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Intentional Optimists - Unconventional Leaders

Andrea Johnson

There's a new wave of leaders on the horizon! Everyday, amazing women, who know there's something more - and who go after it. Women who are ready to contribute in new and different ways, making a difference right where they are. Welcome to Intentional Optimists Podcast - the podcast for Unconventional Leaders. Join host, Andrea Johnson - Certified Life Coach and DISC Consultant - each week for actionable tips and advice on how to grow, step up, make a difference and yes - LEAD! You’ll meet inspiring women who are making a difference in their local community, each leading in unconventional and creative ways. Discover how to use your unique interests and skills in your community - to help you become a role model, encouraging, empowering and mentoring other women to do the same. Because here’s the thing - YOU are the answer. YOU are the future of leadership, and the role models for future generations. To learn more about Andrea Johnson and Intentional Optimism, visit www.theintentionaloptimist.com, or join the Intentional Optimists Facebook Group, a global community of women helping women.
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Episode 70 - Crafting the Future You Want with Vicky Lowell
Vicky Lowell is a leading financial advocate and coach, international bestselling author and the founder of Empowered Worth, a financial-education platform that empowers women to become active participants in their own financial future and well-being.  She created Empowered Worth as a resource for financial coaching and education for women looking to meet their immediate economic needs and long-term financial goals. Topics discussed in this episode:How having a growth mindset mattersLeadership principle: I’m here to be your teammate - you are not aloneHabit:Start each day with an hour to be quiet and in the stillness of your mindFinancial Friday - a day set aside to do check in and check up on all your financesGreen Flags: Do you have a desire to help people?Do you feel comfortable around money?Do you have curiosity?Advice:   Reach out - free 15 min consultationJUST START - help is available, on the job training is commonWhere to find Vicky:Website:  Empowered WorthLinkedIn:  Victoria LowellFacebook: Empowered WorthInstagram:  @empoweredworthPodcast:  Empowered Worth: Worthy Wisdom for Women Become an Intentional Optimist!Newsletter:  Optimistic LivingCollaborative Group Coaching Community: Launch From The BeachEmail me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.comJoin me over in the Intentional Optimists Facebook GroupFollow on Instagram @theintentionaloptimistLinkedIn Andrea JohnsonGrab your FREE:Andrea's Favorite Planning & Productivity tools“Ultimate DISC communication Cheat Sheet”Need some tools?Mini Course: “Uncovering Your Core Values” Try New Things - 30 Day ChallengeDISC Assessment, 10% discount (code "PODCAST") Noom: A Mindful Way to Eat Learn how to intentionally challenge your mindset in order to take control of your health.Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AndreaJohnson)
Yesterday
1 hr 4 mins
Episode 69 - Let's Talk About "Fear" with Andrea Johnson & Kim Pate
Jan 17 2022
35 mins
Episode 68 - The Fear Journey with Michelle Eberhard
Former drag car racer, Michelle Eberhard was the youngest women executive leader in the tech world at 22.  Michelle’s journey has always focused on her fears to continuously push her boundaries and as a serial entrepreneur founded the Fear Battle Series.  Finding a ‘fun’ way to look at business she ‘gamified’ the process of starting a business.  Currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Ultimate Business Quest the goal is to support entrepreneurs at each level of their business.  She believes each business and person needs to understand their "why". Implementing internal awareness and putting drive, passion, and knowledge into action. Planning will only get you so far if you do not overcome your fear of failure or success.  