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How To Navigate Life & Career Transitions

HOW TO NAVIGATE LIFE & CAREER TRANSITIONS

How To Navigate Life & Career Transitions

CREATE A MEANINGFUL WELL-LIVED LIFE

Welcome to Season 2: Episode 23 of the Claim The Lead Podcast.

Season 2 of the Claim The Lead podcast is for women who want to create a meaningful well-lived life. My intention is to support you in developing greater self-awareness, satisfaction and success in your work-life. My name is Teena Evert and I am a Life and Career Development Coach, Trainer and Speaker with a true passion for helping people navigate important transitions in their life and career.

Through a hybrid of interviews and solo shows, I hope to encourage and inspire you to embrace a whole-life perspective. This will help you take a deeper look into yourself so that you can develop a meaningful life and career that brings a positive sense of self, is engaging and exciting and provides a sense of balance.

Today’s episode is about how to navigate life and career transitions.

I have experienced many transitions in my life and career that have always required both a ‘holding on’ and a ‘letting go’. This a natural part of the cycle of life that needs to occur before something new can be embraced. Similar to a child receiving presents on their birthday, new things cannot be added when their arms are already full.

In order to successfully make it through these important life transitions, I had to consciously get clear and engage in what I wanted to ‘hold on’ to and what I needed to ‘let go’ of in order to make the shift. It’s a process that’s not always easy to move through alone. Therefore, I recommend working with a life coach.

LIVING A FULFILLED LIFE

Are you too busy and feeling rushed everyday? 

Have you lost track of your friends? 

Have you lost track of yourself and your goals?

Many people come to me for coaching because they want to find ways to make their life more satisfying and fulfilling. They want to feel more alive. They want to get out of the trance that they’ve fallen into from the high levels of stimulation in our modern society – that is beginning to make them feel robotic. 

One of the issues of feeling dissatisfied and unfulfilled is that people are being driven by habitual choices and ways of coping that were developed as young children and have remained unchanged. When coping habits outlive their usefulness and become outdated, they turn to a life coach like myself, seeking help to reshape and update their life. This requires coaching my clients how to develop new habits of thinking and behaving – it also requires a personal breakthrough.

The first step is to gain some clarity about the ways your habitual thinking and coping habits are your limitations to moving beyond your current life choices. 

When I coach my clients, we often focus on life purpose and life design work. As they become conscious of their unconscious they experience a transformation or personal breakthrough and begin to design their lives more purposefully – meaning new good habits and daily practices, and a new way of being. 

A key to this transformation and personal breakthrough is creating positive habits that replace unhealthy or unwanted behaviors. Designing a life gets you out of being a creature of habit where you keep falling into a familiar sort of autopilot stupor. 

My coaching process uses the principle of examining your everyday life habits to determine which are habitual and the assumptions that underpin them. I work directly with my clients to explore cognitively and emotionally ways to change habits and create more purposeful behavior that is in line with their desired life. 

The strongest route to authentic happiness is to use your signature strengths in service of something greater than yourself. Your strengths can be your best motivators and I love helping people identify what they are. I use both formal and informal assessments to find their signature strengths, then coach them how to best leverage them. 

The truth is, most of us did not grow up thinking we could design a life. Maybe a garden or a sandbox, but not your life. I help my clients become the interior designers of their lives in an integral way – body, mind, and spirit. Through our work, they realize they can make choices about their lives. They can consciously design a way of living that will bring them deep fulfillment – a feeling of satisfaction of having achieved one’s desires. 

 I help my clients discover what they desire and want to bring into actuality, to completion. Fulfillment is not the end goal – it’s about experiencing fulfillment in the moment. Life brings new challenges and learning opportunities. 

What I want for my you is to learn that in being more purposeful – in consciously choosing and designing your experience – you have opportunities to experience moments of fulfillment more frequently. 

Let’s be honest with ourselves, we all want more of whatever feels fulfilling. Living purposefully and living with design allows people to be more conscious of their choices, actions, and mind-set. 

Eleanor Roosevelt said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

It takes courage to create the life of your dreams. 

L.J. Cardinal Suenens said, “Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

There is a high cost of not living the life of our dreams, of not leading a fulfilling life – it takes courage and being honest with yourself to explore a new way of being. 

LIFE CAN WORK 

Many of us need to be reminded that WE create our own lives – through our intentions, beliefs, courage, and ability to link our desires with our actions. The real art of life is in balancing – living in the present with an ability to focus on the future

On one hand, life can feel like it’s working in our favor when we are happy, everything seems normal, whatever we are doing is succeeding, our routine is working, and we are comfortable. 

On the other hand, life can feel like it’s falling apart when we experience a loss, where the happiness of routine begins to fall apart. A variety of events begin to signal change, and we are challenged to let go of the routine that worked so well. 

When we experience loss in our lives, we want to return to our previous happiness as quickly as possible and regain our equilibrium. The healing and growth process requires one to experience the suffering and to allow ourselves to fully move through the feelings of loss. Unfortunately we can not avoid this process and still hope to achieve our goal. We can’t go over, under, or around this life transition – we must go through it, with all the hard work of planning, implementing, and revising that it entails. 

This is often an unpleasant process that involves true suffering: tension, stress, anxiety, worry, frustration, anger, conflict, and sadness. It is only through suffering – fully experiencing our pain – that hope arises. 

