of deeply listening to yourselfEmbracing your true potentialHow to listen to your inner wisdomAnd more!Power Presence Academy | Leadership with Less Ego And More Soul is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose to lead with Less Ego and More Soul.Connect with Janet Ioli:Website: janetioli.comLinkedin: Janet IoliInstagram: @janetioliJanet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out Janet Ioli’s book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Select “Listen in Apple Podcasts,” then choose the “Ratings & Reviews” tab to share what you think. Produced by Ideablossoms
E64: Can We Learn To Be More Empathetic? The Role of Empathy in Leadership with Dr. Helen Riess
Mar 6 2024
E64: Can We Learn To Be More Empathetic? The Role of Empathy in Leadership with Dr. Helen Riess
“When you have walked in the shoes of other people, empathy comes much easier.”Can you learn to be more empathetic?There’s no better person to garner an informed opinion from about this question than Dr. Helen Riess, founder and CEO of Empathetics, Inc., a company that provides empathy training to hospitals and doctors.And her answer is yes.Dr. Riess and I discuss why empathy is important in leadership and how you can learn to develop more empathy.Since empathy is a critical skill for leaders, we discuss what it is and the systematic training people can experience that will help them learn to use their empathy muscle more readily and frequently.In this episode:What is empathy?The role of empathy in leadershipLearning empathy as a skillPractical things to do to become a more empathetic leaderAnd more!Power Presence Academy | Leadership with Less Ego And More Soul is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose to lead with Less Ego and More Soul.Resource Links:Dr. Helen Riess is the Founder, CEO, and Chief Scientist for Empathetics, Inc. Dr. Riess is a clinical professor and research psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School who developed empathy education based on neuroscience research. Tested in pilot studies and a randomized controlled trial at Massachusetts General Hospital and published in peer reviewed medical journals, her research won the Partners (Mass. General Brigham) Healthcare  Medical Education Research Award and an  Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine Research Institute Award. The Empathy Effect: Seven Neuroscience-Based Keys for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and Connect Across Differences by Helen Riess and Liz NeporentConnect with today’s guest on LinkedIn: Helen Riess, M.D.Connect with Janet Ioli:Website: janetioli.comLinkedin: Janet IoliInstagram: @janetioliJanet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out Janet Ioli’s book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Select “Listen in Apple Podcasts,” then choose the “Ratings & Reviews” tab to share what you think. Produced by Ideablossoms
E63: Deep Leadership Development Work: Healing Childhood Adversity
Feb 21 2024
E63: Deep Leadership Development Work: Healing Childhood Adversity
“If you want to lead transformational change, you have to do the work on yourself first.”What makes a leader great?This question is a hard one to answer, even after my 25+ years studying and working in the field of human and leadership development.As I think more deeply about that question, I am convinced after all this experience working with leaders that a great leader is someone who spends the time to do the deeper work on themselves. Greatness is sourced from the inside-out. The leader who works on their own tendency to get defensive, learns to regulate unproductive and reactive emotions, and understands their own weaknesses is one who gets out of their own way. Part of that deeper work includes healing the impact of childhood adversity. Today we’re talking about how our childhood adversity can impact our leadership effectiveness. We also talk about doing the deeper work to overcome our own unproductive, unconscious patterns that get in the way of our interpersonal relations.In this episode:What makes a leader great?The impact of childhood trauma on human developmentDoing the work on yourself to lead transformational changeAnd more!Power Presence Academy | Leadership with Less Ego And More Soul is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose to lead with Less Ego and More Soul.Resource Links:The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self by Dr. Nicole LePeraComplex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A GUIDE AND MAP FOR RECOVERING FROM CHILDHOOD TRAUMA by Pete Walker Connect with Janet Ioli:Website: janetioli.comLinkedin: Janet IoliInstagram: @janetioliJanet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out Janet Ioli’s book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Select “Listen in Apple Podcasts,” then choose the “Ratings & Reviews” tab to share what you think. Produced by Ideablossoms
E62: Leadership Development Through the Unconscious Mind with Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman
Feb 7 2024
E62: Leadership Development Through the Unconscious Mind with Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman
“The most important things in this world are the products of the human mind”Your conscious mind is responsible for only a tiny sliver of what science says is going on inside your brain. Most of what you experience, your moods and the things you like and dislike come from a much more mysterious, unknown part of your mind, the unconscious.That’s what we’re talking about in this episode, with psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman. We discuss the psychology of the unconscious mind, accessing your intuition, and how it all influences our behavior and our leadership.In this episode:Understanding the brain, its functions, and the conscious mindThe psychology of the unconscious mind and the collective and personal unconsciousTuning into your unconscious mind to be a better leaderAccessing your intuitionThe shadow: Part of the personal unconsciousAnd more!Power Presence Academy is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose to lead with Less Ego and More Soul.Resource Links:Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman is a professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at George Washington University. He's a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has published over 50 scientific reports on behavioral science. He has provided insight on psychiatric issues for the US Department of Health and Human Services and the US Department of Commerce.Read Daniel’s latest book: Spellbound: Modern Science, Ancient Magic, and the Hidden Potential of the Unconscious MindConnect with today’s guest on LinkedIn: Daniel Z. LiebermanConnect with Janet Ioli:Website: janetioli.comLinkedin: Janet IoliInstagram: @janetioliJanet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out Janet Ioli’s book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Select “Listen in Apple Podcasts,” then choose the “Ratings & Reviews” tab to share what you think. Produced by Ideablossoms
E61: Building a Workplace Culture around Humanity And Heart with Claude Silver
Jan 24 2024
E61: Building a Workplace Culture around Humanity And Heart with Claude Silver
If you're a leader trying to create a more engaged culture, where there's a sense of belonging and purpose, then you're not going to want to miss this episode. My guest today is Claude Silver, the Chief Heart Officer at VaynerMedia. You may recognize VaynerMedia by the name of its owner, Gary Vaynerchuk, known as Gary Vee, a wildly popular entrepreneur and social media influencer regarding topics related to career advice, entrepreneurship, and marketing.So many of you are constantly creating initiatives to improve company cultures. The common ones are initiatives for diversity, engagement, or leadership.  After listening to this conversation, I'm hoping you'll take a different look at your tendency to focus on initiatives. Embodiment of some key core values and how everyone is showing up every day is really what creates workplace culture, not just having an initiative to drive it.  Claude is a master at creating that type of culture and that’s what we’re talking about today. Her title of “Chief Heart Officer” is in itself a provocative and definitive message about the culture.. Yet leading with heart does not mean less accountability or the lack of hard, direct conversations. Claude and I discuss how to lead with heart AND have hard conversations about accountability.In this episode:Creating space for people and a feeling of safety in the workplaceBuilding a culture around humanity and heartGetting leaders in your organization aligned with your visionWhat does a Chief Heart Officer actually do?Advice for leaders aiming to create a more inclusive workplaceLeading with heart does not mean lack of direct feedback or accountabilityAnd more!Power Presence Academy: Practical Wisdom for Leaders is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and learn to lead with Less Ego, More Soul.Resource Links:Claude Silver is an emotional optimist, coach, manager, and mentor. As the first ever Chief Heart Officer it is her great honor to lead at VaynerMedia. She works for approximately 2000 humans and is in touch with the heartbeat of every single person in the company. Her role is to infuse the agency with empathy. It's her purpose. And it’s her joy.Connect with today’s guest on LinkedIn: Claude SilverConnect with Janet Ioli:Website: janetioli.comLinkedin: Janet IoliInstagram: @janetioliJanet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out Janet Ioli’s book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Select “Listen in Apple Podcasts,” then choose the “Ratings & Reviews” tab to share what you think. Produced by Ideablossoms
E60: 4 Leadership Habits to Get Your Groove Back in The New Year
Jan 10 2024
E60: 4 Leadership Habits to Get Your Groove Back in The New Year