Topics discussed in this episode:  Growing business and making it funFear is excitement without breathingLive your passionHabits:Start each day with lemon water, apple cider vinegar and then move your body.End each day with nightly meditation.Reflect on each day - who you were and who you’ll be tomorrow.Green Flags: Know your burning passionDon’t hesitateCapture the sparkAdvice:   Capture the sparkGo with your gutReally listenWhere to find Michelle:Website:  Ultimate Business Quest AppLinkedIn:  Michelle EberhardFacebook: Michelle EberhardInstagram:  @silkfxofficialTik Tok: @silkfxofficialBecome an Intentional Optimist!Newsletter:  Optimistic LivingCollaborative Group Coaching Community: Launch From The BeachEmail me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.comJoin me over in the Intentional Optimists Facebook GroupFollow on Instagram @theintentionaloptimistLinkedIn Andrea JohnsonGrab your FREE:Andrea's Favorite Planning & Productivity tools“Ultimate DISC communication Cheat Sheet”Need some tools?Mini Course: “Uncovering Your Core Values” Try New Things - 30 Day ChallengeDISC Assessment, 10% discount (code "PODCAST") Noom: A Mindful Way to Eat Learn how to intentionally challenge your mindset in order to take control of your health.Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AndreaJohnson)
Jan 10 2022
1 hr 15 mins
Episode 67 - 2022 Word of the Year
Each year, as a way to create a point on the horizon, give me a theme within which to think, dream and grow, I pick a word. Sometimes it’s one that encourages me to be bigger; sometimes, it’s a word of comfort ; many times, it’s a word of challenge. Each year, it is a challenge to myself to become more… more clear, more authentic, more true and honest… more ME. Today I’ll tell you how to pick a Word of the Year with purpose and intention. Intentional Optimism - Your Vehicle for Personal Growth:Optimistic (Hull) = hope, confident & proactivePresent (Centerboard) = wonder, generosity, kind / openEnergetic (Sail) =  industry, excitement, life focusedCourageous (Rigging) = leader, adventurous, undauntedWise (Rudder) = understanding, words, respectIntentional (Pull it Together) = purpose, plan, growth Topics discussed in this episode: Why a Word of the YearFinding YOUR Word of the YearRhythms of Reflection - how to make it work for youPicking your Word of the Year:Declaration of something you want or need to embodyRefer back to it throughout the year and record your insightsGet involved!Newsletter:  Optimistic LivingCollaborative Membership Community: Launch From The BeachEmail me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.comJoin me over in the Intentional Optimists Facebook Group  ●  Follow on Instagram @theintentionaloptimist  ●  LinkedIn Andrea JohnsonGrab your FREE:Andrea's Favorite Planning & Productivity tools“Ultimate DISC communication Cheat Sheet”Need some tools?Try New Things - 30 Day ChallengeGet your own DISC Assessment, and don't forget the 10% discount (code "PODCAST") at check out!Noom: A Mindful Way to Eat Learn how to intentionally challenge your mindset in order to take control of your health.Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AndreaJohnson)
Jan 3 2022
13 mins
2022 New TrailerEpisode 66 - The Importance of Being Yourself with Deneen TB
Deneen is an Author, Speaker, Business Growth Strategist & Clarity Coach who wants to ignite your passion for what you do and help you do it better by understanding how God has equipped you to show up in your industry Whole, Holy, and Authentic. She wants to take your guilt away by teaching you to connect Faith & Business and serve God more through your work. She provides unique hands-on experiences for your Professional, Personal, and Spiritual growth. Through her book, CLARIFY 12 Principles to Illuminate Your Calling to the Marketplace, online courses, retreats, and coaching she helps you succeed at, and CLARIFY, how to live out God’s calling. Topics discussed in this episode: HelpingPersonalized Faith PlanMosaic Masterpiece ModelHabit:Consistency in your scheduleWrite it all downWork WITH yourselfGreen Flags: Are you looking for clarity in yourself and others?Do you see a spark in others?Are you willing to get in the trenches with others?Are you willing to be vulnerable?Can you collect information and present it?Advice:   Can your mission can be monetizedTalk to people - do the researchOffer something people wantWhere to find Deneen:Get acquainted with Deneen at www.deneentb.com AND, take the Biblical Businesswomen Mentor QUIZ at http://bit.ly/BiblicalMentorQuiz YouTube: The Truth & Business ShowWebsite:  DTB - Grow in Faith. Get Clarity in Life. Fuel Your BusinessLinkedIn:  Deneen Troupe-BuitragoFacebook: Deneen Troupe-BuitragoBecome an Intentional Optimist!Newsletter:  Optimistic LivingCollaborative Group Coaching Community: Launch From The BeachEmail me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.comJoin me over in the Intentional Optimists Facebook GroupFollow on Instagram @theintentionaloptimistLinkedIn Andrea JohnsonGrab your FREE:Andrea's Favorite Planning & Productivity tools“Ultimate DISC communication Cheat Sheet”Need some tools?Mini Course: “Uncovering Your Core Values” Try New Things - 30 Day ChallengeNoom: A Mindful Way to Eat Learn how to intentionally challenge your mindset in order to take control of your health.Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AndreaJohnson)