The good news is that hope begins to emerge when our plans begin to work. We start to notice progress and begin to feel competent. We hold a vision of a return to happiness and normality. Naturally, the new normal will be different from the old. When the process of change is effective, the elements of our life come together in a new configuration. We find happiness in a new state of equilibrium. 

Keep in mind that happiness is rarely a permanent state of being, change will reliably come as we move through life.

NATURAL EMOTIONS OF CHANGE

As a consequence of change, which is part of the natural cycle of life, we repeatedly experience the emotions of change. With loss we can experience feelings of anxiety, apprehension, and worry. We can feel sad, angry, irritated, and frustrated. Grieving needs to be done. Along with the experience of suffering through change, we may experience stress, depression, burnout, helplessness, and even hopelessness. 

Eventually hope brings renewed energy, optimism, and enthusiasm, and happiness brings a sense of satisfaction and contentment. 

Trying to grip onto the state of happiness in order to stay in a state of happiness forever is not realistic. Change is a natural part of our lives. It brings growth and is inevitably accompanied by the emotions associated with change. 

CLAIM THE WHEEL OF YOUR LIFE

Coaching offers you the opportunity to put your hands on the wheel of your life and turn it at a speed that returns you more quickly to happiness when your life has gone off course. I help you discover your strengths so you can manage your life through important transitions and help you learn to navigate these times as smoothly as possible, emerging more resilient and less drained. 

When we are experiencing loss we have to fully experience it to move through it and coaching gives you the tools to design your life in the spirit of hope so that authentic happiness occurs more quickly, more easily, and more frequently. 

If you are suffering greatly and in pan, coaching can assist you to experience and move through the pain as elegantly as possible. 

If you are interested in learning more about my coaching practice and services, please send an email to support@teenaevert.com

I look forward to connecting with you!

SEASON 2: Life Coaching and Career Development

INTRODUCTION SEASON 2

SEASON 2: Life Coaching and Career Development

LIFE AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT COACHING

Welcome to the Claim The Lead Podcast. I’m your host Teena Evert, thank you for joining me for the kick off of SEASON 2! 

SEASON 2 of the Claim The Lead podcast is for women who want to create a meaningful well-lived life. My intention is to support you in developing greater self-awareness, satisfaction and success in work, life and love. I am a Life and Career Development Coach, Trainer and Speaker with a true passion for helping people navigate important transitions in their life and career. 

Through a hybrid of interviews and solo shows, I hope to encourage and inspire you to embrace a whole-life perspective. This will help you take a deeper look into yourself so that you can develop a meaningful life and career that brings a positive sense of self, is engaging and exciting and brings a sense of balance (including health, finances, relationships, spirituality, personal growth (including intellectual and emotional), leisure, family, and continuing education.

Today’s episode will be different than other episodes, because today I want to tell you about what SEASON 2 of this podcast is about and what you can expect from it. I also wanted to share a little about myself and the inspiration for a NEW SEASON!

Thank you for listening, as we learn to Claim The Lead as women, to not be afraid of our own power, but to own it and go forth and use it to make a greater impact in the world!

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YOUR POWER MOVES

Episode 21

5 Steps You Must Make to Get to Your Next Level

The Claim The Lead Podcast is a weekly conversation with your host Teena Evert MA, LMFT, LAC, PC. She is the Founder & CEO of Claim The Lead. Teena is a Life Coach specializing in executive wellness and career transitions. She coaches professionals to help them achieve greater work-life, home-life and relationship satisfaction.

Through interviews and stories Teena will explore all aspects of personal leadership, which is the leadership of the self connected to the emotional and psychological well being of women to help develop greater self-awareness, satisfaction and success in life, work and love.

In this episode I am speaking with Devonia Reed who is an author, speaker, and educator. Ms. Reed was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She has served as a public school educator for over 19 years in various capacities. She is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Welcome 2 the Queendom, a non-profit organization that empowers young ladies. She has dedicated her life to empowering youth and women to be “stretched into their greatness”.

“Your happiness doesn’t come from places or things, happiness is purely personal and it’s really all about you.”  – Devonia Reed

In this episode you will learn:

♥ How to use your biggest obstacles to propel you forward in life

♥ Inspiration to stretch into your greatness

♥ What are the power moves that will get to your next level

♥ How to be a happy whole woman in today’s world

Where to find Devonia

http://devoniareed.com/

Power Moves: 6 Steps You Must Take To Get To Your Next Level

Ignite: A 30 Day Guide To Get You To Your Next Level and Achieving Your Goals

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CHAOS TO COLLABORATION

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HOW COLLABORATION CAN HELP YOUR PERSONAL AND BUSINESS GROWTH

The Claim The Lead Podcast is a weekly conversation with your host Teena Evert MA, LMFT, LAC, PC. She is the Founder & CEO of Claim The Lead. Teena is an executive and life coach specializes in helping working professionals achieve greater work-life, home-life and relationship satisfaction.

Through interviews and stories Teena will explore all aspects of personal leadership, which is the leadership of the self connected to the emotional and psychological well being of women to help develop greater self-awareness, satisfaction and success in life, work and love.

In this episode, I am speaking with Charmaine Hammond who has been in the business of transforming lives, building sustainable collaborations, and helping businesses succeed for more than 25 years. CSP™ Certified Speaking Professional, bestselling author with a Master’s Degree in Conflict Management, she has developed collaborations and sponsorship relationships with more than 40 sponsors and 60 business partners and has helped her clients do the same. As a former counsellor, Charmaine worked with many families and communities to create collaborations built to last.