“Your soul needs nurturing and care too, and that nurturing comes from alignment with meaning and purpose. Whatever else you are placing before your physical and spiritual self-care rituals will only cause you to be reactive and out of the flow.”You know what it feels like when you're at your best, you're in the flow, and you're just rocking it on all cylinders. Those days when you look forward to getting out of bed in the morning. You know that feeling? Now, I'll bet if you're like most of the coaching clients and the leaders that I work with, you also know all too well what it feels like to lose that groove and to feel so overwhelmed and burnt out that you are no longer excited about what you're doing. If you’re feeling like you’ve lost your groove, this episode may just be the catalyst you need to get it back. I'll provide you with 4 strategies to get your groove back quickly and make you feel more excited and energized about your work and life.In this episode:Identifying your triggers for overwhelm and frustrationPrioritizing personal health and self-care for high-performanceFinding purpose and meaning in lifeTaking a soul search break and making a change to become more in alignment with your purpose and goalsAnd more!Power Presence Academy: Practical Wisdom for Leaders is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and learn to lead with Less Ego, More Soul.Resource Links:Read The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim Loehr and Tony SchwartzConnect with Janet Ioli:Website: janetioli.comLinkedin: Janet IoliInstagram: @janetioliJanet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out Janet Ioli’s book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Select “Listen in Apple Podcasts,” then choose the “Ratings & Reviews” tab to share what you think. Produced by Ideablossoms
E59: Developing Warriors for the Human Spirit with Margaret Wheatley (Part 2)
Dec 13 2023
E59: Developing Warriors for the Human Spirit with Margaret Wheatley (Part 2)
“A warrior for the human spirit is the sane human being wanting to serve an insane, inhumane time.”Welcome back to the rest of my conversation with Dr. Margaret Wheatley. If you missed the last episode where we started our conversation, I really encourage you to go back and listen to it before you start this one.If you're not familiar with Dr. Margaret Wheatley, you're missing out. She is the author of the classic and iconic book “Leadership and the New Science”.  I was exposed to that book early on in my career, and she was one of the first people to tie quantum theory and quantum science to leadership.In Part 2, we talk about what a warrior for the human spirit is, how you can go about creating meaningful change as a leader, and so much more.In this episode:Warriors of the human spiritDeveloping spiritual depth to be in service of othersA fundamental flaw in leadership todayFocusing on who you are being rather than what you are doing as a leaderAdvice for leaders wanting to create meaningful changeAnd more!Power Presence Academy: Practical Wisdom for Leaders is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and learn to lead with Less Ego, More Soul.Resource Links:Margaret Wheatley has written ten books, including the classic Leadership and the New Science. She received her Doctorate from Harvard University in 1979, an M.A. in Media Ecology from NYU in 1974, and a B.A. from the University of Rochester in 1966. Find the two books Margaret mentioned here:Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World Restoring Sanity: Practices to Awaken Generosity, Creativity, and Kindness in Ourselves and Our Organizationsand her other books hereConnect with today’s guest on her website: margaretwheatley.comConnect with Janet Ioli:Website: janetioli.comLinkedin: Janet IoliInstagram: @janetioliJanet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out Janet Ioli’s book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Select “Listen in Apple Podcasts,” then choose the “Ratings & Reviews” tab to share what you think. Produced by Ideablossoms
E58: Developing Warriors for the Human Spirit with Margaret Wheatley (Part 1 )
Nov 29 2023
E58: Developing Warriors for the Human Spirit with Margaret Wheatley (Part 1 )
“Where we are now, compared to where we were 30 years ago is an entirely new, startlingly destructive time.”One of the things that I like to do on this podcast is have deeper conversations about issues regarding leadership, and what type of leader and person we need to become to lead effectively. That’s why I’m delighted to have Margaret Wheatley as my guest today. As a consultant, senior-level advisor, teacher, speaker, and formal leader, she has worked on all continents (except Antarctica) with all levels, ages, and types of organizations, leaders, and activists. Her work now focuses on developing and supporting leaders globally as Warriors for the Human Spirit.We cover everything from societal destruction to elevating your individual consciousness.In this episode:What motivated Margaret to write her book “Leadership and the New Science”The common denominators contributing to the destructive state of our timeHuman nature, leadership, and societal destructionElevating your individual consciousnessAnd more!Power Presence Academy: Practical Wisdom for Leaders is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and learn to lead with Less Ego, More Soul.Resource Links:Margaret Wheatley has written ten books, including the classic Leadership and the New Science. She received her Doctorate from Harvard University in 1979, an M.A. in Media Ecology from NYU in 1974, and a B.A. from the University of Rochester in 1966. Find the two books Margaret mentioned here:- Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World - Restoring Sanity: Practices to Awaken Generosity, Creativity, and Kindness in Ourselves and Our OrganizationsYou can also find her other books here.Connect with today’s guest on her website: margaretwheatley.comConnect with Janet Ioli:Website: janetioli.comLinkedin: Janet IoliInstagram: @janetioliJanet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out Janet Ioli’s book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Select “Listen in Apple Podcasts,” then choose the “Ratings & Reviews” tab to share what you think. Produced by Ideablossoms