Dec 27 2021
1 hr 19 mins
Episode 65 - Joy!  It's not just for the holidays
Today I’m talking about the excitement, or joy, that fuels your dream, your passion or your goals even when there might not be any external “wind” for your sail.Intentional Optimism - Your Vehicle for Personal Growth:Optimistic (Hull) = hope, confident & proactivePresent (Centerboard) = wonder, generosity, kind / openEnergetic (Sail) =  industry, excitement, life focusedCourageous (Rigging) = leader, adventurous, undauntedWise (Rudder) = understanding, words, respectIntentional (Pull it Together) = purpose, plan, growth Topics discussed in this episode: EnergeticAttitude of IndustryCommitment to being Life-FocusedTapping Into ExcitementTapping into Excitement:Identify & celebrate itGenerate fuelPower to generate joy on demandGet involved!Newsletter:  Optimistic LivingCollaborative Membership Community: Launch From The BeachEmail me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.comJoin me over in the Intentional Optimists Facebook Group  ●  Follow on Instagram @theintentionaloptimist  ●  Linked In Andrea JohnsonGrab your FREE:Andrea's Favorite Planning & Productivity tools“Ultimate DISC communication Cheat Sheet”Need some tools?Try New Things - 30 Day ChallengeGet your own DISC Assessment, and don't forget the 10% discount (code "PODCAST") at check out!Noom: A Mindful Way to Eat Learn how to intentionally challenge your mindset in order to take control of your health.Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AndreaJohnson)
Dec 20 2021
19 mins
Episode 64 - Train for Your Life with Pam Sherman
Pam Sherman is a wellness specialist.  She is the CEO and founder of The Perfect Balance, international motivational speaker, coach and author. She was involved in fitness/wellness as a  group exercise instructor, personal trainer, and running coach for 20+ years. She is currently on the FitRadio app as a cardio and strength coach, as well as an ambassador for the Lebert Fitness Company and the Abs company where she creates videos and writes articles for them.  Her mission is to help women take better care of themselves and their health. Pam empowers women to lose weight and gain confidence. She wants to help every woman feel GREAT in their own skin! Topics discussed in this episode: HelpingHow your health mattersReaching out to more womenLeadership principle:  Your Health is Your Greatest WealthHabit:NutritionTreat myself as my BEST selfGreen Flags: Do what you’re super passionate aboutAdvice:   Know your valueFind a support team (coach, financial advisor, tech)WHERE TO FIND PAMWebsite: The Perfect Balance GuruThe Perfect Balance - Lose Weight, Gain ConfidenceLinkedIn:  Pam ShermanFacebook: Pam Sherman-Perfect Balance GuruInstagram: @pam_sherman_perfectbalanceguruYouTube:   pam sherman the perfect balance - YouTubeBECOME AN INTENTIONAL OPTIMIST!Newsletter:  Optimistic LivingCollaborative Group Coaching Community: Launch From The BeachEmail me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.comJoin me over in the Intentional Optimists Facebook GroupFollow on Instagram @theintentionaloptimistLinkedIn Andrea JohnsonGrab your FREE:Andrea's Favorite Planning & Productivity tools“Ultimate DISC communication Cheat Sheet” Need some tools?Mini Course: “Uncovering Your Core Values” Try New Things - 30 Day ChallengeDISC Assessment, 10% discount (code "PODCAST") Noom: A Mindful Way to Eat Learn how to intentionally challenge your mindset in order to take control of your health.Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AndreaJohnson)
Dec 13 2021
1 hr 9 mins
Episode 63 - Being Life Focused
Dec 6 2021
18 mins
Episode 62 - Manifesting a Mission with Beth Hewitt