Charmaine has sat on all sides of the collaboration and sponsorship table. She has started and been the Executive Director and Board President of non-profit organizations where her role included building powerful collaborations, leading innovative fundraising, submitting grant applications, and securing sponsors. She has also worked as a funder and sponsor, making those tough decisions of who is awarded funding/sponsorship dollars. As a business owner herself for the past 22 years, she has been a sponsor of various projects, events and causes. Now she teaches people to do this for their businesses, projects and BIG DREAMS.

Prior to opening her first business, more than 20 years ago, Charmaine worked for all 3 levels of government (including the Correctional System where she was a Correctional Officer… bound to be some interesting stories there), and led a non profit organization. As a speaker, facilitator and consultant for more than 20 years, Charmaine’s clients have included Fortune 500 companies, all levels of government (including 65 municipalities), industry, educational institutions, corporations and businesses in a variety of sectors and non profit organizations. These experiences have provided Charmaine with a unique “inside” insight into the corporate, government, NGO and public sector world.

 In this episode you will learn:

♥ How collaboration can help you with your personal and business growth

♥ Ways that collaborations can go sideways and how to get back on track

♥ How to shift out of chaos

♥ The key elements to a good collaboration

♥ Tips, tools and practices to improve your ability to collaborate more effectively

Where To Find Charmaine

Charmaine’s Website: https://charmainehammond.com/

Raise a Dream: https://raiseadream.com/

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SELF-CARE MASTERY

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CULTIVATE PEACE & BALANCE IN YOUR LIFE

The Claim The Lead Podcast is a weekly conversation with your host Teena Evert MA, LMFT, LAC, PC. She is the Founder & CEO of Claim The Lead. Teena is an executive and life coach specializes in helping working professionals achieve greater work-life, home-life and relationship satisfaction.

Through interviews and stories Teena will explore all aspects of personal leadership, which is the leadership of the self connected to the emotional and psychological well being of women to help develop greater self-awareness, satisfaction and success in life, work and love.

In this episode I am speaking with thought-leader and “Self-Care Concierge”, Pamela Zimmer. She is #1 bestselling author, sought after speaker and featured guest on countless radio shows, TV, podcasts, blogs and tele-summits, professional Architect turned Stay-at-Home Mom, and Founder of YOUR Permission Pinwheel™. Pamela teaches professional women how to have peace and balance in their lives through a consistent practice of self-care (which is more than just a monthly massage or mani/pedi).

With a leap of faith, Pamela quit her career of 13 years. What she didn’t anticipate was the 6 year struggle she would face battling severe Postpartum Depression. Out of her pain came her purpose, and the lesson about self-care. Today, Pamela mentors women with her groundbreaking, 5-step permission-based program, offering the structure, foundation and guidance they need to take care of themselves first. Self-care isn’t selfish, it’s essential.

In this episode we explore how:

♥ Self-care is always a choice

♥ Your thinking, feeling, and behaviors impact your overall health and well-being

♥ To not give up or give into life’s challenges

♥ To give yourself permission to be on purpose

Where To Find Pamela

Pamela’s Website

FREE GIFT –  7 Simple Self-Care Secrets

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YOUR FEMININE CORE

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WOMEN’S HEALTH AND HOMEOPATHY

The Claim The Lead Podcast is a weekly conversation with your host Teena Evert MA, LMFT, LAC, PC. She is the Founder & CEO of Claim The Lead, where she specializes in job burnout solutions and personal leadership development for healthcare professionals.

Through interviews and stories Teena will explore all aspects of personal leadership, which is the leadership of the self connected to the emotional and psychological well being of women to help develop greater self-awareness, satisfaction and success in life, work and love.

In this episode I am speaking with Janice Solomon who is a nationally certified homeopath and holistic health practitioner and mentor. She works with women who want to feel more freedom, ease and joy. She has been in private practice for 14 years and has offices in Nyack, NY, Maplewood, NJ and globally via Facetime, Zoom or Skype.

In this episode, you will learn:

♥ That there is more to health and wellness than the current medical model offers.

♥ What the feminine core is and how finding it can help you on your healing journey.

♥ Ways to work with your physical and energetic body and whole being.

♥ How to break the pain cycle and transform your life into long lasting health and vitality

Where To Find Janice:

Website: janicesolomon.com

Finding Your Feminine Core: http://resonanthealingny.com/finding-your-feminine-core

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HOW TO MOVE THROUGH LIFE CHANGES WITH GRACE AND EASE

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THE FOUR STAGES OF CHANGE

Are you experiencing change in your life right now?

You may or may not be aware it, but something feels a bit uncomfortable for you. I know this feeling well and I have helped many of my clients through the process of change with ease and grace, rather than pain and resistance.

Where are you? 

We are always in an evolving cycle of change and ultimately expanding as human beings.. Sometimes we welcome this change with open arms and other times we resist with all of our might. It can be helpful to know which stage you’re in, so you can better understand what is going on for you. When you have a better understanding, you can have more compassion for yourself and be better equip to work through this process of change, rather than against it.

STAGE ONE

The first stage of change is dissatisfaction or what I call “feeling the gap”. This is when there is a large gap between where you are and where you would like to be. You might not be completely clear where you want to be. You may just have the clarity that what you are experiencing now is not working for you.