E57: The Search for Spiritual Intelligence as a Leader with Agapi Stassinopoulos
Nov 15 2023
E57: The Search for Spiritual Intelligence as a Leader with Agapi Stassinopoulos
“Trust your life force. Trust that there is something bigger than you.”We talk so much about developing IQ and emotional intelligence, but I think we shy away from conversations about our shared spiritual essence and the search for meaning and purpose. Today's guest opens up the door for us to think about connecting with our spirit, our soul’s essence, and operating with less ego and more soul.Agapi Stassinopoulos is a best-selling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world. She aims to help change the way we work and live.In this episode:Agapi’s journey of spiritual intelligenceAccessing your highest self and a higher powerGetting more grounded and in tune with your inner selfConnecting to your heart and soul rather than just your mindThe role of ego in personal growth and relationshipsAnd more!Power Presence Academy: Practical Wisdom for Leaders is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and learn to lead with Less Ego, More Soul.Noteworthy Quotes from This Episode“You've got to do the inner work. If you want the results, you've got to put the time, the hours. You’ve got to disconnect.”“It's so simple. You don't need a coach, you don't need a teacher, you don't need a therapist. You’ve got your diary, you’ve got your journal, you’ve got your beautiful pens.”“What is your currency? It doesn't have to be money. It doesn't have to be recognition. And for me, my currency is my heart.”“You cannot open up your heart if you have judgments on yourself; if you think you're not good enough.”Resource Links:Agapi Stassinopoulos is a best-selling author and motivational speaker. She has spoken at L'Oreal, Women’s Health Magazine, PepsiCo, Google, Nike, Starbucks, and many more organizations. Currently, Agapi is facilitating workshops and seminars for Thrive Global, a company founded by her sister, Arianna Huffington, to help change the way we work and live around the world and prevent the burnout epidemic.Email Agapi at agapi@unbindingtheheart.com  to ask for her guided meditations.Read Agapi’s latest book: Speaking with Spirit: 52 Prayers to Guide, Inspire, and Uplift YouConnect with todConnect with Janet Ioli:Website: janetioli.comLinkedin: Janet IoliInstagram: @janetioliJanet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out Janet Ioli’s book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Select “Listen in Apple Podcasts,” then choose the “Ratings & Reviews” tab to share what you think. Produced by Ideablossoms
E56: The Principles of Creative Thinking with Best-Selling Author Michael Gelb (How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci)
Nov 1 2023
E56: The Principles of Creative Thinking with Best-Selling Author Michael Gelb (How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci)
“The world's become so complex that you have to think creatively. You have to learn how to cultivate your intuition. You have to understand intuition.”My guest today is Michael Gelb, the best-selling author of the acclaimed book, “How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci” and expert on how to think more creatively. Michael speaks about creativity, connection, healing, and intuition and how it can make you a better leader. I’m thrilled that I got to have this conversation with him.Michael is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, and innovative leadership. He's the author of 17 books, including the international bestseller, How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day.In this episode:Michael's personal quest for wholeness as a catalyst to creativityThe principles of creative thinkingOpening the door to your intuition and trusting your gutHow to suspend judgmentWhat leaders can do to foster deeper connections in their organizationsAnd more!Power Presence Academy: Practical Wisdom for Leaders is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and learn to lead with Less Ego, More Soul.Resource Links:Michael Gelb is a member of Marshall Goldsmith's 100 COACHES, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Humanistic Management, and a member of the Leading People & Organizations advisory board at the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business. He is the author of 17 books including the international bestseller, How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day. His most recent book is Mastering the Art of Public Speaking: 8 Secrets to Transform Fear & Supercharge Your Career. Michael's books have been translated into 25 languages with more than one million copies sold.Read How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day and other books by Michael Gelb here.Connect with today’s guest on LinkedIn: Michael GelbConnect with Janet Ioli:Website: janetioli.comLinkedin: Janet IoliInstagram: @janetioliJanet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out Janet Ioli’s book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Select “Listen in Apple Podcasts,” then choose the “Ratings & Reviews” tab to share what you think. Produced by Ideablossoms