Beth Hewitt is a Spiritual Performance Coach, helping women go from feeling unfulfilled to passionately living their life purpose, with a clear vision and focus for the future and with the ability to take aligned strategic action.  She is also the podcast host of the Visualise You Show, sharing the inspirational stories of people who have taken the leap to start their own business to follow their true soul's calling in the hope that it will inspire others to take a chance on their own dreams!  For Beth, leadership is about being the best example of yourself, inspiring, motivating, listening and helping others reach their full potential.  Topics discussed in this episode: Manifesting - getting clear what you want and how to get itLeadership Principle - Everybody has the potential to be a leaderHabit:Scripting - written form of visualizationGratitude - each Sunday list 10 things you’re grateful for this week, and then script out details on 3 you’d like to see next weekGreen Flags:Are you someone who can connect the dots?Are you empathetic and intuitive?Are you a seeker of knowledge?Advice:   Give yourself time and space to create a vision in detail Create the action plan, timeframe, mindset barriers and resourcesWhere to find Beth:Website:  bethhewittGratitude Challenge:  The 28 Day Gratitude JourneyPodcast: Visualize You, Episode 1: How to Be A Successful Serial QuitterLinkedIn:  bethhewitt80Facebook:  VisualiseYouInstagram:  @visualiseyouYouTube: BethHewittTwitter:  BethHewittBecome an Intentional Optimist!Newsletter:  Optimistic LivingCollaborative Group Coaching Community: Launch From The BeachEmail me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.comJoin the Intentional Optimists Facebook GroupFollow on Instagram @theintentionaloptimistLinkedIn Andrea JohnsonNeed some tools?Mini Course: “Uncovering Your Core Values” Noom: A Mindful Way to Eat Learn how to intentionally challenge your mindset in order to take control of your health.Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AndreaJohnson)
Nov 29 2021
1 hr 5 mins
Episode 61 - I Am Grateful
Grateful - feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful. This is how we do what we do.  Intentional Optimism - Your Vehicle for Personal Growth:Optimistic = hope and a futurePresent - wonder, generosity, kind / openEnergetic - industry, excitement, life focusedCourageous - leader, adventurous, undauntedWise - words, respectIntentional - plan, purposeful, good finances Topics discussed in this episode: Grateful: is an adjective. A modifier for a noun - like your heart or attitude.Needs expression: just holding it won’t do any good. It needs to be shared.Ask yourself:Are you living with a grateful heart?WHO do you need to thank today?Get involved!Newsletter:  Optimistic LivingCollaborative Membership Community: Launch From The BeachEmail me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.comJoin me over in the Intentional Optimists Facebook Group  ●  Follow on Instagram @theintentionaloptimist  ●  Linked In Andrea JohnsonGrab your FREE:Andrea's Favorite Planning & Productivity tools“Ultimate DISC communication Cheat Sheet”Need some tools?Try New Things - 30 Day ChallengeGet your own DISC Assessment, and don't forget the 10% discount (code "PODCAST") at check out!Noom: A Mindful Way to Eat Learn how to intentionally challenge your mindset in order to take control of your health.Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AndreaJohnson)
Nov 22 2021
15 mins
Episode 60 - Finding a Creative Outlet with Courtney Thompson
Courtney Thompson is an educator, instructional coach, mother, and avid lover of running, the mountains, and reading. Courtney is a National Geographic Certified Educator, recent Teacher of the Year, and the owner of Blue Ridge Graze Box.  Blue Ridge Graze Box curates custom charcuterie-style boxes in the Charlottesville, Va area.  Through years of being an educator she was able to hone in on and fine tune her leadership skills that she said never existed previously.  This allowed her to pursue her side hustle using her creativity and starting her business, Blue Ridge Graze Box.  Courtney’s work is beautiful and delicious and her newly found leadership skills will propel her business to the next level. Topics discussed in this episode: HelpingFeeding 2 loves - teaching and charcuterieFinding a creative outletLeadership principle: Understanding others strength and letting them shine - including your ownHabit:Always practice the basics - Teaching on a regular basisAsk people about the things they care aboutGreen Flags:  Are you ready to lead through a creative outlet?Are you willing to take risks and be uncomfortable?Are you an “example setter?”Do you practice what you preach?Advice:   Find someone who inspires youTake time to talk about it with someone you trustBuild your skills and foundationWhere to find Courtney:Website: Blue Ridge Graze BoxLinkedIn:  Courtney ThompsonFacebook: Blue Ridge Graze BoxInstagram: @blueridgegrazeboxContact me:  brgrazebox@gmail.comDiscount Code:  $10 off  through December 19, 2021, use Graze10Become an Intentional Optimist!Newsletter:  Optimistic LivingCollaborative Group Coaching Community: Launch From The BeachEmail me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.comJoin me over in the Intentional Optimists Facebook GroupFollow on Instagram @theintentionaloptimistLinked In Andrea JohnsonNeed some tools?Mini Course: “Uncovering Your Core Values” Try New Things - 30 Day ChallengeDISC Assessment, 10% discount (code "PODCAST") Noom: A Mindful Way to Eat Learn how to intentionally challenge your mindset in order to take control of your health.Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AndreaJohnson)