This can be an uncomfortable place to be and oftentimes I have clients come to me and label this stage as “depression” or “anxiety”.  Try to frame the dissatisfaction as information signaling you to grow rather than labeling it as a permanent position - “I will always feel this way–my life never goes the way I want it to.”  How you frame it can change your experience of it.  If you frame it as a signal for growth you will feel empowered and if you focus on it from a state of helplessness you will feel despair.

STAGE TWO

The second stage of change is exploration. In this stage you feel the dissatisfaction, but you don’t quite know what would feel better to you. Or you have a sense of what would feel better, but you don’t know how to get there.

This is the stage where you explore options and “try them on” to see how it would feel or you explore options of how to get where you want to go. It’s important to take your time in this phase to truly explore. People oftentimes feel uncomfortable with the lack of certainty at this point and may try to bypass this by choosing an option to get out of this stage.

Reassure yourself that you will come to an option that feels right to you, just give it time. The other thing to watch in this stage is the opposite, which is exploring so much that you get confused and stuck in considering options. Sometimes people fear making a change and hang out in the exploration stage as a safety zone to not take any risks. Make sure you aren’t doing this either.

STAGE THREE

Stage three is what I call action or visualization. In this stage you have clarity about where you want to go and you develop a plan to get there. Again you may know where you want to go, but you’re unclear of a plan to get there and this is something that can to be finalized in this stage.  

You may have developed somewhat of a plan in the exploration stage and in this stage you will clarify this plan and begin to implement. In this stage it is important to get support in order for you to stay on track with your implementation. Without support the fears that surface may sidetrack you and stop you from moving forward.  

You can share with a close friend or partner and ask them to be an accountability buddy to you. The other part of this stage is to spend time visualizing the positive outcome of your desired change. See it working out in the easiest, magical and fun way. This vision can help keep you focused when your desired change is in process and not quite complete.  The phrase “keep your eye on the prize” is fitting here.

STAGE FOUR

The fourth stage is stepping into the new. Moving into your change can be a gradual process or it could come more quickly (like meeting your ideal mate within weeks of this process or your dream job lands in your lap overnight).  Either way there is an adjustment phase to the new change.

There can be feelings of loss from letting go of the old, even though you were dissatisfied, because it represented the familiar to you. With the new changes may come feelings of having a new identity or parts of you being expressed that have never been expressed before.

Typically people feel more aliveness and vitality in this stage. You can also feel a deep sense of satisfaction that you made a change that was in alignment with your true self and you feel on the right path with your life and doing what you came here to do.

What stage are you in?

How are you framing this stage?

Are you viewing it positively or are you stuck in resisting it?

PROTECTING YOURSELF AGAINST PAIN

If you find yourself stuck in resistance or let's call it fear and you are not able to move forward you might be protecting yourself from pain. When you were little, if you experienced pain and your primary care givers were too caught up in their own world to comfort you or they were the ones causing you pain, then you most likely developed methods to block the pain. 

To feel the pain and have no way to process it or to have someone comfort you is very overwhelming for a child. Kids will begin to block painful feelings very early on if they are in this kind of environment. The part of us that does this is an underdeveloped protective part of us that had to intervene and protect against pain.

We all have different methods of protecting against our pain. Such as, over thinking, overeating, overworking, being obsessed with being perfect, over-focusing on others, daydreaming, watching TV, or reading etc. The last two I mentioned, watching TV and reading can either be coming from an intention to block pain and avoid or they can be a healthy form of enjoyment. For example you can watch a movie to avoid some painful feelings you are having and you want to escape or you want to have some enjoyment and fun by watching the movie, same activity but different intentions.

As an adult, blocking our pain ends up getting in our way and keeps us from moving forward. The methods we use to block pain can also get in the way of us feeling deeply connected to ourselves and our capacity to connect with others.  Our feelings are part of us and if we are blocking them, we’re missing a deep connection with ourselves that allows us to feel happy and content in our lives.

The truth is that as an adult, you now have the capacity to process your feelings, comfort yourself or get support and guidance from those around you. You aren’t alone with your pain anymore. The protected parts of you need to be reassured of this, because these parts of you are locked in the past and feel like what was happening back then is the current environment. As a result, they are tirelessly blocking your pain because they feel they need to for your own survival!  

It can take time for these blocking mechanisms to relax and acclimate to what is truly happening. These protective parts believe that if you feel pain, then it will be overwhelming and that you might even die. Reassure your wise and resourced adult self that you can handle the pain now and you can share with others how you are feeling. You are now fully capable of feeling and processing your pain, both from the past and pain from the present.

You help you through this process you can journal your feelings or seek the support of a licensed therapist or transformation coach to help you through your process.

If you'd like to schedule a time to speak with Teena you can do so HERE

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Teena Evert MA, LMFT, LAC, PC is a licensed therapist and transformational coach. She has been working in the helping profession for over 20 years and has a real passion and drive for helping people work through important life changes such as divorce, career transitions, and lifestyle change to minimize stress and design a life that aligns with their core values. Her Journey to Self-Discovery program is designed to uncover meaning in your existence while exploring your potential.