Nov 15 2021
56 mins
Episode 59 - A Little Kindness, Please
The 3rd facet to the tenet of Present is kindness and openness.  Kindness and openness are the bedrock of being present.You've got to try a little kindnessYes, show a little kindnessJust shine your light for everyone to seeAnd if you try a little kindnessThen you'll overlook the blindnessOf narrow-minded people on the narrow-minded streets - Glen CampbellDoes this sound naïve?  Trite?  Let’s look at the concept of kindness today.Intentional Optimism - Your Vehicle for Personal Growth:Optimistic = hope and a futurePresent - wonder, generosity, kind / openEnergetic - industry, excitement, life focusedCourageous - leader, adventurous, undauntedWise - words, respectIntentional - plan, purposeful, good financesTopics discussed in this episode: Kindness / Openness: Emotions: I will feel what is happening NOW. I don't run from my feelings. They tell me things I need to know.Non-judgement: Every human is created in the Image of God, worthy of kindness, grace, respect and saving.Poor/Disenfranchised: I open my heart and hands to those in need. I have enough to share.Ask yourself :What are YOUR heart attitudes regarding kindness and openness?What emotions does it stir up?Where is judgement showing up for you?Get involved!Newsletter:  Optimistic LivingCollaborative Membership Community: Launch From The BeachEmail me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.comJoin me over in the Intentional Optimists Facebook Group  ●  Follow on Instagram @theintentionaloptimist  ●  Linked In Andrea JohnsonGrab your FREE:Andrea's Favorite Planning & Productivity tools“Ultimate DISC communication Cheat Sheet”Need some tools?Try New Things - 30 Day ChallengeGet your own DISC Assessment, and don't forget the 10% discount (code "PODCAST") at check out!Noom: A Mindful Way to Eat Learn how to intentionally challenge your mindset in order to take control of your health.Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AndreaJohnson)
Nov 8 2021
16 mins
Episode 58 - Positive Interruptions, with Dr. Terainer Brown
Dr. Terainer Brown is a wife, mother, educator, author, motivational speaker, educational consultant, and is currently the Chief Education Officer for the US Airforce and is the Founder and Executive Director of Student Success for Cultured for College™. With more than 20 years in education, Dr. Brown has served as a college advisor with several student success programs and college preparation efforts geared toward improving students’ chances of enrolling in college.  “While all these programs approach removing barriers to higher education from various directions, they are all focused on one goal, and that is to assist students with the tools to matriculate, persist, compete, and complete their post-high school education.”   Topics discussed in this episode: Serving as mentors from a young ageListening and connecting with childrenUnderstanding the work I was purposed to doLeadership Principle:  Relationships are importantHabit - Wisdom of TimeGet to know peopleI have to slow down and mean ‘how are you today”Ask people about the things they care aboutGreen Flags:  If you start something - take breaks when you need, but be able to finishFind a way to elevate to raise your voicePlug away and little pieces at a time.  Advice:  Find your sweet spot.  Figure out your passionStart making a planUse the technology and resources availableWhere to find Terainer:Websites: www.terainerbrown.com, Cultured For CollegeFacebook: Dr. Terainer BrownInstagram: @drterainerbrownYou Tube: Terainer Brown, Ph.DBlog post: Work Your Path, Not Fast Food!GET INVOLVED!Newsletter:  Optimistic LivingCollaborative Group Coaching Community: Launch From The BeachEmail me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.comJoin me over in the Intentional Optimists Facebook Group  ●  Follow on Instagram @theintentionaloptimist  ●  Linked In Andrea JohnsonGrab your FREE:Andrea's Favorite Planning & Productivity tools“Ultimate DISC communication Cheat Sheet”Need some tools?Mini Course: Noom: A Mindful Way to Eat Learn how to intentionally challenge your mindset in order to take control of your health.Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AndreaJohnson)
Nov 1 2021
1 hr 6 mins
Episode 57: Resilience in Weight Loss
Resilience can be applied to any area of your life. Weight loss and the struggle that it is has been a hot topic lately, so I’m sharing a bit of my story, and how resilience plays a role in how I have lost, and manage my weight - and you can too.Intentional Optimism - Your Vehicle for Personal Growth:Optimistic = The hull, the vehicle that gets you from island A to island B.Present = The centerboard - keeps you upright, focused, centered.Energetic = The sail - captures & harnesses the wind, propelling you forward.Courageous = The rigging - holds everything together in proper tension, resilience. Wise = The rudder - keeps you on track, heading in the right direction.Intentional = Setting everything up to properly capture the wind.Topics discussed in this episode: RESILIENCE: CHARACTER: I choose to do what I say I will do, even when it's hard, because the more I practice, the more solid my character becomes.CONSISTENCY: I do the small things, daily, that make big things possible. My processes and methods are aligned with my "why."FOCUS: I keep my eye on the prize. Knowing where I'm going prevents getting distracted by challenges.Ready to make changes in your weight loss journey?There’s NO quick fix - you have to be willing to work for it.There IS an answer - it’s unique and individual to you.You CAN be resilient! If you are successful in other areas, you can be successful here.Get involved!Newsletter:  Optimistic LivingCollaborative Membership Community: Launch From The BeachEmail me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.comJoin me over in the Intentional Optimists Facebook Group  ●  Follow on Instagram @theintentionaloptimist  ●  Linked In Andrea JohnsonGrab your FREE:Andrea's Favorite Planning & Productivity tools“Ultimate DISC communication Cheat Sheet”Need some tools?Try New Things - 30 Day ChallengeSkillshareGet your own DISC Assessment, and don't forget the 10% discount (code "PODCAST") at check out!Noom: A Mindful Way to Eat Learn how to intentionally challenge your mindset in order to take control of your health.Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AndreaJohnson)
Oct 25 2021
29 mins
Episode 56:  Sponsors vs. Mentors with Catherine Cantey
Catherine is a tenacious connector and recovering banker. She helps leaders think differently so individual contributors and executives can avoid burnout, tear down silos, find prospects before they know they need your services and stop client confusion by creating clear calls to action to meet and exceed goals. Catherine has successfully consolidated 20+ years of corporate best practices in a simple framework called Business Vitality. Catherine is a wife and mom, and cares about closing the broadband gaps in rural communities. Topics discussed in this episode: Difference between a sponsor and a mentorLeading by meeting others needsThink Differently about Business Vitality, and your career.Tips on Thinking Differently:Find yourself a Sponsor - the best way to do that is to BE a sponsor.Reframe your circumstances: both positive and negative ones will give you valuable information on how to move forward in your career.Prepare and care for yourself throughout the journey.Where to find Catherine:Website: https://www.catherinecantey.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherinecantey/ GET INVOLVED!Newsletter:  Optimistic LivingCollaborative Group Coaching Community: Launch From The BeachEmail me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.comJoin me over in the Intentional Optimists Facebook Group  ●  Follow on Instagram @theintentionaloptimist  ●  Linked In Andrea JohnsonGrab your FREE:Andrea's Favorite Planning & Productivity tools“Ultimate DISC communication Cheat Sheet”Need some tools?Mini Course: “Uncovering Your Core Values” Try New Things - 30 Day ChallengeSkillshareGet your own DISC Assessment, and don't forget the 10% discount (code "PODCAST") at check out!Noom: A Mindful Way to Eat Learn how to intentionally challenge your mindset in order to take control of your health.Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AndreaJohnson)
Oct 18 2021
55 mins
Episode 55:  Proactivity for the WIN!