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HOW TO TRULY THRIVE

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WHILE NURTURING OTHERS AND NOURISHING SELF

The Claim The Lead Podcast is a weekly conversation with your host Teena Evert MA, LMFT, LAC, PC. She is the Founder & CEO of Claim The Lead, where she specializes in job burnout solutions and personal leadership development for healthcare professionals.

Through interviews and stories Teena will explore all aspects of personal leadership, which is the leadership of the self connected to the emotional and psychological well being of women to help develop greater self-awareness, satisfaction and success in life, work and love.

In this episode, I am speaking with Global Impact Visionary Leader Sue Dumais who is answering the call to heal the world. She is a best-selling author, an international speaker, a divine leader of light leaders, a sacred guide, a gifted intuitive healer, a miracle weaver, and a global voice of HOPE and inspiration for the “Heart YES Movement.”

Sue brings the gifts of insight, awareness, and self-empowerment to her global audience, creating a shift in consciousness from head to heart. Her mission is to ignite our hearts to uplift humanity and unify us in love for each other and our planet.

Through a divine blend of transformational guidance, unique perspectives, and a radically honest approach, Sue fosters deep healing and a profound awakening. She guides others to hear, answer, and trust the highest calling of their heart. Sue is passionate about illuminating the path for others as they discover, embrace, and embody their heart YES.

In our conversation we talk about:

♥ How to truly thrive as a helping professional

♥ Tips to make a greater impact as a healer

♥ Ways to uplift humanity without self-sacrifice

♥ Inspiration to realize your fullest potential 

Where To Find Sue

https://heartledliving.com

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THE IMPOSTER SYNDROME

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BREAK UNDESIRABLE BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS

The Claim The Lead Podcast is a weekly conversation with your host Teena Evert MA, LMFT, LAC, PC. She is the Founder & CEO of Claim The Lead, where she specializes in job burnout solutions and personal leadership development for healthcare professionals.

Through interviews and stories Teena will explore all aspects of personal leadership, which is the leadership of the self connected to the emotional and psychological well being of women to help develop greater self-awareness, satisfaction and success in life, work and love.

In this episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Allyson Roberts. Allyson uses her Intuitive super powers to help women (and men) break behavioral patterns that no longer produce a desired result. She is a highly sought after speaker, panel expert and life coach. Allyson is internationally acclaimed and has been featured on The O’Reilly Factor, The Morning Show, Dallas Times Herald, and many other print publications, closed circuit programs, radio and podcasts. She is the proud owner of Outrageous Freedom celebrating her twelfth year in business and has served over 2000 clients worldwide.

In our conversation we talk about:

♥ What is the Imposter Syndrome

♥ The 5 Archetypes of the Imposter Syndrome

♥ How to recover from this syndrome

♥ The importance of tapping into your magic

Where To Find Allyson:

http://allysonroberts.com/

https://www.facebook.com/experienceoutrageousfreedom/

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TENACITY WINS!

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EP15: When Failure is NOT an Option

The Claim The Lead Podcast is a weekly conversation with your host Teena Evert MA, LMFT, LAC, PC. She is the Founder & CEO of Claim The Lead, where she specializes in job burnout solutions and personal leadership development for healthcare professionals.

Through interviews and stories Teena will explore all aspects of personal leadership, which is the leadership of the self connected to the emotional and psychological well being of women to help develop greater self-awareness, satisfaction and success in life, work and love.

In today’s episode I am speaking with Abigail Tiefenthaler, who is a paradigm shifting and bridge building consultant, wife, mom, and speaker. She meets business owners where they are by identifying simple and practical business steps that have the power to radically shift how they make decisions and positively impact their business, their community, and ultimately, their personal lives. She has been a solopreneur for 21 years and has built a $1MM business.

In this episode we talk about:

♥ The art of always saying “yes”, then figure it out later

♥ How each step is a challenge and a chance to be empowered

♥ Asking for a seat at the table will help you grow your business

♥ When failure is not an option, you’ve got to get uncomfortable

Where To Find Abigail

https://www.sweetspotstrategies.com/

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Know Your Worth

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EP14: EMPOWERING WOMEN

The Claim The Lead Podcast is a weekly conversation with your host Teena Evert MA, LMFT, LAC, PC. She is the Founder & CEO of Claim The Lead, where she specializes in job burnout solutions and personal leadership development for healthcare professionals.

Through interviews and stories Teena will explore all aspects of personal leadership, which is the leadership of the self connected to the emotional and psychological well being of women to help develop greater self-awareness, satisfaction and success in life, work and love.

.In today’s episode, I am speaking with Carmen W. Landrau, MD a board certified physician who specializes in cardiology, a professional keynote speaker and business coach. She is originally from Puerto Rico but has been living in Houston, TX for more than 16 years.

Dr. Landrau completed her medical training at Ponce School of Medicine, followed by a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology, both at The University of Texas Medical School in Houston. After her graduation she was hired as part of the staff of the cardiology division at UT and later on opened her own private practice.

As a professional speaker, Dr. Landrau uses her experience navigating a male-dominated and hierarchical career to empower other women and help them recognize their talents, and voice their achievements. This in turn leads them to regain confidence, and take the next steps in their careers and in life. As business coach she works with women business owners who want to improve their business visibility to reach their ideal clients.

In today’s episode we talk about:

♥ What it means to own your worth in a male-dominated, hierarchical industry

♥ What makes you worthy of achieving your goals

♥ The importance of speaking your truth and projecting confidence at work

♥ Discovering what makes you unique and believing in yourself

♥  Tips for managing your time and energy as a professional woman with a family

Where to find Dr. Carmen Landrau

http://drlandrau.com/

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Feminine Fear

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EP13: HOW TO STEP BEYOND FEAR AND MOVE FORWARD

The Claim The Lead Podcast is a weekly conversation with your host Teena Evert MA, LMFT, LAC, PC. She is the Founder & CEO of Claim The Lead, where she specializes in job burnout solutions and personal leadership development for healthcare professionals.

Through interviews and stories Teena will explore all aspects of personal leadership, which is the leadership of the self connected to the emotional and psychological well being of women to help develop greater self-awareness, satisfaction and success in life, work and love.

In today’s episode I am speaking with the brilliant Annella Metoyer, a speaker, author and the President of Inspire Development, LLC. She empowers leaders and emerging leaders to be the change within their organizations.

With over 35 years of solving complex problems and building high performing teams in the financial industry, Annella knows firsthand what it will take to lead and succeed in today’s complex business world. She believes that great leadership relies on the ability to develop others and create a culture of teamwork.

In this episode our conversation is focused on Feminine Fear and how it can truly stop us from moving forward in both our personal and professional lives and what to do about it.

In this special episode you’ll learn:

♥ What feminine fear is

♥ How to step beyond fear and move forward

♥ Ways to increase your personal power

♥ How to become a power source for others

Where To Find Annella

Website: https://annellametoyer.com/

Dare To Be The Change Book

Stronger Than Fear Book

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Self Appreciation (Part 3)

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EP12: OWN ALL OF WHO YOU ARE

The Claim The Lead Podcast is a weekly conversation with your host Teena Evert MA, LMFT, LAC, PC. She is the Founder & CEO of Claim The Lead, where she specializes in job burnout solutions and personal leadership development for healthcare professionals.

Through interviews and stories Teena will explore all aspects of personal leadership, which is the leadership of the self connected to the emotional and psychological well being of women to help develop greater self-awareness, satisfaction and success in life, work and love.

Welcome to the Claim The Lead Podcast. I want to appreciate all of my new listeners and subscribers as well as those who have taken the time to leave a positive rating and review. This helps the podcast become more visible to others so more people can listen to the episodes. It is my passion to help lift other women up, whether they’re going through something that’s really hard or at a place where they’re uncomfortable because transformation is happening in their lives.

The truth is, this can certainly be a symptom of growth. We start to feel uncomfortable, things become more uncertain and we’re guided into our gut and asked to trust it. If we can stay open even when it hurts, amazing things happen. Remember this intention: Embrace Change, Follow Your Bliss and Breathe Away Fear my dear!Today’s episode on SELF APPRECIATION is Own ALL of Who YOU Are.

This is Part 3 of a 3-Part Series that started at Episode 10 with the Topic of Self Appreciation and How To Create an Unshakable Sense of Worth!

I shared the idea that self appreciation can often feel uncomfortable because we mistake feeling good about ourselves with something we’re not supposed to do. We think of it as arrogance or feeling better than somebody. But this is simply not true. Arrogance is about feeling better than other people. Self Appreciation is about feeling good about ourselves because we are uniquely who we are. Therefore, self appreciation is really fundamental to building our best lives.

In Episode 11, which is Part 2 of the SELF APPRECIATION Series we talked about how to Dial Down Your Negative Emotions that can arise when working on self appreciation and how negative emotions are normal and common as you develop greater self appreciation in your life.

Instead of trying to resist or get rid of these negative emotions just dial down the volume on them and turn up the volume on the positivity. Remember that we’re all born whole and complete with the potential for resourcefulness for passion for creativity and the full expression of our uniqueness. All of that is still there. We are just working on removing the blocks so we can access it by releasing our limiting self concepts.

This brings us to Part 3 of the Self Appreciation Series, Episode 12: Own ALL Of Who YOU Are! Listen to this 3-Part Series as often as you like and I want to thank you for being here. Just know that you are truly valuable, you’re truly worthy and truly deserving of the life you want to create. If this series on Self Appreciation touched you in anyway, I would love to hear about your process. If you’re open to sharing,  you can send an email to me at podcast@teenaevert.com or leave a review.

By sharing your impact this will inspire others to do the same.

Thank you, YOU ARE APPRECIATED!

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Self Appreciation (Part 2)

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EP11: DIAL DOWN NEGATIVE EMOTIONS

The Claim The Lead Podcast is a weekly conversation with your host Teena Evert MA, LMFT, LAC, PC. She is the Founder & CEO of Claim The Lead, where she specializes in job burnout solutions and personal leadership development for healthcare professionals.

Through interviews and stories Teena will explore all aspects of personal leadership, which is the leadership of the self connected to the emotional and psychological well being of women to help develop greater self-awareness, satisfaction and success in life, work and love.

Today’s topic is SELF APPRECIATION (P2) Dial Down Your Negative Emotions. In this episode I will offer you a way to deal with the negative emotions that arise when working on self appreciation. Having negative emotions is normal and common as you work on developing greater self appreciation in your life.

As you begin to imagine your past and future self, you may notice that feelings don’t align with the positive image that you want to cultivate. If that happens, simply acknowledge the feeling and congratulate yourself for noticing it. Then you can gently let it go by turning your attention back to the positive imagery. You might find that you have to do this more than once and that’s completely okay.