In my last solo episode (#53), we looked at the wisdom of having a good plan. I’ve received great feedback on how it’s helped people think about making a plan for the rest of the year, and into 2022! Here’s the thing… you have to ACT on it. Today’s topic is literally about doing JUST that… taking action to either MAKE a plan, or act on the one you map out.  Today, we’re talking about Proactivity.Intentional Optimism - Your Vehicle for Personal Growth:Optimistic = The hull, the vehicle that gets you from island A to island B.Present = The centerboard - keeps you upright, focused, centered.Energetic = The sail - captures & harnesses the wind, propelling you forward.Courageous = The rigging - holds everything together in proper tension, resilience. Wise = The rudder - keeps you on track, heading in the right direction.Intentional = Setting everything up to properly capture the wind.Topics discussed in this episode: Putting your plan into motion is what being Proactive is all about. PRACTICAL - Making PreparationsASPIRATIONAL - Promoting UnityEMPIRICAL - Eyes Wide OpenGet involved!Newsletter:  Optimistic LivingCollaborative Membership Community: Launch From The BeachEmail me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.comJoin me over in the Intentional Optimists Facebook Group  ●  Follow on Instagram @theintentionaloptimist  ●  Linked In Andrea JohnsonGrab your FREE:Andrea's Favorite Planning & Productivity tools“Ultimate DISC communication Cheat Sheet”Need some tools?Try New Things - 30 Day ChallengeSkillshareGet your own DISC Assessment, and don't forget the 10% discount (code "PODCAST") at check out!Noom: A Mindful Way to Eat Learn how to intentionally challenge your mindset in order to take control of your health.Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AndreaJohnson)
Oct 11 2021
15 mins
Episode 54:  The Accidental Entrepreneur with Julie Ryan Shiroma
Julie Shiroma began mentoring teens while she was a flight attendant after college, & met her husband while chaperoning a mission trip to Oahu. She was a family photographer until Covid hit, and accidentally started her second business after sharing about the supplements she had been taking for years. Formerly a Cadbury Mini Egg addict, she has discovered a passion for health, wellness and leading women who desire to start a small business. Topics discussed in this episode: The importance of understanding communicationLeadership development in you and othersMindset work Habits:Make your bed - start the day feeling accomplished.Feed your soul - quiet time gives you motivation to stay on course.Plan/budget time for essentials.Green Flags:  If you’re wondering if a MLM is the right place for you, look for these big green flags:What are you looking for? Something that makes you feel better, solves a problem, or you already use/need?Are you excited about it?Low to no start up cost and longevity of the business.Where to find Julie:Website: https://plexusworldwide.com/jryanshiroma/homeFacebook: Julie Ryan Shiroma | FacebookInstagram: @julieryanshiromaGET INVOLVED!Live Coaching Now! Platform www.livecoachingnow.com(coupon codes: HAPPY = free 30 min session; NEW50 = 50% off any coaching session)“Believe It & Own It Women’s Business Conference” www.bgppresents.comNewsletter:  Optimistic LivingCollaborative Group Coaching Community: Launch From The BeachEmail me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.comJoin me over in the Intentional Optimists Facebook Group  ●  Follow on Instagram @theintentionaloptimist  ●  Linked In Andrea JohnsonGrab your FREE:Andrea's Favorite Planning & Productivity tools“Ultimate DISC communication Cheat Sheet”Need some tools?Mini Course:“Uncovering Your Core Values” Try New Things - 30 Day ChallengeSkillshareGet your own DISC Assessment, and don't forget the 10% discount (code "PODCAST") at check out!Noom: A Mindful Way to Eat Learn how to intentionally challenge your mindset in order to take control of your health.Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AndreaJohnson)
Oct 4 2021
1 hr 11 mins
Episode 53: The Wisdom of a Good Plan