When imagining positive aspects of yourself it’s possible that your mind will bring up examples that show you the opposite. Instead of trying to resist or get rid of these negative emotions just dial down the volume on them and turn up the volume on the positivity.

Remember that we’re all born whole and complete with the potential for resourcefulness for passion for creativity and the full expression of our uniqueness. All of that is still there. We are just working on removing the blocks so we can access it by releasing our limiting self concepts.

I’d love to hear about your experience in creating self appreciation in your life.  Please feel free to send me an email at podcast@teenaevert.com

Remember that the process of SELF APPRECIATION and creating an unshakable sense of worth regardless of what is happening in our lives takes practice takes practice it’s a skill that we can all learn and an important one!

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Self Appreciation (Part 1)

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EP10: CREATE AN UNSHAKABLE SENSE OF WORTH

The Claim The Lead Podcast is a weekly conversation with your host Teena Evert MA, LMFT, LAC, PC. She is the Founder & CEO of Claim The Lead, where she specializes in job burnout solutions and personal leadership development for healthcare professionals.

Through interviews and stories Teena will explore all aspects of personal leadership, which is the leadership of the self connected to the emotional and psychological well being of women to help develop greater self-awareness, satisfaction and success in life, work and love.

Today’s topic is SELF APPRECIATION creating an unshakable sense of worth regardless of what is happening in our lives. This is an IMPORTANT topic, especially for women. At first self appreciation can feel a bit strange or uncomfortable. We can often mistake feeling good about ourselves with something we’re not supposed to do or thinking of it as arrogance or feeling better than somebody.

But this is simply not true. Arrogance is about feeling better than other people. Self Appreciation is about feeling good about ourselves because we are uniquely who we are. Therefore, self appreciation is really fundamental to building our best lives.

In this episode you’ll learn you’ll learn:

♥ How to work towards developing self appreciation 

♥ How to embody the potential of becoming your most desired self

♥ How to begin to build your best life

Ways to Connect Directly with Teena

Send her an email at podcast@teenaevert.com and say HELLO! Let her know about your own process of creating greater self appreciation in your life.

APPLY to be a guest on the Podcast

Schedule a FREE Consultation

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Money Mindset For Women

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EP9: MONEY MANAGEMENT

The Claim The Lead Podcast is a weekly conversation with your host Teena Evert MA, LMFT, LAC, PC. She is the Founder & CEO of Claim The Lead, where she specializes in job burnout solutions and personal leadership development for healthcare professionals.

Through interviews and stories Teena will explore all aspects of personal leadership, which is the leadership of the self connected to the emotional and psychological well being of women to help develop greater self-awareness, satisfaction and success in life, work and love.

In today’s episode we’re talking about MONEY with my delightful guest Clare Dube who is a Financial Therapist who specializes in daily money management for women (and couples) couples). She is also the Founder of SMART chats®, a financial conversation process for Saving Money And Relationships Together. She helps couples in money conflict go from chaos to clarity and connection. Clare’s work and advice has been featured in Forbes, US News & World Report, Acorn and Yahoo Finance.

In this episode you’ll learn about:

♥ Best practices for managing your money mindset

♥ What it really means to be SMART with money

♥ How to clean up your money problems

♥ Take the fear out of your finances

Where To Find Clare

Clare’s Website 

Clare’s Facebook page  

Clare on Linkedin 

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The Art of Mental Toughness

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EP8: HOW TO NOT SUCK AT LIFE

The Claim The Lead Podcast is a weekly conversation with your host Teena Evert MA, LMFT, LAC, PC. She is the Founder & CEO of Claim The Lead, where she specializes in job burnout solutions and personal leadership development for healthcare professionals.

Through interviews and stories Teena will explore all aspects of personal leadership, which is the leadership of the self connected to the emotional and psychological well being of women to help develop greater self-awareness, satisfaction and success in life, work and love.

In today’s episode, I am speaking with Val Jones, a former professional figure skater and now motivational speaker who shares her knowledge and wisdom of mental toughness. Val is an an expert in overcoming obstacles. Her story starts at age 5 when she started figure skating until she retired due to injuries at 19.

The rigors of skating over those many years put a huge burden on her body. Over a period of 5 years, Val had to endure 5 different major surgeries. Some of these were from the wear and tear of skating, while others were just life throwing her a curveball.  

Through it all, Val has learned how to persevere. She will not let these obstacles or others get in her way. Val’s story is far from complete and she continues to Never Give Up.

In this episode you’ll learn:

♥ How to stand up to life’s obstacles

♥ Why quitting is never the solution

♥ What it means to train and not suck at life

Where to Find Val

Website: http://www.valjonesspeaks.com/

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Own Your Power

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EP7: PERSONAL LEADERSHIP MASTERY

The Claim The Lead Podcast is a weekly conversation with your host Teena Evert MA, LMFT, LAC, PC. She is the Founder & CEO of Claim The Lead, where she specializes in job burnout solutions and personal leadership development for healthcare professionals.

Through interviews and stories Teena will explore all aspects of personal leadership, which is the leadership of the self connected to the emotional and psychological well being of women to help develop greater self-awareness, satisfaction and success in life, work and love.

In today’s episode, my intention is to help you gain greater clarity on how you can best Own Your Power as woman in business by sharing with you 5-Steps To Personal Leadership Mastery!

This is one of my favorite topics because these are the exact 5 steps that have made the biggest impact and transformation in my life, especially since I made the development of my personal leadership a top priority. The truth is, I was sick and tired of feeling down on myself and showing up dis-empowered, rather than believing in myself and showing up as my empowered self in every area of my life – with friends, colleagues, clients, family even when I was spending time alone.

I learned how to consistently show up with a higher vibration or at least recognize that I always had a choice about how I showed up. I learned to show up in a way that was true to myself and this felt really good. From this experience, I am excited to share this information with you. If it brings you hope and inspiration to seek professional support (because you can’t go it alone) then I have done my job in guiding you on your path to reaching your fullest potential.

Isn’t that what you want to strive for?

Why spend your precious time and energy being mediocre or settling for less than you know you deserve or just staying in a funk because that’s all you think you know how to do. Stop it I say, pick yourself up and get some support, guidance and help in turning your life around so you can be proud of standing in your own power and navigating life from a place that feels GOOD.

In this episode you will learn:

♥ To identify your biggest fear

♥ How to become more efficient

♠ Ways to uncover you deeper purpose

♥ Understand your relationship with power

♥ How to gain more time and energy


RESOURCES FOR YOU

OWN YOUR POWER: 5-Steps To Personal Leadership Mastery >>  DOWNLOAD WORKBOOK

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What Is Personal Leadership?

EP6: ASSESS YOUR INNER ADVANTAGE™

The Claim The Lead Podcast is a weekly conversation with your host Teena Evert MA, LMFT, LAC, PC. She is the Founder & CEO of Claim The Lead, where she specializes in job burnout solutions and personal leadership development for healthcare professionals.

Through interviews and stories Teena will explore all aspects of personal leadership, which is the leadership of the self connected to the emotional and psychological well being of women to help develop greater self-awareness, satisfaction and success in life, work and love.

Hey, welcome back to the Claim The Lead Podcast. I am so glad you’re listening to today’s episode, whether you’re already a subscriber and have been tuning in weekly to our shows or if this is your first time listening – WELCOME!

Today, I want to speak more about personal leadership so that you know exactly what it is and how it applies to you and your life.

I also have a personal leadership assessment that I promise to share with you at the end of this episode,  so you can determine whether you’re just living your life or truly claiming the lead.

For women, it’s our self doubt, lack of confidence and overwhelm that diminishes and erodes our power as natural leaders.

Personal Leadership is so important – in fact, renowned management expert Peter Drucker once called it, “The only leadership that’s going to matter in the 21st century.

Women leaders (at all levels) are looking for a means to become more influential and impactful in the workplace. They want to know how to feel more confident when challenged with difficult conversations and how to manage their energy and time day-to-day so they can have less overall stress and greater health and wellbeing. They want more authentic connections and relationships and feel powerful in their place of business as a leader.

Achieving gender parity is a common goal amongst women in the 21st century. Every day more women are stepping up into higher leadership positions and are looking for always to become more effective and impactful in their roles without compromising their own core values, but rather fully expressing their unique gifts and qualities as an emerging leader.

Women still get paid 82 cents on every dollar and believe they have to show up like a man and do a man’s job rather than embrace their feminine power. Self-doubt, lack of confidence and overwhelm are diminishing women’s power as natural leaders.

At Claim The Lead, we offer a variety of personal leadership development programs for women leaders (at all levels) to help them become the catalyst for change that is needed to achieve gender parity.

In this episode you will learn:

♥ What personal leadership is and isn’t.

♥ Why women should develop and strengthen their personal leadership.

♥ How to determine whether you’re just living your life or truly claiming the lead.

TAKE THE INNER ADVANTAGE™ ASSESSMENT

https://teenaevert.com/inner-advantage-assessment/

Powerful Practices To Maintain Optimal Weight and Vibrant Energy

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EP5: SIMPLE PRACTICES AND WHOLE FOODS

The Claim The Lead Podcast is a weekly conversation with your host Teena Evert MA, LMFT, LAC, PC. She is the Founder & CEO of Claim The Lead, where she specializes in job burnout solutions and personal leadership development for healthcare professionals.

Through interviews and stories Teena will explore all aspects of personal leadership, which is the leadership of the self connected to the emotional and psychological well being of women to help develop greater self-awareness, satisfaction and success in life, work and love.

Welcome to this week’s episode, which I think you will find very interesting especially if you are not in your 20’s or 30’s anymore. If this is the case, you might remember growing up during the era of fat-free diets. You may have experienced a variety of mental, emotional and physical problems related to not eating enough or not eating the right foods to maintain a healthy weight or give you vibrant energy. Although times have changed this old habits may still be negatively impacting your overall health and well being.

In today’s episode I have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Sarica Cernohous. She is a dedicated to helping women maintain their optimal weight and vibrant energy as they move beyond their 30s, using simple practices and whole foods. She is the Founder of Naturally Living Today and the author of “The Funky Kitchen”.

I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did!

In this episode you will learn:

♥ What is biohacking, food preparation and whole foods?

♥ Basic strategies women can use to manage a healthy weight.

♥ How to maintain the weight and energy you had in your 20’s and 30’s.

♥ The importance of taking care of the future YOU.

♥ How to boost your overall health and well-being.

Where to Find Sarica

Website: https://naturallylivingtoday.com

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