Do you have a plan? Resilience studies show that having SOME sort of plan increases your ability to bounce back from setbacks - and if you’re like most of us, they happen often. In today’s episode, we look at what it means to have the intentionality to put a good plan in place, and how to do it. When you’ve finished listening, take a screenshot and tag me.  If you don’t have a plan, let’s talk and figure out what kind you need. Enjoy!Intentional Optimism - Your Vehicle for Personal Growth:Optimistic = The hull, the vehicle that gets you from island A to island B.Present = The centerboard - keeps you upright, focused, centered.Energetic = The sail - captures & harnesses the wind, propelling you forward.Courageous = The rigging - holds everything together in proper tension, resilience. Wise = The rudder - keeps you on track, heading in the right direction.Intentional = Setting everything up to properly capture the wind.Topics discussed in this episode: Components of a good plan:Stocking your ProvisionsConsider your OptionsFace the Future GET INVOLVED!Newsletter:  Optimistic LivingCollaborative Membership Community: Launch From The BeachEmail me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.comJoin me over in the Intentional Optimists Facebook Group  ●  Follow on Instagram @theintentionaloptimis  ●  Linked In Andrea JohnsonGrab your FREE:Andrea's Favorite Planning & Productivity tools“Ultimate DISC communication Cheat Sheet”Need some tools?Try New Things - 30 Day ChallengeSkillshareGet your own DISC Assessment, and don't forget the 10% discount (code "PODCAST") at check out!Noom: A Mindful Way to Eat Learn how to intentionally challenge your mindset in order to take control of your health.Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AndreaJohnson)
Sep 27 2021
21 mins
Episode 52:  Why Everyone Needs A Coach with Dr. Carol Taylor
Dr. Carol Taylor started her Life Coaching Journey by coaching herself out of a toxic relationship which motivated her to help other women. She realized that there were too many struggling coaches and a lot of false information out there, so she gathered knowledge to pass along to women.  Big Girl Panties On turned from an online blogging venture to an online platform revolutionizing the coaching industry. Topics discussed in this episode: Positive Mindset -the importance of mindsetUsing life lessons to level upCoaches as leadersLeadership Principle:   Just keep moving. Even when it’s hard. Habits:Set a positive tone for the day Check in throughout the day.  Engage a small supportive circle of friends  Next Steps:  Is coaching for you?Write out your own story.  Do others  come to you for advice? A sounding board?Be dedicated to your own personal growth. There is no way you can help anyone else if you aren’t growing yourself.Where to find CarolWebsite: www.biggirlpantieson.net Live Coaching Now! Platform www.livecoachingnow.com(coupon codes: HAPPY = free 30 min session; NEW50 = 50% off any coaching session)“Believe It & Own It Women’s Business Conference” www.bgppresents.comClubhouse: @biggirlpantiesFacebook:  @biggirlpantson, @livecoachingnow Instagram: @biggirlpantieson, @livecoachingnow1LinkedIn: Carol Taylor - Big Girl Panties OnGet involved!Newsletter:  Optimistic LivingCollaborative Membership Community: Launch From The BeachEmail me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.comJoin me over in the Intentional Optimists Facebook Group  ●  Follow on Instagram @theintentionaloptimist  ●  Linked In Andrea JohnsonGrab your FREE:Andrea's Favorite Planning & Productivity tools“Ultimate DISC communication Cheat Sheet”Need some tools?Mini Course: “Uncovering Your Core Values” Try New Things - 30 Day ChallengeSkillshareGet your own DISC Assessment, and don't forget the 10% discount (code "PODCAST") at check out!Noom: A Mindful Way to Eat Learn how to intentionally challenge your mindset in order to take control of your health.Skillshare: Spark your creativity. Get 40% Off Annual MembershipDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AndreaJohnson)
Sep 20 2021
1 hr 15 mins

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